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Saving on Gas?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06WHITETRD, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Jul 13, 2008 at 9:31 PM
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    06WHITETRD

    06WHITETRD [OP] Gotta Love my Taco!!!!

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    For my 05 tacoma trd. IF I put a k&n filter with aem brute air intake and maybe a manflow. YOu guys think my taco with run smooth and also save on gas??( I know ima get miles but i dont mind):confused:
     
  2. Jul 14, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    better flow = better MPG
    better flow=better foot feeling
    better foot feeling = lower MPG

    follow all that? yes maybe better MPG due to better flow but at the same time if you feela better responce you might give it more gas to feel teh responce lowering your mpg..
     
  3. Jul 14, 2008 at 9:08 AM
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    lsocoee

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    there are better filters than the K&N. You should go for a dry filter. Don't expect the intake to be worth it for the gas savings.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    06WHITETRD

    06WHITETRD [OP] Gotta Love my Taco!!!!

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    yeah thats right. My friend was telling me that. Better respond and the truck can breathe more smoothie.. Thats what Im going to next to my tacoma, because I want
    it to run better and respond better.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    06WHITETRD

    06WHITETRD [OP] Gotta Love my Taco!!!!

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    about the K&N filter, Some one told me that AEM dry- intake is the samething as the k&n filter but not oilie. so IM just going to use the AEM brute intake period.lol..Because the K&N intake are small and I want something bigger. ALL my friends have AEM BRute intake on their truck.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    ALso, I got monster tires on the truck. U think thats why I waste alot of gas ??? Should I get the OEM wheels??
     
  7. Jul 14, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    lsocoee

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    big, heavy tires will hurt you on the gas mileage. You are probably not getting an accurate speedo reading if you are running different tire sizes than stock.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2008 at 10:52 AM
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    oh really. whats the sizes of the oem tires/wheels??? its a off road trd package. ima take a picture of them later on. so yeah.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    If you are interested in saving gas- Get rid of your "monster tires" for something smaller- More rotating mass = more drag on your engine.
    If you are lifted cause you have monster tires...lower the truck to stock and reduce that fontal air impact area.

    Lighten up your accelerator foot- and you'll see some gains from that filter you've got, even without getting OEM tires and suspension.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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  12. Jul 14, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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  13. Jul 14, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    First, you need to look at price. For example, if you spend $300 on an intake, how long would it take you to recoup that? I just installed an AFE ProDry S for $50 and if I save 1 mpg, it will take me approx 12 fill ups or 3-4 months.

    Second, if you're going to open up the intake, you really need to do the same with the exhaust.

    Third, let up on your right foot. This mod will save you more than any other mod.
     
  14. Jul 15, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    Don't forget the fact you don't have to spend $20 on disposable filters at the recommended interval. :D That alone makes the AFE pay for itself in a few months, and keep saving you money over the life of the truck. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Jul 15, 2008 at 7:10 AM
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    how many times can the AFE be washed?
     
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    Be careful with K&N. Even though I have it in my truck I have been told that K&N over oils their filters and that oil gets on the master airflow sensor causing it to overheat and then you will be spending your money on new sensors. so keep an eye on your check engine light if you already have one like myself.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    Not sure offhand. They say "lifetime" filter so...... :confused::confused:
     
  18. Jul 15, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    Stock size is 265/70R16
     
  19. Jul 15, 2008 at 8:28 AM
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    Ok im obviously retarded to think something within a cold air intake system would overheat..my bad... however i just know that it will cause harm on it and ruin it so I would just be cautious.
     
  20. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    is anyone selling some oem wheels for my tacoma??? Ima be careful with my foot.lol. I cant wait to get my magnaflow. ITs going to be running smoothie...
     
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