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RoyJ

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Posted: 07/18/20 01:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You'd be surprised how many people neglect their cooling system. With a simple coolant flush, new thermostat, and clean rad fins, very few 1/2 tons would over-heat pulling their rated capacity.

Nothing wrong with the Tundra, reliable. However, SERIOUSLY out of date, and the sales number shows. I remember jumping up and down when the specs were first released in 2006, the 381hp engine and 6 spd crushed every import and domestic competition.

That was 14 long years ago, the Tundra barely changed. Ford when from outdated and underpowered 4.6s and 5.4s with ancient 4 spd autos, to state of the art twin turbo engines making up to 450hp and 10 spd autos. And 3 chassis generations.

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My co-worker has one...electronics are outdated as well...for those who care about that.

Also, some quirks...biggest one that drives him crazy is...if you remote start the truck...it turns off when you open the door...then you have to put the key in and start it again [emoticon]


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Outdated proven reliable power plant and less technology... I may want a tundra

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LanceRKeys wrote:

Outdated proven reliable power plant and less technology... I may want a tundra


I agree, and the reliability of 70's, and up Toyota's is what woke up American auto makers.

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I like that top one. I bet you’d have to pay a pretty penny for that one!

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Learjet wrote:

Also, some quirks...biggest one that drives him crazy is...if you remote start the truck...it turns off when you open the door...then you have to put the key in and start it again [emoticon]
By design to mitigate safety issues. Not a quirk.


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specta wrote:

CaLBaR wrote:

Guess just need to bash some guys bad luck at the side of the road.


It happens all the time. [emoticon]

Some people here are very insecure about their truck and need to validate themselves by putting down other people's trucks. Some people are blindly brand loyal and justify their decisions by insulting other brands. I've owned a Ford F150 and loved it, a Tundra and loved and currently a Ram and love it. They all make great trucks for different purposes. I'm secure enough with myself that I can buy different brands.

I had a 2010 Tundra with the 5.7 and it was a beast. Always had plenty of power, never once saw the gauge move towards hot. Eventually moved into a 3/4 ton truck when we had child #2 and a bigger camper. Now that we have child #3, the 3/4 ton truck was the right decision and I won't go back to a half ton... but I still enjoyed my Tundra and thought it was a great half ton truck.

For the record, in Maryland you can register at 7000 lbs or 10,000 lbs. My Tundra was rated to 7200 lbs I think, so I registered it to 10,000 lbs rather than 7000. It would have been perfectly "legal" to carry that much weight.

Interesting enough, my Cummins diesel has a much bigger coolant temp swing when towing than my Tundra ever did.

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I suspect that he was guilty of actually believing a truck dealer when he asked him "can that truck pull my very long TT?"

Just want to make sure I understand your argument... the trailer was too LONG, which caused the overheating on a little hill? I've yet to hear this fallacy that trailer LENGTH affects coolant temperature. Are you sure you aren't mixing up your RV Weight Police conditions? Trailer too long usually causes the trailer to flip over and kill a bus full of nuns, not overheat...


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Grit dog wrote:

Nice stories in this thread....
Sounds like all the drivers there were dooshes too like the guys on this forum beating their chests about HD trucks.
Ever occur to anyone that he just had a problem? You know, sometimes vehicles break down?


The one I like the best get a one ton dually with air assist , long bed ,you will thank me. Famous quote , I have heard more then once on this forum. Yup you hit it on the head ,beating their chests.

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I had a 2017 Tundra Limited with the TRD package for a short time as a work truck. Had a lot of issues with the brakes on it, maily with calipers leaking within 10k miles. However, I hooked my 36 ft 8300 lb trailer up to it for S&G and it handled it without issues for a couple short trips. Power was never an issue but it sure was thirsty in everyday driving.


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If nothing is wrong and the cooling system is working properly, even overloaded, a truck should not be overheating.

So this truck had a mechanical problem. Had nothing to do with what it claimed to be.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

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