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Official Gas Mileage Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Darkness, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Mar 16, 2020 at 10:23 AM
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    chrisb

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    As I work for a state agency in a red state, the likelihood of me being off of work at all is very slim. As such, I'd prefer everyone else stay home and off the roads.
    I'm just out here trying to make lemonade.
     
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  2. Mar 24, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    chrisb

    chrisb scumbag

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    Tanked up this morning.
    267.9 miles
    15.904 gallons of $1.789/gallon 87 octane
    16.8mpg

    Disabling the automatic ac compressor engagement whilst using defrost or floor/defrost had an immediate impact on fuel economy.

    Truck is still stock. :( But I feel better about what it'll do when that changes.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    KNABORES

    KNABORES New-ish Member

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    Avg. between 15.8 and 16.8mpg by straight math (no calculation for 3.3 % tire size difference). Mix of city and highway, no traffic jams, no unnecessary idling. Goes to shit when towing anything, 9-11mpg
    265/75/16 ATM @35psi that stick out of the fenders a little due to backspacing
    2" of front lift killing the aerodynamics
    4x4 4.7L AC
    not much extra gear, tool box in the bed with maybe 100lbs total.
    250 feet above sea level.
    252k miles on the truck
    Only engine mod is Flowmaster muffler with dumps
    Engine has been maintained to a T. MAF cleaned, TB cleaned, Fuel filters, spark plugs, air filters etc. all kept up to date. Run full synthetic. All synthetic fluid in the diffs and transfer case.
    Prior to the lift and wheel tire setup I once got 21.5mpg on a highway trip out in California from the central valley to Napa and back. 18ish with normal mix of driving.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    assassin10000

    assassin10000 New Member

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    Remote start alarm Removed keyless entry piezo Qi phone charger & dash mount Subaru underseat subwoofer Hopkins Easylift Steering wheel audio controls No-tenna mod 3/4 adhesive anti-rattle shim D/S door
    05 2wd AC
    265/65r17
    Open bed/no load

    261mi/16.1gal = 16.2mpg (50/50 city/hwy)
    114mi/6.2gal = 18.4mpg (@70mph 100% hwy)

    Edit: 280mi/18.3gal = 15.3mpg (60/40 city/hwy)
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2020
  5. Dec 4, 2020 at 5:09 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    Thread Revival!

    I filled up last week and noticed the ‘Winter Gasoline Formula’ has made a dent in my mpg. Down City 1.5ish mpg. Or, maybe its the Cooler Island Temps?
     
  6. Dec 4, 2020 at 5:20 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf 3 Digit SSEM # 0.378K. I hate junk science

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    RC steps, Zone UCA's, Fat Bob Vated coilovers, Pro Form Fab shackles, Patagonia M/T's, Ranch Hand Grill Guard, ToyTec diff breather kit, SDHQ AIP relocation kit, Extang Trifecta 2.0, Jomax ABS speed sensor armor
    I'm still averaging 10.2ish in town.....:bananadance:
     
  7. Dec 4, 2020 at 5:48 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Allergic to Darkness....

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    Too many
    I'm pretty happy with my MPG honestly. It's not good in the city but my last road trips have impressed me.

    When we went to the Outer Banks a few months ago I had 2 adults, 2 big dogs, an entire truck load of camping gear and food, plus my loaded fridge. I still got 17.5 MPG on the way there and 16.5 on the way back. I also have a camper shell, rock sliders, skid plates and an aftermarket front bumper, and 285/70's. I can live with that.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2020 at 6:46 AM
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    josh04

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    4.7L AC, 2WD, stock sized Continental TerrainContact HT tires, no cap/cover, 87 octane fuel

    I have been getting around 15.5 MPG ever since the temp dropped, 15.38 MPG on my last fill up (yesterday). During the summer I was getting around 16.5 MPG average, sometimes hitting 17 MPG when I didn't use the air conditioning. With that said, I usually keep it below 3k RPMs. Putting a cold air intake on soon (K&N) to see if I can get a few more MPGs.
     
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  9. Dec 13, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    93 Octane Report (first time using in long long long time):

    Mostly City Driving short trips less than a mile each way. A little bit of Heavy Tow/Haul 15 miles round trip. Lots of morning idling. A little bit of fun and gun.... 12 MPG.

    Truck feels peppy with the 93 so I filled up again with it today.
     
