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diesel or no diesel?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by TundraLaw, Aug 13, 2019 at 8:52 AM.

  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    TundraLaw

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    lol idk how I do either! I do have 60lb tires on (275/70/18 ST Maxx's) and live at 5k elevation. Reno is a stop and go town. Very little highway driving.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    I have hand calculated. 12.1 at most.
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    Do you not do research when buying a truck?
     
  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    def not for MPG. The cool factor is one of them, and the extra power is amazing. Also how a diesel truck can seemingly run forever if taken care of, and holds its value like crazy. A 15 year old 2500 is still going for 24k!
     
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  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    What are you referencing? You seem bitter.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    Plan on daily driving it?
     
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  7. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Yes, DD for sure.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    This can get pretty costly. Search my post on what it costs to DD a diesel vs having a commuter car.

    I have daily driven two diesels (pre-dpf) and they turned to piles of costly shit.

    Now, if I don’t have a load on a trailer or snow on the ground, my diesel sits in the garage.
     
  9. Aug 15, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    I would choose to walk before buying either of them...
     
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  10. Aug 15, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    I agree 120%:crazy:
     
  11. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    Ok, you guys win. I’m just gonna go with the Ridgeline to play it safe. I can’t tolerare things not working properly, mechanically at least with a vehicle.
     
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  12. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    Word, G.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:25 AM
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    Duramax engine is awesome, but everything around it is still Chevy. It's a great truck when it is running, but you will see the dealer more often than with the Tundra. No way around that.
     
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  14. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    And when a GM starts to go wrong, it will go wrong in truly catastrophic fashion.
    :boom::boom::boom:
     
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  15. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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    Diesel is for 18 wheelers, heavy equipment, and ships. I especially like the idiots that put exhaust stacks on their rigs. Such a great look. Whenever I see one, I think " wow, he's really COOL." :crazy:
     
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  16. Aug 15, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    My vote is supercharge the tundra. 550 torques at 2000’ish rpm is close enough to diesel power.
     
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  17. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    EXACTLY! That's why I drive this:20190324_152749.jpg
     
  18. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    But how you supposed to roll coal without stacks? :rofl:
     
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  19. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    Damn, you're right! Forgot all about the coal rollers! THEY'RE SO FREAKIN COOL!!!:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  20. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    Don't waste your time or money on a diesel unless you use it daily for work in order to make money and can do the maintenance through your business. I had an F250 Super Duty with a 6-leaker diesel before owning this Tundra. The maintenance costs are ridiculous for both routine and periodic maintenance. With the new diesels you're also looking at fuel filters every 10-15k miles. Granted I live in Alaska where costs are super high and it's cold more than it's warm... not very welcoming for a diesel motor to begin with... but given the purchase price of both you could really dial in a gas driven truck and still spend less than the purchase of a new diesel. Last point, Tundras hold their value like a quality diesel truck. Equity will always be there when you need it for your next Tundra ;)
     
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  21. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    Close only counts with nuclear bombs, grenades, bad sex, and now SC Tundra torque I guess.

    The Tundra maxes out torque around 4100rmp with the SC, and by half of what a new generation diesel puts out. Great for towing. :thumbsup:
     
  22. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    Ughh, I live in a place where there are faaaarrrrr too many bro’s dumping piles of soot out their 6” stacks. Blacked out tint, 12” lifts, 35” tires are bush league to these twats. Slip tank and tool box in the bed with only enough room left for a pair of rubber boots in the box. Dont forget the metal mulitia stickers and the “fuck Trudeau” (our prime minister) plastered on the window. Sometimes Im embarrased to live here.
     
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  23. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    if you want a diesel, get it. It’s your money and do what makes you happy. Just remember you have to pay to play :burnrubber:
     
  24. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    Bad sex comment from personal experience?:rofl::rofl:
    I hear you about modern diesels and torque. But my truck can spin out at 80mph if I put my foot down. And goes 0-60 in about 4.5 sec. And it's much faster offroad than any diesel I've seen. :quickdraw:
    I don't tow enough to give a damn about tons of low end torque. I'm all about the adrenaline rush of unleashed speed.:ballchain:
     
  25. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    My numbers were incorrect, oops.
     
  26. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    So if you had to buy a gaser for daily driving and fuel mileage was a priority, which vehicle would you pick?
     
  27. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    A car doesn’t work for me. I currently have a Camry I use for work and my Tundra for weekend stuff and family trips. Trying to consolidate to one vehicle if possible. My work pays for my fuel but I still need to be sensitive to what vehicle I select.
     
  29. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    Most of the people here dogin' diesels have never driven one. They daily drive just fine as long as it's a single rear wheel. The difference between a Tundra and tuned diesel is the difference between a Ferrari and a mustang. A Tundra is way more practical trust me but diesels are fine machines. I'd own either no problem. A dually is a different story as far as drivability and daily driving goes.
     
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  30. Aug 15, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    You'd be walking a lot if you owned them..
     
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