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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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What chip setting for best MPG

I have 2000 psd F250 4x4 with the edge with attuide and the evolution. When I run empty I run the evo in tow and the attuide on 3. Towing 10K I run the same. I know alot of you guys are running the Dp but I am looking at settings for all chips.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 01:56 AM
 
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Re: What chip setting for best MPG

Ideally the best MPG will come from the setting with the most timing, and highest injection pressure.

That would naturally be your "hottest" tune. There exceptions however to this, if you have the cruise set and the hottest tune stabs at the throttle when you come to a hill and you see a slight puff of smoke, there went all the MPG gains you attained by using that setting.

If I am empty cruising on the interstate in relatively flat terrain, I will use my race or extreme setting, if it is a highway or more hilly on the interstate, I will use my 80 econo tune.

The 80 is the best all around for MPG.

Towing is another exception to running the higher tunes for mpg, towing I usually get the best in my tow setting, or 80.
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I have 2000 psd F250 4x4 with the edge with attuide and the evolution. When I run empty I run the evo in tow and the attuide on 3. Towing 10K I run the same. I know alot of you guys are running the Dp but I am looking at settings for all chips.

the more time spent here the more you will want, dp

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"Gregrob"So your saying if you run your hottest setting or close to your hottest setting and grandpa drive the truck you should have better mileage than your economy tune? Im running DP's older chip.

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"Gregrob"So your saying if you run your hottest setting or close to your hottest setting and grandpa drive the truck you should have better mileage than your economy tune? Im running DP's older chip.
Yes, you should notice a little difference.
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Well then I gonna give that a try, thats if I dont get power hungry. I think my 100 setting would be a good start, instead of my 120.

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Thanks. I bought the edge stuff before I found the diesel sites and now want the DP chip but cant justify buying it because I dont think much power will be gained over the 2 I have. Thanks For the imput
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Thanks. I bought the edge stuff before I found the diesel sites and now want the DP chip but cant justify buying it because I dont think much power will be gained over the 2 I have. Thanks For the imput

Are you serious? Damn do you realize that the edge stuff is generic? I will say this because I have owned both an edge,and a superchips then I saw the light. I do have a 7.3 but all I will tell you is that you are leaving alot on the table . Get a chip from D.P. and it will be night and day. I too was a non-believer.

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I was under the impression that with my staked edge stuff I wouldn't gain much. Now if I had an auto it would be alot differnt.
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dude you dont know what your missing out on. i was the same way. them i got some DI tunes....wow is all i could say.

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