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4 Bangin, Fuel Sippin, Full Tank Challenge!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 2TRunner, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Oct 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    tc98tacoma

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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    Oh my odometer is off too cause lift and tires dont know if theres a correction calculation i can do to see what im really getting
     
  2. Oct 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php

    Input your stock tire size and your current tire size in the Tire Size Calculator

    The difference in circumference is multiplied by your miles to show true mileage.
    My tires are 11.7% larger than stock right now so I multiply the mpg I calculate by 1.117 to find actual-ish. . .
     
  3. Oct 13, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    I think that discussing tire size/error and gearing are on topic with the fuel challenge. Just as the autotranny group can't post numbers like the folks with manuals (of similar configurations) folks with lifts and larger tires can post against others with similar configurations. It's all relative.

    And it's good information - I like the look of a lifted vehicle, so if I were to do it, having the data on the FE might sway me one way or the other. Now I'm too old to climb that high regularly...but the lifted '85 Toyota in Back To The Future sold me on the look!
     
  4. Oct 13, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    So far im at 90 miles on a little over half a tank...been driving good, couple times i had to get on it but i put super also so idk if it should help but the trucj runs smoother of course
     
  5. Oct 13, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    On my last two tanks, I lost 2 MPG:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: I wonder if the station switched to winter blend?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    I think mine have cause ive lost about 40 miles on my tank
     
  7. Oct 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    Fillup yesterday 454.9 miles 18.891 gallons = 24.1 MPG

    I doubt i will hit 25 MPG again except for long trips. My GF passed away in early Sept. 85% of my trips will now be 3 mile trips back and forth to work, with lots of stop and go, and never over 45 MPH. The Ultragauge on these trips is like 19 MPG so far. Since the weather has turned cooler the truck only gets up to 160 F or so on my short trip. My average trip to her place 4 times a week was 25 to 30 miles of moderate speed urban interstate. That is why I always got great mileage.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    Sorry to hear of your loss Dan.
     
  9. Oct 28, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    x2 Sorry to hear about your loss as well brother. Prayers sent your way. There's no fix for a loss, I know, let us know if you need anything
     
  10. Oct 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Best MPG i've had in my 2.7l 5 speed was 27.0 mpg driving to Virginia--that was at 65mph average speed

    here in North Georgia driving normal(in the mountains) i'm getting 23.8mpg
    I can easily get 25mpg tho



    you guys who get 30+ --I dont see how you do it--its can be easy(or safe :)
     
  11. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    Nice part of the country you're living in!

    I'm sure you can get 25 MPGs on flatter terrain, but a bit more challenging given your location. You may want to benchmark off someone who has similar terrain. Some of the gents here pulling the best numbers live in hilly sections, but also take advantage of broad plains that are also there. Take a look within the last few pages of this thread. I'm sure that there are folks with a similar vehicle configuration and terrain to compare numbers.

    Good luck!!
     
  12. Oct 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Driving the speed limit while leaving a good distance between me and the traffic ahead is very safe.

    It's the 1/3 of the traffic that likes to drive 10-15 over the speed limit while tailgating at 2-3 car lengths that are creating the dangerous situations.

    Drafting doesn't work for me, not safe and not as effective as simply driving the speed limit.
     
  13. Oct 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    571 on 18.269 for 31.3 mpg.

    Safely. :D
     
  14. Oct 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    nice tank
     
  15. Oct 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    I would be able to pull 30 on Los Angeles freeways too if I had a manual and could shut the engine down going down hill.
    I live at 700ft.
    My commute peaks at 1100, drops down to 400, back up to 1200, and back down to 500 or so.
    Coming down into Glendale, and out of Covina into Pomona, would likely do the trick.
    Even under normal power maintaining 65, I'll see the UG increase .1 to .2 on those hills.
     
  16. Oct 31, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    2TRunner [OP] Don't give up here just yet

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    Cold weather or idling = 2.7L MPG killer.

    Both at the same time = incredible amounts of suck.
     
  17. Oct 31, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    Agreed, both cold weather and excess idling are fuel economy killers. Not to mention that some parts of the country go to an oxygenated fuel blend during the colder winter months, which has less energy per volume than summer blend fuel. I've heard that other regions run the oxygenated fuels all year! WTH?

    Idling... my regular commute includes a number of potentially long red lights (about 2 minutes each), where I shut the engine off if it's just turned red... contributes to my 24.7 mpg average :)
     
  18. Nov 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    Mine is stop and go caused by one guy in a lighted intersection needing to make a left. Dammit.

    I like getting my truck rolling with my little 4 and keeping it that way! :p

    I'm still on my first tank of gas from the dealership! got about 50 miles on it and it has barely moved from the full mark hehe. Loving it compared to my 97 LT1 Camaro premium hog.
     
  19. Nov 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    Mine is stop and go from the idiot hypermilers "driving with load"

    One moron will "rubber band" 10 miles of traffic.
    40-stop-40-stop-40-stop-95-pass the moron.
     
  20. Nov 1, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    2TRunner [OP] Don't give up here just yet

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    Crap ton of stop-go around here. Traffic light hell. Idiot drivers.

    I totally spaced on the challenge on my trip to PA. I did get my ever elusive "4" though. I was at 400 when I filled up, so about 440 miles on the tank!
     
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