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what's the best to buy for improving gas mileage???

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Tacomasnow, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Jan 31, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    Tacomasnow

    Tacomasnow [OP] Member

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    Question is what's the best to buy for improving gas mileage??? We all know that when you get your first Tacoma and its completely STOCK you get okay gas mileage.. I have the TRD Sport double cab long bed and i was getting 18 to 19 in town and 20 to 22 on the freeway at 75 MPH that was me driving it nice now.. but for me i cannot keep anything stock so i put a 3" lift with 32" BFG all terrain tires and now I'm getting 15 to 16 in the city and 17 to 19 on the freeway. Not what i want to see but i know you have to compermise to make things look good. So what dose one buy such as the cold air intake or exhaust or a programer. Which one of these is the best for your buck?
     
  2. Jan 31, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I'm not to sure but I just put on a Flowmaster cat-back exhaust system and I should be getting my TRD CAI next week. I am going to see how my MPG turns out. ;)
     
  3. Jan 31, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    Tacomasnow

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    nice! let me know what you think and what your getting for mileage.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah I will if I remember!! :rolleyes: Haha!
     
  5. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    pataco

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    try running amsoil 0w 30 with a air filter(i have a green) and prem.gas.i can/did get 24mpg not lifted at that time but that is awsome.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    Janster

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    The experience I've had..... either exhaust alone or intake alone.
    As soon as you put an exhaust AND intake - it'll suck up the gas.
    These new gen trucks are different the way they respond to mods like that.

    My old 96 3.4L- I had K&N w/ deckplate mod, tonneau cover, stock exhaust, 2" lift w/ stock tires and lots of additional weight (front/rear bumpers, skid plating, rock sliders) ran synthetics everywhere - and it was getting 19-20mpg city driving. I miss that truck....
     
  7. Feb 1, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    that's the best advice so far...
     
  8. Feb 1, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Did you adjust your mpg calculation for the different sized tires? Your odometer isn't reading the same with a larger tire, so you're going farther than you actually indicate. It'll make a small difference. Enter your before and after tire size to see the difference in the TW Tire calculator:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php

    Also, increasing airflow means you can use more gas. Improves power, but not mileage.
     
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