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Hey yall, I've got an 02 double cab trd 2wd; bone stock except for 265/70/16 bfg AT. If I drive spirited, i get 14.5 miles per gallon. Granny driving in the city, i get 16. Granny driving highway, i get 18. According to a lot of you, i should get around 20 miles per gallon. I went to the dealership and asked the service manager. He said that was good gas mileage for a tacoma like mine and that there is no way to improve it. Could someone atleast tell me why i get this gas mileage or maybe give me an inexpensive way to improve it? Thanks
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i was getting bout 18.5, that was about 2/3 highway and 1/3 street, not granny driving but not flooring it either..that was stock....i get pretty much the same with the intake and exhaust (which sucks, but oh well...i did feel an increase in hrspwr)
 

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My mileage went UP to around 20 with my 265/75/16. Goodyear at-s. Kinda street oriented all terrain tire. I figure my overall gearing change from the tires helped with the freeway driving, but did not change enough to hurt the street driving. Yesterday, I went from here to hell and gone, and used only 7/8 tank. Huntington Bch to big bear, up and down that hill, lots of back and forth, and home. And, I was spooling it up all day in 4lo, at 5G's. But, you sound pretty average. Some sorry driver is getting 200mi for an entire TANK. And, to make it worse, I believe he has a 4 banger. So, don't cry too much.
 

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yeah my buddy was saying that there is a slight chance that with a street tire in 265/75/16, gas mileage may actually go up if i stick to mostly freeway driving. I will test the theory when the bfgs where out... in like 25k more miles.
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