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Gas Mileage with LIFT!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeffsorensen1, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Mar 27, 2008 at 12:51 AM
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    jeffsorensen1

    jeffsorensen1 [OP] Member

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    6" Fabtech lift, 35" Mud Terrains, Blackout headlights, 17" Hilo Wheels, Soon to come Magnaflow Exhaust and TRD Cold air intake!
    There are like 50 posts about gas mileage on this forum and they always depress me when i hear everybody talking about 20, 22 mpg! Well those of us with a V6, and 6" Lift and 35 inch tires definetly aren't! :mad: haha

    For those of you that have lifted tacos (more specifically 6" lift and 34-35 inch tires) please respond and tell me what your getting? I'm usually at 70 miles at 3/4 tank, 150 miles at 1/2 tank, and the light comes on at like 240 or so... is this normal? like 14 mpg??? Granted you've gotta pay the price to have the big bad truck and big tires, but is that mileage normal for my scenario? let me know guys. Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2008 at 3:12 AM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    I'm sure you've seen this mentioned but have you computed your speedometer error with the bigger tires? I'm guessing those are 20 or 25% bigger than stock so your odometer will read that percentage fewer miles than you've actually driven.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    jeffsorensen1

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    05 Black Tacoma Double Cab, SR5.
    6" Fabtech lift, 35" Mud Terrains, Blackout headlights, 17" Hilo Wheels, Soon to come Magnaflow Exhaust and TRD Cold air intake!
    yeah i've thought of that, do you know what size tires come on the 05 Tacoma, stock??? mine are 305/70/17 goodyear MTR's i think thats about equivalent to a 34 inch tall tire.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2008 at 9:09 AM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Use Discount Tire's tire calculator to see how much your odometer/speedometer is off. The tire size depends on the model. If it's a TRD Off-road the stock size is 265/70 R16 and I believe the stock on the sport is 265/70 R17. That would mean you have about a 7% speedo error so about 257 actual miles when you're reading 240 miles.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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    jeffsorensen1

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    05 Black Tacoma Double Cab, SR5.
    6" Fabtech lift, 35" Mud Terrains, Blackout headlights, 17" Hilo Wheels, Soon to come Magnaflow Exhaust and TRD Cold air intake!
    yeah is wish it was the TRD, its not thought :( i just went outside and looked at my driver's side door info, and its stock tire size is a 245/75/16, so thats a 30.50 inch tire. That discount tire calculator thing showed exactly where i should be. looks like my new tires are 10.5% larger... or at least the circumference is. so the speedo is 10% off. good to know. Thanks for the help.
     
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