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Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Stroke250, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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    Stroke250

    Stroke250 [OP] New Member

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    Well, Carolina and I made the decision to condense down to one vehicle seeing how we both work from home and I have a company car.

    I really did like the Tundra but not a fan towing with it.

    Decided to get back into a diesel with Carolinas approval. Lol

    2017 with 23,000 miles. XLT chrome package with heated cloth seats.

    Ordered some covercraft seat covers and max liners for it to get the inside protected.
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  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:11 AM
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    JC303

    JC303 Same same but different

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    Bye Felicia!! JK. I hope the new Ford will handle your towing needs.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:16 AM
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    Stroke250

    Stroke250 [OP] New Member

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    I’ll still be around. Lol great group of people here and I enjoy it!

    My complaint with towing is coming from the fact I have had diesels for 15 years so it was a change. Haha
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Watt maker Keepin' the lights on!

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    Congrats on the new to you diesel!

    Nothing compares to a 3/4 or 1-ton diesel when towing heavy. I worked for a company that had a small fleet of them that we used for towing duty. You don’t know the difference until you have one at your disposal. I do feel the Tundra tows the best out of the 1/2 ton trucks but it’s still a 1/2 ton truck. I’ve been looking at getting a toy hauler but I’ll probably end up right at the payload limit of the Tundra, if not over it. I’ve been toying with the idea to step up to a diesel but the loss in trade and all the potential problems, more expensive fuel and maintenance has been holding me back. Plus, my wife would probably kill me if I traded again, lol. I sure do wish Toyota would come out with a 3/4 ton truck already!
     
  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE TTC#158

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    You need to be banned
     
  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    Atomic City Tundra

    Atomic City Tundra Old guy in training

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    Best of luck with the new ride. I almost jumped ship a few months back to step up to a heavy duty truck. I decided to put that idea on the back burner for now and focus on paying off the mortgage (I am really hoping that 2019 is the year it finally goes away).

    The Tundra is a good truck, but it really isn't that great for towing really heavy loads, and the payload is almost laughable. I will upgrade to a heavier duty truck eventually.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    Stroke250

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    Ronald, I agree. I don’t tow heavy but it does change your perspective when towing anything after having a diesel.

    We figured with the trips we will have in the elevation towing the Ranger that it will better suit our needs.

    We took a little hit on trading both our new 2018s in but financially it was the right thing to do and we are saving $$$$ with not having another car payment and insurance.

    Back when we bought the 4Runner and Tundra, we had no clue things would change like they did and we would both be working from home. Things may have been different if we could see the future. Haha
     
  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    Stroke250

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    I know...I’m a complete failure. :rofl:
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    Congrats. I love my Tundra, but I still struggle with my decision to get a Tundra over an f250 everyone I see one towing. Enjoy it, and know I'll live vicariously through you, as you do through us as well ;-)
     
  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    Maybe @ColoradoTJ will chime in here as well and either scold or defend me as I think he went to a GM duramax. Haha
     
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  11. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 Gorilla beats T-Rex 24/7/365!!

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    Gotta do you, bud!

    I do wish toyota would think about producing a 3/4 truck! They’d get plenty of customers if this forum is any indicator. Of course it may be a case of product cannabilization, sacrificing the tundras profit for a diesel
     
  12. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    Ike74

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    Instead of having a 4.6 and 5.7 option, they should just do a 5.7 gas and a 5-6 liter diesel option. All of the components on the Tundra, with the exception of suspension, are at or very close to 3/4 levels. So it really would not be a stretch to do this. And they could keep it all Tundra, but have the 5.7 a 1/2 ton and the diesel a 3/4 ton, or just do a 3/4 at a 1/2 price point. Maybe I am just too naive, but I think this is a workable solution.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 Gorilla beats T-Rex 24/7/365!!

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    You do make a solid point. It sounds like it would work well, but what do we know? LOL

    We’re just the customers with our boots in the mud, seeing what’s going on in the middle of the action! LOL
     
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  14. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    TheGibbster

    TheGibbster Kumite Express leaves in five minutes

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    Good luck with the new truck. Wife and I almost bought a 2018 rclb f250 diesel before the Tundra, but I just couldn't get past the regen smell. Felt like a freight train though when you got on the accelerator :burnrubber:
     
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  15. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    Grey Wolf

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    Ahh...McFly..
     
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  16. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    The smell goes away. Or maybe I just am used to it. Lol
     
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  17. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:46 AM
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    That’s a funny looking Tundra... Congrats on the new truck though!
     
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  18. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    aperezsh

    aperezsh SDSO (Ret) Please pray for our fallen brothers.

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    A little this and that...Broke now
  19. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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    I would have gotten the Titan XD if I needed more towing than my Tundra provides . Better fuel mileage and better warranty than most HDs, but maybe not enough for your needs.
     
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  20. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    Those seem to be great trucks but I couldn’t bring myself to driving one.

    My truck is overkill for what I need but it’s what I’ve known and wrenched on for years. Plus with our move to Idaho here soon maybe we will get into a camper.
     
  21. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    Congrats and good luck.
     
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  22. Dec 6, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    At least you didn’t trade it in for an F150. Congrats! Glad you’ll be sticking around.
     
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  23. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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    computeruser6 Climate heretic

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    I'd rather have a big block/V-10 gas over a diesel.
     
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  24. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:11 PM
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    Taco-Bender

    Taco-Bender Old Guys Rule

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    Congrats on the new truck! That's a LOT of chrome to get rid of though. :cool:
     
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  25. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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  26. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ Professional Cat Herding Expert Staff Member

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    Not me. The Titan XD with the C doesn’t impress me.

    Interested in this warranty though. Every domestic diesel I have purchased comes with a 5 year/100k mile factory warranty.
     
  27. Dec 6, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    OR18TRD

    OR18TRD Pândâ Crëw

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    Keeping up with the Jones’s. Looks like a ford convention :rofl:
    Congrats on the new truck.
     
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  28. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    ColoradoTJ Professional Cat Herding Expert Staff Member

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    Well your site name fits now. Powerstroke 250. Lol

    The XLT package actually is pretty nice enterior wise. A couple of my buddies had XLT packages trucks and went with Lariat or higher, and said the XLT seats were more comfortable.

    Glad you did the FX4 package, that should get you the factory rear selectable locker, which is nice.

    On your way to ID, stop by for a beer.
     
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  29. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    Chris, I do like this package and the seats are comfortable. Leather would have been nice for the dog hair but seat covers will work.

    If I have a chance, I sure will. Otherwise, we will make a trip down and meet up! :cheers:
     
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  30. Dec 13, 2018 at 12:43 PM
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    Seat covers and maxliners are in.
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