Lower mpg

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by 7_PUNSHR, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. 7_PUNSHR

    7_PUNSHR Active Member

    What are some ways to get better mpg ?
    Chip or programmer ?
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    You're only options are OV tune and URD UCON. Both are performance oriented, not so much for a MPG improvement. There's no true way to increase MPG with add ons.
     
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  4. lcarrasco212

    lcarrasco212 Well-Known Member

    Driving habits is pretty much the only thing. Exhaust and intakes have never made a difference with me either
     
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  5. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    As well as maf calibrator. It is used to lean things out some to find hidden hp thats normally drowned in fuel.
     
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  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    +1
     
  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Don’t add 285/75/16 E tires.
     
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I meant add 285/75/16 E tires.
    Thread says “Lower mpg
     
  9. lcarrasco212

    lcarrasco212 Well-Known Member

    Lol. I didn’t notice that
     
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    +2 you’ll get less if you keep your foot in it and more if you baby it. You may squeeze a mpg here and there with expensive mods but it really comes down to driving style and maintenance.
    If high mpg is what you’re looking for a midsize truck probably isn’t your best option. Probably a Yaris or Prius.
     
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  11. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    13-14 street with 265/75/16 tires and the turdcharger. Woot!
     
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  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    At least your truck sounds good. Lol
     
  13. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    It does?
     
  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    It sounds like it in the videos you’ve posted when you get down on the pedal.
     
  15. Dec1968

    Dec1968 Member

    I get 20mpg with a long bed V6 four door (2007) and I don't lead foot it. Automatic on 16's.
     
  16. Scuzzy

    Scuzzy Well-Known Member

    18-22 highway on 285s so far...lead foot only when having fun, then I get 14...but that mileage is at 80 psi on E series BFGs.
     
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  17. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    16 street, 18-20 highway :D

    and we know it moves pretty good
     
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  18. SCH

    SCH Well-Known Member

    Drive it like there is an egg under the pedal and you don’t want to crush it. Keep your rpms under 2000 on the highway. I can get up to 20 mpg with 285/75/16 load e doing that. 17 mpg in town. Good luck!
     
  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    To many hills and mountains where I’m at. I’d never make it up them with those driving habits.
     
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  20. WhiteDonkey

    WhiteDonkey Member

    Driving habits combined with mods to increase HP/Torque, gear ratios, engine swaps, weight reduction....if you have crappy driving habits, all of that will work against you.
     
  21. WhiteDonkey

    WhiteDonkey Member

    Except weight reduction...that always helps.
     

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