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    i could use better gas mileage....
    what are some mods and tricks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    i could use better gas mileage....
    what are some mods and tricks?
    swap in a diesel from a jetta tdi. 55mpg freeway

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    Don't test your reaction time at every red light. I got better gas mileage after I installed my headers

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    x2 on the headers with tune. Make sure your engine is properly running (air filter,plugs,wires, etc...) And keep a light foot when driving. our cars are great on gas for the power they make, but most of us know fully well they arent a jetta when it comes to mpg. I really didnt buy an ls1 for its fuel milage, altho 35mpg is nothing to complain about for me! Whats your mpg anyway?

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    get another car....that is the best gas saving mod...if you baby dick the throttle on a ls1 in a musclecar/sports car to save money...not only are you in the wrong car..but you are in for a world of hurt...drive the piss out of the car...gun it at every light...fight every fight with her..and enjoy low teen mileage

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    get another car....that is the best gas saving mod...if you baby dick the throttle on a ls1 in a musclecar/sports car to save money...not only are you in the wrong car..but you are in for a world of hurt...drive the piss out of the car...gun it at every light...fight every fight with her..and enjoy low teen mileage
    well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    get another car....that is the best gas saving mod...if you baby dick the throttle on a ls1 in a musclecar/sports car to save money...not only are you in the wrong car..but you are in for a world of hurt...drive the piss out of the car...gun it at every light...fight every fight with her..and enjoy low teen mileage
    Then save for tires.

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    PARK IT! You'd be suprised at how good of gas mileage I get with it parked in the garage under the cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razer900 View Post
    x2 on the headers with tune. Make sure your engine is properly running (air filter,plugs,wires, etc...) And keep a light foot when driving. our cars are great on gas for the power they make, but most of us know fully well they arent a jetta when it comes to mpg. I really didnt buy an ls1 for its fuel milage, altho 35mpg is nothing to complain about for me! Whats your mpg anyway?
    You get 35 mpg?? I had a 98 m6 and the best I got was 30mpg. My 02 a4 only gets 26 at best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    i could use better gas mileage....
    what are some mods and tricks?
    wow 17 and already own a trans am, boy I could only dream of my little 97 firebird to be a ls1 car. Yea the best way to save gas is stay under 2 grand and always use your 6th gear once you get to 45 or so.

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    well parents wont let me get another car...yet they bitch about the gas i go thru...
    yet i tried to sell this one...and it wouldnt sell so im just gonna do what milkman said...haha

    i was thinking a 300ZX, civic, or a Ninja 250R
    lmao!

    and 35mpg??? how the hell....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    well parents wont let me get another car...yet they bitch about the gas i go thru...
    yet i tried to sell this one...and it wouldnt sell so im just gonna do what milkman said...haha

    i was thinking a 300ZX, civic, or a Ninja 250R
    lmao!

    and 35mpg??? how the hell....
    its downright un-american to sell your ls1 car for something far more inferior....all for the sake of mileage..youre a teen....gas is your #1 expense at this point in your life....suck it up!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    its downright un-american to sell your ls1 car for something far more inferior....all for the sake of mileage..youre a teen....gas is your #1 expense at this point in your life....suck it up!!!!
    This!!!!! cause I know that was my one and only expense when I first turned 16 I put like 43,000 on my car the first year I had it haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razer900 View Post
    altho 35mpg is nothing to complain about for me!
    Not with an LS1 car you didn't.

    Higher altitudes can help, but not that much. Best I got was 31MPG with my M6 and that was running from Denver to Grand Junction. Lots of time spent over 8K feet.


    The one thing I do NOT worry about with my car is gas mileage. If I cared...I bought the wrong car.

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    last year i hit 32.5 mpg on a long trip, after headers and tune i hit 35 on the same trip. no bs here

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    Might look into a STB, I hear they help fuel effenciency among many other benefits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    The one thing I do NOT worry about with my car is gas mileage. If I cared...I bought the wrong car.

    This. I have never checked our car's mileage.

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    Yeah well yall suck!jk I get 300ish out of a tank with the 3800.. Rule o'thumb... Never buy a car such as ours and then look for gas mileage.. I assume you're prollly running 87 octain as well? Wrong car my friend.. Time for a beater bro..
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    Might look into a STB, I hear they help fuel effenciency among many other benefits
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