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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Weldcar, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Jan 2, 2016 at 11:31 AM
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    Weldcar

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    Hey I'm the proud new owner of a used tundra. It's a 2012 TRD rock warrior. Love the looks on this truck. Love the power of the 5.7. And I love the ride and drive ability of it. I previously owned a 05 powerstroke that was heavily modified. I had alot of power but no reliability. After 18 grand and still struggle to pull my 3000k camp trailer yes it's a tiny camper, not a typo Lol I traded it for my tundra. I came to the idea because I work in a trailer shop and install asesories/hitches on trucks. We have a customer with 300k on his tundra and pulls a 32ft 5th wheel with it...has since it was new! Love the truck and can't wait to start building it!
     
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  2. Jan 2, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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    Welcome from CO.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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    Weldcar

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Jan 2, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Jan 2, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    jlee

    jlee New Member Vendor

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    Oh one or two.
    Welcome to the world of spending your money on modding your truck not fixing it!
     
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  6. Jan 2, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Welcome to the site and to Tundras!
     
  7. Jan 2, 2016 at 4:17 PM
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    TruckLife900

    TruckLife900 All Eyez On Me

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  8. Jan 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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    Welcome! $18k in repairs? :eek:
     
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  9. Jan 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Welcome from Obx, you made the right decisions, buying a Tundra and joining the best Tundra forum in exsistence. Pics?
     
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  10. Jan 3, 2016 at 9:50 AM
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    Weldcar

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    You have no idea! Lol I'll never own another 6.0 powerstroke!
     
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  11. Jan 3, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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    mdavis

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    In 2005, place where I work bought several new f350's with the 6.0 powerstroke. No lie they spent more time back at the dealership being fixed then they did on the road. If I remember correctly, all the problems were EGR related and head gaskets. No one wanted to drive them in fear of being left on the side of the road. Ford should have stuck with the 7.3 IMO.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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    Weldcar

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    Yes that was part of the problems. I deleted the egr system. I studded the performance heads and installed a sinister oil cooler...installed remote coolant filters. I had the engine tore down and everything replaced but the block...everything under the hood was replaced...hence the 18grand...only made it 20k miles and the new hp oil pump went out...then I lost a new injector then I smoked a turbo while at the track....lol fixed them problems and the truck wouldn't pull my trailer without defueling...lol tundra hasn't missed a beat and in fact smoked my buddys 6.0 and my tundra is stock...46000 miles on it...
     
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  13. Jan 3, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    WELCOME, I AM AN EX-FORD MAN MYSELF (OWNED 5 OF THEM), BEEN DRIVING TUNDRAS NOW FOR 15 YEARS. WILL NEVER GO BACK!!!!
     
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  14. Jan 3, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    "At the track". Drag racing I presume. That won't help an engine at all but I'm sure it's fun.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    Welcome from CO.
     
  16. Jan 3, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    Weldcar

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    Kinda...lol wasn't dragging the truck but it wouldn't pull my drag car trailer. I over built the truck to be a drag truck but being it was my only truck I didn't run it as one. I did a mild tune on it for pulling. I just have a car trailer and a camp trailer. I run a drag car for racing. I do admit that I ran the tundra down the track once just to shut up my buddies about the toyota thing...it worked. Lol
     
  17. Jan 3, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    What model is your drag car?
     
  18. Jan 3, 2016 at 4:46 PM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Welcome to the obsession!
     
  19. Jan 3, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    Am I the only one that wants to see that drag car???
     
  20. Jan 3, 2016 at 7:22 PM
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  21. Jan 3, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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    I'm still trying to figure out how to load pics. Lol I got my pic for a profile but haven't been good at loading the other pics...
     
  22. Jan 3, 2016 at 7:51 PM
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  23. Jan 27, 2016 at 7:43 PM
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  24. Jan 27, 2016 at 7:44 PM
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    Sorry it took so long to reply....I was out of town for a bit. Ended up busy with life and some issues. Lol
     
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  25. Jan 27, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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    No problem, i know how it goes.

    That is one awesome car!
     
  26. Jan 28, 2016 at 1:27 AM
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    From what I've read,Ford was forced into the sorry 6.0 because the EPA Nazis wouldn't '"bless" the 7.3 with their approval any longer.
     
  27. Jan 28, 2016 at 2:53 AM
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  28. Jan 28, 2016 at 7:35 AM
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    Welcome to the site, I like your Hudson, its not something you see everyday, is that what they call a bullet nose? And what are you using for a drivetrain.
     
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  29. Jan 28, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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    treborh 1941

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    Ford is building their own diesels now. Should be different. Not standing up for Ford, just telling it how it is.
    I have just bought a 2014 Platium Tundra. Love it. Had a 2010 F150, saw this tundra and loved it. I think it is bigger than the Supercrew Ford. I have the Crewmax truck. Not as good with gas as the Ford but no biggie. The 5.4 is similar to the 5.7 in gas mileage.
     
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