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Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks

Posted By: sam_mccloud

Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/06/19 08:35 PM

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.
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/06/19 08:50 PM

Originally Posted by sam_mccloud
They are proudly American-built right in San Antonio, Tx.


By a non-union shop. banana
Posted By: 68rustbucket

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/06/19 09:04 PM

Originally Posted by sam_mccloud
I think they are the best huntin' rigs there is. They are also 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.


My Ford Superduty is built in Kentucky. I don’t know where the off brands are built.
Posted By: sam_mccloud

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/06/19 09:56 PM

Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Originally Posted by sam_mccloud
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.
Posted By: MikeUCTX148

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/06/19 10:28 PM

Can you take any vehicle serious that have "Toy" in it's name? roflmao
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/06/19 10:48 PM

Originally Posted by MikeUCTX148
Can you take any vehicle serious that have "Toy" in it's name? roflmao



Pretty much the entire rest of the world does. They kicked Land Rover's butt all over Africa.
Posted By: BigPig

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 12:25 AM

Talk to me when they build a 3/4 or 1 ton truck
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 01:02 AM

Speakin' of which, Navistar and GM are doing a joint venture on a medium duty. (Bigger than your light-duty 1 ton.)
Posted By: Erny

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 02:11 AM

Originally Posted by sam_mccloud
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.
Posted By: DStroud

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 04:05 AM

My Tundra has a 38 gallon tank.... went to buy a Tacoma but seemed a little tight after a Four door F150
Posted By: BigPig

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 08:50 AM

Originally Posted by Erny
Originally Posted by sam_mccloud
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
Posted By: Old Stony

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 10:27 AM

Originally Posted by Erny
Originally Posted by sam_mccloud
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.

I have a 2019 Tacoma TRD Off Road and really like it so far. I traded in a fully equipped Chev. Z71 on it and can't believe how much better the Tacoma handles than the bigger truck. My wife sure doesn't like the color (Quicksand)...but I get compliments very often from guys about the looks of it. It gets 20-21 mpg on a regular basis and is one of those trucks you can drive with a couple fingers on the steering wheel. I just have about 3,000 miles on it so far and haven't gotten myself to the point that I can take it into the heavy woods around here yet....just hate to scratch it up!
Posted By: SenkoSamurai

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 01:34 PM

^^ Love my tacoma
Posted By: cannon88

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 01:57 PM

I drive a Land Cruiser...I wish I got the mpg that the Tundra gets, lol. But I love it, and I drive a lot, so I see a lot of gas stations!
Posted By: Whack n stack

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 07:36 PM

Originally Posted by SenkoSamurai
^^ Love my tacoma


Yup, i really like mine too.
Posted By: SenkoSamurai

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/07/19 08:57 PM

Originally Posted by Whack n stack
Originally Posted by SenkoSamurai
^^ Love my tacoma


Yup, i really like mine too.


Coon tail hitch ornament and all, eh?!
Posted By: deewayne2003

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/08/19 03:22 PM

I got a Tundra after seeing them in action with the excavation industry, the company I was working for at the time went to Tundra 4x4's for the superintendents vs. power stroke F250's because of lower operating costs.

The tundras were going 250-300K miles with no issues(5.7ltr & 4x4), and did not have easy lives - The most common issue was TPMS sensors having to be replaced because the superintendents would jump curbs at 30+mph!

If you own a Tundra that does not have the TRD off road package, do your self a favor and replace the factory shocks with Bilstein HD shocks(same shocks as the TRD package).... the factory standard shocks are pathetic and that's my only gripe.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/09/19 01:16 AM

They’re great trucks with great resale

They’re probably the best trucks made dollar for dollar
Posted By: TEXASLEFTY

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/09/19 12:45 PM

Originally Posted by procraft05
They’re great trucks with great resale

They’re probably the best trucks made dollar for dollar


Tacoma.... agreed.

Tundra- ROTFLMAO!!!! Yeah right!

They need to stop building a 1/2 ton car and try building a pickup.
Posted By: Dave Davidson

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/09/19 01:17 PM

I have one but they sure don't sip gas.
Posted By: deewayne2003

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/09/19 10:14 PM

Originally Posted by Dave Davidson
I have one but they sure don't sip gas.


I always hear people complain about the gas mileage on the Tundra 5.7ltr.....

