GM Truck Club
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Default 5.7 vortec- 97 / can i find a computer to make it run more gas friendly?

    I am buying a 97 tahoe an i was looking for words of wisdom and , im looking for something to make my truck run with better gas milage. can anyone help? thanx for your time !

  2. #2

    Davandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Haasdonk Belgium


    Welcome to the site you can always buy a Hypertech programmer or a custom modified chip. I have the programmer and the results are good
    Peter Smet
    Haasdonk, Belgium

  3. #3


    Yeah, a tuner can help, depending on the vehicle, and most importantly, the driver. Otherwise, just the usual gas mileage tips... ensure maint. is done, tire pressure, go easy on the throttle, don't add weight, etc. Just keep in mind that it is a full-size truck with a big V8, so don't expect any miracles.

    2009 GMC Sierra Denali AWD

  4. #4
    Sr. Apprentice javojjaaf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    bossier city/shreveport louisiana

    Default PCMforless

    check out they are getting a little better mpg with there tunes. i had my canyon done by them and it made the worlds diff. they can correct tire size changes, account for intakes and exhaust, cams, boost, altitude...just about anything. i think its around $120-$150 for our trucks.
    98 Z71 x-pipe and Magnaflow XL 3 mufflers
    08 Lancer GTS
    06 Honda 919 Hornet

Similar Threads

  1. What budget friendly mods have you done to your truck?
    By yotchie in forum Chevy Truck Accessories
    Replies: 75
    Last: 02-21-2013, 05:09 PM
  2. Friendly Chevrolet Review - Dallas, TX
    By tbplus10 in forum Car Dealer Reviews
    Replies: 22
    Last: 11-01-2011, 04:21 PM
  3. Chevrolet to promote green vehicles more in 2007 - Gas-friendly to Gas-free
    By ChevyFan in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last: 07-05-2007, 08:18 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts