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How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« on: Aug 05, 2010, 12:14:45 AM »
How much fuel have you guys typically burned thru in running the rubicon? Would be interesting to hear what folks with different drivetrains use up.

It's my first time going and I'm running a 4.3 Vortec in my toy. I have a 12 gallon gas tank. I am thinking I may need to bring some extra fuel.
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #1 on: Aug 05, 2010, 08:04:39 AM »
i burned a half of a tank from loon to the springs and back

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #2 on: Aug 05, 2010, 10:15:06 AM »
I usually bring a few gallons extra because I hate the idea of running out of fuel, but I never end up needing it,    :hammerhead:    I usually end up putting it in to lesson the chance of any getting spilled... Ive drove from placerville to loon to the springs, up caddilac, back to loon and back to placerville on one tank before... I might have been running on fumes,,, dunno my gas gauge is not very accurate...
 
But I can drive from placerville and run the trail one direction and get fuel in tahoe and still have like a half of a tank...  (22RE, 5.29s and 38.5s)
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #3 on: Aug 06, 2010, 11:26:00 AM »
with my 884runner im running a 92cpi and i have the stock 15gal tank and i brought 2extra gallons ran loon to caddy and didn't need the extra gas overall i used 10gallons of gas
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #4 on: Aug 06, 2010, 12:43:44 PM »
my first gen was running like crap and I ran out of gas left loon to springs back to loon on the slabs is where i ran out.  i would take a 5 gal can just to make sure your good.  Even if your good its nice to have in case of emergencies.  My 89xj 4.0 ran the con loon to cad hill and I didnt have to fill up till tahoe.  I would say it depends on how much time you spend with your motor running and waiting in line and if you have to keep it running to use air or a welder then you might want to bring extra. 

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #5 on: Aug 06, 2010, 07:44:55 PM »
I ran the rubicon 2 times, each time i entered at loon and came out the other end (tahoe) and each time i still had almost a full tank. 85 4runner efi 2.4L 5speed on 37's
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #6 on: Aug 06, 2010, 09:07:00 PM »
Thanks for everyones input. Makes me feel better :thumbs:
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #7 on: Aug 17, 2010, 09:03:51 PM »
My runner runs perfect and I can run to the springs and back andf not get off of full I have 37 and 529 with a 22re
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #8 on: Sep 01, 2010, 02:18:50 PM »
my first gen was running like crap and I ran out of gas left loon to springs back to loon on the slabs is where i ran out.  i would take a 5 gal can just to make sure your good.  Even if your good its nice to have in case of emergencies.  My 89xj 4.0 ran the con loon to cad hill and I didnt have to fill up till tahoe.  I would say it depends on how much time you spend with your motor running and waiting in line and if you have to keep it running to use air or a welder then you might want to bring extra. 
hmmm memories......... i burned 1/2 tank in the stock tank of a 84 runner.

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #9 on: Sep 02, 2010, 01:04:17 PM »
'93 Amigo... 3/8 of a tank to get from Loon, all the way through to the Cadillac side trail head then took the highway back to Loon :gap:
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #10 on: Sep 03, 2010, 07:43:21 PM »
I used 7 gallons from loon to so lake tahoe. And I used 9 from loon to the springs and back. I have 1.6 liters of Fury!

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #11 on: Sep 03, 2010, 08:18:40 PM »
It's only about 7 miles from loon to springs.  You should be able to do it easily there and back. FYI- do old sleuce. It's much more fun than the sh1tty slabs.

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #12 on: Sep 07, 2010, 10:36:48 PM »
fyi do everything little sluice/soupbowl...  and everything before n after ;)

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #13 on: Sep 08, 2010, 12:25:58 AM »
2.7 3rz. i just used about 4 gal from loon to spider and back. you will be fine but extra gas never hurts i guess. might be able to trade some fuel for some beers :)
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #14 on: Sep 08, 2010, 01:16:03 AM »
Is there any place to top off around Loon Lake ??
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #15 on: Sep 08, 2010, 07:04:28 AM »
Is there any place to top off around Loon Lake ??

Depends on when you get up there. There is a gas station on Icehouse but you'll pay probably more than double the normal cost of gas. I'd say bring an extra gas can if possible.
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #16 on: Sep 08, 2010, 10:46:28 AM »
you can top off in pollock pines if coming from the highway 50 side too. or if going up wentworth you can top off in Georgetown.
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #17 on: Sep 08, 2010, 07:23:10 PM »
Depends on when you get up there. There is a gas station on Icehouse but you'll pay probably more than double the normal cost of gas. I'd say bring an extra gas can if possible.
you can top off in pollock pines if coming from the highway 50 side too. or if going up wentworth you can top off in Georgetown.

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #18 on: Sep 08, 2010, 09:57:03 PM »
Top off at fresh pond on highway fifty right by ice house

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #19 on: Sep 12, 2010, 06:26:33 PM »
just got back.... good meeting u guys, we had a blast, did u make it to a gas station?

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #20 on: Sep 12, 2010, 07:10:34 PM »
We left the springs at 5:30am made it to Tahoe with 3 gallons in the tank to spare. Doing Cadillac at after just waking up and in the dark was a blast. I am uploading a bunch of pics and putting them up on the round up talk section. Someone started a thread for pics there. They should be up by 8pm. We are in Mammoth now and we are going to wheel up to a near by lake with some Kayaks on top of the truck in the morning. How's Frank's sunburn? He has a mask for Halloween now.
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #21 on: Sep 12, 2010, 09:48:34 PM »
his sunburn is kinda a all summer long kinda thing serious set of racoon eyes from sunglasses

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #22 on: Sep 26, 2010, 11:39:23 AM »
20+ gal :circle:
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #23 on: Sep 26, 2010, 01:01:23 PM »
3/4th's of a tank for me this year. :headscratch:    I suppose I should check into that.

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #24 on: Sep 26, 2010, 04:35:43 PM »
It's OK. soon you can just use the commuter lane.  Then you will get alot better mileage :laugh:

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #25 on: Sep 26, 2010, 11:20:24 PM »
To sum up my experience
12 gallon tank
35" tires
4.88 gears
4.3 vortec with 4L60e in my toy
Started at Loon lake and made it to a gas station in Tahoe with 3 gallons to spare

I stopped my engine when we were backed up on the trail. We did not do any back and forth wheelin from camp. We did go back to soup from camp. Maybe 1/8 mile each way. We did not get behind too much traffic during Rubicon. We did head up Cadillac by our selves at 5am, so we shot up by ourselves without trail traffic.

Epic experience. Next time I will bring some extra gas because you just never know and we could of goofed around more.
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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #26 on: Sep 27, 2010, 05:31:00 AM »
i used 7 gallons this year.  We went in through wentworth, down to the springs, and back out through wentworth.  tacoma 3.4 on 37's

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #27 on: Dec 18, 2010, 10:02:16 PM »
Well, I finally added fuel to my 87 22re runner with stock duals, 37's and 5.29's. I used 8 gallons to go from Loon to 1/3 of the way down the slabs into buck, back to little sluice, to the springs then back out Loon. We were not packing light either. Also drove it an additional 10 miles on the street after that.

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Re: How much fuel used to run Rubicon
« Reply #28 on: Mar 27, 2011, 09:06:51 AM »
10 gal in my jeep w/4.0l to make loop from loon lake to Tahoe and back on hwy

 
 
 
 
 

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