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    Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    Yeah, it's in the title. Just looking for cheap and somewhat simple mods or things to do tho improve gas mileage...cause gas is getting more expensive and I have to drive this until the end of July. Then I can get a Civic, Corolla, Accord or Camry
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    Re: Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    all i can think of is keep the truck, gut the cat' pull out the AC and do a Cold air intake. Also drive conservativly accelerate easy, keep your speed even. keep your foot out of it thats the big one
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    Re: Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    My mom and dad want me to get something else that's more reliable, lower insurance, has dual air bags, and doesn't need as much work, so I'm getting something new at the end of July anyway, lol

    I neeeeeeed A/C and the exhaust shop won't do a gutted cat...I called and asked.
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    Re: Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    you dont -need- an ac its just very nice to have lol. and yah no exhaust shop is gonna gut your cat you have to do it yourself because its ILEGAL and you WILL fail an emissions test if you have a gutted cat.
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    Re: Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    as much as you hate it, you really don't need ac, especially if your moving, an ac compressor will drain a large amount of HP from the engine, and from your pocket book. just run with your windows down. I do it and I live in Texas, I only run it when my GF is in the truck. And a standard will save you more gas than an automatic, just don't get carried away with the throttle, learn how to skip shift and or progressive shift, or both.
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    Re: Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    he's in ga... he NEEDS ac, lol...
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    Re: Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    what's skip shift & progressive shifting?
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    Re: Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    What are you getting for gas mileage now? I'm thinking you should be getting mid 20s with a 5 speed, 2wd. We get low 20s with a lifted, carbed, 4 speed 4wd and I get high 20s, sometimes low 30s with a 3.1L auto Camaro....

    If you are getting mid 20s and you are getting a different car because of fuel mileage, you need to take Camary and Accord off the list because they are rated for less...
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    Re: Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    i'm getting about 19.5 right now...not bad.
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    Re: Mods to improve gas mileage on 2.8 V6 5-speed

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    i'm getting about 19.5 right now...not bad.
    Thats better than my 05 Jimmy 4x4 2 door 4.3L 5 speed....I get 17 on a GOOD day.. Girlfriend gets anywhere between 27 and 31 in the 98 GrandPrix GT 2 door with the 3800.

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