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03 tacoma mpg

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NACooner, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    NACooner

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    hey everybody, im looking into getting an 03 tacoma 4WD with the 3.4 24 valve v6, what does everybody average mpg wise? anyone have a cold air intake or anything else that boosts mpgs? thanks!

    max
     
  2. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Racer X

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    My 04 (3.4 L) consistently gets 20 MPG and I don't drive conservatively. Unless you just want a CAI, look up the deck plate mod, same results as a CAI, much less $$. I did it and did not see any real results in MPG.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    I just drove about 500 miles over the weekend with my family and loaded for the weekend in our '01 modded dbl cab and got just over 19mpg with the air on and a mix of highway and city driving. Just my .02.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    I avg 18 but I drive 12 miles a day no faster then 45 mph on Post. I did get a UltraGauge which helped with my driving habits and thus I saw a slight increase.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    I've gotten up to 20 MPG with mine. Most of the time I get 18 to 19 though. Stock intake.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A enjoying the shenanigans

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    I get 17-18 mpg w/ mixed driving no matter how soft / aggressive I drive. I am running a stock intake and 265/65r17 General Grabber HTS tires.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    RideFast

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    B&M 70264, 5'' Deck plate, Airaid MIT...
    You should get the truck!
    I always get 19-20 mpg.

    Don't waste your $$$ on a CAI, do the deck plate mod!
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  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    MacGyvR

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    The most I've ever gotten is 19.2mpg. That's with some city and freeway (65 - 75mph) every day. I haven't done the deckplate mod yet, but I want to see how my mpgs stabilize after the maintenance I just did last week.

    If mpgs are your concern, get a civic or prius or something. The most I've ever even heard of is 25mpg for first gens.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    My 98 ext cab averages 20 mpg. That's mostly city driving too.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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    NACooner

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    how much does a deck mod run?
     
  11. Jun 28, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    x2468

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    I get between 16.5 and 19. Its weird. No rythme or rythem to when it will do well or not. Highest was 20.5 straight highway.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    RideFast

    RideFast on the flats.

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    I did the deck plate mod for just under $20 plus the cost of an afe pro dry s filter.
     
  13. Jun 29, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    twfsa

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    In town strickly no freeway 17.5 is the norm .............interstate 75mph a/c on 22.0
     
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