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Some folks demand proof of "claimed" mpg's in the 2012 2LS with its 2.91 rear end.

My mpg's aren't "claimed". They're real.

The only mechanical(if you want to call it that) mod to Trigger Happy's is a K&N drop in filter. Everything else is stock and 89 octane with 10% ethanol in the tank.

This is not hyper-mileing or resetting the average mpg's.

You can see in the photos the LFX engine turning just around 1550 rpm's at 70 mph.

The first photo was 20 miles into our trip to U of I Hospitals to see our son on Saturday. Had mind on other things and just set the cruise when we got on HWY 20 and happen to glance at the dash.

Second photo is on I380.

Third photo is on I380 through Cedar Rapids. 55 mph zone cuz of speed cameras.

Fourth photo is on I80 by Coralville.

Fifth photo is stopped at McDonald's to get a couple cheeseburgers for our son. Hospital food sucks!

Sixth photo is driving down the Coralville strip towards the University. Slow traffic and lots of it!

Finally, the last photo is parked in the U of I Hospital parkade.
 

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That's pretty awesome!! I've always said its how you drive your car; everything effects your MPG, from taking off, to braking, to tire pressure.

My 2002 SLP SS with the 345HP CME, 6-Speed, & 3.42 Rear Axle would get 28 MPH on the highway all the time, cruising @ 70MPH. There were people who refused to believe that a SS Camaro, back in 2002 could get that good of mileage.

My brother's 50th Anniversary ZO6 Corvette, with a manual, gets over 28 MPG as well!!
 

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You're right Bucky.

Just because my Camaros are muscle cars, doesn't mean I beat on them.

Yes, I do occasionally stomp on it for amusement or just to merge onto the interstate faster than normal, but I'll never beat on them or drive them like I stole them.

In fact, I've never beaten on any of the vehicles I've owned. Even the "beaters" I've had. Dad always said, "If you take care of your vehicles, they'll take care of you."

I've lived by that and have only been stranded on the roadside twice... in '94 the head gasket blew in my '89 Sunbird and in '86 the u-joint broke in my old '74 Datsun B210 that I drove in high school(folks laughed, but I wasn't riding the bus).

However, I've often wondered what Trigger Happy's 1/4 mile time would be with that 2.91 rear end. Hmmmm
 

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Impressive mileage for that size car, I also had a '02 Z/28 6 speed that always got at least 26 mpg. Granted, I live in the country and I have a 20 minute minimum drive to work on a 4 lane hwy, but I think that for a muscle car to get that kind of mileage is icing on the cake.
 

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However, I've often wondered what Trigger Happy's 1/4 mile time would be with that 2.91 rear end. Hmmmm
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say......... Not that impressive. Don't get me wrong, the V6's put out like 323 HP, and the most an LS1 put out from the factory was 345; but the torque is what gets you off the line in the 1/4 mile.

In fact, your 1/4 mile time is made up in the first 60 feet. But, no matter what, I'd be proud of your camaro!!
 

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Bucky, I'm very proud of Trigger Happy.

Especially on the interstates going 70 mph when guys who gave up their man cards pass me in baby blue Prius' trying regain some of their dignity.

I know for a fact at that speed, I'm pulling down equal if not better mpg's than they are. :D
 

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You are right in more than one way.... Reminds me of a funny story a couple years ago. I live in Huntsville, Alabama and my son's Cub Scout was going to road trip down to Mobile Alabama for a weekend sleep-over on the U.S.S Alabama. One of my son's best friends dad drove a prius. The morning we all showed up to Convoy, everyone was making fun and poking at my Camaro saying "With gas prices this high, who much is it gonna cost you to drive all the way to Mobile and back".

Long story short, the prius and I both topped off together before rolling out and then topped off in Mobile. Now, I followed the convoy and kept up with their speed. When it was all said and done, it cost me $7.00 more each way to drive my Camaro SS. Everyone was blown away and shocked. I told every parent on that trip, for the extra $14 it cost me to make that trip, I'll drive a 345HP Muscle Car and NOT look gay in a prius..... Bahahaha!!!
 

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Some folks demand proof of "claimed" mpg's in the 2012 2LS with its 2.91 rear end.

My mpg's aren't "claimed". They're real.

The only mechanical(if you want to call it that) mod to Trigger Happy's is a K&N drop in filter. Everything else is stock and 89 octane with 10% ethanol in the tank.

This is not hyper-mileing or resetting the average mpg's.

You can see in the photos the LFX engine turning just around 1550 rpm's at 70 mph.