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  10. Dec 13, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    Filthyphil

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    Drove it 5 hrs to elk camp and got 16.9 mpg averaging around 65-70 mph. Filled it up with winter blend fuel last weekend and did a lot of around town driving and got 12.2mpg
     
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  11. Dec 14, 2020 at 7:15 AM
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    HBTundra

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    I was gonna complain about the mileage on my '06 DC 2WD w/ 58K miles on it . . . but after thinking about what I paid for it vs a new one, I'm happy as a clam at high tide lol. Once I go through the entire truck I'll report my numbers.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    KNABORES

    KNABORES New-ish Member

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    I'll take my 16.5ish mpg all day for the reliability of these trucks. It's a V8 truck for goodness sakes. More than capable, great low end grunt and good gearing for off the line work.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:43 PM
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    assassin10000

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    While I was doing things for science, I figured I could do another check with winter blend fuels. Same station/pump.

    First was city only, lots of cold starts and I do use my remote start for a bit before leaving. I also did a trip that was mostly on a state highway with 55 & 65mph speed limits (about 70/30). Averaged 58 & 65mph respectively.

    146mi/11.9gal=12.3mpg (100% city cold start)
    130mi/6.8gal=19.1mpg (100% 58 & 65mph)
     
  14. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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    Blueranger501

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    10-11 for me. City and short highway stints. Need to get on the highway and see what happens on a longer road trip...
     
  15. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:24 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    Yeah. My MPG has dropped since the Island temps have dropped. Been doing lots of short trips under a mile. Last fill up was the worst I’ve seen coming in at 9MPG. Used to spend some idle time at warm up, but now I just get in and idle drift it to the location keeping under 1800 rpm.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:29 AM
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    lsaami

    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    I'm happy if I see above 12 right now.
     
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  17. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:24 AM
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    SharkDog

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    16.5 over 12k miles. It has slight lift and is close to level. Currently wearing 255/70r17 winter tires. 85 octane and 5000-10000 feet elevation.

    3A146C48-6B2B-48F7-AB59-32DBF5AE9667.jpg
     
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  18. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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    josh04

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    Update since I put my K&N cold air intake on... Getting 16.5 MPG (16.48 & 16.46 on my last two fill ups) combined city and highway with a few stomps on the gas here and there. Can’t get a CAI and not enjoy it a bit ;). Even with all that, I’m still getting a solid 1 MPG gain over what I had (15.5 MPG at best) with the stock intake. I’m betting I could get 18 or more HWY if I was easy on the RPMs.
     
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  19. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:45 AM
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    chrisb

    chrisb scumbag

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    When I installed a K&N intake, I did so right at the changeover from regular to winter-blend fuel. Even with more idling time and the ishtty fuel, I'm still averaging about the same fuel economy I had before.
     
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  20. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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    lsaami

    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    Interesting. I noticed no difference in fuel economy when I put my K&N on.
     
  21. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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    lsaami

    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    @bmf4069 do your thing
     
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  22. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:19 PM
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    2005 2wd DC with camper shell a 3/4 inch lift on the front end and El Cheapo aftermarket wheels and 265x70x16 tires, at 4,500 ft. altitude.

    Seem to be averaging about 16 mpg in light city/highway (not freeway) driving. Can't complain, though I did average 19-20 in my Frontier 6 spd. manual under the same circumstances. I hope to get another mpg taking off the camper shell and installing lighter TRD Pro SEMA wheels with 255 width tires (debating on All Terrain or All Season).

    11 mpg on a short towing trip, 5,500 lbs.

    One of my early tanks I calculated nearly 20 mpg for all freeway driving (about 60-70 mph). Don't know how accurate that was since I was still learning how to fill up the gas tank consistently. After everything is done if I can get over 18 mpg going 70-75 mpg on the freeway, I'm happy.
     
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  23. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:23 AM
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    averaging about 15.5 on mixed driving. if it's all city i'm getting about 13.75
    4wd DC with 87 octane.
     
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  24. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:29 AM
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    N84434

    N84434 In the Frozen Tundra

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    First time driving my commute with the Tonneau cover installed. I did see a slight improvement. I tend to drive in the right lane avg. 63-65 mph. Not to shabby for a TRD with big tires...
    I’m usually in no rush..

    B5B90A36-C700-4C0E-9D9B-E7E560C4DA04.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021 at 2:36 PM
  25. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:20 AM
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    HBTundra

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    Mine's still shit, at around 10-11 mpg. I can't understand how it runs so good and still gets complete shit for mileage. I'm betting my O2 censors are out of spec, and maybe the MAF is jacked as well. Checked / cleaned everything I could . . I even put 40 psi in my tires hoping it would roll easier, lol.
    Stock 06 DC 2wd w/ only 59K miles on it and always maintained! Has a snug top . . . but that shouldn't be killing my mileage.
    Oh well . . . I don't have a nasty-ass truck payment, so I've got that going for me.
     

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