Ls fuel economy

Discussion in 'LSX + Carb Swaps' started by Pip7899, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. 90halfton

    90halfton I'm Awesome

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    Need good mpg? Have you considered a small diesel? 4bt cummins possibly? If you're gonna do a swap anyways.
     
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    Thatfordguy Because I can!!

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    Oooo or a moped.... they get good mileage
















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    I haven't considered. Not even slightly familiar but doubt it can be done at the cost of a gm swap
     
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    Buy a 500$ cavalier that gets 30 mpg for a daily driver. And build the truck how you want.
     
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    My daily get 33 mpg lol. I don't like it and prefer the truck 25 would be a good reason to ditch the car.
     
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    Thatfordguy Because I can!!

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    Lol my daily gets 13 and my powerstroke which is now my toy gets 16 :hmm: little backassword right there
     
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    I have a 5.3 in my blazer in place of the 4.3 and i get around 24 mpg with it. 5.3 nv3500 3.42 gears 235x15 tires.
     
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    A 4.8 out of a NNBS with DoD and a 6L60e could maybe get you 25 if you don't drive the balls off of it. Electric fans and an Underdrive pulley would help a little too.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Idk if pockets will be deep enough. A regular gen 3 4 8 or 5 3 can fetch a grand around me w no trans
     
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    Swap a 4.3L and call it a day. If you take into consideration all the extra money you would spend on an engine or trans swap that could easily add up to $4k-$5k depending on your engine and transmission choice.

    The current price of gas in my area is $2.00. On the high side of $5000, you could buy 2500 gallons of gas. You should be able to get 20mpg with a 4.3 in a RCSB right? That's 50,000 miles of driving.

    100 miles per day x 5 days a week x 52 weeks a year is roughly 26,000 miles per year.

    I use this example for people who buy brand new hybrid cars to save money on gas. Do you know how much gas can be bought with $30k?
     

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