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Old 02-16-2011, 10:35 PM
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Default Estimated mpg gain with new exhaust

I just got a cat back exhaust done today, a one in two out flowmaster 40 mandrel bent piping and two angle cut 3 Inch tips straight out the back. It's gorgeous and sounds great. I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of Average fuel economy gain I can hopefully get.. Thanks
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:43 AM
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Possibly .5 to 1mpg gain

You would honestly just have to fill up and see how far you can go. I wouldn't expect a lot.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:08 AM
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Oh dang... I was kinda expecting a little more, but its alright it sounds and looks good
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:14 AM
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dont expect anything
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:36 AM
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expect it to sound good and your mpg will go down because you will be revving it up to hear it LOL
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:47 AM
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Any change will be so minimal, that you may or may not be able to barely measure it. And I can assure you the exhaust system cost 100x more than the pennies you will save at the pump from that change in MPG.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:04 PM
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yeah x2 gas keeps on rising here.
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Any change will be so minimal, that you may or may not be able to barely measure it. And I can assure you the exhaust system cost 100x more than the pennies you will save at the pump from that change in MPG.
x2 but i love the sound of a nice exhaust
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:16 PM
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Default Re: Estimated mpg gain with new exhaust

I see it worth it.. Seem like better response and flow, and your tight about revving it because I do love to hear it. Lol but I still see it worth it. I have to get it worked on again Cus Midas didn't center them right, one pipe is about 1.5 inches closer to the spare than the other.. If they expect me to pay for their mistake they are out of their mind. Thanks for all of the responces though guys.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:54 AM
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yea, i dont get exhaust for the mpg i get it for the sound LOL
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It's worth it as long as you did it for looks, sound, and performance. People who do it for fuel economy need a reality check.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:01 AM
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Default Re: Estimated mpg gain with new exhaust

just to clear something up... a high flow exhaust on certain vehicles will give better fuel economy and performance i.e. supra mark III ghains 60hp and improves highway milage by a few mpg due to high restriction exhaust... though rangers seem to not do more than sound.

so thats why people may think, at first, they will get better fuel economy in there rangers.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:16 AM
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60HP?? i know a supra is a turbocharged car and all but that is a little outragious... i really dont see a 60HP gain from a supra. unless it was on some videogame like need for speed
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:24 AM
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well on turbo charged cars back pressure is the enemy, the least amount of back pressure the faster the turbo spools, is what ive been told on dsmtuners.com when i used to have a dsm, but 60 hp from exhaust, i dont think so. maybe with exhaust, intake, and a tune
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