Originally Posted by Pugga
Since you've had this thing for coming up on a year now, any regrets and, would you buy it again or go with the 5.0L V8 (or something different altogether).
I don't think I would get anything else (full sized), I also don't think the 5.0 has the torque band that the EB does. With an 8k lb. trailer hooked to the hitch you can't even tell it's back there. I would also ask you to sit in the back if you think the Tundra's / Ram's / Silverado's back seats are bigger, obviously the cab is longer on said trucks but I have been surprised about the legroom in the back seat (I'm 6' 1" and have plenty of space). I've also "christened"
the back seat and there was plenty of room to move around.
There is 1 downfall of the EB over the V8 though, that is the low hanging intercooler. I out sourced a company that makes an aftermarket relocation bracket for it, but you have to buy their intercooler for the kit and it runs about $800. As far as I know they are the only [reputable] company that makes the kit, I am waiting for a cheaper one to hit the market or waiting for a rock to hit the intercooler and bust a hole in it so I can replace it.
I have put the majority of the miles that are on it now, but my old man does drive it from time to time, which I don't mind as he treats it like a baby, and gets it detailed when he does drive it, and I've had only 1 minor problem (A/C relay..) and lots of trouble free miles.
All in all, it has 420 ft lb of torque, and can spin the tires in 3rd gear, and I get compliments on it all the time. I am not knocking the taco as it is still my DD and I don't think I will get rid of her but bang per buck ratio (for the price I got the truck at) you can't beat with a stick. I also get a monthly courtesy call from the dealer just to check in to see how I like the truck.
Originally Posted by SingleCabGuy
has it been that long already since you sold Donna?! Damn time flies
I miss Donna also, but she's in a better place now.