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Old 12-16-2012, 11:04 PM
precision8m precision8m is offline
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Originally Posted by hosejockey2002 View Post
That's one of the funniest things I've ever read. It takes FUEL to make power, period. It's possible to make an engine more efficient by improving intake and exhaust as well as adjusting injection timing. But to get more hp, especially the really hot tunes it takes more fuel. Everyone I've talked to that has chipped a truck for more power really likes it but they admit that mpg is the first thing to go once the power is turned up.
Gotta say that it's true. First hand experience too. 180 mile trip there with chip off at 18 mpg. 180 miles back with the chip all the way on, 24 mpg. That was the only difference.

Sure, you lose mileage if you can't keep from slamming the pedal.
Walker, Toro, Stihl

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