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ways to increase MPG

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by leo08pirate, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    leo08pirate

    leo08pirate [OP] Katzo production

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    Could i get a list of mods i could do to my "truck" to increase my MPG or tips
     
  2. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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  3. Apr 29, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    exhaust and CAI helps
     
  4. Apr 29, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Put one of these on your accelerator

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  5. Apr 29, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    Trade it in for a Prius.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    Get a scan gauge and lighten up on the skinny pedal. The scan gauge will show you real time what your fuel consumption/mpgs are and will help you calibrate the egg you put under your accelerator pedal.
    A light foot with a bit of common sense will make it so you don't jam on the pedal to get around someone just to have to jam on the brakes for a light. Taking off from lights and sudden accels/decels don't help manage energy well....which means worse gas mileage.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    :rofl:
     
  8. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    This may be counter productive given the price difference, but I have noticed better mpg when using higher octane gas compared to the regular 87 octane. I suppose this makes sense given the manually states better engine performance with 91 octane and therefore less effort on the engines part to perform the same level of work?
     
  9. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    you are like the 3rd person in the last few week to post this same exact question. just search or browse around
     
  10. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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  11. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    Yes. The 1GR-FE gives best performance on 91+ octain.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    reduce weight
     
  13. May 1, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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  14. May 1, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    Funny thing, the mechanic at my work has an old saturn. He has taken out the door panels, rear seats, passenger seat, door handles, hub caps, and blocked the grill to cut down on air resistance.

    He gets 49 mpgh
     
  15. May 1, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    Wow, that's impressive but probably isn't pretty. :D
     
  16. May 1, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    I would think that would make it run hot as the air is used to cool the radiator.
     
  17. May 1, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    wiscdave

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    Believe it or not, according to the Hypermiler guys hot air is good for mpg.

    Some guys have their intakes grabing air right by the headers. Bad for performance, good for mpg...
     
  18. May 1, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    Saturns have radiators? :confused:
     
  19. May 1, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Hot air is good for mpg, as it is "thinner" (has less oxygen molecules), than cold air, cuasing the engine ECU to lean out the mix.
     
  20. May 1, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    kmrofka

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    Best way to increase mpg in my opinion is to ......

    park it and walk
     
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