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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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I am new to this site. i was hoping I could get some feed back on who's chip I should buy.

My main goal is better fuel economy - who has the best chip out there to accomplish this?

I know it's a truck and i am prepared to hear all the obvious replys.

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if you not planning any major mods...superchips is your best bet..
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Not looking for any performance mods, just a little bit better gas milage. I should have mentioned its a 2003 Ram 2500 with the 5.7 Hemi.

i am currently getting 11 MPG do you know what kind of increase I could see. the truck has 60,000 miles and id bone stock.

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If you could go to the top of the page to the User Cp and complete your profile that would be great . Helps us see what you have when your posting a question . I would have to say your running a hemi . Diablosport Predator is your best choice , hands down .
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Not looking for any performance mods, just a little bit better gas milage. I should have mentioned its a 2003 Ram 2500 with the 5.7 Hemi.

i am currently getting 11 MPG do you know what kind of increase I could see. the truck has 60,000 miles and id bone stock.

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superchips then you may get 1-3 mpg at most
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diablosport will improve your highway mileage by about the same amount. The keys (as with any tuner, or even without) are staying off the go pedal, and avoiding heavy traffic as much as possible.

The predator is pretty close to the same price as the superchips tuners, and I've heard better things about the predator than any other brand of tuner (and I really like my predator), so I'd stick with DiabloSport.
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I'd go with the Predator. It will do everything the other offerings will but has a lot more good functionality that you'll use right off the bat.

And, when you need the additional functions of logging, loading a custom tune or adding fuel to fix a lean air / fuel ratio situation (which you already have if you are running the stock program) it's already part of the tool.

There's a lot to the Predator that isn't offered by the competition. And, the customer service there is top notch!
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Not looking for any performance mods, just a little bit better gas milage. I should have mentioned its a 2003 Ram 2500 with the 5.7 Hemi.

i am currently getting 11 MPG do you know what kind of increase I could see. the truck has 60,000 miles and id bone stock.

Thanks!
what gears are on the truck now? also, what size tires?
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