Top 3 Toyota Upgrades for Improved Fuel Economy  

August 26, 2022

Today, rising fuel costs are more prevalent than ever, making the search for improved fuel economy a top priority for Toyota owners. As proud drivers of these reliable vehicles, we know that Toyota’s reputation for quality and longevity goes hand in hand with the expectation of efficient fuel usage. Whether you own a 200 series Landcruiser, a rugged Hilux or something in between, there are several key components that you can upgrade that not only provides additional power and performance, but may even result in better fuel efficiency.

In this post we explore the top 3 Toyota upgrades that can significantly enhance your vehicle’s fuel economy. These upgrades, when applied correctly, can make a noticeable difference in both your day-to-day driving experience and off-roading adventures!

Top 3 Toyota Upgrades for Improved Fuel Economy - Toyota Land Cruiser in front of Just Autos

Why You Should Consider Toyota Upgrades?

As Toyota enthusiasts, we know all too well the exceptional quality and reliability that comes with owning a Toyota. However, if you’re looking to take your Toyota ownership experience to the next level, then considering Toyota upgrades is a choice that’s both wise and rewarding!

With Toyota upgrades, you can supercharge your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, boost its performance, and enjoy a smoother, more comfortable ride. Whether you’re a daily commuter, an adventure seeker, or a family on the move, these enhancements can be tailored to cater to your unique needs and preferences.

Change How Your Toyota Performs with An ECU Lock-up Kit

When it comes to owning Toyota’s 200 Series Landcruiser, enhancing performance and efficiency is the name of the game! While these vehicles are known for their reliability and rugged capabilities, they often suffer from transmission overheating. The factory transmission system is typically designed for typical driving conditions, but when you venture off-road or tow heavy loads, it can face excessive strain.

However, with Just Autos Easy Lock transmission lock-up kits, this problem is a thing of the past! These ECU lock-up kits provide precise control over when and how the lock-up engages. By connecting your Landcruiser’s ECU to your transmission, they enable real-time data exchange and precise torque converter control. This means your vehicle can adapt to varying driving conditions, ensuring that you always have the right amount of power when you need it.

But the question remains; How does a lockup improve fuel economy for my Landcruiser? While the primary goal of a lockup kit isn’t necessarily to improve fuel economy, it’s often an added bonus. When the torque converter engages through a lock-up kit, the transmission experiences minimal slip. This leads to superior fuel consumption, as energy losses due to slip are significantly reduced. With an ECU lock-up kit, your Landcruiser becomes more fuel-efficient, allowing you to make the most out of every drop of fuel.

Read More: Conventional vs. ECU Transmission Lock-Up Kits For Your 200 Series Landcruiser

5 Common Myths About ECU Remapping, Busted! - Matt from Just Autos working on ECU

Get More Distance Out of Every Tank with An Upgraded Exhaust 

When it comes to boosting the performance and fuel efficiency of your vehicle, one modification stands out as a game-changer: swapping out the factory exhaust for a high-performance aftermarket system. These high-performance exhaust systems are designed to reduce restrictions and minimize backpressure, allowing your engine to expel exhaust gases more efficiently. This improved efficiency results in better overall engine performance and, importantly, enhanced fuel economy.

At Just Autos, we offer a diverse range of upgraded exhaust systems, crafted from high-grade 409 stainless steel. Our offerings include a range of configurations and come equipped with high-flow catalytic converters and can include high-flow mufflers or smaller resonators, depending on your desired exhaust note and application.

Our exhaust systems feature all mandrel bends, which means there are no restrictions to impede the flow of exhaust gases. This results in optimized performance and improved fuel efficiency!

Read More: Diesel Performance: Are Bigger Upgrades Always Better?

Top 3 Toyota Upgrades for Improved Fuel Economy - Just Autos diesel performance technician working on Toyota

Have You Considered an Upgraded Airbox?

It’s no secret that a big part of optimal fuel economy is proper airflow to the engine. Dusting is a common phenomenon where dust and other mall particles enter your engine through the air intake that can cause a host of problems, including decreased performance, increased fuel consumption, and even engine failure!

That’s why many Toyota diesel owners, including 200 series Landcruiser and 4.5 Landcruiser owners, often see a significant improvement in their fuel economy after fitting an upgraded airbox. This modification is designed to improve airflow and help to ensure that your engine is getting the cleanest possible air, improving fuel economy, as well as power output and drivability.  

We Upgrade Airboxes But Retain Factory Filters – Here’s Why

We offer a range of airbox options for popular Toyota models, including the Hilux, Land Cruiser 200 Series, and Prado Series. When upgrading your Toyota’s airbox, we always opt to retain the factory-fitted filter. This is because servicing aftermarket filters can be tricky, and not doing a thorough job means a risk to your engine. But while we retain the factory filter, we do upgrade the airbox entirely, as Toyota’s airboxes are known to have poor sealing, making them vulnerable to the dreaded phenomenon of dusting!

Read More: Advantages of Aftermarket Airboxes for Toyota Diesels 

Advantages of Aftermarket Airboxes for Toyota Diesels - Just Autos diesel performance airbox with factory air filter
Advantages of Aftermarket Airboxes for Toyota Diesels - Just Autos diesel performance airbox fitted onto Toyota diesel engine

Embracing a Fuel-Efficient Future!

In the world of Toyota ownership, where quality meets reliability, there are a host of upgrades and modifications that can take your vehicle to the next level. We’ve explored the top 3 Toyota upgrades that can make a remarkable difference in your daily commute or adventures off the beaten path. From ECU lockup kits to performance exhausts and more, these upgrades offer a host of benefits that extend beyond just saving you money at the pump!

Here at Just Autos, we are experts in Toyota diesel performance and offer a range of upgrades that deliver better outputs from your diesel, and which can promote decreased fuel consumption. Get in touch today an bolster your Toyota diesel’s performance and see the potential to improve the distance you get from every tank of fuel with these 3 upgrades!

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