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Old 05-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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Hey everyone I wonder if any one has any good tips to increase the MPG? Mine is only got like 18 MPG or something...any mods can helps? Thanks guys
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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First do you drive nice? Second is it a manual? If you open up the guts so it can breath you should be able to see a gain. So what I did was I took off the mufflers, installed an airaid CAI, and got a Bama tune. That is how I got that massive 40.9 MPG figure you saw... but I was driving super nice at 65 MPH on a road trip... it goes down to about 25 when its all in town driving!
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First do you drive nice? Second is it a manual? If you open up the guts so it can breath you should be able to see a gain. So what I did was I took off the mufflers, installed an airaid CAI, and got a Bama tune. That is how I got that massive 40.9 MPG figure you saw... but I was driving super nice at 65 MPH on a road trip... it goes down to about 25 when its all in town driving!
By super nice do you mean drive like a grandma? Haha. Thats pretty impressive though. Who the hell needs a prius!
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Wait.. What happened to the 30+ as advertised?
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Wait.. What happened to the 30+ as advertised?
That was EPA highway estimate
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From an advertised 31 to 18 though.. Has to be more to it.. Probably an auto and some aggressive driving.
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From an advertised 31 to 18 though.. Has to be more to it.. Probably an auto and some aggressive driving.
Actually the 31 was the estimate for the auto the manual only gets 29. Technology is getting crazy these days
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Actually the 31 was the estimate for the auto the manual only gets 29. Technology is getting crazy these days
Indeed!
Either way, has to be more to it IMO
What's the city rating?
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Not sure off the top of my head
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City rating is 19 I believe. It's only 1 mpg better than the GT in the city.

I have averaged 30.5 mpg combined city/highway. My daily drive to work is 41 miles one way. Of that, 25 miles is straight highway, the rest is stop and go traffic.
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Well mine is an auto (don't judgeXD) and I have to admit I drive pretty fast on hwy, it's so easy to get 75!!!! Lol anyway I am going to change my exhaust and add the CAI
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Lol well my suggestion would be to be easier on the gas (I know it easier said than done!) But also look into exhaust (I just unbolted the mufflers and put new hangers on the over the axle pipes to keep them from hitting the axle. They are very loud on takeoff but they quite down at idle and in sixth gear. Then look into the intake. A tune would be even better. Have you done any of these things?
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City rating is 19 I believe. It's only 1 mpg better than the GT in the city.
Except that GTs dont really get that either, unless you feather it all the time.

Can get a few mpgs with CAI + tune and some other products but nothing major. Stay low in RPMs, get up to speed, then feather the throttle and coast. Not much fun but it can help keep you out of trouble.
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Except that GTs dont really get that either, unless you feather it all the time.

Can get a few mpgs with CAI + tune and some other products but nothing major. Stay low in RPMs, get up to speed, then feather the throttle and coast. Not much fun but it can help keep you out of trouble.
I try to stay out of the throttle during the week... but Friday night Saturday... that is favorite curvy back road time!
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #15
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It's rather simple really. If you want and/or expect good gas mileage, you have to keep your right foot in check. Installing a CAI, exhaust and a tune will improve mileage as much as 5-6 mpg or more in some cases.

Also, keep the tires at the proper pressure and keep the air filter clean and don't haul around extra weight in the trunk or back seat.
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Re: MPG

Ive only got 2500 kms on my car but highway i get about 8L/100km (29.4mpg) and city i get 12L/100km (19.6 mpg) in a stock with manual trans. I use cruise control on highway a bit but disengage it on downhills (still cant believe cruise can work on a stickshift!)

This car is so economical compared to my other ride...99 infiniti qx4 (suv)...it barely does 18mpg on the highway. So i am not complaining!
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Got this today. Going 71 on thruway with cruise control. Drove about 230 miles to a theme park. Good mixture of down hill, uphill, and straight driving.
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Re: MPG

Average around 15mpgs in the city, and got a max of 29mpg on a long trip cruising at 65. Got more when I disengaged the Cruise control and feathered the throttle instead.
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I've average 20.9 combined for the 5k miles I've driven my car. Oh yeah
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I've had my V6 w/pp three 1/2 months, I get 20.1 mpg but mostly Hwy driving. I get on the throttle a bit as well. Cheers! to the Stang forum & members!
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Wish I got that lol XD I get 18 lol
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:23 PM   #22
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I get like 21 combined.
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Re: MPG

getting 24-25 average...BUT, just installed the CAI. once im done with the wheel/brake project i'll put it back on the road and we shall see....
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idk how some1 like fulton can get 40. that's just nuts. my 20mpg avg is 80% highway lol. but i guess i don't drive it to be economical..
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Lol I get like 15 in my 05 v6
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #26
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Sigh... that was a road trip! Where it was 95% highway! Lol I get combined of 34-5
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I think Fulton swapped his 3.7 out for 4 banger...
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I started out getting 32mpg. Then I added a CAI and went to 36. Then I got the tune and went to 40. Then I switched to 93 octane and went to 42. Now i'm getting better mileage than the Prius.

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wow! not gonna do the octane boost though. if she's rated for 87 octance...I dont want to burn out the catalytic elements...done that before.
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Highway ( long trips 500+miles) I'll get 23ish my mpg actually got better with most of my mods. And that's with a 93 race tune from bama. Around town stop and go after like 200 miles I can average about 21. Now on the weekends when I'm playing around.. About 13 lol
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wow! not gonna do the octane boost though. if she's rated for 87 octance...I dont want to burn out the catalytic elements...done that before.
I'm kidding, zoom. I get around 21-22 with my mostly highway drive. Idling KILLS a Stang's mileage though. Pure highway driving is around 25 MPG going 65. Start moving up that tach, and you'll watch it tank...

Main factors are lead foot and idling. Take those two out of the equation, and you can get some good mileage.
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you forgot a factor....at the beach its idiots who cant drive that gum up the roads to and from work...errrr
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I started out getting 32mpg. Then I added a CAI and went to 36. Then I got the tune and went to 40. Then I switched to 93 octane and went to 42. Now i'm getting better mileage than the Prius.

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Ive only got 2500 kms on my car but highway i get about 8L/100km (29.4mpg) and city i get 12L/100km (19.6 mpg) in a stock with manual trans. I use cruise control on highway a bit but disengage it on downhills (still cant believe cruise can work on a stickshift!)

This car is so economical compared to my other ride...99 infiniti qx4 (suv)...it barely does 18mpg on the highway. So i am not complaining!
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Your MPG really comes down on the way you drive and your habits around it. Heavy acceleration, bad MPG. I just bought my '11 v6 just about three weeks ago now, it says I average 21.2. (But I've been driving pretty heavy ) I'm really not complaining if I average 21-22. My 4.7 v8 Jeep was averaging 14.5 so anything in the 20s is golden in my book.
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I have 3.31 gears and my MPG has been around 26 hwy and 20 city.
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