My last truck before my Tundra was an F150 extended cab(2 wheel drive) with a 4.2ltr V6 and it got the same gas mileage as my 5.7ltr 4x4 Tundra at roughly 15mpg.
Posted By: freerange

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/10/19 02:28 AM

I agree on the gas mileage. Im on my second Tundra and love it. I think it gets about 15 mpg but I thought all 4x4 trucks got about that. Its been a lifetime since I can remember any truck ive owned getting better than that. What decent size and power 4x4 trucks get better than 15ish?? Maybe ive had my head in the sand. I do need a 3/4 ton and I guess ill have to shop the Chevy and Ford route.
Posted By: Erny

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/10/19 02:46 AM

Originally Posted by DStroud
My Tundra has a 38 gallon tank.... went to buy a Tacoma but seemed a little tight after a Four door F150


My Tundra isa 2014 with the 24 gallon gas tank. My understanding that Toyota got so many complaints about the small gas tank that they corrected it. There is an aftermarket 48 gallon tank but it’s well over 1k installed. I just carry gas cans when I go on an extended road trip for western hunts.
Posted By: 20bore

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/11/19 02:53 AM

You only get the 38 gallon tank on the SR5 upgrade package. Standard SR5 still get the 26
Posted By: redchevy

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/13/19 01:34 PM

Originally Posted by deewayne2003
Originally Posted by Dave Davidson
I have one but they sure don't sip gas.


I always hear people complain about the gas mileage on the Tundra 5.7ltr.....

My last truck before my Tundra was an F150 extended cab(2 wheel drive) with a 4.2ltr V6 and it got the same gas mileage as my 5.7ltr 4x4 Tundra at roughly 15mpg.

What year model was your 4.2 v6 and what year model is your tundra? Times and technology have changed. Its easy to get better mileage out of a newer pickup than a 1980's model.
Posted By: Stump_jumper

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/13/19 05:52 PM

Originally Posted by sam_mccloud
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 like mine. Pro grille and retrofit Profile LEDs. Pulls the carp out of my 22' Bay Champ plus the whole rear window goes down, Not just a little part of it. Pulled the Champ back from LaFayette. The Tacoma never missed a beat 70-75 on IH the whole way but the gas stops with a 21 gallon tank were killing me so the Tacoma had to go. [Linked Image]
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Posted By: WreakinHavoc

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/22/19 12:48 PM

Originally Posted by sam_mccloud
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.



Hopefully the best hauling vehicle was sarcasm...
Posted By: TrackQuack

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/24/19 04:45 AM

The gas mileage is the primary reason I will not buy one (Tundra that is). I work in the upstream O&G industry where a great deal of attention is paid to operating cost/efficiency from every single company. FORD dominates (plenty of Chevy's too but not even close to FORD) and we have technicians that flat out beat them up every single day and have them running idle on locations for days. Everything from our corporate fleet of Ford cars/SUV's to the service vehicles rarely ever have issues. I am talking a fleet of 1000's of vehicles all over NAM. Seeing a Toyota 99% chance it is a personal vehicle.

I live overseas and the Diesel Toyota Hilux's and Forturners are flat out amazing. Wish i could bring one back...... or a few.
Posted By: DStroud

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/25/19 03:34 AM

The 2021 Tundra if rumors are true will be a game changer. Like the new 2020’s especially the new green color.
Posted By: Brother in-law

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/25/19 04:52 PM

What’s changing
Posted By: DStroud

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/25/19 07:36 PM

Originally Posted by Brother in-law
What’s changing


There have been changes to 2020 but in 21 supposed to revamp interior and exterior but new engines as well.
Jumps in HP and gas mileage.
Posted By: HWY_MAN

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/25/19 08:39 PM

I'll keep my 6.2 GMC and it's extra 40 hp and 60 ft-lbs of torque.
Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/25/19 10:08 PM

Originally Posted by HWY_MAN
I'll keep my 6.2 GMC and it's extra 40 hp and 60 ft-lbs of torque.

Originally Posted by HWY_MAN
I'll keep my 6.2 GMC and it's extra 40 hp and 60 ft-lbs of torque.



Ive not driven it it the 6.2’s are supposed to be beasts.


I like the tundras a lot. Toyota makes and has always made excellent vehicles. My Tacoma I had on high school was probably the best truck I ever owned.


For a 1/2 Ton truck, hard to go wrong with one, but Ford makes a great ride too
Posted By: Stump_jumper

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/26/19 09:10 PM

Originally Posted by DStroud
The 2021 Tundra if rumors are true will be a game changer. Like the new 2020’s especially the new green color.

