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Old 03-11-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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mpg with a tune?

Im waiting to get hypnotics tune as he PM's me back. But I was wondering does getting these reflashes adversely affect has milage??? Other than wanting to get into it more , just normal everyday driving, shifting at or below 3K rpm. Cause with these gas prices and no sign of them going back down, i would prefer not to lose any gas milage.


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If anything, your gas mileage will improve. I haven't noticed any difference, but then again, my foot has been a little heavy lately . Oh, and if you want to maximize your mileage don't shift below 3k. For max fuel economy you wanna be somewhere between 3000 and 3200.
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I didnt notice a change one way or the other with my tune, still getting 24ish around town, 31 on the highway
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well thats what i wanted to hear!! I guess i always thought if you shifted in the low RPM's then you woudnt use as much gas? But also you're going to get better mpg going 60-65 then any other speed (so im told).
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:23 PM   #5
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well unless someone has tested, its a tough call, because shifting early, means the engine isnt spinning as fast, but on the opposite end of that, it means the engine might be working HARDER accelerate at the same rate, due to less power at that rpm.

*HMMM* i usually dont like shifting too high, feel like im being hard on it 24/7, so i usually end up shifting between 2600-2900.

but then again i am currently getting 22 mpg with hypnotics tune (hey...its up from 20 at least lol) so maybe ill try going a full tank shifting @ 3k and see what changes.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:57 PM   #6
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Absolutely no change in MPG, once I stopped ragging on the car. I have recently started driving it the way I used to, skip shifting around 2500 - 3000, usually 1-3-4-6 shift. This last 1/4 tank has lasted a looong time. Well over 100 miles.
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just a theory here, but wouldnt skipping gears give you LESS MPG? if you skip a gear, your engine has to work harder, to accelerate at the same rate, with a higher gear.
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Im not flooring the car while shifting gears, its a leasurely acceleration so no more fuel is being dumped into the cylinders than if it were acclereating under the same condition using all the gears. Look at the Camaros, they had a 2nd gear lock-out under leasurely acceleration to help conserve fuel. Granted that was a MUCH larger engine, but the concept is the same.
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I have had results that have stayed the same, but I have had a few customers that use their SVTFs for commute jockeys and then weekend fun say they have gained 1-3 mpg. Just depends on the driver I guess.

Fidus, you dont count, that elevation is killing your gas mileage
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Sad to say but the way I view the whole gas crisis thing is, it makes no diffrence to me cause I'm still going where I need to go and I still need the gas to get there so to hell with how much it is. Sure it hits my wallet but I'm not going to alter my driving cause the bastards are raising oil prices. We need to take over Iran and Saudi Arabi and slap'em around for some cheaper oil. Oh crap, was that out loud? Opps.
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