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Gas mileage posts are killing me. How about you?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by bensky, Feb 24, 2020.

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Are there too many posts here from people wanting better mileage?

  1. Yes. Good hell! Stop thinking you can defy basic physics!

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  2. No. I believe the earth is flat, the moon landing was fake, and Math is for nerds.

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  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:36 PM
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    bensky

    bensky [OP] PlatinumPro

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    Can we just stop asking how to get better mileage? It’s too much! I want 35’s and a 6” lift and a near 3 ton truck, but woe is me when I have to fill it up! Shut up and get a different vehicle. Please stop complaining and asking how to get better mileage!
     
  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:57 PM
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    41bigdawg

    41bigdawg Let the BIG DAWG Eat

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    I agree, you cant drive a 400hp monster with huge tires that weigh 80lbs each and expect to get great gas mileage. There is a price to pay for being a badass :)
     
  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:59 PM
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    abpadilla1794

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    They can’t comprehend that you bought a truck, if gas mileage is what your concerned about go get a damn car
     
  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler TOYOTA ADDICT- SSEM #78

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    Yep, they should have bought a Prius, at least it's a Toyota. Or go waste there hard earned money on one of the big 3 piece of shits. I'd rather waste money on gas, than repairs from the big 3.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    PRO BLANCO

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    Exactly!

    WGAF about fuel mileage! Tundras are sweet as fuk! :burnrubber:
     
  6. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:51 PM
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    :D Stock tires and no lift.

    20200221_191620.jpg
     
  7. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:57 PM
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    Wahayes

    Wahayes Older I get the wiser I realize my dad is

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    I told my wife I can get like 33mpg from my tundra, she asked how and I told her "let me buy a motorcycle to ride half the year " lol:bikewheelie:
     
  8. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:09 PM
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    alpinepro4

    alpinepro4 What is your MPG Today!

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    I bought a A3 TDI and get 39 mpg. That was my solution.
     
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  9. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:12 PM
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    TheHutchTTU

    TheHutchTTU Wreck 'Em

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    Trade it in next year for the twin turbo V6.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:24 PM
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    bensky

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    Mine says 19. Then I calculate it myself and it’s 14.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:24 PM
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    Dalandshark

    Dalandshark Infected with 5G

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    Just bought an 07. I have read that a dual performance muffler set up can help garner another mpg. But, the 5.7 gets good economy for a heavy truck with lots of stock power. Compare to the 17 Malibu I had that weighed 3200 pounds at 35MPG and 1.5L engine... Tundra weighs 5700 pounds, gets 15MPG with a 5.7L engine. Twice the weight, half the mileage, 4X the power!
     
  12. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:24 PM
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    bensky

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    Still won’t get better gas mileage. Turbos aren’t magic.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:51 PM
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    ZappBrannigan

    ZappBrannigan The mind is willing but the flesh is weak

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    Yep. Running the thing around in boost will decimate gas mileage. Source: years and years of being unable to keep my foot out of turbocharged cars.

    boost is a bucket of fun though...
     
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  14. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:51 PM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick..

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    I feel blessed to get 14 MPG out of my 2014 5.7 with 34s...
    Truly blessed.....
     
  15. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:53 PM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick..

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    Pretty sure @TheHutchTTU was being sarcastic...:monocle:
     
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  16. Feb 24, 2020 at 11:22 PM
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    ZappBrannigan

    ZappBrannigan The mind is willing but the flesh is weak

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    Blessed by gas taxes.
     
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  17. Feb 24, 2020 at 11:34 PM
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    Yes. We all bought the trucks knowing what the mileage was going to be. The sticker had big numbers on it when I bought mine. 15-18 is best case. If you want fuel efficiency get something else.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2020 at 3:12 AM
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    hagrid

    hagrid Ich habe sie gespritzt

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    Good Lord, I hope not. Need to save money for fuel.
    Excellent thread and well penned.

    While I'm here, can anyone recommend the best engine oil and filter combo?

    Also, what is the largest tire I can run on a stock PRO suspension?



    Thx!
     
  19. Feb 25, 2020 at 3:17 AM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler TOYOTA ADDICT- SSEM #78

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    Lol

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  20. Feb 25, 2020 at 3:33 AM
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    Bammer

    Bammer I'm disinclined to acquiesce your request.

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    Too many yuppies buying trucks cause its the "cool" thing to do !
     
  21. Feb 25, 2020 at 3:41 AM
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    TundraMcGov.

    TundraMcGov. Your friend. Your foe. Not yo Ho.

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    I'm stupified by it all. Gasoline is very inexpensive. Very. No. It's VERY VERY VERY inexpensive. We should be celebrating that the price of gasoline is no longer controlled by politicians in Washington D.C.

    Perhaps the telling sign is this. In another thread (yes, bitching about gas mileage) about a month ago I asked "at what price of gasoline would you NO LONGER CARE about gas mileage?" Yup. You guessed it. Crickets.

    How about this. Stop writing blithering Tundra gas mileage posts and instead get busy getting that bumper sticker on yer truck: BORN TO BITCH!

    Now...........to make my morning coffee.
     
  22. Feb 25, 2020 at 5:34 AM
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    Sas

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    Lost track after #1.
    Hell, this is just one of half a dozen or more annoying threads that keep popping up on a regular basis. It garbages up the forums and waters down useful info. Honestly there should only be one gas mileage thread and all others should to be deleted. Anything new gets KOA and the user gets a PM with the link to that thread. Same for wheel/tire size questions. Simply having stickies isn't cutting it.
     
  23. Feb 25, 2020 at 5:37 AM
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    I understand the crying about FE. I'm on my second Tundra, I knew before buying the first one that the truck would pass anything but a gas station. I have buddies with the Big 3 and we all get about the same FE. I just love that my Transmission didn't fail at 100k (Ferd), my Active Fuel Management didn't require my upper engine/valve train to be rebuilt at 90k (Cheby) or my engine just fully shit the bed, dropping a valve into a piston pulling out into traffic at 75k (Doge). I can list and cite all the common malfunctions I see as a mechanic on the Big 3 and their "MOAR BETTER" FE than everyone else including themselves is Horse $#!+. I bought a Tundra (twice) because I don't have time to deal with the all BS malfunctions on my personal DD that render it out of service. I'll gladly take my 14 MPG average (mostly city) for my Big Happy Moose that likes to Eat Ass and Get Gas (that might be backwards). Simply stated Tundra starts, runs, works, plays and is HUNGRY and Happy. Don't like the Fuel Economy buy a Prius, it's not like the FE numbers aren't posted on the window when you buy the truck or anything.
     
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  24. Feb 25, 2020 at 5:48 AM
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    Lost track after #1.
    :laugh:
     
  25. Feb 25, 2020 at 5:52 AM
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    I've calculated it. Its within .2mpg. I suspect it's the larger tires your running. Most dont factor in the different circumference when determining FE.
     
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  26. Feb 25, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    I heard if you add Marvel Mystery Oil, you can get up to 30 MPG!! Plus increased performance!! (more sarcasm) Please don't do it. Marvel Mystery Oil is 70% Naphthenic Hydrocarbons. 29% Mineral Spirits and may screw up your O2 sensors.
     
  27. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:06 AM
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  28. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:08 AM
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    Turned into a MPG thread
     
  29. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:10 AM
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    Gas mileage threads will always be there. If they are killing you or causing pain in any way, just scroll past them. You are not going to get rid of them.
     
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  30. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:11 AM
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