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how much did 285's effect your fuel mileage?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by w103tws, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Nov 27, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    w103tws

    w103tws [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna need new tires and rims when I do my 5100's, and the more I see pics of 285's the more I dislike the look of the 265's. YES, I realize bigger tires= MPG loss, but I was just wondering what kind of numbers, on average, are being pulled with 285's

    Currently on highway cruises, I can pull 23mpg if i keep it @65, and my back road country traveling is producing 17-18 mpg. This is with a stock truck running 265/65/17 street tires.

    I just don't wanna end up getting something that will rape my fuel economy. A few mpg loss is acceptable, but I sure don't wanna see 12-14. (my new tires will probably be 285/75/16)


    So, What kind of MPG are you getting?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 27, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    You know I am gonna do the same bump up to 285's as well. I wonder if it will change the gas mileage...
     
  3. Nov 27, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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  4. Nov 27, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    Depends on the tread you run as well. I have 285s all terrians and get 18mpgs but I have heard of some mud terrians getting a lot less
     
  5. Nov 27, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    I have 285/70/17 BFG AT's and usually get 16-17 mpg with mostly highway driving. If i drive in town a lot then i get a little less. Changing your driving a habbits will help the most though. If i get on it a lot then i will get no ware near 17 mpg but in the end i love the look of my 285's.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    I went from 17ish to 15ish. I upgraded to 285/70/17 duratracs. Mostly city driving. Stock motor v6 trd sport.
     
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    so are you 15mpg guys accelerating just as hard as you were before the 285's, or are you lightening up on the petal to conserve a bit?
     
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    Normal driving. I'm not hooning nor am I Grandma.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    with the tires i have on now, I can accelerate taking it up to around 2100 rpm, and am satisfied with the zoom. Do you have to get into it much more than that with the 285's to get up to speed?
     
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    285's took a lot off my acceleration, but only about 20-30 miles per tank off my gas...
     
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    Dude...

    look. They're bigger tires. You're gonna lose some power and mileage. Nothing we can tell you before the jump is going to prep you for how your truck will respond.

    Think about it for a while if you must, but eventually it's gonna be either shit or get off the pot.

    It looks nice. It helps offroad. Is this worth the disadvantages to you?
     
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    It's just that I don't want TRD to stand for TURD!! Not looking for a race vehicle, I just don't want to turn my truck into a Pooch. I guess that's what I'm mostly afraid of.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    You have a 4 wheel drive pickup. Your only concern should be whether it can do up to freeway speeds to get you to and from trails.

    Any other concerns, and you have the wrong vehicle.

    If you want spirited driving, trade it for a Mustang.

    These trucks drive fine with 285s. For getting around town. They don't belong anywhere near motorsports that involve pavement under any circumstances anyway.
     
  16. Nov 27, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    so you feel that with the bigger tires, you have adequate power to pass someone safely? The reason I ask is, my last Gen1 with the 3.4L that I put 33's on, COULD NOT get around another vehicle in a timely manner. after owning that truck, i've been hesitant to lift this one. I just wanna get some intel before I pull the trigger, and short of finding a lifted taco to drive, this is the best way to get some first hand experience.

    Thanks
     
  17. Nov 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    This is very true. I had a/t's, got a good deal on mud tearrains and noticed a drop in mpg. Once they wear Im going back to a/t's.
     
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    I have had no trouble whatsoever in any kind of driving, freeway or otherwise. Passing goes fine.

    But then, I don't put myself in unsafe driving situations. My driving style is not your driving style. You may be (probably are) more aggressive than me on the road. I'm content to take my time.

    Again, passing "safely" is subjective.
     
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