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Old 06-17-2009, 04:35 PM   #361  
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We have two F-150's. One is a 4wd that gets a whopping 14 mpg and the other is a 6-cylinder 2wd that checks in at 16. Haven't changed any habits, still gotta get to work. Won't be getting anything more fuel efficient in the near future. Luckily the 2wd is a company truck that the gas, insurance, tags and property tax is paid for. We also have a '99 Ranger that mostly sits in the garage (it gets 18-20).
I'm curious - if you already have 1 pickup, why have a second?

I can always seem the point in having at least one - I have a Prius and a GMC Yukon. One gets 16mpg and the other gets 45mpg. The Prius is what I use for everyday use.. saves me $3k a year in gas compared the Jeep I had previously.

Depending on how much you drive, it seems by replacing the Truck you own, you could get some decent gas savings.. Also depends on how old the truck is..etc..
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:46 AM   #362  
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Sure. I used to choose the fast route with my ZorroGPS to get to my destination, but now I just the shortest route, because it will save me much gas. Of course, when the situation is not urgent.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:25 AM   #363  
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Sure. I used to choose the fast route with my ZorroGPS to get to my destination, but now I just the shortest route, because it will save me much gas. Of course, when the situation is not urgent.
Take into consideration the stop and go of each route. For example, it will probably use less gas (and be faster) to go 12 miles on the highway than 10 miles with a lot of stop and go.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:29 AM   #364  
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Car is really something wates my money. I bought my car cheap but the every month I have to pay for stopping, gas and many other things. I always thinking what if I bought a house.
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For a house, it is the same. You have to spend money to decorate,keep it clean, on water, electricity and so on.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:55 AM   #366  
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Take into consideration the stop and go of each route. For example, it will probably use less gas (and be faster) to go 12 miles on the highway than 10 miles with a lot of stop and go.
Yes. In this case, I will choose the highway as possible with my gps. It saves time and gas.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:22 AM   #367  
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I have gasoline allowance from my company shielding me from the high cost of gasoline. I also use my mountain bike whenever I can.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:01 PM   #368  
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I am fully Focused on it, I like that car very much!
as we all know that the gas prices are so high and it will affect on it also . is there any political motivation is reamaining anymore?
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:34 PM   #369  
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I'm somewhat altering my driving habits such as not gunning it at stop lights or stop signs. I just installed a Takeda short ram intake for my 09 altima 2.5, so it should give me an extra 1-3 mpg if I drive conservatively.



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Old 01-25-2011, 04:39 PM   #370  
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so it should give me an extra 1-3 mpg if I drive conservatively.
Don't count on it.
You may get a few hp but unlikely on the mph.
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1 or 2 extra mpg respectfully...more than putting in a k&n drop in filter with the factory air box.
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1 or 2 extra mpg respectfully...more than putting in a k&n drop in filter with the factory air box.
Once your engine bay gets heat soaked, you are going to lose power and get worse fuel economy unfortunately. The best way to run those high performance intakes is to form an airbox that insulates it from the hot air as well as draws air from anywhere but the engine bay. Over the years with all of the car clubs i've belonged to, these types of intakes only work well before the engine bay gets heat soaked. From that point on, you lose power and get worse fuel economy.

The other thing is that metal intake tube. Those things are also very thermally conductive and will more or less be a massive heat magnet on a hot day that will heat the air even more as it enters the engine. Trust me on this, as i've seen more than enough charts and drag strip time slips to prove this. Modern day factory intakes are actually surprisingly efficient, and any gains in flow will be negated by heat once things get heat soaked. Is that an oiled filter? It kind of looks like an S&B powerstack filter.
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1 or 2 extra mpg respectfully
I hope it's true but with modern feedback systems the engine will still make sure the air/fuel ratio is the same.

What Amd says is true, I know from experience.
In my Mustang I had a cold air that went outside the engine compartment in front of the front wheel. I could only use a 6" filter because of size constraints (even though it is big enough). It did get wet occasionally but was not an issue except for filter life.

I then tried a short intake that stayed in the engine compartment but had a larger 9" filter.
I hated the throttle response when it got warm and really didn't notice any performance gain.

Needless to say I'm using the original outside the compartment setup, I just change the filter once a year.


With a smaller engine and less heat it may work just fine for you, have fun with it !!!
Let us know about the mileage too, hope it does improve for you!
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the takeda sri is a dry flow filter, not oil based. I may install the factory air scoop. The takeda came with a 45 degree elbow that attaches onto the factory air scoop to channel cold air to the dry flow filter. Not sure if that would make any difference...

surprisingly, I had taken off the factory air scoop and put in a k&n drop-in filter. The factory air box had a deeper growl. The takeda has a raspier growl...almost sounds ricer and it kind of makes it obvious that I'm running stock exhausts!!

previously I had a 96 corolla with lower fuel economy, so this 09 altima gets about 4+ more miles yet it's a more powerful engine. 175hp crank vs 115hp crank! Then you have that variable control transmission

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With this type of setup, getting fresh air to it is going to be critical. I'm glad that you are running a dry filter, as i'm not a fan of those oiled filters at all. I believe they are nothing but a big scam as K&N's especially have horrible filtering efficiency that barely meets manufacturer requirements(just barely).

You might not tell right now, but I am willing to bet that drivability is going to be negatively impacted when summer rolls around. The best thing to do would be to find a way to isolate the filter from the rest of the engine bay. Of course finding a way to funnel cold air when driving at speeds will also be critical. Even the engine bay of my Fusion hybrid literally bakes when it is hot outside, and you are sucking all of that in. That is especially true when you are idling or are sitting at idle for a while, as this gives your engine bay a chance to heat soak. Idealy, the metal intake tube should be made of something that is more insulative than conductive as well.

There is actually a lot of noise that comes from the intake of a vehicle, which is why manufacturers utilize all sorts of tricks to muffle the sound. The most unique intake noise i've ever heard was on a 99 Taurus SHO with the v8 back then, as the engine was nice and muted until the secondaries opened at 3400rpms and literally roared.

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the takeda sri is a dry flow filter, not oil based. I may install the factory air scoop. The takeda came with a 45 degree elbow that attaches onto the factory air scoop to channel cold air to the dry flow filter. Not sure if that would make any difference...

surprisingly, I had taken off the factory air scoop and put in a k&n drop-in filter. The factory air box had a deeper growl. The takeda has a raspier growl...almost sounds ricer and it kind of makes it obvious that I'm running stock exhausts!!

previously I had a 96 corolla with lower fuel economy, so this 09 altima gets about 4+ more miles yet it's a more powerful engine. 175hp crank vs 115hp crank! Then you have that variable control transmission
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