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Old 01-08-2009, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what is the cheapest and easiest way to improve gas mileage on my 2008 5.7 L tundra?
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lift your foot off the accelerator.
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^^^YEP!!! Let us know when you find something different.
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Use same techniques as Prius owners -- see PriusOnline.com • Index page for details on mileage improving tips.

With a little practice, I can get 18-19 mpg around town (under 45 mph), and 22+ on in-town freeways (under 65 mph).

Basic technique is to accelerate briskly, use cruise control almost exclusively, and anticipate stoplights (i.e., coast alot). Oh, and pump up the tires to at least 44 psi (higher, if the load range permits, but do not exceed max. pressure rating for your tires).

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trade it for a 4.7 they get better milage don't believe the window sticker if you don't believe it just look at the complaints on this forum and you will see reality
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LMAO!!! WHY DID U BUY THE TUNDRA IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT MILEAGE? THE GAS PRICES DROPPED!!!
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Buy a car.

I can't believe people still ask this question. If you wanted gas mileage that you should have gotten a gas sipping car, or opted for a Tacoma with a 4 banger. Not a 5.7 Tundra.

Just saying...
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trade it for a 4.7 they get better milage don't believe the window sticker if you don't believe it just look at the complaints on this forum and you will see reality
lol....wut?
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for a few gas tanks you could buy a chinese moped. Use that to go to work and use your tundra on the weekend
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I don't quite get the millions of threads with titles such as 'How to increase MPG!'. I think it's fairly known that a half-ton truck isn't going to get the same fuel economy as a Toyota Prius even if they're made by the same company. There are some differences in driving you can take which will probably increase your MPGs slightly! Ever so slightly. So bottom line is, if you want a little (very little) better fuel mileage, get a 4.0L, 4.7L or that Prius or better yet a Tacoma!! You're not going to be pushing 21/25 in that 5.7L of yours anytime soon!!
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Wash it, Wax it, Park it in the garage. Ride your Schwinn to work. I bet if you had one nut like Lance Armstrong you'd get to work even faster.
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There are actually groups of people out there that take it to the extreme. They want to get the additional few inches out of the present drop of gas being used. I believe they use the term hyper-milers or something like that.
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for a few gas tanks you could buy a chinese moped. Use that to go to work and use your tundra on the weekend
LOL. Get a corolla .. Yu bought the wrong truck to save gas.
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Drive around for 1 week like a nut nailing it every chance you get....... the following week drive normal and I'm sure you will see a big improvement in mileage ! Works every time ...
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