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Better gas milage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rpoint16, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Feb 1, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    rpoint16

    rpoint16 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OME 885 coils & front shocks, with TT top plate, Total Chaos UCA, Rear OME extended shocks, Rear TSB, Rear Toytec AAL, trimmed the saber-tooth-tiger-long-ass mud flaps. 17" XD Revolver rims, 265/75/17 BFG AT KO's. Ripped out the crappy FM Modulator & installed a PA-15-toy interface. OEM bed matt.
    I have 15K on my truck now. Averaging 20.9 MPG city/hwy. Up from 17.1 new.

    Very pleased.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    How do you drive? I'm getting shitty gas mileage right now. I was getting really good gas mileage for a while but it's been declining.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    rpoint16

    rpoint16 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    That's a great point. I should have quantified my statement.

    My city/hwy in Phoenix means 300 miles hwy & 75 miles city on a tank of gas. Even our city driving is 45mph.

    I drive maybey 5mph+ over the speed limit. I never floor it, average acceleration.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    blackbetty28

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    any mods to get better gas milage?
     
  5. Feb 4, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    Motorshooter

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    Mine is 21.8 MPG at 24,000 miles. I will be installing new plugs this spring, I think that mod should boost the MPG up a bit:)
     
  6. Feb 4, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    papabear050

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    14 MPG average here...6speed... jeolous
     
  7. Feb 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    Brunes

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    I roll a V6 mostly in town and get 17.5 regularly...cept to 18.9 one tank...but that was a road trip.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    rpoint16

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    Currently no.

    However on my 95 V-6 4X4 Tacoma I bought used, I removed the flowmaster
    muffler/dual pipes. I lost 3 mpg. It sounded really freaking cool, but just a tad too loud.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    wsbowden

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    95% highway on my commute to work. 22.58 MPG. 09 Tacoma Access Cab, 4X4, 2.7L, 5 speed, SR5. 700 miles on it.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    jward2331

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    Just checked mine last night after a fill-up. 19.7 in town driving with 6.5K miles. I was happy. No engine mods.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    freesample

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    Visors, Deflector, Husky Liners, too expsensive for good ones :(
    i'm lucky if i get 14 mpg.. dunno what it is... got 11000 kms on the truck so far... but ive complained about this enough on here...only answer seems to be "it will get better"
     
  12. Feb 4, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    freesample

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    Visors, Deflector, Husky Liners, too expsensive for good ones :(
    i'm lucky if i let it warm up like 20 seconds.. its not that cold really... -10 celcius is the coldest. yeah id say we got that bad mixture of gas but it wasn't much better in the summer but yet the truck was newer so i'm hoping it will be better the spring
     
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