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Owner: extragoode
Oden: 2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
Displacement: 3.3 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 4110 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.45
Frontal area: 27 sq.ft.
Description: Previous owner "upgraded" the tires to 265/70R15s which work great in the snow, but they're crazy huge and heavy. Regardless of tires and pressure I only get around 15-16mpg below 0 degrees F for my short daily drive.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Changed engine oil to Mobile1 0W30 eco. Smaller tires, 215/75/R15s. Tire pressure is about 35% above suggested max. (60 with a max 44). 200 watt oil pan warmer. Got up to 23 in the warmer weather until I bought the motorcycles. That dropped the mileage on this vehicle considerably because I only drive it in bad weather now, but driving a 50+mpg motorcycle instead of this 23mpg truck when I can only makes sense.

Planned Mods: Fluid swap with full synthetic, trans, diff and transfer case. Add a bed cap of some sort. Now that this is 15 years old, I'm looking for a BEV for a daily driver and this will just be a work/snow truck.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 15 mpg(US)
EPA highway 17 mpg(US)
EPA combined 15 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 17.37 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 14.93 mpg(US)
90 days 14.93 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Sep 15, 2017

(Created: 2008-03-15 16:21:42 / Modified: 2023-10-19 19:35:32)

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