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Old 09-29-2014, 02:40 PM   #1
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Hello mustang love, if I stall a new and bigger throttle body, also a cam system!! Will it burn more gas?


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Mpg and hp don't mix. Just pick one
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How do I increase mpg?


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Not true at all...adding a cai and dual exhaust will increase mpg and horsepower. As well as better coils and plugs and larger throttle bodies....mpg and hp only contradict when more fuel is needed for boost or a heavily modified naturally aspirated engine


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Or the hell cat with 707hp and 23? Highway mpg
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Hello mustang love, if I stall a new and bigger throttle body, also a cam system!! Will it burn more gas?


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Yes more air needs more gas if you want power and don't want to sacrifice mpg go with nitrous
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Not true at all...adding a cai and dual exhaust will increase mpg and horsepower. As well as better coils and plugs and larger throttle bodies....mpg and hp only contradict when more fuel is needed for boost or a heavily modified naturally aspirated engine


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In *theory.

If I believed everything I read on these forums, my 2v with 4.10 would be getting like 30mpg bahaha.
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Since modding my car I've noticed the mpg go progressively down. If you want a car to mod keep the mustang. If you want good mpg go buy a Camry


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Since modding my car I've noticed the mpg go progressively down. If you want a car to mod keep the mustang. If you want good mpg go buy a Camry


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I understand that people don't buy a mustang for the awesome mpg's, but that they also don't get one to have the worst.

If you want the best mileage you can get keep your car stock. Prolly a tune-ONLY car will get the best mpg. Keep modding and if will keep getting worse regardless of "how much" worse it becomes
Also make sure that you do a complete tune up and keep tire psi at the recommended psi.

As far as hp goes, that's a long list in itself that we wouldn't be able to give you without knowing budget and how/where car will be driven
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More air in means more fuel needed to match. Remember that.


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More air in means more fuel needed to match. Remember that.


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Unless you're running lean. Which will net you a couple of hp until your engine blows up lol
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OP if you want seriously answers you need to put a little more thought in your question. What kind of car do you have, what kind of mileage are you getting, what kind would you like. Certain mods can help MPG but others will hurt. Generally a cam is going to hurt your MPG. But the pre 2005 V6's never really got great gas mileage to begin with so it really depends what you want.
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Considering he just posted another thread about wanting to do a cobra swap I'm not sure he wants mpg that badly.....


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CAI hurts mpg. More air and colder air getting in hurts fuel economy. The engine and ECU wants a certain air to fuel ratio- the more air/higher density needs more fuel to keep it level. My mpg dropped with a CAI setup.

Before you start changing your car, start changing your driving style. One can still have fun with their car while getting better mpg. Most people race to red lights. If the light is red, coast, or even engine brake to time it green. If you know you're coming to a school zone while in a 45, start slowing Down for it. The list goes forever, but maximize your technique- then start modifying. People joke about Mustangs and mpg, but I have competed against a lot of cars and driving style is what won.

I beat a CR-Z, Prius, Camry Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, CT-200 H. A lot more, but the other s were not FE built- like Miatas, a Porsche, so on. And I could have done better, but I wasted a good bit of fuel. 2015 will be a better year.

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Here is a really good way to boost fuel economy by 15% ---> http://youtu.be/cqjn3mup1So it is a how to on a hydrogen generator that u can hook up to ur intake!


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