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I'm getting mixed opinions from Toyota and others on what a '00 V6 ext cab (everything stock) should be getting with a good mix of city/highway driving. Anybody feel like sharing what they are seeing in thier rig? If possible, what kind/size tires are you riding on?

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Getting between 17-20mpg mixed driving. 2001 v6 4wd 2-1/2" lift, 265/75/15.
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I get about 14-17 mpg with a 2000 4wd 7-1/2 lift. 35x13.5

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I get about 14-17 mpg with a 2000 4wd 7-1/2 lift. 35x13.5

re-geared right ? what ratio ? i average 12-14 mpg w/ 6" of lift on 33x12.50x15 and 3:88's




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When I was stock, (V6 Manual 4.10's and 31's) I could get 23 mpg on the freeway.
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97 ex cab 4x4,4:10's,auto, 31's, heavy right foot, K&N drop in filter, throttle body spacer, performance style muffler, synthetic oil. In a mix of city and high way I get 19-22 during the spring, summer, fall, and 16-19 during the winter.

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03 double cab, stock as far as suspension and tires and get about 22-25 mpg going 65-70. ive got as much as 30 riding in a convoy going 55-60.

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It all depends how hard you are on the throttle. I've noticed you can drop your mileage really fast if you stab the gas a lot.

I get about 19mpg on the highway. 3" of lift, 32X11.5 with a Auto Tranny V6.

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I was getting 20 mpg on the highway (averaging 65-70 mph) on a bone stock 03 V6 ext cab auto with 265/70R16 BFG Long Trail tires and 3.90 gear ratio. One time this past September I got about 23-24 mpg going only 55 mph on a 600 mile highway trip. When I switched to slightly bigger tires (265/75R16 Super Swamper TrXus Mud Terrains) and about 1.75" of lift up front, I dropped significantly to about 15-17 mpg on the highway averaging about 70 mph.

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I'm getting 16-17 mpg in town. Usually lower in colder months. 18-21 on highway depending on speed. Have gotten as low as 10 when towing an enclosed trailer.
Truck is a 2000 v-6 extra cab running 32x11.50-15s. 4.10 gears. Engine is bone stock.
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Also, best mpg I ever got was right after using Seafoam in the tank. Took a long casual trip into central Oregon (drive the speed limit----unheard of, I know!)..anyway, mpg calculated out at a little over 23mpg.
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I check my mileage a lot and I get 18 in the city normal driving and I got 21 on a 1100 mile trip with the A/C on the whole way averaging about 75-80mph. I haven't really checked my mileage on a long trip without the A/C on. My truck is completely stock.



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stock with a charger I averaged 20-22mpg on the hwy, my best tank was 25mpg after I swapped in the magnaflow muffler. after the lift and tires I average 18-20 on the hwy, and considerably less in the city because I'm always late for work and in a hurry to make it on time.

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I appreciate your input guys. I just went from 225's Good Year Wranglers (stock) and put Michelen 31x10.5's on and saw, what what was, an average of 21mpg to 16mpg. The Toyota parts guy was trying to tell me that a stock Tacoma should only see an average of 17mpg but I thought he smokin' something.
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I have been running a lot more 4wd since the roads have been really snowy up here lately. I just filled up today and calculated 16.5 mpg. Ive got 3.90 and 31's.

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I can't get my damn thing anywhere over 15mpg average, and I don't have a lead foot either! What's wrong!!?!

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I can't get my damn thing anywhere over 15mpg average, and I don't have a lead foot either! What's wrong!!?!
I see your truck is a 2005. I'm not sure how many miles you have on it... but most engines tend to get better milleage after the engine is extensively broken in(I'm not just talking about the initial break-in period).

It's been my experience that most vehicles reach their optimum fuel efficiency after around the 7K to 8K mile range.

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I drive an 04 TRD extended cab Taco with about 12K on the odometer. Worst tank so far has been about 15. But driving back on a flat stretch of freeway at 60mph I got 23. Usually freeway average is about 21. Everything bone stock.
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I see your truck is a 2005. I'm not sure how many miles you have on it... but most engines tend to get better milleage after the engine is extensively broken in(I'm not just talking about the initial break-in period).

It's been my experience that most vehicles reach their optimum fuel efficiency after around the 7K to 8K mile range.

It has around 3k miles on it. During the first 2k miles, the mileage seemed to be around 17mpg, but now, I'm seeing a big difference? Does your theory still apply? I don't know what might have gone wrong? Is this something I can take into the dealership under warranty? What would I tell/ask them? THanks.

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im running stock tires and no lift. upgraded exhaust (magnaflow) and intake and ive gotten 26mpg (100% freeway going 65 on cruise control) but usually get 21-24 (all freeway going 75 on cruise control). usually get about 15.5-17 for 100% city driving and i drive fairly conservatively.

mileage did get better after the intake and exhaust (im one of those guys that calculate mpg after every fill-up). i also seem to get better mileage in the summer (go figure?). ratings on my sticker say 17 city/ 20 hwy.

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I have a bone stock '97 Tacoma, V-6, ext cab auto and I get 26 MPG on all highway trips, but it cuts down to about 20 to 21 in town.
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It has around 3k miles on it. During the first 2k miles, the mileage seemed to be around 17mpg, but now, I'm seeing a big difference? Does your theory still apply? I don't know what might have gone wrong? Is this something I can take into the dealership under warranty? What would I tell/ask them? THanks.
Did you break it in the right way?? Too much babying will glaze the rings, they won't seal correctly. Did you start out on synthetic oil?? It tends to lubricate TOO well in the beginning. The bearings and rings need some run time to seat themselves. Then, the mileage will creep up. If you have babied it.... hog it out! It will wake up, I bet. And don't use synthetic for the first 2-3 oil changes. It's only 9k with dino oil, it won't take very long. Then, switch. Or, don't. Nothing wrong with regular oil.
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I appreciate your input guys. I just went from 225's Good Year Wranglers (stock) and put Michelen 31x10.5's on and saw, what what was, an average of 21mpg to 16mpg. The Toyota parts guy was trying to tell me that a stock Tacoma should only see an average of 17mpg but I thought he smokin' something.
Your odometer may be off now, depending on your OE tire size. Either way, you are rolling on a tire with a larger diameter. You could use a GPS to determine how far off....OR.....Drive by a police car going 100mph----they will pull you over and tell you how fast you were going!
Just act surprised and tell them your odometer must be reading wrong. And since 100 is a nice round number, it will be easy to calculate what % you are off. Hah! (This works best if you live in a small town and know the officer)

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What I did to calculate (Since I didnt do a gear change) is divide the bigger tire size over the stock tire size. This gave me a ratio. I believe the stock is 29.7, while my tires are 31.9. This gave 1.0741.

Now just take your speedo reading, and multiply it by this number. For instance, when it shows 65, I'm actually going 69.9 (Pretty darn close to 70mph)

It is pretty close as well. While showing 40 on my speedo the radar was showing between 43 and 44. (Radar that tells you your speed)

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Stock '05 Access Cab, V6, TRD, 6speed, 4500 miles... seems to get better mileage in town. Went on a cross Kansas trip lately and only got 17-19 using high test most of the way. But have gotten 20 around town. Hope it's true that breakin will improve some...but I can't complain too much.

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Stock 2004 4x4 Double Cab. I drive like an old person and still average about 15-16 mpg.
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Stock 2001 Regular Cab 4x4 with 2.7 I4.... the past 2 weeks I got 21 MPG combined.

My driving was about 75% back roads and including about a 3 minute warmup cycle before each drive... and mostly short trips, on 87 Octane fuel.

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