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2700 RPM = 75 MPH = 17 MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacundra, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    tacundra

    tacundra [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2007 DCSB 4x4 MT. Completely stock.

    All freeway driving...constant 75 MPH in Sixth gear on flat freeway. This average over three fill-ups.

    I knew I was buying a gas hog...This thing is FUN to drive though.

    I feeling some 255/85's in the very near future to stretch that gearing out a bit.

    Just FYI
     
  2. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    Try doing 65 for better gas mileage. 17 is pretty decent for that speed imo
     
  3. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    AWorthyOpponent

    AWorthyOpponent Member Caught Off Road

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    same mpg as your number of posts...

    be prepared for the :crapstorm: if you're going to complain about gas mileage...its a 4x4 truck...

    I get a constant 18mpg all around...
     
  4. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    Fink Motorboatin' SOB

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    75mph is not the speed to go if you are looking for better gas mileage.

    Anything over 60mph and you are going to lose efficiency exponentially. I think there was a Mythbusters on this, also. :D

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  5. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    0BlackTaco6

    0BlackTaco6 Ive got tiger blood

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    i avg around 18.3 over 36 fuel ups. click on my sig. same truck 4x4 6spd. but with 265/70/17 grabber at2's
     
  6. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    It's wind resistance, not gearing, that's killing your mpgs at 75mph.

    Taller tires won't help and might hurt your gas mileage.

    Now, if you want them anyway for clearance or a look, that's on you.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    That's about the mileage I get w/ 2.5" lift & 285's. I actually get better mpg driving around town than I do on the highway. Mainly because I refuse to be "that guy" doing 65mph and everyone has to pass me. Around here, if you're not doing at least 70-75mph on the highway you are going to get run off the road.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    My post was simply informational...there is no complaint. I knew what I was buying.

    I will be moving to a different tire for off roading purposes...I will also keep the stock wheels and tires for roadtripping, etc.

    Again.....this thing is fun to drive! I missed the manual tranny as my last DCSB(2005) was Auto and then my 4runner(2004) was auto as well.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    yeah the 6 speed in the new trucks is geared retarded. that big v6 does not need to spin 2700 RPM at 75 in over drive.

    but even in my first gen 5 speed I get 21 MPG at 65 mph and 18 mpg at 75-80 mph so as was said before, its mostly the wind resistance.
     
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