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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791642
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I had a 98 dodge 4x4 on 38ís in high school that better gas mileage than that.

Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791750
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WOW!! My 2014 tundra crewmax with the 4.6 gets about 12.5mpg towing a zx225


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791815
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One of the reasons the Toyotas don't get better fuel mileage is because they have a 4.32 gear ratio rear end. Most GM trucks come with a 3.42 gear ratio. The rear end is why the Toyota's have so much acceleration and pulling power. If the Tundra's were geared higher(lower ratio) like the GM's they would do much better on mileage.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791827
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I get 8mpg, and itís a 4 speed. No thanks on Tundra.


Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: machinist] #12791834
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Originally Posted By: machinist
One of the reasons the Toyotas don't get better fuel mileage is because they have a 4.32 gear ratio rear end. Most GM trucks come with a 3.42 gear ratio. The rear end is why the Toyota's have so much acceleration and pulling power. If the Tundra's were geared higher(lower ratio) like the GM's they would do much better on mileage.


If you compare the overall ratios including the gearing in the transmission the tundra has a "slightly" lower gear ratio giving it a mechanical advantage, but it is not nearly as big as the difference from a 4.3 to a 3.42 rear end, they are actually very close.

The tundra is a fuel burning machine! that is why it runs better... or used to, its not at the top of the performance mountain anymore and hasn't been for some time.

Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791843
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It's fast and it holds it's value. Good 4x4 for hunting. My old 2011 got me $23000 with 140000 miles and my 2015 is worth $31000 with 40000 miles. I paid $36500 out the door with a 100k bumper to bumper Toyota warranty. I run it like a molested monkey and get 12.5 in town. I have never had an issue with Tundras but I did spend $14000 in one year on my F250 with the 6.0 and 120000 miles. I will take the Tundra.

Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: DI] #12791853
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Originally Posted By: DI

I get 8mpg, and itís a 4 speed. No thanks on Tundra.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791857
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With a Tundra with the 5.7L V-8 it's really like a 3/4 ton truck. Fuel mileage is not the point of that truck, towing is. If you are looking for fuel mileage, look elsewhere. I'm about to ditch my Tundra for a Taco, but my driving habits have changed dramatically recently and I don't need it to tow as much anymore. Just the occasional lake trip and the Taco is more than capable of that. My Tundra may get 14-15 MPG on the highway doing 65 on cruise. It is terrible.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: Frank the Tank] #12791863
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
With a Tundra with the 5.7L V-8 it's really like a 3/4 ton truck. Fuel mileage is not the point of that truck, towing is. If you are looking for fuel mileage, look elsewhere. I'm about to ditch my Tundra for a Taco, but my driving habits have changed dramatically recently and I don't need it to tow as much anymore. Just the occasional lake trip and the Taco is more than capable of that. My Tundra may get 14-15 MPG on the highway doing 65 on cruise. It is terrible.


I had a Tacoma once. It was a great truck but the MPG wasnít very good so donít expect much difference.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791883
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I really appreciate what Toyota does for Bass fishing. They make a great meat and potatoes truck. But Ford and Chevy halftons have higher payload, higher towing, higher horsepower and way better mpgs.



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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: Frank the Tank] #12791900
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
With a Tundra with the 5.7L V-8 it's really like a 3/4 ton truck. Fuel mileage is not the point of that truck, towing is. If you are looking for fuel mileage, look elsewhere. I'm about to ditch my Tundra for a Taco, but my driving habits have changed dramatically recently and I don't need it to tow as much anymore. Just the occasional lake trip and the Taco is more than capable of that. My Tundra may get 14-15 MPG on the highway doing 65 on cruise. It is terrible.


the 2018 tundra has the lowest lowing capacity of the big 4.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: Chris B] #12791911
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I rarely get into these but will chime in briefly.

These manufacturers stats are not all in the same truck. The motor that has more hp doesnít have better economy. The truck with higher payload doesnít have better ride. Itís all a give and take. When Ford and GM Use 3-4 different motors and as many rear end ratios to make those claims, itís really confuses folks. Itís like every claim has an asterisk by it and itís only true with a particular combination.

Toyota makes 2 v8 engines. Each comes with one rear end option. 4.3 in the baby motor and 4.1 in the 5.7.

Many dont realize it, but you can park 2 identical trucks next to each other. Same motor, transmission and rear end. One is 4x4 and the other 4x2. The 4 wheel drive truck will have less stated towing capacity. The gross Combined weight capacity canít be exceeded so the Extra curb weight of the 4x4 truck is subtracted from the towing capacity.

In the end, we all drive what we like and spend our money our way.

Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791918
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Sold my 2010 2WD for 13500, had 214,000 miles.

My new one gets 17 mpg, about the same as the old one.


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Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: cocodrie] #12791933
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Here is how complicated towing capacities can be. Scroll down this chart. Youíll see that an F150 can either tow 5000 lbs or 12000 lbs. Then there is that little section regarding your receiver hitch that states it has a 5000 capacity. So to pull over 5000 lbs you need a weight distribution hitch, per Ford. (Most are the same, just easily found these specs)

No one ever says that when they brag about their truck does this or that. The highest payloads are in a regular cab long bed. Who drives on of those!?

https://www.ford.com/resources/ford/general/pdf/towingguides/17RV&TT_Ford_F150_Sep7.pdf

Re: Tundra beast mode [Re: Spiderman] #12791963
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Originally Posted By: Spiderman
I usually drive with cruise control and get 16mpg.

Towing is usually 8 or 9mpg.



Drove tundras from 2004-2018 = 15/16 hwy and 9/10 towing 3000#

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