Can't really help you with mods to increase the MPG on a new Titan my friend. Most of the folks on this site drive Tundras.What modifications do you guys recommend to increase mpg on the new titan? Im a newbie, so please elaborate. Thanks
After breakin the 1,400 or so miles on my Tundra I had bout almost bout 15mpg in City...After Volant CAI, Corsa Exhaust System, JBA Headers install mpg dropped to 10.5 and increasing back slowly...ECU needs time to learn da mods..been only 300 miles on the mods and now I'm at 13.9 mpg...rising and rising...My buddy has an '08 Titan hes averaging 12mpg so far on stock...he ain't happy told him Tundra is a way to go..Sorry guys, I don't know what I was thinking. I'm was debating between a titan and tundra, and have decided to go the tundra route.
What is CAI and Cat-back? Would you need the whole exhaust system or just the muffler? Ive also read that you can install an air filter system to increase mpg. Thanks guys..keep it coming
Well said, thank you!!!! A few days ago, I couldn't explain what anything does, now thanks to this forum I kindda know what i'm talking about. I told myself I wouldn't, but I think i'm gonna shed a teara cat back system is an exhaust kit that includes all the hardaware and pipes to replace the exhaust from just behind the catalytic converters.It goes headers right out of the block, then the downpipes, they come together to the catalytic converters, then that goes to the muffler then out to the tip.
You could do just a muffler and get the benefits. A CAI is a Cold Air Intake. It replaces the air filter box and tubing going into the motor. Getting a CAI lets the motor breath in more oxygen. When a CAI sucks in more air and allows the air to flow through more freely it will become louder, the air rushes in faster so you hear it a little more. Stock air intakes do not let in alot of air due to from the factory the maker wants it to be quiet. But more oxygen means more efficient combustion and you get more from each gallon of fuel.
If you do an exhaust you really should do and intake, and the other way around. Imagine if you increased the amount of oxygen you could inhale, but then could only exhale half the oxygen in inhaled, wouldnt work too well.
Hope that makes sense, may have rambled a little.
If you want to go a less expensive route and still get some of the benefits; both in HP and MPG gain, you could buy a K&N flat panel replacement for your stock air filter and have a straight through design muffler like a Magnaflow installed instead of entire CAI and cat-back systems. This will save you 600 to 700 bucks.Sorry guys, I don't know what I was thinking. I'm was debating between a titan and tundra, and have decided to go the tundra route.
What is CAI and Cat-back? Would you need the whole exhaust system or just the muffler? I've also read that you can install an air filter system to increase mpg. Thanks guys..keep it coming
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the truck. Personally I have and AFE and Borla XRS duals. I get 22.5mpg at 60. One trip to Savannah I got 24.7 at 55mph. Yes I get less than that at times because of the foot action. But it's fun to listen too.Without sounding like a smartass, just be easy with your right foot. I have driven trucks mainly Fords for the last 20 years or so (New Tundra owner), and have countless mods (intakes, catbacks, spark plugs and plug wires) and none have made any difference that I could tell. Our Tundra's with the 5.7 gets better mileage that any full size truck I have ever driven.
So enjoy the horsepower when feel like a teenager!
Drive smooth and moderately for good mileage.