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Old 01-16-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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What is up with my mpg?

Guys,

I need some help. I have a 02 taco (4 cyl) with about 124k miles. When I bought it, I could've sworn I was getting 25 mpg but shortly after, I added a front brush guard, side steps and a rear hitch and now I can't seem to get anything better than 20 mpg (all freeway). Does this seem normal? Could the weight of the things I've added really cause that dramatic difference?

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25 is really high. You probably werent getting it and you miscalculated or dont remember correctly. Those mods wouldnt kill 5mpg
Most guys on here are getting 15-20 depending on mods. (Lifts and big wheels/tire kill mpg!)
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Guys,

I need so help. I have a 02 taco (4 cyl) with about 124k miles. When I bought it, I could've sworn I was getting 25 mpg but shortly after, I added a front brush guard, side steps and a rear hitch and now I can't seem to get anything better than 20 mpg (all freeway). Does this seem normal? Could the weight of the things I've added really cause that dramatic difference?

Edwin
When did you first get it?

Winter gas sucks and could easily contribute to 2 mpg less
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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It's a truck fuk Mpg's
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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When did you first get it?

Winter gas sucks and could easily contribute to 2 mpg less
I did get it in the winter (right about a year ago). I thought it should be getting more bc 1) I thought other taco owners were posting 23-25 and 2) I have the 4 banger.

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Old 01-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #6
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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helpful post!
As helpfull as yours

Sorry but I didn't buy my truck for Mpg's
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #8
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23-25 is higher than the gov posted miliage, and for some reason people lie about their fuel economy. Gov says 16 city, 19 highway. Maybe 1 more mpg if you are prerunner.
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/20079.shtml
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You're lucky you get 20. I average about 12 in town, 17 on the highway
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #11
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I run about 13 city, 17-18 highway with my 4 banger.
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i used to get 23 before the lift and bigger tires. so 25 doesnt seem out of the ordinary for a 4 banger
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #13
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i used to get 23 before the lift and bigger tires. so 25 doesnt seem out of the ordinary for a 4 banger
What are you getting now?
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You lost 5mpg because of a lift and tires?!? Jeeze
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You lost 5mpg because of a lift and tires?!? Jeeze
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9?? you must have a seriuos lead foot
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9?? you must have a seriuos lead foot
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My truck is built up beyond most and I can still get 15 hwy.
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