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Everything for better MILEAGE on a 2011 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tiresize33, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Oct 29, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    Tiresize33

    Tiresize33 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    plz let me know everything u know..... I have intake an exhaust
     
  2. Oct 29, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    iroh

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    Driving habits are #1. Best mod to your truck is between the ears.

    If you have a manual, then keep acceleration at around 80-85% load and shift at around 2000-2200 rpm. Steady foot, every time to tap the accelerator you get tip-in fuel enrichment that uses up fuel. Keep tires inflated. Use extended no-brake coast-downs when you won't hold up traffic. Learn how to conserve momentum and where you can eliminate those little times when you don't have to blip the gas (parking lots!).

    Have a good alignment, change oil when you're supposed to, grease the driveshaft every so often, and so on.

    Get a real-time OBD2 display like a scangaugeII or an ultragauge for your engine load readout.

    Keep speed down. I lose about 8 mpg doing 70 mph over 55 mph. Trucks HATE speed. Too much air to move.

    Do it right and your truck will reward you. I don't drive like grandma and easily stay between 19 and 21 mpg on this big 6 with its 14/19 EPA rating with my short little 3 mile commute.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Trade in truck, buy Prius.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    I wonder what mileage I'd get on the Prius. My Fit was rated 28/34 and I usually got about 42 mpg.

    dacrabramah is right though. Any way you cut it a truck will be thirsty!
     
  5. Oct 29, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    jrdbrn

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    My TRD Off Road gets horrible mileage compared to what my PreRunner got. I am assuming it's the tires.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    I get 21-22mpg running interstate at 68 mph, 18mpg at 75mph. Those numbers have held true for some time now since I've been running the same route 5 times a week for 4 months!
     
  7. Oct 29, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    SplitDecision

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    All I know of is the " Intake Tornado". You're welcome / thread.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    yup. buy a prius if mileage is that important to you.

    i get around 17.5 in the city and 19 on the highway, but im going around 85 mph.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    WV150

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    In mixed driving my wife averages around 54 mpg in our Prius.I drive it more than my Tacoma.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Shit I'd drive a Prius more than my 4Runner if I had one. :p
     
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