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WILL 2018 BE THE YEAR????

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by CHESSIEMAN, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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    CHESSIEMAN

    CHESSIEMAN [OP] New Member

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  2. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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    BlueFalconActual

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    I know I will probably want the newest and greatest, but I am honestly happy with my '16. It's proven. From what I'm seeing on the Tacoma forums, new isn't always better.
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    CHESSIEMAN

    CHESSIEMAN [OP] New Member

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    COULDN'T BE HAPPIER WITH MY 15, BUT LIKE YOU SAID, I WILL ALSO PROBABLY WANT THE NEWEST AND GREATEST. HAVING THE NEWEST HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY WEAKENESS.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:42 PM
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    too tall

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    Nothing to see, keep moving.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    I'd love a new tundra, but I'm more than happy with my 12 and plan on keeping it a good 5 years or more before I think about another truck.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:10 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    I plan on keeping mine for at least 5-6 years before getting a new one, so it really doesn't matter to me what they update for 18. I hope this writer is correct on his assumptions, a new transmission is a step in the right direction and better than scrapping the most reliable gas V8 on the market.
     
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  7. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:36 PM
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    The 5.7 isn't really isn't even that dated. Every 1 MPG increase means a sacrifice somewhere else in the truck. Cylinder deactivation, start/stop technology, direct injection and smaller turbo engines all have a laundry list of problems in return for a couple extra miles per gallon. Diesel used to be have promise, but the ridiculous EPA has made it a complicated, failure prone nightmare.
    I'm thinking you can look at the new Taco for what they will do for the Tundra. Same chassis, tweaked body, new interior and transmission. I'm actually hoping they keep the 5.7 mostly the same.
     
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  8. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:41 PM
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    My '08 is just barely broken in @~50k. I'm thinking 2025 might be "the year". Of course by then all trucks will run on humming-bird farts.
     
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  9. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:45 PM
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    Maybe it's just me, but after reading that article, if Toyota had to "choose" between increasing fuel economy and better towing...I'd opt for better towing. I think the Tundra has good tow ratings now, but increase it some; or beef it up to increase payload capacity. Why is fuel economy such a huge topic with trucks? If I was worried about fuel economy, I would've bought a Prius instead of my Tundra. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't complain about better fuel efficiency, it just isn't at the top of my list.
     
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  10. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:48 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Yawn.. one more news article... Yawn
     
  11. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:48 PM
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    Couldn't say it better. Like they said in the article, Toyota prides themselves in reliability over mpg and tow capabilities. To be honest, I'd rather that than 50 mpg (get a Prius if you want high MPG) besides, lack of cost (not including regular maintenance) and time in the shop probably brings the general cost of a tundra up to other trucks that pull 25 mph.
    As for tow capability, maybe regeared trannies would help with that, but the tundra is highly capable for a 1/2 ton gasser so I'm good.
     
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  12. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    ColoradoTJ Calm your tits

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    A slight move in the right direction. Very positive news for sure.

    Thanks for the info OP.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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    :amen:
     
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  14. Oct 17, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    How about eight lug hubs and a full-floater in the rear?
     
  15. Oct 17, 2016 at 10:06 PM
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    You right about new Tacoma! Traded my 16 Tacoma for 16 Tundra and super happy!
     
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