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Ugh...I should have just bought the Tundra.

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Lindenwood, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Feb 3, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    Watt maker

    Watt maker Keepin' the lights on!

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    I'm lucky I have a very good crew so I really try to take care of them and they take care of me.

    I will tell her hi for you, tell yours I said hello as well please!
     
  2. Feb 3, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    I'm here with you man. I bought a 2018 f150 5.0... got caught up in the Ford hype. Light weight 5.0 powahhhHH!!! The truck is like a bad dream. I have the engine rattle, transmission clunk, warped dash, transmission whine, and some weird turkey call sound coming out of the rear end under hard acceleration. I'm just going to try to get some more service out of this truck before I dump it for a Tundra. I knew I should have just went with the Toyota but my impulsive side just went with the dumb Ford. I wish I could go back in time and kick myself in the rear.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    Lindenwood

    Lindenwood [OP] New Member

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    2002 4Runner: Custom full rmor, 33 MTs, Fridge, drawers, OBA, flat paint (for easy touch-ups). 2016 4Runner TRDP: Wheels, 32 ATs, 2" Lift F/R
    Im gonna see what Ford says about these things. I dont love the idea of eating another $5k, but I am seriously considering trading for a Tundra. It would take some pretty significant equipment and supply tweaks to get my planned 2500lb payload (including tongue weight) down to the 1550lb max for a Tundrw 4x4 CrewMax. But I might be willing to see what I can do just to get back into a reliable rig.
     
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  4. Feb 3, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    15whtrd Mr. Blonde

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    It’s sad that they all aren’t reliable the way they should be. You would think they could all get it right after that being in business for this many years. But the fact that everything has to be updated to the latest and greatest to keep up with everyone else becomes the reliability issue. Toyota is slow but I think that’s why they’re reliable. I think they do a lot of testing before they put anything new out. And then they stick with it.

    I was all about American made and branded vehicles. I want them to succeed. Obviously they keep selling them but the quality just isn’t there in my eyes.

    I think Toyota could make something great in HD, but getting people to buy it would be a loss for Toyota. Too many people are closed minded when it comes to their trucks. I think the limiting factor with the current tundra and increasing payload is the axles just won’t handle it long term. If they would beef up the frame springs and axles they could make an HD without too much change.
     
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  5. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    Yeah I'm just going to use my F150 for a little while longer. If I trade in right now it will be a pretty good hit. Bought it last July. And initially noticed the clunky drive line. And when I start it up there is a loud clunk sometimes. When the transmission is cold it sometimes hangs in a low gear then revs up and upshifts very hard. I think the TSB may have helped that. It still shifts weird when cold. Then I noticed the dash all bowed up and warping. And at about 5500 miles the off throttle rattle started up. And shortly after that I notice some strange chirpy noise under heavy acceleration. I looked at some Tundras yesterday. I think the SR5 with the 5.7 will suit me well great price for what you get. I need that 38 gallon fuel tank. If Toyota does a redesign for 2020. I might make a move on a '19 then. I'm not sure I want a first year redesign.
     
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  6. Feb 5, 2019 at 4:20 PM
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    My wife and I have seriously been considering trading for a Tundra over the last couple days. Even been talking to a couple dealers, heh. But, I think I'm going to hold what Ive got for now. As great as the Tundra is, there is a lot to be said for the safety of a truck that shares almost all of its its suspension, chassis, brakes, and powertrain with rigs designed to tow and haul up to 10k lbs more.

    Thanks for the rant support, and thanks @ColoradoTJ for the candid advice!
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    2002 4Runner: Custom full rmor, 33 MTs, Fridge, drawers, OBA, flat paint (for easy touch-ups). 2016 4Runner TRDP: Wheels, 32 ATs, 2" Lift F/R
    Ford is replacing the whole PCM (combo Engine / Transmission Control Module) under warranty. At least I know it should go another 6 weeks before forcing me to pull off the road again.

    That said, they reported normal operation for the engine tick and transmission whine. So, either the 4Lo planetary gears are straight-cut, or the TCase will grenade in a few years and I'll get a new one I guess.

    Thanks, Detroit.

    I sold a 17yo Toyota for a brand new Ford, and both have forced me to pull off the road exactly once :p .
     
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