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Performance/Gas Mileage Improvements

Performance/Gas Mileage Improvements

Postby DJIceman97 [OP] » Feb 10 2012, 2:27am

As stated in my other topic, I'm currently buying a 2001 1500 to haul my DJ gear around, but I'm trying to figure out ways to improve gas mileage/truck performance in any way possible. The truck is a stock 5.3 V8 with Flowmaster exhaust, no other mods done to it. I've heard of using a CAI & heard of some performance chips that help improve along with other things (such as spark plugs), but can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Performance/Gas Mileage Improvements

Postby starspangled6.0 » Feb 10 2012, 3:11am

A CAI, tune, and exhaust will help with performance, but not so much with MPG. You may gain 1-3 MPG out of that, but that's probably it. Make sure the engine is tuned up and running good; a poorly maintained engine can cause poor fuel economy.

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Re: Performance/Gas Mileage Improvements

Postby longears » Feb 10 2012, 12:08pm

yep cai-tune-keep your tires inflated properly.
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Re: Performance/Gas Mileage Improvements

Postby DJIceman97 [OP] » Feb 11 2012, 12:37am

starspangled6.0 wrote:A CAI, tune, and exhaust will help with performance, but not so much with MPG. You may gain 1-3 MPG out of that, but that's probably it. Make sure the engine is tuned up and running good; a poorly maintained engine can cause poor fuel economy.

My favorite programming company is Diablo, and I use Spectre CAIs. Feel free to use the search bar on the site- there are plenty of topics about such things.


longears wrote:yep cai-tune-keep your tires inflated properly.


CAI: Going to be one of the first things I do.

Tune-up: Probably might as well get one done. Brand new spark plugs/wires/air filter on it.

Exhaust: Truck already has a Flowmaster Outlaw exhaust on it. Not too loud, but not too quiet. As for the fuel economy, he gets around 14-16mpg city by these alone. As for what else I can do, I'm not entirely sure.
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