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RAM Hemi is better for milage than TACO WTF?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by the.sight.picture, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Mar 14, 2012 at 4:38 AM
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    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, Long story short, I guy who works where i work pulled in with a new Ram 1500 hemi. I Started shooting the shit with him. He said, Yeah i was looking at the Tacoma for my daily driver, but the Dealer ship wanter 33k. I got Ram for the same price. He siad he gets 22 miles a gallon with a HEMI(2012). Really i didnt know that was the number. i figured like 17. He said he didnt care about resale value. I said WTF. He is a nice a wasnt a dick about it though. He also said when he hits the trails he sees tacos hung up all the time. His dedicated trail rig is a 1995 jeep wrangler, he is putting in a 383 in it. Pics will come when he completes it.

    Now the question. Was he just spurting shit from his mouth? or are those things all possible?
     
  2. Mar 14, 2012 at 4:46 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    maybe thats what doge says it gets. but we all know that what sticker says and what real world gets is not always the same.

    taco’s getting hung up maybe just him BSing or the owners don’t know how to drive. idk. never really taken mine off road so i can’t say much.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2012 at 4:57 AM
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    Where did he get his numbers from? Did his trucks computer give him an estimated 22 mpg as he pulled out of the driveway? Some idiots occasionly see one of those high numbers while sitting at a stop light so they say they get good mileage. I wouldn't buy it without proof.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:02 AM
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    Sport11

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    According to Dodge website:

    Crew cab 4x2 with automatic hemi: city 14, hwy 20
    Crew cab 4x4 with automatic hemi: city 13, hwy 19

    According to Toyota website:

    Crew cab 4x2 with automatic 4.0: city 17, hwy 21
    Crew cab 4x4 with automatic 4.0: city 16, hwy 21

    So Toyota wins according to the spec sheet. I usually get around 17 mpg mixed city and highway driving. I think he will probably get around 15 mpg mixed driving unless he likes to unleash the hemi power which will get him about 11-12 mpg.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    I know the newer Silverado's shows 20+ mpg on the dash info. I suppose it's possible!
     
  6. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:05 AM
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    fuck that. not the way my brother drives his ’09. lol i do know the computer stops them at 97 MPH. lol
     
  7. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:10 AM
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    As far as the trail, to me the guy likes to talk shit about stuff he doesn't know about and he is way too proud of his way. That being said, not sure what his "dedicated" trail rig set up is, but Jeeps can be great on the trail. I'm sure one time he saw a Tacoma Hung up on the trail and now it has become always (but don't ask him about the times he has been hung up). Ultimately he looked at the Tacoma and didn't want to pay 33k for it because it didn't have all the bells and whistles that Dodge offers for the same price, he now has a piece of shit with nice bells so he feels obligated to bash Tacomas now. Classic pretty girl turned him down so he didn't want her because she was a slut.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:14 AM
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    Gas mileage- Maybe true...Maybe he drives like a hyper-miling grandma and gets that.
    I think I've seen every kinda of truck I can think of hung up on a trail or rock or something...If you ain't getting stuck you ain't trying.
    Resale value- He was right- He's gunna get eff'd so it's good that he is not caring about it now...Hopefully he can keep that up.
    Is it worth worry about...Nope.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:16 AM
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    The Chevy only gets 20+ on longer highway trips. It shuts down cylinders after so long no needing power and then you get great mileage. In town, you drop very significantly to around 14 - 16 MPG. My old Silverado (without the option to shut down cylinders) would get 17 - 19 on the highway and 14 in town.

    The Dodge will get around 20 with mixed driving, especially the smaller V8 they offer. The Hemi is tough to get those kind of numbers. My cousin and a couple co workers have Dodges and they actually do get pretty good mileage.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:21 AM
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    The smaller V8 specs are worse than the hemi in the same configurations that I listed previously.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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    he told me he has got a scan gauge in it. He was like i got 6 trucks. My buisness offers a discont through dodge. He got the truck with 9 mile on it.

    He told me i should get a winch becuz without it id never get my taco out. He then told me that i should do a spacer lift. i informed him they were shitty for offroad and he said that there was no prblems for doing it on a dodge.
    Anyone got pics so i can show him what FAIL looks like?
     
  12. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:31 AM
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    Yup, seems like he has a text book case of "Douche Baggery".
     
  13. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:41 AM
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    I think 10-14 MPG is more like it I know two people with them and they both say the mileage sucks. One says his mileage is about 12 MPG highway and in town combined.
     
  14. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    Guy definitely had no clue what he is talking about.
     
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    I wasn't talking about specs, I was talking about what people were actually getting... :cool:
     
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    this. typical full size truck owner banter. everyone elses truck is supperior to everyone elses. and they always have to overcompensate for how it really is.
     
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    My 04 ram CC 4x4 hemi would do 21-22 highway with windows up and no a/c, at 55-60 mph. At 65-70 with a/c or windows down those numbers dropped to 17-18. And that was doing the math, not the trip meter. And him having a 95 wrangler as his trail rig? That's saying enough there!
     
  18. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    My stepsons 2001 Dodge Hemi 1500 gets 11-12 mpg around town when I`ve borrowed it.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    My Dodge Dakota, 4.7, go 12 mpg city/hwy if I drove it like a prius.....My Buddys Ram 4.7 got the same.
     
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    Its true about the Ram 1500s (highway). The MDS system shuts down to 4 cyl and the torque is there when you need it. A v8 just pulls better and unloaded will get you good mileage so long as you keep moving.
     
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