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I have had my cold air intake made by Nuespeed for about a year now and I dont think this has saved me any gas at all, like advertised. I can say that it did give some more horsepower and a nice throaty sound, but my car runs at a really high RPM just going 70 mph. Does anyone else have this same problem or is this just my car?:confused:
 

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That's normal operation... not a problem.

An air intake is not going to affect your engine rpm's at a given speed.

The only way to do that is to change the gearing. Either the transmission or the final drive.

If you want better milage, drive better.

http://www.amasci.com/amateur/traffic/traffic1.html Read this stuff on how you can minimize your decel/acceleration rates. Anticipation is the most important part.

btw, 5K rpm isn't really all that high. Different cars handle load differently (chevy vs vw). And 5K with the pedal down is ALOT different than 5K with the pedal at 20% throttle.

don't worry about the rpm's so much, and just minimize your efforts.

The powerband in the bug is between 3K and 4K. So shift, rather than try to rev when accelerating, and level out so that you're not holding down the gas pedal.

That's where you'll see the biggest fuel milage gains.
 
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