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Old 01-30-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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road trip continued... de-tuned

ok, i know alot of you are planning on road trips with your stang. soem of you are towing your stang, and alot of you are driving your stang.

if you have a heavily modified stang are you still planing on driving it or towing it?

i even considered renting a car for stnag week in myrtle. but mygf said, "so you wanna rent a challenger to drive to stang week huh?...wtf is the point? you should drive the stang...ppl may flatten your tires if we drive a challenger to stang week." she made a good point.

however, my gf is a notorious over packer!!! im 6ft. tall..and believe it or not, my gf is 6.2" ft. tall. i think we will be super cramped in the stang. driving from ohio to s. carolina.

back to the point... im thinking of disconnecting my blower belt..and maybe even goin as far as to taking my 30lbs injectors off and putting the 24lbs injectors on.

i just wanna have fun and see the stangs, i dont need almost 460hp to go the beach wit my gf. not too mention, i would rather spend my money on fun stuff than to feed the gas tank of my stang.

so my question is this, if anyone is driving their modified stang on a road trip, are you considering de-tuning your car so that you can spend more money on the trip itself, instead of fuel?

are you considering not driving your stang at all?

let's get your opinions and ideas.....
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:11 PM   #2
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Re: road trip continued... de-tuned

Its a once in a lifetime deal (sort of) so I say go for it!
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Re: road trip continued... de-tuned

I'm driving mine but I'm only 5'3" and I have a V6. I drove it up to PA and back in October. It's my daily driver, also.
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Re: road trip continued... de-tuned

I don't have a mod on mine so there will be no de-tuning and I don't think my dads going to change anything on his for a while
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I think the real question is how much $ do you plan on saving on fuel by doing this. If it's a considerable amount, then go for it, but if it's negligible, eh, not a big deal! Everyone's definition of both is different too.
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I think the real question is how much $ do you plan on saving on fuel by doing this. If it's a considerable amount, then go for it, but if it's negligible, eh, not a big deal! Everyone's definition of both is different too.
i havent measured difference cause the blower has been on my car for like 3yrs or more. but im think'n there has to be a considerable fuel milage difference goin 24lbs injectors on n/a..... verses 30lbs injectors @11psi of boost.

maybe i should just disconnect the blower belt and trim the fuel pressure till i get down there... then pop it back on after i get to myrtle. it's just a thought. it depends on the price of premium fuel i suppose. regular and super arent an option with the blower hooked up.

with the blower hooked up im looking at 9-12mpgs @$ 3.30-$3.50 a gallon or wutever the price of premium is at that time.

i think i may get 17-21mpgs and be able to buy regular (87 octane) fuel...with the 24's hooked up...or run lower fuel pressure with the 30's w/blower belt removed.
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Wow, if it was that much difference in mileage, sounds like disabling the blower wouldn't be a bad idea at all. Would definitely save you more than a few bucks.
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Wow, if it was that much difference in mileage, sounds like disabling the blower wouldn't be a bad idea at all. Would definitely save you more than a few bucks.
im building a fresh bottom end right now, so maybe that will help a smidgen too. im finaly re-building that explorer motor thats been in my garage for 3yrs.
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Re: road trip continued... de-tuned

My car gets mid 20's on the highway...no detuning to drive anywhere.

I highly doubt there is that much difference on your car. It's not in boost cruising.
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Re: road trip continued... de-tuned

im getn ready to hook up a boost gauge to find out for sure. setting my cruise for 65-68 it's definatly not getting in the 20's. ive asked this before, but is it possible im losing gas milage with the stall converter? im at like 25-2700rpm on the highway between 65 and 70mph with 3.42 gears. it just seems like the rpms are super high at cruising speed with 3.42's and a 4spd aod. 255/50/16 tires
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That does seem a little on the high side. I always thought fuel mileage was based on the load on the engine, not the RPM's really. Made sense to me either way though.
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Re: road trip continued... de-tuned

some of the v6 guys said that was normal, but i didnt think they really knew wut they were talkn bout. im a lil baffled. the racing aod holds me in lower gears on the street cause it's set-up that way, between the trans and the stall those macs be screamn down the road. i can change that by lowering the line pressure, no biggie. but highway rpms seem to be eating my lunch. and i do lotsa highway driving.
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