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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BIGLuke, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    BIGLuke

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    Some of you might have cought the thread about me getting into an accident in my work truck, which forced me to drive my taco to work for a couple days. I filled up my taco yesterday morning and drove yesterdy and today morning, so far I'm at 179 miles and am barely touching the half way point in the tank (this is in the 4.0). This is 2/3 freeway driving at 70-75 MPH and 1/3 city driving in the heart of chicago (which some might know as parking lot driving hahaha, especialy during rush hour). This would put me at about 20 miles to the galon, all I can say is I'm very impressed :D.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    if your consciousness about your driving habits these trucks can be really good on gas...I'm talking 400+ miles on 1 tank...

    but if your a heavy foot driver like most of the guys here...I will say you'll be filling up on a weekly basis...averaging around 315 miles per tank...
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    Yeah I agree, I try my best not to floor it at every light but its hard lol. Yesterday and today I didn't baby it and there was a few time where I developed LFS.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    How are you getting 400+ miles to a tank? With a light foot, driving like a grandma I'll get 20mpg. 65 on highway for 8 miles, backcountry roads at 50-55 for 13 miles, everyday for work. That's after an AFE Pro Dry and TRD exhaust, before both I was 18.9, now I'm at 20ish consistantly.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    ^When do you shift
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    30 mpg here outta the 2.4. The V8 just sits & waits to go camping & wheeling now.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    I've got a TRD CAI with AFE Pro Dry S filter along with DTLH and the APR X-1...tuned...:D

    I shift at 2K for every gear...I do have a 6 speed manual 4x4 tacoma...I drive a mixture of both highway and city streets to and from work, school, and back home...when on the highway I try not to exceed 70...but I usually just set my cruise control to 65...most of the roads around vegas at least the busiest streets are 45 mph...depending how lazy i am I may even set the cruise control on the city streets...

    I also have a SGII (scangauge 2) that helps me monitor my mpg...for the most part it has helped me change my driving habits cause I can physically see how much gas I am using to accelerate and hold a constant speed...

    I am from Hilo, Hawaii and I completely hate traffic...I tend to take whatever road has the least amount of stops, least amount of traffic, and quickest route home...some times I may take a route that is a mile longer to get back home but if that means there 3 less stops with 1/3 less traffic i'll take that route...

    it all depends on your driving habit...since i've installed the DTLH and the x-1 I do have to say its a lot harder to stay off the throttle. I love hearing the headers...but since gas is slowly increasing once again I am in the conserving mode recently...
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Did you do the tunning your self, or have someone do it? I've been thinking about tunning mine. I think scangauge 2 might be my next mod.
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    i just saved the data logging and emailed that to Allan Phillips Racing (APR) and my buddy DS...they both sent me a new map to load using the usb jump drive it came with...I used the 1 from APR and my truck halls balls even more now...:D

    the APR X-1 is self tuning...meaning every performance part you add there after the ECU will relearn and adjust timing on its own...if you want a more precise tune you just have to send a copy of your data loggings to APR and they will send you a new tuned map for all your current mods...trust me its straight up night and day with this unit...I LOVE IT...
     
  10. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    Last week I got 600km's on a tank. That involved a lot of highway driving though. :)
     
  11. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    I don't know much about tunning, so my next question is: Whats the difference between APR X-1 and URD MAF calibrator? What do they do? Which one is better?
     
  12. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    That is also quite impressive.
     
  13. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    Yeah I was very pleased. The tank wasn't even empty when I filled up :)
     
  14. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    me to. i fille dup as well on 89. I have gone 230 miles and barely have under half a tank. but i filled the inlet tube
     
  15. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    We have only been through about 5 tanks on our 09 PreRunner Sport. We are getting about 22mpg and about 400 miles to each tank.
     
  16. Sep 22, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    the URD MAF Calibrator is a good unit to have if you only have a CAI and headers...say you get a cai and the urd maf 1 time...gadget will setup the urd maf for that intake...its a tuned map...now if you add another performance part I believe you will have 2 options...send the urd maf calibrator into gadget and have him retune it for the new performance parts you added...or you can run the urd maf calibrator with the current tuning map that gadget may have given you. keep in mind its not self learning and you have to wait for urd/gadget to give you a new tuning map for every performance part there after...

    but the X-1 can do much more than just tuning...its also turns your check engine light to a shift light...you can raise the rev limiter from 5500 redline to 6200...its literally self tuning...it learns and adjusts the engine according to the performance parts you are adding...like I mentioned before if you want a more precise tune all you have to do is save your data logs on USB jump drive and/or computer...email Allan Phillips Racing (APR) or any of the other APR vendors you may know about (for example: DS from High Velocity Motorsports, Gadget from URD)...can also help you get new tuned maps for your x-1 unit...

    it all depends on what you want to do in the end and how much freedom you want in your vehicle...if your like me and want to learn the ins and out then get the APR X-1...trust me you won't be disappointed...
     
  17. Sep 22, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    I'm shifting at 2k, problem is with the 6speed, at 75mph the engine sits at about 2500, so I try to stay around 60-65 on the highway.
     
  18. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    20mpg is over 400 miles a tank :p

    The tank is over 21 gallons...
     
  19. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    21.1 to be exact...:D
     
  20. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    This is good news I've been breaking mine in for 1000 miles of city driving in the suburbs of Philly & getting 16 mpg. I will be commuting to work 30 miles each way all highway starting tomorrow. So 20mpg would be great!
     
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