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Old 04-26-2007
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Bama tuner question

With gas shooting up almost 30 cents a gallon by my house to 3.20 my dads keeping his scion now so that leaves me with my truck.

Im looking into the bama tuner for the e85 performance tune primarily for gas mileage. My question is how many more mpg will i see. My mods are volant air intake under the hood. Tire Size is stock with stock gear. Will it be worth the 400 dollar investment?
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i run the 91 perf tune and i gained about 50 miles to the tank
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I haven't had a chance to calculate my mileage yet, doing a bunch of other things with the truck right now that directly affect mileage.

Call Doug at Bamachips, he's really helpful and can guide you to the tunes that would be best for your type of driving. He can also answer any other questions about possible gains in mileage, torque, performance, etc. Don't worry, he won't try to strong arm you into buying one of his tuners. He's a really great guy.
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not enought to make it worth the $425 if that is why you are buying it just for milage...
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if i gain 50 miles per tank that a savings of 9-10 bucks per fill up at 4-5x per month which is a monthly savings of 40-50 bucks per month depending on the cost of gas so after 8 months it would pay for itself
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i doubt you will get 50 miles per tank.....
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i run the 91 perf tune and i gained about 50 miles to the tank
u tell me
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i doubt it......i only saw about a .5 (maybe) increase in my mpg......that is only about 10 miles per tank..........

you really can't buy a Bama tuner and expect to see milage increases.....when you install a tune, you are adding more fuel into the engine.....unless you retard the fuel and advance the spark (which you can only do so far on each grade of gas).........
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but yet when you tune it to put more fire and fuel you gain power thus changing your power to weight ratio.. which would give a stock truck better fuel mileage. but that also depends on driving style and if it's mostly interstate or town driving... i don't know it really depends on what tune you use too
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I only got around 0.5 mpg improvement with 87 octane and near 1 mpg with 91 octane improvement (city mileage) with the Bama program. If you drive it hard you will most likely see no improvement but you may get better mpg improvement if you drive easy.
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from what i hear the results i got are not the same as the rest of you. i was getting about 270 before the new tune, and after i installed it i was getting about 320-330. my driving style has stayed the same, so i guess i am just luckie
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1998 3.0L Regular Cab 32X11.50X15 AT's
Mods (that might affect mileage): K&N Drop in Filter

---Using 89 Octane E10 Gasoline
11/16/06 - 15.27 MPG
12/04/06 - 13.69 MPG
12/15/06 - 13.74 MPG
(AVG = 14.23 MPG)

***Installed E-Fan
---Using 89 Octane E10 Gasoline
12/28/06 - 15.11 MPG
01/11/07 - 15.13 MPG
01/18/07 - 15.66 MPG
(AVG = 15.30 MPG)

***Installed 20% Under Crank and Water Pump 20% Over Alternator Pulleys
---Using 89 Octane E10 Gasoline
01/22/07 - 14.45 MPG
01/28/07 - 14.66 MPG
02/16/07 - 14.26 MPG
02/26/07 - 14.69 MPG
03/16/07 - 15.21 MPG
03/31/07 - 15.12 MPG
(AVG = 14.73 MPG)


***Tuner arrived with 87 Mileage 87 Towing and 91 Performance Tunes
###Installed 87 Mileage Tune
---Using 89 Octane E10 Gasoline
04/09/07 - 15.52 MPG
04/12/07 - 15.77 MPG
(AVG = 15.65 MPG)


###Installed 91 Performance Tune
---Using 91 Octane Gasoline
4/26/07 - 16.41 MPG
(AVG = 16.41 MPG)

The E-Fan gave me about 1 MPG
The Pulleys lowered me about .5 MPG
(however, I think I was driving harder than normal as you can see that the mileage eventually returned)
The tuner set to 87 Mileage with 89 Octane E10 Gas gave me about .33 MPG
(i think the longer you leave the settings the same with the tuner the mileage will increase as the truck learns)
The tuner set to 91 Performance with 91 Octane Gas gave me about 1 MPG
(again i think the longer you leave the tune the same the mileage will increase to a point)

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man them rims are looking good on there Marc
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lol thanks justin p.s. don't get rid of your truck
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sorta wondering the same thing only plan on running 87 octane ( costs enough to feed the ranger as it is) with minimal mods is it worth the investment or better off going with jet? currently just have a mac intake..plan on getting a screamin demon coil and pulleys and either a dynomax or hearthrob exhaust kit...have a ebay chip from the honda i used to have sorta tempted to try it though i don't think it will improve anything..probably make it worse! lol..ranger is 2000 4x4 4.0 ( ithink all the 4x4s were 4.0)
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sorta wondering the same thing only plan on running 87 octane ( costs enough to feed the ranger as it is) with minimal mods is it worth the investment or better off going with jet? currently just have a mac intake..plan on getting a screamin demon coil and pulleys and either a dynomax or hearthrob exhaust kit...have a ebay chip from the honda i used to have sorta tempted to try it though i don't think it will improve anything..probably make it worse! lol..ranger is 2000 4x4 4.0 ( ithink all the 4x4s were 4.0)
if its the cheap ebay chip, dont use it, its just a resistor and can screw up your computer
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