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Old 03-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question increasing MPG on a SVT

I used to have my SVT boosted and tuned, but now over the years I have de tuned her and made her my DD, since my job now incorporates me to drive around town a lot.

What other mods can I do, or did I miss to increase MPG?

I currently have the basic bolt ons, tune, lighter wheels, and new OEM ignition.


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Old 03-15-2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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Not sure how much other mods would help since you have the mods you do. I would say to check your air pressure in your tires often and don't drive drive pedal to the metal all the time. I drive my SVTF for work and constantly get around 22-24 MPG with some spirited driving.
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I usually get between 22-23 mixed driving but 100% highway cruise control at 65 I can manage 30. All depends on your driving. Get your foot outa it and you'll get better mpg. And trust me I know how hard it is to keep your foot outa it. It's a challenge.
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Not sure how much other mods would help since you have the mods you do. I would say to check your air pressure in your tires often and don't drive drive pedal to the metal all the time. I drive my SVTF for work and constantly get around 22-24 MPG with some spirited driving.
yeah i usually get the same and I'm not too much on the gas pedal.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:38 PM   #5
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22-24 mixed driving sounds correct. Highway is about 30-31 for me.
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I got 27.7 on my last tank mixed driving. Took a road trip a couple weeks ago and averaged about 32 highway. And all I have is the k&n panel on mine
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70 percent @55mph and 30 percent in town and i get 26-28 averaged. Keep your tires properly inflated, good stock plugs, a clean air filter, and a light foot and you should be able to get close to that.
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Make sure your thermostat is relatively new and the oxygen sensors as well, this will help fuel efficiency.

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30-31 highway(@65mph) and 26 city, try shifting around 2k-2.5k i know that's like grandpa but it will save gas, oh and coast in neutral when you can like downhills or long stretchs and you know a red light is coming up
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70 percent @55mph and 30 percent in town and i get 26-28 averaged. Keep your tires properly inflated, good stock plugs, a clean air filter, and a light foot and you should be able to get close to that.
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Make sure your thermostat is relatively new and the oxygen sensors as well, this will help fuel efficiency.
yeah I've done all of this, from what everyone is saying. I'm getting pretty much the same as everyone else.
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