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03-09-2013 04:22 PM
IngotMK3 Got 43mpg on the highway at 60mph with the new filter
03-08-2013 08:42 PM
IngotMK3 Drop-in filter and intake resonator delete done, testing mpg next long drive.
02-27-2013 05:38 PM
Roadworthy Some of the maps used for fuel economy for the Cobb Accessport on Mazdaspeeds do have a LOT more spark advance across the entire powerband.
02-27-2013 05:19 PM
Roadworthy The ecu will always try to compensate. By doing this mod, you're pushing the advance limit higher.

For example: We'll say the ecu can do a max spark advance of 60*. If the ecu detects knock, it will scale things back until there is no knock. Push the physical connection to get, say a maximum effective spark advance of 64*.

Your engine now has the ability to run a higher spark advance but still be able to scale back in the event of knock detection.

Highest power output for combustion occurs just before pre-detonation.
02-27-2013 04:34 PM
Deeprecon1 Please ... go on ? Pics ?

Wont the ecu just adjust for the mechanical change ?

anyone ?

Originally Posted by Roadworthy View Post
Try free/reversible mods first!
9. Make sure crankshaft position sensor is in the fully advanced position (take off front passenger tire, look to bottom left and see if the slotted sensor is pushed down as far as it can go)
02-16-2013 03:54 PM
IngotMK3 Going with the buschur drop in filter here soon, see if that helps mpgs at all..
02-14-2013 02:09 PM
Originally Posted by IngotMK3 View Post
What size 17 or 16s?
Mine are 16's
02-14-2013 09:09 AM
Originally Posted by roderunner View Post
Interesting statement. Aside from Ford EPA mileage claims, where does this information come from (specific reports, studies, etc.)?
some people on here used 16s with aero covers for winter wheels after using 18 Ti wheels and saw a 4 or 5 mpg improvement. But it makes sense, smaller wheels weigh a lot less. more air and less aluminum and rubber. Also the smaller wheels are narrower so less surface area touching the ground to steal momentum.
02-14-2013 08:21 AM
IngotMK3 What size 17 or 16s?
02-14-2013 08:06 AM
Originally Posted by IngotMK3 View Post
Never had a set, should be interesting
i have the continental contitouringcontact LRR tires with the aero hubcaps came on car after almost 15000 miles and 9 months, there not that bad never had traction problems on rainy/wet roads, not the best traction in snow but still driveable in 3 inches of snow, most i've seen so far. The cars lifetime average is 36.8 mpg winter gas dropped average down 2+mpg also run ethanol free gas.
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