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2.7 Liter 4x4 First impressions, gas mileage.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mudbug, May 13, 2007.

  1. May 13, 2007 at 6:52 PM
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    Mudbug

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    Amsoil 0w-20 engine oil and Amsoil Full synthetic 75w-90 in the Transmission, transfer case, front and rear Differentials. AFE Cold Air Intake
    Ok so I know this has somewhat been discussed. I just bought a new 2007 Tacoma Regular cab 4x4 2.7 manual. So I have 1500 miles on it and I've been getting about 22mpg average on a tank with some city and some highway. Which i'm pretty happy with however i'm thinking about changing a few things and seeing if I can do better.
    Has anyone with the 2.7 liter 4x4 put a different muffler or intake on it? I'm thinking about putting a K&N cold air intake kit on it along with a borla XR-1 muffler with the stock piping.
    How about putting synthetic oil in the rear differential? Anyone noticed a difference there?
    So far I really like the truck, I have a 1993 mercury capri that weighs 2200lbs and has 300hp and I was afraid I was just going to drive myself crazy with how slow it is, but its really not that bad. Its definately not a 12 second car but it will move in traffic.
    Ok anyone have any opinions on what to get for a front bumper/grill guard? I want something I can hook a winch up to and I'd rather not spend $800 on it any suggestions? I'm thinking about getting out the TIG and making something myself.
     
  2. May 29, 2007 at 3:45 PM
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  3. May 29, 2007 at 8:00 PM
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    We have the same truck. Best I have seen is 23 mpg which was heavy freeway. (San Diego to Santa Barbara)

    Worst around town has been over 19.
    Not too bad considering it is a 4x4.
    Pretty happy with it.

    Of course if they introduced a diesel I would jump on it and never look back.:)
     
  4. May 30, 2007 at 3:36 AM
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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  5. Jun 21, 2007 at 10:36 AM
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    Hey guys this is my first post on here. I have an '06 2.7 4x4 access cab which has really surprised me on gas mileage. I now have 32,000 miles on the truck and the gas mileage seems to just get better and better. My last 5-10 tanks have avg. 24 miles per gallon with my last tank getting 24.5. Not bad at all for a stock 4x4.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2007 at 10:48 AM
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    Welcome to TW! :D

    Man, I hope my PreRunner's mileage keeps getting better. that would be awesome.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2007 at 11:08 AM
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    That's very impressive. I am getting about 17-18 mpg, but I have a lead foot.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2007 at 11:25 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    You also have a V6
     
  9. Jun 21, 2007 at 11:42 AM
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    Really :laugh:
     
  10. Jun 21, 2007 at 12:13 PM
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    While the majority of my driving is interstate with the cruise set around 75 or so I don't think I have ever had a tank less than 21.5 - 22 mpg when driving around town.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2007 at 12:39 PM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    i believe so
     
  12. Jun 21, 2007 at 12:45 PM
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    I am just busting your chops man. Its all good. I got 15-16 mpg in my old 98 3RZ (4-banger)4x4 taco so 24mpg is awesome.
     
  13. Jul 4, 2007 at 5:35 PM
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    Amsoil 0w-20 engine oil and Amsoil Full synthetic 75w-90 in the Transmission, transfer case, front and rear Differentials. AFE Cold Air Intake
    Woot! First road trip....It has 6k miles on it now...I went to austin from North dallas and back...I averaged 25.3 mpg!! I was averaging around 70-75mph.
    I'm very impressed.
     
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