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4mileduckman
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orig from lake charles
Member since Jan 2013
717 posts

New truck questions
I know the subject comes up every week but I've been test-driving new trucks and narrowed it down to 3. I just want everybody's opinion on the long-term reliability of the engine. I do pull some heavy trailers from time to time through the Hill Country. All of these are 4wd.

Tundra 5.7 wt 4.30 rearend
F150 5.0 wt 3.55 rearend
F250 6.2 wt 3.73 rearend

I think all these trucks will do what I want them to, the Ford interior is nicer but I'm not sure if those engines will hold up as good as the Toyota over six to eight years 150000 miles. I'm just on the fence about the whole situation. They all Drive good to me and look good.


Mossive
Member since Nov 2016
358 posts

re: New truck questions
coming from a f250 SD driver. if i was buying a gasser, it would be a tundra


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Rando
USA Fan
When IPs were Visible
Member since Apr 2015
13020 posts

re: New truck questions
Tundra.

Mpg sucks.

But it's worth it.


4mileduckman
LSU Fan
orig from lake charles
Member since Jan 2013
717 posts

re: New truck questions
I'm not worried about gas mileage all big trucks gas mileage sucks


geaux7122
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2011
221 posts

re: New truck questions
I'm in the same situation and I am going with an f150 xlt 5.0 with 3.55 rear-end. My buddy just bought a tundra tss and the interior is out dated compared to the Ford. Not hating on Toyota but I can't justify paying more for an outdated product.


maisweh
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2014
2878 posts

re: New truck questions
quote:

I'm not worried about gas mileage all big trucks gas mileage sucks


neighbor just traded in his tundra for an f150.
tundra - 13 mpg
ford - 18ish so far.


4mileduckman
LSU Fan
orig from lake charles
Member since Jan 2013
717 posts

re: New truck questions
Does anybody have an opinion on the 6.2?


4mileduckman
LSU Fan
orig from lake charles
Member since Jan 2013
717 posts

re: New truck questions
I hear ya. But does the 5.7 and 4.30 overcome that?


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BlindTiger7
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Member since Sep 2016
1127 posts
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re: New truck questions
Can't go wrong with the F-one fiddy.
What do y'all think about the new grill of the 2018s? Can't decide if I like it more or not. Supposed to come out sometime this fall


4mileduckman
LSU Fan
orig from lake charles
Member since Jan 2013
717 posts

re: New truck questions
How does the 5.0 hold up over time?


jdavid1
Member since Jan 2014
1557 posts

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I didn't realize they changed the grill on the 2018s. I like it.


CootDisCootDat
Nicholls St. Fan
St. Charles, The Community
Member since May 2014
1201 posts

re: New truck questions
Had to make it look Billy Bad Arse like the 250. Problem is the only way you get those LEDs headlights is with certain Lariats, Platinums, KRs, and Limiteds.


jdavid1
Member since Jan 2014
1557 posts

re: New truck questions
I know. My XLT didn't come with them and I wish it did. I looked in to it and its roughly $2,500 to upgrade from the halogen to the LED headlights. Which is ridiculous.


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SeaPickle
LSU Fan
Thibodaux
Member since May 2011
2585 posts

re: New truck questions
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How does the 5.0 hold up over time?

i have the 5.0 3.55 4x4 off road w/ 94k miles. Ive been pulling bay boats and trailers from day one. No motor or drive train issues. I dont dog it but it does well in 4x4 on the lease and in the scrap yards. The only issues ive had were minor things covered under warranty - rear defrost went out and cat went out. my E-locker/4x4 switch was acting up last week and i replaced it myself for $30
This post was edited on 5/25 at 2:55 pm


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down time
Member since Oct 2013
379 posts

re: New truck questions
I've owned 4 including a boss, they never missed a beat but i never put many miles.
The engine likes 3.73s as it makes it's power at higher revs than an eco
This post was edited on 5/25 at 3:17 pm


swanny297
LSU Fan
NELA
Member since Oct 2013
2071 posts

re: New truck questions
I have always had Jeep/Ram vehicles but for me it would be the F250 especially if you are towing. From towing i have found it is better to have more payload capacity and towing capacity even if it isnt always needed.


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YawBaw7
USA Fan
Your Mom's house
Member since Jan 2017
341 posts

re: New truck questions
What's with the obsession on this board with f150s and Tundras? Why no love for silverados?

Seems like every thread like this, someone is trying to choose between f150 and Tundra


SportTiger1
New Orleans Saints Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
17788 posts

re: New truck questions
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I didn't realize they changed the grill on the 2018s. I like it.


new chevy and dodges usually take some getting used to, but ford always makes a damn fine truck form the start.

And good lord the new titan is the most hideous thing i've every seen.


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YawBaw7
USA Fan
Your Mom's house
Member since Jan 2017
341 posts

re: New truck questions
Whatever you decide to get, don't let the salesman talk you into buying an extended warranty.

That's just a PSA I like to give for anyone buying a new vehicle


SportTiger1
New Orleans Saints Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
17788 posts

re: New truck questions
even if someone DID want the extended warranty. the dealer always calls me down the road and offers it MUCH cheaper.


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