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Who's the better truck?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by vtragweed, Dec 13, 2010.

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What truck is better

Poll closed Jan 12, 2011.
  1. Toyota tundra

    60 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Ford 250

    60 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Chevy 2500

    44 vote(s)
    24.4%
  4. Other

    16 vote(s)
    8.9%
  1. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    vtragweed

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    I'm looking at 3 different trucks right now, all have gas engines and will be used for work and personal. The first is a crew cab 2500 chevy with the 6.0, the second is a crew cab ford 250 with the new 6.2, and third is the magnetic grey Trd tundra with the 5.7. I need a new truck cause I'm towing our camper and it weighs around 8k sometimes now on the weekend
     
  2. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    For a working truck, I'd probably pic the chevy
     
  3. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    jtav2002

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    I'd probably go with the Silverado.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    If you're going gas engine, I think that GM makes the best gas engines out there.

    And I am a Ford guy...
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    F-250 all day
     
  6. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    mjp2

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    Go with the Ford. They had a horrible string of diesel engines but their chassis, suspension, and transmissions hold up well. The new Ford diesels haven't had a chance to prove themselves yet but if you're buying a gas model, you're good.

    The best thing about the Chevy is the Alison transmission, if the model you're looking at comes with it.

    If you're towing 8k, you don't want a half ton truck. Eliminate the Tundra from your list.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I think it would be a tie between the GM Toyota. I'm not sure how much I would trust Ford's New Motor. The GM V8 is almost bullet proof and the Tundy has a powerhouse of a motor. GL w/ your choice.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    I'm pretty sure the chevy doesn't come with the allison trans, I think that's only the duramax and the gas gets the hydramatic trans
     
  9. Dec 13, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Ya, it'll probably have a 6L80 in it.
    The old 8.1's and the duramax's get the alison
     
  10. Dec 13, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    I would say it depends on your price range and prefencese. My
    dad owns a 5.7 tundra and when towing our 5k lb boat to the lake the gas gets burned up quick.(this is a 2 hour trip one way) But with his previous truck a 2500hd gmc Sierra it'd pull the same
    boat and it'd only use half a tank compared to the tundra which used a full tank just on the way to the lake. Don't have any experiences with ford
     
  11. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Ford for sure.
     
  12. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    I love my Tacoma, but my next truck will be a F250....simply a beast
     
  13. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    I'd seriously consider a diesel (GMC w/ the Allison Transmission!). 8,000 lbs won't even phase it and it'll get better mileage loaded with the boat and unloaded vs your gas powered alternatives. I'd throw the Tundra out of the mix, it's a 1/2 ton truck and not in the same category as the others. It's like the Tacoma, rated to tow a lot of weight but you wouldn't want to consistantly tow/haul at the upper limits, that's when things break.
     
  14. Dec 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    Ford without a doubt. I agree with mjp2, go ahead and cross the Tundra off of your list if you will regularly tow 8k. I think the new 6.2 V8 will be a solid motor with an excellent truck around it.
     
  15. Dec 13, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Gotta say for full size i used to be a chev guy. Have you considered the new f150 thats coming out. I was reading something about a twin turbo v6... like the one in the taurus ho or whatever it is. Supposedly rated for big towing with v6 fuel economy (and not tacoma v6 fuel economy) might be worth a bit of a wait.
     
  16. Dec 13, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    I think that I would have to choose the tundra, just because I would never buy a 2500 or f-250 gas burner. If you go with a gas engine then stick with a half ton truck. Thats just my opinion though.
     
  17. Dec 13, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    Honestly, the Chevy 6.0 is going to yield about the same MPG as a 5.7L Tundra, possibly better with their multi displacement system and everything it has going for it. My parents chevy 1/2 ton with the 5.3 (pretty much a small bore 6.0 I believe) gets 20mpg on the highway and it doesnt have that multi displacement system on it even.
     
  18. Dec 13, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    You're completely ignoring things like tow rating, payload capacity, braking, and overall durability. Trucks designed to tow have built-in safety features like oversized brakes and compression braking.

    I will tell you that I'd never consider towing my Tacoma over the Rocky Mountains or through the hills of West Virginia and Kentucky with anything less than a 3/4 ton truck.

    When going long distance, always tow with a safety buffer. I may only tow 7k lbs, but having a truck that's rated for 12.5k lbs without a weight distribution setup is peace of mind.

    Those who say it's acceptable to tow 8k with a half ton have never towed distances or been cut off at speed.
     
  19. Dec 13, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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  20. Dec 13, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    I've had nothing but awesome luck with my F-series trucks. That would be my recommendation. My 250 with a 5.4 would pull 7k all day long. Like mjp2 said, it's not the motor, but the frame, brakes, and suspension that make the 3/4 ton a requirement for towing heavy loads frequently.

    I'd look at the new F150 with the TT 3.5L also, though. Supposed to pull 11,300 lbs and get 23+ mpg on the highway.
     
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