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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: sam_mccloud] #7604146 09/11/19 03:31 PM
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Im a hairs width over 6-foot tall bare foot, usually wear boots so a touch taller. I like to be able to reach into the bed of a pickup and on many production pickups it aint easy.

I got no use for a lift, level, or 37 inch tires.


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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: txtrophy85] #7604189 09/11/19 04:12 PM
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My wife drives a Tundra that has the smaller V8, it has plenty of power and gets 17 mpg in TOWN. That’s with 4x4 and slightly larger tires. I know the squatty little Chevy’s can’t get much better than that. My 19 F150 company truck looks like it’s 6” lower than her truck and she only has a level kit. The big 3 half tons sit way too low to the ground.


Ford made up for it with the super duty’s though.

I’m about to put 37’s on my truck and it only has a level kit


My last chevy half ton had a 4” lift and it almost brought it to the stock height of my Ford F-150


The F250's are the best looking truck on the road IMO.

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Originally Posted by redchevy
Im a hairs width over 6-foot tall bare foot, usually wear boots so a touch taller. I like to be able to reach into the bed of a pickup and on many production pickups it aint easy.

I got no use for a lift, level, or 37 inch tires.


I drive through huge potholes/washouts on the daily, I have no use for a squatty pickup with the front bumper 4" off the ground. Might as well buy a car.

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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: sam_mccloud] #7604211 09/11/19 04:26 PM
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Lol its a far cry from something that will go through potholes and washouts to a 37 inch tires on a want to be monster truck.


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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: redchevy] #7604241 09/11/19 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by redchevy
Im a hairs width over 6-foot tall bare foot, usually wear boots so a touch taller. I like to be able to reach into the bed of a pickup and on many production pickups it aint easy.

I got no use for a lift, level, or 37 inch tires.


Sheesh, the top of the tailgate is 5’ tall on my new F350. I don’t want a lift.

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: sam_mccloud] #7604250 09/11/19 04:58 PM
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Market research. The half tons are low because they need to be easy to get into, easy to park, and fit in a garage, because that's what the suburban housewives and Starbuck sipping metro boys want in a truck. The 250s and up are bigger and more powerful because that's what farmers and ranchers want. The Tundra tried to come in between, and wound up being the jack of all trades, master of none.

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[quote=Shotgun Willie]Market research. The half tons are low because they need to be easy to get into, easy to park, and fit in a garage, because that's what the suburban housewives and Starbuck sipping metro boys want in a truck.

You obviously have no clue how many 1/2t F150's, Chevy's, and Dodge's are working in the oil fields of the Permian, by making an idiotic statement like that.

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: BOBO the Clown] #7604491 09/11/19 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
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Well, I've got a 2008 TRD with 200K that has been the most reliable truck I've ever owned. Just maintenance and a couple u-joints. It does everything asked of it. All kinds of towing power, but thirsty while doing it.

That said, just bought a 2019 F250 to replace it. Needed a larger cab for the family, a 6.5 ft bed, and more payload. No such configuration in the Tundra. If it holds up as well as the 12 year old Toyota did I'll be very happy.


It took you 12 years to get to 200k?

It’s time you start hunting more

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Ha, won't argue with that. Work from home for the day job, that's a big reason why. New lease is 5.5 hrs away, that will put some miles on the new one.


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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: sam_mccloud] #7604684 09/12/19 12:55 AM
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My new Toyota Tundra is way better than the last personal vehicle I bought for myself....it was a Ford...1971 Pinto....it did get 30MPG and the 8 track was awesome.

I don't miss it. cool


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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: Jgraider] #7604807 09/12/19 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Jgraider
[quote=Shotgun Willie]Market research. The half tons are low because they need to be easy to get into, easy to park, and fit in a garage, because that's what the suburban housewives and Starbuck sipping metro boys want in a truck.

You obviously have no clue how many 1/2t F150's, Chevy's, and Dodge's are working in the oil fields of the Permian, by making an idiotic statement like that.


Simmer down, hot sauce. That they're used extensively in the patch doesn't change their design features. Way more 1/2 ton trucks are bought by suburbanites whose greatest challenge for them will be a weekend trip to Lowes than are bought by oil companies. Thus, why they're built lower and smaller than the 3/4 ton and up trucks.

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Originally Posted by Shotgun Willie
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[quote=Shotgun Willie]Market research. The half tons are low because they need to be easy to get into, easy to park, and fit in a garage, because that's what the suburban housewives and Starbuck sipping metro boys want in a truck.

You obviously have no clue how many 1/2t F150's, Chevy's, and Dodge's are working in the oil fields of the Permian, by making an idiotic statement like that.


Simmer down, hot sauce. That they're used extensively in the patch doesn't change their design features. Way more 1/2 ton trucks are bought by suburbanites whose greatest challenge for them will be a weekend trip to Lowes than are bought by oil companies. Thus, why they're built lower and smaller than the 3/4 ton and up trucks.


I agree with jgraider, again.


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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: Jgraider] #7606015 09/13/19 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Jgraider
[quote=Shotgun Willie]Market research. The half tons are low because they need to be easy to get into, easy to park, and fit in a garage, because that's what the suburban housewives and Starbuck sipping metro boys want in a truck.

