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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Default octane ,,have yu run Lower?

Anyone use lower octane in your older vegas stage one or stock.
I was reading a blog from lloydz motorworks and he said its ok to run 87 on a stock cams..Is this true?...the dude works on Vics all the time and carries some weight in field..look it up on his website. i want to hear from personel experiences.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 06:42 PM
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I use 87 in my 2005 all the time with absolutely no issues... I can't tell the difference between 87 and higher octanes

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2015, 08:19 PM
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Gas is cheap! I'm running premium @ 92.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2015, 08:29 PM
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I've ran 87 for a long time, people piss and moan about gas prices and profits so why give them more. I like my money I'll not give it away to millionaires.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2015, 08:30 PM
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I have been running 87 octane in my 2008 Kingpin with no trouble and no pinging, even after installing Lloyd's timing wheel set at 3 degrees advance. Spark plugs will have less carbon fouling with the lower octane fuel, too.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2015, 10:03 PM
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flat ground 87 is ok but if your doing hills 91 is way better
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I run 87 all the time. I've tried higher octanes, up to 93 before, but didn't notice any difference.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2015, 10:44 PM
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I know you said older model but my ole lady ran some 87 octane in her 2011 model Vegas when we went to Colorado last year and got less gas milage and pinging but it runs fine on 89 and my crossroad it had no effect on except a little less gas milage

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