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Want to get better gas mileage!

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by rogpatt32, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Jan 24, 2008 at 1:24 PM
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    rogpatt32

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    Are there add on we could do to get better gas mileage?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2008 at 1:43 PM
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    Remi

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    What are you getting? I have almost 1000 miles on my 08 and after 3 tanks, avg. 14-15 MPG... combination highway and street, no mods at this time. That's about the same as I got with my 2006 F-150.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    Remi

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    So.... what is your mileage?? :confused:
     
  4. Jan 24, 2008 at 4:04 PM
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    cvillechopper

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  5. Jan 24, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    my truck is the same as urs, but non-4x4 and i get usually around 18 city and my last tank i got 20.8 w/ 3/4 of the tank to highway and the last 1/4 to city. that was 376 miles on the tank as well
     
  6. Jan 24, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Got to wait until it "breaks in", I didn't see a big change until 21,000, but most see 5000-8000.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2008 at 11:16 PM
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    TSUNAMI*22

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    I'l back this statement up. I have a good friend that works in the Toyota dealership as the parts manager. Very smart educated guy. He says that the Tacoma engines don't even really start to break-in until they hit 20,000 miles.

    As far as mileage goes, I'm in the same camp with my I4 5-speed as Jedi. I average 26.2 mpg. My highway mpg has been as high as 32 mpg and my city daily driving pegs out at approx. 24 mpg.

    I have a ScanGauge II and it helps me keep tabs on my real-time mpg. It's not exact, but it's pretty close. I also never rev it above 2500 rpms for the most part.....rarely has it seen 3,000.

    It's absolutely amazing to watch the gas mileage meter go drastically upwards when I draft behind a semi or a large bus by about 20 - 30 feet. I go from 28 mpg @ 65 mph all the way up to the mid 44 - 45 mpg @ 65 mph.

    Cruise control helps greatly, too.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2008 at 4:25 AM
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    I suppose get about 18 mpg. But I just feel like my truck is a bit of a gas hog. I had a for 02 Explorer before I bought my Tacoma and it got far more miles to the gallon than my Tacoma.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2008 at 11:05 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    I hope you don't do that as a normal practice. You'll get great gas mileage sure, but it's pretty dangerous to draft like that. There's no way you could stop in time at that speed if that truck/bus had to make an emergency stop. Chances are you won't even be able to hit the brake before you hit the truck/bus. At 65 mph, you're traveling at about 95 feet per second. You'll cover 20 feet in about 1/4 of a second and 30 feet in about 1/3 of a second. You also can't see any road debris that might cause extreme damage and the force of a re-tread coming apart can throw strips of heavy steel-belted rubber through your windshield when they separate.

    The risk to your truck and your life isn't worth the few dollars you'll save in gas. Besides, semis and buses almost always win in a crash.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    Try to keep the truck rolling in between lights as much as possible and don't punch the gas. This is the key to getting awsome fuel economy.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    Imagine a diesel Taco
     
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    i just came across this and im still doing some research to see if im going to buy it. check out; www.gfchips.com . they claim that your tacoma(or any other vehicle) will get 4 to 7 mpg. increase and up to 60hp. increase. now im not sure about this but im still looking into it. they also claim it takes minutes to install and anyone can do it. if you find out any info on this please let me know. and to top it off it only costs $70.00. im a little leary on this one. tacojack
     
  14. Jul 29, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    Tacojack, I swear to god... if you buy this and install this on your vehicle I may have to come bitch slap you myself. Those chips do not work, I repeat DO NOT WORK! Do not buy one, you will be very disappointed
     
  15. Jul 29, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    Wha!!! Are u telling me something that promises 1 dollar a horsepower.and.increased gas mileage is a scam, NO WAY
     
  17. Jul 29, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    Well said, plus if there's any dirt on the road it basically sand blasts the front of your truck due to 18 tires kicking up gravel.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    memario1214, thanks for the input. but you dont have to go bitch slappin anyone. i was just lookin for a little info on this. thats why i posted the question hoping my tacoma brothers would set me straight ,as you did. thanks for the heads up. good lookin out.p.s its a long ride from montana to new york!
     
  19. Jul 29, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Really? Buy one and let us know how good the increase is.
     
  20. Aug 21, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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