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    Re: Toyota Tundra & Tacoma - real world feedback

    I heard the 2022 Tundra's are getting rid of the V8 and going into a V6 Turbo that's supposed to get better mileage. I don't own one but I think I would prefer a V8. Not sure how many km's to a tank either.

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    Thanks Whitlers ! What do they do for wheel alignments then , sub it out ?
    Quote Originally Posted by whitlers View Post
    They probably don't have an alignment rack depending on what steering components need to be replaced. Maybe?
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    I've got an '03 Tundra. Within spitting distance of 500,000 km. I've driven it as far as Inuvik and beaten the sit out of it. Still keeps on going.

    I added a Dodge 1 ton because I need to pull horses and the '03 didn't have the capacity.

    I've loved Toyotas since Central America in the '70s with Landcruisers, and I've only owned 2 cars in my life ('63 Valiant 3 on the tree and a '72 Celica with tons of primer on it) - otherwise always trucks.

    You can't go wrong with Toyota's but...don't get too little truck if you're hard on equipment. I'd go bigger and get the Tundra rather than the Taco.

    And if Toyota is the same now as in the pat, they lie like rugs about mileage.
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    Re: Toyota Tundra & Tacoma - real world feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by walker1985 View Post
    I heard the 2022 Tundra's are getting rid of the V8 and going into a V6 Turbo that's supposed to get better mileage. I don't own one but I think I would prefer a V8. Not sure how many km's to a tank either.
    Interesting. I'd prefer the 8 aswell but I'd like to hear more about the v6 turbo.




    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    Thanks Whitlers ! What do they do for wheel alignments then , sub it out ?
    They may but it would be pretty easy to ball park and send you over to an alignment shop within a couple weeks. If its just the center link and rods its basic hand tools. Not sure why they would pass you up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    Wildcatter . Have you had any Recall work or Service Bulletin work done on you 1992 ?
    I had an email from Toyota Canada about a recall on my 1990 for steering components they said contact the dealership I emailed WestCoast Toyota and they said they donít have the tools to do the work . What the heck does that mean ? Would they not have the tools to do it ?
    Arctic Lake
    I don't know any recalls and it wouldn't matter, I am not the first owner, I don't even know how many owners it had before.
    I bought it about 6 years ago cheap and just driving it, mind you spent some money on fuel pump, timing belt, water pump, new shocks, etc.
    Probably Whitlers is right and they don't have the alignment equipment, but you can take it to another shop that do have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    My Toyota 4x4 pickup is getting tired 1990 3VZ engine ,5 speed,Extra Cab 300,000 K on it . I need to put some money into it . Valve cover gaskets. Tune up . One small dent and one little bit of surface rust . Maybe a bit of paint. Couple of other things . So It needs a bit of work.
    I’m thinking maybe buy a newer used one , if you can find a good condition used one !
    I have been looking on You Tube at the 2021 man they are sweet , really like some of the colours,
    Army Green,Cement,Lunar Rock . So many models to choose from Kripes . I like manual tranny but you can only get that option in the short box . I like the 6 foot box, I can stretch out in that with a couple of inches to spare . The TRD Off Road seems like a good model then maybe do some mods after rather than going with the TRD Pro. I guess you can build one the way you like from the ground up. If I bought new it will last me until I’m done driving . Just letting some thoughts go ....
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    Your valve cover gaskets are easy...but if you follow the recommendations, they'll still leak.

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    They will not leak again, I promise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Chipman View Post
    I've got an '03 Tundra. Within spitting distance of 500,000 km. I've driven it as far as Inuvik and beaten the sit out of it. Still keeps on going.

    I added a Dodge 1 ton because I need to pull horses and the '03 didn't have the capacity.

    I've loved Toyotas since Central America in the '70s with Landcruisers, and I've only owned 2 cars in my life ('63 Valiant 3 on the tree and a '72 Celica with tons of primer on it) - otherwise always trucks.

    You can't go wrong with Toyota's but...don't get too little truck if you're hard on equipment. I'd go bigger and get the Tundra rather than the Taco.

    And if Toyota is the same now as in the pat, they lie like rugs about mileage.
    I used to rally a 73 and 74 Celica GT.
    I would love to have one in good shape!

    WLM
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    Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth ĖSherlock Holmes
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    Re: Toyota Tundra & Tacoma - real world feedback

    what is your purpose and majority uses for a new truck? I work in the bush and have primarily used chev/gmc/fords as bush trucks over the last 15 years both in 1/2 and 3/4 ton. For my personal truck, I own a tundra. It is just straight up built tougher and less of the small Mickey Mouse maintenance type issues that are $3-400 here and there.

    BUT I know your question is specific to Tacoma vs Tundra. I would go Tundra all day based solely on room. I hate being stuck in the smaller sardine can of a pickup, granted I am 6í. The tundra also makes highway road trips comfortable for 4 adults. SR5 double cab with the 6.5í box is what I have and love it. I can go as many places as most tacomas will go in the bush. The places I canít, you are getting into quad country or a true off road buggy scenario. I have never wished for a Tacoma at any time due to the potential of driving a bit further. At that point, I can get out and hike to my desired destination.

    The fuel economy difference in my mind is moot. How much do you actually drive? They V8 and V6 in the tundra and Tacoma are both relatively thirsty in their class. The potential $1000-2000/yr difference between the two does not justify the Tacoma for me. The room and much higher towing capacity has sold me on my tundra.


    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    Great information posted above ! I have not even considered a Tundra donít know much about them except they are larger.
    Maybe itís just the Tundraís that I have seen on the road but they look like they are low to the ground ,donít have that 4x4 look to them , not that Iím wanting that Roller Skate Monster Truck that the young crowd like . Maybe itís just the models I have seen . Someone could probably enlighten me !
    I will need to do some research into the rumours for what is coming in the 2022 model year .
    Arctic Lake

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    Quote Originally Posted by thick View Post
    what is your purpose and majority uses for a new truck? I work in the bush and have primarily used chev/gmc/fords as bush trucks over the last 15 years both in 1/2 and 3/4 ton. For my personal truck, I own a tundra. It is just straight up built tougher and less of the small Mickey Mouse maintenance type issues that are $3-400 here and there.

    BUT I know your question is specific to Tacoma vs Tundra. I would go Tundra all day based solely on room. I hate being stuck in the smaller sardine can of a pickup, granted I am 6’. The tundra also makes highway road trips comfortable for 4 adults. SR5 double cab with the 6.5’ box is what I have and love it. I can go as many places as most tacomas will go in the bush. The places I can’t, you are getting into quad country or a true off road buggy scenario. I have never wished for a Tacoma at any time due to the potential of driving a bit further. At that point, I can get out and hike to my desired destination.

    The fuel economy difference in my mind is moot. How much do you actually drive? They V8 and V6 in the tundra and Tacoma are both relatively thirsty in their class. The potential $1000-2000/yr difference between the two does not justify the Tacoma for me. The room and much higher towing capacity has sold me on my tundra.

    Is there a big difference in the Tundra crew cab compared to the double cab? Is it worth losing the box space?

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    Re: Toyota Tundra & Tacoma - real world feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    My Toyota 4x4 pickup is getting tired 1990 3VZ engine ,5 speed,Extra Cab 300,000 K on it . I need to put some money into it . Valve cover gaskets. Tune up . One small dent and one little bit of surface rust . Maybe a bit of paint. Couple of other things . So It needs a bit of work.
    Iím thinking maybe buy a newer used one , if you can find a good condition used one !
    I have been looking on You Tube at the 2021 man they are sweet , really like some of the colours,
    Army Green,Cement,Lunar Rock . So many models to choose from Kripes . I like manual tranny but you can only get that option in the short box . I like the 6 foot box, I can stretch out in that with a couple of inches to spare . The TRD Off Road seems like a good model then maybe do some mods after rather than going with the TRD Pro. I guess you can build one the way you like from the ground up. If I bought new it will last me until Iím done driving . Just letting some thoughts go ....
    Thanks
    Arctic Lake
    I have a 2016 Tacoma TRD Off Road Access cab 6 speed Manual Tranny 6' Box. Still available in manual in 2021 with 6' box but only in access cab in Canada.

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