Here at WSS Westminster Speed & Sound we get a lot of trucks and SUV’s through our door. They are not only fun to drive, but they can haul people and stuff in ways that can make them a practical choice for a vehicle. One big exception: Fuel mileage! Most of the time it is lousy.
Dramatic Fuel Economy Improvements
If you own a larger SUV or pickup truck there is a good possibility that we have products that are designed to increase the efficiency of the drivetrain. This translates to increased power and better fuel economy. In some cases the improvement is 20% or more. The gains seem to be greater on older vehicles. We have seen early 2000’s Suburbans get 30% better fuel economy!
Many Functional Upgrades Available
Some of the popular upgrades that we do to vehicles are replacement air intake systems which allow higher airflow to increase efficiency. We also use a lot of throttle body spacers which are designed to increase low-end torque, improving fuel mileage and power. Power Programmers are available for many vehicles and they are designed to remap the fuel and ignition systems to increase every last ounce of efficiency in the motor and transmission.
If you own a diesel truck then you may have heard of all the things you can do to improve the power and efficiency of your vehicle. Be warned, there are many, many products available for diesel engines that promise the world, but in reality are poorly engineered and may cause reliability issues or drivability problems. We have weeded through all of these brands and have come up with what we feel are the best engineered, best performing products for your diesel truck. Here at WSS Westminster Speed & Sound, we specialize in items that will not set off check engine lights, and products that will work well with your stock drivetrain.
Diesel trucks can see fuel economy increases as high as 3-4mpg and can go to 5-6mpg when towing. As with gasoline engines, the older diesel trucks see the biggest fuel mileage gains. What you will also find is the drivability of these trucks can skyrocket as the throttle response improves dramatically. There is nothing like having all that power under the hood and not knowing if it will kick in time for you to pull out in traffic like you want. Some of the most popular items for diesel trucks are power programmers, air intake systems, and exhaust systems.
Feel free to call, Contact Us, or better yet, stop by with your vehicle. We can go outside and look it over with you. After we understand your needs and desires, we can help you custom design the performance solution that will best fit your needs.