worthywads said:28mpg after 3500 miles, and what do you mean by stiff?
Yes 4x2, and I'm anal about gas mileage, but it can be done.lotust said:thats a 2wd model right ? My 4x4 2.7L 5 speed gets di<k im kinda pist off. I gets 17.6mpg with 50/50 HWY/CITY
EDIT: my clutch never seemed stiff to me. Maybe beacuase im a big guy (6'3" 250 pounds)
worthywads said:Yes 4x2, and I'm anal about gas mileage, but it can be done.
After many years of practice I get this mileage by driving 5 over the speed limit, and avoid using the brakes. I'm surrounded by people that race to every red light. :disappoin
Seems everyone else commutes their same route every day but are oblivious to the totally predictable lights. I've just figured out when to race and when to coast.
you meant rotating mass. i'm sure you already know, but for others' benefit, unsprung weight has nothing to do with acceleration/braking. it affects handling, ride quality, and suspension responsiveness.Captain_Toyota said:Yup, the bigger tires are killing your milage. Bigger tires mean more unsprung weight. More unsprung weight means that your engine has to work much harder to turn the tires.
Enough of a difference that I'm not conscious of the clutch. I do notice that my Element's clutch pedal is even worse that the stock Tacoma position though. I guess I'm not as sensitive to pedal location, neither's a problem.texasjim said:thanks activator--u described the clutch to a t---to much travel--it was the first thing i noticed about the truck---the clutch mod looks easy enough--but did it really make that much difference?