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Old 06-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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Better fuel mileage

Hey Mustang brothers! So was wondering what type of upgrades I could put on my 13' GT to achieve better fuel mileage? I know that my foot has to do with a lot, but what else besides self control? And how much would these upgrades give me? However 26mpg+ highways? Who needs a prius!
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No experience with these newer cars/motors, but the idea is to get air in and out as fast as possible.

Cold Air Intake, Throttle Body, and full exhaust upgrades will benefit you greatly in that aspect. You will also see a gain in HP/TQ with these upgrades. Removing the catalytic converters by using an Offroad midpipe will help a lot from what I've read.

Besides that, weight reduction. The possibilities are out there, just depends on the practicality and safety you're desiring.

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Re: Better fuel mileage

Quick 60$ upgrade is a k&n dropin filter helps a little!
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Actually a good tune and a lot of my other mods help me out some. I have tune exhaust boss intake. Only mod that hurt was spoiler. I average 20 miles per gallon City and highway combined
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A tune, exhaust- full system long tube headers. Nice big intake cai
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Re: Better fuel mileage

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No experience with these newer cars/motors, but the idea is to get air in and out as fast as possible.

Cold Air Intake, Throttle Body, and full exhaust upgrades will benefit you greatly in that aspect. You will also see a gain in HP/TQ with these upgrades. Removing the catalytic converters by using an Offroad midpipe will help a lot from what I've read.

Besides that, weight reduction. The possibilities are out there, just depends on the practicality and safety you're desiring.

Good luck
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It is common knowledge in tuner circles that intake/headers/exhaust create a more efficient engine. More power, less fuel, and it will sound great.

If you are on a budget, a good K&N filter will gain you some small improvement plus a modest bump in power.
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400plus horsepower & 25mpg in a mustang. What's the problem?!!! Technology is just getting better and better
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I was averaging 18 mpg on the highway last night. And I was averaging 90 mph. So I was ok with that
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It is common knowledge in tuner circles that intake/headers/exhaust create a more efficient engine. More power, less fuel, and it will sound great.

If you are on a budget, a good K&N filter will gain you some small improvement plus a modest bump in power.
I installed my K&N Filter 2 weeks ago and I surprisingly got from 13mpg to 15mpg driving the same exact way! Also you can hear your intake sucking air shifting at medium Rpms! Or maybe its just me Idk haha
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No experience with these newer cars/motors, but the idea is to get air in and out as fast as possible.

Cold Air Intake, Throttle Body, and full exhaust upgrades will benefit you greatly in that aspect. You will also see a gain in HP/TQ with these upgrades. Removing the catalytic converters by using an Offroad midpipe will help a lot from what I've read.

Besides that, weight reduction. The possibilities are out there, just depends on the practicality and safety you're desiring.

Good luck
Throttle bodies have shown to be worthless on these cars. Same for cai as well when actually racing.
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Throttle bodies have shown to be worthless on these cars. Same for cai as well when actually racing.
Really? Good to know. So the stock airbox/tb must flow pretty good.
When actually racing, I would say skip boltons and go for Forced Induction! But the OP asked for MPG increase and didn't mention HP/TQ at all.

I would think that the larger TB/CAI would do something for DD MPG.. It sure did for my brother's truck. The new 5.0 is a little different engine than his though..
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Throttle bodies have shown to be worthless on these cars. Same for cai as well when actually racing.
Oh really? Why is it that the cai's flow way more air then the stock airbox? And why is it that throttle bodies also add to the better flow? And better flow means more power and a more efficient car. How is that worthless? And why is it that every tuner shop known to man uses a cai?
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Oh really? Why is it that the cai's flow way more air then the stock airbox? And why is it that throttle bodies also add to the better flow? And better flow means more power and a more efficient car. How is that worthless? And why is it that every tuner shop known to man uses a cai?
Your a ******. Shops get paid to use them on theoretical cars. Look at all the reviews I have posted on real world test. From unbiased people testing them. TB on the dyno gaining nothing. There is a huge thread about it on s197. Where they have real tech sections. Not filled with look at my rims BS. Look at real world track test of cai that gained nothing. That everything gained came from the tune actually.

Stock TB is 80mm. Others are 82mm. Not gaining crap. Ford released one that was 90mm. But yet intake its self is still only 80mm. So again worthless.

When you actually know something about these cars and stop believing everything in magazines or what someone trying to.sell a part is telling you. Then come back and make an educated post.

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And test you cold air with Hood down. It flows no more air then the stock box. Been proven already. By people that wasn't out to just make $350 off a piece of plastic.
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