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Old 12-03-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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Best Highway MPG

I'm sick of seeing these dumb Google ads saying "Jetta - 34 Highway MPG."

Not only do I get exactly 27.0 mpg with my 4.6 liter V8 going 60-65 on the highway, but I drive an American-made muscle car that I have tons of fun with and get loads of *meow* () in.

So I'm curious, 'Stangers of all sorts out there (V6's and V8's), what's your best highway MPG you've recorded so far?
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You get 27 on the 4.6? How?
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You get 27 on the 4.6? How?
Indeed. I have the 2010 3v 4.6 liter V8, all stock except for a K&N drop-in air filter. I fuel up with Shell V-Power (93 octane) gasoline.
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Best I've gotten is 21.46 with my 2v
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Best I've got is 23 on mine
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Yup around 21 with mine. If I grandma it
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I think I'm running rich also, could probably get 23
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I was right around 20mpg mixed city highway and I don't exactly take off slow from a stop. With my new build I'm hoping for at least 16mpg.. Haha
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Ah wow. Where the 3.7'ers at I really see if they can top that 34 hwy mpg!
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I drive a 2014 3.7 and this was my best, but with a tune and intake I could get better. I also have 3.31 gears.
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I got 13.7 the other day on 2 lane highways, sure was fun too!!
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Best I have gotten is 27 and that was going 65mph I get 25mpg going 75mph so I'm happy
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2004 GT with basic bolt ons, with cruise control set at 80, average about 24 MPGs!.. But cruise control is boring, so I usually see about 22 at best!.. Lol.
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Damn I must be running rich, I got about 17mpg going 80 lol
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Averaging 63 mph over 440 miles I got just over 46 mpg. It would have been a LOT better, but I passed through two tunnels...literally lost 4 mpg off of the Mustangs read out lol (that's 6-8 mpg in real mileage).
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #19
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I drive about 60/40 hwy/city. Average about 20.5 on dash but 21 on gas cubby app. Pic below is my travel home this evening. Last 10 mins. High bars are highway and have about 2 miles downslope before my exit. V6 w/ 3.31 gear.

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Averaging 63 mph over 440 miles I got just over 46 mpg. It would have been a LOT better, but I passed through two tunnels...literally lost 4 mpg off of the Mustangs read out lol (that's 6-8 mpg in real mileage).

46 MPG??? Is that a typo?
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46 MPG??? Is that a typo?
He's got a Prius swap
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Averaging 63 mph over 440 miles I got just over 46 mpg. It would have been a LOT better, but I passed through two tunnels...literally lost 4 mpg off of the Mustangs read out lol (that's 6-8 mpg in real mileage).
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No typo, lifetime average is 35, when driving (occasionally now, but she stays locked up to the best of my ability in winter) she is now averaging 38-42 normal driving. I don't want to say city because it's not New York/LA style, but city driving. I have a lot of mods done, and its not that impressive. Ford has proven 47 mpg, although they were on a closed track, in ideal weather, with little to no wind.

I had the disadvantage of higher speed (averaging 63 mph), cold air induction (drops the mpg a noticeable bit), driving through two storms, and tunnels.
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Here is a trip from near Chicago to Columbus earlier this year. Pretty much the whole trip was around 65 mph due to traffic. Have a '13 GT, manual, with 3.31 gears.
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I got 25 in my 03 mach going from PA to myrtle beach SC going around 70ish
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No typo, lifetime average is 35, when driving (occasionally now, but she stays locked up to the best of my ability in winter) she is now averaging 38-42 normal driving. I don't want to say city because it's not New York/LA style, but city driving. I have a lot of mods done, and its not that impressive. Ford has proven 47 mpg, although they were on a closed track, in ideal weather, with little to no wind.

I had the disadvantage of higher speed (averaging 63 mph), cold air induction (drops the mpg a noticeable bit), driving through two storms, and tunnels.
TUNNELS? !??!?!!?
HUH?

God. Where do I start here?
Hell, I'll just say it... No F'n way UltArc.
Not in the world that I live in anyway.
You really want us to believe that you're pulling Prius like MPG numbers with your 6cyl Mustang? Lol. Someone needs to call the marketing dept at Ford and tell them about this...Their Mustangs are getting better mileage than their hybrids!
You'll need a lot more proof than an outlandish claim to convince most of us.
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TUNNELS? !??!?!!?
HUH?

God. Where do I start here?
Hell, I'll just say it... No F'n way UltArc.
Not in the world that I live in anyway.
You really want us to believe that you're pulling Prius like MPG numbers with your 6cyl Mustang? Lol. Someone needs to call the marketing dept at Ford and tell them about this...Their Mustangs are getting better mileage than their hybrids!
You'll need a lot more proof than an outlandish claim to convince most of us.
I take it you havent seen Ford pull 47 mpg from the 6 cylinder before. I also take it you havent reviewed my fuel logs, and extensive log of modifications.

Prius numbers? A prius driving 63 mph, would average over 55 mpg...if one was driven and modified appropriately, easily past 60.

Try looking at everything I have done with it, reviewing the 20,000+ miles logged, and every modification done. Without mods Ford pulled 47, lowering engine rpm at speed, and full aero works, with engine on/off, and ~50 should be possible.

I don't have 5 posts and am saying crazy crap that doesn't make sense, or without back up. I was on here before/around when I got her, and have even posted some mods here. I have had several people even ask me about ways to help their fuel economy. My links provide everything needed, and there is plenty of evidence. Keep in mind that is my record, even though it wasnt ideal circumstances. Though I am not too concerned with you questioning what I have done without reviewing my data.
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29 going 77-80 in the v6 full bolt ons 93h 3:31 rear going from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga/Dayton. Tank was 27.4 avg as I had some back road fun and pulled 2 mountains.

