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Programmers?? best one???

Postby Coach [OP] » Jan 11 2012, 9:05pm

I recently intalled a 7.5 RCX lift on my 2011 Z71 crew cab with 35 nittos with 20's. before all this i was getting 17ish MPG and now im getting around 11.5-12 TOPS!!!! i knew it would hurt my fuel milage but not that much. I love my truck but she is killing me on gas. So here are my questions:
1. What would be the best programmer to help with everything like tire size, shift point help, MPG, Power, towing ETC.
2. What mods can i do to also help my efficiency on gas?

Please keep in mind it is under full factory warranty still so i dont want to void that in any way if i can keep from it! Thank you for all suggestions!
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Postby codysown » Jan 11 2012, 9:57pm

At best your looking at 2 MPG increase. As for the warranty, there is a TSB out there that is telling dealers to check the history for changes. So it depends on your dealer and how they handle it.
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Postby zacharyh687 » Jan 11 2012, 10:06pm

To be honest you should also look into changing gear ratios as well. I bet your trans gets confused and does not shift at the right times. And a tuner will help but if you were to do a tuner and a gear ratio change you could possibly get most of the lost mpg's back.
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Postby gmctruckguy » Jan 12 2012, 12:10am

Lol, this is a good one. If you want a little better mpg then gears will help plus an InTune programmer, won't be long until they have TCM support. Other than that take the lift out and smaller tires. You hoisted a square box up 10" inches into the air, decreased aerodynamics, increased drag coefficient, increased rolling resistance and load on the engine. I'm suprised your getting that good of mileage. Just a realists opinion.
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Postby starspangled6.0 » Jan 12 2012, 12:18am

+1

Big lifts = big MPG drops. I think Diablo has the best tuners on the market, since they allow for custom tuning. If the truck is really sluggish, you might want to get new gear ratios, but I don't think that will help the MPG rating. However, custom tuning is probably your best bet, but you'll never get back to 17 MPG with that lift, unless you start throwing huge chunks of cash at the engine (like putting on a turbo).
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Postby yamaha911 » Jan 12 2012, 12:27am

I have a 5.3 running 35s on 18s on a 6.5 In Lift and I was in your same boat about a month ago.
After A LOT of research and tearing apart this site and buyer reviews, I decided to get the Hypertech Max Energy programmer. it has two tuning modes, Premium fuel and regular fuel. It has the ability to turn off AFM, adjust top speed, rev limiter, shift points, tire size, and calibrate for different gear ratios, as well as the option to turn back to stock settings (a must, because I am under warranty as well). I have also noticed about a 2-3 MPG increase and a decent amount more power gains in the premium fuel tune. (Hypertech claims 28HP W/Premium and like 17HP W/Regular). I bought mine on autoanything.com, they have free shipping and damn good prices. I couldnt be happier with it.
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Postby offroadman83 » Jan 12 2012, 12:47am

Gears...gears...gears!
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Postby longears » Jan 12 2012, 1:11am

lose the lift. just level the front end,like the others said you put that thing up in the air and your milage goea away. I had 04 with 4 inch suspension lift and the best i got roughly was 18.5 highway with the wind at my back.
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Postby yamaha911 » Jan 12 2012, 5:54am

Hahaha dont lose the lift, no one who puts a 7.5IN lift on is gonna settle for a leveling kit for a couple MPGs anyways.
Just get a tuner, exhuast, and a CAI and you will see a descent increase power in MPGs.
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Re: Programmers?? best one???

Postby TexasZ71 » Jan 12 2012, 7:24am

gears will give you the most noticeable difference. if not your gonna trash your tranny.

if i were you, i would get gears first, to save your tranny. if you still want more mpgs down the road...get a programmer.

i have 3.73s and 33s and it is PERFECT. 4.10s and 35s. and 4.56s for 37s.

buddy of mine had a 02 silverado with a 10 bolt rear end (axle), 40 in tires, and 3.73s. 3 months later his tranny took a dumb. got a new tranny. 4 months after that his axle shafts split. after that he finally gave in and got 4.88s. 4 years later, and 2 sets of 40s later...he hasnt had a single problem
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