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Old 02-17-2012, 11:03 PM   #101
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Ever done 80% load with 2400 rpm shifts? It's not bad mileage wise but...

You'll see a lot of people gunning it off the line because they will think you are trying to drag race. It's seriously hauling tail for typical traffic.

When most people shift that high on the V6, they're accelerating in the 60-65% range, which in mileage terms is the second worst place to be next to all out balls to the wall.

Bottom line, you only need 40 to 50 horsepower to accelerate normally. If you keep the load up to where the engine is efficient and shift at 2400 you're looking at 100+ horses easy. Remember this engine exceeds the 4 cylinder's peak power levels at just over 3000 rpm at WOT.

Besides, in an engine, friction goes up roughly at the square of speed. That means going from 1700 to 2400 doubles your friction to overcome, and friction is the name of the game in mileage.
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I don't shut off the motor while driving, and I don't recommend holding the clutch in to coast. Just go straight to neutral instead. In order to get great mileage, you need to know when to coast in N and when to engine brake. And you can easily shift at 2k rather than 2.5 or 3k. I get 27-28 MPG driving around town, with practically zero highway miles. And I'm not putting anyone else in danger. Most people are simply to impatient (or uneducated on the matter) to drive efficiently. It's funny seeing how many people's MPG are worse than the EPA estimates. I haven't had a single tank below 23.9 MPG since owning the truck. Which is still 3 MPG above the EPA estimate for city driving.
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I have a bone stock 2011 trd off road 4.0 manual. i have a six mile drive to work with two stop signs along the way, i shift at 2kish and gordon lightfoot it everywhere and i average about 15.7. The vehicle is maticulously maintained. ive just come to terms with the 14-18 being factual. i didn't want to believe it when i bought it because i never really hot rod around. but you just got to accept it for what it is.
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Its all in how you drive and what you care about, my truck - 07 ac, canopy, tool box that full, all city, hits alot of redline, 235/85R16 BFG a/t's redi-lift 3" spacers and steel rims. On 91 I get about 350-370km on a tank.

However with my stock 245/75R16 no canopy, full tool box all city and same-ish style I have hit 550 km on a tank. The fuel doesn't have the same btu rating in the winter, summer gas like diesel gets better economy.
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