Best Gas Milage 4x4 I can find

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Best Gas Milage 4x4 I can find

Postby locked and committed » Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:36 pm

Heres my truck. a 1996 Toyota T100. i get 24 mpg in town and 31 on the interstate. It gets my from where i am to wherever i need to go. Good truck.Took this picture while cleaning off the decoys. Enjoy.[url][URL=http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc003607yy.jpg]Image[/url][/url]
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:11 pm

welcome to DHC, and I believe it about your truck...wish I could get that kind of mileage.
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Postby gsphunter » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:12 pm

What are the specs on that truck? Tranny Engine Gear size and all that. I may give toyota's a serious look here in the next month or so if gas doesn't go down. My little ranger only gets 16-17. Not good enough for this po' boy. :thumbsdown:
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Postby Robberwood » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:15 pm

3.4Liter v6 with a 5-spd right? I love the truck! Toyota is the only way to go!! Nice collection of a couple of decoys too~! :thumbsup:
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Postby locked and committed » Sat Sep 03, 2005 2:39 pm

It actually has an automatic 4 speed tranny. But you were right bout the 3.4 litre. I love the truck.
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Postby 98ramtough » Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:38 am

thats the best mileage i have ever heard of out of the newer V6 toyotas. All my friends get worse mileage than my 8000 lb diesel pickup at 17 in town, 23 on the highway.
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Postby kcduckslayer » Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:20 am

I had a 1999 toyota tachoma prerunner. 3.4L V6 with bfg TKO's I only got 17. Even with factory goodyears on it I still never got any better than 20 when it was new
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Postby TNRedneck » Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:18 pm

I've got a 91 Z thats getting about 10 miles. :smile:
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Postby Penguine » Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:30 pm

We hunt with a guy that drives a 2001 Ford F-150 Lariat Extended Cab. Not sure what his gas mileage is, though it sucks. We chip in to help him pay for gas. It costs about $50 to fill his tank, and that $50 will get us there and back twice. :thumbsdown:

We need a better hunting vehicle in my circle of friends. My Ford Focus is not big enough, my other buddies Toyota is to small, and the other guys trucks are not big enough (regular cab) to haul more then themselves and one other.
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Postby gsphunter » Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:42 pm

Penguine, try having a Ranger that costs $50 to fill up when completely empty and run about 25,000 miles a year!

I drove up to my usual spot for early Teal season and a darn near full tank left me with just under a quarter when I got home. No fun. :thumbsdown: I get anywhere from 15 to 18 depending on how hard I'm running on the highway.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:07 pm

gsphunter wrote:15 to 18 depending on how hard I'm running on the highway.


Dang man... You could run a Diesel for the same fuel economy :eek:

I like my diesel :smile:
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Postby kyfowler » Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:19 pm

L&C i'm with ya there got the same truck in green ans get pretty much teh same miles. i love it
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Postby gsphunter » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:32 pm

Yeah Stouff, but first I would have to buy the diesel truck. Costs a little more than a 6 banger gas engine.
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:46 pm

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Do you have the flex fuel 3.0 in your ranger? If you do, I would fill it up wih E-85. Its not a whole lot cheaper, but every little bit helps. Although if you dont have a flex fuel engine, dont use the E-85.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:00 pm

I have the Ranger with a 3.0 flex fuel engine...sometimes it works out (cost-wise) pretty good, but I can lose 40 miles on the overall gas consumption per tank. (Ford says about 2mpg are lost) It varies, and I have burnt it more lately. Just not on long trips.
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:23 pm

Ya thats what they say, E-85 doesn't get you as good of gas milage as regular gas. You are supposed to loose about 1-3mpg. However, a friend of mine has a flex fuel 3.0 and he gets the same gas milage as regular. Also I have the regular 3.0 and I use 10% and my gas milage not changed at all. But I do agree that it is "suppost to" make your MPG go down but I dont think it is true for every car.
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Postby shrpshtr » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:56 pm

my tahoe has the flex fuel but i don't mess with it too much. i can only save about .30/gal but in a 5.3l v8 i'll lose probably 50-70 miles a tank. i would have to drive 35 miles to the nearest e-85 station.
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:39 am

Ya thats another problem not to many E-85 stations out there.
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Postby Grant48 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:09 pm

I get about 12 MPG in my '99 Chevy Silverado Z71. But I'm sure the Rancho suspension lift and 305/70-16 Nitto TerraGrappler tires arent helping matters. :mrgreen:
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Postby gsphunter » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:49 am

No flex fuel option in mine KC. It's the 4.0 engine.
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:40 pm

Ah, ya dont use flex fuel in that. I though you told me you had a 3.0 in it, guess I though wrong.
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Postby xfps » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:20 pm

I have a 99 F-350, 4x4, diesel, 4inch lift, 35 inch tires , Flex fuel and loaded I get 18 town and 23 hwy. When my wife drives it she gets 21 city and her best was 26 hwy. Light foot.
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Postby KCDuckMaster » Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:44 pm

You mean you use Bio-Diesel right?
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:20 pm

Bio-diesel is made from vegetable oil...Ethanol is made from corn and/or soybeans.
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Postby xfps » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:20 am

No I just like mesing with people It has propane injection on it so I bought a FFV sticker for it !!!
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