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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bosscib, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Jan 19, 2022 at 10:08 AM
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    C.I.

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    Preaching to the choir, have nothing good to say (or think) about the truck other than it went up that hill. Brute force sometimes work.

    It didnt pollute as much as a TRD Pro Tacoma/4Runner, that's about it's only advantage over those two.

    Hub motors IIRC
     
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  2. Jan 19, 2022 at 10:10 AM
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    Mattedfred Just here to research our next tow vehicle

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    I know. I just wanted to point out that Doug's driving in that test left much to be desired.

    I assume that you've watched the following videos; R1T testing in Colorado, R1T in the Rebelle Tally, R1T in Moab and Motortrend's cross country off-road trip?

    I'm asking because I don't plan to off-road by the US standards with an R1T but am curious to learn what off-roaders feel are it's limitations when compared to other vehicles.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2022 at 11:36 AM
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  4. Jan 22, 2022 at 12:48 PM
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    Buy the TRX.

    TRX will hold its value. When Ram cancels it you can bet it will appreciate like crazy.

    Doubt me? Look at the Viper. Last model year sold for 120k. Can't find one now for sub 200k. Most are 250k.

    I'm thinking of picking up a 392 Wrangler for this very reason.
     
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  5. Jan 22, 2022 at 1:13 PM
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    Once the hellcat / demon engine is discontinued, the TRX will become a collector . It’s already holding its value and will only go up in the coming years. I would buy one in a heartbeat if I has six figures burning a hole in my pocket…….
     
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  6. Jan 22, 2022 at 4:25 PM
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    This thread is what contributes to my sleepless nights due to trading my 2020 raptor for a 21 lunar rock pro tundra.

    worst vehicle decision ever! lol.
     
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  7. Jan 22, 2022 at 4:44 PM
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    Did you marry the tundra? Trade it in for the 2022 raptor if you want it back.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2022 at 5:03 PM
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    Came close pulling the trigger, I was aiming for the base model, no options, I had a 5th gen rebel previously and it was a good experience so I knew what I was getting into.

    Didn't go thru with it cause few things.
    1) it's big , my ram was a bigger in external dimension than tundra, parking a trx will be a pain.
    2) the fuel mileage, pay to play I know, but I think most guys hover at 11 or 12mpg , and the biggest tank is still smaller than tundras, and the towing mileage sucks on trx, towing is something I do often.
    3) lack of upgrades, sounds silly, but I got rid of the ram cause there wasn't much to do.

    At the end I bought a supercharger, it's not as fast as trx, but it's pretty close, and I still like it more than the trx.

    Trx is still an awesome truck, I just happen to really like my tundra, I like how I can make it evolve.
     
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  9. Jan 22, 2022 at 5:13 PM
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    What do you miss about the Raptor and/or not like about the Tundra?
     
  10. Jan 23, 2022 at 6:08 AM
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    They sell the TRX 9K under MSRP! Seen it with my own eyes. I am waiting on my TRD Pro and shopping for a Raptor. They also sell Ford, so pulled in and seen a dozen TRX’s and went in like, WTF? All out of state sales waiting for pick up!
     
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  11. Jan 23, 2022 at 9:18 AM
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    Ah yes.
    Because 2022 raptors are just sitting on lots everywhere right now and so easy to obtain.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2022 at 9:21 AM
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    Well , simple answer. Everything. Longer answer, I’ve always been a Toyota guy. Had a 2018 tundra. Was tired of waiting on Toyota to update it so got a raptor. However, I’ve always loved the trd pro tundra. Had a chance to get a lunar rock, so I want the opportunity to own the last of the current gen pro.

    but I miss all the creature comforts. Which I knew I was losing. I missed the planted and secure feel of the raptor, the slightly better gas mileage lol, the looks, the solid feeling doors etc etc. I just love the overall package. Once the market settles, next year or so I’ll jump into a 2022, unless the third gen pro blows me away.

    We tow a camper and take long road trips often, so I wanted the no nonsense feeling of owning a tundra. I just knew long term my raptor would give me some kind of headache eventually.
     