That "new green color" will cost some $$$$'s, it is only available on the Pro
Posted By: Jgraider

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/26/19 10:25 PM

Something besides a 4.30 rear end would be a good start.
Posted By: NORML as can be

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/29/19 02:25 PM

Originally Posted by Jgraider
Something besides a 4.30 rear end would be a good start.

4.30 + Ford V10 = 10mpg. that's what I get.
Posted By: redchevy

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/29/19 06:31 PM

Originally Posted by Jgraider
Something besides a 4.30 rear end would be a good start.

If they want to do away with the 4:30 rear end they are going to have to redo their transmission ratios. The tundra doesn't turn crazy high rpm's compared to the others, they make up the difference in rear gear rations in the trans to arrive at a similar drive ratio.
Posted By: Jgraider

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 08/29/19 07:05 PM

Originally Posted by redchevy
Originally Posted by Jgraider
Something besides a 4.30 rear end would be a good start.

If they want to do away with the 4:30 rear end they are going to have to redo their transmission ratios. The tundra doesn't turn crazy high rpm's compared to the others, they make up the difference in rear gear rations in the trans to arrive at a similar drive ratio.



Then they better get busy! My '18 Silverado and '19 Sierra, both 4x4 crew cabs, run 1700 rpm at 75mph, getting 20mpg easy. The '14 Tundra Crew 4x4, in comparison, was 2200rpm, 75mph, 14-15mpg. The new GM's run circles around that Tundra I had.
Posted By: progress4m

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/10/19 03:10 PM

Originally Posted by Jgraider
Originally Posted by redchevy
Originally Posted by Jgraider
Something besides a 4.30 rear end would be a good start.

If they want to do away with the 4:30 rear end they are going to have to redo their transmission ratios. The tundra doesn't turn crazy high rpm's compared to the others, they make up the difference in rear gear rations in the trans to arrive at a similar drive ratio.



Then they better get busy! My '18 Silverado and '19 Sierra, both 4x4 crew cabs, run 1700 rpm at 75mph, getting 20mpg easy. The '14 Tundra Crew 4x4, in comparison, was 2200rpm, 75mph, 14-15mpg. The new GM's run circles around that Tundra I had.


Not exactly apple to apple comparison… GM Silverado\Sierra are vehicles that look like a truck… Toyota Tundra is a Truck… so just for that reason along GM Silverado\Sierra should have higher mpg… but you also need to know at what cost you get better mpg… by design, GM engines are lighter and have higher combustion temperature (more efficient)- both are shortcuts GM choose to make when they are trying to make “old” engine design compete in the modern world… but obvious negative result of both is longevity… and I am not talking about quality here (and we all know you do not want compare GM to Toyota in that regards) I am talking about "built in" design… same “design” philosophy applies to other components of GM product…

For “Then they better get busy!” comment… were are talking about Toyota here and I believe they know what they are doing… after all you cannot be stupid if you have built biggest automotive company in the world (killing well established competitors in the process, including GM) and still have highest quality vehicles at the same time…
Tundra sales numbers are very firm at least for the past 6-7 years… so Toyota is not hurting…

If history can prove anything: Toyota will not do anything “in a hurry”, they are not influence by latest “gadget” or “hype”… They will build what they think is the “right” product… "take or leave" it approach and since they do sell more vehicles in the world then any other companies looks like they know how to build the "right" product.

And if you look at rumors for the new Tundra (possibly 2021 model) then that thing may blow away many other trucks with truck-specific twin-turbo V-6 making 450 hp \ 500 pound-feet with mpg near 30… I know those are rumors so I will believe it when I see it… but again this is Toyota… so again they know what they are doing…

My $0.02
Posted By: BOBO the Clown

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/10/19 03:31 PM

Originally Posted by sam_mccloud
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.


That’s cute...My Kentucky built truck, stomps it in anything but mud.
Posted By: Jgraider

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/10/19 03:55 PM

There's a reason Tundra's finish deadass last in every 1/2 ton truck review and challenge. I've owned them all, several copies of each, and they last no longer than any Chevy or Ford we've owned over a 20 yr period, being they're properly maintained. A total of 50+ pickups.
Posted By: ChrisB

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/10/19 04:18 PM

Tundra tows less, hauls less, has less power and MPG than Chevy and Ford. With all that said I think they are a good meat and potatoes truck.
Posted By: redchevy

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/10/19 06:38 PM

Originally Posted by progress4m
Originally Posted by Jgraider
Originally Posted by redchevy
Originally Posted by Jgraider
Something besides a 4.30 rear end would be a good start.

