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mpg help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MROBERTS, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    MROBERTS

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    what is the best mods to help me squeeze out some better mpgs?
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    ^^^^^^ Brilliant....

    There's a TSB for that.....
     
  3. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    not possible i have to get where i need to get when i need to get there
     
  4. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    Just keep your air filter changed and your oil changed...thats about it...maybe get a AFE Drop in filter
     
  5. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    i like to go fast... but i've found that quickly accelerating off stoplights and such really makes absolutely no differenc in time to get places... so just don't accelerate qucikly, you'll get where you're going at the same time.... let the taco cruise...
     
  6. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    i have a k&n drop in already and stock exhaust gas is almost $4 in alabama and its killing me i put $60 in my truck yesterday drove home back to school back home and used over 1/4 of a tank
     
  7. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    college is to expensive to have two cars and there is NO WAY i am selling my taco
     
  8. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    well about all of your options have been listed lol

    1. Change oil on the regular
    2. Change air filter on the regular
    3. Exhaust
    4. CAI

    The last two will give minimal, if any results ;)
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    i really dont drive fast usually five or so over the limit......could my wheels and tire hurt my mpgs ......could a bed cover help?
     
  11. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    the bigger and more aggressive the tire...the worse your MPG will be
     
  12. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    they are not aggressive just heavy
     
  13. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    i dont really pay attention to it......could a tonneau cover help
     
  14. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    IF you are close to needing new tires, shop for a highway tread or all season tread. look at a lighter tire too. You'll do ok in dry dirt and gravel, but you wont really want to try offroading.youll gain 1 mpg perhaps over an AT tire.Also not worth the money unless you do a lot of pavement miles.

    Other things , keep the psi up , coast to red lights the best you can ...WITHIN reason , lighten up a bit on the throttle , keep weight out , at next fluid change go synthetic. Lastly a tonneau cover can help or a cheap mod can be had with 1/4" plywood and the ol plastidip to cover it , bolt to the cleats or such.
     
  15. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    For best MPG you need lots of stickers, stick on vents, and truck balls. Add all this up and it will give you 5-8 mpg better. Also are you in RDA mode. This makes the engine get much better mpg. When you get in turn the key to "on", roll down all windows, turn on radio to CD. Make sure you have a CD with Rebecca Black---Friday on it. Then crank it to 50 power and watch as everyone stares at your super economical car. As long as you drive like this you will get excellent mpg.
     
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