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    Posted: 09 Sep 2018 at 6:25pm
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Originally posted by Keith-N-Dar

I asked a family member the same question a couple years ago.  He is heavy into tuning diesel trucks, and he said that between a chip and a chrome exhaust tip on a gas engine the exhaust tip would give the most improvement.  Since my truck came with one I decided I was done.




+1     I always have chrome exhaust tips for the extra horsepower! Dual exhaust/tips doubles the effective gain.

On a more serious note, IMHO, if the truck were newer, I'd swap the "pumpkin" (rear gear), if I did anything. However, running what you have may be the best - it would take a long time in gas savings to recoup any significant upgrades. Your mileage doesn't seem too far out of line. You have a serious truck and they just use a certain amount of fuel.

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Originally posted by Keith-N-Dar

I asked a family member the same question a couple years ago.  He is heavy into tuning diesel trucks, and he said that between a chip and a chrome exhaust tip on a gas engine the exhaust tip would give the most improvement.  Since my truck came with one I decided I was done.
I agree that there is not much that could be done with an oil burner. But a gasser can get more benefit from a tune than most other "traditional" sorts of performance mods. Things that don't add as much as you might expect: dual exhaust/crossovers, CAI, "better" air filters. Stock intake/exhaust systems are fairly sophisticated on newer vehicles (say ~~ 2013 and newer). Also, understand that a tuner won't just change the intake/exhaust/iginition timing, but will also affect the transmission shifting.

All that said, a 3/4 ton truck of that vintage, you're probably wise to leave it alone.
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I've tried several tuners.  Improved mpgs a bit for daily driving but not for towing.  When the throttle is wide open, it is wide open.  I do still use a tune on my Chevy, partly for better daily mpg, partly because I like the differences it offers when I need to step on it, including when towing.
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