If they want to do away with the 4:30 rear end they are going to have to redo their transmission ratios. The tundra doesn't turn crazy high rpm's compared to the others, they make up the difference in rear gear rations in the trans to arrive at a similar drive ratio.



Then they better get busy! My '18 Silverado and '19 Sierra, both 4x4 crew cabs, run 1700 rpm at 75mph, getting 20mpg easy. The '14 Tundra Crew 4x4, in comparison, was 2200rpm, 75mph, 14-15mpg. The new GM's run circles around that Tundra I had.


Not exactly apple to apple comparison… GM Silverado\Sierra are vehicles that look like a truck… Toyota Tundra is a Truck… so just for that reason along GM Silverado\Sierra should have higher mpg… but you also need to know at what cost you get better mpg… by design, GM engines are lighter and have higher combustion temperature (more efficient)- both are shortcuts GM choose to make when they are trying to make “old” engine design compete in the modern world… but obvious negative result of both is longevity… and I am not talking about quality here (and we all know you do not want compare GM to Toyota in that regards) I am talking about "built in" design… same “design” philosophy applies to other components of GM product…

For “Then they better get busy!” comment… were are talking about Toyota here and I believe they know what they are doing… after all you cannot be stupid if you have built biggest automotive company in the world (killing well established competitors in the process, including GM) and still have highest quality vehicles at the same time…
Tundra sales numbers are very firm at least for the past 6-7 years… so Toyota is not hurting…

If history can prove anything: Toyota will not do anything “in a hurry”, they are not influence by latest “gadget” or “hype”… They will build what they think is the “right” product… "take or leave" it approach and since they do sell more vehicles in the world then any other companies looks like they know how to build the "right" product.

And if you look at rumors for the new Tundra (possibly 2021 model) then that thing may blow away many other trucks with truck-specific twin-turbo V-6 making 450 hp \ 500 pound-feet with mpg near 30… I know those are rumors so I will believe it when I see it… but again this is Toyota… so again they know what they are doing…

My $0.02

You worship the yota about like some do a tikka in 6.5 CM.
Posted By: TxAg

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/10/19 08:48 PM

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.
Posted By: BOBO the Clown

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/10/19 09:07 PM

Originally Posted by TxAg
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

grin
Posted By: Jgraider

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/10/19 09:26 PM

My dad, who is 84 and still tough as nails, has 336k on his 2010 F150 4x4 crew. My last Tundra had major electronic problems and cold starts sensor issues repeatedly before it turned 75k, They're not near as bulletproof as the older ones, the so called mid sized variety they introduced first.
Posted By: progress4m

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/10/19 10:34 PM


[/quote]
You worship the yota about like some do a tikka in 6.5 CM.[/quote]

Yeah… but to reach that point it only took me couple decades of experience with Toyota and other brands… LOL
Posted By: SmallTownHunter

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 11:32 AM

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.
Posted By: TEXASLEFTY

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 11:37 AM

Originally Posted by Jgraider
My dad, who is 84 and still tough as nails, has 336k on his 2010 F150 4x4 crew. My last Tundra had major electronic problems and cold starts sensor issues repeatedly before it turned 75k, They're not near as bulletproof as the older ones, the so called mid sized variety they introduced first.


Write this down, I agree with Jgraider. The first gen 2000-2006 were really good LIGHT duty trucks. I wish the could have continued with that.....
Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 01:53 PM

Originally Posted by SmallTownHunter
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
Posted By: redchevy

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 03:31 PM

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.
Posted By: SmallTownHunter

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 04:12 PM

Originally Posted by txtrophy85
Originally Posted by SmallTownHunter
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.
Posted By: SmallTownHunter

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 04:14 PM

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.
Posted By: redchevy

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 04:26 PM

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.
Posted By: 68rustbucket

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 04:48 PM

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.
Posted By: Shotgun Willie

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 04:58 PM

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.
Posted By: Jgraider

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 08:29 PM

[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.
Posted By: TxAg

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/11/19 09:11 PM

Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by TxAg
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

grin


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.
Posted By: DStroud

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/12/19 12:55 AM

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
Posted By: Shotgun Willie

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/12/19 02:58 AM

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.
Posted By: TEXASLEFTY

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/13/19 11:02 AM

Originally Posted by Shotgun Willie
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.


I agree with jgraider, again.
Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/13/19 03:26 PM

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
Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/13/19 03:27 PM

Originally Posted by Shotgun Willie
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.



they chevy Duramax's are built the same way.....4" off the ground and raked like a snowplow...
Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Toyota Tundra 4x4 trucks - 09/13/19 03:28 PM

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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