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Oversize tires + increased MPG?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Five lugger, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Five lugger

    Five lugger [OP] New Member

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    My 2 wheel drive Taco is on order, expected for the end of November. For appearance, ground clearance (another inch or two would be perfect, compared to my Frontier) AND a hopeful increase in MPG, I am thinking of a Readylift 69-5510 lift kit, 16" or 17" wheels and tires with an OD of about 30" with the hopeful benefits of a larger diameter, 10% lower RPMs, speedometer off (current truck was off 10% from new, in 1999 and still is), and acceleration compromise are OK, flatland interstate highway almost exclusively. Four wheel drive is just a bigger expense initially and at the fuel pump than I want. Any thoughts or suggestions. Thank you.
     
  2. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I'm not overly familiar with the 5-luggers and how they're geared but that worked for my V6. I went with a 1" taller tire and increased my MPG's. No noticable decline in acceleration. There are a lot of things to consider though, if you go from a light, H/T tire to a heavy A/T tire that's taller, then you might off set any gains. Also, a lift kit can hurt your fuel economy even without changing the tires.
     
  3. TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz Manual Transmission Enthusiast

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    A lift is going to increase drag, bigger tires= more weight and drag. You will Decrease your MPG's garanteed. Why get a lift/bigger tires if you dont plan on getting 4x4? Your reasoning is flawed man.
     
  4. Highland Logan

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    Best Answer (read correct).

    Frank
     
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    And, your speedometer will probably be incorrect, which will give you false MPG’s.
     
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    True. There are ratio calculators which can work this out for you. When I had 33" on my last truck; when I was going 100 KPH, I was really going 120 KPH. So my odometer was not reading 20 KM for every 100 I did.

    Frank
     
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