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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. Jun 18, 2013 at 12:02 PM
    #1001
    gt40

    gt40 Well-Known Member

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    Last week I went from Atlanta to Boone, NC and averaged just over 21 mpg both ways.

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  2. Jun 18, 2013 at 12:27 PM
    #1002
    Chad7088

    Chad7088 Old Newbie

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    Keep your foot out of it....I am running 295/70/17 and started paying attention to keeping my rpms under 2000 and it has resulted in much better fuel mileage. I use to get 15 now am averaging well over 17 over my last several tanks including over 18 on my last 2. Just food for thought. ;)
     
  3. Jun 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM
    #1003
    ibanez6224

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    Ha! Hard to after installing the calibrator. Thing picks up and goes! On my next tank I'll be paying better attention to the rpm's. Thing is, even before I installed the URD stuff I wasn't ever getting over 17 on a light foot.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2013 at 9:24 AM
    #1004
    Ionnaeus

    Ionnaeus Well-Known Member

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    Traded my 2012 Focus that got 35mpg easily and 40 if I tried. I got an 08 Tacoma because Im a man and I have a soul and life's too short to compromise.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:07 AM
    #1005
    roadtared

    roadtared Well-Known Member

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    Tirse and drop-in K&N so far.
    Chad7088, that is the whole thing right there...RPMs! Keep your rpms down and your mpgs WILL improve. All of us who have tried it have had success whether 2wd/4wd V6 or four banger...low rpms guarantee better mpgs. The truck strenth is there whrn we neef it, no need to rev it and show it off...unless they dont care about mpg. BTW..Go Steelers!
     
  6. Jun 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM
    #1006
    B11

    B11 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! Low rpm is key to better MPG.

    Made a 375 mile trip yesterday with the cruise set on 78mph and I only got 18.9 Like other pickups I've owned, 2000RPM and under seems to always get the best gas mileage and when you get above 2k on the rrrr's the MPG start dropping and the faster you drive the faster it falls off.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM
    #1007
    jrubicon

    jrubicon Active Member

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    Question to you guys with a BFG tires 265-75-16 to be specific.
    What kind of mpg should i expect?
    got a stock DCSB. its a taller tire so wont it be a little better on the freeway?

    need to know how much mpg will suffer. thanks
     
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  8. Jun 26, 2013 at 3:12 AM
    #1008
    mdb1grfe

    mdb1grfe Active Member

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    From 10mpg this winter to 16.3mpg with my latest fill-up. Stock 4.0 4x4 SR5 Access Cab with Cooper AT3 LT245/75-16 inflated 40psi. I have no clue why my mileage is getting better but I'm liking it.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2013 at 4:48 AM
    #1009
    kingston73

    kingston73 Well-Known Member

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    What kind of driving are you doing to get only 10 mpg's?? Especially with 245's??? My lowest is 17mpg's and that's with 265's and traveling 80 on the interstate, seems like you should be getting better than that.
     
  10. Jun 26, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    Justus

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    not so low, not so slow 2006 6 lug
    stockish
    Load range?
     
  11. Jun 26, 2013 at 8:49 AM
    #1011
    jrubicon

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    Load range E is the only tire 265 75 16. their all 10 ply, i dont see any 8 ply in that tire
     
  12. Jun 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    tooter

    tooter play every day

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    Built for maximum low end torque, tooter II.VII intake manifold spacer, LCE long tube header, Injen long tube intake, 2,900 rpm torque peak.
    Do any of you do correct your odometer when you put those large diameter tires on your trucks?

    I was getting 20 mpg with big heavy 245/75/16 tires even with correcting for their 13% larger diameter than stock. When I went back to the stock 5 lug diameter with 235/60/16's my mileage increased to 24. I'm happy with that because it's reasonably economical gas mileage for a fully loaded work truck. :)
     
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  13. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM
    #1013
    2012tacolover

    2012tacolover Well-Known Member

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    Tinted Windows, Black Nerf Bars, LED Dome & Map Lights, Snugtop Xtra-Vision, WeatherTech Digitalfit front and rear, trimmed Front Mud Flaps, BFG A/T KO's, Matt123 White Skid, Devil Horn Emblem Wet Okole front and rear seat covers! Future Stuff: Lift and new Wheels! :)
    I got my truck to use as a truck for camping, road trips and to go to work and back, did not care about the MPG's, it does what I want it to do and that's be a truck! However, I do average about 18mpg combined hwy and city! Better than my Mustang!
     
  14. Jul 1, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    WHT.RUS

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    My first personal fill up landed me an average of 17.6 30/70 DBL Cab V6. 568 miles on the odometer. Hopefully it improves more.. So far loving it! My g35x was averaging 16's!
     
  15. Jul 1, 2013 at 10:28 AM
    #1015
    WhiteMud

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    I was shocked, I've been getting 26MPG on the highway with a 3 inch lift and 265's.
     
  16. Jul 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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    WHT.RUS

    WHT.RUS Well-Known Member

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    2.7? You sure you doing your math correctly? If yes, I wish I got that much..
     
  17. Jul 1, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    Haven't had the truck running long enough to know what kind of mileage I get- I've only put 41 miles on the rebuild. (Still waiting on inspection!) Not to mention, my fuel gauge doesn't work, so I just throw gas in it when I feel the need, without any indicator of how much is in it.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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    WhiteMud

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  19. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    YOTA LOVER

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    Check the sig. I was doing better but recently I seem to enjoy getting into the skinny pedal.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    Crosis

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    I average 18 mpg in my Taco. The sad part is I average 24 mpg in my Corvette and I have a heavy foot.
     
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