anybody have one? or know anything about them? the good the bad? im lookin at an 08 5.7 crewmax
I'm thinking all full sized trucks suck at the mileage game....my GMC with "Active fuel management" which shuts 4 cylinders off when not needed, only averages around 13-14 for my round town short trips with some highway mixed in. I did do a 3200 mile trip last summer and averaged 17.1 for the whole deal, which included a bunch of time in the mountains. Not terrible I guess, but unless you drive one speed (under 55) and never start or stop, the mileage is not gonna be stellar. :lol: I think my next vehicle will be a VW TDI.The fuel milage is awful somewhere around 14 mpg
Yes sir they do have 4:10's in them..They used the 6 speed tranny to make up for the gas milage.. I have an 07' 5.7 with 4:22 gears in the rear end !! It WILL set ya back in the seat !! So far mine has been the best truck I have ever owned.. And I pull a 29' toyhauler with it.. I average 15 to 17 on the hwy.. About 8 when I'm pulling the camper.. But it does weigh about 12000lb when it's full.. So far I have had 0 issues nor have I had to get ANY warranty work done to it... Just the recall for the pedal..I bought mine when they first went to the new body style. They had 2 on the lot. I drove EVERY make truck out there and after driving the Yota, I went back two days later and bought it !!! The hp is what got me, 381........Not bad....Mine has 3:73 in it....it pulls decent....Only thing big that I pull regulary is my boat which is around 4500 lbs or so. It will pull it nice, but if I want to pull at 70 mph, it gets about 11-12 mpg.
I heard the 5.7 I-Force Tundra had 4:10s in it? can anybody verify? that would help explain the pin ya to your seat accelaration and the not so great hwy mileage.
I am surprised all you guys are saying that you only get 13-14 mpg with your trucks. Mine is much older ('01 Silverado Z71 w/ 5.3L) and I have heavy 33/1250R17 tires/wheels and I average around 13 when I am not pulling my 2-place trailer. I think I get 11 when I am pulling it. It just seems like with all of the newer technology since the 2001 model year that the trucks nowadays should be getting in the 17-18 range.
I did.... It was a joke...:lol: It had decent power but everything else about it wasn't very good.. It seemed to drive like a dump truck.. Nothing meant by it.. So please don't take it personally..JMO that's all..