Originally Posted by CRT1
I think it is possible to optimize the engine beyond stock performance along one parameter at the expense of another, but unlikely that you could improve economy and power without taking a hidden hit somewhere else.
The bigger risk is that with only one data point and a totally uncontrolled "study" you will get a false positive once you are financially and emotionally invested.
you make a good point- and many of the so called good ones aren't to good
BUT- I know of a chip that works in the Ford 2008 V6, auto trans- you just have to drive all the time with the thought of fuel mileage- sceptics arround all over- and for good cause- but there are improvements to be made on many stock, perfectly running vehicles without any engine or vehicle mods
back in the day before computers sometimes a simple cam/intake/carb would give more power and mpg- again with the right person behind the wheel
you have to think on the majority of folks who buy vehicles- they are only concerned where they get under the average posted mpg- not with why are they and do they care to change driving habbits- you do have to chuckle on those that get real poor mileage compared to the EPA listing- they seem to be the complainers and most likely always have been and always will
nothing wrong with being a non believer
I think there is someone here who claims to know a dealership where they'll put your vehicle on their dyno and let you see what it says
I'd sure like to know who and where that is- in my travels I think I could justify a trip to get my Escape on it