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Old 01-22-2015, 04:28 PM   #533
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Toyota Tundra as a Tow Vehicle

And the Ford diesel is made in Chihuahua. No more needs to said about what's under the hood in those trucks.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:39 PM   #534
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Your gonna make me pay money to be a supporting member so I can post you pictures of some door placards.
The company I work for owns (2) 2011 Silverado 1500 crew cab LTZ trucks, one with a 5.3Land one with a 6.2L. Both were manufactured in Mexico. I saw some door placards on some dually crew cab Duramax/Allison trucks manufactured in Dearborn, MI.
Only the 2500s and 3500s are made in America.
Going from memory here, and what I can find online, as I am away in a hotel and don't have my cheat sheets, but:

1500 crews = Salio, Mexico
1500 double cabs = Fort Wayne, IN
1500 reg. cab = Flint, MI

HDs (all) = Flint, MI IIRC

We don't have an assembly plant in Dearborn
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:07 PM   #535
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Maybe the door placard said Flint-
IIRC it is Ford that has/had a plant in Dearborn and/or is headquartered there.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:40 PM   #536
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Right. That'd be sleeping with the enemy if we built down there.
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:38 AM   #541
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Pulled the 23FB FC on Sunday for the first time with the Tundra.. Nice!
First time I've actually felt like I've had enough power to pull properly. I can tell it's back there, but it's not pushing or swaying my TV.
We have always had to downshift, turn off the AC, and slow down, or really rev the engine. Really nice change. Pulling from Mo down to Florida in a few weeks. That'll be first all day test on mpg. Then this summer near Leadville Co, that'll test the hill climbing and descending abilities.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:10 AM   #542
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I'll be interested in you mileage too comparing my 2wd vs your 4x4. I hope you get 11s to 12s if you drive 60mph. Unless it's very flat roads keep it on S with 5th as the highest. I wish the gas tank was a little bigger than 26 gal.

I'll be taking mine out west to Utah in June returning via I70 through Denver then back to Missouri. I'll try to take an Ike Gauntlet video with my phone. I suspect 3rd gear to maintain 60mph up that grade towing my Classic 25fb.

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5th is also overdrive, so I wouldn't lock it in to 5th as it might cause even as big an engine as the Tundra's to lug a bit. The computer is more efficient than we can be in choosing gears and although I prefer a stick shift, I have surrendered.

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Gene, It's not locking it into 5th, it's just preventing it from shifting into 6th. I took a ride with Andy Thompson a few years ago and he suggested the same thing. At 60 towing, the engine lugs in 6th gear and the gas mileage falls off. I do this often im my Tundra. If I am towing in the 65+ MPH range, 6th gear works fine.
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Same, but different.

Hi, not trying to highjack this thread, but wanted to mention a few things in common. Many of the trucks like mine came with a 26 gallon gas tank. I was happy that mine came with a 36 gallon tank. Also I have read to lock out sixth gear while towing. So far, I haven't had the chance to tow with it yet, but hopefully soon.
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Gene, It's not locking it into 5th, it's just preventing it from shifting into 6th. I took a ride with Andy Thompson a few years ago and he suggested the same thing. At 60 towing, the engine lugs in 6th gear and the gas mileage falls off. I do this often im my Tundra. If I am towing in the 65+ MPH range, 6th gear works fine.

In Drive it will eventually shift into 6th given a downhill run or a flat road and no wind or a tailwind.
Are you saying I should manually shift into 5th?
I get 12-13 leaving it in Drive.
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