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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 02-12-2018, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Gas/Fuel used in your ES

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post #2 of 81 (permalink) Old 02-12-2018, 09:36 AM
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91 since day 1 because I want the extra protection in the Arizona heat and I don't care about the added costs.

But this horse has been beaten to a pulp.
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post #3 of 81 (permalink) Old 02-12-2018, 10:43 AM
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87 Octane for me. When gas already costs $1.20/L (or $3.60 per gallon) on your average winter day here, I can't really justify the extra $0.20 per L for premium. I just pick top tier gas retailers to make up for it.
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Down this rabbit hole again? 😂 I just care more about TOP TIER but, curious anyone tried ethanol free?!

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post #5 of 81 (permalink) Old 02-12-2018, 09:26 PM
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Top tier 87 octane, as Hyundai themselves specify.

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Used 87 since day one, switched to 93 once with no noticeable difference.

Getting 34-35 consistently. 80% highway
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Keeping everything stock for maximum warranty

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post #7 of 81 (permalink) Old 02-13-2018, 07:05 AM
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87 for me. I知 not paying 40 dollars for a tank of 93 when I can spend 20 dollars for 87 which is specified by Hyundai to use anyway.

Not until I get a tune will I switch.
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87 for me. I知 not paying 40 dollars for a tank of 93 when I can spend 20 dollars for 87 which is specified by Hyundai to use anyway.
This will largely depend on where you live though.

I find it funny how the people defending the 87 are so **** bent on using it because "Hyundai says so". They're just saying the car can run on it, they aren't saying is has to run on it...
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This will largely depend on where you live though.

I find it funny how the people defending the 87 are so **** bent on using it because "Hyundai says so". They're just saying the car can run on it, they aren't saying is has to run on it...
Hey I知 not judging those that do use it. More power to you. It can definitely benefit in areas like where you live where it gets really hot. But it痴 not like running 93 gives you slightly more power like fords. I filled up with 93 last week. It was 40 dollars, far from the extra 5 that everyone claims. Maybe if it gets super hot this summer I値l run it but as of right now I値l just stick to 87. But obviously like you said, price differs greatly by state. If I lived in SC I壇 probably get 93 all the time
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It was 40 dollars, far from the extra 5 that everyone claims.
Location, location, location. I just calculated it out, and the station where I fill up it costs me roughly $4-5 extra per tank to go premium. I almost always fill up when I am close to 1/4 tank left. Maybe $220/year which in the grand scheme of car expenses is nothing. Especially if you are modding.

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KDM Tuners Slotted Rotors, Stainless Lines | Porterfield R4-S
YSR Coilovers (8k/6k) | Pierce 4-point Tie Bar, ES-ONE Strut Bar | SXTH 22mm RR Sway
XXR 527 18x8 +45 | Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 245/40
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