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Old 09-05-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Improving my gas milage

I'm new to mustangs and am wanting to learn ways to increase my mileage. I'm getting about 19 in city. I'd like to get more mpg while keeping/improving the power. Any help would be appreciated.
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What sort of driving do you do? Do you do mostly city driving? A cold air intake and a tune will help you most. Gears could possibly help if you mostly drive city,
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i'd start with a proper tune up

-plugs
-wires
-fuel filter
-bottle of seafoam
-check air filter

those alone should get you back into the 20s
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i'd start with a proper tune up

-plugs
-wires
-fuel filter
-bottle of seafoam
-check air filter

those alone should get you back into the 20s
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My pony gets 20 in city and 25 on highway and thats with cai throttle body abd plenum and 3.73 gears and economy tune! The tune makes most difference in it and i still have plenty of power! I Definatly would get a tuner before anything it alone makes your car a totally diferent car!
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:15 AM   #6
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Re: Improving my gas milage

OP might i suggest you check out this section

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:11 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice y'all. I'm still learning my car and this website lol.
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My pony gets 20 in city and 25 on highway and thats with cai throttle body abd plenum and 3.73 gears and economy tune! The tune makes most difference in it and i still have plenty of power! I Definatly would get a tuner before anything it alone makes your car a totally diferent car!
Do I have to have the car dyno'd before I tune it? I was told I do. But idk where to go and do that.
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Do I have to have the car dyno'd before I tune it? I was told I do. But idk where to go and do that.
No you don't!.. You can get a mail order tune from like BAMA or DiabloSport!.. Keep in mind that what ever helps the engine to work less such as, CAI, Pullies, Off Road exhaust, will all help improve your mileage!.. I have all those plus a performance tune in my 04 GT auto and I still get 26+ mpg's at 80 mph on the highway!...
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What sort of driving do you do? Do you do mostly city driving? A cold air intake and a tune will help you most. Gears could possibly help if you mostly drive city,
This car is just a daily driver. I live in the county and drive bout 15 miles a day to the city and back. I changed the air filter, oil and filter, spark plugs, fuel filter, and plan to seafoam it next week. I'd get a CAI but the intake manifold(stock metal) retains so much heat it would void it out. I wanna find an aftermarket one that's lighter and doesn't hold heat in before I invest in a CAI.

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No you don't!.. You can get a mail order tune from like BAMA or DiabloSport!.. Keep in mind that what ever helps the engine to work less such as, CAI, Pullies, Off Road exhaust, will all help improve your mileage!.. I have all those plus a performance tune in my 04 GT auto and I still get 26+ mpg's at 80 mph on the highway!...
Pulliey mods?? I keep hearing bout that stuff. What exactly is it and how does it help? And arent the off-road pipes illegal for street use?
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This car is just a daily driver. I live in the county and drive bout 15 miles a day to the city and back. I changed the air filter, oil and filter, spark plugs, fuel filter, and plan to seafoam it next week. I'd get a CAI but the intake manifold(stock metal) retains so much heat it would void it out. I wanna find an aftermarket one that's lighter and doesn't hold heat in before I invest in a CAI.

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Pulliey mods?? I keep hearing bout that stuff. What exactly is it and how does it help? And arent the off-road pipes illegal for street use?
Pullies (crank with balancer, water pump, & alternator Pullies), slow down the accessory a little bit and free up some power!.. O/R pipes are only illegal if you get caught!.. Such as if smog tests are mandatory where you live!.. Alternative to that would be some high flow cats and Long Tube headers!...
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Keeping good tire pressure makes soooo much of a difference in mpg's too.
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Re: Improving my gas milage

Op check in the v6 section on a windstar intake
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Op check in the v6 section on a windstar intake
This thread is in the GT section so I'm going to assume he has a GT!.. That being the case, the Windstar intake will do him no good!..
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If your car is doing 19 in the city you doing really good for a mustang! V6 or V8 that's better than ive seen in any New Edge Stang. My GT gets 16-18 in the city and 21-23 on highway. Is your car a V6 or V8?
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If your car is doing 19 in the city you doing really good for a mustang! V6 or V8 that's better than ive seen in any New Edge Stang. My GT gets 16-18 in the city and 21-23 on highway. Is your car a V6 or V8?
I get 13 ish in town and 22ish on highway lol
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I'm averaging 18.2mpg since Feb this year with a mix of city and highway as well as 4 visits to the track. I think that's pretty dang good, especially because I've been driving spiritedly.
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I'm averaging 18.2mpg since Feb this year with a mix of city and highway as well as 4 visits to the track. I think that's pretty dang good, especially because I've been driving spiritedly.
Haha I love your new pic of the rental car!
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Haha I love your new pic of the rental car!
Hehe, my punishment for not complaining enough to get a different car.
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Hehe, my punishment for not complaining enough to get a different car.
Haha I bet you loving that 4 cylinder power! You should put a huge space shuttle pipe coming out the back like the ricers do, and return it to them like that lol
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Haha I bet you loving that 4 cylinder power! You should put a huge space shuttle pipe coming out the back like the ricers do, and return it to them like that lol
Lmao! I should.
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This thread is in the GT section so I'm going to assume he has a GT!.. That being the case, the Windstar intake will do him no good!..
I have the V6. I thought I posted this thread under the right list but it showed up on the GT forums. I'm new to this site and just learning how to navigate it.

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Op check in the v6 section on a windstar intake
What? How will that help?
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