View Full Version : How many MPG did you lose after installing a stereo?

03-05-2010, 11:06 PM
Doesn't it kind of **** that there are no material that's cheap, lightweight and strong? My car chugs more gas now too and is slower. Also I think I'm going to break my factory rear air-ride soon :crazy:

03-05-2010, 11:27 PM
2000 mountaineer- no audio equipment right around 16mpg'
When I had 4 15''s, triple faced box, 6 NSB 125's etc I was getting about 11mpg

03-05-2010, 11:35 PM
91 jetta 1.8 8v losing about 2-3mpg with the extra 500 pounds or so

03-05-2010, 11:38 PM
I have a 06 impala got ****** mpg before system (heavy foot) get about the same cause weight hurts handling..... lol gettin worse adding 180 lbs of batts and wires soon

03-05-2010, 11:39 PM
what car do you have and what system? it takes alot to break an air ride system

i lost about 5-6 with my rims and wall of 18s

04-17-2010, 05:29 PM
I drive a 1998 Deville with the Northstar V8, it has 163K miles... my system isn't as heavy as you guys but two 1000 watt Recoil amps, two 12" reconed Eclipse Titaniums in a 65 lbs slot port box, a Cadence 4 channel amp and an extra battery all in the trunk feels like a few bodies.

I live in a small town so I can doodle around slowly, if I drive like a grandma I can average 22mpg in the summer and like 15 in the winter with the system. Don't think I'll get anywhere near that figure if I live in Chicago or somewhere where traffic is much faster and demanding.

04-17-2010, 05:40 PM
Use Critical Mass neo speakers and subs ...and use birch boxes and you won't notice any difference in MPG

04-17-2010, 05:41 PM
6mpg loss, thats after the 2nd alt and the 700lb sub enclosure