I'm looking long term, being that gas prices are going to continue to rise. I pretty much only drive on the highway so i was wondering what kind of savings could be seen. (would the savings pay for the mods in the next year)
My tuner was $425.00 + intake cost + dyno tuning @ 100.00. I picked up 44 RWHP and gained about 2 (TWO) MPG. Like Ty was saying it would take a LONG time to recoup your savings. I have since added a Roush SIDO exhaust system and MPG's are the same. To answer your question I don't think the savings would pay for your mods in a year. Our trucks have 30 gallon fuel tanks x 2 more MPG's would = an extra 60 miles per (full) tank and at the current price of approximately $3.50 per gallon figuring MPG @ 16 it would be a savings of roughly $17.50 per tank full of gas used. So if you spend $600.00 on a tuner and CAI it would take you using 34 fill ups to recoup your money ( 80 extra miles per tank : 16 MPG = 5 gals. of gas x $3.50 per gal. = $17.50 savings per tank full) ( $600.00 cost : $17.50 savings per fill up = 34.285 fill ups to equal the $600.00 spent ). Heck after doing the math mabye you can pay for it in a year. What do you think, is my math off? Does this even make sense? LOL now I am confused!!! Ty help me bro.
I'm just glad to see someone take a stab at the math, lol
It looks right to me if that helps at all. It all depends on your baseline mpg, and numerous other factors like what octane gas you are filling up with, price of gas, driving style, other mods, elevation, and the weather.
I guess that's why Mike Troyer wouldn't answer my son or me when we asked him " what kind of fuel savings would we see?" We asked several times during the long dyno tuning session and he just keep on tuning LOL.