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Tacoma Vs. Rivian

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mustainefan, Jul 25, 2022.

  1. Aug 3, 2022 at 8:20 AM
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    It has air suspension, so “yes” it can squat AND raise

    Those are 34” equivalents

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  2. Aug 3, 2022 at 8:28 AM
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    Supply and demand. Scorpion All Terrain tires are probably among the shittiest options out there. They sell for about $200-$250 a tire...the reason its marked up is because they only have 7 in stock.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2022 at 8:32 AM
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    The reviews on the Tire Rack completely contradict that. I’m pretty sure my Tacoma TRD Pro came with the shittiest option out there.
     
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  4. Aug 3, 2022 at 8:33 AM
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    Right, you take the reviews of people who use these to drive to starbucks in Arizona.

    but hey they got an 8.6/10 for mud traction from people who have never driven in mud...LMAO

    The more we talk about the Rivian the funnier the joke becomes.
     
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  5. Aug 3, 2022 at 8:36 AM
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    Ok Sherlock, please explain how you figured that out?
     
  6. Aug 3, 2022 at 8:37 AM
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    I've seen these tires in mud, they become racing slicks. These tires are mostly used as OE tires from the manufacturer and are typically only repurchased by those who are afraid to stray away from OE. Ford put these on their trucks for a while, not sure they still do or not. No different than people buying the stock Tacoma tires, the only people doing it are to keep it OE, NOT because the tires are good.
     
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  7. Aug 3, 2022 at 8:38 AM
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    That’s called anecdotal evidence.

    Also, I’m sure most of these people are intentionally taking a route to drive through mud.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2022 at 8:40 AM
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    You can't challenge the credibility of my argument with your own personal opinion. Atleast I have seen these tires live on stage in the wild outside of a paved road.

    If I had to choose between the Goodyear and the Perelli I would choose the Goodyear simply because it has a better warranty.

    They both suck.
     
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    How much are steel wheels?

    Much like an ICV, they are designed to cost you money. EVs have only exacerbated that line of thinking.

    21" tires, that sounds like a stupid idea to anyone who has ever bought a tire.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2022 at 8:42 AM
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    Hey 21" wheels worked for the chuck wagon.
     
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    Steel and wood hybrid. I wonder how the reviews are for mud?
     
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    I take my truck off-road and it cost that much. I’d do the same with a Rivian.
     
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    easily 9.8/10 the true offroad trail blazer that explored America.
     
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    Truthfully, even a stock 2022 Tacoma looks better than the Rivian.
     
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    Probably if pay and additional $3500 they’ll let you download software to make the rear air bags squat. :D
     
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    There are few people like you. Must peoples TRX or Raptors never leave the pavement.
     
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    I was walking through a neighborhood with some folks and a TRX was driving by and I commented that it was a TRX and you don't see them very often. They asked why and I said because they are typically $100k+. Of course a series of questions came as to why. Can it tow more, does it get better gas mileage, etc. Long story short, the conversation came down to why someone would buy that truck for $100k+ over another truck that basically does the same thing. and most of my answers were simply "I don't know."
     
  18. Aug 3, 2022 at 9:14 AM
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    This question is a little more general than your statement, but why do I always here that only a small percentage of people with trucks off-road or tow? Is there any data on that whatsoever?
     
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    From an offroad perspective, I've been on most trails in Colorado (non-buggy) and Moab and 99% of the vehicles are not full-size trucks nor are they usually trucks. Mostly Jeeps or really old 4runners and stuff. My 3rd gen is usually the ONLY semi-new vehicle on a trail. When I ran Pritchett Canyon, I saw maybe 50 vehicles, all old and beat up or Jeeps. Now the group I go with wheel with 4 linked Suburban on 40s and an SAS'd Tahoe but both vehicles are smashed to bits, one even did a body swap. So most people are not offroading their trucks much less newer ones.

    From a towing perspective, I have a lot of friends who own trucks for the sake of owning a truck, they never tow and didnt buy a fullsize to tow, they just like the room. The other perspective is that many people tow because they own a boat or a camper but they only tow those things a couple days a year so the truck spends 90% of it's time not hauling or towing and 99% of its time not offroad.

    From a comparative perspective, how many trucks do you see on the road towing vs not, and then compare that to how many semis you seeing towing versus not.
     
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    The answer to that question is as simple as “because they can.” Most people will never understand that kind of life.
     

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