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Hey! Here's my truck, and my gas mileage.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Moving4ward, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Apr 21, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    Moving4ward

    Moving4ward [OP] Active Member

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    Toolbox. Looking for wheels&tires!!
    Long time creeper, first time poster.

    Here's my taco, Frijoles Negros:

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    And here's a chart I've been keeping since installing the toolbox, to track my gas mileage... look at those numbers!!

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    Some things I'm looking for input on:
    - Replacing the Kobalt badge on the toolbox of my truck
    - Wheels & tires!!!


    Nice meeting you all, cheers! :D
     
  2. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Greg
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    '08 Indigo Double Cab TRD Sport 4x4 Long Bed, Grillcraft grill, Pioneer AVH-P3200BT head unit, XM receiver, Boyo backup camera, Custom devil horns Toyota logo, Black headlight mod, Fog lights on anytime mod, Maglight mount, Weathertech floor liners, Debadged, Trex color-matched eyelids, Access tonneau cover, Toyota bed divider, Sno-way 7'4" snow plow, Auxiliary backup lights, Rear spring TSB, Removed front mud flaps, 2.5" Hell Bent Steel front lift, 285/70-17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, Satin black MB TKO wheels, Black Go Rhino Dominator II nerf steps, custom HomeLink install, CompuStar remote starter, Redline Tuning QuickLift Elite hood struts, Toyota bed mat, Custom short Taco antenna, TRD cold air intake, TRD exhaust, TRD supercharger
    Impressive numbers...I suggest watching your tire size if you're concerned with your MPG. When I put the 33" Duratracs on I lost two or three MPG. But, they look cool so I got that goin' for me... :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    SnowroxKT

    SnowroxKT AK SnowroxKT

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    Welcome and nice MPGs!
     
  4. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

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    Aftermarket Stereo, Spidertrax Wheel Spacers, HF Air Horns, 3" Lift
    Nice truck. Where in NJ are you? I'm up in Union County. I put the Hankook Dynapro ATM's on my truck (265/75r16's). You'll get a bigger tire and won't really lose the gas mileage. For the extended cab, I don't think you mpg's are that bad. I can push and get 22-23 with my truck but that's using an Ultra-Gauge and really being light on the pedal.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    Moving4ward

    Moving4ward [OP] Active Member

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    Toolbox. Looking for wheels&tires!!
    Thanks to you both!

    I think the EPA rating when i first got it for the 2.7L 4x4 was like 18mpg! I've always expected to be just under the EPA rating, not a solid 1-3mpg OVER

    And as for gas-mileage loss with bigger tires, i know :eek:, but i'm more than prepared for it! I got this thing with big wheels and tires in mind from day one.

    What's the biggest setup I can run on this truck without changing anything else (like the suspension)??
     
  6. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

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    Aftermarket Stereo, Spidertrax Wheel Spacers, HF Air Horns, 3" Lift
    You can run the 265/75r16's which are like 31.7" tires. You can also put the SpiderTrax wheel spacers on them to kick them out for a wider stance if you like. Or also the Bilstein 5100's up front to level the truck out. I'm currently set at 1.75".
     
  7. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

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    Here are some pics of my current setup to give you an idea. P265/75r16 Hankook Dynapro ATM's with Bilstein 5100's set at 1.75 or 1.85 (I forget). Wheels are Mickey Thompson Classic II's in black.

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