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2006 5.4l, k&n cai

On the fence, trying to decide.

I figure a tune will help my 2006 FX4 5.4l with HP and torque in addition to the K&N CAI... will it help with MPG?

The CAI did 'seem' to improve my gas mileage a bit but I am wondering how can I get better gas mileage

Is it a pipe dream to get improved gas mileage with a tune?
Then the thought of WHICH model to go with.
Only brand of tuner I am familiar with is the SCT, latest beast is the SCT X4.

I do call my 2006 F150 FX4 "The F1-Thirstie"...

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Just an SCT tune by itself will not help much more. If you get a tuner to tune your truck you will have better results.

How's your maintenance? Changed plugs PCV and Fuel Filter recently? All that will help too.

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Just an SCT tune by itself will not help much more. If you get a tuner to tune your truck you will have better results.

How's your maintenance? Changed plugs PCV and Fuel Filter recently? All that will help too.
Ya okay great thought, a tuner, hhrrmm. Guess I can find a tuner for my pig in the GTA area? I know of many Mustang tuners - DaSilva, Steeda etc but do they do the 5.4l? Dunno.
Plugs are about 20 k old, pcv and fuel filter, damn good question. I have had the 2006 for a 'few' years now and have been slowly replacing parts (I jokingly say I am rebuilding her 1 part at a time)

Hhrrmmm a tuner... Thanks for the suggestion.

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Meisner, DaSilva, Steeda, D'Souza will all tune your truck fine. They may even have a better suggestion. You can only get so much out of it though, they are heavy V8 Trucks.

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Meisner, DaSilva, Steeda, D'Souza will all tune your truck fine. They may even have a better suggestion. You can only get so much out of it though, they are heavy V8 Trucks.
Ya true, thanks for your time.
I'm off this week, I'll go talk to Joe tomorrow at his shop see what he says.

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