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How many mpg for my 03 Tacoma TRD 6 cyl

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by seanmichaels, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. NegroTundra

    NegroTundra Well-Known Member

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    Pulled out my sticker......for my Manual transmission it is 17city 20highway.

    The best I have ever seen was 20.1 mpg on a trip from Flagstaff, AZ to Gallup NM; empty trip. At the time I had 285/75/16 with 3" fagtech lift. Since then, I have added campershell with roof rack, lowered the truck to a 2" lift (OME), and down sized to 265/75/16 (E-RATED :mad:). The best I have seen with this setup is 19.3mpg hwy, though I had 300lbs of hunting gear in truck. In town I average 17-18 empty truck.

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  2. NegroTundra

    NegroTundra Well-Known Member

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    Awesome app! Thats the only useful smartphone feature I've ever seen! Maybe I do need one:rolleyes:
     
  3. coehorn1

    coehorn1 Well-Known Member

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    I would think twice about a smartphone. Neither Apple or the android phones gives a flying flip about your privacy. Worse still -- they absolutely do not believe you have a right to privacy.

    Caveat emptor.
     
  4. NegroTundra

    NegroTundra Well-Known Member

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    ^Hehe....same attitude that I have and my wife says I'm paranoid =)
     
  5. ChanhDoan

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    PLANNING lift 4" on 15LT tires, but only 2WD with TRD rear diff lock, THEN ?? worth or not?
    I got 25MPG easy on freeway with Mobil 1 0w-30 synthetic oil with 35PSI for 4 tires and driving with cruise control 65 mph....keep PCV valve clean and air box +air filter clean...all that keep clean ..You will get like me....and do not forget to change spark plugs..When did the last time you change? I did every year + Fuel filter ...good luck
     
  6. ChanhDoan

    ChanhDoan Member

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    TEMPE, AZ.USA
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma SR5 PreRunner, 98 4Runner, XD
    PLANNING lift 4" on 15LT tires, but only 2WD with TRD rear diff lock, THEN ?? worth or not?
    I got 25MPG easy on freeway with Mobil 1 0w-30 synthetic oil with 35PSI for 4 tires and driving with cruise control 65 mph....keep PCV valve clean and air box +air filter clean...all that keep clean ..You will get like me....and do not forget to change spark plugs..When did the last time you change? I did every year + Fuel filter ...good luck
     
  7. ChanhDoan

    ChanhDoan Member

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    TEMPE, AZ.USA
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma SR5 PreRunner, 98 4Runner, XD
    PLANNING lift 4" on 15LT tires, but only 2WD with TRD rear diff lock, THEN ?? worth or not?
    I got 25MPG easy on freeway with Mobil 1 0w-30 synthetic oil with 35PSI for 4 tires and driving with cruise control 65 mph....keep PCV valve clean and air box +air filter clean...all that keep clean ..You will get like me....and do not forget to change spark plugs..When did the last time you change? I did every year + Fuel filter ...good luck
     
  8. flatblack

    flatblack Well-Known Member

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    25.3mpg is my record :D

    95.5 V6 Manual 212k
    Pretty much stock (AKA, not 400lbs worth of aftermarket armor; no lift, etc.)
    Got Redline Oil/Fluid in everything; OEM Oil Filter / Air Filter
    I use Chevron w/Techron 92

    When I drive my truck on the freeway at 70mph, I get right around 20-21mpg
    When I take the scenic route; with a max speed of 45mph, is when I'll get 24-25mpg
    And I don't mean I once saw that # randomly on a scangauge while going down a hill in gale force winds while in neutral;
    This what I'll get on a tank I put 220-something miles on (I usually refill when the needle hits a half-tank)

    My goal is 26mpg... I may have to drive at 40mph with people furiously honking and passing me
    But, I think I can do it
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
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