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400 mile tank...twice!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Caduceus, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    Caduceus

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    Just got back from a 2100 mile road trip from VA to ME and back. Twice I hit the mythical 400-mile tank, both with about 2 gallons to spare. Averaged 22-23 MPG during the trip (based on my first 2 tanks - have a couple more to do math for, but they're similar numbers)

    Stock Taco, soft tonneau, kept cruise control speeds between 65-75. Terrain was varied from seaside to New Hampshire mountains. Tires inflated to 30psi (maybe 35, I can check in the AM if there's interest)

    Anyway, now I'm in the 400 club!:D
     
  2. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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  3. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    Nice! That's pretty high for a 4x4.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Welcome to the club!
     
  5. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Wow impressed. I'm lucky to get over 300 on trips. But it have a 6spd and I tend to drive around 80-85mph on the interstates. Im sure if I slowed down a little I might get better mileage but it doesn't matter much to me.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    Dude gets some 17/r16/265 like me and you can drop your MPG's like my dumbass:eek:!!! it sucks!! but looks great!!!LOL!!!!
     
  7. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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  8. Apr 4, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    I got 19 mpg today with the air on and towing my boat, half the distance was interstate.............I was very happy............I have been getting 20 to 21 in town driving.

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  9. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Damn. thats some good MPGs for a v6 4x4. With my lift and 35's I get around 18mpg on the highway/freeway at 65-75mph.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    why is it that my 2.7 cant even come close to that! so frustrating! best i got was 21.3 and that was only 343ish miles :(
     
  11. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    Thats nice I have bested at 19 with my 33's. Disreguard the 16mpg I have as an average right now I hauled a 16' trailor for some 18hrs. Bringing my average way down.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    I feather my gas pedal, never drive it like a race car. My tires are also at 36 psi, I'll catch heat for that one but the truck feels to mushy with lower pressure. I also have a cap and my mpg went up 1 to 2 mpg after I put it on........

    Mike
     
  13. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    That is about what I normally get with my v6 prerunner. Got to love it. My jeep got 9mpg on a good day:rolleyes:
     
  14. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Yeah, i was pretty stoked to get that high for most of the trip. Here's the numbers in case you care. Some of the tanks were filled early due to areas traveled, change in plans, etc:
    Tank 1: 383.6 miles, 17.8 gal, MPG= 21.9
    Tank 2: 407.3, 17.5, MPG = 23.2
    Tank 3: 303.3, 13.6, MPG = 23.3
    Tank 4: 278.2, 12.3, MPG = 22.6
    Tank 5: 340.5, 15.7, MPG = 21.6
    Tank 6: 405.9, 18.1, MPG = 22.4

    Trip total: 2118 miles, gallons total (from above): 95

    MPG for trip : 22.3

    Trip total is closer to 2150, but that last few miles is after my last fill up, so I couldn't give an accurate gas usage there.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    There has to be another factor at play here. Going a steady 65 on flat ground, in my beast, will only net 21.5mpg 75 gets me 17.5 mpg. I cannot fathom why your truck is able to get 20% overall, than mine can achieve while warm, and already up to speed.
     
  16. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    yea serious! i call BS! or they're throwing it neutral rolling down hill and stuff... i used to do that while working for toyota... got 22mpg on the new tundra. highest i ever saw was 356 miles on one tank on my truck.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    I haven't hit 19mpg ave. yet, though I only have 1600 miles on the truck.....
     
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    Nope, no BS! Left it in cruise practically the entire trip. A few times I'd drop it into 4th gear for some of the mountains, and today was a lot of 55 & 45mph zones (the last tank of gas) which I'm sure affected it.

    You don't believe me? Next time you've got a day to kill, come over with $50 and we'll burn a tank of gas on a road trip :) I can just make NYC from here.
     
  19. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    Hell I cant get that with my damn 4 cyl. I usually get about 340 to a tank.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    I just did a round trip from San Diego to North East LA County and some city driving in between. I got 365 miles on the tank and drove it 10 miles after the light came on. I have 265/70/17 Duratracs so I'm pretty impressed.
     
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