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Old 02-11-2009, 08:32 AM
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really bad mpg

I dont know what it is but ever since i straight piped it i have all the sudden been getting horrible mpg. Tried 2 different tunes and nothing changed. Last time i got bad mileage it was because my turbo went out but i dont think thats the case this time. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:41 AM
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What kind of millage are you getting? Are you Hand Calculating this or getting the info from the computer? Where are you located?
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:53 AM
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well i know the computer is off a little bit but it shouldnt be as bad as it is. right now the computer is saying im getting around 8mpg so i would say im really around 10 give or take. But it is a significant difference after i straight piped it. That wouldnt make any sense that just cutting the muffler would do that so i dont know. I use the tunes from innovative and switched from xtreme race to street and adjusted some of the options so im thinking that could be a possibility too. Im in Tuscaloosa right now but im from Dallas.
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It has nothing to do with strait piping. Maybe you love the extra power and noise and you have a heavier foot now??????
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:07 AM
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No there is really no difference in power its just louder but i haven't really let that factor into the way i drive it. I have also noticed that sometimes the engine makes a whining noise in the 1500-2000 rpm range
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I ment power from the sct! What kind of whining noise? If the fuel mileage dropped with the new tune i would switch back to the old tune and if mileage is back to normal i would call up innovative!
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How many miles do you have?
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:26 PM
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my mpg dropped to 8-10 recently. no changes to truck or driving style. i was getting 14-17 what happened? dealer says its fine 35,500 on odom
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well i know the computer is off a little bit but it shouldnt be as bad as it is. right now the computer is saying im getting around 8mpg so i would say im really around 10 give or take. But it is a significant difference after i straight piped it. That wouldnt make any sense that just cutting the muffler would do that so i dont know. I use the tunes from innovative and switched from xtreme race to street and adjusted some of the options so im thinking that could be a possibility too. Im in Tuscaloosa right now but im from Dallas.
what options did you adjust?
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