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What's my MPG?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slimcubby, May 28, 2009.

  1. May 28, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    slimcubby

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    Hi guys!

    What do you think my mpg is with all my current mods?

    I am running 265/75/16's lifted 3" and have a Gibson exhaust with the TRD CAI.

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 28, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    reset your odometer next time you fill up and count the miles then diviede it by the #of gallons
     
  3. May 28, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    grab a gps and find out how far off ur speedometer is. mine is dead set on correct with those size tires u have, so maybe just fill up, and reset the odo, then when u refill up, divide the miles by the gallons. i used to get about 18 maybe 19 with that setup. i have a bumper now and its not so aerodynamic and i get like 16-17
     
  4. May 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    Okkine

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    Websites like gasbuddy.com also have tools to calculate/store your mpg's for future reference... Just have to make a note of the reading on your odo each time you fill up.
     
  5. May 28, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    lsocoee

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  6. May 28, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    Is this a contest? Do you want us to start guessing?

    Ok, I'll play.

    17 mpg
     
  7. May 28, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    borderbrat

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    im gonna say 13 city 17 hwy
     
  8. May 28, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    I will guess 14 and 2 halves
     
  9. May 28, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    Dammit ^^ that was my next guess too
     
  10. May 28, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    Lol no I just want to know if I sell my truck and get a full size V8 that gets about 14 city 19-20 highway will I be gaining some MPG or losing some.

    If I am right now at around 14 city 17 highway then getting the bigger truck won't be much of a difference in MPG. :)
     
  11. May 29, 2009 at 1:36 AM
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    if you're worried about mpg get some tires with less rolling resistance, cheaper than a new truck you could always get a new set of wheels too just some steelies or something have one set with mud tires and one set with all seasons or H/Ts
     
  12. May 29, 2009 at 1:56 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    well, your setup is similar to mine. I average around 16 or so with a lot of stop and go around town stuff, but on highway trips i usually get 19-21.5mpg.
     
  13. May 29, 2009 at 2:04 AM
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    WHOA THERE IS A SMILEY IN YOUR GAS MILEAGE! THATS AWESOME :goingcrazy:
     
  14. May 29, 2009 at 5:27 AM
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    Oh wait.... hmmm
     
  15. May 29, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    I'll bet dollars to donuts that if you're getting 14/17 in the Tacoma which is rated at 17/21 that you'll be in the 11-12/15-16 range driving the full size truck unless you dramaticly change your driving habits.
     
  16. May 29, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    True, however he is lifted with slightly larger tires than most stock fullsize trucks come with. However, 3" and 265/75/16s is not enough (in most cases) to drop you down into fullsize gas mileage territory.
     
  17. May 29, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    The thing is I need a full size for work so I just wanted to see if I would be around the same MPG it sounds like it will be a touch less in the full size but maybe not enough to even notice.
     
  18. May 29, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    Won't be a ton. I'm still debating the switch to an 05-08 F150. I hear numbers thrown all over from 11-12mpg up to 17-18mpg. I'm thinking with my driving style I would be in the 15-16mpg mixed range (down approx 3-4 mpg from my Tacoma).

    Did you decide on a fullsize yet?
     
  19. May 29, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    I was leaning towards the GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 but I don't like that they weren't rated as high as the F150 on crash test ratings. I plan to keep this truck when I start my family so I want safety. It is looking more towards an 09 F150 FX4. :)
     
  20. May 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Sorry but :puke:. I just cant get over how ugly all of the new ford trucks are(raptor is a little bit of an exception).
     
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