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better gas mileage options

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CornDog, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Oct 21, 2007 at 6:08 PM
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    CornDog

    CornDog [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey yal i been reading a few threads talkin bout gas mileage. i was wondering tho. what kinda different options are they to get bettr. im not really lookin to spend a whole crap load on money on it but id like to know what is out there. i got a turbonator already and fixin to put on k&n cold air. any ideas???
     
  2. Oct 21, 2007 at 7:04 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    I really hope you're being sarcastic about that! :eek:
     
  3. Oct 21, 2007 at 7:37 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    Read this about your turbonator.

    http://autorepair.about.com/library/a/1i/bl769i.htm

    As for improving gas mileage, its more about how you drive. Keep the RPMs low (<2k) and basically drive like grandma. Of course the Eco system is looking promising but at $200 installed its not cheap.

    Joe
     
  4. Oct 21, 2007 at 8:19 PM
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    CornDog

    CornDog [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey thx for the info on that. i been gettin a lotta feedback on it. sarcastic or not. i put it on my truck jus to see for myself. a buddy got a few off the net. handed out to a few of his buddies to try. i drive like any other guy in a truck i guess. i put it on an im gettin bettr gas mileage. its not sumthin that im gonna brag about its jus a few miles. but hell it was free and im saving a few dollars a day. cant beat that. is that eco system panning out to be any thing worth droppin 200 bucks on?
     
  5. Oct 21, 2007 at 9:23 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    If your saving a few bucks then its all good right? As for that Eco System there is a thread goin that looks promising. The link is below. I'm going to buy one more for the added performance and what I expect will be a small if at all noticable MPG improvement. Apprently dealerships are offering these so there must be something more than a gimmick to them.

    Joe

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/2714-better-gas-mileage.html
     
  6. Oct 21, 2007 at 9:26 PM
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    nomowheelies

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    i just put in a k&n drop in, hope this helps a little bit....
     
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