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Old 03-18-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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Does anyone have the superchips programmer, and if so, what were the results. Is it worth the money?

Does anyone have a K&N CAI 63 series? What kinda of mpg increase did you get.
I'm trying to save money at the pump with these two purchases.

I have a 2008 5.4L FX4.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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Do some quik searches on here.

300 bucks can go a long way for gas, vs the long time it will take you to regain the 300 spent on the tuner.
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I'm looking long term, being that gas prices are going to continue to rise. I pretty much only drive on the highway so i was wondering what kind of savings could be seen. (would the savings pay for the mods in the next year)
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My tuner was $425.00 + intake cost + dyno tuning @ 100.00. I picked up 44 RWHP and gained about 2 (TWO) MPG. Like Ty was saying it would take a LONG time to recoup your savings. I have since added a Roush SIDO exhaust system and MPG's are the same. To answer your question I don't think the savings would pay for your mods in a year. Our trucks have 30 gallon fuel tanks x 2 more MPG's would = an extra 60 miles per (full) tank and at the current price of approximately $3.50 per gallon figuring MPG @ 16 it would be a savings of roughly $17.50 per tank full of gas used. So if you spend $600.00 on a tuner and CAI it would take you using 34 fill ups to recoup your money ( 80 extra miles per tank : 16 MPG = 5 gals. of gas x $3.50 per gal. = $17.50 savings per tank full) ( $600.00 cost : $17.50 savings per fill up = 34.285 fill ups to equal the $600.00 spent ). Heck after doing the math mabye you can pay for it in a year. What do you think, is my math off? Does this even make sense? LOL now I am confused!!! Ty help me bro.
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I'm just glad to see someone take a stab at the math, lol

It looks right to me if that helps at all. It all depends on your baseline mpg, and numerous other factors like what octane gas you are filling up with, price of gas, driving style, other mods, elevation, and the weather.
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Cool, thanks Ty. Yeah I re-did the math and if you pick up 2 MPG's, and at $3.50 a gallon of fuel YOU CAN DO IT! That is if you fill up 34 times a year. OP what do you think?
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I think it is possible, but like a few members on here have said before, you mod your truck for more power, and any MPG increase should be seen as a bonus, not the driving force behind getting mods.
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Yeah I know what you mean Ty my Roush ex. should have picked up MPG's but I am playing with the throttle more so no mpg pick up for now.
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Exactly, if its there, you know your going to use it!
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I guess that's why Mike Troyer wouldn't answer my son or me when we asked him " what kind of fuel savings would we see?" We asked several times during the long dyno tuning session and he just keep on tuning LOL.
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