The first photo was 20 miles into our trip to U of I Hospitals to see our son on Saturday. Had mind on other things and just set the cruise when we got on HWY 20 and happen to glance at the dash.

Second photo is on I380.

Third photo is on I380 through Cedar Rapids. 55 mph zone cuz of speed cameras.

Fourth photo is on I80 by Coralville.

Fifth photo is stopped at McDonald's to get a couple cheeseburgers for our son. Hospital food sucks!

Sixth photo is driving down the Coralville strip towards the University. Slow traffic and lots of it!

Finally, the last photo is parked in the U of I Hospital parkade.
INTIMID3R,

Those are fantastic numbers! When I get my Camaro I hope my MPG numbers are that good.

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Mail Clerk, if you get a 2LS and drive responsibly, you can get numbers like I do.

On road trips I ALWAYS get 31+ mpg's. Depending on where I'm going and the topography. Going to Iowa City always seems like I'm going downhill the whole way because I usually lose around 2 mpg's on the return trip to Cedar Falls.

My combined mileage never dips below 26 mpg's.
 

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Are you sure that there was not a 40 mph tail wind??:rolleyes:
Just kidding, I know it is correct and proud of it as you are too!:thumbsup:
 

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Actually I had 2 Prius' chained to the front pulling me the whole way. :D
 

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Mail Clerk, if you get a 2LS and drive responsibly, you can get numbers like I do.

On road trips I ALWAYS get 31+ mpg's. Depending on where I'm going and the topography. Going to Iowa City always seems like I'm going downhill the whole way because I usually lose around 2 mpg's on the return trip to Cedar Falls.

My combined mileage never dips below 26 mpg's.
INTIMAT3R,

I admit I was wiery cuz when I bought my 08' Impala SS with the engine management motor I took it from L.A. to Arizona on a trip and was most dissapointed cuz most of the time the motor choose to run in the eight cylinder mode! Having only a 19 gallon gas tank I knew my MPG was less than fair. Now I don't blame the motor too much cuz out in the California desert the general speed is 70 MPH. I admit that's not crusing speed at all.

When I get my Camaro (soon) I want to take it on the highway for a trip also and compare it's MPG. Wether I get an SS model or a RS is still kinda up in the air but so far I'm leaning towards the RS.

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Mail Clerk/Durango...

With the Cold Air Intake(from CAI) on Domino(my SS), I'm regulary near 29 mpg's when cruising at 55-59 mph. At 70 mph, I'm pulling down just under 26 mpg's. No complaints.

Trigger Happy can go from Cedar Falls, Iowa to Columbus, Indiana on one tank with 89 miles left in the tank. It's exactly 500 miles from my driveway to my daughter's.

Just realize that if you get an SS or an RS your mileage won't come close to mine since Trigger Happy is a 2LS with a 2.91 rear end.
 

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Yeah.... I can nail down about 24 mpg at best in this 1LE. Granted if I did 55 everywhere I'd get some great mpg but I'm not. It's either city living or burning up the freeway.
 

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I only average about 19 mpg in my 2SS ... a combination of 32 mile drives to work at a pretty consistent 63-64mph and a couple of stop lights and 10 mile trips to shopping ... I track my gas pretty tightly, so I figure at 5000 miles I'll do do a mpg for the first 5000.
 

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Intimidat3r, Are you running synthetic oil in your car? Or is it just the blended oil that GM uses? I just chainged oil from the blended to the pure synthetic and I should see some better mileage in mine soon. My problem is when I am on the Highway I can't keep it at 70mph, I go about 80 to 85mph and still get around 25 to 26 mpgs. It really is hard to keep it under 80mph because it is so nimble and quiet it doesn't seem that I am going that fast.
 

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Intimidat3r, Are you running synthetic oil in your car? Or is it just the blended oil that GM uses? I just chainged oil from the blended to the pure synthetic and I should see some better mileage in mine soon. My problem is when I am on the Highway I can't keep it at 70mph, I go about 80 to 85mph and still get around 25 to 26 mpgs. It really is hard to keep it under 80mph because it is so nimble and quiet it doesn't seem that I am going that fast.
CyCam,

Thats what i get as well. So im impressed w my V6..
 

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Yep CyCam, I run nothing but Mobil 1 in ALL my vehicles.

I even run it in my lawn mower and snow blower.

Yes, the mileage dips pretty fast after you hit 75+ and with the smoothness in the ride and acceleration of the 2LS it got too easy to be going 20+ over so I've grown accustomed to using the cruise control.
 
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