actually, I went from 14mpg at best to 25mpg or so. I still have to see what this fill up gets me, but I expect 22mpg or better. the longevity of the engine is way better. the regen system I pulled out, dilutes the oil with raw fuel.1100 ft-lb, HOLY COW!!! There went the fuel econ and longevity of the engine!
yes, that was a prerequisite to which truck to buy.So.... the question is: Will Jill's camper fit?
so is your primary motivation for "tuning" it is fuel economy? 20mpg+ is rather awesome if you can sustain that at our hwy speeds of 70mph or greater.it all depends on how you drive it. I'm not racing the truck or doing sled pulls like some guys in the midwest. also not street racing it, obviously. the engine is designed to handle more power than I have it tuned to also. there's a guy with a diesel performance shop running 1190whp on nitrous in his. obviously, it has a built tranny, head studs, etc, but the bottom end is still stock. and he just upped it to over 1200hp at the wheels this last weekend (said the dyno couldn't read the torque)
here's a cool vid of it. disregard the other truck that has a nitrous backfire.
YouTube - KEMTUNED1074at13376.MP4
that is the primary goal, plus towing ability and increased longevity. my mileage so far is all IN TOWN and is still above 25mpg. I'm very happy with that!so is your primary motivation for "tuning" it is fuel economy? 20mpg+ is rather awesome if you can sustain that at our hwy speeds of 70mph or greater.
that is the primary goal, plus towing ability and increased longevity. my mileage so far is all IN TOWN and is still above 25mpg. I'm very happy with that!
I will. it got about 15-16 at 75 stock on the drive back to NM from Tx. my guess will be 22-24. they say best milage is 60-65 on the highway. I'll do a little at 75 on the way home tomorrow on Paseo del Volcan and see where the milage creeps.I'm dying to know what a cruising speed on the hwy produces in the mpg dept. I bet you'll be lucky to see 20 doing 75mph, which is still awesome. Let us know when you find out.
Load up Jill's camper and we'll all go for a ride at the same time.
I bet it wouldn't spin tires, but the camper would slide off the bed, bolted down or not. or a wheelie. we'd have to get that on video!With all that weight over the rear wheels it just might do a wheelie.