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Old 03-29-2012, 09:21 PM
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Default Best fuel economy programmer

I know there is hundreds of programmers out there for my 7.3, but what is the best programmer for fuel economy? And what about the best bang for the buck?

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:49 PM
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:48 PM
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What kind of numbers could I expect?

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Also, is there an advantage of a chip over a programmer?

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:13 AM
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IMO, don't buy a programmer for fuel economy. Driving style is what regulates good fuel economy. Granted, my mileage didn't change much when I threw in bigger injectors and a chip, it didn't go up...

The advantages of a chip over a programmer include shift on the fly, easy removing because it's not flashed onto your pcm, it just piggybacks the computer.

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Old 03-30-2012, 10:51 AM
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I gained a couple MPG when I added my evolution. So depending on driving style it could help. A custom tuned chip is the only thing I would run now.

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:28 PM
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So chips don't have negative effects if used correctly contrary to popular belief? I've always heard they screw your computer beyond repair, therefor I have always look down on them.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:35 PM
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So chips don't have negative effects if used correctly contrary to popular belief? I've always heard they screw your computer beyond repair, therefor I have always look down on them.
Not sure what popular belief your listening to but i would say that its not a majority belief that chips screw up your computer. Simply put, if you clean the contacts on your pcm too much and the pcm needs to be repaired, that's 100% on you. Follow install directions and you won't have problems.
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Would it be smart to install a pyro and boost gauge in addition to the chip?
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:42 PM
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Absolutely. An EGT gauge at the very least... Also, if you have an auto trans, trans temp gauge is important as well...
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:13 PM
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Ok great thanks a bunch for the help!
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