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Old 10-17-2007, 11:06 AM   #43
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I have beaten many a vehicle off the line at a traffic light. with my diesel truck. not towing of cource.
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:43 PM   #44
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BillTex started the following thread about frame strength (thanks Bill). Check out the youtube videos in posts #1 and #5. The video of the Tundra on the test track (post #5) is downright scary...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...gth-36916.html
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:52 PM   #45
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Toyota: 5.7L gas; 381 hp; 401 torque; 6 speed auto;GVWR 7100; payload: 1555; tow cap: 10,200; curb weight 5445.

Ford F250: 6.4L Diesel; 350 hp; 650 torque; 5 speed auto; GVWR: 10,000; payload: 2410; tow cap: 12,500; curb weight: 7000.

Dodge 2500: 6.7L Diesel; 350 hp, 650 torque; 6 speed; GVWR: 8800; payload: 3130; tow cap: 13,250; curb weight: 6500

Chevy 2500: 6.6L Diesel: 365 hp; 660 torque; 6 speed; GVWR: 9200; payload: 3465; tow cap: 13,000; curb weight: 6006
if it isn't a HEMI, why bother...

diesel: you pay more for the truck, for the fuel, there not reliable... just came back from the new mexico balloon fiesta w/ 22 'dream streams. only two breakdowns. both diesels.... Hemi's sure ran fast and better mileage too...

flame away...

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Old 10-17-2007, 01:15 PM   #46
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I have beaten many a vehicle off the line at a traffic light. with my diesel truck. not towing of cource.
let me guess? *rolling eyes

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how bout steppin around 10 big rigs going str8 up a summit about 6,000 ft, say starting at 40mph. i'll take the hemi. i'll get to speed, say 85, B4 your turbo can think about saying "BOOST"... diesel huffin n puffin...

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Old 10-17-2007, 02:07 PM   #47
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I didn't really mean to turn this thread into a drag-racin' showdown

All I'm saying is that the Tundra has performed well for my needs while towing and is faster than most vehicles when not towing. And let's talk about stopping the whole rig; check out the front brakes on the Tundra; big and beefy with four-piston calipers.

You can argue all day about stats, videos, and magazine articles; talk and listen to the owners of the vehicles you're interested in.

Buy the Tundra

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Old 10-17-2007, 02:36 PM   #48
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You can argue all day about stats, videos, and magazine articles; talk and listen to the owners of the vehicles you're interested in.

Buy the Tundra

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Or listen to those that USED to have 1/2 tons...and now tow with heavy duty trucks...

If that is your first truck-I am sure you are impressed.

Most Folks that tow with 1/2 tons have not had the opportunity to tow with 3/4 tons.
Most Folks that tow with 3/4 tons, USED to have 1/2 tons (and would not go back).

Until you have had the benefit of experiencing both, you just don't know...

1/2 tons are a good compromise between car and truck. Fine for local towng, 5000# or so. When you move beyond that, it is time to step up.There is no comparison between the Toyota (or any 1/2 ton) and 3/4 ton trucks.

The originator of this post was alluding to that.


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Old 10-17-2007, 02:51 PM   #49
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:00 PM   #50
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"All I'm saying is that the Tundra has performed well for my needs while towing and is faster than most vehicles when not towing. And let's talk about stopping the whole rig; check out the front brakes on the Tundra; big and beefy with four-piston calipers."

i spent all too much time with 4 piston calipers in the '67-'72 era. they would be a negative point in my opinion.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:45 PM   #51
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You can argue all day about stats, videos, and magazine articles; talk and listen to the owners of the vehicles you're interested in.

Buy the Tundra

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you deserve the tundra.

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Old 10-17-2007, 04:47 PM   #52
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The originator of this post was alluding to that.


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thank you for clearing up what the original poster was alluding to. who knew!

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Old 10-17-2007, 06:48 PM   #53
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I have an '07 25' Safari FB SE and pull it with an '07 5.7 Tundra SR5 DoubleCab 2wd. I've pulled my A/S into North Carolina, Tennessee, and North Georgia; up and down hills and along freeways. The Tundra absolutely is an excellent tow vehicle for this size A/S; the 6-speed tranny and 5.7 are a perfect combo. I get about 17 mpg non-towing and 12 mpg towing.

Also, when not towing, the Tundra can out-accelerate any truck and most cars; try that in yer diesel rig. Also comes with side curtain/side airbags standard.

Get the Tundra!

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We've got the F250 Turbo diesel Lariate Crew Cab... just got back to Austin, Tx. from the Branson rally through Missouri & Arkansas. Towed our 30' Classic like a dream at 65 on a 19% grade. Mileage was 13.9MPG averaging 65-70MPH. Usually 14.5MPG w/o towing but then again, it only has less than 14K miles on it. Will break in mighty nicely.

The Tundra may be able to out-accelerate an F250 off a light (not by much, though) w/o the Airstream, but it won't towing one. Guaranteed. The F250 turbo diesel absolutely will take you to highway speeds coming off a ramp towing a trailer just like the Toyota truck with a load of potting soil in it's bed...

I like Toyotas too - had my share of 'em. But until they ante up and build a serious-weight towing vehicle, Ford's my pick.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:18 AM   #54
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Ok I'll take that challenge! I get to pick the pass say 8-9000 feet.
I will blow you away towing my Classic 31!
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Ok I'll take that challenge! I get to pick the pass say 8-9000 feet.
I will blow you away towing my Classic 31!
I'm with you, Michelle. The turbo diesel F250 is the real deal - got power when you need it not for racing, simply when you need it for safety. Passed several Tonka Trucks towin' SOB's that were obviously under powered... I guess a Tundra V8 towing a 16' would be OK, though...
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:49 AM   #56
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Second rifle season starts tomorrow and the outfitters have been setting up camps for the past two weeks. Smallest gooseneck rigs are four horse stock trailers and quite a few six and eight horse Featherlites (the AirStreams of the horse world) going up and down highways 550 and 160. Yet to see a Tundra pulling a horse trailer! Come to think of it, I've only seen one Tundra with a two horse bumper pull at the fairgrounds.
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