air intake plus exhaust gas miles advantage

Asked by Jun 25, 2015 at 08:09 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado LS 2dr Regular Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

k/n intake flow master

6 Answers

1,675

Basically, air intake allows your car to breathe easier and the exhaust allows it to exhale easier. The reduced stress on the vehicle allows it to function "easier" which will increase gas mileage. The increase may not be substantial but it will be there.

1,055

I added a Volant air intake to a 2005 with a 3.5L 5 cylinder and ended up taking it off b/c the engine would bog out when reached 4500 rpm if accelarating quickly, made no difference in mpg. Switched to an aem dry- flow filter in the stock airbox and I always use 93 octane, the engine revs freely to redline. Have not messed with exhaust nor reprogrammed the cpu which may help with big air intake... supposedly the cpu will adjust the a/f ratio even with bigger air intake and/or exhaust so reprogramming may be best bet to find increased mpg.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,055

AEM dry flow filter, not aem

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,055

AFE dry flow - no oiling, not aem

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,585

The theroy is more air in, & more exhaust out. Choose between gas milage or horse power. A typical cold air intake, cat back system & tube headers will add 20 hp you will like the response & put your foot down more.

1,055

try pcmforless.net for more HP ...ask them about a tune and adding air/exhaust mod before if you want better mpg

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Colorado

Looking for a Used Colorado in your area?

CarGurus has 34,357 nationwide Colorado listings starting at $1,900.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Colorado Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    290
  • #2
    tropikalpirate
    Reputation
    280
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Canyon
142 Great Deals out of 14,393 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,245 Great Deals out of 168,634 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
562 Great Deals out of 44,573 listings starting at $1,790
Used Ford F-150
2,558 Great Deals out of 198,648 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Frontier
327 Great Deals out of 23,238 listings starting at $2,495
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,001 Great Deals out of 65,783 listings starting at $1,975
Used Ford Ranger
144 Great Deals out of 5,391 listings starting at $800
Used Dodge Ram 1500
357 Great Deals out of 10,824 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
476 Great Deals out of 33,647 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Dakota
87 Great Deals out of 3,682 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Wrangler
336 Great Deals out of 17,362 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Ridgeline
72 Great Deals out of 5,473 listings starting at $4,875
Used Nissan Titan
213 Great Deals out of 20,709 listings starting at $3,390

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Colorado For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 10,144 listings starting at $17,995
2016 Chevrolet Colorado For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 2,028 listings starting at $15,177
2015 Chevrolet Colorado For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,222 listings starting at $14,990
2012 Chevrolet Colorado For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 808 listings starting at $4,995
2010 Chevrolet Colorado For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 185 listings starting at $5,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.