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How can i improve my MPG

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by fullback, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    fullback

    fullback [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2009 4WD Double cab Tacoma TRD, I drive a whoppinig 700 miles a week mostly HWY any idea how to improve my MPG , will changing the Air filter to the TRD performance filter help at all ?:confused:
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Keep it under 2000 RPM. I just hit 18.47 MPG with a 2.5 inch lift and 285/75/16 tires. If I didn't have the lift and tires, I'm sure I would've hit at least 21 MPG. I have the TRD CAI.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Your best bet is to get a Scangauge and it will help you change your driving habits and also monitor all the good information.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    So this is why my MPG is shit. I tend to keep my RPMs between 4-5000 :D

    Only cause I love me deckplate
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    Juggernaut

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  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I got over getting like 14 MPGs REALLY quick. :eek:
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    cmack

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    I tried going green and driving economical. Didn't help much.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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    fullback

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    what does "cai" stand for
     
  10. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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    cmack

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    Cold Air Intake
     
  11. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 12:05 AM
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    but if thats not an option then i second dereks post
     
  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    memario1214

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    I got about 3 more miles to the gallon installing my cold air and removing my rear cats + installing aero turbine muffler.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    newengland

    newengland small /= slow

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    Install a block under your gas pedal that only lets you apply a minimal amount of throttle. Well, don't actually do this, but control that right foot!
     
  15. Mar 30, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Pope953

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    x2 lol. If your like me you'll just have to learn to keep that heavy right foot off the pedal so hard. But definately the CAI and possibly a free flow cat.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    skillet_83

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    +1 to everyone... driving habbits is the biggest. Light acceleration and maintaining a constant speed on the hwy. Trucks aren't the most aerodynamic either... so keep your speed down. Super sipper guys never go above 55 mph... screw that but you get my drift.

    Also, making your motor more efficient also helps... intake, exhaust, ect. Just don't take and ride around with your tailgate down thinking it's gonna help (thanks mythbusters).
     
  17. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    06aztaco

    06aztaco Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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    Especially around town keep it at the speed limit. Here in Phx we have timed lights so if you go over the speed limit you just sit at every red light. keep it at the limit and you can just keep the cruise control on and rack up the savings.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    I just finished my first tank with my new Scangauge II installed and the SC said 24.3 mpg (07 trd double 4x4) w/ Extang Solid Fold installed...previously I was calculating 20 mpg so one of us is wrong.

    I drive 80 miles a day round trip (highway commute) and about 10 a day in traffic. I'm not easy on the gas by any means (since I don't pay for gas).

    ~M
     
  19. Apr 29, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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    HimanJr

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    Flow masters exhaust, K&N air filter
    I love my truck but don't like the MPG. I get around 220MGP the manual said 260MPG don't know where the other 40MPG are going? what kind of MODS can i make or do you know why I'm loosing so much MPG's?
     
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