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Old 10-02-2009, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,
I drive a 1998 4runner, but I am trying to make the most of it. Last year I drove 8 miles each way for work on surface streets and was only getting 15mpg so I built an electric assisted bike and put 800 miles on it. Charging it only costs 6 cents a night... 6 cents is pretty good for a 17 mile round trip. This year I work 23 miles away from home and can only take the freeway so the bike is not an option.

I am now averaging 20 MPG and want more so I have ordered a ScanGaugeII. I also put in a K&N replacement filter and that helped a little. I can't wait to get it, I want more MPG. Someday I will buy a more fuel efficient car, but I don't think it will be soon, I haven't had a car payment in many years. When I do get a new car, it will probably be a Golf TDI. They are due to the US next year, but perhaps if I wait a little longer they might bring the Golf Blue Motion (smaller TDI engine) and it gets 61 MPG.

Thanks for reading this,

If anyone has any suggestions of what I can do to improve my MPG on my 4Runner, please let me know.

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Old 10-02-2009, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Since you drive so much highway, aeromods will be your biggest gains besides driving technique changes. See the two lists at the top of the page for hypermiling tips and a mods list.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any Idea what the CD would be on a 98 4Runner?
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Does anyone have any Idea what the CD would be on a 98 4Runner?
Nope, but if you find out, add it to the wiki: Vehicle Coefficient of Drag List - EcoModder

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