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Help. I can't get my mpg lower than 9.8

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by too tall, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:13 PM
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    too tall

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    What am I doing wrong? I keep my foot in it all the time and take every opportunity to accelerate hard onto freeways.

    OK, I'm kidding.

    These are great big heavy, powerful work trucks and I'm TIRED of listening to people whine @#$% and moan about mpg.

    You did not buy these awesome trucks for short runs to Starbucks.

    Can I get an amen?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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    HUTCHJ

    HUTCHJ I can ride my bike with no handlebars

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    lol, I get around 14 in town. Doesnt bother me one bit.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:17 PM
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    Zharris Merica!

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    I'm only getting 12 and I haven't even lifted it yet. Haha just thankful I have a 38 gallon tank.
     
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  4. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:18 PM
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    HUTCHJ I can ride my bike with no handlebars

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    Same here. I havent had to put gas in my truck in about a month!
     
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  5. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    Midnighttaco08

    Midnighttaco08 High Quality H2O Inspector

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    None yet!
    Who's complaining about MPGs???

    I believe we all know what we were in if the purchase was a 5.7L

    At least I was... :anonymous:
     
  6. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    HUTCHJ

    HUTCHJ I can ride my bike with no handlebars

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    Hell ya.
     
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  7. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    Same here... 11.5 average.
     
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  8. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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    HUTCHJ I can ride my bike with no handlebars

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    How many miles? It actually took a while for me to get into the 14s but I'm only at 1500.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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    too tall

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    Keep talking, I'm feeling better by the second.
     
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  10. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:25 PM
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    gosolo

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

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    I've had good luck getting lower mileage by under inflation of the tires. Keeping a lot of extra unnecessary weight in the bed seems to be showing promise. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get under 14mpg.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:26 PM
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    220 lol
     
  12. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    HUTCHJ I can ride my bike with no handlebars

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    lol nice! It will get a little better. I am up to 1500 now (had it since Dec 2) It took a bit for my Tacoma to get better mileage. Then I was averaging about 21.5mpg mixed per tank. I was impressed. If I can get 15mpg mixed per tank in the Tundra I will be really happy.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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    Ummmm.....some of us did. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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    I've got 2600 on mine. Still getting 12. Haha
     
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  15. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:48 PM
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    too tall

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    Tch. I should have qualified that. Good catch.
    ....and expect to get 21 mpg ;)
    PS - Guilty
     
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  16. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    No worries....just razzing anyone that complains alongside ya in a non-direct manner.

    Heck, my water toy fuel consumption is measured not in miles per gallon - but in gallons per mile. Compared to that, my Tundra is a highly efficient economy truck.

    It's about being informed, and keeping things in perspective. Even a horse has to eat hay...
     
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  17. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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    I'll give ya a Hoo ra for that!!!!!!!
     
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  18. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:27 PM
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    You're 4x4 right?
     
  19. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    HUTCHJ I can ride my bike with no handlebars

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    Nope, actually I am not. I dont really have a need for it as I dont trail much here in Dallas and I prefer the turning radius. :D
     
  20. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    Ahhhh... I'm 4x4. Could be the drop in Milage.
     
  21. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    HUTCHJ I can ride my bike with no handlebars

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    I dont think it hurts the Tunda that much. My Future MIL's truck gets around 14mpg and hers is lifted with 4x4. I think her's has 3500 miles on it or so
     
  22. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    Well there goes that theory lol
     
  23. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    Lol, you in the throttle a lot from stop light to stop light?
     
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  24. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:34 PM
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    Naw not at all. I'm keeping it easy for break-in right now too.

    Could be because it isn't broken in.
     
  25. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    It will NOT getting much better...I was at 5000 miles in Stock and got about 14 mpg mixed...I was glad I got the 38 gallons tank since I drive about 65 miles every day locally.
     
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  26. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    HUTCHJ I can ride my bike with no handlebars

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    yeah, that's how I am treating mine as well.
     
  27. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    I average about 12.8 overall. That's from a little heavy footin it to babying it. From freeway to traffic. I'm actually surprised I don't get better because I'm usually light on the peddle. I'm so happy with my truck though I really don't mind. It is what it is.
     
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  28. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:40 PM
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    I can't call it... I work two miles from the house and stay parked unless I'm on the highway or it's the weekend. Other than that I'm in my Honda Crosstour
     
  29. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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    Well my truck was purchased for a kid hauler and daily driver. Would be nice to get better on the side roads but I don't complain.
     
  30. Jan 28, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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    Can I send you my P.O. Box and send me a check? I like people that throw money out the door.

    Personally, I have always taken in consideration fuel economy....and no longer daily drive expensive trucks. I have for the past 12 years and it was not my smartest idea.
     
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