You obviously have no clue how many 1/2t F150's, Chevy's, and Dodge's are working in the oil fields of the Permian, by making an idiotic statement like that.



mainly see ford and chevy down in the eagleford. can't remember ever seeing a Toyota


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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: Shotgun Willie] #7606017 09/13/19 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Shotgun Willie
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[quote=Shotgun Willie]Market research. The half tons are low because they need to be easy to get into, easy to park, and fit in a garage, because that's what the suburban housewives and Starbuck sipping metro boys want in a truck.

You obviously have no clue how many 1/2t F150's, Chevy's, and Dodge's are working in the oil fields of the Permian, by making an idiotic statement like that.


Simmer down, hot sauce. That they're used extensively in the patch doesn't change their design features. Way more 1/2 ton trucks are bought by suburbanites whose greatest challenge for them will be a weekend trip to Lowes than are bought by oil companies. Thus, why they're built lower and smaller than the 3/4 ton and up trucks.



they chevy Duramax's are built the same way.....4" off the ground and raked like a snowplow...


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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: redchevy] #7606019 09/13/19 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by redchevy

I got no use for a lift, level, or 37 inch tires.



Its kinda like riding in Zeus's Chariot, I'm not gonna lie


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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: sam_mccloud] #7642016 10/25/19 05:42 PM
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I bought a Tacoma Crew Cab TRD new in 2002. Immediately put on an ARB front locker and a winch. Found out quickly it can go virtually anywhere and the winch could be used to get others out of trouble. This includes ATVs.

Plan was to drive it for 100,000 miles and then use it as a hunting truck. At 150,000 miles, I painted it drab green and put on a set of Deestone bias mud & snow tires (16x7.50). I do drive it anywhere and never have been stranded with a flat. Having a both front and rear axle lockers makes a huge difference. that there is true four wheel drive without a limited slip. The front locker is likely more important than the rear. Having both wheels turning under the weight of the engine compartment really helps.

Why did I paint it? I parked the silver truck about 500 yards away from my blind over some low brush. When the sun came up, it looked like an alien space ship had landed.

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: sam_mccloud] #7714133 01/11/20 02:13 AM
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They are proudly American-built right in San Antonio, Tx.


By a non-union shop. banana

Which is why they are so well-built. I think American Toyota plant workers must get paid well still.


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Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: sam_mccloud] #7714317 01/11/20 11:14 AM
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I do like the handling properties of my Tacoma...which has about 6,500 miles on it now, but hate the transmission. I don't think I would ever purchase one with the same auto transmission as this again. Driving with small grades down the freeways, it's still shifting up and down on a pretty continual basis. I guess it's probably because of the gearing to try for better mileage. If I had another one, I would have to opt for a standard transmission, and would like that better. I can actually add a couple miles to the gas mileage by not using the speed control, and controlling the shifting somewhat with the gas pedal.

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks [Re: BigPig] #7716528 01/13/20 06:36 PM
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I think they are the best huntin' rigs there is. They are the best boat-hauling' vehicles to boot. I'd like mine new, 2019+, with the TOYOTA TRD Pro grille and the radar cover that goes with it.

I like the SR5 sub flavor. SR5 is so classic. They are proudly American-built right in San Antonio, Tx. Your Big Three rig might be built in Canada or Mexico.


I purchased my Tundra because it was made in Texas. I am pleased with the truck and it does everything I need. Just don’t like the fact they have a 24 gallon gas tank in a truck that gets 15 mpg. I plan on getting a Tacoma for my next truck.


So your going to buy a smaller truck with smaller tank that still gets 15 mpg? scratch

My Tacomas both averaged 20+. If I did not need a full size I would still be driving one but not a Gen3. Toyota ruined the Tacoma with the new transmission and car motor.


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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
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[quote=Shotgun Willie]Market research. The half tons are low because they need to be easy to get into, easy to park, and fit in a garage, because that's what the suburban housewives and Starbuck sipping metro boys want in a truck.

You obviously have no clue how many 1/2t F150's, Chevy's, and Dodge's are working in the oil fields of the Permian, by making an idiotic statement like that.


Simmer down, hot sauce. That they're used extensively in the patch doesn't change their design features. Way more 1/2 ton trucks are bought by suburbanites whose greatest challenge for them will be a weekend trip to Lowes than are bought by oil companies. Thus, why they're built lower and smaller than the 3/4 ton and up trucks.



they chevy Duramax's are built the same way.....4" off the ground and raked like a snowplow...

Same with Fords. I remember the days when you distinguish a 4x4 truck just by the stance, Not so any more. I knew as soon as I got my Tundra that the front end had to come up. Oredered and installed new coilovers in the first month.


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I had a 2017 Tundra CM SR-5. It was a great truck. No problems in 75,000 miles of daily driving and towing my boat and travel trailer. We were usually towing one or the other every weekend. I went to Houston for a week to help out during Harvey and had water in the cab on a couple of occasions..not a single ill-effect. The truck was awesome.

A few months ago Toyota was running a promotion on the 2020s so I traded the 2017 for a sparking new 2020. With the rumors of a totally new design coming in 2021, I wanted the most recent “old design” I could get. I don’t trust first year new designs. Anyway, I’m regretting the “upgrade.” I’d rather have my old 2017 back.

The new electronics package is glitchy, and I have a front-end wobble @ 70mph that’s been looked at a couple of times. It’s going back again next week for more “diagnosis.” There is a lot more buzziness felt in the pedal and wind noise than the old truck.

Toyota also deleted the external trans cooler on the 2019/2020 trucks. Last weekend was the first time I’ve towed with the new truck and I swear I could smell burning rubber every time we stopped, though I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from.

I’m wishing I had kept my 2017..


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