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Old 03-05-2008, 01:04 AM   #21 (permalink)
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went from 15x6" steel wheels (25.5lbs) to a set of 16x7" alloys (13.9lbs)
changed the tire size around a bit..

I'm looking into a speedometer calibrator..
That little bit of difference isn't hurting anything for wear if I'm driving it
slower than I ever have.. I haven't been over 60mph in 600 miles..

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Old 03-05-2008, 02:27 AM   #22 (permalink)
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check your actual rolling circumference, with your tire pressure you might be surprised.


have been using an analog dwell meter on my pre-ODBII pickup lately.

it shows instant changes in fuel flow, thinking about getting a digital duty cycle meter.

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Old 03-05-2008, 02:46 AM   #23 (permalink)
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How would I check rolling circumference?
Using a tape measurer around the outter diametor of the tire?

I've upped my tire pressure from 32psi to 36psi..
I'm thinking of going nitrogen to stay consistant for tire pressure.. Anyone doing this?
My spare was at 15psi.. I brought that up to 60psi.. (max 66psi)

dwell meter? sounds familiar.. I'll have to google it..
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:01 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Looks like people on the Tacoma forum are really starting to take notice..
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I can't believe how much of a following I have on my experiences with MPG mods and habits on CustomTacos.com

http://www.customtacos.com/forum/sho...=1#post1304265

Alot of people are hopping on the Hypermiling bandwagon on there and I get on avergae 4-5PM's a day asking "what if" "how?" and all sort of other things like that..

If I'm not the fastest, at least I have this going for me..

I just got my vacuum guage in today..
This is just getteo rigged till I get the A pillar dual guage pod I ordered from Lotek..
At least I have some sort of instrumentation for now..


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hp in deed, I dare anyone with a Tacoma to match me..

I'm competitive..
i will match you broda man, oh wait i'm not in a taco...LOL... but i still am driving something the shape of a brick... my new goal is 32-35


the vac gauge looks good, but you should put it in a cup for a cleaner install, like i did with mine

its an autometer gauge cup, i screwed up when i bought it off of ebay, i didn't pay attention, and ordered a 2 5/16" cup, and i had a 2" gauge, so i fixed it up with some pipe wrap, and it fits nice and tight

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My preferred tire size calculator:
http://www.wickedbodies.net/Tire-Size-Calculator.htm

Very quick to use.

It shows percent speedometer/odometer readout difference between any two sizes tires.
Also shows what your actual speed is when speedo says "65" (or any speed you enter into the box). Also gives actual tire circumference, total diameter, sidewall height, and percent difference vs. your comparison size.
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hp in deed, I dare anyone with a Tacoma to match me..

I'm competitive..
I'm with roflwaffle - I'm driving a Toy PU that's a gen or two older than yours and my numbers are comparable, I think my big advantage is that Toyota was tuning the engine for torque and longevity, before the horsepower wars really started to heat up. It'd be nice to have EFI so I could fiddle the chips, but that's not gonna happen - I could switch it over, but who needs the headache when what I've got is working so well?
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:02 AM   #30 (permalink)
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i will match you broda man, oh wait i'm not in a taco...LOL... but i still am driving something the shape of a brick... my new goal is 32-35


the vac gauge looks good, but you should put it in a cup for a cleaner install, like i did with mine

its an autometer gauge cup, i screwed up when i bought it off of ebay, i didn't pay attention, and ordered a 2 5/16" cup, and i had a 2" gauge, so i fixed it up with some pipe wrap, and it fits nice and tight

On mine its only a temporary mounting setup, i'm waiting on the Lotek to get here.
I'll look like this..


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My preferred tire size calculator:
http://www.wickedbodies.net/Tire-Size-Calculator.htm

Very quick to use.

It shows percent speedometer/odometer readout difference between any two sizes tires.
Also shows what your actual speed is when speedo says "65" (or any speed you enter into the box). Also gives actual tire circumference, total diameter, sidewall height, and percent difference vs. your comparison size.
I use the Miata tire calculator.. All the numbers are the same as I compaired em.. But I like Miata's, so they win

gives youa nice visual as well

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

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I'm with roflwaffle - I'm driving a Toy PU that's a gen or two older than yours and my numbers are comparable, I think my big advantage is that Toyota was tuning the engine for torque and longevity, before the horsepower wars really started to heat up. It'd be nice to have EFI so I could fiddle the chips, but that's not gonna happen - I could switch it over, but who needs the headache when what I've got is working so well?
Carburated is the way to go honestly..
Your 22R can be tuned so easily to far surpass my mpg that its not even funny.
They make nothing as far as tuning chips for the 2RZ engine..
My trucks gutless until I end up having to tow with it, then it wakes the hell up.. The runners alone are long and huge.. Truely a torky engine..
You've got me on weight for sure.. is yours an extra cab?

with your mpg ratings, I'm guessing your an automatic?

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