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Old 07-25-2007, 05:44 AM   #1
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Finally got 28 MPG

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Anybody that has read my posts on here knows that I have been a bit disappointed in my PreRunner's fuel economy (2.7L 5 speed manual). I finally reached the EPA estimated 28 MPG.

The only performance modifications that I have are an AFE drop-in High Flow Filter, and I removed the Secondary Air Filter (see my signature). Both of these mods were done in the last week. I am running my Dunlop AT20s at 39 psi all the way around. I run 89 octane with no ethanol and no other additives (aside from what comes with it). I get my fuel where ever it is the cheapest. I had nothing in the truck but me, a bottle of water, and a laptop.

The truck has 19,000 miles on it since I bought it in January 07.

The drive was between San Antonio and Giddings, TX. I was following my boss in his 06' Tundra DoubleCab Texas Edition. He loves to punch it, but he doesn't go over 75 MPH. I actually didn't have a problem keeping up with him when he punched it (which supprised me). The rest of it was just a cruise.

I had gotten 26 MPG out of the truck after the mods, but that was pushing it up to 80+MPH. The best I had seen before the mods was 25 MPG, and that was rare since I push my truck pretty hard.

I don't think these mods will have the same affect on the 4.0L V6, but I was impressed with the difference on the 2.7L.

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Old 07-25-2007, 05:58 AM   #2
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Woohoo! I'm proud of your truck! For finally coming through! Awesome!
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Congrats man, I am jealous though.
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Hmm....Well if you got 25 before mods....I got 25 before mods. Maybe just maybe I can get 28 if I get a cold air intake. Just started a new job....but once I start making some money i'll have to buy one and find out hehe.
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Hmm....Well if you got 25 before mods....I got 25 before mods. Maybe just maybe I can get 28 if I get a cold air intake. Just started a new job....but once I start making some money i'll have to buy one and find out hehe.
I dunno. I hear different things about the CAIs on a 2.7L...

I have been told that they really don't do that much more over a drop-in unless you are boosted. That is why I didn't spend the money on one. I figured I could get the economy without the hefty price.

I am looking at the possibility of doing a URD MAF Calibrator to tweak my Air-Fuel ratio. I just have to find the money first.
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I dunno. I hear different things about the CAIs on a 2.7L...

I have been told that they really don't do that much more over a drop-in unless you are boosted. That is why I didn't spend the money on one. I figured I could get the economy without the hefty price.

I am looking at the possibility of doing a URD MAF Calibrator to tweak my Air-Fuel ratio. I just have to find the money first.

Well it obviously helped yours....
The MAF calibrator goes both ways haha. If you use your lead foot it'll make it worse lol.
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Well it obviously helped yours....
The MAF calibrator goes both ways haha. If you use your lead foot it'll make it worse lol.
Yeah, that is what I am afraid of.
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Wow I am seriously impressed!!!
Wonder how much these mods would improve our 4x4 with the 2.7 liter?


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WooHoo!!!



Anybody that has read my posts on here knows that I have been a bit disappointed in my PreRunner's fuel economy (2.7L 5 speed manual). I finally reached the EPA estimated 28 MPG.

The only performance modifications that I have are an AFE drop-in High Flow Filter, and I removed the Secondary Air Filter (see my signature). Both of these mods were done in the last week. I am running my Dunlop AT20s at 39 psi all the way around. I run 89 octane with no ethanol and no other additives (aside from what comes with it). I get my fuel where ever it is the cheapest. I had nothing in the truck but me, a bottle of water, and a laptop.

The truck has 19,000 miles on it since I bought it in January 07.

The drive was between San Antonio and Giddings, TX. I was following my boss in his 06' Tundra DoubleCab Texas Edition. He loves to punch it, but he doesn't go over 75 MPH. I actually didn't have a problem keeping up with him when he punched it (which supprised me). The rest of it was just a cruise.

I had gotten 26 MPG out of the truck after the mods, but that was pushing it up to 80+MPH. The best I had seen before the mods was 25 MPG, and that was rare since I push my truck pretty hard.

I don't think these mods will have the same affect on the 4.0L V6, but I was impressed with the difference on the 2.7L.

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Wow I am seriously impressed!!!
Wonder how much these mods would improve our 4x4 with the 2.7 liter?
Probably can't hurt too much...
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