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Which will yeild the best mpg increase....

ok so ive got trhee options of what to get...

the thunderbolt exhaust, a proform efan, and then a mac CIA...

they are all roughly the same price aside from the efan which is 125 compared to the 160 of the others....

so which one will help me out the most as far as MPGs goes?
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is saving up for a bamachip out of the question?

as for the 3, someone can correct me if im wrong.. but i think the exhaust and efan may give you minimal mpg each.. like 1 or 2 maybe.. and the CAI may be in the same boat. hopefully someone will explain why or why not if i am wrong
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do this order...
#1 exhuast because it limited sales
#2 efan
#3 turner.

and be done in that dept. personally the CAI isnt worth it..
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do this order...
#1 exhuast because it limited sales
#2 efan
#3 turner.

and be done in that dept. personally the CAI isnt worth it..
yeah isn't it true some may see a decrease after intakes? im thinkin of K&N for some reason.. i may be wrong about that tho... but for some reason it was something i thought i've heard before
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I would lean toward the exhaust first, My FlowMasters save me between 1-3 mpg and I can't say anything about the MAC Intake, I havent had a chance to put it in(still sitting on my bedroom floor).
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yea my only problem is the installation of the exhaust because mines so rusted and id rather not spend 60-100$ to get it installed by a proffesional....

anyone that installed it have problems with rust?
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yea my only problem is the installation of the exhaust because mines so rusted and id rather not spend 60-100$ to get it installed by a proffesional....

anyone that installed it have problems with rust?
pb blast, a torch, a breaker bar, and elbow grease. sawzall if needed.
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I have a K&N Fipk, flowmaster exhaust, and a bamatuner. When I run a 87 octane perf tune I get 17.5 mpg city and 19 hwy. That is with 31's and 4.10 gears.

I didn't notice any increase with the exhaust alone, but I did with the fipk.
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i would be absolutely APALLED if exhaust alone netted you 1-3 mpg.

the key to saving fuel is to make less stress for the engine.

number one being an e-fan

exhaust may help, it certianly wont hurt unless your foot gets heavier
an intake may actually hurt you, because your engine will compensate for the increased air by adding more fuel. keeping the stock filter clean is usually about the best you can do for fuel mileage.

a tune will help if you dont abuse it as well.

i was going to write a little article about fuel mileage and myths and facts about performance mods, i may actually do it this weekend, who knows

mind if i ask why youre going with the proform fan over the one we offer? The proform makes a lot of noise and the blades are exposed. its a decent fan, i have a similar black magic on the torino that ive had for 4 years now, but it was the only decent one on the market then.
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iw as comparing the price to performance aspect of it because it has almost the same stats as yours but less....

the one thing i didnt think about though was the noise like you said becuase these are straight blades and yours are the curved so ill have to look into it more...
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dude this does wonders to MPG and helps the economy at the same time.



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already have that mod....but id rather not have the "hit by semi going 55mph, end up dead, need casket now" mod
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At least your parents might get a lil cash in an insurance policy? And 17 virgins in heaven if you scream "death to america" as you're hit.
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[QUOTE=SoundPer4mance]i would be absolutely APALLED if exhaust alone netted you 1-3 mpg.QUOTE]

^100% true. The first thing I ever did to my truck is put on my FlowMaster dual exhaust w/ 3" tips. In all seroiusness I went from between 13.5-13.75mpg(before exhaust)to15.1-15.5mpg sometimes a little better depending on how hard I drive. So 1-2mpg increase is what I usually get.
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I would go for the exhaust, but do it for sound and appearance primarily, not MPG or you will be disappointed. I have noticed about a 1 MPG increase in fuel economy since installing my Dynomax catback system, but 1 MPG isn't much and a lot of things could cause a 1 MPG difference (I can change my fuel economy by about 2 MPG just by changing how I drive).

I didn't have much trouble installing my exhaust. I didn't even jack the truck up. The bolts at the flange were rusted, but PB Blaster took care of them. The hard part was getting the exhaust off the hangers, especially the muffler. That was a pain and I ended up replacing two hangers (luckily the parts store had some in the right size). Overall it was not a hard job though. You will definately want to have a Sawzall though.
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Dude I have a great idea! Okay, take a very short gas shock, l ike for a bike. Now mount it behind your gas pedal. Then you will have slow acceleration and will have a hard time pushing your gas to the floor. I bet wth that you'll gain 5 mpg!
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out fo the options given i would say efan.
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I would say fan also. I had all of those options on my 3.0 Ranger and I was getting 17-18 mpg in city on 33's.
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