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Old 09-25-2014, 02:08 AM
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Hi guys, I have two questions for you all 1) I pull a 32ft enclosed trailer and was told if i chip my truck that it would put to much strain on tranny and take it out. Is this true?... 2) I was told there are 3 mufflers under it and if i was to take the one that's under the box out and replace with a pipe i would gain horse and gas mileage. Is there any fact to that as well ?
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:13 AM
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I have a bully dog tuner and power wise, there is a noticable difference.. MPG wise.. no. Worse maybe even... maybe thats just winter fuel, but certainly not better... As for the exhaust there are 2 mufflers in line.. i whacked both of mine off and did a flowmaster cat-back system and it sounds MEAN but again.. no MPG improvement... and when i say no improvement I mean nothing to write home about.. maybe im getting .2 more? I only get 14MPG avg anyways.. 16 or so highway and 12 city..
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Does your truck have MDS? If so, then you may have a muffler and at least one, possibly two, resonators. I had two on mine. One right after the y-pipe and one after the main muffler. I cut both out and did a magnaflow cat-back exhaust. I'm not sure I got any MPG increase but the power and throttle responce is improved. I don't have any experience with chips, but I would like to get a superchips tuner at some point. My understanding is depending on which tune you use, you will see different results. And I believe most tuners have a towing specific tune.
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