I want even better gas mileage for my Acura

Asked by May 29, 2008 at 11:18 AM about the 1995 Acura Integra

Question type: Car Customization

I drive a 1995 Acura Integra LS, and I already get really good gas mileage, but I was wondering if I can improve it even more. I have a short-ram intake, and I previously had cat-back exhaust w/o a resonator. I got the muffler removed, and a stock muffler put back on for a much quieter ride. The cat-back piping is still there, and it is 2 1/2" piping. If I was to add headers, would my gas mileage improve because of the increased air flow, or would the small tip on the stock muffler make the increase in air flow negligible?

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Negligible increase in gas mileage from putting headers in. Probably can't do much better than what you have.


you can put in more efficient spark plugs like pulsestar pulse plugs. very pricey, 25 a piece but it does increase your hp and fuel efficiency. second will be to put in 91 octane...not sure if it helps on older cars but going with 91 octane could be more expensive at the pump, but you'll get more mileage out of it. third will be really pushing it if you just have a stock car but you could get engine management('chip' as most people will call it) and get it tuned at a shop. this will increase hp and be much more fuel efficient.

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don't beat on your car, drive slowly (when the engine is spinning faster more gas is used) so slow down and you will be good to go.


yes it would because it would have less air pressure on the back


Don't take the revs over 3000, install a very small exhaust, reduce the amount of air going into the engine, use effective spark-plugs and clean them regularly, remove all unnecessary weight (seats, trim, A/C, power-steering), drive with your windows up, take off your wing mirrors, give it a wax.... lol


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get great tires get a mechanic you can "trust" who will do a proper allighnment your car has to be due for a suspemsion over haul if you live in canada canatire sells monroe shock/struts buy on get one free and a set of genral uhps installed would cost you around 1100 with an allighment and ballancing /diposal fees i know this becuse both my cars have general uhp's on them, the treadwear is 380 and they are direction tires that are awesome in the rain this will increase your gas milage. my wifes file that i changed the plugs, tires, pcv, oil,2 front stuts, front stabilizer bushing/one tie rod/allighment 4 tires, nitorgen filled.serpentine belft, coolant, air filter, cabin air filter, lubrication of throtle conections ans cluth housing conections, lower rad hose, gas cap(cant belive that one) add an stp concentrated fuel injection cleaner before your change your oil i had to do all this for her 2003 pontiac vibe has to pass a drive clean in 2weeks i pais 2200 dollars for an extended warented when i bought it almost 6 years ago.NOTHING BROKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. ITS ALL TOYOTA POWERTRAIN IN A PONTIAC BODY dont go over 3000 rpm dont downshift excescively! drive defesively leave early tire preasure you will save gas her 1.8 l 2003 pontiac vibe gets 750km ever tank on 42l of gas my 1.8 l 2006 hon civic get barly 650 on 40l cuz i like the turbine noise at 6000 rpm!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have fun drive safe dont race


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