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I have a 2002 auto shortbed 2500 Ram. The only thing I have done is add S&B filter and a 4" exhaust system. Just looking for a controller that will get better mpg. Is there a place where someone has done comparisons. Getting ready to take a long trip lookng for any help. Do take off slow to let it spool up some. I am getting around 18 mpg now.
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18mpg isn't too bad for a close to stock truck. With a box in it you probably won't beable to get much more than about 22mpg. Smarty would probably be a good one for you.

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talk to philly he put a edge mileage max on his 02 he should be able to report a change and what not.

01 quad cab 4x4, edge drag comp, 4" exhaust, fass 150, 250 ddps, Jefferson State compounds 683hp so vp 11.91. AMSOIL front to rear. now back to stock 95 fummins in the works
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I've got a Edge Comp and run 4x4 level. I've gain roughly 2-4 MPG over stock.

Biggest gain can be had by following a simple rule... Keep your pyro UNDER 600*F and your boost UNDER 5 PSI. At this point I can see in the 20-22 MPG's easy.

55 MPH and light foot... (GPH = Gallons per hour, LOD = percent of LOAD, MPG = Miles per gallon, MAP = Boost Pressure PSIA)


Mild grade and 65-70 MPH...


I use a ScanGauge II to help keep my numbers high. :
http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/2002%2...scangauge2.htm

Here is my fuel logs... Yes this winter is a low point. First year with winterized ULSD.
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