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    SpottedBeaver's 2001 Tacoma Worklog

    I'm finally putting together my worklog. I've been working on this project since the beginning of December, 2006 and I joined the forum in March, 2007. It's about time to post the worklog.

    First, I'm installing my carputer into my 2001 Toyota Tacoma Doublcab. I am the original owner and I've had it for over six years. It's a great truck, I'm going to keep it for a while and the best thing about it is that it is paid for.



    The computer is:
    Intel Core2 Duo T7400
    2gb memory
    A-Open i945GTt-VFA Motherboard
    100mb SataII drive
    Lilliput 7" VGA TS
    Wireless G net
    Carnetix CNX-P1900
    Garmin OEM 15H
    XM Direct

    Here is my setup before installing it into my truck.



    I'm running Windows Vista Premium and StreetDeck as my front end. Vista has been working really well for me and the audio, which has been redone, is great for a car stereo.



    I actually have the whole thing installed in my truck. I am in the middle of fabricating the screen and the controller unit for the Alpine into my dash.



    Nice.... the screen is just sitting there under the dash.
    That is changing because I just fastened it into my bezel today. It's just taking longer than I expected. I want to get it right.

    That's it for today. I'm going to upload more in the next few days.

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    nice, I wish i had a double cab so more than me and 1 passenger (the back of an 01 tacoma xtra cab is not fit for human seating, despite what toyota says) could enjoy the awesomeness of the in-car computer

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    V6 or 4Cyl?

    If 4Cyl, what's your avg. MPG?

    Thanks,

    Rafster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster View Post
    V6 or 4Cyl?

    If 4Cyl, what's your avg. MPG?
    I asked him this at the last N.Texas meet. It's a 6cyl with the TRD package.

    Now, my Tacoma has a 4cyl and I average about 22-25 mpg with a mix of highway and city driving. In the freeway, it's well above 25mpg.
    No mods: All bone stock.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    damn, i get between 15-20 (v6)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigg419 View Post
    nice, I wish i had a double cab so more than me and 1 passenger (the back of an 01 tacoma xtra cab is not fit for human seating, despite what toyota says) could enjoy the awesomeness of the in-car computer
    That's the reason I got the double cab. 2001 was the first year Toyota was offering them. I have a friend who has an xtra cab and he, my brother and I used to carpool to work everyday. I dreaded the days he was driving.

    The drawback to the double cab is, there's not much room to install stuff. I've got my PC under the driver's seat. I didn't want to put it there but that's the only place where there was room. I've got two 8" pioneer elite subs behind the 60 part of the 60/40 bench in the back. Those subs are only 4" deep and barely fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster View Post
    V6 or 4Cyl?

    If 4Cyl, what's your avg. MPG?
    It's a V6. The 4 banger wouldn't have had very much power for the size of that truck. It has some pretty good amount of power in the V6. I have seen up to 28mpg on the highway. That's not typical. I will usually get around 25 on the highway and around 16 or 17 in my city driving, depending on how traffic is for the week. That's a huge difference. It is 4-wheel drive so that cuts a little mpg off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigg419 View Post
    damn, i get between 15-20 (v6)
    You need to let off the gas, leadfoot.

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    I only get 18mpg, when I am UBER-easy on mine....and going downhill ;-)



    But mine is probably a little bit bigger.

    33" BFG mud terrains, V6,TRD, stupid tall gearing.(BAH!) 3.15....(and factor in the taller tires, and it might be a tad too tall for good mileage.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Associate01 View Post
    I only get 18mpg, when I am UBER-easy on mine....and going downhill ;-)

    But mine is probably a little bit bigger.

    33" BFG mud terrains, V6,TRD, stupid tall gearing.(BAH!) 3.15....(and factor in the taller tires, and it might be a tad too tall for good mileage.)
    She says, "It's beeeeeeg."

    You probably burn a gallon of gas just to start those 33 inchers rolling.

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