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Old 01-16-2012, 06:26 PM   #256
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Have you ever driven the 5.7 iForce equipped Tundra?
Yes, why?

It is a very quick truck (whatever the point of that is), and like most current top-line 1/2 ton powerplants it has more ability than the platform it's placed in. Unfortunately, that engine is wrapped in an asexual, amorphous, bloated 110% scale exterior, with an interior so low-grade in material quality that it would make a 10 year-old Dodge Ram blush.

I'm just done with 1/2 ton trucks, overall. In the future I'm buying gas 3/4 tons - I want a solid axle front end and I don't want/need the towing capacity, I want/need the payload ability. Besides, the price premium for a gas 3/4 ton truck over a similarly-equipped 1/2 ton is minimal - both new and used. Even if you don't NEED a 3/4 ton, what's the initiative to buy 1/2 ton? Efficiency is close to a wash if you're talking about 4WD with real e-rated tires. They're physically the same size roughly. Cost (if you can bypass the diesel Viagra option) is not far from a moot point.

The 3/4 tons trucks (and on up) really are the REAL trucks in the market. The 1/2 tons do great at commuting and competently and safely hauling up to - lets say - 6-7K, but they can't carry crap in payload, and they are built very light. They're form over function.

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Old 01-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #257
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One just pulled me out of a ditch tonight. I don't know if it was supercharged or not - didn't ask.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #258
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I know this might not apply to you specifically, but where I live, trucks that are customized/modded such as yours are generally sitting in front of a double-wide trailer.

And for the love of Ron Paul... put some tires on that damn thing! Did you run out of money after the meth-head lift and bro dozer bumpers?
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #259
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I realize that this is an old post, but I didn't have a Tundra at the time and now do. Mine is an '11 DC 4x4 5.7L with a small lift and big meat tires. I've had it three months and put 6K miles on it, so think I can now comment on mileage. Half of my mileage came from one trip over the week of New Year. On the outbound leg I got 17.1mpg. This was all highway miles, and I was going the speed limit which was 75 and 70. On the return leg, again cruising at similar speeds, but this time into a stiff headwind, I averaged less, 14.0mpg. My overall mileage was 15.7. I believe that on secondary roads doing 65mph or thereabouts, a guy could easily average 17 with a Tundra. Around town I get 14mpg. I've never gotten only 10.
I'm surprised, I had thought the Tundra would do better than that. I have an '06 F250, gas engine (5.4 liter, maybe?), 4x4 with stock tires, not lifted, and in the winter I am getting 16 on the highway and around 12 in town. I get serious wood for the new Ecoboost F150, but I would have trouble getting excited by a half ton that gets the same mileage as a 3/4 ton.

I sold a Tacoma 4x4 to buy the Ford. The Tacoma was great to drive unloaded, but kind of marginal as a truck. And the 4 cylinder engine was only getting in the low 20s on the highway, so it's not like there were huge cost savings to drive it, either (other than its resale value, which was outstanding). In contrast, the F250 is miserable to drive empty, big and bouncy and crude, but put a couple of thousand pounds in the back and it evens right out.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #260
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I know this might not apply to you specifically, but where I live, trucks that are customized/modded such as yours are generally sitting in front of a double-wide trailer.

And for the love of Ron Paul... put some tires on that damn thing! Did you run out of money after the meth-head lift and bro dozer bumpers?
For you to even ask that shows how ignorant you are.

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #261
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oh, you think that gap between the tires and fender is static?

His head is so far up his ass his mind is plugged with last months corn.

Even if I was willing to engage this asshole in conversation I am not willing to take the hours it would require to explain.

They say a Picture is worth a thousand words..

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #262
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Even if I was willing to engage this asshole in conversation I am not willing to take the hours it would require to explain.
Yeah, I didn't know if he was paraphrasing his point of view, or talking about your truck... so I nuked it.

I too was too tired to explain it...
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #263
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For you to even ask that shows how ignorant you are.

I see you've narcissistically posted your Tacoma like a gazillion times in this thread. If you're going to do that with a "truck" that has a plastic bed, a topper with a bike rack, and no receiver hitch, then you just might possibly get negative feedback from those of us who own a truck as a tool for our hobbies, rather than a white trash status symbol.

It's simple, your truck couldn't do what I use my truck to do, but my trail bike could sure as heck do the off-road stuff you do in your truck... in like a fraction of the time required, and at much higher average rate of speed.

You're on an off-road biased bike forum, showing off a truck that can't even tow or haul a bike. Are you surprised not everyone is impressed by your 10^3 volume of pics?
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I see you've narcissistically posted your Tacoma like a gazillion times in this thread. If you're going to do that with a "truck" that has a plastic bed, a topper with a bike rack, and no receiver hitch, then you just might possibly get negative feedback from those of us who own a truck as a tool for our hobbies, rather than a white trash status symbol.

It's simple, your truck couldn't do what I use my truck to do, but my trail bike could sure as heck do the off-road stuff you do in your truck... in like a fraction of the time required, and at much higher average rate of speed.

You're on an off-road biased bike forum, showing off a truck that can't even tow or haul a bike. Are you surprised not everyone is impressed by your 10^3 volume of pics?

Shit dude, "his truck" (minus the engine, and minus the support) has been to the North Pole and back...

Where the favark has yours gone?


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Old 01-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #265
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I'm surprised, I had thought the Tundra would do better than that. I have an '06 F250, gas engine (5.4 liter, maybe?), 4x4 with stock tires, not lifted, and in the winter I am getting 16 on the highway and around 12 in town. I get serious wood for the new Ecoboost F150, but I would have trouble getting excited by a half ton that gets the same mileage as a 3/4 ton.

