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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jarheaddre, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Nov 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM
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    Jarheaddre

    Jarheaddre [OP] New Member

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    Hi Folks,
    Brand new just now. Shopping for a larger truck. Currently own an 05 Tundra, and am considering a used 5.7L Tundra, 2010-? I'm REALLY turned off by the advertised EPA on them.
    How do these trucks really do for fuel consumption?? Anybody???
    Thanks,
    DRE
     
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  2. Nov 3, 2015 at 6:20 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Tow Mirrors, 275/60R20 Toyo AT2's
    Welcome to the site! I average about 13 mpg.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2015 at 6:41 PM
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    Jarheaddre

    Jarheaddre [OP] New Member

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    Thanks, that's kinda the bad news I suspected. Otherwise do you like the truck? I have owned 3 T.Trucks and loved all of them. Currently have the 05 Tundra Limited, but looking for an upgrade. Scared of that mileage though. . .
    Thanks again,
    DRE
     
  4. Nov 3, 2015 at 7:12 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome.
    I average 14 combined. Lifted/tires.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2015 at 7:17 PM
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    jlee

    jlee New Member Vendor

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    Oh one or two.
    About 13 here as well on 35's in all honesty all gas full size trucks are going to sucks for MPG they may say higher but you have to drive like a grandma to get those numbers. My foot is about 90 lbs and I only get 2mpgs less then on my sticker I'd say that's good.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2015 at 7:36 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Nov 3, 2015 at 7:46 PM
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    joonbug

    joonbug mmmm.....bacon...

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    if you keep your truck stock you'll probably be closer to 15 mpg combined. I get over 18 mpg driving 65-70 mph. If you buy a Ford F-150 and was lucky enough to get 18 mpg and drive 12,000 miles a year I think you'll save about $400 a year at current gas prices. So in 5 years you might save $2000 with the ford but you'll spend $4000 in repairs. So you're actually saving money with the Tundra.
     
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  8. Nov 4, 2015 at 5:52 AM
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    chphilo

    chphilo New Member

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    MPG sucks, but not any more than other trucks. Their advertised mpg is misleading because it's usually for the lighter configuration, smallest engine, etc. Talking to other brand truck owners, I have yet to find one with actual stellar mpg. If you need a truck, get it, not based on mpg claims, but based on the capability. After all, that's the reason you buy a truck in the first place.
     
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  9. Nov 4, 2015 at 7:50 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    I'm averaging a little over 14MPG with my 2015 Tundra but it is not even broken in yet. I didn't buy the Tundra for MPG performance since I already knew the score on that point. I bought for performance and reliability/longevity. As it turns out, my MPG is actually better than the Ford F150 I traded for it but not by much. My HPM ("happiness per mile") is a lot higher with the Tundra!:broccoli:
     
  10. Nov 4, 2015 at 6:33 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Large 4X4 truck with 381hp stock 5.7L motor, w/4.30 rear gears = who cares about mpg? (and able to drive the best truck out there). Just saying :mudding:Semper Fi :oldglory:
     
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