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Old 06-06-2008, 06:53 AM
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I am running the Hypertech on my LBZ. I got it after my Chevy dealer told me to get one. I drive it easy for the best gas milage also. The very best I have gotten is 16.5. I am going to a larger exhaust mainly for towing reasons, (the speed shop says it will lower my turbo temp's) but I hope I get some gas mileage out of it also.

My Hypertech has three programs; performance, performance tow, and safe tow. I generally keep it in safe tow because of the trailer I tow, a 30' toy hauler, about 8,000 loaded. I did notice better pulling power right away, but the truck didn't need the extra power. I was hoping for better gas milage, but don't see it. I don't really expect a whole lot of gas mileage towing, but I would like better when I'm not towing.

Can anyone who is familiar with the Hypertech programer tell me if I would get better gas mileage in the performance mode. I haven't run it in that because I'm afraid it runs the motor too close to it limits. I bought the truck planning on keeping it for a very long time and don't want to damage it. I have tried the performance tow ( book says this is for towing items less than 6000 lbs), but didn't see a difference. The trans shifted at different points but the torque and power felt the same.

Any replys would be greatly appreciated.

Larry.
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:57 AM
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I recently purchased a 07 Classic 4x4 stock drive train and 285 tires. I get 14+- in the city and 16ish unloaded on the hywy. my camper is 8k and i get 9 to 10 best I recently pulled a boat (9-10k) flat land and got 6mpg is that to be expected? should i be looking for somthing wrong? my speed was approx 68 and 1600 rpms. i had the GM place look at it and they say it is in spec's. she does not struggle at all just poor milage, any thoughts.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:43 PM
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your 285's are killing you

my '07 classic w/ the LBZ can squeak-out 22 mph unloaded keeping it at 55-60 mph, all stock except for a 4" turbo-back system, EGR block-off, and diesel kleen added to every tank, as soon as you go over 60 mph, mpg drops quick
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:39 PM
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Is your odometer corrected for the 285 tires? You may be going more miles and more mph than you think, both of which would make the mileage seem low.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:35 AM
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Some random thoughts.
My take on the D.I.C.: (Don't) Trust, but verify. Mine is seldomly better than .5 MPG off.
My MPG: 15 - 17, with my best now being 18. (2005 C/C, L/B, 2WD, all stock - except tires - See below)
ULSD: The change-over was before I owned my LLY. But I know that the Cat 3126 in my M/H lost 2 - 4 MPG due to ULSD.
Tire size vs. MPG: I lost 2 - 3 MPG due to the 265/75-16s I installed on my truck. With the 245s, I always got 17 - 19, with the best being 20.8.
'DPS' in Van Nuys, Ca. recommends the 'Predator' hand held programmer that can install/uninstall different tuning maps for power - economy - etc. Customer claims of 1 - 3 MPG.
Regarding above: I'm chicken. Too many horror stories of codes being flashed due to re-programming. (In all fairness, very few ugly stories are about the Predator - But I'm still too anal to experiment)
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:40 PM
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I just got a new (to me) 2004.5 Sierra 2500 Diesel.

Truck has 181,000k on it.

We took it for the first trip with the camper on the highway this past weekend.

It looks like I was averaging 15.6 to 16.4 l/100k (15.08 / 14.34 MPG)

Looking at instant fuel economy I could see it was hitting as low as 9l /100k on flat stretches at constant speed. Our trip was only about 70k on the highway at constant speeds, so I expect to see better results when we go to Tacoma (300ish K)

Mileage in town is more like about 17-18l / 100k (13MPG)

It's BC so it's not flat, but it wasn't terribly hilly either, we were towing our TT (3000lbs current weight).

I was not driving as efficiently as I could, we're going to Tacoma in 2 weeks, I think that will be a better test (flatter) and I'll try to keep the lead out of my foot... And the drive is quite a bit longer... So I'll get a better sample...

My truck came with an Edge CTS in it, but it looks like the firmware hasn't been updated for awhile. It's missing the mileage calculator / mileage coach that should be there in theory.

I'm going to bring it upstairs and see if I can get it updated this weekend. I've only used it at level one, which theoretically is a mileage setting.

Any suggestions? Looks like someone already updated the mufflers, there is two giant tailpipes, I'm pretty sure that's not stock.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:49 AM
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I picked up an 05 2500HD CC LB 4x4 this summer. It was used on the north slope oil field of Alaska and has been prepped for extreme weather. The bumpers on it must weigh about 300 lbs a piece. It only has 91K miles on it, it does have over 12000 hours thanks to excessive idling trying to keep the occupants alive when temps dropped below -60.

Love it, TONS of power and does everything I ask of it and more. I had almost 3000lbs in the bed a few weeks ago and the rear suspension wasn't sagging, it was even with the front, but not sagging. The traction like that was amazing.

Pulling a Dead 6.0L Powerstroke she out accelerates my 6.5 empty.

I have a 13-15 mile commute everyday depending on which entry point to the Army base I have to use. I averaged 15-16 doing this run every day this summer. It dropped a little when I was pulling, but not much.

I haven't had a chance to take her on a longer drive to see what it does when it runs a full tank of fuel without having to warm the engine up multiple times. With it being -30 now and running it a little more than normal mileage is still 14, which is better than the old 6.5 did.

The 6.5 Burb got 14 in the summer doing the same run and about 12 in the winter. On the Hwy the Burb pulls close around 18-19 empty and about 13 pulling a K-5 on 1 tons and 36's.

Would love to find a way to get into the 20's, but my 235/85's probably aren't helping. I'll live with the lower mpg's to run these tires. Oh and I hand Calculate my mileage from a Garmin GPS, as both the Burb and Truck's speedo's are slightly off thanks to the tires.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:30 AM
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The 235's actually should help. Decent height and narrow. The heavy bumpers certainly do not help, but I'm sure they'll come in handy if wildlife is standing in the road.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:34 PM
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Wildlife or the occasional vehicle that decides to cross my path....
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82 K20, 6.2, SM465, NP208, stock except for bed rack, snow plow, and glow plugs are on a toggle switch. It works great for plowing!
72 Postal Jeep - Yet another project
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