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Old 05-26-2004, 11:43 AM   #1
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MPG after mods

I read alot about all these mods and Hp gains but what kind of MPG can i see after certain mods, im sure once you push your engine to 25-30 hp above stock you will def see a decrease in MPG or am i just being dumb and wrong (certainly once you throw FI into the car you will clearly see less MPG)...anyone got #'s? At $2.25 a gallon (REGULAR) for gas its kinda stupid to go do some mods that'll kill your MPG till gas prices drop.


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Old 05-26-2004, 01:10 PM   #2
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No mods will really kill mpg. They usually don't do anything, some mods actually increase a little bit. Not enough to be noticable, but an increase none the less.
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Old 05-26-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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since i mod my car i'm seeing arround 23 mpg on highway/city and 19 on city....

bad bad bad...
i think i need a new gas filter and the air intake need claning....
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Old 05-26-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
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Most mods will not decrease your mileage, some actually increase it. Like if you just put an intake and exhaust on, then because your care will breath better it should slightly increase your mileage. The problem is when you put those mods on, most people tend to drive more aggressively at higher Rpm's which will decrease your mileage. When I had my cougar with the trip computer I tested my mileage with the intake I put on and it was slightly better than normal. The problem was it sounded so cool when I reved it with the intake on that I was always running hard so it would sound cool, which decrease my mileage...
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Old 05-26-2004, 02:03 PM   #5
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Yes, as Itdeckard stated it's how you drive with all that new found HP that will usually have a negative impact on your MPG. Those times when I drive more modestly I actually believe that I get better gas mileage with my mods than before with no mods.
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Old 05-26-2004, 02:42 PM   #6
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Take a look at my profile for mod list. I get about 33 MPG.
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:22 PM   #7
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Even when my focus was stock I never got over 28 MPG.
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I think it's the lead foot mod that causes your mpg to go down.
I haven't seen a noticable decrease in my mpg from installing mods.
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my mods are below, i got 35mpg on my last road trip. that was at 65mph, not much WOT .

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I get 31 to 33 mpg.
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