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Want to get better gas mileage!

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

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    i get 16 on my I4. lol. its a truck, idgaf. :)

    if it try REALLY hard i can get almost 19:)
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    ink junky

    ink junky I love tacos too!!!

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    Aero turbine 2525, Snorkel, AFE pro dry drop in filter, BFG 33s, spydertraxwheel spacers :/. Debadged, rebadged black, TW sticker :D, bed lights, rod holders, OEM roof rack, Complete OME lift, bed lined fenders. Armor Tech Off road wrap around HC rear bumper w/ tire carrier swing out. Relentless front aluminum bumper. Le Devil Horns (_)

    maybe if you shut your eyes and pray REAL hard you'll get 20...




















































    :D
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    maybe if i cry it would help...
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    ink junky

    ink junky I love tacos too!!!

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    maybe...
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    BakoTruck

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    I get about 50 miles per gallon



































    ,going down hill.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Shootingairborne

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    2011 Taco Dual cab TRD, K&N filter get 22 HW,19-20 city....
     
  7. Aug 23, 2011 at 12:53 AM
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    808matt

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    if you bitch about gas then dont buy a truck, if you need a truck then quit bitching. cant have both.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    benq

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    Same here. My old Camry(34mpg) went to the in-laws and now the Taco(TRD filter) is my commuter. I get 21-23mpg on the highway, depending on how well traffic flows.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    David K

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    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 4 Cree LED lamps Bilstein 5100s Ride Rite Air Bags

    Can anyone confirm if this gizmo works for their Tacoma?
     
  10. Dec 20, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    yotatoy

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    Does that work
     
  11. Dec 20, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    memario1214

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    I can guarantee you that this magical device DOES NOT WORK
     
  12. Dec 20, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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    Donnie Ho

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    Gizmo is the perfect name for it. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Jul 7, 2016 at 11:54 PM
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    American Outlaw Wheels, Spectre Cold Air Intake, Gibson Cat Back Exhaust, Bilstein Adjustable Struts, Spyder Halo Lamps, Kenwood Single Din Deck.
    I just purchased an 08 TRD Sport Access Cab V6 4.0 5 speed automatic. Its got 105k miles a Spectra cold air intake Gibson cat back, aftermarket 18.5 deep 17" wheels with slightly larger 265-70R17's and Cooper Discover ATP's. I have two tanks through it and am getting 16.5mpg with 89 octaine. I realize I bought a truck but was hoping for better. Drawing from my experience in bike racing everything I do to go faster is about dropping weight, being more arodynamic, and increasing power output. The most crutial area to loose weight other than on your body is in rotational components mainly the wheels. Be more arodynamic, this is all about reducing air turbulance and drag. Increasing power output reduces the percent of maximum exertion it takes to accomplish a task, ie create more power with the same fuel. Based on this here are my best ideas for saving gas. Buy the lightest weight wheels with tires that have the lowest rolling resistance possible. Get rid of any unnecessary cargo weight. Get a tonneau cover, under bumper air deflector, maybe a cab and or tailgate spoiler. Even a cab to bed seal could help prevent air from dragging behind the cab. Lastly help your engine perform better by getting a good air intake and exhaust system including headers, and high flow cats. Keeps the engine fluids clean, keep the fuel system clean, burn the highest quality fuel, and not in the least, feather the gas pedal
     
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  14. Jul 8, 2016 at 12:01 AM
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    TjAlmeida

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    Hey man, welcome to the forum. I understand you are new but this thread is 8 years old!
     
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  15. Jul 30, 2016 at 7:34 AM
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    RickW

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    Lowering my 07 taco a few inches made a big difference.
    I can feel it when I accelerate in OD.
    Handles much nicer too!

    R
     

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