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AC or DC for MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Toyoghi, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Toyoghi

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    Is there any difference at all between the AC and the DC in terms of fuel economy. I know it's a little heavier, but the dealership told me it's a .0000001 MPG difference.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    I am pretty sure the AC gets better simply because it is about 400lbs lighter, RCs get the best though, especially the 5 luggers
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    MikeyLikesIt

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    I always thought for every 100lbs you remove, you can gain 1% in mileage. This site claims it's actually 2%.

    http://fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.shtml

    I thought the double cab was 150lbs heavier, but don't quote me on that. So you might see a 1MPG diff under the same conditions.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    That sucks! Before I bought It I looked around and everything I found said they got the same MPG so I went for the DC. Regardless, I guess more room is nice.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    Actually. I went here and did regular cab, access, and double. All 4x4s with autos.

    http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/specs.html

    The weights were;
    3720 - Regular
    4070 - Access
    4155 - Double Cab, SB
    4190 - Double Cab, LB

    I didn't realize how close the SB and LB were to each other.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Okay great thanks! So it should be a .5% increase which works out to .1 or .2 mpg? That's worth the room then!

    Those weights are really interesting actually
     
  7. Oct 19, 2011 at 5:29 AM
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    i think you have to consider how much the bed weighs. since it is plastic, not very much. and the frame doesn't weigh that much more. but still. that is pretty damn close in weight.
     
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