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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JahFtb, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Jun 10, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    JahFtb

    JahFtb [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1) So it's VERY well known that if you add a TRD CAI and exhaust you will not improve your MPG, but the question is will doing those mods seal your fate and forever LOWER your mpg?

    2) I know there are a ton of 3" lift options out there but what is the best lift for style over performance? My truck (currently in negotiation with 3 dealers 09' DC Sport) would never well maybe once per year go off road so would wanting a lift that would fit the needs of not being "teh worldz most awesomeness trail lift" but also not completely fall apart after 2 miles suggestions?
     
  2. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    JahFtb

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    ...bumpy.... =\
     
  3. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    In many cases, a better exhaust will give a little better mpg.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    TacoTycoon

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    +1 I have TRD CAI/Flowmaster exhaust and get 20-21 mpg consistently for the past 5 fill ups (winter not so much).
     
  5. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    Razorecko

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    a cai and exhaust will increase your mpg. The reason why everyone sees it going down is because once you put on hp/sound mods a huge majority of people get lead foot :)
     
  6. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I have this same setup but never bothered checking my MPG's. Now your saying 20-21 on local right, not highway?
     
  7. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    HAHA isn’t that truee..

    But yes.. putting on an exhaust and intake system will increase your mpg. Probably not a bunch, but maybe a point or two. Think of taking a jog but only breathing through a straw, or being wide open.. Which will be more efficient?
     
  8. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    Well both really, I commute in morning and afternoon rush hour and its a 62 mile round trip. My average for those highway trips (past 5 tanks, started working in mid-late may) was 20.89 (not one tank was lower than 20). My average before then in city driving (after I returned from school) was 20.13 (4 tanks). Even though I think those mods help with the addition of synthetics, the SG was most likely the biggest item in helping me learn how to drive more economically. Results are from 07 V6 DC LB 4X4 and mpg calculated for each tank by miles/gallons put in. Relatively flat as well.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    Although your point may be valid that analogy is a little flawed haha. Engines and our body are completely different. When you put more air into an engine it needs more fuel to burn to preserve the correct ratio. You put more air into your lungs you can perform more efficiently
     
  10. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    oOoooOooO look at the whiz kid :D
     
  11. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    quoted for da troof!! when i 1st put on my exhaust, i saw my mpg drop b/c i kept playing with the gas pedal when taking off. once i got all that outta my system, my mpg increased by .5 to 1 mile (combined with an afe pro dry filter). i drive mostly on the highways and average btwn 19-20 mpg.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    Well if you are just looking for a lift to get you by with minimal cost I would suggest the Toytec 3" with the add-a-leaf and some bilstein 5100 rear shocks. You can still go off road with this setup. I've gone out quite a bit and beat my truck pretty hard. I have the same setup minus the rear shocks I have ProComp ES900s. Good luck and have fun.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    I have the same setup and even though I only have less than 2K miles, I've gotten about 18mpg consistantly per tank mix driving (mostly city) on 91 octane. A tank would get me anywhere from 310-330 miles at 17 gallons and its with a 4x4 v6.
     
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