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Back to an '87 tune!
Just one? Here's a list of the top ten hit tunes from 1987:

1. Walk Like An Egyptian - by the Bangles
2. Alone - by Heart
3. Shake You Down - by Gregory Abbott
4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - by Whitney Houston
5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - by Starship
6. C'est La Vie - by Robbie Nevil
7. Here I Go Again - by Whitesnake
8. The Way It Is - by Bruce Hornsby and the Range
9. Shakedown - by Bob Seger
10. Livin' On A Prayer - by Bon Jovi


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yep, they were some good tunes. still have a few of those in my car today

so, for those of you that have switched tunes before, how much of a difference is there between 87 and 93. car is being inspected today, so in taking out the tune and CAI for inspection, i am gonna to clean the filter and load up the 93 til it gets cold outside.

do i get a bigger or more like


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haha. yeah. i doesnt hurt the wallet quite as much. i just never got around to switching the tune. partly due to prices, but becuase i always ran out of gas at the wrong time.

oh well. gonna happen tonight

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Hey Guys,

Thanks again for ALL the responses here. It's probably half mental/ half reality but I can feel a total difference in the performance of the car.

I crunched numbers and even though the savings aren't spectacular, we're on a tight budget for this trip so every penny counts.

If you figure roughly 400 miles on a 16 gallon tank (they are 16 aren't they?) I'll be saving in the neighborhood of $30 at current prices (for 9 or 10 total tanks of gas) switching back to the 87 octane. We're at 3.53 for 87 right now compared to 3.70 for 91. Now again, not much savings BUT that equals a dinner or a half a tank of gas in the long run. We're not destitute by any means but we want to have fun and not be burdened with bills after this big trip. As it stands right now we're doing a 12 day road trip and putting nothing on credit cards. Of course hotels are reserved on them but we already know what we're paying and have set that aside to go on the bills.

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yep, they were some good tunes. still have a few of those in my car today

so, for those of you that have switched tunes before, how much of a difference is there between 87 and 93. car is being inspected today, so in taking out the tune and CAI for inspection, i am gonna to clean the filter and load up the 93 til it gets cold outside.

do i get a bigger or more like

Like I said in my last post... I can feel a big difference. Is it mental? Could be. You do get more aggressive tunes with the higher octane tunes so I think you might be somewhere in between a and a. Maybe more like a .
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I feel for you. It's like going from Crack to Baby Asprin. It's not permanent and that's a good thing.

So the good news is in a few weeks I'll be "crackin' out" again...

I love your analogy.
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Last year on my trip to Cincy, I did a little comparing. 87 stock tune on the way out, 91 tune on the way home. Same roads, same speeds. the diff was 2mpg and the fun loss factor. Have fun on your trip.

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You get better MPG on higher octanes... I've tested it.
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We'll see how it all goes. I've been purposely driving our 4 banger Jeep Wrangler to work as it's pretty darn slow. Now when I get in the 06 GT it'll feel like a rocket.

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Hey Guys,

Thanks again for ALL the responses here. It's probably half mental/ half reality but I can feel a total difference in the performance of the car.

I crunched numbers and even though the savings aren't spectacular, we're on a tight budget for this trip so every penny counts.

If you figure roughly 400 miles on a 16 gallon tank (they are 16 aren't they?) I'll be saving in the neighborhood of $30 at current prices (for 9 or 10 total tanks of gas) switching back to the 87 octane. We're at 3.53 for 87 right now compared to 3.70 for 91. Now again, not much savings BUT that equals a dinner or a half a tank of gas in the long run. We're not destitute by any means but we want to have fun and not be burdened with bills after this big trip. As it stands right now we're doing a 12 day road trip and putting nothing on credit cards. Of course hotels are reserved on them but we already know what we're paying and have set that aside to go on the bills.

Your numbers are predicated on getting the same mileage with 91 and 87 octane fuel. Your mileage is better with 91. Mine went up almost 2 1/2 miles per gallon on the high octane fuel which made the difference in cost virtually a wash. A stop a McDonalds for a Big Mac is more expensive than the difference in cost per 1000 miles to run 91 octane.
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When gas got close to $4, I put the 87 tune in, and the car has been running fine. This week I filled up with 91 octane at $3.49 and put the 91 tune back in -- the car runs smoother and faster, but mile mileage has gone down from 16.5 to 15.6. Don't know if is the tune or the right foot
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Your numbers are predicated on getting the same mileage with 91 and 87 octane fuel. Your mileage is better with 91. Mine went up almost 2 1/2 miles per gallon on the high octane fuel which made the difference in cost virtually a wash. A stop a McDonalds for a Big Mac is more expensive than the difference in cost per 1000 miles to run 91 octane.
I'm sold... I just re-tuned to 91 (never filled with 87 yet as I was running out the tank first) and I'll just try and stay off the pedal a bit on the road. I'll post back how the mileage was.



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When gas got close to $4, I put the 87 tune in, and the car has been running fine. This week I filled up with 91 octane at $3.49 and put the 91 tune back in -- the car runs smoother and faster, but mile mileage has gone down from 16.5 to 15.6. Don't know if is the tune or the right foot

Hey Charlie! Welcome to the site. It's good to see another local on here...

I suspect most of the problems are foot related from what everyone has said but we'll see.

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