Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2008, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking Installed a new "Aero Turbine" Muffler, gained 11% mpg!

I drive a Scion Xb. After about 3yrs of driving it. I love the car by the way. It's indestructable! and fun to drive. Also cheap to buy! Ive been wanting to get better MPG out of it. I looked at the muffler and it looked very contricted to me. So, I googled mufflers that gained MPG. I discovered ************.COM . It's a company based in Utah. They claim that the muffler gives more HP and better MPG. their mufflers are mostly used in long distance endurance race cars and big diesel turbo trucks. I read alot of message boards and it seemed people were indeed getting improvements. So, I shelled out about $130 bucks for one. An Aero Turbine 2540i. the car is wee bit louder. But the sound is great. The car definetly seems peppier but after about 5 gas tank loads my average is a solid 11% gain in mpg! Im a happy camper! 11% gain is 3.3 mile gain. Every little bit helps. Now Im looking at intakes and tires., Anyone have any tire suggestions?
BTW, Aero exhaust makes mufflers for every car and truck. But their Turbine and Turbine XL (the quieter version) are the mufflers that are the real gas savers!

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 06-02-2008, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
Some Guy
 
Frankenstipe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lodi, CA
Posts: 45

2007 Toyota Corolla S - '07 Toyota Corolla S
90 day: 29.56 mpg (US)

Hachi-Roku - '87 Acura Integra LS
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pics/Vids or it didn't happen.
__________________
I may be crazy but at least I'm not sane.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3008712

  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 01:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Seige Tank
 
digitaldissent's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 159

yarii - '07 Toyota Yaris 4dr (auto)
90 day: 41.37 mpg (US)

Bullet Bill - '07 Toyota Yaris 2dr hatch
90 day: 36.19 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hmmm I agree, join the garage, post all your data

drop a line in the introductions section
__________________

I am not trying to save the planet, just trying to hurt it a little less

Yaris build thread

what is... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 02:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
Awesomeness personified
 
AndrewJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 642

Harold - '94 Honda Civic CX
90 day: 54.51 mpg (US)

Margot - '08 Surly Big Dummy
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 17 Posts
Send a message via AIM to AndrewJ
Frackin' doubt it.

Really.

A muffler gained you 11%? Not (at all) likely.

You gotta show me some serious numbers to back that kinda claim up.
__________________
"I got 350 heads on a 305 engine. I get 10 miles to the gallon. I ain't got no good intentions." - The Drive By Truckers.

  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 04:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
Curious....
 
koihoshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 98

DoesNotHaveANickname - '99 Ford Escort ZX2
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Perhaps the previous muffler had a potato stuck in it somewhere?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 09:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 21,831

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 61.46 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,533
Thanked 6,325 Times in 3,272 Posts
Ziiiing! Thanks for the morning chuckle, koihoshi.

"A fool and his potato are soon parted?"

My initial instinct was to delete the post, it's so spammy. I just removed the web URL instead. We'll see where this goes, if anywhere...
__________________
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 11:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
Did you get that thing?
 
reformed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 162

Green Machine - '92 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 39.98 mpg (US)

Money pit - '97 Infiniti j30
90 day: 22.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thats almost as good as the guy who extended his gas line and wrapped it around his coolant lines and netted over 62MPG in a 3.0L Dodge Stealth.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 11:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
Future EV Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sussex Wisconsin
Posts: 674

Wannabe - '05 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 40.53 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
First post. Hhhmmmm.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2008, 01:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
LUVMY02CREW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mid TN
Posts: 152

TANK the fifth - '02 Chevrolet S10 Crew Cab 4x4 LS
90 day: 20.44 mpg (US)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by koihoshi View Post
Perhaps the previous muffler had a potato stuck in it somewhere?
Potato growing in muffler.....hmmmmmm.....when I was young, mom said my ears got so dirty that taters could be growing in them. It may be time to really check out that burnt tater skin smell when the engine gets warm
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2008, 01:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
Future EV Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sussex Wisconsin
Posts: 674

Wannabe - '05 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 40.53 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by scionguy View Post
I drive a Scion Xb. After about 3yrs of driving it. I love the car by the way. It's indestructable! and fun to drive. Also cheap to buy! Ive been wanting to get better MPG out of it. I looked at the muffler and it looked very contricted to me. So, I googled mufflers that gained MPG. I discovered ************.COM . It's a company based in Utah. They claim that the muffler gives more HP and better MPG. their mufflers are mostly used in long distance endurance race cars and big diesel turbo trucks. I read alot of message boards and it seemed people were indeed getting improvements. So, I shelled out about $130 bucks for one. An Aero Turbine 2540i. the car is wee bit louder. But the sound is great. The car definetly seems peppier but after about 5 gas tank loads my average is a solid 11% gain in mpg! Im a happy camper! 11% gain is 3.3 mile gain. Every little bit helps. Now Im looking at intakes and tires., Anyone have any tire suggestions?
BTW, Aero exhaust makes mufflers for every car and truck. But their Turbine and Turbine XL (the quieter version) are the mufflers that are the real gas savers!
The difference between what you just said and a bucket of manure is.....the bucket.

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My new skirts gained me 2.3 MPG! kevlar EcoModding Central 7 05-14-2008 09:54 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com