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Power vs economy

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ERikV, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Mar 12, 2008 at 10:23 PM
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    ERikV

    ERikV [OP] Member

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    Economy first. I'm pretty confident their is no such thing as free HP. But a freind told me heard that simple stuff like air systems and exhaust will give a little bit more of but better fuel eco and a little more power. is he right.

    If he's not, What are cheap mods that would give me either or.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2008 at 10:53 PM
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    Your friend is right about both intake and exhaust. Both give you more HP and better MPG. More air better cumbustion= more power
     
  3. Mar 12, 2008 at 11:21 PM
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    Your friend is partially correct... atleast from what I've experienced.

    Adding exhaust ALONE can gain better gas mileage.

    Adding intake or efficient air filter ALONE can gain better gas mileage.

    However - when you put exhaust AND intake together, usually means more fuel consumption and less MPG.

    Other ways to gain MPG? Tonneau cover, increase air pressure in tires by a few lbs, synthetic lubricants, be easy on the gas, Keep vehicle maintained, etc.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2008 at 12:02 AM
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    ERikV

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    I wonder why both together would make the mpg go down. Ok air filters, good brands? I also read about removing secondary air filters.

    I dont have access to a lift and their aren't any paved surfaces around my house

    I got a camper shell and i do use synthetics. ill check what my tired are rated at pressure wise.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2008 at 12:17 AM
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    humanoid

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    Your '99 doesn't have a secondary air filter, only 2005+ do.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    electric fan is a good way to add mpg and HP i gained 2.7 mpg who knows how much hp though
     
  7. Mar 13, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    But... with the amount of money spent on the mods, you could buy a lot of fuel.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2008 at 12:16 AM
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    ERikV

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    cool ill keep these in mind, i like the electric fan idea
     
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