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Second Best 1/2 Ton Truck...

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by joonbug, Sep 30, 2016.

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What's the second best 1/2 Ton truck???

  1. Chevy Silverado 1500

    16.3%
  2. Dodge Ram 1500

    10.2%
  3. GMC Sierra 1500

    21.4%
  4. Nissan Titan

    10.2%
  5. Ford F-150

    41.8%
  1. Sep 30, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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    joonbug

    joonbug [OP] bacon

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    We all know which truck is #1... but who's second best?

    I just had a spirited conversation with a friend of mine about who's truck is better. I told him his truck wasn't even second best. So let's see...

    Everything considered- pricing, reliability, styling, power, etc... if you didn't have a Tundra, which other one of these trucks would you buy???
     
  2. Sep 30, 2016 at 3:23 PM
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    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Well I like that Gmc Denali, but I came across a Roush SC F-150, 600+ hp, so yeah probably the SC F-150.
     
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  3. Sep 30, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    For what it's worth, Toyota doesn't rate their trucks by 1/4 ton, 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, etc.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2016 at 3:48 PM
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    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Have you seen the new Chevy commercials where they drop a load in the bed? Ford had holes in the aluminum. Pass............Although Why put up with Dodge crap?
     
  6. Sep 30, 2016 at 3:50 PM
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    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Don't care about second best......or otherwise known as 1st loser. I'm abstaining on this vote.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2016 at 4:02 PM
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    LOL... Come on Matt. No one's gonna make you give up your truck and buy one of these. Purely hypothetical. I'm especially curious what truck some of the more serious off-roaders would be driving if not a Tundra.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2016 at 6:51 PM
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    LOL.I'm serious as hell. I've owned all of the so called "big three" trucks over the years. "Serious off roaders". I'll be taking my Tundra once again where I seem to come across JPs or FJs. I didn't have to spend a small fortune to get where I'm going. Quite frankly where I go, folks have been going there for decades without $$$ suspensions. I'm thinking most are doing it for looks.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2016 at 7:32 PM
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    I flat out would not own any other light duty truck, period. Tundra or go home. If I need something more than what the tundra can offer...then I wouldn't go to any of the 1/2 ton manufactures.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    Triple dittos^^^^^
     
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  11. Sep 30, 2016 at 8:04 PM
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    1st best Tundra
    2nd best image.jpg 3rd best Tacoma/4Runner
    That's it that's all!!
     
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  12. Sep 30, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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  13. Sep 30, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    If I had to pick any other manufacturer in the 1/2 ton class, I'd go with Ford despite my hesitations over the aluminum body. That Ecoboost has some get up and go. As far as I'm concerned with the others: Dodges are junk, the standard engine Chevys and GMCs are nutless (my work pickup is a GMC :(), the body style on the Titan is just too weird for my liking and there's next to no Nissan dealers near me. If I had to pick another pickup I'd probably just go up a class and buy a Duramax or a Powerstroke, despite the fact that I really don't need a diesel.
     
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    I'll take an F150 V8. Owned a Chrysler once, not by choice, and never again. Love5the GMC Denali but Hate the column shifter....
     
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    Right. In theory it would be a 3/4 ton
     
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  17. Sep 30, 2016 at 9:16 PM
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    New 1/2 ton? Besides the Tundra, no way.
    I wouldn't mind having a fully restored older Chevy as a toy though. My old winter rig when I lived in Idaho was an 83 Chevy 1500 with 6 inch lift, deer grille guard and 35's and that thing was unstoppable. The older Chevy 350's are reliable and even if they do break, there is a million of them so parts are cheap.
    Now everyone knows how big of a redneck I was/am :anonymous:
    002 (9).jpg
     
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    Best 1/2 ton out there:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    Me, I've always wanted an old 80's early 90's bronco 4x4 just to mess around in. I miss manual trannies sometimes.
     
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    You would have liked my 302 V-8 1976 Bronco with Hooker headers and Cherry Bombs.
     
  22. Sep 30, 2016 at 9:56 PM
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    Define "serious".
     
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    You're singing my song brother!
     
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    Not crawling serious, but do a lot of off roading. Way more than most. Did you vote? Atleast to see the results?
     
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    First thing I did was to take a jig saw and cut out the rear fender sheet metal and put on some "early"ABS fender flares. Was easy to swap in the headers. Took the Bronco out on a sound check (before I put on the C bombs) and got pulled over by an Oregon State Trooper. Explained what I was doing and only got a warning. The only warning I've ever gotten. Too cool for a ticket I guess.
     
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    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    OK..........I'll will vote now......
     
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    Sierra of course> Denali version. The only other truck I'd consider. Period..... If I ever went that route it would be HD Diesel. (not a 1/2 ton, but that's the only way I'd go other than my Tundra which is a keeper)
     
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    [​IMG]Just sayin. Aluminum is for beer cans.
     
  29. Oct 1, 2016 at 12:09 AM
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    Lol. The curiosity would have killed you.
     
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    Yeah, I had to drag it out a little bit. Ad some drama to it. heh.. heh (Totally non Eco Boost fan at all.)
     
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