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Decisions decisions

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Kenpo, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Oct 30, 2016 at 6:04 AM
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    Kenpo

    Kenpo [OP] New Member

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    New member first post, I did something I shouldn't have last night, my question goes out to those with a CM 4/4 with TSS Off Road. Wondering what realistic gas mileage I could expect it's 25miles highway to work and about 6 miles of Down town Dallas to my parking garage.

    For last 6 years I have been in a midsize truck, I love this size and had my mind made up was/am going to get a Tacoma. I was back at the dealer last night with my wife and daughter we dropped of my kiddo's Jeep for warrenty work. They needed 20 min to give it a wash before they gave it back told us said have a seat. Well we should have done that but I wanted to check out the Tacoma's in stock. Dealer only had a limited and a 2/4 SR5. Dealer said they fly off the lot and he could order what I am looking for. Or he could make a better deal on a Tundra. So we walk to the next row and he has 12 2016 Tundra Crew max 4/4 with the 5.7 and TSS pkg.

    I was not sure about the TSS offroad but the trucks are beautiful, all badges are blacked out, 20" black custom wheels, steps, KO2 tires. Long story short Wife and daughter fell in love with the storm trooper, and I love that one, and the Magnetic Grey. I had a Ram 1500 HEMI once and well loved it but at that time my commute was 60 miles each way to work. Now only 30 miles. Love the Tundra would not have to buy wheels or tires right out of the gate. I would with the Tacoma I would be very limited on lift options since parking garage at work is only 6'5.
    I would save the price of wheels and tires on the Tundra but I know me if I had a V8 to tinker with, no way I could leave the exhaust air intake stock. So I would have to look into duels and glasspack, cherry bombs, or flow master.

    Just dont want to go in blind, I figure a truck that big and that range of HP with 4/4 could expect 16 on HW realistically? Sorry to ramble on my first post.

    Decisions decisions.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2016 at 6:16 PM
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    Tfri4x4

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    Buy a commuter car! Lol! Then up you go!!!!
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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    rockjockey

    rockjockey Per ardua ad astra!

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    Welcome from Houston! I drive an hour + each way to/from work, mostly stop & go driving and I get 15 mpg on a regular basis. On nice, flat Interstate 10, I get 18 mpg driving 70-75 with the AC on. I can drop both those numbers 1-2 mpg if I get a case of the lead foot.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2016 at 6:29 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    If you're not expecting over 20 or under 13 mpg, you'll be perfectly happy.
     
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  5. Oct 31, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    Netmonkey

    Netmonkey Don't be a Dumbass

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    welcome :)

    if I was worried about gas mileage, I wouldn't have bought a 5400 lb full size truck :)

    that being said, I commute 25 miles into downtown Austin everyday. I usually average 80mph to work and 70mph from work (depending on traffic) and my mpg's are averaging in the mid 16's.

    are you still deciding on whether or not to get a tundra? if so, do it. the tundra is awesome. you wont be disappointed.
     
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  6. Oct 31, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    gosolo

    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    Sadly, the MPG on the Taco really isn't much better than the Tundra and there is a whole lot less HP and room. Only real advantage to the Taco is if you frequently are running around town in urban areas on a regular basis. the Taco is much more maneuverable and easier to park. My .02
     
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  7. Oct 31, 2016 at 10:04 AM
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    true it can be hard for street parking or underground parking (if lifted) but yeah you might squeeze 2 more mpg on the tacoma and that's about it.

    #liftedtruckproblems
     
  8. Oct 31, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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    joonbug

    joonbug bacon

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    2 more mpg's is less than $20 a month. Stop worrying about it and just buy the Tundra.
     
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  9. Oct 31, 2016 at 10:50 AM
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    Yeah pretty much joined the dark side going to get a Tundra. As for being hard to park, I had a 2001 F350 cc 4x4 with Ranch hand it was Big (23 feet nose to tail). But holding off my house has a contract so once sold and I get the loan for a new place I will pull the trigger. Dealers offering 15.5k for my current truck that will help with payments.

    Now the hard part Black with all blacked out, White with black wheels, or Gun metal grey love that color.
     
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  10. Oct 31, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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    Netmonkey

    Netmonkey Don't be a Dumbass

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    ya, I came from a lifted Tacoma and the around town MPG is about the same, but the highway MPG on the tundra is much better. I prefer the tundra over the Tacoma :)
     
  11. Oct 31, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    [QUOTE="Kenpo, post:

    Now the hard part Black with all blacked out, White with black wheels, or Gun metal grey love that color.[/QUOTE]

    EVERYBODY that knows ANYTHING will tell you white is the fastest color!

    I actually like it mainly because of the high visibility, when I've spent all day out hunting and I'm returning to the truck in the dusk, it is a lot easier to see up on a hill or out in a meadow than any other color.
    Most of the other colors will just disappear in poor light, and after tonight (Haloween) Infernal Orange really has no purpose.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2016 at 11:50 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Welcome to the site.

    here is my Fuely app front page. I only tracked it for 13k miles, but you can see what kind of mileage your going to get.

    IMG_3818.jpg

    Now the low numbers were definitely towing one of my trailers and mostly in the mountains. What I want you to see is the numbers above 15mpg that was most likely DD to and from work. The 18+ mpg was trips on the freeway. Rarely did I have a tank that I had no trailer behind me for the whole tank.

    IMG_3822.jpg
    IMG_3821.jpg
    IMG_3820.jpg
     
  13. Oct 31, 2016 at 12:02 PM
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  15. Oct 31, 2016 at 12:13 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I quit DD trucks now. Not sure why I did it for so long, but I was wearing out expensive tires, running up useless miles on an expensive truck, and paying for it at the pump.

    Now I have a modest DD car that I share with the wife. Mucho better yo.
     
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  16. Oct 31, 2016 at 5:02 PM
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    Just doing my due diligence, and my boss asked me why a Tundra vs say an F250. He proceeded to tell me his cost what a Tundra does. Tried to explain to him they are pretty high now. So I looked at Ford the 250 and F350 omg have they lost their minds $63-to $70,000 for a truck. Looked at Dodge even though the non rebal is butt ugly same thing WTH. I won't own a Chevy and nissans are also butt ugly.

    But that's a good thing more of a push into a Tundra anyone with a 2.5" lift that can tell me how tall they are?
     

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