Haven't done the 5.0 on a trip yet.

*pretty sure fords average mph was 43 and they did set the record for a 300 hp or something.

So I would say these cars are capable depending on your options and driving styles of putting up good mpg if desired.
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29 going 77-80 in the v6 full bolt ons 93h 3:31 rear going from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga/Dayton. Tank was 27.4 avg as I had some back road fun and pulled 2 mountains. Haven't done the 5.0 on a trip yet. *pretty sure fords average mph was 43 and they did set the record for a 300 hp or something. So I would say these cars are capable depending on your options and driving styles of putting up good mpg if desired.
I live in Chatt. Where you at bro?
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[QUOTE="Tyriqq;1889789"] I live in Chatt. Where you at bro?[/QUOTE
Murfreesboro. Went to school and worked in chatty/Dayton before moving to the boro 4 years ago I have family there so I come on several times a year.
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I take it you havent seen Ford pull 47 mpg from the 6 cylinder before. I also take it you havent reviewed my fuel logs, and extensive log of modifications.

Prius numbers? A prius driving 63 mph, would average over 55 mpg...if one was driven and modified appropriately, easily past 60.

Try looking at everything I have done with it, reviewing the 20,000+ miles logged, and every modification done. Without mods Ford pulled 47, lowering engine rpm at speed, and full aero works, with engine on/off, and ~50 should be possible.

I don't have 5 posts and am saying crazy crap that doesn't make sense, or without back up. I was on here before/around when I got her, and have even posted some mods here. I have had several people even ask me about ways to help their fuel economy. My links provide everything needed, and there is plenty of evidence. Keep in mind that is my record, even though it wasnt ideal circumstances. Though I am not too concerned with you questioning what I have done without reviewing my data.
I've heard of the "miracle Mustang" getting excellent mpg on a closed track. That isn't real world driving.
I don't see anything on your mod list that would justify the mpg gains that you are claiming.
I'll tell you what, let's just cut through the bull***** and make a friendly wager. I'll come to where you live and we run two tanks of gas through your car. If you can average 44 mpg on two tanks of fuel, I'll give you a thousand dollars and come back on this thread and apologize to you. Anything less than 44 mpg and you pay me a thousand dollars and come back on this thread and admit that a Mustang can't get the numbers that you're claiming.
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I've heard of the "miracle Mustang" getting excellent mpg on a closed track. That isn't real world driving. I don't see anything on your mod list that would justify the mpg gains that you are claiming. I'll tell you what, let's just cut through the bull***** and make a friendly wager. I'll come to where you live and we run two tanks of gas through your car. If you can average 44 mpg on two tanks of fuel, I'll give you a thousand dollars and come back on this thread and apologize to you. Anything less than 44 mpg and you pay me a thousand dollars and come back on this thread and admit that a Mustang can't get the numbers that you're claiming.
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I've heard of the "miracle Mustang" getting excellent mpg on a closed track. That isn't real world driving.
I don't see anything on your mod list that would justify the mpg gains that you are claiming.
I'll tell you what, let's just cut through the bull***** and make a friendly wager. I'll come to where you live and we run two tanks of gas through your car. If you can average 44 mpg on two tanks of fuel, I'll give you a thousand dollars and come back on this thread and apologize to you. Anything less than 44 mpg and you pay me a thousand dollars and come back on this thread and admit that a Mustang can't get the numbers that you're claiming.
Do you know how the cold affects things? The air is harder to pass through, there is more heat lost, tires have more resistance, ground has more resistance, so on. My last tank was only 38 mpg. If you wanted to do it in the summer, no problem. For winter, since I don't really drive her, I would have to guess around 40 would be a good place to start. That record was in August.

Do keep in mind how long driving 1200+ miles takes at 59-65 mph. Show up with cash if you are interested in losing it. It's not really worth my time to get paid that for the energy, but certain people dont have the capacity to understand certain things, and after 15 or so hours, and seeing the proof. Maybe you'll be able to understand.
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I've heard of the "miracle Mustang" getting excellent mpg on a closed track. That isn't real world driving.
I don't see anything on your mod list that would justify the mpg gains that you are claiming.
I'll tell you what, let's just cut through the bull***** and make a friendly wager. I'll come to where you live and we run two tanks of gas through your car. If you can average 44 mpg on two tanks of fuel, I'll give you a thousand dollars and come back on this thread and apologize to you. Anything less than 44 mpg and you pay me a thousand dollars and come back on this thread and admit that a Mustang can't get the numbers that you're claiming.
I Reread this. You do know the "miracle mustang" was just a base v6 Mustang, right?

So you dont understand how beneficial it is at highway speeds to reduce the parachute affect of the engine bay, and direct that air to the sides, and bove the car, rather than being a big Para chute.

Okay...so do you know anything about Roush? Or the last year they developed their own front fascias? Because its slipperiness is why I bought it.

I guess you also dont understand what a completely flat underbody does. You may have never encountered or been underneath a Ford GT, Audi R8, Gallardo, or other vehicle that uses it. It doesnt have much affect, you know...it does nothing and is only for show. Which is why only high speed car with careful development have it.

And apparently you dont understand how much fuel engines use. Why stopping your engine at times when its not needed helps, like the future Corvettes, and most hybrids.

The side splitters are probably negligible. The rear diffuser isn't the hugest development over the original, but with the full underbody, it works.

Let me some dates that work for you, so we can get this setup.
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