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Old 05-02-2009, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone!

Hello everyone, my name is Matt and I'm 17 years old. I live in Illinois, and my daily driver is a 1998 Ford Mustang with a 3.8L V6 engine and automatic transmission. I used to be the type of guy who was big into going fast when I first got my licence, but now that I've got my 1991 Ford Probe GT turbo that I can go fast in when ever I want, I've decided that I want to get the most mpg out of my 98 stang as I can with my budget.

Now I've been kinda reading on here about some of the stuff people are doing to their car's. Well since I've already modified my mustang a little bit, I don't really know what to do to it. Like I've got a cold air intake, bigger throttle body, and dual exhaust.

So can anyone tell me some stuff that would help me right off the bat.

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Old 05-03-2009, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome, Boosdprobe91!
Your biggest gains will be made by "tightening the nut behind the wheel" as is often said around here. Click on the "100+ Hypermiling Tips" link above. You won't use all of them, but they will get you thinking along the lines of how you need to operate a car to be the most efficient.
The second thing to do is to get a Scangauge II. It'll work in your Mustang, since it is OBD-II, (but not the Probe, due to it being pre-OBD-II). The Scangauge will quickly teach you how to drive more efficiently with its instantaneous feedback.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, definitely pick up a scangauge II. Manual transmission swap?

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Old 05-03-2009, 06:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Will the Mustang actually be more fuel-efficient than the Probe? Seems to me like the Probe would be a better daily driver and the Mustang a better toy!

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Old 05-06-2009, 01:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM! I have the same question as AJI. Is the Ford Probe going to be "maxxed out" for racing or something? Using the new handy-dandy garage search engine I found some Mustangs for you to compare to :




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Old 05-06-2009, 08:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site Boosdprobe91. Since you do have a fast car already, why not get yourself a nice smaller engined commuter to replace the stang? You can eek some semi-descent mileage out of it I'm sure, but it would be way easier to start with something that gets good mileage to begin with.

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