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1st gen MPG

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MatthewMay1, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    MatthewMay1

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    What type of mpg are you guys getting? mention engine size and any other mods that would affect.

    I calculated my highway mpg a few days ago and its about 21mpg and I was pleased.(averaging 60-70mph) I have the 3.4L v6 automatic, 265/70/16 rugged trails, and everything else stock.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    Jdaniel1274

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    16 - 17 mpg, 3.4l, stock, except for a drop in AEM air filter.

    On a good day, all hi -way miles might get 20 mpg.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    Ohbrian

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    I quit caring about gas mileage a loooong time ago :D Life is so much simpler now.
     
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  4. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    The Driver

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    Yep. Sometimes I get up to 21, but that is when I use corn free fuel, which is widely available here in Okieland.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    PkTaco

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    18 in the winter 20 in the summer. Supercharger, 3.4L and 265/70/17 Hankook Dynoport ATm's.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    20.2 mpg for the past year or so.

    mostly city/rural driving

    V6, 5-speed
     
  7. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    Drewski

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    Right about 20mpg. 2.7L, auto, Prerunner.

    I drive like there's an egg under the gas pedal, and almost never break 60. My commute is mostly highway, but mostly crappy in Chicago rush hour. Brand new Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 31x10.50r15 at about 42psi. Just installed a Extang Trifecta. Ready to fab up a grille block and some kind of belly pan, at least for the front.

    And my dad has a new tank of a crew cab F150 with that silly fast V6 turbo.

    He's getting better mileage than me. :mad:
     
  8. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
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    Its a 4cyl manual with 6" lift and 35's.
    I get around 17-18 in the winter and 18-21 in the summer depending on driving.
    Just had a highway trip for christmas and got 19.7, 18.8, 19.6, 18.0(last tank was headwinds and heading back over the mountains.)
    http://www.fuelly.com/driver/relentlesstaco/tacoma-2
     
  9. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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  10. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    1999 T4R 4WD V6, Deck plate, B&M trans cooler, LED guages and dome lights, LED reverse lights, 2.5" spacer lift, highway tires.
    19.2.

    New Belts, Plugs, Filter, and Seafoam and I was up to 23.5.

    I drive like I have an underpowered 4banger...

    :burnrubber: :mudding:

    2.7L 2WD Auto Xtra Cab on 31x10.5s
     
  11. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    Getting about 16 right now. Going to seafoam it right before my oil change and see if it helps. Before everywhere switched to this winter gas I was getting 18-20
     
  12. Jan 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    Getting 17/20mpg with my 2.7L 5 speed on 33X12.5 A/T's with stock 4.10 gears.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    Average about 22-23 with a stock 3.4L V6 265/70/R17 GoodYear Wrangler P rating 99% Highway.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    I average about 19MPG, with a summer-time high of about 21MPG and an winter-time low of about 16MPG. (They oxygenate our fuel during the winter months, to reduce pollution. Unfortunately, it also reduces horsepower and gas mileage.)
     
  15. Jan 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    18-19mpg 50/50 city highway, lots of long steep hills, don't drive efficiently
     
  16. Jan 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    i average 18 with my 3.4 stick shift. 2 inch lift. 32 mud terrains. deck plate mod
     
  17. Jan 4, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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    23.5 pretty consistently in the summer, 21.5 in the winter. 2.7L manual 4x4 Xtra cab. Deck plate mod, K&N drop-in. Stock size tires.
     
  18. Jan 4, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    186000mps

    186000mps ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    ...my mileage sucks especially in winter.
    But I have a LOT of hills, not much flat ground.
    3.4L 5-Speed with 33x12.50 running 4.10's. Almost 3" lift with heavy ass bumper, winch, tools, and sandbags.
    15.7 mpg with 89 octane
    After this tank I'm switching to 94 octane which is just 10% more expensive. If I can get over 2 more mpg (13% gain) it will be $ worth it.
     
  19. Jan 4, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    3.4L, K&N intake, 265/75R16's

    Last summer I towed a camper trailer from Sacramento CA to northern Washington State and back and got 18.5mpg. I mostly drove 60mph.

    Other than that I usually get around 17-18, but most of my daily driving is commuting in traffic.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    higher octane fuel does NOT give you better mileage. Just use what Toyota recommends for your truck (87 octane). Higher octane fuel is "harder" to ignite, the only reason you should be using higher octane is if you have high compression or forced induction (super charger) and your engine pings under load.

    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/autos/aut12.shtm
    http://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/1494/will-higher-octane-fuel-improve-gas-mileage

    There are 6 ways to increase the mileage of a vehicle:

    -drive slower
    -make your vehicle lighter/more aerodynamic
    -drive slower
    -don't romp on it
    -drive slower
    -only drive downhill
     
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