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Are there any mods that can help in this area??

And has anyone tried any of the chips? Are they worth having? Do they only add power, or do they help in MPG?

Thank you,

Edit: I guess it would help to know on what...

2001 v6 nissan frontier. 15-maybe 18 mpg.
 

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I'm running an '01 s/c cc manual and am getting 14.6 in the summer, 13.6 in the winter. The only thing that'll improve that is to keep my foot out of it.

What chips are you refering to?
 

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Best Mod for better gas mileage: An egg on the accelerator! Of course you can break it, so it forces you to be extremely light footed! :lol:
 

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What chips are you refering to?
I saw some "chip" that supposedly gives you more horses on ebay. Actually more than one version of it. Wonder if anyone has used one of those?




Best Mod for better gas mileage: An egg on the accelerator! Of course you can break it, so it forces you to be extremely light footed!
I was expecting something like that, or maybe, get a new truck, or tow it. lol.
 

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Most performance chips I've seen for cars require you go to a higher octane fuel (which doesn't help much if your trying to increase MPG to save $$), and if fuel economy is improved its normally very little.
 

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Free flowing exhaust and intake are supposed to help. But after I did that it sounded so good I couldn't keep my foot out of it :twisted: . I get 14.5-16 MPG. Good thing I have a short commute :)
 

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Free flowing exhaust and intake are supposed to help. But after I did that it sounded so good I couldn't keep my foot out of it :twisted: . I get 14.5-16 MPG. Good thing I have a short commute :)
What exhaust and intake mods did you do? And did you notice a performance difference (mpg or hp)?
 

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I have a 2000 V6 5-speed, with JWT Popcharger and a custom dual Flowmaster exhaust. I also have a Next Level Module. According to my G-tech I have picked up 10 RWHP. My truck was rated at 170 Hp from the factory at the crank. I figure Im somewhere around 180-185 @ the crank now. I would probally get better mileage but I do a lot of "city" driving.
 

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The ebay chips are junk. It's just a resistor that makes the ECU think the incoming air is colder than it actually is. I have a Gibson cat-back on mine with cold air intake and noticed minimal MPG increases. Aside from keeping it tuned up there isn't a whole lot you can do. The V6's are notorious for their crappy gas mileage. You could always trade in on a 4-banger.....mine averages about 22 city and 26 highway
 

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Well looky there JONNYXB9, the answer to my question was right there in your signature, duh. lol.

I will stick with the v6, does the 4 door even come with a 4 banger? I will live with the mpg, just thought if there was something I could do, I would do it. I have a bike and there are a ton of things that can be done in the way of power or mpg, so I thought I would find out.


WylerFronty, did the chip you have make a performance difference in power?

Thanks for the response guys,
 

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oh no, I didn't buy that chip!!!! Heard from lots of guys on TUNFS that have and a buddy installed one on his R/T stratus. didn't do a thing. It's about as effective as a throttle body spacer. I have seen the oil filter magnets, not sure how effective they are. But at $20, might be worth a try.
 

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I think those oil filter magnets are a gimmick too. Any metalic particle large enough to have any kind of magnetic pull is proably to large to pass through the filter anyway! And we're talking microscopic particles! I'd rather but that $20 toward my next tank of gas!
 

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yeah, I talked to someone who spent the $20 on the oil filter gimmick, it didn't do anything noticable, but the guy was somewhat paranoid and said he'd keep buying it so metal didn't get in his motor.
 

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Is there a problem with metal getting in nissan motors or something?
And arnt some of the parts aluminum? Magnets won't do much with aluminum, lol.

A transmission has many steel parts and I had a mini van with a mag in the pan, it was covered in metal shavings. The hard part was cleaning the magnet. With what I saw on that magnet, it seems to be a pretty good idea.
 

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I was just throwing the magnet doohicky idea out there. I've never tried one, nor do I have any intention to do so. Just a suggestion for a guy looking to save some gas. After test driving a....um....ford......I really appreciate my mid-20's mpg average of my Frontier. Commence with the Ford comments now, I'm ready!!
 

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WylerFronty said:
I was just throwing the magnet doohicky idea out there. I've never tried one, nor do I have any intention to do so. Just a suggestion for a guy looking to save some gas. After test driving a....um....ford......I really appreciate my mid-20's mpg average of my Frontier. Commence with the Ford comments now, I'm ready!!
Don't hold back, what was wrong with the Ford?
 

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Most companies use magnetized drain plugs anywho =)


My "Ford" , well, 2000 Mercury cougar had a massive problem list.


At 1300 miles, the factory wiring harness died, and was replaced. At 13,500 miles the alternator died. At 25,000 miles the synchro's for 3rd gear started to die. At 54,000 miles, the car just wouldn't start, and 3rd gear was about ready to give up the ghost. Most of the car's life was spent with a check engine light on, it randomly went away at 36,000 miles and never came back...god I hated that thing.
 

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For some reason I thought you test drove a new ford truck, lol. I have had 2 taurus's, 2 windstars, and a probe. All were always good to me, other than the transmission having the occational jerk. All had well over 50,000 miles. Maybe you should buy used fords and let the orignial owners work out the kinks, lol.
 

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rob_4187 said:
I threw a tornado in mine and im getting about +2 mpg. I do alot of highway driving though.
Is that the lillte metal ring that swirls the air around in your intake??? If not, what is a tornado?
 
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