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Old 04-14-2013, 07:52 AM
Rangerdanger413 Rangerdanger413 is offline
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Does anybody now a way to get more hp without loosing any mpg or even better improving hp and mpg at the same time
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:04 AM
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I've done full exhaust, intake, and electric fan. I drove it bone stock and I'd say these upgrades helped. It isn't a hot rod, but I'd say it's pretty peppy for a high mileage four cylinder w/ 4x4..
From what I've researched the thunderbird turbo coupe engine swap adds horsepower AND mileage.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:46 AM
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I've done full exhaust, intake, and electric fan. I drove it bone stock and I'd say these upgrades helped. It isn't a hot rod, but I'd say it's pretty peppy for a high mileage four cylinder w/ 4x4..
From what I've researched the thunderbird turbo coupe engine swap adds horsepower AND mileage.
What kind of exhaust, intake, electric fan did you use
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:54 PM
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What kind of exhaust, intake, electric fan did you use
I used a magnaflow cat assembly, dynomax catback, , k&n fipk, and a 16" electric fan i got from advance auto which i setup as a puller.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:01 PM
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I used a magnaflow cat assembly, dynomax catback, , k&n fipk, and a 16" electric fan i got from advance auto which i setup as a puller.
Ok thanks alot man and how does the truck sound
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:02 PM
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Turbo or 5.0.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:33 PM
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Turbo or 5.0.
What do you mean by 5.0
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:47 PM
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Turbo it or swap your 4 banger for a 5.0 v8
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:10 PM
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Help it breathe better (intake and exhaust including heads ect), add lightness, or motor swap. The new ecoboost out of the Focus ST would give you fantastic numbers.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:42 PM
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Alright thank guys
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:20 PM
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Alright thank guys

More HP = Less MPG
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:25 PM
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More HP = Less MPG
Lincoln mkx weighs more and gets 305 horsepower still holds 28 mpg
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:25 AM
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More HP = Less MPG
More hp doesn't always mean less mpg like if you put a chip or a high performance programmer it improves both
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:22 AM
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More hp doesn't always mean less mpg like if you put a chip or a high performance programmer it improves both

If you say so.

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Lincoln mkx weighs more and gets 305 horsepower still holds 28 mpg
Rated at 18/27 and overall rating is 22. It's a $50,000 vehicle too. If someone claims theirs gets 28 mpg then I have a bridge to sell you.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:17 PM
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More hp doesn't always mean less mpg like if you put a chip or a high performance programmer it improves both
Very true I have a 2006 Ford Mustang GT (NA "no power adder") that is running 318rwhp & Torque "Dyno tuned" that has better MPG's than a stock S197 255rwhp & only est. 40-50 hp less than a "supercharged" Roush 427R (est. 360-370rwhp). It's all in the parts selection and overall setup of the vehicle in question. You add a Turbo or supercharger than yes your MPG's will go down but keep it NA and get rid of restrictive OEM parts.... can give you better MPG's.
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