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What is up with my mpg?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by m32, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    m32

    m32 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Guys,

    I need some help. I have a 02 taco (4 cyl) with about 124k miles. When I bought it, I could've sworn I was getting 25 mpg but shortly after, I added a front brush guard, side steps and a rear hitch and now I can't seem to get anything better than 20 mpg (all freeway). Does this seem normal? Could the weight of the things I've added really cause that dramatic difference?

    Edwin
     
  2. Jan 16, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    Snowman

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    25 is really high. You probably werent getting it and you miscalculated or dont remember correctly. Those mods wouldnt kill 5mpg
    Most guys on here are getting 15-20 depending on mods. (Lifts and big wheels/tire kill mpg!)
     
  3. Jan 16, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    When did you first get it?

    Winter gas sucks and could easily contribute to 2 mpg less
     
  4. Jan 16, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    It's a truck fuk Mpg's
     
  5. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    m32

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    I did get it in the winter (right about a year ago). I thought it should be getting more bc 1) I thought other taco owners were posting 23-25 and 2) I have the 4 banger.

    Edwin
     
  6. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    TacoMX

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    helpful post!
     
  7. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    As helpfull as yours

    Sorry but I didn't buy my truck for Mpg's
     
  8. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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  9. Jan 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    touche
     
  10. Jan 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    pyroskier

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    You're lucky you get 20. I average about 12 in town, 17 on the highway :anonymous:
     
  11. Jan 16, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    I run about 13 city, 17-18 highway with my 4 banger.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    i used to get 23 before the lift and bigger tires. so 25 doesnt seem out of the ordinary for a 4 banger
     
  13. Jan 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    What are you getting now?
     
  14. Jan 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    ~18
     
  15. Jan 16, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    Snowman

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    You lost 5mpg because of a lift and tires?!? Jeeze
     
  16. Jan 16, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    yeah :(:mad:
     
  17. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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    fuck you all!!...







    I'm getting 9 :eek:


    And that was before my 33s :eek:...im scared...
     
  18. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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    :eek::eek::eek: 9?? you must have a seriuos lead foot
     
  19. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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    My truck is built up beyond most and I can still get 15 hwy.
     
  20. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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    Getting 9 city :eek:

    But i drive in short burst so the motor never gets warmed up so I'm always in open loop. And i do have a bit of a lead foot..not terrible tho..

    Idk what kinda hwy mileage ill get..I was getting 20 tho after Deckplate, exhaust, and cleaned maf...but that was with 31s..
     
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