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Old 03-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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I just got a 2001 pre runner with 183000 miles in it . Its run great ,but compare with others in here the milage is horrible ,i get around 15 miles per gallon mostly highway and i drive 50 miles for work each way ,so I have few options.Replace the tires with smaller ones,get a used engine with less mileage,or do a head work get some extra horses that will move the tires with out sacrificing on gas . I read an article while back in 4x4 magazine that they bought a tacoma great running condition and they decide to do a head work and after that the truck was running a lot better.I had done everything possible tires hard as a rock all fluids are synthetic ,new spark plugs ,injectors cleaning, gas treatment and nothing.and my last resort sell the truck and get a new one with less mileage. any advice? thanks
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Are you running larger tires on it?
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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Are you running larger tires on it?
yes 265/75 r 16
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #4
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yes 265/75 r 16
Are you adding 3.4% to your ODO reading, then subtracting the gallons used?
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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Are you adding 3.4% to your ODO reading, then subtracting the gallons used?
no i did not i try that thanks subtracting or dividing?
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #6
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no i did not i try that thanks subtracting or dividing?
Add 3.4% to the ODO reading, then divide the number of corrected miles, by the amount of fuel you are using.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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Does that work for 285/75/16 as well? The adding 3.4%? I usually just add 1extra mpg to what fully says. So, if it says 16.5 I say 17.5?
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Does that work for 285/75/16 as well? The adding 3.4%? I usually just add 1extra mpg to what fully says. So, if it says 16.5 I say 17.5?
use the tire calculator to find out how much larger the current tire is, vs. the OEM one. 32's are around 3.4% (or so), while 33's are around 7.6% (or so) larger.
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use the tire calculator to find out how much larger the current tire is, vs. the OEM one. 32's are around 3.4% (or so), while 33's are around 7.6% (or so) larger.
i am looking at the tire calculator ,but i dont see where to get that percent.
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even with the 3.4 that only add me 10 miles from the odo reading .Still sucks on MPG.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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i am looking at the tire calculator ,but i dont see where to get that percent.
In the "Difference" columb, you will see the %
from the online tire size calculator
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In the "Difference" columb, you will see the %
from the online tire size calculator
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well after numbers and keeping track of the milage and gas . I end up with 18.5 mpg mix driving about 60 % highway and 40% city.
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