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Old 03-30-2012, 01:28 AM   #141
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Forgive the (likely) stupid question...

Would this do anything to improve MPGs? Not that a few extra HP don't intrigue me, but a bolt-on that legitimately improves fuel economy would make it much harder to pass up.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:29 AM   #142
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Probably not but it should not hurt it either; I drive back roads 30 miles to work and my MPG has not gone down since the install, I average between 33-34 mpg.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:15 AM   #143
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Ill give you any of my cars or motorcycles if that was a real 2012 focus... I have yet to see a focus make 103whp... NOT EVEN A 2000 Zetec got that shitty of numbers...

Sorry man in this case dont listen to AEMs dumb ass site... I can promise that is one of the best systems out so far.
I do agree with you on the numbers and would never pay 100 bucks per hp gain anyway. The instruction for install actually show the 2012. AEM is just hurting themselves with bad numbers.

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"AEM performs tests to measure vehicle power on a dynamometer before and after an air intake is installed. Our air intake horsepower claims are based on the results of specific or similar vehicle testing. Sometimes an air intake will fit several vehicles or different years of the same model. In these cases it is not practical to test every application so our horsepower claims are based on similar vehicles where we believe the horsepower gains are reliable.

Horsepower measurements can vary some from day to day due to environmental conditions, the dynamometer used, and the vehicle’s on-board computer adjusting to changing air flow or environmental conditions. While some variations do occur from vehicle to vehicle we feel that our published air intake horsepower gain numbers provide a good measure for what the average vehicle can expect to gain with a specific air intake."
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #144
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Forgive the (likely) stupid question...

Would this do anything to improve MPGs? Not that a few extra HP don't intrigue me, but a bolt-on that legitimately improves fuel economy would make it much harder to pass up.
if you want better mpgs install a better exhaust system, focusboy got into the low 40s highway that way.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:14 PM   #145
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Ill give you any of my cars or motorcycles if that was a real 2012 focus... I have yet to see a focus make 103whp... NOT EVEN A 2000 Zetec got that shitty of numbers...

Sorry man in this case dont listen to AEMs dumb ass site... I can promise that is one of the best systems out so far.
off topic..what kind of bike do you have?
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:36 PM   #146
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Forgive the (likely) stupid question...

Would this do anything to improve MPGs? Not that a few extra HP don't intrigue me, but a bolt-on that legitimately improves fuel economy would make it much harder to pass up.
Once you hear it and fall in love with it you will likely be heavier on the gas thus hurting your mpg.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #147
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duffmans gotta point..ever since i installed my fswerks exhaust i started having a "heavier foot"
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^^^ me too, but I am still averaging 29 mpg. Does your drone from 2500 to about 3500 rpms?
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^^^ me too, but I am still averaging 29 mpg. Does your drone from 2500 to about 3500 rpms?

yeah it does i didnt think it would be that loud haha its not too bad in first gear and 2nd gear is louder but 3rd-5th is loud but it gets extremely loud for me especially because i take the parkway to work and im going about 75 80...so im stuck in those rpms in 5th gear. i do like it though
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yeah it does i didnt think it would be that loud haha its not too bad in first gear and 2nd gear is louder but 3rd-5th is loud but it gets extremely loud for me especially because i take the parkway to work and im going about 75 80...so im stuck in those rpms in 5th gear. i do like it though
what rpm is 5th gear?

on the DCT 6th gear at 75 is only 2800 rpm
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