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33s too much?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by betardfoosier, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Mar 13, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    betardfoosier

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    My 00 trd 5 speed came with 33 x 10.50 AT/TAs and a spacer lift. at 105k miles, this truck is gutless and gets 14mpg highway. 5th gear is useless on any hills. Is this from the tires, our another issue? The truck is otherwise perfect, just can't figure out my power issue.to my knowledge, it has not been regeared, speedometer is 5 miles slow.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    Yes sir its the 33's they cause 14mpg and power loss..
     
  3. Mar 13, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Thats what I thought.I'm putting 31s on it.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    That's what I have on mine and I love them... :D
     
  5. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    also it depends on the way you drive and if where you live is hilly area or a flat area . i checked today and got 180 miles to a half a tank and i have 33x12.50 duratracs. and looking at 33 bfgs and 31 bfg there about a 8-10lbs difference. id put some lucas fuel teatrment and may check to see if you may need a tune up.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    im not going to lie i can notice a lil bit of power loss on the hills with the 33s but not enough to worry about but can always regear and solve that problem.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    14 MPG is definitly on the low side. I get better than that in town and I have a supercharger, 33 x11's, and a lead foot. Given you have 100k miles, clean the shit out of or replace your MAF and do a tuneup. I'd replace your fuel filter while your at it too.

    EDIT: How are you measuring your gas mileage? Scangauge or calculating based on miles driven/gallons pumped? If you are calculating, you need to take into account the different size tires in your calculation. You're running 33's and stock is 31's (actually 30.6, but whatever, I'm rounding). After you calculate your gas milage, multiply by 33/31. It's not much, but it'll bring you calculation up a lil more accurate.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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  9. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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  10. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    are those 12.50s they look wide as hell. looks great
     
  11. Mar 13, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    thanks .. yep
     
  12. Mar 13, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    Will a tune up really make that big a difference? Cause the thing can't get out of it's own way. Seems to run smooth, just has no power at all.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    It won't make much difference on power, but will prob bring those mpg's up. Like i said, 14 is pretty low for highway mpg.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    regear it
    i have 33s also and when i had stock gears it had no power at all but after gearing it made a hell of a difference, and its cheaper than buying new tires
     
  15. Mar 13, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    Not if you're 4x4
     
  16. Mar 20, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    how much does re gearing cost? for parts?
     
  17. Mar 20, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    i have 31s on mine and i noticed a little power loss but i get 17 mph now instead of 20
     
  18. Mar 20, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    where i live the hills are not that bad, so i just down shift, but that can get expensive if you live in a place that is not that flat and you have hills all around you. after putting 33s on mine i could tell my gas was worse..... but i think the look of 33s on a lifted Tacoma are worth it :D
     
  19. Mar 20, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    I have 32's and love them. Though I plan to eventually go up to 33's I would buy these again in a heartbeat. My mpg did not drop when I went up from 31's, Im averaging 21mpg and my power is still there. Its sort of a happy medium between the two sizes.

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  20. Mar 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    I will probably end up going to 32s, I don't want to go to 31s or I would have to lower my truck back down, and I don't have the original leaf springs anymore.
     
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