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best way to improve mpg??

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by tacoma-user, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    tacoma-user

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    soooo i have some 33's on my truck and 3 inch spacers on the stock suspension strut for leveling the truck out. i didnt loose that much mpg but id prefer to get it back as much as possible, i have a budget of like 1000 or so. any suggestions? re gear? any mods? intakes? it'd be much appreciated!
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 11:59 PM
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  3. Oct 16, 2009 at 12:03 AM
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  4. Oct 16, 2009 at 1:47 AM
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    other than whats on your list theres not much you can do. since have 33's are you muliplying your total mileage per tank by 7% since the 33's are 7% bigger than stock? that will help you see some of your 'lost' mpg. but having heavier tires hurts it. also, like many will say, its a truck and its lifted so dont expect big mpg numbers
     
  5. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    well you could maybe re gear. but that might not be needed. the tacomas gears are already pretty steep. 4:10 i believe
     
  6. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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  7. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    The 2.7's have the 4:10's...the 4.0 gets 3:73's.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    ohhh. well see there. you learn something new everyday
     
  9. Oct 16, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    I have the same ? and had a thought on the mileage... is it possible the onboard CPU is hogging the mileage? Similar to when you tow a loaded trailer for awhile... the CPU adjusts to a point that when you disconnect the trailer the mileage shoots above normal for a couple tank fulls...
    I went with 32's (265/70/17) and lost 4 to 5 mpg with exact same driving habits... I did not think I would lose that much
     
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