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Old 12-29-2010, 10:35 PM
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Well I have a 2002 1500 5.9L 4x4 Ram Sport... And im sad to say i'm only getting 10mpg or less at times... i just moved up from a ford f150 in which i was getting 18mpg in...thats about the only thing i miss about the ford...

I was looking on ebay and there are a bunch of performance chips for my truck in the range of $30 that say they add 3-7 mpg and 40hp...that seems cheap to me, what do you think of those chips, has anyone looked? Are there better chips that i should get? I'd like to know, i'd like to see atleast 15mpg out of this beast, more would be better...
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I bought one of those "chips" from eBay and it didn’t really do anything, at least nothing that noticeable. All those things are are resistors that you wire in to trick your rigs computer. If you want something that will improve your gas mileage your gonna have to buy an actual chip and they are all expensive. Also try aftermarket stuff like air intake systems, exhaust systems, ect...
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:33 PM
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thought that there would be more replys on this... well should i get an expensive chip first to save the most gas or is there something else i should do first that may be a little cheaper...atm i have a single exhaust im sure its stock...
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I'd go with an intake and exhaust first. Get more air in and out of the engine. That will help efficiency.

Then, for a bit more power but not a lot more in efficiency or MPG, you could get a SuperChips 3865 or contact B&G Performance for a re-program of your existing computer.
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any brand intake and exhaust known for saving gas at all?

as far as exhaust your saying go with a dual prolly... is there anything i should get installed on the exhaust like glass paks or anything...i want a deep good rumble sound...dont want annoying loud...

and as far as intake?
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going with the exahust or intake would be a cheeper way to go... ive been looking for an exauhst for my truck as well... course i'm going louder but i have come across the cherry bomb turbo which sounds more of what you want... also mangaflow and flowmaster are great brands to look at, tho they're more on the expencive side.
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For intake, look up Trick Flow. They're the same thing as a K&N CAI, because they're a sister company. They're literally rebranded products for $100 cheaper. The instructions are from K&N. I've seen then on Summit Racings page
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I bought a spectre CAI and it seems to be of good quality for only costing $92 shipped to my house. It came in today,and we happened to have a 55 degree day on the last day of December here in Pa so I got to put it on.

It will probably be a week or two before I can tell what it really does performance wise, but from all the old threads I've read on here the people that had them were all happy with the performance outcome as well as the Mileage increase.
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[QUOTE=97ram2500;395637]I bought a spectre CAI and it seems to be of good quality for only costing $92 shipped to my house. \

97ram2500 where did you find this for $92?
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97ram2500 where did you find this for $92?
Guy is selling them on ebay. Mine came in quick,brand new in the unopened box from spectre. $69.99 buy it now and $22 for shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Spect...Q5fAccessories
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