Any ideas on what computer to get for my new Expedition?

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  1. fakirone

    fakirone OT ex-con, I hate the Mods

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    I just bought a new (for me) '05 Expedition and I want to get a computer programmer for it. I'm more concerned about getting better gas mileage than I am about power, even though I wouldn't mind some more power since I'll be towing my boat with it.
    So what I'm asking, is does anyone have any solid suggestions as to which one I should get? I know very little about full size Trucks/SUV's and need some guidance here.
     
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    its a gas truck. Those programmers don't do shit. Unless you're gonna s/c it, don't even bother.
     
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    dont get anything. they dont do anything on gas engines.
     
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    Ghey...
     
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    Any other ideas for a couple miles per gallon, besides trade it in.
     
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    This is always a funny question. Think about it. If there was some "magic mpg fix" why didn't the manufacturer install it? It doesn't exist. It's a truck. Gas mileage is going to be "meh" and that's just the way it's gonna be.
     
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    Yeah it really doesn't make any sense in trying to increase your mpg for a truck. I mean you could get exhuast and intake for ~$600 and increase your mpg by maybe 2. Going from like 13 to 15 in your case. Do the math how many miles you would have to drive in order to have a ROI. About 30k miles until you came close to paying for your exhuast and intake. Now...you can get these if you want them for more towing ability, or coolness factor, but in terms of saving $$ it really just doesn't make any sense.
     
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    The main thing is keep your foot out of the throttle. You'd be surprised what driving like an old man can do.
     
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    . although maybe those tornado things u see on TV......on second thought no
     
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    It isn't a HUGE concern of mine, I mean I do drive a lifted Jeep as my daily driver (it's like a washing machine with a parachute with the top down) so I'm used to shitty gas mileage. My Jeep gets 11 on average, close to 12 if I keep the top up and stay OFF the gas.
    I just figured that with all of the electronics out there I might be able to tune it a bit to get extra mpg here, power for towing there, but it sounds like they only really work for diesels. Which is prolly why I'm in here asking you guys. I've seen and read about a ton of good products for diesel trucks, I just couldn't find one for gas. Now I know why.
     
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    honestly, i got a hypertech for my ZR2 cause i put 35s on it and 4.56s, and i wanted to use the hypertech to calibrate the speedo and clear any check engine lights i might get. I put the power program on just for shits and grins and yeah the butt dyno could feel a few extra ponies, but with that power program, you have to run premium fuel. I really dont think its worth it. I think i paid something like 150-200 for a used hypertech off e-bay. I think brand new they go for 300+. So basically you would pay 300 bucks, and 3.15+/gallon just so you could gain 1 mpg or 2, and thats only if you keep your foot out of the throttle with your new found horsepower.

    Not worth it in my book. But its america, do what you want.
     
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    Good info, thanks. Maybe if I find one extra cheep I might pick it up, otherwise I'll just stay where I'm at.
    I still love my new truck. :wiggle:
     

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