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    This is off topic but it's time to turn in the tahoe. With 4 kids pretty much my only option is a suburban. I was really hoping they where going to put out the diesel version this year but they didnt. The tahoe pulled the boat ok and sucked when pulling a 30 ft travel trailer. Gas milage sucks too, the computer says i'm getting around 13 MPG (stock, with k&n replacement filter only). Now i'm wondering what a larger, heavier suburban is going to do and feel like. With gas prices on the up, i'm trying to think of some ways to improve it's MPG and give it a bit more power. I was thinking about adding a K&N system which is suppose to give it around 10 HP. Looking at their graphs though it only does that over 4000 RPM so i doubt this is going to help MPG or cruising at all. Another thing i've been thinking a lot about is a programmer, specifically the hypertech ones. They claim 2-4 MPG. Anybody have any thoughts or experience?
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    i dont think, on a gasser, your going to improve mpg by adding a tuner / programmer. but on a diesel, in most cases, the hotter the tune, the better the millage. buy a crew cab with a duramax!! you will not regret it. my 08 lmm is an animal with a mild tune/ dpf delete, and it will get about 20 mpg if i cruise it. not sure about towing with it yet, but i do know it will be fun

    i can stand on it, rolling about 20 mph, and light up the 33's for about 40 feet through a couple gears. cram the kids in there if not, hold out for a diesel suburban, they gotta be commin soon. or if you got lots of coin to spend, get one from duraburb.

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    You really need to go the Diesel route Shaun! I have a v10 Excursion on 37's that I tow the boat with and a 26' toy hauler during Glamis season. Don't get me wrong, I love my Ex, but wish it was the diesel...

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    We used to sell a lot of Hypertech programmers (well over 2000 of them). imo they are a good product. mpg increase will happen "if" you don't keep your foot in it all the time. If you drive it hard towing you probably won't see much mileage difference. You will get the power they claim though, their dyno sheets are pretty accurate. They actually purchase new vehicles to test their programmers on.

    I no longer sell them because the market price was so whored up we could barely make $20 on a programmer. But they are a good product and programmed to be safe, not ultimate max power where bad stuff starts to happen, imo.

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    im my previous vehicles, i've always programmed them, exhaust, intake, all kinds of stuff. the best i ever did was send my ECU off in my 05 titan to get a custom tune to my gears, 35" tires, exhaust intake and everything. that gave me about 60hp total with all my other add ons.

    if you're looking for the power and room, either wait for the suburban with the dirtymax or find a low mileage 7.3 excursion! chip the shit outta them and hammer down! haha. PPE chips are pretty badass, a close family friend had put an extra (i believe) 350hp to his, but had to do a shit ton of work to keep up with it... (sump welded into the tank, electric fuel pump, bigger fuel rails, and i dont even know what went into the tranny. but it would leave like a bat outta hell!) technology is there for the diesels.
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    Save The $ Keep It Stock. The Biggest Saving Is Keeping Your Throttle Foot Light While Driving.

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    Chevy said the diesel suburban was going to come out in 2010 and nothing... then 2011 and nothing. I'm starting to wonder if they are going to come out with it at all. I have no choice but to get a new vehicle. This vehicle is a lease and the lease is up and now i need to grab something new. I cant buy anything old because my company pays for the cars and it needs to be a lease. Ford no longer makes there excursion, and nobody else makes anything with room! A truck wont work because i have 2 Kids in car seats so having 4 of them sit across the back row wont work. I'm sure as hell not going to put one of them up front in between us.

    I really don't want to mod the vehicle at all, i was just thinking that if i can pickup a little extra HP plus a few MPG by adding a programmer i might as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Chevy said the diesel suburban was going to come out in 2010 and nothing... then 2011 and nothing. I'm starting to wonder if they are going to come out with it at all. I have no choice but to get a new vehicle. This vehicle is a lease and the lease is up and now i need to grab something new. I cant buy anything old because my company pays for the cars and it needs to be a lease. Ford no longer makes there excursion, and nobody else makes anything with room! A truck wont work because i have 2 Kids in car seats so having 4 of them sit across the back row wont work. I'm sure as hell not going to put one of them up front in between us.

    I really don't want to mod the vehicle at all, i was just thinking that if i can pickup a little extra HP plus a few MPG by adding a programmer i might as well.
    What about ordering a custom Diesel Ford 250 Van with 4x4

    Those things are the $hit!

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    We did the Hypertech programmer, K&N and Gibson on my 2008 Silverado with 5.3. I gained 3-4 miles per gallon on the 87 tune and when I stepped on it, it moved. Here is the article we did on it. 2008 Chevy Silverado - Exhaust - Cold Air Intake - Programmer - Sport Truck Magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.O.T View Post
    Save The $ Keep It Stock. The Biggest Saving Is Keeping Your Throttle Foot Light While Driving.
    x2!!!! the only thing ive tested on customer trucks that works, increases mpg is a cold air induction kit and free flowing muffler systems from the catback. anytime you free up the intake tract and exhaust, it helps mileage. EVERYTIME ive installed a programmer for a customer, wether it be gas or diesel, it hurt the mileage alotttttt! there's no such thing as increasing stock hp by programming without adding fuel

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    duraburb!!! check them out.

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    There are some tricks to making it get better gas mileage with tuning software, but I can promise you it can't be done with a hand held tuner (like hypertech). It would require EFILive or HPTuners and some intricate know-how of tuning GM PCMs.

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