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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

:confused: 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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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 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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partyman66 said:
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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