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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best Fuel Mileage Tuner?

I need a tune for towing a total of 21,000 lbs. (includes truck weight) and the issue is not power.
The truck is acceptable in that regard. All I want is a tune that modifies whatever it takes to maximize engine efficiency, therefore fuel mileage.
Maybe this means changing the timing, locking the convertor sooner, but I would think NOT adding fuel.
Having a fuel computer that reads correctly when finished would be nice also, as I hear that some tuners cause the computer gauge readout on the dash to read incorrectly.
Any fuel mileage gains should be proven with the hand calculated method.
A brake function by way of the turbos outlet valve at low highway speeds, to help with braking on downhill runs with a trailer, would be nice. Again, I hear that some tunes only brake at fairly high speeds.
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Re: Best Fuel Mileage Tuner?

what year of truck?

08 250= sold
2005 CCSB 6.0= sold
2011 CCLB 350 dually lariat, 4x4, 6.7 all stock
95 ex cab long bed f250,4x4,7.3 auto with 4.10s and swamps tuning, 3 inch dp.for sale!!!
2002 ex cab long bed 4x4 7.3 auto. Stock and 294k on the clock.
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Re: Best Fuel Mileage Tuner?

I'll bet its an 02 going by the user name.

99.5 F-350 SRW 6 speed mods:PHP live tuned., MSD propane system, snow water injection,DDP stage 1 injectors,AFE stage II air intake,ITP boost regulater,3.5 turbo back exaust,FASS fuel system. Gulf Coast oil bypass filtration, ITP reg. return, HPX oil line , GTP 38r with 1.15,EBPV delete. 430,000 miles,Adrenaline HPOP
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Re: Best Fuel Mileage Tuner?

Very sorry to leave out such pertinent info!
It is indeed an '02.
Automatic, crewcab, dually, 5th wheel, 4wd, stock tires,
muffler delete, cleanable filter in the airbox, ATS compressor housing.
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Re: Best Fuel Mileage Tuner?

Matt at GearHead Performance is a good tuner for the best millage. I love his tunes.

1999.5 F-250 7.3l 4x4 6 spd Ported Heads, Head studs, valve springs, DI Push Rods, DI RR, 38R, Walbro fuel pump, 238cc Injectors from Nate @ Unlimited Diesel and Tuned by Matt @ Gearhead Automotive


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Re: Best Fuel Mileage Tuner?

well i only have personal experience with 6.0 and the 6.4 lol however i hear good things about truck source diesel and their tunes

08 250= sold
2005 CCSB 6.0= sold
2011 CCLB 350 dually lariat, 4x4, 6.7 all stock
95 ex cab long bed f250,4x4,7.3 auto with 4.10s and swamps tuning, 3 inch dp.for sale!!!
2002 ex cab long bed 4x4 7.3 auto. Stock and 294k on the clock.
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Re: Best Fuel Mileage Tuner?

I have a di chip and got 21mpg on my 02.

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