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It's not a Cummins, but it gets better mileage... or does it?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by ByeByeDiesel, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Jan 22, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    ByeByeDiesel

    ByeByeDiesel [OP] Member

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    Well, I made the switch and I hope I like it. So far my new little 4 cylinder Tacoma is getting about 18.5 mpg... a bit less than my 8000 lb Dodge Diesel... at least gas is cheeper. I got some new tires, because I wasn't a huge fan of the Dunlops it came with. The Firestone Destinations were a good price and I haven't put her in the ditch yet. I would like to get some WeatherTech floor mats, however they don't make one that will fit a manual (boo weathertech). I also got a nice new stain in my seat from a leaky grocery bag which I am pretty excitied about. I will probably pick up some seat covers to prevent this again. I'll keep ya'll posted on how I make out. So far the best part is the headlights... very bright!
     
  2. Jan 22, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    Welcome to TW, and I don't understand your dislike on the Dunlops :). Seriously they have to be one the worst tires I have ever used. Good move getting rid of them, I can't wait to get rid of my donlops
     
  3. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  4. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    welcome to TW...post up some pics of the truck
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    Ry1984

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    welcome to TW
     
  6. Jan 22, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    welcome to tw!! give the truck some break in time.....remove the secondary filter too...you'll see a good increase. for the floormats......try some husky liners........they are pretty damn good.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Welcome to TW! I had a set of Destination ATs. I liked them. They did well on and off road.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    silver07taco

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  9. Jan 27, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    ByeByeDiesel

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    Super stock. Can't wait for my ipod interface, seat covers and floor mats...

    IMG_0038.jpg
     
  10. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    djs05tacoma

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    Welcome to TW, I'm another x-diesel owner (01 cummins) I wouldn't expect to get any better mileage but gas is definately cheaper and these trucks are a lot easier to park and wheel with.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga Nuggety

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    Try some Host cleaner (just get the yellow powder, it's all you need). Stuff is a miracle worker.

    There's alternatives in the detailing section if you want to try something else.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    Snipe

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    Welcome to TW

    Yeah I need to invest in seat covers too
     
  13. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    gonzo6up

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