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96 Tacoma MPG 2.7L auto 4x4

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by z71bowhunter, May 24, 2017.

  1. May 24, 2017 at 12:16 PM
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    z71bowhunter

    z71bowhunter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ive been checking my MPG lately and I was curious what you guys are getting.Ive did some searches on here,but its hard for me to believe I'm getting this bad of MPG.Ive heard put 93 octane in,it will get 2 mpg better,,,NOT.I know the big tires are killing it maybe 2 mpg's.Im only getting 260 miles to the tank full,thats about 80% city driving.Only mods I have done is the K&N drop in filter and the air box mod to get more air.Im getting 16.5 running 93 octane.Im running 265/75/16

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  2. May 24, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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    I average about 19-19.5 in my access cab prerunner 2.7L. It has 218K miles on it and is a heavy pig, but I don't live in the city so mine is mostly country roads doing 55-60mph . I also run 265-75-16s (in load range E).. Curious why yours is so much lower..
     
  3. May 24, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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    I would like to know also,maybe because mine is a older model?Im not calling anyone a liar on here,but 50% of people don't know how to correctly check their gas milage anyway.If they go by some guage on their dash saying this,the only way to check it is,,at the pump.
     
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  4. May 24, 2017 at 1:28 PM
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    Quit driving in the city so much. Everything gets worse mileage in the city
     
  5. May 24, 2017 at 1:29 PM
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    Not sure how others are calculating it, but i take the miles traveled (on my trip odo) and then multiply it by 1.04 to account for larger than factory tires. Then divide that value by the gallons it took to fill it up. Its consistently 19-20. Worst ive ever gotten was 18.5 i believe and i was driving about 85-90 shifting between 4th and 5th

    Edited to add: i also have an ultragauge that "calculates" the mileage for me and its typically within 1mpg when i compare the actual to the gauge
     
  6. May 26, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    Actually my spedo is slow nearly 4mph checked with a smart phone GPS while driving.The 265's I guess is doing this.So how many more miles can I add to the total miles traveled for the tank since my spedo is that slow???
     
  7. May 26, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    I have a '98 5speed regular cab with canopy and the 225/75/15 tires and the 3.58 rear-end. It used to get 20mpg's with the stock firestone wilderness tires or the michelin LTX m/s tires. I put on some Kumho SAT tires a few years ago and now it's about 18.5mpg's. I keep track of fill ups so this is hand calculated. It gets those MPG regardless. I drive extensively in the city and it rarely goes more than 50mph. I've tried babying the throttle/short shifting and the weeks I'm busy every shift might be at 4000rpm. On rare occasion it might get to cruise at 65mph. Doesn't matter. 18.5-20mpgs.
     
  8. May 30, 2017 at 8:27 PM
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    Find a tire calculator online and compare the stock size to the larger tire size. Most calculators will show a percentage difference between the two different sizes.
     

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