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MPG and 6" Fabtech + Tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by billas333, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    billas333

    billas333 [OP] They Still Love To Hate Me! - T.O.

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    Just curious for those of you guys running a 6" suspension lift and larger tires what your MPG was about on avg.??

    I am running 33's with a 3in lift right now and I only avg about 15mpg
     
  2. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    toyotadude5

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    yep i get 15 with my 3 inch and 33s
     
  3. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    i get 10 mpg with my 6" Fabtech and 35" Tires... but when I put the pedal to the metal i get like 6 mpg.. lol
     
  4. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    wat?
    did you guys take int o account that the ODO is not correct anymore?? i just changed my oil/plugs for 30k service and my last full tank of 89 was about 80% highway and i got 19.1 MPGs. best in a while, but i usually average about 18 mixed

    EDIT: note 3" lift and 33s
     
  5. Mar 11, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Thats what i thought but i saw in one of the threads that Chris4x4 said that the ODO was still correct just the speedometer was off... (DONT ASK ME WHY... im clueless)
     
  6. Mar 11, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    wat?
    thats w/ stock tires. u get a larger tire and it causes the speedo to become closer, but then the ODO slows down. if i do 300 miles on the ODO, my GPS tracks over 320 miles. you can also test this with the ODO against mile markers on the highway. larger tires=slower ODO reading
     
  7. Mar 11, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    Yea I always multiply mileage by 1.07 then divide by gallons of gas used.

    I usually fiil with 19 gallons and the ODO never even hits 300 miles for me.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    wat?
    i can get over 300 on the incorrect ODO and i am more weighted down and less aerodynamic than you are. i keep the rpm's under 2k and do 69-70 on the highway (right at/just under 2k rpm's)
     
  9. Mar 11, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    It is sad I went to the Toyota dealer the other day to check out Tundra's just because of the incentives and a V8 would yield better mpg right now and they offered me $19K trade-in.

    I laughed and said keep in touch LOL

    I dont think I can get rid of my Taco though I love her!
     
  10. Mar 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    Well yea thats my problem right there then HAHA I run RPM's around 2400 and speedo at 77.

    Technically 75 would be over 80 but I have noticed on radar markers on the road the Tacomas have a 2mph slower speedometer stock.
     
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