Nissan Titan Forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
121 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
my main goal: better gas mileage. I can get a aem cai and hypertech programmer for 550. will this help my mileage that much? Or at least one more so than the other to get first? i dont have a heavy foot so i wont be driving like i stole it. Would an K&N air filter be just as beneficial? anything will help guys.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,216 Posts
my main goal: better gas mileage. I can get a aem cai and hypertech programmer for 550. will this help my mileage that much? Or at least one more so than the other to get first? i dont have a heavy foot so i wont be driving like i stole it. Would an K&N air filter be just as beneficial? anything will help guys.
From my own experience, a programmer did not help with gas mileage. A tonneau cover may be more beneficial to you. What are you averaging? I average about 15 - 15.5 with a Nismo CAI, tonneau and Bullet muffler (if that really helps at all?) I try to keep it under 2,000 RPMs, but I can have a heavy foot at times. I don't think I will get any better than that...unless the gas stations I go to are still on the crappy winter blend.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
121 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Im getting just at 14.0 MPG. That is only with a Flowmaster muffler. I was under the impression i could gain possibly 2 MPG with the programmer and AEM BruteForce Intake. Or the route of Hypertech and Air filter/possibly airbox mod. 15.5 I may be happy with that...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,216 Posts
Im getting just at 14.0 MPG. That is only with a Flowmaster muffler. I was under the impression i could gain possibly 2 MPG with the programmer and AEM BruteForce Intake. Or the route of Hypertech and Air filter/possibly airbox mod. 15.5 I may be happy with that...
You could always try the air box mod first. I did it on my wife's Pathfinder, and I thought it helped a little. I never put in a K&N filter to really maximize my results though.

With your truck being a 2011, it may require a little break in period.

Also, what type of oil are you running? 100% synthetic oil will help too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,557 Posts
Forget it. Other than being light on the throttle, I haven't seen any proof that anything here will improve mileage. I have the BullyDog tuner and although useful for power, it does nothing for fuel mileage.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,823 Posts
Forget it. Other than being light on the throttle, I haven't seen any proof that anything here will improve mileage. I have the BullyDog tuner and although useful for power, it does nothing for fuel mileage.
To this day, I'm still shocked you bought a tuner. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,522 Posts
They add power not MPG. Look at it like this, you can add 30 hp/tq with the addition of a CAI and tuner and still get 14 mpg:) You can baby it or race some punk in a civic at a light!!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,807 Posts
They add power not MPG. Look at it like this, you can add 30 hp/tq with the addition of a CAI and tuner and still get 14 mpg:) You can baby it or race some punk in a civic at a light!!
^^^ Ditto ^^^ Although I did add 1/2 a MPG with my CAI.

(Edit) ... but I drive most all highway and I lost 2 MPG with my new tires, lol.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
121 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
So in ur minds....375 for hypertech programmer, and airaid CAI. worth it?
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top