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Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by tommelleo22, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jun 18, 2011 at 1:44 AM
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    tommelleo22

    tommelleo22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well guys. it's been a great ride but i think it's time to sell the taco.. gas mpg here in PA is only averaging me 14.5 and 16-17 hwy. everythings been checked out on my truck im running stock wheels and stock tire sizes it's only leveled along with replaced the air filter with a K&N and only picked up a half an mpg. truck only has 35,000 on it and if gas is going to suck either way anymore i might as well be driving a v8 full size again like my old titan ;(

    Anybody have any gas milage suggestions on the following. 06+ rams with the Hemi, the FJ cruisers- only nice suv to own imo, 06+ ram 2500 with the 5.9l cummins, and the newer body tundras? just looking for some info from actual "people" not the estimated factory #'s who we all know are stretched beyond the truth sometimes.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2011 at 1:48 AM
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    Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    STOP BITCHING ABOUT GAS, YOU DRIVE A TRUCK NOT AN ECHO.





































































































































    :sorry:
     
  3. Jun 18, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Go look at and drive the new F150 with the turbo v6 FMF & good MPG
     
  4. Jun 18, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    tommelleo22

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    stop bitching about gas? im going to bitch about gas when my truck lists at 17 city 21 highway and im averaging no more than 16.. mommy and daddy don't pay for my gas anymore bro.. some of us work for a living. and ya m3 my buddies swear by their chipped diesels! and friend of mine just bought the eco boost and is getting 18.8 city and it takes a thousand miles to start seeing more gains in mpg but since he's had it it's slowly getting better
     
  5. Jun 18, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    my neighbour has a ram hemi and he says on the highway its fantastic,but in the city its a nightmare
     
  6. Jun 18, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    Why not get a 4x2 Base Tacoma to save gas? Coming from a 4.0, I have to say the 2.7 is a great engine with great MPG's.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    tommelleo22

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    ya my friends family all drives the cummins with the 5.9 chipped and say they never drop below 20mpg with their chips set right and i can't give up the 4.0 with hauling my race bikes in my enclosed trailer or id get a 2.7 4 banger to have as my gas saver
     
  8. Jun 18, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    ya if not more. but i get all my vehicles from the acution and mmr has them at about 16 to 19 for an 06 with 65,000 which isn't bad but for an 06 it kinda is but not in retrospect after you take into consideration the powerplant and how those motors are the heart and soul of diesels.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    that's the problem lol. motor is good everything else.. well checkbook time haha.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    How much does your trailer / race bikes weigh?? 2.7 l is good for 3500 lbs.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    loaded probably like you said around there. i didn't know the 2.7 had that much towing cap
     
  12. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    any info on the tundras gas milage? judging by some guys on here as soon as they even leveled it with 33's it went to steady 10-11? because i have a couple i can get a killer deal on
     
  13. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    buddy has the trd off road and he's getting like 12-14 and hes stock
     
  14. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    my 5.9 cummins 22hw, 18ish city 15 towing whether its 2k lbs or 10,000 lbs
     
  15. Jun 20, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    ouch bullet and firetruck how do you like your cummins? all in all what are your thoughts?
     
  16. Jun 21, 2011 at 12:53 AM
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    have fun with your new dodge when it needs major repairs at 70k
     
  17. Jun 21, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    Haha so true, I have a friend that Had one, he ended up buying a tundra. because the dodge was such a POS.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    My 98 base model 4cyl gets 23+ on the highway, about 20 in town. I wish the fuel costs were lower as I would love to get a new v6 or even a Tundra but not with gas where it is now.
     
  19. Jun 21, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    I live in Pa and i dont think gas is TOO bad...filled up for 3.63 the other day....yea it sucks having to fill it up but thats what you get when you buy a truck....maybe try changing your driving habits. I know this was a problem for me being my last car was a 2005 Subaru STi...that took premium too and i beat the piss out of it. Im happy to go fill my truck up with REGULAR gas compared to premium on the STi
     
  20. Jun 21, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    i love it its on 03 and just turned over 160,000 miles, i need to replace the trans, im replacing it with a built one. and i have replace the transfer fuel pump that pumps fuel from the tank to the injection pump (5k for the performance built trans, $300 for the pump) other than that routine maintnance. the best years were the 03's and early 04's
     
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