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danteBirosel
03-15-2006, 09:48 AM
Anyone got any secrets or tips that you would like to share on how to save gas???





When driving, then setting your transmission to neutral, will it save gas?


-Dante

Flipx99
03-15-2006, 09:49 AM
I think if you do that the car will slow down to a stop. If you are talking about a red lights then I think the additional wear and tear will hurt any gas savings it may provide.

dkguitarist
03-15-2006, 09:50 AM
i'm not sure on the neutral thing, but also, not constantly hammering your gas or quick acceleration. and turn your car off if you have to sit somewhere and wait, or if you go in a convenient store (some people leave their cars running).

dru
03-15-2006, 10:13 AM
try to maintain constant rpms and not being so aggressive with the gas

mattmcss
03-15-2006, 10:50 AM
make sure your tire pressure is right where it needs to be

clean injectors once in a while, don't go faster than 60 on the highway and you'll be fine

tRiGgEr
03-15-2006, 11:42 AM
Dude you drive like a bat out of hell. Maybe cuz you were late to work :laugh:

When I took out my 47+ pound XXX and my 90+ pound box. I gained gas milage. Less weight, so everyone throw away your systems and gain more MPG.

psych0ticnemes1
03-15-2006, 11:46 AM
Dude you drive like a bat out of hell. Maybe cuz you were late to work :laugh:

When I took out my 47+ pound XXX and my 90+ pound box. I gained gas milage. Less weight, so everyone throw away your systems and gain more MPG.

wow... i know that's less weight but i didn't think 150lbs would makes a difference, i guess with a sedan it would.. not much for a suv i wouldn't think

04redmach1
03-15-2006, 03:47 PM
Get a chip for your car, and a CAI, exhaust. That will actually help. What kind of car do you have?

dru
03-15-2006, 03:55 PM
^ no, it wont

mobileaudio219
03-15-2006, 03:58 PM
Check for proper tire inflation... Keep your oil changed.... Keep you're car waxed... Drive down hill....

RandyJ
03-15-2006, 07:43 PM
^ no, it wont

With proper settings on the chip, and the right parts, how does increasing the efficiency of your motor (while driving properly as well) not increase fuel economy?


I say efficiency because as we know, the motor is one big air pump, the easier it can consume and expell the air would make less energy wasted.

Alpine CDA-9815
03-15-2006, 09:21 PM
Do what I do, leave it parked in the garage 6 days a week. You'll be amazed :)

imaspaceguy90
03-15-2006, 09:23 PM
Its a fact that clean car is a better tunning car, so make sur ethe engine is clean

MastaFlex
03-15-2006, 09:28 PM
Basically the cheapest way to save gas in a nutshell is to drive slowly, no quick acceleration, and maintain a constant speed.

Also checking your air filter and changing your oil is always a good addition. That fuil stuff you put in your gas is good too, you know the stuff that comes in like a little bottle that cost about 4 dollars....not sure the name of it!

dak0ta_g33k
03-15-2006, 09:59 PM
i drive like i don't care to go anywhere in a hurry. if i keep my rpms on my truck low (<2k) i can get 21 mpg. around town i won't get anything above 15 mpg so i don't drive when i can.

04redmach1
03-16-2006, 01:18 AM
^ no, it wont



Thats funny you say that, considering im a certified SCT tuner and tune cars all the time for economy and race tunes and yes it does work. On average a 3-6 more mpg increase will be seen with chip alone. You dont even know what a chip/tune does so why even respond?? :slap:

flakko
03-16-2006, 01:23 AM
don't go faster than 60 on the highway and you'll be fine

HAHHAHAHAHAHA :laugh: :laugh: you do that here in LA, you get shot.

