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gas mileage

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fish, May 29, 2009.

  1. May 29, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    i have a 2004 tacoma d/c 4x4 6cyl auto i think i am not getting the gas milage i am supost to be getting.I get per tank witch is 16 to 17 gallons i get max 220 mile to the tank is that normal or is that tarrible.
     
  2. May 29, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    I would say thats normal for the tires you are running
     
  3. May 29, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    it seems kind low i am only running 33's
     
  4. May 29, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    What tires exactly? You have a 6 cyl with large and presumably heavy tires
     
  5. May 29, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    That's pretty much what I get too in my 2003.
     
  6. May 29, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    pro comp extreme mud terran the reason why i ask is my buddy says that he gets about 300 to the tank but i have not seen it yet and he has the same truck.
     
  7. May 29, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    I'm not sure the exact weight of them but typically mud terrain are heavy, and don't have a gas friend tread for on road
     
  8. May 29, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    my buddy is sitting on a 32'' tire not much bigger at all but i don't know but thanks for the reply's and info.
     
  9. May 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    When i went from the XTerrains to the BFG ATs on my Silverado (keeping the same size), I went from 11.5 to 12.5 mpg. Then I sold it as I still needed better mileage for commuting.

    On my 03 DC Pre V-6, I get ~17 with only cleaning the MAF and good maintenance on stock TRD size tires. I just did the Deckplate mod and with the same driving style, I got 17.5mpg on the last half tank, but that's only one tank of gas. I also noticed when I put a little more air in the tires (32 to 34PSI), I got around .2 mpg better, but that could be fluke with variations in driving conditions and gas quality. I need to chalk test it to find the right PSI - stock size would lead me to believe 32 will be right and wear better)

    2 weekends ago, with a bed loaded with camping gear (under the roll up cover) and my GF and her 2 boys in the truck, I got 18.9 for 200+ miles of mostly highway driving.

    So it all varies.
     
  10. May 29, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    I get around 19 consistantly. This is with dicking around (redline) and normal highway driving.

    265/70/16 AT tires & stock alloys, so not too heavy or aggressive tread.
     
  11. May 29, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    so 300 miles to the tank is not possible from what it sounds like to me.
     
  12. May 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    300 is normally about where I fill up around. remember, our tanks are 18.5 gal.
     
  13. May 29, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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    18.5? I thought they were just under 17? Damn, I have a whole 'nother gallon to use that I've been thinking isn't there and getting gas at places I'd prefer not to.

    Even so 17 * 18mpg = 306 (or 18 * 17mpg), so even by my miscalculation of tank size, I could still get 300 miles to a tank. I haven't pushed it that far yet, but it sounds reasonable
     
  14. May 29, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    your odometer is off with the tires a couple miles per tank too
     
  15. May 29, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    Have you ever had your gas light come on?

    I think it comes on whenever theres like 3 gallons or so left.
     
  16. May 29, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    wow goodpoint I hadn't thought of that. You odometer and speedometer are not calibrated with larger tires as well.
     
  17. May 29, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    Yeah it comes on and the pointer is below E, and when I fill up, I usually hit 16 or so.... so I'm a dumbass for not looking it up and making an assumption :D

    Now I know I can still get home or to work without worrying when the light comes on.
     
  18. May 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    My 09 has about 4 gallons left when the light comes on i put 17 gallons in this morning and had 394 miles on this tank so 22.something mpg

    09 dc v-6 auto
     
  19. May 29, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    so it sounds like to me i have something wrong with my truck cause my speedometer is calibrated and i only get 13 to 14 mpg.
     
  20. May 29, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    i am running 285 75 16r's cooper stt's and i fill up around 300. a couple years ago i would fill up around 330 or so. i swear eversince i changed my fuel filter my gas mileage has decreased.
     
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