I sold a Tacoma 4x4 to buy the Ford. The Tacoma was great to drive unloaded, but kind of marginal as a truck. And the 4 cylinder engine was only getting in the low 20s on the highway, so it's not like there were huge cost savings to drive it, either (other than its resale value, which was outstanding). In contrast, the F250 is miserable to drive empty, big and bouncy and crude, but put a couple of thousand pounds in the back and it evens right out.
I'm surprised you're surprised, the post to which I was responding claimed that Tundras got 10mpg, and I was simply correcting the record. They are EPA rated at 13/17 for the 5.7, and that seems to be pretty close by my reckoning.

I found the Tacoma to be pretty darned good hauling substantial loads, but within reason. I mean, mine was a 4cyl and I'm not a construction guy, used it more for trips to Home Depot and the local landfill, but did use it to move 30 years worth of old files from my office to a storage unit, had the bed full to the rails and a utility trailer which was also full, quite a load, and it did just fine. I also used it to haul round bales of hay, both in the bed and on the trailer, and it handled that reasonably well also although I had to be damned careful to give myself time/room to stop as the trailer didn't have brakes.

My Tundra pulled a 6000 trailer/load over a pass this fall, and it was a revelation, didn't even feel like I had anything back there, would acellerate up to 70mph without any noticeable effort. Yeah, I know that the big 3/4 or 1 ton diesels are better for heavy hauling, but I don't need that capability.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:51 AM   #266
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I see you've narcissistically posted your Tacoma like a gazillion times in this thread. If you're going to do that with a "truck" that has a plastic bed, a topper with a bike rack, and no receiver hitch, then you just might possibly get negative feedback from those of us who own a truck as a tool for our hobbies, rather than a white trash status symbol.

It's simple, your truck couldn't do what I use my truck to do, but my trail bike could sure as heck do the off-road stuff you do in your truck... in like a fraction of the time required, and at much higher average rate of speed.

You're on an off-road biased bike forum, showing off a truck that can't even tow or haul a bike. Are you surprised not everyone is impressed by your 10^3 volume of pics?
lol @ this cuntfuck calling someone else narcissistic.
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One just pulled me out of a ditch tonight. I don't know if it was supercharged or not - didn't ask.
Did it do a 30 second burn-out when it pulled you out of that ditch? If not, it was probably stock. BTW, I am in no way disrespecting the stock Tundra iForce. I was very happy with mine that way. I confess that the S/C was something of an impulse purchase, but I haven't regretted it for a nanosecond.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:08 PM   #268
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I see you've narcissistically posted your Tacoma like a gazillion times in this thread. If you're going to do that with a "truck" that has a plastic bed, a topper with a bike rack, and no receiver hitch, then you just might possibly get negative feedback from those of us who own a truck as a tool for our hobbies, rather than a white trash status symbol.

It's simple, your truck couldn't do what I use my truck to do, but my trail bike could sure as heck do the off-road stuff you do in your truck... in like a fraction of the time required, and at much higher average rate of speed.

You're on an off-road biased bike forum, showing off a truck that can't even tow or haul a bike. Are you surprised not everyone is impressed by your 10^3 volume of pics?
Listen dick head.. Stop now before you make yourself look even more ignorant if that is possible.

Can you spend 4 days in Death Valley wheeling for 8 - 10 Hours a day with your Wife and Dog? No Support and No trips to town? Nope I didn't think so.

Can I tow.. Sure as fuck can.. Behind the license plate is a receiver. It is tucked up as far as possible to improve drop angle and clearance (if you even know what that means).. but You are such a Ignorant Fucking Prick that you jump to conclusions before educating yourself.

Don't believe me? Check this link under "High Clearance Tow Hitch"

https://www.allprooffroad.com/05taco...omarearbumpers

Payload? I don't WANT or NEED the payload for what this truck is built to do.. If I want payload I pick up the keys to my 3/4 Ton.

This is a thread about Toyota Trucks on an Off-road Motorcycle forum.. How proud of yourself were you by making that connection? (Wait don't answer that because I simply don't GAF...) Not everyone here is as ignorant, uneducated and close minded as you are Captain Oblivious. People on this forum have other interests than just items that have 2 wheels.. and Gasp.. they SEEK KNOWLEDGE about those interests.. Something you SURE AS FUCK DONT!

In fact the vast majority of this Forum use it as a knowledge or research base for things they are interested in. If there is a thread that doesn't interest them they stay out of it.. Like you should this one.. the only reason you are posting is to add what little narrow minded opinion you may have. DILLIGAF????

Now STFU and go crawl under a rock so I can drive over it with my boring and useless "meth-head lifted" "white trash status symbol". /ignore
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #269
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Did it do a 30 second burn-out when it pulled you out of that ditch?
LOL - no, it was snowing and blowing like a bad mofo. I met a guy driving down the middle of the snow covered road in his SUV and had to get a little too far to the side of the road to miss him. The front wheels started to get sucked into the votex of deep snow in the ditch. I fanned a downshift and was flailing madly for the little FWD knob on the dash, but it was way too late. My bad - should have had in in 4x4 already.

I just found the first thing I don't like about this truck: That stupid little knob. In any of my old trucks I could have just fanned the clutch and whacked the lever and floored it.

NOT a deal breaker - don't get excited, NXlove dude.
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lol, I don't really know why the Toyota truck thread is making people so angry. Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Nissan and Toyota all make reliable trucks and suvs in a wide array of engine displacements and cylinder counts. This was a thread for people who like Toyotas.

I like to modify my vehicles to personalize them as mine. I do it to my bike, I do it my FJ.

Videos like this inspire me to try different things.



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