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Tuner and under drive

I'm thinking about picking this up for my trip, do you think its worth the $500 dollars for both items? I'll be driving like 3500 miles all highway so I'm not really looking for performance (thats a plus) but more fuel economy.
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You know my thoughts Trent. I am a bad influence haha.
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I did the math and if they both give me a 5 MPG increase (I'm thinking high) then that will only save me $116 total. If gas stays at $2 gallon (thinking low) then it will take me 17500 miles to break even. If gas goes back up to $4 it will take 1/2 that so 8750 something like that.

$500 is a lot, that would pay for a lot of other things.
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Do it! See if you notice a difference, a long trip should help with that
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Justin should chime in he has underdrive on his 3.0L now i think he likes it
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Do it! See if you notice a difference, a long trip should help with that
I don't want to do that. Spending $500 dollars just to see if maybe it will be worth it isn't something I like it to do.

I'm going to get the underdrive regardless I just don't know if I should get the tuner with it.
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I don't want to do that. Spending $500 dollars just to see if maybe it will be worth it isn't something I like it to do.

I'm going to get the underdrive regardless I just don't know if I should get the tuner with it.
its hard to come off the hip with 500 bucks, but the thing is, once you have bought the tuner, its yours to do what you wish. You have adjustability and data logging all together. If you ever need to get your truck custom tuned, you are one step ahead of most people... I dont think you would be disappointed buying both at once.
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The tuner will make a amazing difference also! get them both theyl be worth it!
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Yeah thats another big selling point is that its not just a one time bolt on like the pullies are. Hummmm I have an interview for a job tomorrow morning that I'm almost positive I'll get so following how that goes depends how much money I'll spend.
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The tuner will make a amazing difference also! get them both theyl be worth it!
Do you have one? Anymore info than just amazing difference?

Next question, what tune will be the best for mileage, anyone know?
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well i dont have one but wess had one in his 01 edge 3.0l he had a 4.10 ratio with 35's and it made his ranger way quicker off the line and got better mileage then mine with 33's and 4.56's thats the only reason why i say it makes a differnce not trying to be specific but i got the money to order one you want me to be the test dummy? lol
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I did the math and if they both give me a 5 MPG increase (I'm thinking high) then that will only save me $116 total. If gas stays at $2 gallon (thinking low) then it will take me 17500 miles to break even. If gas goes back up to $4 it will take 1/2 that so 8750 something like that.

$500 is a lot, that would pay for a lot of other things.

Don't count on it. I might have gotten 2mpg increase out of both. Do not buy them for mpg "increase". I'm not positive I'd spend the $350 again on a tuner now that i have one..I was told "awesome", "amazing", "OMFG" changes with the tuner...I wasn't impressed. Sorry to be a downer, but that is just my 2cents on the subject.
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Well I found one somewhere for $110, its an xcal 2 though. So I'm talking to bamachips now if I can still use that one. If I can I'll get it, I'm not going to pay 400 for it though.
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id get the tuner for sure. because you know it wont effect reliability. now idk if i would want to change pulleys then jump in a drive it 3500 miles. i would give those more time before i up and drove that far.
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Oh I'll be ordering the pullies within the next few weeks, trip isn't until the end of March
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hey trent talk to phil. Hes got the under drive and xcal 2 and all that good stuff...basically your truck but red.

I know he loves his set up, said its not for performance but increase torque enough that he can feel it.

Personally id get the tuner. It increased my gas mileage by 2mpg. Ive also got a jet chips tuner but just my 2 cents.
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If you do the pullies might as well do a efan while your at it. You might not notice it in the winter but come summer time and a/c you sure will.
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not trying to kill the subject but what are the best tunes for the x-cal3 like the one for the best mileage and the others for pure power and performance.. and does the x-cal3 fix the speedo... im trying to order one threw stuffforyourranger.com right now just things i need to know before i make the purchase
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hey trent talk to phil. Hes got the under drive and xcal 2 and all that good stuff...basically your truck but red.

I know he loves his set up, said its not for performance but increase torque enough that he can feel it.

Personally id get the tuner. It increased my gas mileage by 2mpg. Ive also got a jet chips tuner but just my 2 cents.
Oh yeah I forgot he had that stuff, I'll give him a shout.

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If you do the pullies might as well do a efan while your at it. You might not notice it in the winter but come summer time and a/c you sure will.
Is it hot in Texas in march lol, I really have no clue. If I don't get the tuner I'll get the e-fan.
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not trying to kill the subject but what are the best tunes for the x-cal3 like the one for the best mileage and the others for pure power and performance.. and does the x-cal3 fix the speedo... im trying to order one threw stuffforyourranger.com right now just things i need to know before i make the purchase
Yes xcal will fix the speedo
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Yes xcal will fix the speedo
but what are the best tunes? we've got 93 octane here in mobile or should i just stick with 87 and get 87 octane performance and mileage and get just 93 octane performance for my 3rd tune when i just want power and play?
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I asked the same question a few posts up lol
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I asked the same question a few posts up lol
lol someone needs to answer this for us!
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Its going to depend on the octane level in your area and what you do with the truck.
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