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Old 03-16-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Best Cold Air Intake for better MPG

Before i get slammed by some users let me start off by saying I'm new to this forum and ordered a 2SS and it's coming in on friday. Anyways I know I got a v8 for power not mpg, but i'd like my fuel economy to be as good as it can be. I heard that a cold air intake would help. What brand would help the most with this? I don't care about added horses or anything...Any other tips to get the best mpg? (please no "get a v6" comments) I'm simply trying to get the best fuel economy I can get! Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Your right foot will be what gives you best MPG. Nothing else.

I only get 8mpg driving normal. If I drive with my right foot it's about 4-5mpg.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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I've ran the CAI, Halltech, and Vararam but didn't notice any difference in mpg versus stock.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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Your right foot will be what gives you best MPG. Nothing else.

I only get 8mpg driving normal. If I drive with my right foot it's about 4-5mpg.



You will only gain minimal MPG with any intake, realistically it will depend on your driving habits, I currently get 26.5 with a SC and an excellent tune, before the tune and SC I was getting 20.6 highway

Check this link for intake compairisons

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107002
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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If a CAI actually helped MPG I think the GM engineers would have designed it into
the Camaro in the first place from the factory. My SS does run better in the cold weather,
but I don't expect better MPG driving during the winter months.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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I know folks that it has helped on the freeway, maybe 2 mpg But yes watching the speed and your right foot is the best way.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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I have a AIRAID, and it gives me 27.7mpg when just cruising at 60mph...
if I cruise at lower speeds gives more, if I cruise at 50mph I get up to 32mpg, but if I go slower it bogs and it uses more gas...
I can't say it's that good on saving gas, as I drive 1 mile to work, and it's mostly stop and go, so I only actually get 11mpg :P but when I go have fun on the I still make better mpg than driving to work, and I do make long drives often(NC to FL or NJ) and making more than 25mpg feels good. I drive good 410 miles before I stop in a gas station and I still have about 1/10 of the tank.
edit: I also have borla long tubes stainless steel and msrb performance cat back(and I run no cats)
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:17 AM   #8
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I was kind of curious anout this aswell since im getting 22s for my car i was planning on getting a CAI to compensate on the loss of mpg
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I was kind of curious anout this aswell since im getting 22s for my car i was planning on getting a CAI to compensate on the loss of mpg
Not likely you'll notice any difference. Plus, unless for potential performance gains, you can buy a lot of gas for $400.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #10
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I was kind of curious anout this aswell since im getting 22s for my car i was planning on getting a CAI to compensate on the loss of mpg
Are the 22's going to weigh that much more than the stock anchors?
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Not likely you'll notice any difference. Plus, unless for potential performance gains, you can buy a lot of gas for $400.
Thats like 2 months of gas ! If i get a CAI that can get me MPG that i have now for years to come when i get 22s then ill be golden!
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