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does anyone know of any modifications that will increase the MPG on a prius? i wanted to know who gets the highest mpg out of the community, please post your average mpg. I am thinking of purchasing a few hybrids, so i kinda want to know what im getting into.

I was thinking like if there were cat back kits or cold air intakes that might bump up the mpg 1 or 2 points?
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You can do the "Flintstone" mod where you cut holes in the floor and use your feet for added power. Obviously I'm just joking here. I couldn't resist.
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Not sure this a modification per se, but here's a post from Feb. from someone in Tenn. who's tire pressure is extreme and gets great mileage. Obviously, this is not an endorsement by Toyota.

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I run 58 front/56 back on both of our Priuses (OEM Goodyear Integrity tires with max 44 psi cold inflation pressure), but still get more tire wear on the edge than center. Neither my wife nor I corner aggressively.

In addition, the outside edge of the front tires wear significantly more than the inside edge as measured with a dial indicator.

The ride is a little more harsh at that pressure, but steering feels less "drifty". And of course, the gas mileage is great with high pressure. (Never less than 55 mpg for the last 10,000 miles on the MFD).
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does anyone know of any modifications that will increase the MPG on a prius?
Prius is already designed for the best mileage.
But, an engine block heater and warm intake mode will work a little.
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i wanted to know who gets the highest mpg out of the community,
1,400 miles/tank, 110 MPG
http://hybridcars.about.com/od/news/a/100mpgrecord.htm

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reduce as much weight as possible.....

-Pull out all the seats cept the drivers seat.......
-replace the rear hatch and front hood with light-weight carbon fiber......
-Lose 50 pounds.....
-never use a full tank of gas......

after all that.....you might gain oh.....4 mpg?
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-replace the rear hatch and front hood with light-weight carbon fiber......
They are already made from aluminum, therefore not so much weight reduction.

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Where is the highest-elevation gas station in the US: Leadville, Colorado? Start from there and drive towards sea level, choosing roads with low speed limits. Bet you'll get pretty far.

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Start at the top of a big hill and ......

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fill your tires and cabin with helium.
wax all external surfaces with pure teflon mixed 10:1 with pixie dust.

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If it seems like you can't spit without hitting a Prius, roll your window down.
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Melgish, they'll get better MPG with a 5:1 pixie dust ratio..

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