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Chip mods are they worth it?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by HeathDetails, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    Whats up everyone? I just signed up and I am looking forward to gaining some insight into what I want to do to my taco. I use it for work as well as pleasure. The first thing I would like to do is(obviously) get the best MPG as possible. I've read the thread talking about intake and such but is that it??? anything more radical but still cost effective? I've been looking at the claims that performance chips make(4-7mpg gain I could care less about HP) and its very inticing. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    Driving habits are good. I get about 16-17 around town and about 18-19 highway. I have made it a point to see if I need to change my habits. There is a tiny difference. Do I have to get a new truck? I hate the 2nd gen tacomas. Sorry. But I do. The best compact truck ever made was 1st gen.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    Chino hills huh??? thats where I grew up.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    Yeah the MPG on this truck is rough the only way I've found to get anywhere close to Toyotas mpg caims is to keep the speedometer below 65 on the highway. City Driving... well I havent figured that one out yet.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Ya people sucked back in the day too. I do miss it though. lived in the canyon and used to go 4xing all the time. Use to have all the combos to the gates. Lot of fun. Az Kicks butt. I am so glad I moved here.
    Anyways, I heard of a interesting mod that plugs into the diagnositic port.
    It actually shuts off injectors and is suppose to boost fuel econ. that way.
    It was second hand and the dude didn't know who made it, ever heard of something like that.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    no offense, just not my cup of tea. I was pissed when they changed the body style. Tundra on the other hand is definitely an improvement. All they need to do now is make it in a Diesel and I'll be all over it.

    What the best compact be IYO for that genre?
     
  7. May 5, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    I've watched a show were a guy took a old toyota truck and converted the engine to a bio diesel engine. Can this be done with a newer toyota truck. Specifically, the 3.4 liter v6?
     
  8. May 5, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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  9. May 5, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    joerussell610

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    Some just change rev limiter. Not worth the hassle and voiding warranty on newer vehicles.
     
  10. May 5, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    Mine is a 2001 and 18mpg is the best I get on flat Florida highways....and that's moving at 65 with the cruise control on. I agree the best way to max MPG's is to take it easy on the gas pedal or ride my bicycle. Sad but true. I did recently install the AFE Pro-Dry filter and hope that makes a tiny difference. Time will tell.....
     
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