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MPG Mods

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by kylefrdavis, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Mar 1, 2014 at 1:46 PM
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    flynaz

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    Autoanything.com says they don't have the AFE filters for 2014's. Can I use 2013 or is my filter tray the wrong size?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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    Oh I'd like to see this!

    (and copy it lol)
     
  3. Mar 11, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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    I'd like to add: Ride to reach the next light green. Continuing in motion through traffic lights raises my mileage by one mpg. Turning engine off at lights I Know take a long time to change has added another mpg.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2014 at 7:28 PM
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  5. Mar 12, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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    Sorry I'm new. What is this fuelly deal?
     
  6. Mar 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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    91r100gs

    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Click on my Fuelly emblem, that should give you a pretty good idea of what it is about.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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    JohnNP ForeRunners Future Wife :)~

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    As of 11/4/15 1) Tailgate Anti-Theft Mod 2) ND4SPDBP's Fog Light Mod 3) Devil Horn Emblem 4) Weathertech Digital Floor Liners 5) ADD W-1 Vers 2 Baffled Oil Catch Can- constantly surprised at how much oil this thing captures 6) Weatherproof Under the rail LED bedlights Warm White (by Mattgecko) with hidden small cubby switch 7) Sliding Window Security Bar 8) Hood Lighting Kit Warm White /Pro Kit (by BeeRad) 9) Morimoto mini D2S retrofit HID lights w/ 55W ballasts and XB 5000k bulbs from TRS- one of the best modifications I have ever made, blows the stock lights out of the water 10) ImMrYo bracket 11) Scangauge II 12) Autodimming mirror w/ Compass/Temperature/Homelink 13) Bedrug Mat and Tailgate rug. 14) Pop n Lock Power tailgate lock w/ bolt coded to factory key. 15) Map Light w/ Door Mod 16) BakFlip HD Tonneau Cover 17) 35% Front windows ceramic tint - a very good match to factory 19) Gerber machete, because every truck needs a machete 20) Various flashlights, really love my Black Diamond Miner Mole Headlamp 21) AFE Pro Dry drop in filter 22) removed secondary charcoal air filter 23) Back up light Mod- I used the light bulb as found on page 14, 35W from Lowes. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/886-backup-light-mod.209578/page-14 24) Hi-Lift Off Road Recovery Kit- thank you TW Secret Santa 25) Tailgate Seal 26 interior footwell/rear seat dome light controlled LEDS https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/footwell-and-rear-seat-led-light-dome-switched-mod-lots-of-pics.409428/#post-11529460 27) pelfrybilt aluminum front skid 28) morimoto XB fog lights 29) mob town front recovery bar with 2 Smitty bilt D-Rings 30) 48" Extreme Hi-Lift Jacks w/ ATO rail mounts 31) Prinsu rack 32) Rigid D2 Ditch lights 33) 40" Heretic LED bar 34) Kawell x 6 side lights 35) Rigid SRQ2 x 2 rear facing asshole/backup lights 36) NSA switch panel to 150amp bussman fuse on custom made mount 37) 267/70/17 BFG KO2's in C rating Pending installation 1) ??????? Upcoming/Possible Mods 1) Katzkin Leather Seats in black/ice grey (supposedly better factory match for the 2014) w/ Degreeze heater/cooling and TRD stitched into the seat faces thru jhuey - once I get to Arizona will buy them and have him install them 3) Total chaos UCA's 4) Kinda want to get some of the 2016 TRD Sport Rims or the grey TRD wheels the FJ cruiser/4Runners have. 5) BAMF LCA Skids 6) ICON or KING coilover 8) ? BAMF hidden grill light mounts 9) ? 20" or 30" LED light by Rigid Industries not sure if I'd want to put in on the Avid Light bar or on the hidden grill lights or hell maybe both. 10) full leave pack maybe the Deaver 10 leaf set 11) ? Warn m8000 winch- really depends on if I end up doing more off roading 12) Possibly a console vault, not entirely convinced those are as secure as they would have you believe.

    Everything up above (with some exceptions cause I haven't done them yet) have worked wonders for me. As you can see from my Fuelly, my first fill up following the dealer giving me my first tank of gas was ABYSMAL at 13.6mpg!!!! I had only gone 200 miles and had 1/4 of a tank left!!! WTF!!!!

    So instead of getting a scanguage or an ultraguage I got a WiFi OBD computer reader from amazon and an iPhone app called OBD Fusion there is another one around here some folks use called DashCommand I tried it and the interface is prettier than the OBD Fusion app. So after using this app my mileage has gotten MUCH MUCH better. I could see all the mistakes I was making of which there were many. Still haven't done the drop in air filter or switch to fully synthetic fluids in every chamber that I can put a fluid in (there's not even 300 miles yet on the truck yet) and I'm sure there's a component of it being so new still that's also contributing. Haven't tried the turning off at the lights. But it sucks seeing that total MPG drop as you sit there at a light...grrrr Here's an image of my mileage now after following the above advice!!! You guys rock!!! This is over 90 miles of mixed city/highway driving. Obviously I'm on the interstate with this picture. HORRAY!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM
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    I have an '14, 4X4, Dbl Cab, sport. Added a Truxport tonneau cover and the mileage is now at 2800. Topped off yesterday and decided to do a loop around the Spanish Peaks from Pueblo. The round trip was 335 and the refill was at 15.1 gals. Had a good head wind to Walsenburg and the 10,000 ft feet climb over Chuchara Pass into T-dad and back north to Pueblo. The loop mpg was 22 and that was going the speed limit and not babying the Taco over the pass.
    Realistically, how much better could the mileage get with any the gas saving mods? I have read a lot of the threads and it just doesnt seem like anyone has found the golden gas saving mods/combo other than not driving it like you stole it. Anyone found the magic for a 6cyl 4X?
     
