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Impressive gas mileage!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by derekabraham, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:14 AM
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    I just want to let everyone know that it IS possible to get MORE THAN 20 MPG with 285/75/16 tires with our V6s!




    One tank, 415 miles on 19 gallons = 21 MPG (approximately ;))



    This included driving 140 miles with 4 tires and rims in the bed, and 40 miles with 800 pounds of brick in the bed, as well as a little city driving and some hills.


    :D



    Oh, and I'm almost 19. I bet you thought I'd drive like a maniac. :devil:
     
  2. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:16 AM
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    Highway , City or mixed ?
     
  3. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:17 AM
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    ;)


    Mainly highway though. :)
     
  4. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:29 AM
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    What were you doing in Maine?

    We all know you're a maniac, doesn't have anything with your age or the amount of brains your toupee' has.

    By the way, what weighs more, 800 lbs of bricks or 800lbs of tires and rims?


    Hold it Hold it HOLLLLLLLLLd It!!!! You're math seems a bit fuzzy You based it all off having a 21 GALLON tank but did you use 21 gallons? We need to know how much fuel you put in after the 415 mile trip.

    A Gynecologist goes to get his eyes examined, the Optometrist asks if he's been having any problems, the Gynecologist replies. "Everything I look at is a bit fuzzy"!

    sorry...the fuzzy word jarred my brain for that one.:yawn:
     
  5. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    Your post confuses me. :laugh:




    Also, they weigh the same. :devil:
     
  6. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:37 AM
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    pffft its only because you didn't hit any traffic...
     
  7. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:37 AM
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    Edited: ^^^^
     
  8. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:42 AM
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    :D




    Well, Debby Downer, if you must know, when I filled up, it read 19.565 gallons. :devil:


    I cut it close. :p



    Either way! Still impressive!
     
  9. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:44 AM
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    I get about the same with my LT taco on 285s. I have a lead foot on the streets but I do drive like grandma on the freeway.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:45 AM
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    WAIT so if I only used about 19 gallons then my mileage was even higher! Holy shit!
     
  11. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:47 AM
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    I just avoid fast take offs and keep the cruise control at 65 with no A/C. :D
     
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    415 divided by 19.565 gallons comes out to even better than you stated.

    21.21ish

    Love Debby
     
  13. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:48 AM
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    I'm just messing with you! :devil:



    Thanks though, wow, I'm even more impressed with myself now. :eek:
     
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    A regular Albert Edison you is....ever thing of going into Nuclear Sciences?

    How's that license plate working out for you? Have any others from Massachusetts?
     
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    Im not getting anything close to that good, But I am getting atleast 40 more miles out of a tank with the snorkel:D
     
  17. Jul 11, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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  18. Jul 12, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    On a good tank I can get 21mpgs. But on average around 19
     
  19. Jul 16, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    my tires are only 1 size bigger than stock, but i'm currently at 376.1 miles on the trip meter and my low fuel light hasn't even come on yet. :cool:
     
  20. Jul 16, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    Thats the way I roll most the time, I hate A/C for the most part. I mostly turn it on for passengers.


    Also, what kind of tires?
     
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