04redmach1
03-16-2006, 01:57 AM
hahaha

dleccord
03-16-2006, 02:52 AM
driving behind truck, supposedly, saves you gas... aerodynamics if you call it

flakko
03-16-2006, 02:57 AM
driving behind truck, supposedly, saves you gas... aerodynamics if you call it

and trucks go slower on the freeway :)

Ko-B
03-16-2006, 03:04 AM
driving behind truck, supposedly, saves you gas... aerodynamics if you call it
Its dangerous but it actually works. I noticed it the other day. I was behind a QX56 and as soon as I changed lanes, it felt like my car had launched a small drag chute.

dleccord
03-16-2006, 03:09 AM
its only dangerous if you know how to drive,lol:)

tRiGgEr
03-16-2006, 10:27 AM
Its dangerous but it actually works. I noticed it the other day. I was behind a QX56 and as soon as I changed lanes, it felt like my car had launched a small drag chute.

You shouldn't be driving that close...

QX56 amazing SUV :yumyum:

danteBirosel
03-16-2006, 10:32 AM
Dude you drive like a bat out of hell. Maybe cuz you were late to work :laugh:

When I took out my 47+ pound XXX and my 90+ pound box. I gained gas milage. Less weight, so everyone throw away your systems and gain more MPG.



yea i was 30-min late :crap: . Lucky for me we were all late to work because of a traffic jam that had occured, going to work.

tRiGgEr
03-16-2006, 10:33 AM
You hook up that xxx yet? I want it back bastard.

I might have my 1200d for sale soon also;)

danteBirosel
03-16-2006, 10:33 AM
driving behind truck, supposedly, saves you gas... aerodynamics if you call it



yeah i heard alot about this, and trying it out myself, seems like it really does save gas. But what ^^ they drive realllllllllllllllly slow...

danteBirosel
03-16-2006, 10:35 AM
You hook up that xxx yet? I want it back bastard.

I might have my 1200d for sale soon also;)


Nope, im still in the process. I'm planning in getting a new SUV. Infiniti QX4. and also just recently recieved my Directed 1500D, depending on how much u sell it, i would love to own yours than this one. Just hit me a PM on how much u will sell it to me for, thanks bro.


-Dante

danteBirosel
03-16-2006, 10:36 AM
Also, trying to get me a new headunit or indash.... :yummy:

THUNDERBIRD
03-16-2006, 11:39 AM
i just pay for the gas on my credit card and deal with it at the end of the month.

Cobra Commander
03-16-2006, 11:43 AM
If you have an Automatic, don't try to coast. It's more dangerous for you and it does wear and tear. 5sp, sure coast all day.

Tires inflated properly, in my car I got better MPG with the windows up and ac on. Thats on the freeway, no stop and go. Windows down is almost significanlty less equivalent to having a drag chute, but it will affect how much your car has to work.

CAI, Chip and exhaust sounds susp. I guess it depends on the car. If the chip is efficient, then it could adjust AF and deliver a proper mix. If untuned, you are more than likely to run rich therefore wasting gas.

Or you could buy an Echo.

dkguitarist
03-16-2006, 12:50 PM
saturn ftw

Black_Jesus
03-16-2006, 12:56 PM
i get like 15MPG on my 4cyl so i guess i shouldnt chime in :)

(no, nothing is wrong with the car, i just have a lead foot)

BoomBoom18
03-16-2006, 01:57 PM
cruise control, even on side streets and such.

tRiGgEr
03-16-2006, 02:20 PM
CC is actually worse for your MPG...

theCybe
03-16-2006, 02:42 PM
Pay attention to the tach, especially in your automatic.

In my car, and many others I've driven, it won't upshift if you're hard on the gas; backing off the pedal for a second seems to let it synch into a better gear; 50mph in 4th @ 1600rpm for the win.

dleccord
03-16-2006, 06:35 PM
I heard CC is good only on flat land surface but it ***** only around hills or something like that

dubbinjet
03-16-2006, 08:45 PM
i get like 15MPG on my 4cyl so i guess i shouldnt chime in :)

(no, nothing is wrong with the car, i just have a lead foot)


wow...even with a lead foot...15 MPG on a 4 cyl...thats amazing.

