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Is it me or is the new Ford trying to look like a Tundra?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by pmedic048, May 8, 2015.

  1. May 8, 2015 at 11:22 AM
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    pmedic048 [OP] Pull away from the herd, drive a Tundra!

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    It sure looks like it from the lines of the truck and the wide stance.20150321_095851.jpg
     
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  2. May 8, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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    If so, could you blame them? Who doesnt want to look like ours?;)
     
  3. May 8, 2015 at 11:26 AM
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    pmedic048 [OP] Pull away from the herd, drive a Tundra!

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    That is true!
     
  4. May 8, 2015 at 11:33 AM
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    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    LOL...no.
     
  5. May 18, 2015 at 8:27 PM
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    It's the latter
     
  6. May 18, 2015 at 8:41 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    I have a friend who a ford master tech. In his words " big piece of SH/T just like the raptor".
     
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  7. May 18, 2015 at 8:50 PM
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    I could have told your friend that
     
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  8. May 18, 2015 at 8:58 PM
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    Its bad when the techs work on them say that. Hate to break it but the master tech at toyota here I know says toyota is not all that great either. He told me they are getting stupid but wouldnt go into details.
     
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  9. May 19, 2015 at 5:32 AM
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    Yeah but if you work on anything long enough you know everything that could use improvement and are bound to grow negative thoughts about it. Nothing is perfect. Bet the techs working on the space shuttle thought it was a piece of sh*t too. But it got the job done.
     
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  10. May 19, 2015 at 6:37 AM
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    Seeing one in person it looks more like a baby Tundra. :p
     
  12. May 19, 2015 at 8:52 AM
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    They want to grow up to be able to tow a space shuttle. :D
     
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  13. May 19, 2015 at 9:07 AM
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    they will never get that chance again... Sad to see the shuttle go EOL. :(
     
  14. May 19, 2015 at 5:10 PM
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    My friend who thinks Ford makes the only "real" truck believes that the Tundra towing the shuttle commercial was staged. He probably thinks we never landed on the moon too. :laser: :homer:
     
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  15. May 19, 2015 at 6:27 PM
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    Oh! Really? Let's stay tuned and see what the facts say in time. Domestics are all looking over their shoulders knowing we're right on their heels for the top rating
     
  16. May 19, 2015 at 6:44 PM
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    They have been since the 90's... Why do you think a toyota diesel(HINO) is not here, it should have been here since 1998 (first tundra) a straight 6 diesel turbo. Big three are scared. They know and they(big three) lobby(congress) it too to keep toyota at bay.
     
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  17. May 19, 2015 at 7:17 PM
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    Dang!
     
  18. May 20, 2015 at 2:54 PM
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    It'll be fun doing body work on the new Ford's aluminum sheet metal and trying to get it back into shape. :smash:
     
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    Also next time you see a new Chevy Colorado, take a look at the rear doors/windows on the 4 door version. Exactly like my DC's. (Except built better of course.)
     
  20. May 20, 2015 at 9:34 PM
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    Insurance premiums go up too on that. More labor involved.
     
  21. May 21, 2015 at 4:13 AM
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    Youv'e seen Chevy truck commercials about their truck of steel. Toyota has always been up and down with their truck advertising. The shuttle commercial is the one I remember most. Toyota doesn't have a hard time selling trucks and Ford certainly didn't. Not sure what's up with Ford. Aluminum is cool' but?????
     
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    I should have bought more stock in alcoa few years back. I could be getting a nice return.

    Ford has the assembly lines where toyota doesnt. Niow if toyota would expand the 1794 plant (texas plant) to the size of the land there output would be insane to most automobile plants.
     
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    This is interesting:www.toyotatexas.com Toyota is using only 2600 of the 4000 acres they acquired according to ToyotaTexas. The could easily add a diesel Tacoma/Tundra line.
     
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    Hopefully Toyota won't fumble on this again. A decent diesel in a Tundra would change my whole outlook on things.
     
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    Really they dont have to add a diesel line the current line can handle it. ;)


    Not going to happen with the big three :rant:unless toyota lobby's.

    IMO: Honestly im glad toyota pulled away from cum a part engine they are junk anyway ( you want china made parts in your tundra?) . Only thing (cummins) they have going for them is the EPA exhaust mandate. That is easy done with a lower compression ratio compared to 15 years ago.

    Nissan is junk anyway. timing chain failures do to china made parts and poor QC checking is a known issue in the industry.
     
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    I know there's been talk of Toyota expanding overall truck production requiring a larger facility. Even Mexico has been considered as a possibility for that expansion. Could be total BS too. How about turning the spare acreage into a giant themed off road park? Only trucks allowed that are 100% American made and 80%+ American sourced parts.:mudding:
     
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    toyota has been in mexico for years building tacomas not just texas. TMMBC

    Toyota was smart they would use mexico as a export station for other country's do to the yen and labor wages. Long as the suppliers stay here i dont see a real problem it will add jobs here. Toyota has confirmed new plant in mexico. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/04/15/toyota-mexico-corolla-factory/25811997/

    I dont see toyota expanding 1794 plant for some time, i dont believe its at full production, like georgetown ky for example.
     
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    Although I prefer Americans to be building all our trucks (you probably do too), in the real world Mexicans need real jobs, their poor economy is what drives them to come here. (cartels are not helping) Main thing is to have most trucks made here and what is not , to use USA suppliers like you said. (actually main thing is Quality Control, here and south of the border)
     
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    Toyota has cash on hand lets see how they spend it and where. mexico is cheap but the Qc isnt there. Sony learned the hard way there.

    Until i see a diesel toyota plant for engines, in the works built in usa the diesel tundra is a dream :(.
     
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