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I have a 2005 awd auto that I absolutely love. I will likely have it for another 10+ years regardless what happens. On that note, I have a dirt bike I pull on a small trailer. My ok 21mpg average unloaded tanks to about 12-13. I know a trailer reduces mpg but this is a bit much for me. Within an overall budget of $1,000 to put into it I really want to explore options but can’t find much. Aside from the basics i.e tires air filter and fluids, what can I do for 5ish-mpg increase? Is there a performance tune I’m having trouble finding?
 

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You can install a Magnaflow free flowing Muffler to get a bit more performance. I'll say around 10% gain in power. As long as you don't use a bigger size pipe use the stock size pipe. This is my own experience.
 

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bike gear and trailer come to I think around 1,200. I’ll have to double check the trailer. Would a free flow muffler affect emissions if I am living somewhere with regulations? My exhaust is old and loud so that might be my first option.
 

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As long as the catalytic converter and other emissions devices are still installed and working, then a non-stock muffler should not affect emissions testing.

As to "old and loud", do you know what parts are old and loud?
 

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The muffler is hanging and shaking. Just picked it up from the shop, the rear end was out at 105,000mi. Pretty disappointed, cost $2,500 and i guess that was a good deal. But all things considered i’m looking for tunes or chips. Preferably a tune. What options do I have?
 

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First off muffle changing anything to the tune of 10% um no.

Rear diff having gone out already means it was beat the hell out of and not cared for properly. And that now is likely where a lot of your MPG was lost

Getting that low of MPG is not normal when just towing a little trailer and a dirt bike. Something else is wrong. Either trailer bearings or something wrong with your CRV that needs repaired.

As for tune or anything, not available for these.

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