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How to get better gas mileage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Toyzilla, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    Toyzilla

    Toyzilla [OP] New Member

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    I have a 2010 Tacoma 4.0 v6 6-speed manual. How do i get better gas mileage out of my truck??
     
  2. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Don't drive like an asshole, don't lift it, and don't get bigger tires.

    Welcome to TW.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    There is really nothing you can to do increase the MPG.

    With my lifted truck which has bigger tires, I am getting around 17.5 mpg in the city. That's be driving like an old lady too.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    newertoy

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    Drive SLOW --dont rev above 2k
    Dont have fun-
    Actually REAL GAS will increase your MPG at LEAST 10%
    Check you air filter and TIRE PRESSURE.
    That will help.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    There is no way to increase your mpg. Buy a different vehicle. Anyone making a vehicle purchase should have already taken the mpg's into consideration.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    AndrewFalk

    AndrewFalk Science!

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    Use the search function.

    Your driving technique has the biggest affect on your fuel economy.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    AndrewFalk Science!

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    And this is 100% wrong.
     
  8. Nov 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    Your driving habits will have the most impact on MPG. Boltons won't do much. But really there are more fuel efficient vehicles out there.

    live via :sandwich:
     
  9. Nov 13, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    k. If you guys say so.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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  11. Nov 13, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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  12. Nov 14, 2011 at 5:06 AM
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    Drive like you have an egg between the gas pedal and the bottom of your foot.Also a more narrow tire{245/75/16} will help some.I have found a 2 mpg difference between the 245/75/16 and 265/70/16.
     
  13. Nov 14, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    ShawnR

    ShawnR Roads?? We don't need no stinkin' roads...

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    Only use 93 Octane fuel, get the magnet that goes on the fuel line, and get the special can of gasoline additive that raises mpg....mwahahahahahahahahaha!
     
  14. Nov 14, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    I hope this is a joke. :p
     
  15. Nov 15, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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    Deano1964

    Deano1964 What a joke

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    I removed the charcoal filter that covered the throttle body really no difference in mpg but alittle better in acceleration when I put a k&n filter on it my truck has been in 4 times for fuel consumption and the same ole shit no computer errors I average 10 to 12 mpg no lift no mods. I put Toyo mud tires last week for the winter no difference I drive it like a old lady I also use real has from citco no 10per ethanol truck runs great but with the mileage you would think I had a 454 Chevy bigblock with 2 carbs
     
  16. Nov 15, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    man 10 to 12 is rough! somethings not right, i drive like an f-ing granny and get 18 regularly, my best i think was 24, id agree its your driving style as well as your driving conditions
     
  17. Nov 15, 2011 at 5:37 AM
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    You may want to believe there is some bolt-on magic bullet out there, but I dare you to find real world results from bolt-ons that even begin to approach the effectiveness of driving intelligently. Guys on the forums claiming huge increases from their throttle body spacer or running 93 octane gas does not represent proof by the way.

    Chasing mpg improvements from aftermarket parts is one of the quickest and most reliable ways to fruitlessly dispose of your income.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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    I'm trying to find the "black box w/wires" some of you talk about. Only person willing to sell them to me is some guy in Greece. Seems expensive though. :confused: //sarc off
     
  19. Nov 15, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Michael Bolt-on is effective. When I put on the Bolt-on there's nothing my truck and I can't do.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    10-12mpg? something has to be wrong. I've been driving my like I'm running from the cops and I'm still getting 15mpg.
     
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