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Increasing MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FLATaco06, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    tervanun

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    +++++++++++++ for the tire pressure
    I had my KM2's at 42 up front and 39 in back,
    the dealer put them back at like the 32 or whatever
    stock pressures and I instantly noticed the drop in mpg! :(
     
  2. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    Many talk about gauges helping and I see nothing about an Ultra-gauge... Just bought a UG and save $100 compared to ScanGauge and UG also has code reader and clearing abilities + 75 possible gauges to choose over 7 pages with nice LED display small and comes with mount @
    Ultra-Gauge.com
     
  3. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    Pugga

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    Might be because this thread was started 2 years ago... I agree though, the Ultragauge is a nice tool to make you more aware of your driving habits.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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    stump jumper

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    I have to agree that a light foot is your friend. Mods very rarely pay back. Air filters affect performance far more than mileage. I take mine out and blow it off now and then. Replace about every 20k. Do not notice any diff in MPGs.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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    4x4Taco

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    The biggest things you can do on these trucks for MPG is as stated before:

    1. Run tires are higher pressures.

    2. Don't run larger tires..rotational mass has a huge impact on MPG and performance.

    Stock tires approx 38lbs.
    Typical 265/75/16 is approx 51lbs.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    aubi1414

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    Nice looking truck!! BUT, you have a 9" lift w/ huge wheels and tires thats one problem w/ your mpg... just sayin
     
  7. Jan 29, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    grizzlygoalie

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    I'll say no to the scangague -
    Get yourself a cheap reader and a smart phone.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Soliport-ELM-327-Bluetooth-OBDII-OBD2-Diagnostic-Scanner-Code-Reader-Scan-Tool-/200883465965?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item2ec5966eed&vxp=mtr

    I got this reader $20

    and the Tourqe app for my android (the free version) and I get mpgs, avg mpgs, throttle pos and so much more including reading codes, clearing codes ect.

    http://torque-bhp.com/wiki/Main_Page - this tells you all you need about the app
     
  8. Jan 29, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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    stump jumper

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    I ran 10 ply Goodyear MTRs in 265/75/16 and got 20.7 running 75 mph on 2 lane hwy. Did not hurt mine. Now 9" of lift would be another problem.
     
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