No offence, but wtf is measly 3-500$ a yr when u buy a performance car? mind u i dont know ur financial situation ... cheersUsing 87 octane when driving over 30k miles a year saves hundreds of dollars a year. I don't need high performance when sitting in traffic during my commute. I want to high performance when I want it to use it.
Sorry but I don't see the need for a couple extra horsepower when I'm commuting. Doubt that will help me more when merging on the freeway. My commute isn't filled with exotics trying to cut me off.
Not to mention many states, like AZ, only have 91 octane max available.
Until there is a solid tune that plays nice with 87, I won' even consider it. Why throw away money? (rhetorical question)
That's more than half of my insurance payment.No offence, but wtf is measly 3-500$ a yr when u buy a performance car? mind u i dont know ur financial situation ... cheers
This has been gone over many times before. On the 15-17GT, 93 octane is worth less than 10hp in the mid range and almost nothing up high.It doesn't matter to me what fuel others use. However, I bought a car with 460 HP/420 torque and I want it all. Using 87 is basically detuning it.
When the Coyote engine was first introduced, a Ford engineer on another forum said the power difference was 5%. If that is still the case, we are talking about over 20 HP. Further, I suspect the additional spark advance available with 91 or 93 would provide better fuel economy than 87.
If a few extra bucks per fill-up bothered me, I would just save it another way on something less important to me. To each his own.
It's more of a ripoff the more you indulge in it's use. For me, it doesn't make sense. The money saved for those that drive very littleyour losing hp an losing 1 mpg not going premium...I agree that premium is a rip off that's why I went e-85...but your not losing what u say u are with premium gaining the 1 mpg
https://newsroom.aaa.com/wp-content...ium-Fuel-Phase-II-Research-Report-FINAL-2.pdfDuring the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey I was forced to run 87 and I can 100% confirm that you do in fact take a hit in MPG with regular.
I can also confirm that while peak power might be down a little (sounds like 10hp is the butt dyno figure being thrown around here.. my butt dyno thought it was a little more than that), its the mid-range that really suffers.
The timing is so much slower to ramp up that the car feels dead below 5k rpm, whereas the car on 93 begins to wake up around 3500rpm.
To each their own.