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Old 09-11-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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Question MPG with 4x4 and 3" lift

I am wanting to put a 3" lift on my 2008 4x4 Trd offroad. A guy around town has the exact truck with a 3" lift and says he is only getting 9 MPG. Sounds crazy to me since I get around 18 now. What should I expect? Can anyone with a similar setup give me an idea.
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well, all depends on how big/what kind(mt or at) of tires and how heavy your foot is.9 mpgs sounds like bs but if he isnt running a scan gauge hes not getting the right speddo reading witch will throw your mpg figures out the window.mine didnt change that much going to a 32" tire.i can still get 20 mpgs on the highway.
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I'm running a 3" lift with 33" MTR's and get between 14 and 16. That's a combination of highway and city. 9 MPG is way low.


Oh, and there's a lot of extra weight on the front of my truck too!
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That's about what I expected.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:16 PM   #5
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yeah, that guy must not have passed math class. 9mpg would make more sense if he was running 35's, but i don't think that's the case. i have 3" with 265/75's on a 4x4 and i consistently got about 18.75mpg for my last 3 tanks. and that is a mixture of about 60% highway and 40% city.
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im running 19 highs with 33s KM2s and a supecharger
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:35 PM   #7
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Cumulative City and Highway... about 18. I have 33.4" Tires, 4x4 and DTLT Headers/ TRD Exhaust Piping/ Dynomax Superturbo Muffler
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i got 3" lift and 20's and 33's i get bout 15 to 16
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I am averaging 17mpg when I correct for larger tires. I try to make lots of notes in my fuelly log. Check it out, set up your truck and monitor your current mileage, or just look at the other 600+ Tacomas on the site.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:49 PM   #10
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I'm not sure how you guys get such great mileage. I average 19 on with my Prerunner and 1.75" 5100's and stock tires. I think I'll get about 17-18 after I switch to 275/70 17
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stock suspension 19-20mpg 31x10.5 r15 tires
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:52 AM   #12
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9????? way too low

I have an 04 with a 3 in lift and 33in mts. I get about 15-16mph. no matter how I drive it it always seems to fall in that range.
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3" lift, 33" mickey thompson mtz's, 16-18 mpg.
stock was 18-20 mpg.
also, mileage was taken off the scan guage so the distance readings are correct.
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AAL billies at 2.75 and grabbers 265 70 17 im getting about 19ish avg. 350 tank...70 hwy30% street lift it!!!!
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