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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Coma2010, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    Coma2010

    Coma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well a month ago I bought a 2010 DC TRD PreRunner short wheel base. I am pretty happy its my first new truck ever! I have a huge concern right off the bat. I have got any where from 330 to 360 to 400 to 315 miles out of a tank of gas??? Now i drive my truck really easy because its new and well its a v6. I got out of a v8 Titan ext cab that got 335 out of a tank of gas. So at first I was super happy about gas now its only got worse. Now being a newbie I did my research first and found most people getting what i got out of the first few tanks ....... great but I am now getting worse. So everyone is raving about a airfilter from ALE or ASE something of that. But when I go to the website they dont make one for my truck!!!! So what do I do????

    PLEASE HELP

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    mike686

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    Just get a k and n drop in from auto zone and welcome from southern maryland
     
  3. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    Coma2010

    Coma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    You know I have used K&N before but people on here seem to stay away from them because of the fact they use oil? What is ur thought?
     
  4. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    I had a K and N filter and it did nothing for my gas mileage. It just made my truck run like crap, so I went back to the stock filter.

    To the OP, that mileage sounds very good. I rarely get close to 300 on a tank.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Also, a quick google search shows the Titans gas tank hold 28 gallons. The Tacoma's tank is 21...
     
  6. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Coma2010

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    5% Tint that I just got a work order to change thanks to the Highway Patrol.....FML
    I understand the Titan has a larger tank but the fluctuaton from 330, 360, 400, 330 what is that all about? I guess I have done everything there is to do with mods. I used to have a 97 Cherokee that I added 6" lift and 33" tires and sway bar discos an steering stablizers and throttle body space, K&N and exhaust things like that. I would only like to get the best mpg I can with what I got and aftermarket parts that are availible to me. It just seems like more people get better mpgs then myself? Or am I just way over thinking this?
     
  7. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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    himmie

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  8. Apr 18, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    Welcome!
     
  9. Apr 18, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    chris duby

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    Welcome to TW... I would start by looking into getting either a scangauge or an ultragauge. This way you could really monitor what kind of milage you are getting. Then go from there.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    welcome

    your foot is the biggest factor in MPGs. keep it under 2k rpms and you'll see the best.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    Coma2010

    Coma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cool, thanks for all the advice from everyone!
     
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