  9. Mar 31, 2014 at 5:54 AM
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    I have a 2013 with 22,000 miles. I had relized how bad the milage was I would have bought either the Tudra ( much higher tow rate or back to a Ford) both have larger cabs.
    My last Taco was a 98 v-6 and milage was 19 plus dring anyway i felt like.
    Oh well
     
  10. Apr 2, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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    JohnNP

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    bump.....same question here
     
  11. Apr 3, 2014 at 4:46 AM
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    cowboy50

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    Does it not bother you guys that you have to go to such extremes to achieve decent MPG's. I mean really; you drive like you got egg shells under you gas pedal, shutting it off at lights. You have got to be kidding if it is that bad and you have to work that hard while your driving it can't be enjoyable. I like my yota loved my taco, now I have a Tundra. Went from 19 and 20 to 15 and if I'm lucky 18. Thing is if I had to drive my Tundra like you guys are and spend X amount of dollars so I can try to get fabulous MPG's, I would say F--- that and find me something else. Of course this is just my opinion and that my be how you get your kicks (great) just drive the damn thing who gives a crap if you are getting 12 or 25 mpg's you bought it to drive. Drive it. Obamy will have them all getting 20 and 25 mpg's in a year or two so we can afford the 5 dollar a gallon gas, the oil barons can brag more about their 300% profit they made. Lifes too short drive like you stole it and cry at the pump
     
  12. Apr 3, 2014 at 9:33 AM
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    Nope... :) because I just drive my truck normally. Even at 80 mph on the freeway my last fill up was 25.6 mpg on cheap regular Winter blend gas.

    There are two kinds of people:

    1. Those who use things

    2. Those who use things up

    I use things without using them up. My last Tacoma lasted 17 years and was still in excellent mechanical condition when it was immediately bought for $4,000 by the first person who came to take a look at it. Whoever takes proper care of their possessions will be well served by them, and will always have more than they need to live a good life. :)


    Greg
     
  13. Apr 3, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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    I see this thread isn't for you, why post this crap?

    Kinda like me going to a thread on debadging and saying it's a stupid waste of time, and then going off on obamy and oil barons?
     
  14. Apr 3, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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    I think it adds to the discussion when people freely express different views. ;)


    Greg
     
  15. Apr 4, 2014 at 7:01 AM
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    cowboy50

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    Thanks Greg. I thought we still lived in a freedom of speech country. As far as taking care of my stuff. I had an 01 reg cab taco till Feb. of this year 230k on it all original except tires and wheels made 4500 on it to ( the first individual that looked at it) so yes I do take care of my stuff and I do like good MPG's but I'm not gonna crepe around like a senior on Sunday to try and gain an extra MPG. The only point I was trying to make is most people would not go to the extremes that some people do to save a buck on gas. I mean really; shutting it off at a light, when the starter goes from excessive use will what you saved on gas buy that starter. This is a forum open for discussion, but please carry on OH Great and Mighty MPG Guru and one more thing before I go. The reason I brought up the oil baron's is if it wasn't for them jacking up the price of oil then gas would be cheaper and you wouldn't be trying so hard to squeeze that extra MPG out of you Taco. Am I right huh, huh, come on. I love this country.
     
  16. Apr 4, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    91r100gs

    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Hey Cowboy,

    Some day you may want that 1 MPG that you wasted. IMO those who waste fuel or prevent fuel from being transported, discovered, refined or whatever, these people should be the first people who should be denied fuel when there is a shortage, or when its all gone.

    How's that for my freedom of speech.

    And your just a threadcrapper.:crapstorm:
     
  17. Apr 4, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    with a light foot. in my 2007. 4.0L V6 285/70/17. running 91 octane trd Catback exhaust. 246 miles on the tank before i filled up. did the math got 18mpg on that tank:) best mileage I've seen out of the truck
     
  18. Apr 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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    solarfry

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    My big honking V6 cruises along at 21 mpg hwy (65) and 19 city (55) by just remembering the lights that take a looong time and turning it off. But the most savings is from remembering the lights and cruising to them so I get there at the time it changes and not while it's cherry red. Sometimes even a bit slower gets me there right behind the red light lovers as they take off. I refuse to buy any more stuff to add to it to increase mileage. I'd rather put the dough into bigger better wheels, etc. I won't even measure my mileage on those long dirt gravel n rock trips.
     
  19. Apr 8, 2014 at 4:52 AM
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    cowboy50

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    Easy there 91r100gs just exercising my right to say what I want when I want. No need for name calling. Man some of you guys are really sensitive about your MPG's. Oh I think you got a little on your nose while you were slinging s--t. Thanks for allowing me to have the shield.It was just an opinion and they are like assholes: all might look alike but smell different. Threadcrapper that's a good one. Mind if I use that one from time to time?
    SAVE THOSE MPG'S for tomorrow we may not have any to save. This was fun, you can return to your regular scheduled fight for more MPG's.:poking:
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014
  20. Apr 10, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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    Has anyone seen an increase in their gas mileage changing from conventional motor oil to full synthetic oil.I drive a base 4.0L 4X4 club cab with an extended bed.
     
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