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  1. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    It's obviously more expensive but if you buy diesel to save money you are buying for the wrong reason. It's one of those things that you have to pay to play. I don't have to but I still do my oil changes at 5000 miles. They say you can go 10k. Much more frequent fuel filter changes, transmission filter changes, etc, etc....... Yes, it's more expensive, but if pulling big loads a gasser just doesn't compare. Now add in the exhaust brakes on the more modern diesels and just another reason they are far superior towing/hauling machines. Again, neither option is perfect, each has its pros and cons, it just depends on what is more Important to the buyer.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Yep, you have to make a list of pros and cons for each. I did...A one ton gasser fit my usage plan better. The big gassers are no slouch. Mine is rated to tow 15k.
     
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  3. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    Exactly. If mine was a daily driver I would have absolutely gone with a gasser, I personally don't think I would want a diesel for a daily driver. My 6.0 in my 2500 was very respectable with the 4.10 gearsets. But as a largely dedicated tower/hauler/road trip vehicle a diesel was a great option. Just depends on your tolerance and which suits the personal situation better. Gotta make those lists and see which one comes out more favorable
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Mine is used as a everyday vehicle with many short trips. I have a 6.2 and 4.30 gears. It is great in start and stop traffic.
     
  5. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    That would surely send a diesel to an early grave. That situation is much better suited for a gasser for sure.
     
  6. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    Just curious, how many miles do you have on your 6.2? How has it been so far? I have a cousin who is a Ford engineer and spent quite a few years working on the Super Duty line and is not a fan so I am curious what the real world owners are experiencing.

    Always good to double check your "expert" sources with real world results.
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had the truck long, so I can't give a real world report.

    I did my homework before buying it by reading forums and talking to everyone with them I could find. I read or heard very few negative things.....I followed one hotshot hauler who got 418k out of his original 6.2....He goes by the name Flatbed Ed on a Food truck forum.
     
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  8. Balthisar

    Balthisar Active Member

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    Just curious, what's your cousin's reasons for not being a fan? I'm a Ford engineer who spends time on manufacturing details for the Super Duty, but I'm a "car guy" so don't actually drive them.
     
  9. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    His biggest issue, and this was a few years ago that he mentioned it, was something about the ignition system on them and multiple plugs per cylinder and somehow an abnormally high number of issues with it. To the point that he refused to own one. Now, I haven't talked to him in a few years about it so whatever the bug was may have been worked out by now, but he was pretty hard set against them at the time.
     
  10. silverfz

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    This to the OP

    Yes my tundra has such big rear space that the rear seats can move front a bit will recyline. I can take a pic if you want . I can recyline in the rear seat comfortably when the wife is towing and my daughter in the front seat. I am 6 foot 3 . Usually then its me , my son and our 90 lb dog in the rear. We have even packed the rear with 2 kids, my mother in law and my dog in the back.
    we put the dog bed on the floor and the lab chills on the floor. when she is on the floor obviously we cannot recyline the rear seat much then a few inches.

    I recommend checking the crewmax out just for the inside space . A reason all other cars are a little disappointment when truck shopping.
     
  11. NorcrossFlyer

    NorcrossFlyer Active Member

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    Thanks for the response. Someone tried to turn me on to the Tundra for the reason you stated but it turns out 2013 or 2014 was the last year they had a rear seat that can recline. I was really disappointed when I read about that because I thought that could be a good option.
     
  12. silverfz

    silverfz Active Member

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    I did not know that . I love that feature. Recylines and Moves forward . Mine is a 2008 limited .except for electric headlight leveling it had all the options . I got it in 2013 with 85k miles. Currently it has 150k. I did transmission service the first one at 120k, new plugs . the only major issue was the airbag light came on and needed a new unit. it also was the model where the waterpumps would go so i replaced to the newer pump that are 2012 onward that is solid.

    It tows my 7k camper real good. I have never felt it needed more power. Its a gasser and rev`s. funny i ride motorcycles on the road which redlines at 11k and my track motorcycle redline at 15k. When people ask me if the tundra revs high while towing i am always confused and say no. maybe 4k on tough pulls.
     
  13. NorcrossFlyer

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    That seems like a good feature. I upgraded the headlights on my '13 F-150 because the stock ones were awful. The new ones are super bright to the point where I can see their reflection on road signs during the day. Sometimes I get people flashing their brights at me until I turn mine on in return.

    And I could have gone significantly brighter with some HID bulbs. I would literally blind people with those.

    In case anyone was curious......

    https://headlightrevolution.com/200...eam-led-headlight-bulbs-upgrade-supernova-v4/

    I highly recommend.
     
  14. Halford

    Halford Well-Known Member

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    Supernova???? I don't want to blind the incoming drivers and they hit me head-on!
     
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  15. neighbormike

    neighbormike Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad someone said it!
     
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  16. NorcrossFlyer

    NorcrossFlyer Active Member

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    Ha! They are really bright but they are only about half as bright as HID bulbs. I don't even understand how those can be legal. They're so powerful they require another power source other than the stock connector.
     

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