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I've got some good news but more so some bad news

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Avman2119, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    Avman2119

    Avman2119 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I've traded my Tacoma in for a F350 Super Duty Lariat Crew Cab. I needed more tow power for the camper and mainly for the recently acquired race trailer and race car. I'm sad to have gotten rid of my Taco but at the same time, she struggled a little too much in the hills when towing and I felt really bad for her. Maybe someday I'll be back on here if my g/f ever decides on what she wants to buy for her :)
     
  2. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    Pics of the 350?
     
  3. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    jrdbrn

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    Great story
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    G scott04

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    Nice! lets see the race car! I would definitely prefer a full size for towing, don't listen to the doucher above me
     
  5. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    aficianado

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    what race car? an enclosed trailer?

    is the new rig diesel? i wouldnt tow a hug load with the tacoma. i think you made the right move.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Bloodhound

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  7. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    BlueT

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    Yeah too bad tow package does not include 4.10 or at least 3.90 gears on V6. Towing would be easier with that
     
  8. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Only if they did something with the transmission gearing. I think the final gearing (overdrive) is already too low on the Tacoma. It seems to rev high at highway speeds in my opinion.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    Thats a great truck, definatily cant go wrong with a F350 Super Duty Lariat! Those are really nice pickups! You will miss the Tacoma gas mileage though but once you start towing stuff you will love that Ford!
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    I am fine with Auto gearing. I think 3.90 would allow tranny to stay on 5th longer. I had been pulling max load and found that especially on hills 4th can't keep up. 3.90 probably would be perfect but they are hard to find.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    Yes its the 6.0L Power Stroke. The race car is a 77 Porsche 911 SC that I will begin towing this year. The trailer for that is enclosed. We also have a 79 911 SC which is stock but still goes to the track on an open trailer. Both cars are my girls dads but i will be learning to drive the full race one this year. Plus we have a camper and we have a boat and wave runner to use when we want so I'll be the one on the highway with a train of toys behind it :). I do miss some things about my tacoma but so far gas mileage isn't far off and it'll be a hell of a lot better when towing. See pics below...

    New Truck.
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    Full Race car in front and the other track car on the right... also enclosed trailer right behind it
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    Our camper
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    The truck handled the weight fine but struggled A LOT on hills and even more the mountains.

    Like I said, I will miss my Tacoma but I already love this truck for what I need it for.

    Its an 06 F350 Lariat 6.0L Power Stroke with less than 45k miles on it.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    I think you made the right move.

    Now you just need to get yourself an old Yota for a trail rig and tow that with the Ford.

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  13. Nov 18, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Boy I hope you have better luck with your 6.0 psd than I did with mine. In two years I owned it, I put a little over $10K into engine repairs, over and above what I paid for the truck. I had to replace the egr and oil coolers 3 times in 50,000 miles (and I wasn't towing anything with it) - they are totally prone to failure. I finally bought the Bullet Proof Diesel egr/oil kit, but then started having other issues. People warned me not to buy a 6.0, but I didn't listen. Again, I wish you the best, but those motors are really ticking time bombs, especially if you are going to tow.

    I also suggest you join the Diesel Stop forum. If you don't already, you will learn a tremendous amount about the 6.0, and what you can do to minimize the problems and strengthen the weak parts. There are some really sharp guys over there, much like this forum.

    Good luck. Oh and nice Porsche.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Beautiful F350! I approve your decision now that I have seen it and glad we did not lose you to GM! lol Probably gonna get flamed for that but oh well, after all Ford was not standing in the bail out line back in 2008 if I recall correctly
     
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    Nice Ford. Good call I think. I really like the Fords too.

    As a sports car fan, those Porsches are GREAT! At some point I'll have a track car to tow too. :)
     
  17. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    good choice on the 6.0 i tradded in my 05 f250. i miss it sometimes but love the tacoma. anyway i never had any problems with my engine but the egr and the turbo were replaced before i bought it. i did however get the "death wobble". thats the reason i got rid of it.
     
  18. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Nice truck but bad engine.

    live via :dancingbacon:
     
  19. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    just a heads up...the 6.0 is known for having a fuel delivery issue. my bro is a diesel mech. i think he said its something to do with the pump and a injector. i can get more info if you would like.
     
  20. Nov 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    Nothing more fun than an air cooled 911 on the track.

    I have 1981 SC. I drive to the track with my r-compounds.
     
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