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Old 02-25-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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BHR increased Gas Mileage

Just wanted to let everybody know my impressions of the new BHR Kit i just installed

The main thing i noticed was the increased gas mileage in addition to the better throttle response (makes heel-toe much easier)

you can look in my fuelly below to see my mileage but today i completed my first city-only tank with BHR

and i got....20.5 mpg!

i was averaging 18.5 before and about 17-18 before when i was using 91 octane but now i use 93 octane

now with that being said, i do live in TX and there tends to be more road distance between the stoplights and i know the light timing pretty well in my city lol
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I think replacing worn coils may have been the biggest help. I am averaging 20-21mpg depending on where I fill up on factory coils and plugs*.


*By factory I mean OEM replaced at recommended intervals, not the original ones. Around here I seem to get 21mpg with Shell, 20mpg with Hess and a laughable 17mpg with Kangaroo gas. I don't use Kangaroo anymore.
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I think replacing worn coils may have been the biggest help. I am averaging 20-21mpg depending on where I fill up on factory coils and plugs*.


*By factory I mean OEM replaced at recommended intervals, not the original ones. Around here I seem to get 21mpg with Shell, 20mpg with Hess and a laughable 17mpg with Kangaroo gas. I don't use Kangaroo anymore.
yeah i figured out that if i fill with 93 instead of the cheaper 91, i save money in the end with better mpg anyway
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what does the BHR kit entail? coils plugs and wires?


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Coils and wires, you can also order plugs from them but it would be the same as any other stock plug.
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Coils and wires, you can also order plugs from them but it would be the same as any other stock plug.
yep pretty much it has the coils you need, wires with colour of your choice and some stock plugs which you can get with the kit (which i got since i thought that was pretty convenient)

you can also choose the mounting bracket finish but i just went for the cheapest option of brushed aluminum
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Not that I doub't BHR products or quality, that increase in mileage was most likely due to the needed maintenance of plugs, wires, coils...

The performance boost I don't doubt or the longevity of the coils.
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What the hell Charles!!! I want some Kermit the Frog green wires!!
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