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stumbled across this: F-150 vs Tundra

i will be the first to say that toyota appears to have done a great job on the new tundra, however, i think theres more to the current trucks on the market than meets the eye, as shown by this article.

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It is a Ford written article, so Ford is going to be the winner, obviously. But I just don't trust toyota trucks ... maybe for a little truck but not a half ton pickup.
 

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Toyota has come a long way and builds a nice pickup. But when I want a truck I'll stick to the big 3. I have not researched the new Chevy's, but it's my belief that Ford still builds the best medium duty full size. All 3 build very nice heavy duty trucks, but I tend to lean towards Dodge because of their engine options.
 

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Thats basically a written article of the video that was posted awhile ago, sorta. Was neat to watch them. Like the rumble strip, they toyata's ass end was going god damn nuts rocking back and forth with lots of flexing.
 

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I think it has to do with how much tolerance gives a nice ride and drive, while you want toughness for work. Toyota builds a good truck for a nice drive if you live in the country, but if you need to tow logging equipment you should get the Ford. For instance: Toyota's ass end was going all over the place becuase you want it to give a bit and take some vibration away from the passenger compartment, while Ford has such a strong frame so that it won't give at all.

Of course, this is my opinion and I have never personally owned a truck, but I have seen what's out there and go from there. I have no idea where Chevy and Dodge stand with this, and I'm going to get hurt if I do ;)
 

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All I have to say about the Tundra is :rolleyes2: :rofl:
 

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toyota has come a long way, from making a very small truck into making a huge truck... the new tundras are huge... i still think i would stick with a ford or chevy though
 

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as far as heavy duty trucks go (3/4 ton through 1 1/2 ton), the ford is commonly looked upon as being the best truck, the dodge is looked upon as having a better engine (lots of people love the cummins, and its hard to argue with its reliability), and the GM trucks are viewed as having the best automatic transmission (the allison tranny is pretty awesome).

having driven a 7.3L Supercab Flatbed F-550, a 6.0L Crew Cab Flatbed F-550, and a 6.0L Crew Cab Longbed F-350, i have to say that i would buy a new ford truck before i would buy anything else. they're number one in my book as far as quality and reliability goes.


as far as 1/2 ton trucks go... ive ridden in new GMC trucks, new Dodge Hemi trucks, and new F-150s, and i have to say that i was highly impressed with the F-150. the Ram kicked ass b/c you could lay a 40 foot long patch on the road no problem, but the truck itself wasnt that nice. the GMC was actually pretty bland, but it rode pretty decently, we actually were able to tow my 1976 F-150 on a flatbed trailer without trailer brakes. it towed it pretty well, but the nose was WAY up in the air.

ford is tops in my book, but thats mostly opinion. actual specs... i think ford holds its own pretty well, but who knows for sure. id really like to ride in/drive a new tundra just to see what its like. from all appearances, toyota did a pretty good job, but in the real world, im not sure how well it would stack up against the other trucks on the market.
 

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What about the Nissan Titan? Is that even a contender?
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IMO no theyre not... its a good truck but the engine is weak

Ive rode in one and my buddy has a 97 silverado with a 350 and about 180,000 miles on it and he said that the motor was pretty stout but didnt have anything on his truck and the nissan was practically brand new

Everything else is nice on them but still I wouldnt choose them over a Ford
 

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at work we have two '97 F-250s, perfectly identical (work truck package, with a service box and tommy lift on the back). Both have the 5.8 (351 Windsor); one with 180,000 miles, the other with 270,000. You can't tell them apart. I once put two vending machines on the back and still hauled them at 70 mph down the highway without much difficulty (with the exception of gas mileage).
 

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All I have to say about the Tundra is :rolleyes2: :rofl:
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I have to agree. I'm disappointed with their all out effort at designing a full size truck.

Like their wonderfully strong frames.... :noes:



Wonderfully strong seats..... :noes: (BTW, I worked at a seat supplier years ago and I can tell you that seats are never allowed to fail like this, never!! Good way to kill someone for sure)




And then their wonderfully strong tailgates... :noes:

http://www.bodyshopzone.com/editorial/abou...ty_problem.html



Nope, If I'm ever in the market for a truck it will be one of the big three only and Ford is leading that list by a long margin. I've rented a few and I love the way it drives plus it isn't designed like that tin can above :ford:
 

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I'm a Ford guy for the most part, but I really don't mind a Chevy or Dodge.

I'd buy a GM or Dodge long before any of the Japanese "trucks".
 

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All I have to say about the Tundra is :rolleyes2: :rofl:
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I have to agree. I'm disappointed with their all out effort at designing a full size truck.

Like their wonderfully strong frames.... :noes:



Wonderfully strong seats..... :noes: (BTW, I worked at a seat supplier years ago and I can tell you that seats are never allowed to fail like this, never!! Good way to kill someone for sure)




And then their wonderfully strong tailgates... :noes:

http://www.bodyshopzone.com/editorial/abou...ty_problem.html



Nope, If I'm ever in the market for a truck it will be one of the big three only and Ford is leading that list by a long margin. I've rented a few and I love the way it drives plus it isn't designed like that tin can above :ford:
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Ya know, I'd rather have the vehicle crumple and energy than, well, me... Those photos mean nothing without the context of the collision. The seats on my Escort folded worse than that from a far less severe impact. I don't believe for one minute that Ford's seats are any better than Toyota's - they're all crap.
 
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