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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:14 pm 
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Hi all,

Just wondering with all the claims I have read and heard about fuel economy improving with extractors and exhaust is it true? Just after feedback from people if they have had noticeable savings and extra kilometres per tank since fitting extractors and or exhausts.

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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:18 pm 
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I didn't notice anything either way with extractors and exhaust.
Goes a bit better and sounds good but :D

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:43 pm 
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didn't notice anything different either!
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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:23 pm 
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I drive it harder now that i have them, i haven't lost any economy so i'd say yes i am seeing improvements.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:54 pm 
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can improve economy, but i wouldn't buy them if that is the only reason behind you buying them.
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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:27 pm 
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I drive it harder now that i have them, i haven't lost any economy so i'd say yes i am seeing improvements.


Are yes, true that mate! :D !

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:29 pm 
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i seemed to get slight improvements in fuel use after extractors n a 2.5 inch exhaust was installed... was my 1st mods...

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:16 am 
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kermey wrote:
can improve economy, but i wouldn't buy them if that is the only reason behind you buying them.


Nah want the extra power but if the economy improved that would be a bonus :)
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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:12 am 
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I noticed a slight improvement, but as has already been said, extractors and exhaust tend to make the driver significantly heavier in the right foot.
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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:16 pm 
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Definate improvement here went from 440 kms per tank to 500 + very happy with improvement in power too :D :D

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:26 pm 
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I have a N/A BA I6 with Pacemaker 4495 extractors with the standard Ford cat and system. I have noticed a reduction from 13.2 L/100Km (normal, every day driving) to 12.5 L/100Km. However, the extra feel and power of the car has made me enjoy it a little more and I find that I want to push it a bit at the lights and from take off. So the economy is back up to 12.8-13 L/100Km. Getting the rest of the system (2.5" RedBack) next week. Have been told the economy will improve again. I doubt this as I reckon that I will want to hear the new note and enjoy it :D

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:50 pm 
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johnkoz wrote:
I have a N/A BA I6 with Pacemaker 4495 extractors with the standard Ford cat and system. I have noticed a reduction from 13.2 L/100Km (normal, every day driving) to 12.5 L/100Km. However, the extra feel and power of the car has made me enjoy it a little more and I find that I want to push it a bit at the lights and from take off. So the economy is back up to 12.8-13 L/100Km. Getting the rest of the system (2.5" RedBack) next week. Have been told the economy will improve again. I doubt this as I reckon that I will want to hear the new note and enjoy it :D

JB
but its all good though... cos the fuel econemy benifits counter the slightly lead foot you have grown so all good! :wink: extra performance without a fuel consumption pennalty.. 8-)

 

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