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Are you getting bad MPG?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JAG, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. I get good MPG!!

    27.7%
  2. My MPG sucks!

    38.8%
  3. My Tacoma is Stock.

    38.1%
  4. I have a heavy foot on the gas accelerator!

    21.0%
  5. I have the fog light mod running through the ECU relay.

    3.9%
  6. I have added bolt on after market parts.

    15.2%
  7. My Tacoma is lifted?

    19.4%
  8. Who gives a crap????

    14.3%
  1. Feb 25, 2009 at 6:17 PM
    #41
    Allens_Piece

    Allens_Piece Well-Known Member

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    Wheels/tires 3" Toytek coilover w/ OME rear springs (no blocks) Billstien shocks, K&N CAI, TRD Exhaust.
    TRD exhaust and K&N 63 series CIA (thus the heavy foot problem).
     
  2. Feb 25, 2009 at 6:53 PM
    #42
    MurphyZ

    MurphyZ Well-Known Member

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    I HATE SPICYTACOS
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    89 SAS 3.4 1st gen 4runner- Sold 3.4 swap cut hood for clearance exhaust x-over and magnaflow muffler lockright in the rear SAS 83 toy axle (Wab-Fab) 4xinnovations sliders roof rack from 2nd gen for kayak.
    before december my mpg were 17 to 18 mpg on average
    since then i noticed i was getting 13,12,14,15,13 on tanks of gas.
    bought a scangauge and did a full tune up 98,000 miles on the gold bz:p
    i drive like a freakin grandma that cant see and doesnt care and best tank is 15.13mpg US.
    last year at the same time i got 16.9 on average for last years winter.
    to sum it up:
    see bad mpg (you)
    A. drive the same
    B. drive like a grandma
    C.dont drive -or-
    D. never accelerate with more then 22tps (scangauge)and never speed(never more then 55) and buy only chevon gas and still have the mpg go down....
    i apparently pick D!!!!!!!!!!! f-my life, shoot me now!!!!!!!!! please god come down and take my POS engine and rekindle the past glory please.

    ok all better. please help i really do drive good and have street tread 265/65/16 on it. the whole time. and run synthetic oil
     
  3. Feb 26, 2009 at 12:00 AM
    #43
    106Tacoma

    106Tacoma Well-Known Member

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    igata make an apt with the dealer, avergage 10-12 mpg all highway, k and n air filter not cold air intake and a magnaflow exhaust is all thats done to my truck. This is not good.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2009 at 1:20 PM
    #44
    bdub85

    bdub85 Active Member

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    I get about 21-22 mpg average. Highways + grandma driving style = profit
     
  5. Feb 26, 2009 at 3:49 PM
    #45
    CtryBoyInMT

    CtryBoyInMT Lifetime Member

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    Tinted windows, Rear locker anytime, Secondary filter delete, Parking light activated Fog lights, USA▪Spec Ipod adapter, Map light mod, Relocated 7-Blade, Warn Trans4mer Brushguard & winch, Tire chains, Homelink© installed in headliner, LED lighted 4x4 Switch, Defrost w/o A/C, Heated mirrors, Bilstein 5100's (1.75") & Rear TSB, 50w Reverse lights, Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68, Will this list ever end???
    I've never hit the 19 Mpg mark. High 18's but never 19. All interstate at 60 Mph or country cruising at 40 Mph even.

    I've totally given up on the dream of 20 Mpg.

    Funny how a 5.3L full size Chevy 4WD gets 21.(something) at 65 mph on the Interstate.
    But I see we have a lower carbon offset!:rolleyes:
     
  6. Feb 26, 2009 at 5:40 PM
    #46
    ZonKs

    ZonKs Can speak french in Russian.

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    =p
    ^ Dood. Somethings wrong. Ive hit 25 mpg on extended highway driving with a bed packed with camping gear.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2009 at 5:45 PM
    #47
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    ^I agree. I easily get 23mpg with upwards of 500lbs in the bed at 70mph. Granted, 4X4 gets lower MPG but what, maybe 1mpg?
     
  8. Feb 26, 2009 at 6:04 PM
    #48
    Snyperx

    Snyperx Seniore Marcos

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    I hear ya man!! No, I'm not God:D Pretty much since the colder weather started my mileage went to crap. I have been getting something like 13 to 15 mpg. I am hoping it is the Winter forulated gas. I use to get 17 mpg like clock work. That was with the lift and tires. Also I am easy on the gas. I put a can of seafoam in during my last fill up. Will see if that helps a bit. I also run synthetic like you.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2009 at 7:35 PM
    #49
    CtryBoyInMT

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    The EPA on your 2WD auto's are 20 on the top end. 4WD manual is 18. between the 4 Tacoma owners I know, none of us are getting above the EPA's in all 3 different configs: 4WD Man (2), 4WD auto, or 2WD man. Maybe the 2WD autos are better than EPA, but I don't know anyone (that I'd trust/believe) that has one.


     
  10. Feb 26, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    ZonKs

    ZonKs Can speak french in Russian.

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    =p
  11. Feb 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    EPA is continually underrated. Real world, meaning driving style and other conditions, is always more accurate. There are many many folks on the various forums getting such MPG. Try doing a search, you'll learn something.

    BTW, my window sticker says 17/21. I routinely obtain 17-18MPG city and the WORST I've done on highway trips has been 21.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    I just used the EPA rating numbers to get a 4WD/2WD comparison to determine the decrease due to 4WD. I also looked at the 2008 numbers. The EPA uses a new testing procedure for 2008+, that in lies the difference.
    I still believe the biggest variance is caused by fuel quality and outside air temperature.
    Maybe I'm just jealous some achieve higher than sticker!


     
  13. Feb 27, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    Stewie

    Stewie Damn you, vile woman!

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    with P265/65R17 Dunlop GrandTrek AT Tires and a tow package.
    Depends on what you consider bad?

    15.5-16. I do a variety of around town and some freeway but mostly around town. It's about what I expected.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    TacoCo

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    I consistently get 17-18mpg with my manual. Sticker was 14/19.
     
  15. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    MsTRD

    MsTRD hell yes i love my truck

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    i was getting 18-19 mpg before the tires...now i'm getting 15 :(
     
  16. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

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    do the 2nd gen come with an option to recalibrate the pcm for different tire sizes??
     
  17. Mar 10, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    DDD

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    I get 18mpg driving 65 mph on LA freeways

    '06 V6 4x4 DC
    Auto trans
    I over inflate the stock BGF rugged trails to 40psi. (at 32 psi I get 16 mpg)

    I am about to switch to BFG M/T and I fear my mpg dropping...
     
  18. Mar 17, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    raskal311

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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    Move to CA and you dont have to deal with winter gas.. you'll have to deal with $1200 for a one bedroom apt though :D
     
  19. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    TheSchwartz

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    Avid BullBar, BFG 265/75R16, remote car starter, Slim's HID heads and fogs

    If your running your fog's all the time it causes more demand on your battery = more run time for alternator = more power taken from engine. hope this gives you some ideah.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    TheSchwartz

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    Ive got the K&N 63 with a magnaflow 18" and i have the same problem, Small world :D
     
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