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Decided to fill up with 93 once I got estimate miles down to about 20. Being in mid nineties, thought I would test 93. It does make a difference. Pep picked up noticeably.

 

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It's worth at least 10hp. I picked up about .15 0-60 with it. Dragy tested in same DA.
 

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I notice a massive difference with 245/65R17 tires between regular and premium...so I mostly run premium. This thing is peppy as hell, and the fact that it handles like a car is incredible. How I haven't gotten a ticket in 9000 miles is a mystery.
 

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Yeah I’m going back to 93 octane myself, it does make a nice difference in my experience.

I put 87 in this tank and initially I didn’t notice much but after driving it for awhile, it feels less peppy. It’ll move in sport mode but it’s laggy in normal with more hesitation than I like and doesn’t have as much torque at least by the seat of the pants feel.

It’s been in the 90s here and I’m running the AC of course. I may try 87 again in the winter but I can tell, this engine does likely benefit from higher octane in the summer.
 

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I'm curious about folks putting in 93 instead of 87. What's the difference in the cost per gallon. Here it's 65¢/gal. A 12-gallon fillup is a $7.80 difference, so I'm not too sure I'm willing to pay that. It's bad enough that a fillup of 12 gallons is pushing $50.
 


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I use 93 in all my vehicles that are turbocharged
Kinda sad saying you don’t want to pay an additional $7 to fill up when it’s already been proven there’s a performance bump

Of course I suspect my dad would also just go with 87 because “it’s good enough”
 

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I'm curious about folks putting in 93 instead of 87. What's the difference in the cost per gallon. Here it's 65¢/gal. A 12-gallon fillup is a $7.80 difference, so I'm not too sure I'm willing to pay that. It's bad enough that a fillup of 12 gallons is pushing $50.
Where I live we get 91, but it doesn't have ethanol in it, so I get 3 more miles per gallon vs 87, acceleration is noticeably better, so it really only costs about $3.50 more per fill, it's well worth that, at least in the summer months.

 

 
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