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Old 09-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #21
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Edited my post. You should really consider the svt exhaust and save yourself some cash.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:13 AM   #22
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I need that rumble though :(
Whats the point of driving, if it doesn't leave you tingling
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Some MPG that I just schooled my self on.

Lets say $4.00 a gallon for gas @ 30MPG = $0.1333 per mile

keeping $4.00 a gallon @ 35MPG = $0.1143 per mile

That's a delta of $0.019 or lets just round up for the sake of it 0.02... yes two pennies. Now I think most people will agree that 5 MPG for a SVT exhaust change over is not practical but rather half that. so lets say you would see an improvement of 1/2 the above $.01 per mile change. @ $500 you would have to drive 50,000 miles before you start getting a return on your "investment".

But lets say you do get 5MPG that's then 25,000 miles (will take 2 years for the average person putting on about 12.5k miles a year).

over all the above ='s its not worth the money to try to squeeze 1-2 MPG out of a vehicle unless:

A) can be done for free or dirt cheap (your break point is in the less than 3 month range IMHO) or
B) you put on 30-40k miles a year due to what ever your profession is so you would hit your brake point within 1 year.

otherwise your money can be spent on other things and you just need to be more mindful of your driving.
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I put on ~3,000-4000 a month.
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I put on ~3,000-4000 a month.
Holy crap woman.

For the most part unless you accelerate like a grandma your no going to really see.much of any mileage improvement while doing mostly city driving. Is what it is. When I had my stuttering issue due to my coil going bad I had to accelerate really slow so the car would not stutter and I did not go over 60-65. My mileage jumped from an average of 320-330 miles per tanks to about 350-360 miles per tank. Fixed my coil, back to normal driving and back to the 320-330 a tank.
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Well I'm 100% sure if I fix my idle problem I would instantly get 30mpg. anything 30+ would make me smile.
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I live 50 miles from work. always rush hour. that's 100+ miles a day. :/ I just wanna be able to go 4 days without filling up instead of 3.
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I wasn't going to do header before exhaust :P I just plan ahead. I'm going to do FSWerks Race Exhaust, and add a little flare to it, and do header at same time.
Roughly $1400 for H-E-I upgrades then :(
While there exhaust is nice its overpriced. You can get a 2.5" race exhaust for about $260-$320 from Trubendz. Last just as long, looks good and makes just as much power.

And the header conversion for good used shouldn't cost you more than about $500-$600.
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But won't make the amazing sound, and I can't powdercoat the FSWerks into the tip :P
And I'm not worried on money. I'm just enjoying myself.
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My OBX exhaust, header and 2.5" flex ran me a whopping $345.00!!!!

PM drunkyoda about what kind of gains he got from his SVT header, etc.

I am untuned and still beat him number wise.

I am having a hard time buying into the SVT header hype(I know that I'm gonna catch some crap nowLOL). But, maybe a SVT header would put my car into the mid to high 130's? But, I doubt it.
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