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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by RegularCabTacomaTundra, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Sep 13, 2020 at 11:18 PM
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    I’m in the market for a regular cab tundra my priorities are best mpg trim (yes ik the truck drinks gas) and payload, want to know if going with a v6 auto 5speed would work for me or a manual 6 speed, I looked on mpg website and it says the 4.0 with the auto 5 speed gets better mog than the 6speed ??? Is this right? Im looking to put 1200-1500lbs daily as payload in the bed, I do Landscape Pest control, is this the right trim for this? Any comments suggestions are welcomed, thank you
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  2. Sep 13, 2020 at 11:53 PM
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    Is this place closed due to the virus? Bumpity bump bump bump
     
  3. Sep 14, 2020 at 2:59 AM
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    Just get the V8. My 2017 5.7 gets 16mpg on the highway. They quit making the V6 tundra because it didn’t make sense to have a underpowered option that got the same mileage as the V8 option.
     
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    5.7 all the way. If you really want better MPG....consider diesel. But that won't be a Tundra.
     
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    If you are hauling 1200-1500 daily, I’d look at a different truck. 3/4 or 1 ton.
     
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    This is a good point. These trucks aren’t exactly friendly to hauling much of anything. And gas mileage really tanks when you hook a trailer to it or add lots of weight in the bed. Perhaps a used Diesel is a better option for you.
     
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    I’m kind of a Toyota guy only.....I have like 7 Toyotas it would look weird if I came home with a Ram my neighbors would all come by and ask if I’m okay.....I dont drive hwy a lot mostly city, which tundra with a reg cab drivetrain will give me the best mpg???Thx
     
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    would yall recommend a dually toyota pickup ik theyre ancient lol
     
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    Body style has a big impact on payload, so you're on the right track for maximizing CWR (Cargo Weight Rating) and towing capacity with a regular cab 2WD. Once that decision is made for a Gen3 Tundra, the rest is pretty easy...it appears (at least in my 2017 owner manual) that the regular cab only comes with the 5.7L engine.

    The CWR for a 2017 regular cab 2WD with long bed, three passengers, and 5.7L engine is 1320 pounds, which is in the neighborhood of what you want. CWR drops quickly as you add more passenger compartment, doors, 4WD, options etc. As far as mileage goes, the Tundra 3UR-FE (5.7L) is what it is: Monster truck, not a Prius. You can't have your cake, and eat it too.
     
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  13. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:43 PM
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    I want the 6 foot bed, I read somewhere where it was at a minimum 1600lbs-1950lbs
     
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    What diesel would yall recommend? Ik Cummins deisels are amazing, personally dont like chrysler products lol, if I were to go away from a yota it be a Ford probbly...... F250 deisel V8 n/a non dually good enough? I always buy in cash used vehicles, gotta figuire out which deisel would be the best used hmmm.....i’ll probably make an account on Chevy, Ford, Ram forums and gets some info from owners
     
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    wait....what if I tow it? serious question
     
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    Tow capacity for what you’re talking about is nothing. You’re barely scratching the surface. If you’ be got 1,500 lbs of stuff plus the trailer, you’re only making a small dent in the tundra tow ratings. Some models (2wd for example) have right around 10k lb towing capacity.
     
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    What kind of mpg will I see towing with a reg cab v6 4.0 auto that gets 16 city? The 5.7 reg cab gets 14 city, what should I expect out of the 5.7 towing mpg wise?
     
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    If you’re worried about mpg don’t buy a truck. This is a truck and you want a v8. Thank me later.
     
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    No sir, read op original post;)
     
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    Actually... I think this or a Tacoma would fit the bill. Longbed or 2wd...or both.
     
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    Im leaning towards a v6 4.0 auto reg cab 6foot bed or a v8
     
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    The v8 tundra drinks a lot of gas, but so did my v6 Tacoma. V6 tundra will drink a lot too, but will have a lower tow rating. If you want MPG, look elsewhere, maybe an F150 Ecoboost, but you’re going to have other issues. Think about this. 10,000k miles a year @ 15 mpg (approx combo mpg of 5.7) and $2.50 per gallon = $1,667. @ 20 mpg (approx combo mpg of 3.5 liter non ho ecoboost) = $1,250. Difference of $407 or $33/month. That’s not much savings...
     
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    Ik thats why I would prefer to stay with a yota, thx
     
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    On Gen3 Tundra, the standard bed is 6' 6" long. Long bed...?

    You are correct on capacity. Vehicle Capacity Weight ("passengers and luggage") is different from Cargo Weight Rating, which applies to slide-in campers. The Vehicle Capacity Weight for a 2014 RCLB 1GR-FE 4.0L, is 1630 lbs. o_O

    For any specific Tundra model you're interested in, go to Toyota.com>Owners>Select Model>Select Year>Manuals&Warranties>Owner Manual (pdf)>Section 9.1 - Specifications>Vehicle Capacity Weight.

    For Gen3 owner manuals, it'll be around Page 500.
     
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