That makes sense. The snorkel would act like a cold air intake and could increase power.Originally Posted by Missiles
I have now done more than 20,000km and my economy is getting worse. Where I used to get mid 8's on highway trips I now get mid 10's. I can only put this down to the bulbar and 2" lift. Around town hasn't changed much going from mid 10's to 11.
2010 ZR 150
1987 Range Rover Ute
Sadly, the ADR fuel figure is only achievable in unmodified form. Once you add extra accessories such as replacing the tires with A/T, fitting a bull bar or a suspension lift, you will immediately notice an increase in fuel consumption.
My fuel economy went out the window as soon as I put the muddies on, it is still not that bad with about 9.5l/100 on the highway, and 12.5 around town.
Noticed a nice increase in power with the snorkel but no real economy gains, maybe as I had the bar fitted at the same time.
2010 150 series ebony 3 door SX turbo diesel auto - factory towbar, Goodyear MTR Kevlar 265x70x17, ARB Deluxe Bar, Safari Snorkel, Light Force Genesis 210s, more to come...........
I have 8k on the clock now, had added an ARB Safari bar and BFG LT265/65r17 tyres and just used a full tank of around town (Brisbane) driving and got 9.1l/100 (my calculation from litres used and klm travelled). I forgot to check the in car average before refuelling, but it was around 8.8 or something, so the in car computer always shows a better consumption that what you actually get.
I am happy with that consumption, on the highway is where the diesel really shines, as I get low 8l/100. Off road low range the consumption goes up, as you would expect.
The vehicle is a gem though, no problems and very happy with my choice
Prado SX, white, Toyota towbar, ARB Sahara bar, BFG LT265/65r17 at/ko, Bilstein/King suspension upgrade (40mm lift), Lightforce Striker 170 lights.
Just got back from a 15 week trip covering 9150 Klms most of which was towing a 14 foot Jayco Pop-Top caravan (about 1900 kgs).
Average fuel consumption was 13.5 ltrs per 100 Klms.
2004 V6 Grande. BLACK - Sahara Bar, IPF Fogs & 900s HID's, Magnum 9K Winch, Airtec Snorkel, Bilsteins with Kings KTFR-101's, MT ATZ 4's, GME 3400 UHF, Optima D27M, Tow Bar, CKMA12 Comp, Sportz Racks, Sandgrabbas, Maxtrax on TraxRax AVN11TP & 9"DVD Headrests, New PP Sticker, Hilux Jets, ARB 60l Fridge, Supa-Peg Awning, Ext Diff Breathers, TG150, AJ120 Sliders
Bitumen - A blatant waste of taxpayers money!
9,996 klms and the best so far is 7.3 ltrs/100 klms and the worst is 9.5 ltrs/100 klms..Have yet to do any towing so will let you know how it goes after that..The on board display is with-in .2 ltrs/100 klms on mine...
Ok Just did a return trip to the sunshine coast dragging a 12x6x6 trailer (aerodynamics of a house brick).Fuel consumption was awfull...(to be expected)average for the trip worked out to 16.9 l/100 klms...with the worst being a long slog around Goondi where it hit 21.7 l/100 klm..Curious that consumption didn't vary much with the extra load coming home (2540 kgs on the BBQ plates)
On a trip to Birdsville last year towing a camper (750kg) I averaged 13.7L/100km. This figure could have easily been reduced with more conservative driving. I've found traveling at 90km/h returns noticably more efficient fuel figures.