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MPG - More is Better

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DdayIsNear, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Jun 14, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    DdayIsNear

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    what is the rating (fuel mileage) for my v6 sr5 quad cab. what works to actually give better mpg (exhaust/intake) but not sacrafice power or performance.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Your right foot. Everything else is minimal.

    If I remember correctly it's rated at 17/21. I typically get 17-18/22-23.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    Use the search feature - top right in the blue bar.

    MPG topics have been discussed for years. Lots & lots of thoughts & ideas.

    Each and every truck is different. Each person's driving style & terrain is different. What works for others may or may not work for you.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    i was mainly lookin for advice on highway and street use, off road use, not to big an issue yet....couldn't find the answers i was lookin for in the search, but thanks for lookin out.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    The biggest thing you can do it work on your foot/skinny pedal interface. Getting a Scangauge II can help teach you what driving pattern/techniques work.

    The ECU tends to compensate pretty well for all the other mods...so you get minimal changes.

    If you want to get into it- You can get a programmer and try to tune the fuel mapping...
     
  6. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    I have to agree that it's your right foot that will work the best. I have an 06' DC TRD PreRunner (2WD) and I am averaging around 19. Best I got was 23 and worst thus far was 18.5. Coming from my 03' Xterra that got 12 no matter what I did I am loving life!
     
  7. Jun 16, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    ^Agree. Right foot and A/C usage. Just filled up a few minutes ago and averaged 19.0 again. I now have just under 8k on mine. 18.3, 18.3, 19.0 19.0. My last 4 tanks. The first 2 tanks were the first 2 tanks with A/C use in the truck... Had to wait until it got really hot to use it; El cheapo here. So I think the AC had to break in a bit.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    The most I got was 28 driving like a grandma, yet loaded with a ton of shit on the interstate for 4 hours. The worst I have got (not including offroad tanks) has been 20
     
  9. Jun 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    Do you remember your MPG every fillup? Or do you write it down? Or do you use scangauge?
     
  10. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    I keep a log of miles, gallons and receipts. Working on getting a scan-gauge. Had unexpected expenses this month... cough, cough.. smashed my RR tail light and dented my tail gate. I haven't done any stictly all Hwy miles lately.. no idea what I get on hwy. just city/ mixed city/back country 55mph roads. As for type of fuel, 87 octane, cheapest I can find. Usually end up a RaceTrac.
     
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