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  13. Jan 23, 2022 at 10:28 AM
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    Glad to hear you miss the Raptor! I have been a long-standing Toyota/Lexus guy. Sold my 2021 Tundra TRD Pro for a profit after 10k miles and almost a year ownership. Put a deposit on a Pro last summer. Started researching trucks as I wait, maybe March?? Drove a Gen 3 Raptor and was wowed! So I have a deposit on 2022 35 with 801A. But, no scheduled build date. Since I am first on both allocations, it is just a waiting game…
     
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  14. Jan 23, 2022 at 10:33 AM
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    I’m considering doing the same. However just wondering if I should just wait . Considering they are so backed up I’m not sure the benefit of giving a deposit and waiting.
    Now I need to decide between the 35/7. Do the 37s impact towing at all?
     
  15. Jan 23, 2022 at 10:40 AM
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    I heard the raptor 37 msrp is cheaper in 22 than the 21 lol
     
  16. Jan 23, 2022 at 11:15 AM
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    Its maximum payload and conventional tow ratings both increase by 200 pounds to 1400 and 8200 pounds, respectively.
     
  17. Jan 23, 2022 at 6:33 PM
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    I hear you. And I think you’re right about the headaches. Fords really start to show their age quickly in my experience. Rattles, peeling paint, little issues. My whole family have driven Fords for as long as I can remember. They have lots of problems (mostly minor, granted). I was sold on the Tundra after my test drive. It was so solid compared to all the other trucks I drove and compared to the Fords in my family. I know the fuel economy is worse. Even for how much I drive (15-18k/yr), the extra fuel costs are worth not having to worry about all the issues the rest of my family deals with. I am approaching 23k miles on my ‘21, and it is as solid as it ever was. No rattles, no noises. I know all the numbers are worse on paper. Don’t care. At all. The idea that I can go anywhere remote and get home every time and get to 300k, 400k, 500k miles with minimal headaches is very appealing to me. I also don’t want to swap trucks every year or every other year. I want this to be dad’s old green truck that my kids have very fond memories of, from hunting and fishing to off-roading and remote camping in eastern TN and western CO and wherever else we may go. I do think the Raptors are cool. Just would never choose to depend on one, especially long term. Typical response on a Toyota forum, right? :headbang:
     
  18. Jan 24, 2022 at 5:28 AM
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  19. Jan 24, 2022 at 5:08 PM
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    1st tundra nautical blue 4x4 5.7l DC TRD had oracle custom color shift halo projector headlights, Fab4 bumper with 12k winch. RBP RX3 Grill Pro Comp stage 1 with bilstein 6112 coil overs SPC UCAs BFG KM3 35x12.5x20 with Moto metal 959s NFab running boards TRD LED DRL pioneer avh 4200nex with Polk speakers and JL 600w amp with JL audio stealth box 196k miles and running strong ready for another 200k until I wrecked it on 2/26/21 Just bought 2018 CM 4x4 5.7l quicksand TRD package upgraded headlights and adaptive CC Trifold bed cover, blacked out badges, KMC wheels BFG KO2 tires, 3/1 pro Comp lift FAB4 front bumper with rigid lights and fab4rear bumper.
    been looking at 392 wranglers myself
     
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  20. Jan 24, 2022 at 5:33 PM
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    As crazy as it sounds I consider buying it an investment.
     
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  21. Jan 25, 2022 at 6:16 AM
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    Put in an order while you drive the Tundra. You can’t lose anything. If you want fast and 9K discount the TRX has much more juice than the Raptor. You can get that in 2-3 months ordering a base or level 1. It will be in the 70-75K range.
     
