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Gas milage progress

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by summerboy1958, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Aug 12, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    summerboy1958

    summerboy1958 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, Timbren Shock Assist System, Billy 5100's all around, Deck plate mod, AFE Pro Dry air filter, Amsoil 85W-90 Severe Gear Oil in the transmission/differentials/transfer case.
    There are a lot of threads out there on gas milage and I thought I'd post my success.

    I got my 01 Tacoma last fall. For the 1st several thousands of miles was all short city driving and I got about 14 - 16 mpg. That was OK cuz I only had to drive 10 miles round trip for work each day. I used Sea foam and added Amsoil motor oil and gear oil. Milage didn't go up, but it shifted smoother and ran smoother.

    I got a new job in New Jersey (28 miles each way). I drove like normal (fast) and got about 17 mpg. I slowed down to 65 mph and used cruise control and got 18 mpg. I slowed down to 60 mph and got 20 mpg. Sorry to anyone out there on I-95 headed to or from Jersey from Delaware, that slow Red Taco is me!!

    I added the deck plate mod and an AFE dry air filter about 3 tanks ago and have been averaging 22 mpg at 60 mph.

    I'm pretty pleased with where I am running now as I only got 25 in my old Forester.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    coehorn1

    coehorn1 Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean about going slow. I started reading about increasing mileage and one day encountered http://ecomodder.com/

    I bought a scangauge and have been working on pushing up mileage - driving 55, cruise control, all synthetics, K&N air filter, etc.

    So far it looks like it's averaging about 22 MPG but I know I can do better. I have a sneaking feeling that gas prices are gonna take a jump pretty soon......
     
  3. Aug 12, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    THIS is what we should do with our trucks!


    [​IMG]

    lol
     
  4. Aug 12, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    coehorn1

    coehorn1 Well-Known Member

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  5. Aug 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    BakoTruck

    BakoTruck Well-Known Member

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Very gay, but everyone has their own opinion.
    At that point your truck is no longer a truck, might as well get a small compact car.
    Also without it, it may cause a wind swirl when the tailgate is up. Just like what happened on the TV show "mythbusters". When they tested the F-150 truck, and it caused an increase in MPG.
    But that was a completely different truck, and may be different with our trucks.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    bailerc

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    nice mpg, im pretty sure someone posted a sweet bumper they mad out of PVC a while back , im pretty sure it got deleted within the hours (please don't make a pvc bumper)
     
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