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10-16-2012 01:34 PM
BBennett2388 Well I do maybe 14 miles round trip which is 85% on the freeway. And before I did the exhaust and also forgot the mention I added rims with slightly larger tires and I use to get roughly 39mpg driving like an old lady since the whole reason I bout the car was to "commute" and save gas, but now I get 35 so I don't know if I lost mpg because the speedo is off because of the larger tires(I know this becase of my truck). But I'm hoping with my small "commute" I can do an intake and get better mpg, or just the drop in/replacement knn. And other diy mods like new miss. And snorkal delete.

I don't wanna cut anything until I hear from others and can tell which works best for mpg. I'm not really looking for performance. I already have that a built 05 f150 prerunner and a 2011 gsxr750.
10-16-2012 12:36 PM
dyn085
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Originally Posted by BBennett2388 View Post
So does the drop in knn filter get better gas mileage? With out the snorkal delete and new missionn mods? Only "performance" upgrade I have is 2.25 piping flex pipe back with a magnaflow muffler "camaro" style(single in and dual out). I'm looking for an intake to work the the exhaust but keep atleast the same gas mileage or hopefully even better mileage. What intake would you guys recommend if any?
It really depends on your driving. The best mileage I have gotten with my commute is out of the drop-in/snorkel delete. Without the snorkel delete I only had better throttle response, and with the Newmission I lost 3 mpg. My driving is mainly city/rural as it is my work car and there are no highways/interstates in my commute.

I took the car on one long highway/interstate drive once (with Newmission installed), and while I can't confirm it it did appear as though I was getting much better mileage with the mod in those conditions.
10-16-2012 12:24 PM
BBennett2388 So does the drop in knn filter get better gas mileage? With out the snorkal delete and new missionn mods? Only "performance" upgrade I have is 2.25 piping flex pipe back with a magnaflow muffler "camaro" style(single in and dual out). I'm looking for an intake to work the the exhaust but keep atleast the same gas mileage or hopefully even better mileage. What intake would you guys recommend if any?
10-05-2012 10:16 AM
VOLDAR I had no problems with it.
09-27-2012 06:03 PM
dyn085
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It was over three tanks, almost 1000 miles of 90% highway on cruise. Frustrated the crap out of me, and within one tank I was back to where I was pre-SRI with the K&N drop-in.

Interesting that the removal of the newmission also allowed a second driver's mpg's to rise again.

Maybe the car just keeps resetting after a certain point, I don't know, but I do know that the car goes from feeling like a well-worn shoe on me and doing whatever I want to being persnickety and not responding in its usual manner, to all of a sudden being the car I love again.

ymmv.
Sorry, my memory fails me something fierce...

I'm already seeing 1.5 mpg with the removal of the Newmission by the trip computer. I'm finally back over 30 mpg, so we'll see what the whole tank yields...

Sent from my stupid phone.
09-27-2012 05:35 PM
FocusOnMeNow
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Save yourself the money and trouble and just buy a drop in K&N filter.
Agreed. Drop in filter did the job. MPG increase and throttle response is better.
09-27-2012 09:46 AM
vluc It was over three tanks, almost 1000 miles of 90% highway on cruise. Frustrated the crap out of me, and within one tank I was back to where I was pre-SRI with the K&N drop-in.

Interesting that the removal of the newmission also allowed a second driver's mpg's to rise again.

Maybe the car just keeps resetting after a certain point, I don't know, but I do know that the car goes from feeling like a well-worn shoe on me and doing whatever I want to being persnickety and not responding in its usual manner, to all of a sudden being the car I love again.

ymmv.
09-26-2012 05:42 PM
TboneZX3 interesting... That almost makes me want to install the stock intake again to see what happens.

Almost.
09-26-2012 05:37 PM
dyn085
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When someone states a mpg drop or increase, I am naturally a skeptic. Was the drop measured from just one tank, or was it an average drop after at least 3-4 tanks, compared to at least 3-4 tanks averaged prior, with identical driving habits, etc...

My primary mileage is highway (10-15% rural "city"), and my averages virtually didn't change with the intake swap. By "virtually" I mean that any small change I saw +/- were no different than how average MPG can fluctuate due to many factors.
I believe he said three tanks, with mainly cruise-control highway driving. After removing the Typhoon his mileage was back up within two tanks.

I had skepticism also, but I experienced the same thing with my Newmission mod. After having it on for a month or more, I still could not get over 30 mpg when my standard pre-Newmission was 32.5...
09-26-2012 05:08 PM
TboneZX3 When someone states a mpg drop or increase, I am naturally a skeptic. Was the drop measured from just one tank, or was it an average drop after at least 3-4 tanks, compared to at least 3-4 tanks averaged prior, with identical driving habits, etc...

My primary mileage is highway (10-15% rural "city"), and my averages virtually didn't change with the intake swap. By "virtually" I mean that any small change I saw +/- were no different than how average MPG can fluctuate due to many factors.
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