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Thinking of a Cat Back for better MPG????

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by chris4x4, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    A company did a mpg comparison between a stock, muffler only, and a complete cat back exhaust system. Tests were performed on the same vehicle. MPG was measured on a dyno to get a best case mpg senario. The BEST gain in mpg @ 65 mph was only .5 mpg. Yep. Point five, pointO fiveO. So, if wanting a cat back for better mpg, you may want to consider putting the money in the tank instead.
    The article was printed in Off Raod Adventures magazine. :)
     
  2. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    yep.....i saw the article in the mag too. and it was on an f150. its kinda why i say alot, why get a catback when they cost that much, versus just a mufler, when essentially, they are the same thing!! think i'll stick with just a muffler!:)
     
  3. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:08 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I was suprised. Fords are known for haveing a crappy stock exhaust system, and to only gain .5 mpg.? I wasnt supprised with the gains in h.p. they got. :)
     
  4. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:15 PM
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    That's interesting to read- Makes me happy that I can't find a cat-back system that I really like. Get a muffler and move on...=)
     
  5. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    yep......the muffler opens it up pretty good for the ol ford. but, their intakes kinda suck too!!:D
     
  6. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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  7. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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    They are the WORST!!!! :eek:
     
  8. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    i know......i had a 2000 ranger and a 2002 f150 with the 4.6 v8......lotta work to make that thing breathe right!!:D
     
  9. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    well i like the ricer sound. i dont care about mileage so much. yeah i wouldnt mind 19 city 24 hwy. just mainly to scare people. "oh look its a little tacoma 4 banger". hey hey little do they know whats packing:D
     
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