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good programmer's for gaser's

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mikes-plow, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I bought an '04 gmc 2500hd with the 6.0 this spring, very happy with the truck! Just looking to get a little better mileage with it. I don't know much about programmer's so any help is appreciated. thank you
  2. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Dont know much about the programmers, but when you buy a 3/4t or 1t truck...theres always something you have to give up. Fuel mileage or work ability. Never really checked but my 2500HD with the 6.0 probably gets 15 MPG.
  3. 992door

    992door Junior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 28

  4. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    What year is your truck. I would love to get 15mpg in my trucks.
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  6. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85

    I have blackbear in my truck and love the difference it made, i wish i got 15mpg as well even with the tune i get right around 14ish on the highway

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    Tuners for gas trucks are as worthless as tits on a beaver.
  8. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    15 MPG, thats impressive. i get 10 when the trucks empty just driving and i checked it last summer pulling a 14' open trailer with 2 mowers and other lawn tools and was getting 7.6 MPG. What did you do to it to get that mileage?
  9. 992door

    992door Junior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 28

    Did you get it tuned in person or just a standard tune?
  10. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    i've heard that tuners on gas trucks are a waste but was just looking for some more input. I agree 15mpg would be nice! i'm getting 10 with just me and a toolbox, and around 6-7 with plow and ballast.
  11. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85

    I sent him a list of things i have done to my truck so he could write a tune to work with my upgrades..you def notice a difference with it. I dont regret it one bit, my buddy with a dmax and a tuner was even very surprised at my results
  12. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    A properly written tune will make a difference on them. Not the difference you would see with a diesel but there is improvements to be made with the gas trucks. I've never heard that the box tuners do much but everyone who's had someone tune the ECM (blackbear, westers, etc) has said it makes a pretty noticeable difference.
  13. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    i would check out bully dog...been impressed with mine on my lb7...heard a lot of good about the gas version