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1st 22MPG Tank

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tcbe6472, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    tcbe6472

    tcbe6472 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just got my 1st 22 MPG tank of gas since new. The truck now has 11,000 miles on it and I have my first tank of gas gone since I changed the OEM wheels to the TRD wheels and removed the front & rear mud flaps. Is it just me or does anyone else think the lighter wheels? and removing the wind dragging mudflaps might have made the difference. Pre-modifications was 18 to 19 avg. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    mitiko

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    lax
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    just run more
     
  3. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    hendooman

    hendooman The Stroker Ace

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    you driving downhill the whole time to get 22 mpg?
     
  4. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    i got better after removing mud flaps as well
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    Carson

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    Wow your lucky. I just got 12 mpg on my last tank... :frusty:
     
  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    mardoqueo galindo

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    i just did my ingine oil change with movil 1 fully sintetic,toyota oil filter,k&n air filter and i change oil to my diferencial to,with movil 1 75-90 + LSD aditive and i using gasoline octane 87 and i still getting 17 mpg. note: i drive like old lady.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    tinytdog

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    I've been wondering why I can't seem to get more than 15mpg out of my 06 V6 4x4 DC! 66,000 miles on it. Lots of stop-n-go driving, but I don't know if I'll ever see 22 in a tank. I checked the tire pressure and all but one were right on.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    I GET 20 get a cold air intake 67,000 on mine K&N
     
  9. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Taco-NB

    Taco-NB MMMMM Taco's

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    You must have been driving down hill both ways with a tail wind!!

    I got 19 once. I used to keep track when I first bought it; just out of curiosity. Then I thought ... it's a truck not a Civic and now I just drive it hard when I feel like it and ignore the MPG. More fun this way ;)

    :cheers:
     
  10. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    TL697

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    Since new, I've gotten between 19 and 22.5 in my '09 DC SB TRD OR 4x4... :)
     
  11. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    DuderAbides

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    holy shit!:eek:
    what are you doing to get that kinda mileage?
     
  12. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    my 2010 prerunner v6 gets consistant 19.6.............I have gotten as much as 21.9 but that was hwy............and I have steel wheels and mud flaps
     
  13. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    HondaGM

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    my 09 dc 4x4 gets between 19.0 to 21.0, coasting alot.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    Must not have 'winter' gas in TX. Can pull 22mpg even with my 6spd... BUT only in summer on long trips, namely 400 mi to my folks across the mtns in NY, VT, NH, to ME. Mostly 50-65 mph state/county hwy, not interstate. Sweet spot for the 6spd. No way to even see 20 this time of year...
     
  15. Jan 20, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    got one tank @ 22. going from tuscon to san francisco. the rest were at 20 or so. quite happy with it. i had the cruise pegged at 70mph. i imagine it would get better if i had slowed down to less than 65.
     
  16. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Yeah, 22 MPG and no I wasn't driving downhill both ways.. It's pretty flat here on the gulf coast. That 22 was a combo of approx. 40% city and 60% higway. I will have to burn a couple more tanks to see if it was just a fluke or if it truely is getting better.
     
  17. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    I hit 22mpg just once, and came incredibly close a couple times (21.99, 21.98). My mileage has taken a major dive since early fall. I'm averaging in the 16s now, which would have been what I would have gotten pulling a trailer a couple years ago. I think I'm burning more ethanol in this location...

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  18. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    SilverMac

    SilverMac Mine's the silver one...

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    What size are your tires? I was getting 20-22mpg regularly (or so I thought) when I had the stock 245/75/16s. My speedo was always faster than my gps. Now I have 265/75/16s and I'm getting 19-19.5 mpg. The tire isn't that much heavier... Its just that the speedo and my gps are dead on. My odometer was actually registering more miles than I was driving with the stock tires...
     
  19. Jan 20, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    Carson

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    LOL i forgot to calculate in the size of my tires. Umm anyone know how to do this? Would it be my increase in tire size from stock? So like 265/65s to 285/70s is 7%. So would i multiply that by my mileage i got on the odometer (211) and then add it back to it and then divide it by 17 gallons? If this is true i still only got like 13 mpg...

    Anyway the cause of this was probably because i went wheelin' and then flooring it like 15 times in 4-low didn't help either...
     
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