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Old 11-14-2007
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Originally Posted by wydopnthrtl
Yes the x-cal (base tunes from SCT) do keep it locked up more. Especially in the "TQ" tune. Having it go unlocked longer/later is the opposite of what you want. You want it to stay locked *more*.
This is what i said. Could be one reason why a tuner gives you better mileage numbers. Another reason for me to buy one.

Originally Posted by wydopnthrtl
The SCT live link does not allow/calculate instant mileage. But there are other products out there that do.
Oh well. I probably won't invest any extra money into finding out. I'll just go by what I know works for my other truck. There can't be too much difference in what speed it locks in OD.

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btw, I find it interesting in the milage me and the Mrs can get out of the same car. She took my truck the other day and did about 30 miles of local running around and used pert near a 1/4 of a tank! If I didn't know better I'd think she stops and just pours some out at every light! Or maybe she's like sammy haggar in "I can't drive 55" One foot on the brake and one on the gas..
She probably adjusts her speed a lot. I think my wife does this. Even though I drive a lot harder than her. I have an almost bald right rear tire to prove it. lol
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Oh sorry. I thought you meant you'd like a tune where the convertor slips until a higher speed is reached.

When she drives the truck for a week, she'll use 1/2 a tank and only drive 100miles at best. On the other hand I avg about 365-375 in between fillups. And I too accelerate harder than does she.

Tell you this too. My daughter is 19now and I did not teach her to drive the way she does. Good grief! She's litterally GO / STOP There is no in between with her. Scares me to be a passanger... and her mechanic.


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