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improving fuel economy

The ol lady's 2004 only gets 15mpg stock, my 2000 7.3 does a lot better than that on 36" ATs. Besides intake and exhaust, what reccomendations have been made (tuners) for improving fuel economy? She doesnt haul anything or need to go much faster than it already does, so we arent looking for huge power increases, just like to pass a few fuel pumps. I'm sure this question has been asked before so if someone could direct me to the thread that would be great, thanks!
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Many guys are sending their FICM off to Innovative or like places to get them retuned. There is a possibility of mileage increase if you truck has been reflashed by ford. I just sent mine off last week and am waiting to recieve it back. Im not sure how to lead you to the post but Look for the titled post, FICM tuning and read away, its a recient post.

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Put a block of wood behind the go pedal!!! JK
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get a smart car they fit in the bed you know. even tuned your not going to see a huge gain.

2006 f250 4x4
crewcab lariat
auto elec tcase
soon to have
isspro egt/boost/trans/fuel

as well as pretty much
everything else
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Put a block of wood behind the go pedal!!! JK
you aren't kidding... she's brutal!
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