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  1. battleaxe

    F150 vs Tundra....I’ll make a decision tomorrow

    Did the OP make a decision on September 2nd? If so... Why is this thread still alive?
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    Thinking of going from Tacoma to 4Runner

    I've always been partial to the 4runner, but the Tacoma was my dream. Bought a second gen 4 years ago, and due to a second kid on the way I sold it in Feburary, traded the wifes car and picked up a 2018 4runner SR5. My work truck is a third gen DCLB Tacoma. Pros: - 4runner still has the 4...
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    F150 vs Tundra....I’ll make a decision tomorrow

    I was gonna say... Haha, how did that even get brought up? Two more gears, the same engine that's been around for nearly two decades, and a revamp on the interior? Ground breaking stuff, lol. Costs the same as a Tundra, is largely avoided because time after time it has the WORST fuel economy...
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    5th Gen 4Runner v. LR3, Need a new SUV now.

    ^What he said. Economy will be a wash, they all suck to a degree... But just like Tex said, we get so hung up on economy for minimal differences.
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    F150 vs Tundra....I’ll make a decision tomorrow

    The F150 with the 3.5 only averages 16mpg anyways. And the one guy who drives it 5-10 under the speed limit and regularly gets 19 probably needs a little more excitement in his life...
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    F150 vs Tundra....I’ll make a decision tomorrow

    This got brought up AGAIN? You probably have 2-3 hours of solid reading in the last thread that was closed. Is the Tundra up to speed with coffee cup warmers and AC for your nuts? Nope. Is it long overdue for an update? Yup. Is there ANYTHING overly wrong with it? Nope. (Despite what the F150...
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    Land cruiser 79 series - engine comparison - VDJ, GRJ or HZJ will suit better for overland

    I've bounced engine ideas around in my head a million times over, while daydreaming about building a one off 79 series cruiser. We haven't had a 70 series in North America since the late 80's/early 90's, thus my desire for one. At the end of the day, I wouldn't choose a single one of those...
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    Tex's '18 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro build

    It's so crazy... You could EASILY build a pretty bonkers rig with that $16K if you used an early/mid 90's Toy. At those kind of prices, importing a LHD 4 door 70 Series starts looking more and more attractive overall...
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    Tex's '18 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro build

    I've had a supercharger and BP51 setup in my cart for WEEKS now, just begging to threaten my marriage and punish my credit card :ROFLMAO: (truth be told, I'm probably just going to suck up the price on the BP51 and be done with it) We just bought our first house, so it's unlikely to happen any...
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    Tundra vs F150

    I misread this... I thought you said that you bought one WITH all the bells and whistles, haha. Interestingly enough, with the 6th gen 4runner looming, my wife asked why we didn't wait another year to get all the new stuff. My response was that I wanted to keep a 4runner for 20+ years. Once...
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    Tundra vs F150

    Overall this thread is interesting to me... Because this is the exact dilemma I'll face in the next 5-6 years when I buy a new truck. I think I was speaking more to the overall thread than you specifically, when it comes to diesel. It's a moot point, and that horse died like 2 months ago.
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    Tundra vs F150

    Lexus/Toyota are arguably at the pinnacle of precision automotive engineering... And you honestly think they couldn't build a 10 speed slush box, or at the very least sign a service agreement with someone else for a big fat check? (FWIW, the Aisin autos from yesteryear are shared by Jeep and...
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    Tundra vs F150

    Yeah I dunno how that comparison came about as a Raptor killer either... Super fuel economy and reliability =/= Raptor....
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    Tundra vs F150

    I thought I heard it was a patent thing? Once you remove the EGR, and throw in a chip to get it to run/shift properly (voiding the warranty), they're ok. (So like another 3-5k on top of your purchase price). Except for the Cummins. Dodge are so out of touch with reality they put a 500ft-lb...
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    Tundra vs F150

    I agree mostly. Financially yes, it's something like 150,000 miles to break even on the price difference between gas and diesel. The whole point that keeps getting missed/overlooked, is if you need the diesel, buy the Ford (or one of the other offerings). The Tundra does not, and likely will...
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    Clutch’s deep thoughts thread...

    Blogs are largely garbage to me, and travel write ups? Nah... Show me a picture with maybe a caption, and I'd get bored after a half dozen if you're just a stranger. I miss the days of spending hours at a time on Pirate, seeing "real" build threads happen. Nothing bolt on, everything...
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    First Foray into 4Runners - My 1st Gen Build

    That's a great point... I guess I always imagined having mine on 37's! Your 4Runner has me jonesing for another one. Definitely don't need it, and I've got enough on the go...
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    First Foray into 4Runners - My 1st Gen Build

    This has always been my favorite look. Dude did such a wicked job, wish I remembered where the build thread was. (From what I recall, it was an LS/Atlas with tons and 42's?) Edit: Build thread here if anyone's bored haha -...
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    Why aren't more tacoma owners up in arms about their trucks?

    Yes... To be honest, I don't really know where I was going with that... First you're ADAMANT that you spent 40k on the offroad package... And now you're waving the sticker around like a badge of honor? Honestly... If you bought the TRD Offroad expecting it was somehow MORE than any other...
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    Why aren't more tacoma owners up in arms about their trucks?

    Gotcha, that makes sense overall when you compare it with the specifics of the LR3. I'm still not on board with the "I paid 40k for the offroad package, so I expect an offroad truck"... My logic for that is if you do the basic research, it's easy to realize that the offroad package is purely...
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