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Old 10-18-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default Hello im looking to get some extra miles per gallon in my 6.2L

Hello im looking to get some extra miles per gallon in my 6.2L, i wanted to get a programmer cold air intake exhaust and and throttle body spacer.

Does any one know what is better for a throttle body spacer AFE or Air Raid.

also if someone has already done something to get better gas mileage....Please help
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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I don't think any of those mods will help MPG. In fact, I recommend just pocketing the cash and use that toward gas. To install those mods for other purposes (performance, sound, etc.) is one thing, but to throw $1000 for negligible gains (if any) in fuel economy seems counter intuitive to me. You can buy a lot of gas for the cost of all those mods, so why not just enjoy your 6.2 the way it is? (Also, you already have a "cold air intake" from the factory.)

Some people have claimed to see an increase in MPG from a tonneau cover.
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CAIs and TB spacers are scams...do nothing...
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None of those mods will help.


And tonneau covers don't help either.
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I don't think any of those mods will help MPG. In fact, I recommend just pocketing the cash and use that toward gas. To install those mods for other purposes (performance, sound, etc.) is one thing, but to throw $1000 for negligible gains (if any) in fuel economy seems counter intuitive to me. You can buy a lot of gas for the cost of all those mods, so why not just enjoy your 6.2 the way it is? (Also, you already have a "cold air intake" from the factory.)

Some people have claimed to see an increase in MPG from a tonneau cover.
^^^ I agree with this too. Keep the cash, buy more gas. But the tonneau cover mileage thing is debatable. I read a "study" that claimed there is absolutely no evidence that tonneau covers help with mileage. If fuel economy is a concern.... get rid of the 6.2L.
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^^^ I agree with this too. Keep the cash, buy more gas. But the tonneau cover mileage thing is debatable. I read a "study" that claimed there is absolutely no evidence that tonneau covers help with mileage. If fuel economy is a concern.... get rid of the 6.2L.
I bought one and it didn't make a difference.
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Best way to increase your MPG is your right foot.
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Best way to increase your MPG is your right foot.
Or trailer it...lol! The mileage is horrendous but I knew that going in. I just close my eyes when I fill it!
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Or trailer it...lol! The mileage is horrendous but I knew that going in. I just close my eyes when I fill it!
Haha yeah, those 130-150$ gas bills kind of suck, but its totally worth it. My best average on a trip was 17 mpg, but my all time average is around 13-14 mpg.
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Haha yeah, those 130-150$ gas bills kind of suck, but its totally worth it. My best average on a trip was 17 mpg, but my all time average is around 13-14 mpg.

Wow! I'd kill to average 14 MPG, my typical average is 11ish MPG (i.e. 21L/100KMs) in mixed driving but more city than highway. Best consistent highway mileage that I've EVER gotten was 15 MPG. But I am running 35/12.50/17 Toyo M/Ts in the Summer....slightly larger/wider, knobbier, stickier tires than stock.
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