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Old 06-27-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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03 tacoma mpg

hey everybody, im looking into getting an 03 tacoma 4WD with the 3.4 24 valve v6, what does everybody average mpg wise? anyone have a cold air intake or anything else that boosts mpgs? thanks!

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Old 06-27-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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My 04 (3.4 L) consistently gets 20 MPG and I don't drive conservatively. Unless you just want a CAI, look up the deck plate mod, same results as a CAI, much less $$. I did it and did not see any real results in MPG.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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I just drove about 500 miles over the weekend with my family and loaded for the weekend in our '01 modded dbl cab and got just over 19mpg with the air on and a mix of highway and city driving. Just my .02.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
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I avg 18 but I drive 12 miles a day no faster then 45 mph on Post. I did get a UltraGauge which helped with my driving habits and thus I saw a slight increase.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:00 AM   #5
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I've gotten up to 20 MPG with mine. Most of the time I get 18 to 19 though. Stock intake.
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I get 17-18 mpg w/ mixed driving no matter how soft / aggressive I drive. I am running a stock intake and 265/65r17 General Grabber HTS tires.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:11 AM   #7
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You should get the truck!
I always get 19-20 mpg.

Don't waste your $$$ on a CAI, do the deck plate mod!
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:03 PM   #8
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The most I've ever gotten is 19.2mpg. That's with some city and freeway (65 - 75mph) every day. I haven't done the deckplate mod yet, but I want to see how my mpgs stabilize after the maintenance I just did last week.

If mpgs are your concern, get a civic or prius or something. The most I've ever even heard of is 25mpg for first gens.
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My 98 ext cab averages 20 mpg. That's mostly city driving too.
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how much does a deck mod run?
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I get between 16.5 and 19. Its weird. No rythme or rythem to when it will do well or not. Highest was 20.5 straight highway.
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how much does a deck mod run?
I did the deck plate mod for just under $20 plus the cost of an afe pro dry s filter.
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In town strickly no freeway 17.5 is the norm .............interstate 75mph a/c on 22.0
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