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8-10mpg 5 0.43%
11-13mpg 45 3.88%
14-16mpg 268 23.08%
17-19mpg 553 47.63%
20-22mpg 219 18.86%
22+ 71 6.12%
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #41
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The suicide doors question comes from a trip to Home Depot a couple years back; I saw a guy load the bed of his truck (probably a 2007 or so, Access Cab) with lumber, and then stuff a few kitchen cabinets into the rear seat area. But the cabinets were too big to fit properly, and rather than just set one in the bed on top of the lumber, strap it down, and shut the doors, this genius opted to run a bungee from door to door to hold them closed. Made me wish I had a smart phone, because the driver's rear door was stretched to the stop from wind resistance just leaving the parking lot; I can't imagine what they did once he got onto the road....

And the ebrake question comes from years of driving older trucks in the rust belt; the pivots on the rear drums rust and freeze, and then the e-brake doesn't release. The light might not be on, because the pedal springs all the way back up (thereby contacting the switch and shutting off the light), but the brakes are still dragging.
Lol wow really? stupid guy!! should of planned his trip ahead of time atleast or like you said put it on his lumber... i can see people doing that around here, hell ive seen quads strapped to the top of there cars lol!! little quads mind u like 200cc but still lmao!! Its no worries figured you had some experience with the odd questions u asked me lol, but if ive never used the ebrake then how can it stay on? and would i smell bit of smoke cause i drive like 5hrs straight then time to fuel up and i never smell anything..

but thanks for the questions anyways.. cause i also did just change the spark plugs OEM ones, and cleaned the intake sensor (did not touch) and cleaned the throttle body best as i could, and dumped some sea foam fuel cleaner in the tank.. i thought may a fuel filter be clogging up?
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:24 PM   #42
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I've got a 2013 DCSB V6. I have tracked every drop of gas and mileage in my truck, which I bought 1 year ago this week, with the Gas Cubby App. I have always gotten between 20 and 22.5 MPG. My 1 year average is slightly over 21 MPG. If I'm mostly highway, I get 22 MPG. If I'm mixed, I get 21 - 21.5 MPG. If I'm mostly city driving, I get 20 - 20.5 MPG.

I wanted a long bed when I purchased my truck but would have had to wait a month to get it. I've heard the longbed gets the same if not slightly better from a friend who has had both the long bed and shortbed and is actually the person who turned me on to the gas cubby app. Is anyone else using the Gas Cubby App on their phone?
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Normally 23-25, but short trips are a killer.
Shopping with SWMBO today, gassed up this morning, and after maybe 30 miles of short hops from store to store (engine fully warmed up) the Ultragauge is showing about 15mpg.

It'll be reading 22+ Monday by the time I get to work, but short trips and in-town traffic are a killer.
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2012, V6, Auto trans, 4x4, Access Cab here. 17.7 mpg if I drive highways and try to keep it under 2100 RPM. Less if just city driving or hard driving. I have a VW GTI for daily use and thrash on it as needed saving the Tacoma for when I need truck duty and/or off-road capability.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #45
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'07 base standard cab shortie with 31k. driven conservatively. About 18 city with A/C, about 20 city no A/C, about 23 mixed driving little or no A/C.
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My 2012 stock dclb with a leer cap gets 19-20 usually although I have been over 20 in my last few tanks. That's about 50/50 city highway with kid haulin, wet dogs, canoe, lumber, work commuting etc all sorta mixed in there. I am pretty light on the right foot but not shy about hittin it when I need to
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Stock suspension on my '12 Sport with 32" tires, 18.5 to 20 mpg regularly.Towing, off roading, and hauling ass all bring it down real quick.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:45 AM   #48
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my truck is shot isnt it? dont ya think?
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:09 AM   #49
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Well, I did an empty truck Interstate run of almost 1000 miles in hopes I would get better mileage than my typical day use (city and highway mixed)... San Diego County to Tucson, Arizona: I-15, 52, 67, I-8, I-10 and back. I did the run at 5 mph over the posted limit for most of the run (to stay with traffic flow)... So 70-75 in California and once out of the Yuma low speed area, 75-80 in Arizona. I was never able to break the 18 mpg mark... 17.9 was my best tank and 16.5 worst... all highway, no load, new tires all at 34 psi (normal highway pressure for these).

