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What's your gas mileage with 33" tires or bigger?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 4X42HEL, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Jan 14, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Hi,

    Please don't bash or say stuff like "go get a prius".

    I just want to know what MPG most people are getting with whatever lift they have, whatever gears they have and with 33" tires or larger.

    I'm sure this will be useful to many people wanting to know different setups and what others are getting. Also, I am aware MPG is driver dependent, and dependant on many other things, but just for points of reference. That being said, if you can just fill out these fields:

    Example:

    Gear Ratio: ("Stock", [or modified ratio number])
    Tire brand/type: "Nitto Muds", "BFG ATs"
    Tire Size: 33"
    (Optional) Lift Type/Size: "Spacer, 2 inch "
    MPG: 14

    Something like that,

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    08pretaco

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  3. Jan 14, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    Fuckin 4 bangers you guys always get good mpgs


    02 3.4
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    18mpg to 20mpgs at 75mph
     
  4. Jan 14, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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  5. Jan 14, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    33 muds 3 inch lift getting 14 mpg do mostly city drivimg
     
  6. Jan 14, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    MPG: 15.6
     
  7. Jan 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    sooner02r1

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    08 V6 double cab long bed

    2.5" lift
    16" racelines
    285/75/16 Yokohama Geolandar AT-s
    Stock gears

    17-18mpg average, but stays about the same with all highway at 75-80mph

    Just got back from a trip, had sandbags in the back, plus luggage, got 14mpg on first tank, then threw out the sand, mpgs returned to normal.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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    Are you guys are compensating with how much further you are actually traveling with larger tires? Or are you just looking miles on your trip odometer and dividing by gallons/ fill up.

    With 285/70/17 vs stock 265/70/16 tires, when my speedo says 60 on the dash, I'm really going 64mph. Keep that in mind...

    60mph for 1 hour on the dash, would be in traveling 64 miles real life, put that through 300 odo reading and you;ve gone 320 actual miles (or aprox 1-1.5 gallons of fuel to miles per gallon that you're not compensating for) marinate that in your brain for a little.

    so, everyone who says their gas milage dropped horrible amounts, sure more weight to turn takes more power, more rolling resistance, but once you're going it doesn't take very much more power to keep you at a steady 60mph vs being stock. i think we're losing some, but not as bad as you may think people are making it out to be.

    i say -0.5 mpg at the max
     
  9. Jan 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    Hiway round trip to Prescott Az. from 1000' to 5000' and back to 1000'
    65-75 mph

    16mpg without compensating for odo. difference

    City I am too skeered to check as I fill it up at about 3/4 tank to keep as much weight in it as possible!!
     
  10. Jan 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    tacoftw

    tacoftw 5100s are the same price as spacers, seriously

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    18.3-18.5 mpg highway (@70-75 mph)
    14.5-16 mpg city, usually depends on how much i sit in traffic
    stock gears
     
  11. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    averaging about 14-16 if i let off the gas pedal
     
  12. Feb 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    just thought i would share this info

    i went 60.8 actual miles today, and the odometer only registered 57.1 might not seem like much... but, when i go 121,600 actual miles it will only register 114,200 on the odometer.

    if it gets there...
    486,400 actual miles will register only 456,800 miles

    help a little with resale value, and all that gas and MPG not accounted for adds up doesnt it
     
  13. Feb 17, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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    Tire brand/type: Duratracs
    Tire Size: 285/70R17
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    MPG: 14
     
  14. Feb 17, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    Scangauge reads about 15-17mpg around town and 17-21mpg on the highway.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    no idea how to convert this this miles per gallon for each tank

    but 243.2 acutal miles, your odometer will say 228.4

    243.2 actual miles / 16gal = 15.2 mpg
    228.4 odometer miles / 16 = 14.2 mpg

    safe to say what ever you are calculating adding +1 to that seems reasonable. the further you go on the tank the higher that number, extra 1.5 - 2.0 mpg is very possible
     
  16. Feb 17, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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  17. Dec 8, 2014 at 7:53 AM
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  18. Dec 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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    Tire-size-conversion.com. you can get actual % difference between 2 different tire sizes. Makes it a lot easier, and accurate to figure mpg's.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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    I'm averaging 19-21 on 255/85/16s with my 5sp 2.7 4.11 gears
     
  20. Dec 8, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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    Same setup as danger Dave, except 4.88's but im more like 17-19.
     
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