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Old 04-11-2008, 12:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hello Loory. I own a 2003 Toyota Matrix 5 speed. In my route back and forth to work I have achieved 47 mpg just from driving techniques (without any physical modifications) according to my scangauge (my mileage log doesn't reflect that as the wife drives it normally). I would recommend against a cold air intake. Instead, a warm air intake would be much better suited to getting you better gas mileage, especially with an automatic transmission since you can't pulse and glide.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Is the '07 Matrix drivetrain the same as the '06 Corolla? I think it is.

If it is, I may be able to get some figures to compare to my dad's car (ie. torque converter lockup speed & mpg, etc.)
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The slowest speed i can engage the the fourth speed lock-up is at 37mph. I installed the SGII today and went on the highway for a few milles and at 55mph the gauge say i'm doing 45mpg (US), pretty good, i said to myself "i must be going downhill a little" and i tried the same route back and it was the same. I normally go at 65mph for 35mpg but i'm convinced... As soon as i go further than 55mph FE start to degrade, thanks to the SGII. At 50mph it's even better, good to know!
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thank you for your answer on the CAI. Was the car much louder with it than with the original air bowl below let say 3000rpm ?
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hello Daox,
Great to ear from a Matrix owner.
Ya 47mpg is pretty good, what speed are you going to get that number ?
I'm pretty convinced i will hit the 50mpg target on all my trips on highway pretty soon! As long as i keep going very smooth on the gas pedal all the time (bellow 50mph).
I'm surprise to ear that some are getting a better FE with P&G cause i always tought P&G was worse in FE than cruising at the same constant speed, that's good to know.
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Daox,
Have you done the warm air intake mod on you Matrix ? How can we explain that this mod could bring a better FE ?
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:57 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Hello H4MM3R,
What king of car is your avatar? The shape must be pretty good for FE. Is it yours?
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:36 AM   #20 (permalink)
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welcome from noob 2 noob. wow ur lucky u can use a scangauge. my car is a 92 and obd1, so it's not compatible.

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