RandyJ
03-16-2006, 11:22 PM
I heard CC is good only on flat land surface but it ***** only around hills or something like that

Because the CC works to maintain a steady velocity, and when you reach a hill or something that works against maintaining it, instead of 13% throttle you had, it pumps it to like 70% to ensure the speed it kept, and if it's not, then it ups the throttle and downshifts, upping the RPM's and sucking up gas,just to get up a hill. If you are on a flat surface, then you can imagine that a constant RPM and fuel flow will be better than a varying RPM and fuel flow.

RandyJ
03-16-2006, 11:23 PM
Yea it is pretty amazing. I got around 40mpg in the civic I was driving with a lead foot.

d15b7 in a '94 DX sedan FTW biotches.

Now I'm in a Tahoe though :doh:

dleccord
03-18-2006, 05:11 AM
^ how much slower are the better d15s than the b16s?

air_odie
03-18-2006, 05:57 AM
do a search even in this forum and increaseing MPG will pop up somewhere....

Basicly the cheap steps are find a surgar daddy or momma.....

Perform all required servicies on vehicle
properly inflate tires
try not to accelerate, decelerate, or stop unless you have to
Plan to travel when there is the least traffic and adverse weather conditions on road

there are a lot more priceier options as well I spent close to 2k just to get my fuel eff up from 10mpg to 12 and there is nothing wrong with my truck its just got a really big motor that isn't uber effciant at conservation but is at power.

My latest resolution to my gas proble has been to bite it hard and pay up by try to drive the truck only when needed won't matter end of this month motocycle season opens!

Lil Poot
03-18-2006, 06:08 AM
if i baby my car i can get almost 20 mpg in town, the way i usually drive though, its more like 10-12.

i dont go around hammering the gas everywhere but if im accelerating to more than 40, i get into it a little bit. dont really worry about mileage because its so ****ed fun.

i think most of the little tricks for saving gas have been mentioned here.

Decipha
03-18-2006, 07:02 AM
With my incredible automobile knowledge I don't believe Driving and Saving Gas
goes hand in hand. Ironically, the only place I see my hand going is in my wallet.

RandyJ
03-18-2006, 01:00 PM
^ how much slower are the better d15s than the b16s?


I have no clue, only experience I have is this d15b7.

Black_Jesus
03-18-2006, 01:27 PM
wow...even with a lead foot...15 MPG on a 4 cyl...thats amazing.i have remote start also :)

RandyJ
03-18-2006, 02:15 PM
i have remote start also :)

Do you ever start it from a distance just to **** with people standing around it?:crazy:

Black_Jesus
03-18-2006, 02:17 PM
all the time, and arm chirps :)

i have 6 sirens so, its quite loud when it chirps :)

RandyJ
03-18-2006, 02:24 PM
haha, thats funny

jer_stud56
03-18-2006, 02:31 PM
all the time, and arm chirps :)

i have 6 sirens so, its quite loud when it chirps :)
lmao.

Either way - thanks for all the tips I'll keep it in mind. In my grand am - driving mostly city driving besides like 50 miles back and forth on the highway, even messin around a little + subs + 4 other people in the car for almost 2 hrs I got 23.6 MPG (236/10.06 gallons). That was still 25 bucks though cause gas here is 2.49 right now. I'm suprised haha. Just filled up 25 again too **** that's a killer :(.

I almost ALWAYS use cruise control, let my car shift up so I don't hit HIGH RPMS unless I'm bored and feel like hittin it.

RandyJ
03-18-2006, 07:45 PM
lmao.

Either way - thanks for all the tips I'll keep it in mind. In my grand am - driving mostly city driving besides like 50 miles back and forth on the highway, even messin around a little + subs + 4 other people in the car for almost 2 hrs I got 23.6 MPG (236/10.06 gallons). That was still 25 bucks though cause gas here is 2.49 right now. I'm suprised haha. Just filled up 25 again too **** that's a killer :(.

I almost ALWAYS use cruise control, let my car shift up so I don't hit HIGH RPMS unless I'm bored and feel like hittin it.


but cc makes it shift down, and thus increases the RPM's ......:eyebrow: