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    Default Anyone own the Tundra 4x4?

    We're getting dialed in on a bigger flat bed, utility-open-toy hauler kinda trailer and are going to move into a 1/2 ton 4x4 to tow it with.

    The Tundra sure seem like the way to roll. The big V8 motor has brutal pulling strength.

    Any reported issues with them?
    Have the issues been corrected?

    Thanks for any takes.

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    Love mine. I have no issues. I spent apx 25 years working on G.M.s. I WAS a Chevy guy for years. If people would drive them all they would buy the Tundra. Go drive them all and decide for yourself. All Trucks have their quirks. It will smoke the rest of them. Now let the ripping and tearing begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILFORCE View Post
    Love mine. I have no issues. I spent apx 25 years working on G.M.s. I WAS a Chevy guy for years. If people would drive them all they would buy the Tundra. Go drive them all and decide for yourself. All Trucks have their quirks. It will smoke the rest of them. Now let the ripping and tearing begin.
    I drove it.
    Geezezus the power.

    We had heard of some mulligans in the past with the tranny.
    Wondering if it's been addressed.
    Especially because we're towing.

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    I know they're fast........ A friend with one got sideswiped at 4am while towing his bass boat for a day of fishing.......... the guy ran.........
    friend chased him down bumper on dudes ass........ while towing, they hit
    speeds of 135mph to keep the guy in check......

    so, they're fast.........

    the maxcrew cab is more expensive than the doublecabs... I've been researching maxcrews for about a year now hoping to find a good deal on
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    A buddy of mine has been driving new Tundra's across the country for the last two+ years for a Toyota marketing promo usually towing 10,000lbs plus. The marketing company added helper springs in the rear and those trucks pull it NO problem. They are awesome trucks but make sure you are ready for 7.5-9mpg while towing.

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    TPC, a friend of mine tows with a 2007 ish 2wd tundra TRD i think..V8..he tows about 21' toyhauler and said it struggles big time. I'm not sure how true that holds up but just being honest. I think they're the ultimate truck as long as you're not going heavy with the trailer. If i didn't have a big fifth wheel i'd have a Yota in a heartbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti Boss21 View Post
    TPC, a friend of mine tows with a 2007 ish 2wd tundra TRD i think..V8..he tows about 21' toyhauler and said it struggles big time. I'm not sure how true that holds up but just being honest. I think they're the ultimate truck as long as you're not going heavy with the trailer. If i didn't have a big fifth wheel i'd have a Yota in a heartbeat.

    Probably has the 4.7 V-8. Not the 5.7. My boat and trailer weighs about 5000 plus pounds. I get 12-13 towing in the mountains. I have 33-12.50-18 mudders and exhaust and cold air intake. Before the mudders I was getting 14-15 mpg towing. Now empty if I keep it at 65 mph it gets 17 mpg. It will spin the tires if you go around a steep hairpin turn and go. I agree there are trucks that get better milage but overall it is the best 1/2 ton going. It is more like a 3/4 ton in what it can haul and tow.
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    I've had one since 2007 and love it. I've got 56,000k with no problems to speak of other then the MPG. I've got 35's on mine and that’s the real problem with the MPG. As for towing, it's great even with the big tires I can put cruise control on 70mph and not have any issues. I've used 4x4 in the desert, mountains, and the launch ramp and it's always been great. I have the Limited and when you’re in it, it feels like a luxury car or first class in a plane. IMO compared to other makes it'd the only way to go for a 1/2 ton truck.
    I wish that the American companies would take note.

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    I have crewmax 4x4. Its a very good 1/2 ton. A very big 1/2 ton, its nearly as big as my previous Dmax. If your debating on a 3/4 ton for towing theres no question go 3/4 ton. As far as reliablitily goes not a single issue. I drove the ford and dodge product and overall the toyota was superior in my eyes. The ford was a dog. The dodge was quite nice but its new rear suspension design severly hampers capacity. The GM product wasnt available with the 6.2 yet. Its also quite capable offroad with the trd package.


    Pros- tons of power, room, reliability, drives like a car.
    Cons- gas milage is dismal, very short bed. no limited slip differential( it has auto lsd which is basically traction control by using brakes to mimic an lsd) bed bounce

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    If horsepower and speed were the only things to think about when towing, I'd hook a Z06 up to my shit and be done with it

    What does your trailer weigh?
    Well under 10K lbs. max (including the weight of everything in your truck and people), then a 1/2 ton is prolly a good choice.
    Approaching or above 10K lbs. and you should be looking at a real truck, I mean a 3/4 ton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylemenz1 View Post
    I've had one since 2007 and love it. I've got 56,000k with no problems to speak of other then the MPG. I've got 35's on mine and that’s the real problem with the MPG. As for towing, it's great even with the big tires I can put cruise control on 70mph and not have any issues. I've used 4x4 in the desert, mountains, and the launch ramp and it's always been great. I have the Limited and when you’re in it, it feels like a luxury car or first class in a plane. IMO compared to other makes it'd the only way to go for a 1/2 ton truck.
    I wish that the American companies would take note.

    I agree. I think if Toyota engineers make a big diesel..and i mean a big one like the f350/450/550...it's BYE BYE for the big 3. I'd buy one!
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    well i hope the new tundra is like the old one because my 2000 4x4 limited just turned over 300,000 miles with original tranny and motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallett21 View Post
    well i hope the new tundra is like the old one because my 2000 4x4 limited just turned over 300,000 miles with original tranny and motor

    We need pictures (of odometer) too.
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    Got a 09 Tundra Crewmax TRD 5.7 - Tows excellent.
    Largest cab in trucks. Zero problems
    Great for the long drives.
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