  22. Jan 25, 2022 at 10:01 PM
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    1st tundra nautical blue 4x4 5.7l DC TRD had oracle custom color shift halo projector headlights, Fab4 bumper with 12k winch. RBP RX3 Grill Pro Comp stage 1 with bilstein 6112 coil overs SPC UCAs BFG KM3 35x12.5x20 with Moto metal 959s NFab running boards TRD LED DRL pioneer avh 4200nex with Polk speakers and JL 600w amp with JL audio stealth box 196k miles and running strong ready for another 200k until I wrecked it on 2/26/21 Just bought 2018 CM 4x4 5.7l quicksand TRD package upgraded headlights and adaptive CC Trifold bed cover, blacked out badges, KMC wheels BFG KO2 tires, 3/1 pro Comp lift FAB4 front bumper with rigid lights and fab4rear bumper.
    I still haven’t seen these trx’s for $80k most I see are 95-105. I found a dealer that would order me one with no mark up but knowing I put a lot of miles on my tundra I bought mine with 44k miles and have 64k miles now after 10 months. This is why I’m waiting a bit. The 5.7 is highly reliable. High miles still fetch big bucks. I don’t think you can say the same about the TRX. I also looked at f250s cause I tow as well but tundras are almost like a diesel without the maintenance hassle and def fluid. They don’t tow as well and payload of tundra can’t compare but if you’re towing less than 6k lbs. and also driving with a bunch of miles they still hold up value wise. Similar to a diesel with 80k miles
     
  23. Jan 26, 2022 at 3:26 AM
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    You have to order the TRX from one of these dealers: Granger, Koons or Chapman. 9-10K off MSRP but order only. On the lot they are 15K+ over MSRP.
     
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  24. Jan 26, 2022 at 7:04 AM
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    Yep, new orders only (these dealers have posts with all of the info here). I still haven't decided if I'm going to order one or not.
     
  25. Jan 26, 2022 at 7:11 AM
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    Do you know of they have the same offer for the 392 Wrangler?
     
  26. Jan 26, 2022 at 8:31 AM
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    Why, so you can sell it for a loss?

    The TRX isn't a limited production vehicle. Ram will crank out as many as they can sell over the next few years. Theres going to be plenty of people with the same idea who will buy one and park it for a decade. So seeing a low mileage TRX come up for sale won't be anything special. Generally speaking its the cars no one really expects to be come collectible, that appreciate in value. Case in point, Mk4 Supras. No one in the 90s expected them to become a desirable collectors car. People saw them as just another Japanese sports car, and drove them. Which is why low mileage mint condition ones command such high prices today.

    Buy a TRX with the intention of mothballing it, and you'll likely end up like all those guys who bought the 2008 Challenger SRT and parked them. Those poor saps are now selling them for less than what they paid when adjusted for inflation.
     
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    That was in reference to the current engine going away and neutering it with a turbo blah blah smaller displacement motor. in that model, with such a few short years of production with the engine combo, it will in itself become a limited run intentional or not.

    Some said the same thing about people that were holding onto Wrangler Unlimiteds in 2004-2006....They changed the model and engine in 2007...creating an unintentional limited run of the model. I know because I bought one in 2005 and basically drove it for free when I sold it for more than I bought it for.

    If they had been making the current TRX for 10 years and then switched engines (like the tundra) I would agree with you...but if they switch with a small limited run of the current powertrain, they create rarity whether they wanted to or not.
     
  28. Jan 26, 2022 at 9:10 AM
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    The last I saw Koons was offering $7000 off MSRP for the 392's.
     
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    Oh I'm sure the TRX will retain a lot of its value. But tying up $90k+ in one for 10+ years just to break even or make an insignificant amount of money is silly. You'll likely make more just investing that $90k and letting a conservative ~5% annual return build up.

    TJ Unlimiteds have definitely held their value well. A quick check on autotrader shows a few unlimited Rubicons with under 50k miles listed for $30-$35k. The highest one I saw was listed for $40k. The original MSRP of $29k in 2006, adjusted for inflation is $40K today.

    That being said, Wranglers in general are a bit of a strange bird. I had a plain jane base model 2011 2d door JK that I bought new for $23.5k and traded 4 years later with 50k miles on it for $19.5k

    So yeah, you'll make your money back but its anything but a good get rich quick plan. If you want to just spend $100k on something that you can only stare at, that will more or less just keep up with inflation, buy some gold lol
     
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  30. Jan 26, 2022 at 7:25 PM
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    I had a TRX over the summer. It was a pretty cool pick-up truck. It was fully loaded and the technology within the truck was top notch. Once you add some options, the price creeps up quickly...same as the price to fill it up with plus gas each time.

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