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rear gearing help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zkdawg, May 2, 2011.

  1. May 2, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    zkdawg

    zkdawg [OP] Greenville Taco

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    i was trying to find out what gearing my 06 4.0 dc prerunner
    and if there is a shorter gearing so i can have better highway mpg?
    on the highway im at about 2300-2400rpm doing around 80mph?

    plz help, i dont do any wheelin and im on the road all day.
     
  2. May 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You have 3.73 gearing.
     
  3. May 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    DevL

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    LOL you truck is like a drag chute the aerodynamics are so bad... the sloution is not driving 80 mph... try 55.
     
  4. May 2, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    Or trade it in for a fuel efficient car. Or go with the smaller engine ( I don't really know much about it but I would imagine it gets better gas mileage).
     
  5. May 3, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    zkdawg

    zkdawg [OP] Greenville Taco

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    it is impossible for my lead foot to do 55, its hard enough to do 70 behind a semi. im on a tight schedule all day so i cant go slow.

    ill look in to a scangauge but dont have much money right now.

    thx for all the info guys
     
  6. May 3, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    If your on a tight schedule try to space things out a bit more, start earlier or something. The best thing you can do to improve mpg is slow your roll, otherwise its never going to happen...sorry.

    To be honest, I have a 45 minute drive to school everyday. I leave at the same time and if I drive 5-10 mph quicker, I dont really make it there any faster. The only time I see a drastic time change from going quick is on long trips.
     
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