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MPG with 4x4 and 3" lift

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by johnnief, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Sep 11, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    johnnief

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    I am wanting to put a 3" lift on my 2008 4x4 Trd offroad. A guy around town has the exact truck with a 3" lift and says he is only getting 9 MPG. Sounds crazy to me since I get around 18 now. What should I expect? Can anyone with a similar setup give me an idea.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    pataco

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    well, all depends on how big/what kind(mt or at) of tires and how heavy your foot is.9 mpgs sounds like bs but if he isnt running a scan gauge hes not getting the right speddo reading witch will throw your mpg figures out the window.mine didnt change that much going to a 32" tire.i can still get 20 mpgs on the highway.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    4X4_TRD

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    I'm running a 3" lift with 33" MTR's and get between 14 and 16. That's a combination of highway and city. 9 MPG is way low.


    Oh, and there's a lot of extra weight on the front of my truck too!
     
  4. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    johnnief

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    That's about what I expected.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    tacosupreme54

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    yeah, that guy must not have passed math class. 9mpg would make more sense if he was running 35's, but i don't think that's the case. i have 3" with 265/75's on a 4x4 and i consistently got about 18.75mpg for my last 3 tanks. and that is a mixture of about 60% highway and 40% city.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    ktmrider

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    im running 19 highs with 33s KM2s and a supecharger
     
  7. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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    Cumulative City and Highway... about 18. I have 33.4" Tires, 4x4 and DTLT Headers/ TRD Exhaust Piping/ Dynomax Superturbo Muffler
     
  8. Sep 30, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    francis1291

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    i got 3" lift and 20's and 33's i get bout 15 to 16
     
  9. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    jdtemple

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    I am averaging 17mpg when I correct for larger tires. I try to make lots of notes in my fuelly log. Check it out, set up your truck and monitor your current mileage, or just look at the other 600+ Tacomas on the site.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    drdonger

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    I'm not sure how you guys get such great mileage. I average 19 on with my Prerunner and 1.75" 5100's and stock tires. I think I'll get about 17-18 after I switch to 275/70 17
     
  11. Sep 30, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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  12. Oct 1, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    I have an 04 with a 3 in lift and 33in mts. I get about 15-16mph. no matter how I drive it it always seems to fall in that range.
     
  13. Oct 1, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    3" lift, 33" mickey thompson mtz's, 16-18 mpg.
    stock was 18-20 mpg.
    also, mileage was taken off the scan guage so the distance readings are correct.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    ok i'm running Dick Cepek Radial F-C II with 4" lift and 35s with a supercharger and APR X-1 with 7th Injector now and i'm getting about 13-15 through town, though that cause i have a heavy foot but i will be going on a highway trip soon so i will let you know highway but 9mpg, he probably needs to get his speedometer calibrated for his tires.
     
  15. Oct 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    what is a APR X-1 with 7th Injector?
     
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    AAL billies at 2.75 and grabbers 265 70 17 im getting about 19ish avg. 350 tank...70 hwy30% street lift it!!!!
     
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