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Might be saying Goodbye to the Taco

Discussion in 'Towing' started by ShaShasBoo, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Aug 19, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    Beast

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    i would stay with toyota and get a 5.7 tundra......it will pull better than most......and its still a yota :D
     
  2. Aug 19, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    The only problem with the Tundra is the MPG. It isn't very good. I almost got one and I'm glad I didn't.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    zeeya2000

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    i say you shouldve gotten one. my padres tundra gets 19 mpg on the highway and 17-18 mpg around town. thats with the supercharger
     
  4. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Maybe with the blower but stock they aren't good. My buddy gets about 14 city 16 to 17 highway in his Crewmax 5.7 2wd. Also I have no need for a full size and it would have cost me about 5K more.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Well i cant argue with you because you got a Tacoma :rolleyes:
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    Yeah but I do know what kind of numbers the Tundra pulls and they aren't good.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    But, but, but, couldn't ya just rent or borrow a truck to pull the trailer? Gettin rid of the Taco just seems so drastic, lol. Miniature horses?
     
  8. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    between 10 and 11 grand
     
  9. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    Renting a truck is out of the question since she rides 3 to 4 times a week in differant places. Horses are kept about 30 miles from our house. from the Barn to her practice arena is about 45 to 50 miles. And borrowing a truck is out also. I would feel like shit if something happened to my buddies truck while I was driving it. I'd rather tear up my own truck then somebody elses with something like this.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    Any newer vehicle with a v8 and towing package whether it be an suv or a truck will pull this load just fine. It's just up to you to decide what you like the best. You don't really need a diesel for this even though the new ones are pretty damn cool. If you want to stay in the Toyota family get a Tundra, othewise I would go look at a new F150 if I were you.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Aren't tacomas rated for 6500lbs?
     
  12. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    2nd gens are... I believe 1st Gens were around the 5500 ballpark.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    Dammit, I keep forgetting the sarcasm emoticon.......sorry.
     
  14. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    The Tacoma is rated at 6500lbs. It can tow more than that. Toyota is being conservative on the towing. I would go with the 5.7 Double cab or the reg cab because of the longer bed. The crew max isn't recommened to tow over 10,000lbs because of the bed. The longer the bed the more weight you can pull, But if you are only pulling 5100lbs, you should be safe in the taco.
     
  15. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    If you get a Ford Diesel, don't get the 6.0 powerstroke. You would be better off finding an older 7.3 powerstroke. I was looking to get a F250 when I bought my Tacoma and from the research I did, there were several complaints with the 6.0.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    The bigger question here is can the truck stop more? Sure it can probably pull more but you are really stressing the truck at the max limit. Any more will start breaking stuff. If you find yourself towing at the limit all the time then you have too small of a truck for your needs.
     
  17. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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  18. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    Absolutely, I couldn't live without a pick-up. I'd just destroy the interior of an SUV cause I'd use it as I would a p/u bed. Unless you need the seating capacity or the dry carpeted trunk space, you're just spending a lot of extra money for nothing.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    My buddy says the same thing. He has had two '05 2500 Duramax's (one ext cab long bed, the other crew cab short bed) and now he has an '08 Tundra 5.7 and says the Tundra tows better than the chevys did. He's a car dealer and tows many cars a week taking them to/from the auction.
     
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