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Old 03-29-2010, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hola...seeking more from my Tacoma

Hello all,

I've got a 2001 Tacoma 2wd 4cyl 5speed. I average about 25-27 MPG with a camper shell, racks, and a rooftop box. I use my truck almost exclusively on overnight runs to the coast for surfing, so all the above is necessary.

I've got a scan gauge, but I know there is more I can do! Where to start? What are other folks with Tacomas getting?

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the last year of Toyota truck before the Tacoma. I only get 27. Only mod so far is alternator field switch. This is a switch that forces the alternator to free wheel when I go up hill or need to make that quick left turn. I then turn the alternator back on going down hill or when coasting to stop.
First ecomodding on a truck is to make sure you have an electric fan instead of a belt driven fan. Helps with warm up and engine load. Get a fan from junk yard and DIY.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What type of "roof box"? You could possibly mount it on the back, on the hitch, and that should help.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've actually run a couple of tanks without the box and found no noticable improvement... seems weird

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