In Mexico, with a full camping load, I get better highway mileage... imo because the gasoline isn't diluted with ethanol.
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26-27 MPG average.
Regular Cab 2wd 5-speed
I drive mainly on highway to construction sites (about 75% of my miles are highway) Sometimes heavy city and heavy freeway traffic.
Haven't towed anything yet, but I constantly carry about 200-300 pounds of gear and tools in the bed with tonneau cover.
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I think we need to separate V-6 from I-4 stats as there is a huge difference between them, also 4 door vs. 2 door... 4WD vs. 2WD... manual vs. automatic. It would be so cool to get over 20 mpg, but I never will with my V-6 automatic 4WD, 4 door, on American gasoline!

Honestly 15-16 City and 17-19 Hwy is what anyone can expect with a V-6 like mine.
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2013 Access cab V-6 6-spd 4x4. I've been getting around 19+ empty and recently towed about 1800lbs for a couple of tanks and was seeing 16ish. Seems average for this set up compared to what I've been reading.
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I get about 18-19 mpg in my 4.0 double cab long bed
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I think we need to separate V-6 from I-4 stats as there is a huge difference between them, also 4 door vs. 2 door... 4WD vs. 2WD... manual vs. automatic. It would be so cool to get over 20 mpg, but I never will with my V-6 automatic 4WD, 4 door, on American gasoline!

Honestly 15-16 City and 17-19 Hwy is what anyone can expect with a V-6 like mine.
I haven't done a true test but roughly and i get the same MPG. When you have the 4.0 L v6 and a DC LB 4x4 it can make a huge difference. That and my 200km drive to work and back can be hectic sometimes in traffic and it just kills the MPG
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I think we need to separate V-6 from I-4 stats as there is a huge difference between them, also 4 door vs. 2 door... 4WD vs. 2WD... manual vs. automatic. It would be so cool to get over 20 mpg, but I never will with my V-6 automatic 4WD, 4 door, on American gasoline!

Honestly 15-16 City and 17-19 Hwy is what anyone can expect with a V-6 like mine.
Keep your highway speed down to 60-65 and you can easily pull 20+
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Why are these numbers not that consistent? Is it error in people's math, or error with random trucks?
Have stock guys claiming 16, lifted with big tires claiming 18, 1 size over stock claiming 18, stock claiming 20, etc....
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Why are these numbers not that consistent? Is it error in people's math, or error with random trucks?
Have stock guys claiming 16, lifted with big tires claiming 18, 1 size over stock claiming 18, stock claiming 20, etc....
Different drivers, elevation, fuel quality, driving conditions, etc....

Like I said... look at my Fuelly link for my MPG over the last 18 months.
Yet, yesterday, 30 miles of "around town" shopping netted just under 15mpg for the day.

The commute to work Monday will pull that up... but if traffic is moving TOO fast and my speeds get up to 75, I won't clear 23mpg. If traffic is slow but steady... rolling 50-65 without a lot of start/stop, I'll see 25+.
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but if traffic is moving TOO fast and my speeds get up to 75, I won't clear 23mpg. If traffic is slow but steady... rolling 50-65 without a lot of start/stop, I'll see 25+.
You can drive 55 every day.
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You can drive 55 every day.
Only if I want to be a hood ornament.

Problem... being respectful and driving 55 in the slow lanes slams me over with the trucks... which are rolling 75 down hill and 35 up hill.
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2011 DCLB 4x4 LT265/70R17 Duratrac's netting between 18-19mpg in 75 mile round trips to work. This is highway driving going 70mph. Also have Icon's at all 4 corners with the front coil-overs cranked down for only 1.5in lift. Also use a fiberglass topper most of the time and that neither helps nor hurts my mpg.
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