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Bad Gas mileage!! 18 hwy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RedskinRedTaco, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    RedskinRedTaco

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    I just drove mine from Virginia to Florida and got 18.3mpg. I was hoping for better. I have a K&N air filter, TRD exhuast, Tornado Fuel Saver, a tonueau cover, and am running 275/70/16's. Also had just changed the plugs/Oil, used BG 44k and had 36lbs of air in the tires. I figure my odometer is a little off with the bogger tires, but how much??

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  2. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    stroM-

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    18.3 is lucky :thumbsup: :laugh:

    Im happy to get 16 :p
     
  3. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    BuckNakedBooda

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    Couple of weeks ago I drove from Bristol, TN to home in Northern Virginia and got 18.3 MPG....
     
  4. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    Juggernaut

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  5. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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  6. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    RedskinRedTaco

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    80 to 85mph.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    Its the tornado fuel saver.. 18 is good though even with the booger tires.


    Sure those are Swamp boogers? look like ats to me.

    Lose the tornado and the KN and get a AFE drop in...for max mpg possible.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    ya... thats the mpg you are gonna get doing 80mph.

    slow down to 60 mph and you will get 20+ mpg
     
  9. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    RedskinRedTaco

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    meant bigger tires. they are michellin LTX M/S
     
  10. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Juggernaut

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    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    thats fine with what tires you have. even though I still get 20mpg with 255/85/16.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Sounds about right... Im getting 15MPG lately. Doing alot of around town stuff.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Speed is definitely the reason. Slow down to 70, or even more and it will go up. With trucks like these the aerodynamics start playing a large role at those speeds.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    I got 12.7 mpg going to the beach this past summer. . . doing about 70-90mph highway. Also had 4 other people in the truck with me, and a bed full of luggage. Was sad when I had to fill up 2xx miles down the road :(
     
  15. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Get rid of that Tornado BS fuel saver......
     
  16. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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  17. Sep 9, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    You think 18 is bad now, wait till the winter gas hits.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    Now that I think about it, 18.3 is damn good considering EPA estimates 20mpg hwy and you have bigger tires, a lift, and were going fast.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    08pretaco Almost there

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