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What works best to improve MPG @ 6000+ft?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by KielMoney, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    KielMoney

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    Would a CAI work better then removing the stock secondary charcoal filter @ elevation to improve MPG?

    A small horsepower gain would be nice but I am looking more for MPG enhancement!

    All advice is welcome

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 16, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    WhatThePho?

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    The things required to pull bitches
    Regear or smaller tires.

    Also try running a higher octane.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    Or is it the other way around? I forget. Lol I live at sea level
     
  4. Apr 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    a supercharger should help you out as it should boost you to sea level power levels when you need it meaning your motor doesnt have to work as hard. then when you dont need the power if just like your truck is now
     
  5. Apr 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Your driving habits just like at sea level.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Keeping your truck in tune and good driving habits will give you the best mileage.

    Higher octane means nothing at higher altitudes. Blower will give more power but cost in mileage. Intakes might also help power but again mileage will suffer.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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    thats not true i actually get better milage withthe blower then with out :eek:
     
  8. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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    When I'm not hammering the throttle, I actually get around 24 mpg's on highway.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    Up here at higher elevation my truck is a DOG on power. I am seriously considering getting boosted soon, and I honestly expect my mileage to go up 1-2 if I keep my foot out of it. I wouldn't really expect any mpg gain out of intake, exhaust, headers, etc. The problem is that they take away a lot of your low end power and I can attest to that. I have all of those items and I can tell you that my mileage was about 18.5 in the summer. Now that I am lifted and bigger tires... Like 16.5 :0 The extra power from a blower will make my life a lot easier.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    higher octane "shouldn't" help because there is less air, so therefore less chance of detonation and less need for a fuel that is more difficult to ignite (high octane).

    Driving habits are everything, I can get my truck down to 15mpg if I try, or up to 22mpg+ depending on driving habits. I'd like to see a bolt on mod give that kind of variance from your current MPG's.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Doesn't exist. Get after that skinny pedal and the mileage will go to shit, no matter your mods.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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    Yup, I can got from 12mpg to 24mpg. Depending what I do with that skinny pedal
     
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