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Old 03-29-2019, 01:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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2003 Volkswagen GTi 1.8 turbo project

After years of making it go faster and handle better I am now looking to make it get better gas milage. The engine has many performance upgrades including an APR multi program ECU. Many of the hardware upgrades allow the engine to achieve better gas mileage when the lead foot is removed from the equation :-). Current plans are to add a custom high milage ECU program to maximize gas consumption. Will also be looking at low rolling resistant tires and narrower rim replacements. Current gas milage ranges between 25 city and 35 highway. Hoping to raise that to 35 and 45 mpg. There are also carbon fiber hood and fender replacements to reduce weight.
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