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Old 04-05-2013, 07:05 AM   #1
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Anyone else get better MPG with the bama race tune? I got a 2013 V6 and put super in it with the race tune about two weeks ago... I drive normally and fast and the same distance and had to fill up yesterday... That's a lot better MPG then with regular gas... Seriously I didn't do the pen and paper method but didn't have to fill up as often as I did with regular gas... I'm really happy and I see this as a trade off... Better gas better MPG worth the little higher price
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Mine got slightly worse but I've got a GT.
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Anyone else get better MPG with the bama race tune? I got a 2013 V6 and put super in it with the race tune about two weeks ago... I drive normally and fast and the same distance and had to fill up yesterday... That's a lot better MPG then with regular gas... Seriously I didn't do the pen and paper method but didn't have to fill up as often as I did with regular gas... I'm really happy and I see this as a trade off... Better gas better MPG worth the little higher price
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I haven't used the race tune yet but I have the 87 performance in right now and I'm getting about 1-2 mpg more
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I'm getting worse mpg, but then again I've got the 91 Hybrid and I stand on it a lot.
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What's the difference with the hybrids? And do you have to ask for them?
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What's the difference with the hybrids? And do you have to ask for them?
The Hybrid is a mix of all the tunes for maximum performance, and all you have to do is ask for it to replace one of the other tunes down in the notes section on the question form. It really wakes up the car. The only mod I have is the tune and soon I'll get an intake and Catless exhaust, can't wait to feel it then.
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Hmm, I'll have to ask for that, probably going to be doing an egr delete soon so I'll need another tune again anyway
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Anyone else get better MPG with the bama race tune? I got a 2013 V6 and put super in it with the race tune about two weeks ago... I drive normally and fast and the same distance and had to fill up yesterday... That's a lot better MPG then with regular gas... Seriously I didn't do the pen and paper method but didn't have to fill up as often as I did with regular gas... I'm really happy and I see this as a trade off... Better gas better MPG worth the little higher price
I would do pen and paper, the computers can really be off. And is the fuel economy that much better?

If fuel was one dollar per gallon, and you get 10 mpg, then that is your base.

If premium is 1.5 /g, then you need 15 mpg for it to be worth it.


When the weather gets steady near you, do a tank with similar driving style of premium and one with regular, actually check your results, and then calculate the difference.
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I would do pen and paper, the computers can really be off. And is the fuel economy that much better?

If fuel was one dollar per gallon, and you get 10 mpg, then that is your base.

If premium is 1.5 /g, then you need 15 mpg for it to be worth it.

When the weather gets steady near you, do a tank with similar driving style of premium and one with regular, actually check your results, and then calculate the difference.
Not to mention if you buy a tuner to save money on gas it will take you over 500,000 miles to hit the break even point at 2mpg increase. I've been through this with Focus people. They pay $450 for a 1-2mpg increase at most.
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Not to mention if you buy a tuner to save money on gas it will take you over 500,000 miles to hit the break even point at 2mpg increase. I've been through this with Focus people. They pay $450 for a 1-2mpg increase at most.
Personally, I could justify a tuner because of improved performance also, and the Ability to adjust other setting (I imagine). I am also thinking about the difference premium fuel will make, but not for daily driving, just for comparison reasons.
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I would do pen and paper, the computers can really be off. And is the fuel economy that much better?

If fuel was one dollar per gallon, and you get 10 mpg, then that is your base.

If premium is 1.5 /g, then you need 15 mpg for it to be worth it.

When the weather gets steady near you, do a tank with similar driving style of premium and one with regular, actually check your results, and then calculate the difference.
Do cost per mile(cost of gas/mpg) to see if you're increase in mpgs is worth it. . I get slightly better mpgs with the 93h but it still costs more per gallon. . Short story over 1200 miles of data and I got 14cents per mile out of 87 and 15 cents per mile out of 93h. Not too bad since it is way more fun to drive.

So for every 10k I drive I will spend 100 extra bucks at the pump. I'm ok with that.
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