Originally Posted by smuggiesrider
I Know different tires require different psi and the new Tacos have the fancy TPMS. BUT my Stock 17in Tires say max 44psi and the door says 29. I drove off the lot and switched to 16in tires and steel rims and kept the 29psi. The max on these are also 44psi.
Bottom line my MPG SUCKS. 15mpg, 12.8mpg, 13.4mpg. The last 3 fill-ups!
I also know my 6spd Tow package manual is the worst rating w/15-18.
Any suggestions to help me squeeze some more mpg. Oh by the way I'm using 89 octane, mainly shell, sometimes mobil and citgo. I'm at 2200 miles and want to change to Mobil 1 soon then go 5k.
What does everyone run for psi?
Not sure about the 4.0L....but I have the little brother and I noticed an increase in MPG after 5K...and it has slowly been improving since (6200 miles now). There seems to be more that you can do with the V6 than the 4-banger to increase MPG....but with the manual transmission, it's tough to do that up there with nearly no flat driving. (I grew up in VT).
Winter mileage will suck because: 1. Winter gas is not as efficient. 2. Driving habits are different.....you probably use the transmission more for slowing down than in warm weather/dry roads. 3. You may use 4WD more.
Check out some of the other threads for increasing MPG for a V6....synthetic oil, different air intake, driving habits/modes, and others.