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i travel 250 miles back in forth to work

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marioso, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Nov 6, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    Marioso

    Marioso [OP] El Pitufo

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    from a full tank at the end of the day i have alittle under half tank

    my rugged trails r balding and i got a quote for new tires 101 dollars a tire...what else can i do to make these rides cheaper as far as gas

    i drive 75 mph cruise all the way to work and back i cant drive any slower or itll take me forever to get there

    what are some tips u guys can give me
     
  2. Nov 6, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    -TRDMAN-

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    Prious!!! lol..... sounds like you are S.O.L.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    correct air pressure in the tires....and if u can keep it under 2k rpm's even on the highway, which should be about 70, u'd be doing better off as well
     
  4. Nov 6, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    wow half tank at 250 mi? You're blowing me away, I barely break 320 before the light's on. 101 a tire isn't bad, my bfg AT KO's were 188 a tire...

    Sounds like you should get a eco car for commute :/
     
  5. Nov 6, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    wow thats far, get a closer job or a motorcycle
     
  6. Nov 6, 2008 at 5:59 PM
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    haha i wanna buy a POS car but no money honeys jk but seriously no money

    thats not bad the milage im getting but new tires will work theyre not AT theyre just good tires economically speaking

    i need a truck since i do construction...

    under 2rpm...65 is pushing it on my truck

    is there a big difference between 75 and 70?
     
  7. Nov 6, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    TacoNut

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    I like that idea!!! :D
     
  8. Nov 6, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    yeah a tool bag and a shovel on a motorcycle
     
  9. Nov 6, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i can sit right on 70 in my dc sport and be at 2k
     
  10. Nov 7, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    youll be surprised! like hodgy said, if u keep it under 2k you can get 22mpg
     
  11. Nov 7, 2008 at 11:51 AM
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  12. Nov 7, 2008 at 11:56 AM
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    So you travel 250 miles a day to go to a job and you're still poor? I hope you like the work - a lot. If I was to commute over 100 miles to get to my job it would have to be some great, very well paid work.

    Motorbike is your best bet, failing that - new job.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    just sayin.....and I barely crack 300 miles to a tank.

    I'll take that any day over 1250 miles per week.
    I guess that's why my truck only has 21,900 on it after 2 years and 3 months.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    You should move closer to work.:)
     
  15. Nov 7, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    ur right i was wrong...i did it on the way back home i saw a difference
     
  16. Nov 7, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    well the pays really good but im barely getting my 2nd check next friday
     
  17. Nov 7, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    Marioso

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    thats really good...too bad i have 55 k after 4 years
     
  18. Nov 7, 2008 at 5:12 PM
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    Marioso

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    work is at different sites i live in san diego and im working in riverside...so i should move to riverside? then when im sent back to san diego i should move again? i think not buddy
     
  19. Nov 7, 2008 at 5:40 PM
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    If the job lasts a decent amount of time, then it would probably be alot cheaper to find a place closer to where you are working. Not to mention the wear and tear on your truck. I know they're supposed to last a long time, but, man, that's alot of miles every day.

    Or get a shell and camp out and go home on weekends. Just a thought.
     
  20. Nov 7, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    i cant do hotels personal issues...

    plus im at sites for like a week then im thrown around everywhere we're a concrete crew so we just come and pour and finish
     
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