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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I just ran a full tank without a topper for the first time ever. Got 23.5 mpg. That's a tad higher than my normal summer avg

    In May 2012 I averaged 22.6 mpg, June 2012 23.1 mpg, July 2012 22.7 mpg and Aug 2012 22.8 mpg.

    If my topper isn't on after I go through the next tank and the mpgs are above 23 again... I might seriously consider trying to store the topper in my garage unless I need it.
     
  2. May 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM
    FramerKat

    FramerKat Well-Known Member

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    I think you need to leave it on because your ridiculously high mileage makes the rest of us look bad :D

    But kidding aside, I did keep my soft tonneau cover (that's pretty easy to re-install) in case I want to go without the cap...given that I have a decent storage place for it. And I guess I shouldn't give you the idea that I think the tonneau cover gives the best mileage...yours is high enough ;-)
     
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  3. May 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM
    banditstpk

    banditstpk Pabst knows best

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    i like the green :D
     
  4. May 10, 2013 at 5:20 PM
    TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    An empty uncovered bed yields the best mileage
     
  5. May 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM
    dinoman

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    What type of wheels and tires are those? Trying to get into updating my Tacoma so I am looking for some ideas.
     
  6. May 10, 2013 at 5:35 PM
    04toco

    04toco Active Member

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    lift??
     
  7. May 10, 2013 at 6:20 PM
    Razgriz

    Razgriz wtf am i reading

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    Joy ride?
     
  8. May 10, 2013 at 6:31 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Bone stock except sliders and spray paint

    31/10.5r15 BFG ATs

    3.4L V6, 5-speed manual.

    And I drive like a great grandmother on morphine
     
  9. May 10, 2013 at 6:43 PM
    TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    No. People always go wheeling alone, usually in under equipped trucks and usually 2wd. Then get stuck, and end up having to abandon the truck to get help. This truck is already gone.

    People around here aren't too bright. Lol. I can't count how many people get stuck there because they are alone and end up having to leave the truck.

    I even have told people explicitly, "DO NOT go in that mud with that truck, you WILL get stuck." They usually say something like, "this is a CHEBY i can make it," and run through it, get stuck then ask me if I can pull them out.

    And my personal rule is that I only pull out people I know. If I pulled out everyone that asked me I would be pulling out 10 people a week during the rainy season.
     
  10. May 10, 2013 at 6:59 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Half or so of my commute Mon-Fri is 45 or 50 mph. Total commute one-way is 13 miles.

    That's about to change when my daughter goes to a new school and it's going to be a 3.5 mile one-way trip. I expect to see a big drop in mpg.

    But truly I've noticed that it doesn't matter if I'm going up mountain passes in 4WD on snowy roads in 4th or 3rd gear, 4-wheeling for two days, driving mostly city, all highway, etc... my mpgs are usually in the 21-23.5 range.

    I'm curious to see what the shorter/cold engine commute does to my economy.
     
  11. May 10, 2013 at 7:05 PM
    taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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    This:
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    Plus this:
    [​IMG]


    equals swag:
    [​IMG]
     
  12. May 10, 2013 at 7:19 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I cleaned my MAF, throttle body, IACV, changed all my spark plugs and new spark plug wires all in one shot. Noticed no difference in mpg at all.

    Changed my fuel filter... no difference either.

    :notsure:
     
  13. May 10, 2013 at 7:40 PM
    5280

    5280 old school

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    Installed an afe filter so my 99 can breathe easy
     
  14. May 10, 2013 at 8:16 PM
    Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo Here, Eat some paint. Drink some Bleach.

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    Toyota rated our trucks at 16-21 tops but i get 17-18 since im 90% city driving and refuse to drive like an old man holding up traffic.

    When i read people saying they get 22+ mpg I laugh cause not even when i was stock doing 60-65 mph with and without cruise control did i ever get even close to 20.. LOL

    Especially since im a 5 speed and autos get worse mileage and a few have said they get 4cyl mileage haha
     
  15. May 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM
    PcBuilder14

    PcBuilder14 Well-Known Member

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    No Tacoma is the same from what I can tell. You can have the exact same trucks and one will get 17 and the other may get 20. They're just different. My 2.7 auto 96 Tacoma got 20-21 with 31x10.50x15's on steel wheels at best.
     
  16. May 10, 2013 at 8:33 PM
    RMAN808

    RMAN808 S)(AKALO)(AWAII

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    :drool: That is one super clean 96!! Looks great man!
     
  17. May 10, 2013 at 9:44 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I'm with Madjik on this, don't get how everyone gets such poor mileage. I will say though that here in Colorado there is a 2-4mpg difference in winter, mainly due to ethanol, but I just noticed recently we're back to the good gas. So with that being said:

    I do not drive like a great grandma with my V6 5-speed, and last tank, 100% city, 265/75/16 Load Range E BFG ATs, 2" lift, and sliders; I got 18.9 MPG. That is with the topper as well. When I try to get better mileage in town, I usually get about 21. Best I ever got (and repeated almost identically twice) was 26.2MPG driving between Steamboat and Fort Collins. Those who know that drive understand it is probably an average speed of about 50-55mph 2-lane highway with lots of curves and hills.

    In fact, I'm in FC now, filled up in Steamboat, I'll report back with the millage I got when I fill up tomorrow or Sunday before heading back up.
     
  18. May 10, 2013 at 10:15 PM
    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    equals swag:
    [​IMG][/QUOTE]

    did this with my SC plate but now it's starting to peel. need to do the entire front end over again with bed liner
     
  19. May 10, 2013 at 10:17 PM
    taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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    thanks a lot man!

    It the lighting that makes it look less dirty than it is. It would look much better if someone didn't throw a rock at my fender last year. (you can barely see the dent in the pictures). It was also sadly parked under a tree for over a year and the paint was abused even before then. I washed it a few times for my grandpa using a brush with bristles when I was real young. I didn't know better, and also didn't know it would be mine one day. Sorry for the short story.

    When I wax it up though, it still looks pretty darn good for all of her 89,000 miles.
     
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  20. May 10, 2013 at 11:06 PM
    fouillard13

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    put my new steering rack bushings in. now i need alignment. Got my new cv shafts in from ebay. Wrong ones %##*&!!!! and got my relentless rear DIY bumper tacked up. Doesnt even come with tow hooks!!!!! and no instructions!
     

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