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I did the same on sunday OP. I wound up with a Ram 2500 cummins. Wanted more stability towing. The tundra is the best for what it is but it is not a 3/4 ton truck.

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I did the same on sunday OP. I wound up with a Ram 2500 cummins. Wanted more stability towing. The tundra is the best for what it is but it is not a 3/4 ton truck.
throw a pic up of that beast, shit I like the Rams

you had a ton done to your tundra, must have bene hard to part with


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throw a pic up of that beast, shit I like the Rams

you had a ton done to your tundra, must have bene hard to part with
It was such a bitch haha. I spent 2-3 hours every night last week after work tearing parts off and replacing with stock. Then saturday removed my entire Icon suspension and replaced with the stock setup. Got it aligned Sunday morning and traded that afternoon. It was bittersweet but wanted to some more anchor weight for towing our travel trailer. Plus the diesel is sick for pulling. And this truck being a Big Horn with the appearance package and the upgraded Alpine sound system has more options then my Platinum Tundra did... Kinda sad.
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I had the top line alpine in my ram, that absolutely destroyed anything Toyota had.

my god light years ahead.

an that level of chrome has no been approved by , well, ME

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I had the top line alpine in my ram, that absolutely destroyed anything Toyota had.

my god light years ahead.

an that level of chrome has no been approved by , well, ME

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I lucked out and this truck had that Alpine system upgraded from the factory. It sounds great and puts Toyota to shame. As long as the reliability on this truck isnt dismal i think it'll be excellent.

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Everyone is copying @Mr. Creosote and I with their diesel trucks.

Congrats on the 250. If you got a good one, that Ford will run circles around the rest when it comes to power delivery.

I've got almost 50k on my Ram. Very solid ownership experience thus far. I prefer Ford's truck to Ram, but the fuel economy of the Cummins and the interior quality of the Longhorn are what solid me.

Next time though, I'm going MegaCab, no sunroof and air suspension on a 2020 or newer 2500.

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Alignment: $59
Coolant: $10
Cam Tower Repair: Free Under Warranty

F-250: $50,000

Makes sense... Į\_(ツ)_/Į
Wow - I didn't intend to piss anyone off but I get it, this is a Tundra forum so I guess I asked for that.

I think you missed my true concerns. I can obviously afford an alignment, coolant and free warranty work. It was the fact that these things were needed this early. I should not have to add coolant or oil to a truck this new. Not to mention, I just don't feel comfortable with my engine being taken apart and put back together this early.

If you haven't seen it before, watch what is involved in that cam tower leak repair.



I still feel like the Tundra is a great truck, I just think I didn't get the best one of the batch this time around.

To answer some of the other questions.....I got 35K trade in for the Tundra - a 2015 limited crewmax with pretty standard options. I thought that was great.

The F250 is a Lariat, FX4 package, large sunroof, remote start, push button start, adaptive cruise, LED head and tail lights, heated and cooled seats etc. The MSRP was a little over 72k, discounted to ~61k because they are trying to move the remaining 2017s.....and I got the dealer to move a little more from that price. Plus I had good equity in the Tundra to act as a downpayment.

I honestly considered trading in for a 2018 Tundra and moving up to a Platinum or 1794 but the F250s were not that far off in price. I've always wanted a diesel, keeping my fingers crossed that I got a good one.
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On the bright side if you ever have a problem with your ford they make it easy to find.

They circle it and highlight it in blue

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What was wrong with your tires?, feathering, wearing on the shoulders? Did you do your tire rotations on time and checked your tire pressures? The only issue we had was with the Michelin’s at2 that came on trd/trd pro editions. Michelin had tires re designed due to that issue. Or simply you needed alignment. As per your coolant, always check it at normal operating temperature as when it’s cold it will contract and show low in your over flow. Also some coolant loss is normal due to the fact that the water pump shaft/bearing are lubed with coolant, therefore you will always see just a drop of wetness around breather port on your water pump. As per the oil leak on your sub cam assemblies, it’s not that big of a deal, unless it was dripping you didn’t even had to do them. If they were just sweating I would wait to just before your 5years / 100km warranty expires and get them done. It’s a day job but it ain’t that hard.
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What was wrong with your tires?, feathering, wearing on the shoulders? Did you do your tire rotations on time and checked your tire pressures? The only issue we had was with the Michelinís at2 that came on trd/trd pro editions. Michelin had tires re designed due to that issue. Or simply you needed alignment. As per your coolant, always check it at normal operating temperature as when itís cold it will contract and show low in your over flow. Also some coolant loss is normal due to the fact that the water pump shaft/bearing are lubed with coolant, therefore you will always see just a drop of wetness around breather port on your water pump. As per the oil leak on your sub cam assemblies, itís not that big of a deal, unless it was dripping you didnít even had to do them. If they were just sweating I would wait to just before your 5years / 100km warranty expires and get them done. Itís a day job but it ainít that hard.
The tires were wearing on the outer edges. Alignment was checked and no adjustment needed. Tires were rotated every 5k, pressures maintained. I was about to put on a set of Michelins but I hesitated after reading the troubles others have had, regardless of tire brand\quality.

Coolant dropped more than what I consider to be normal since my last service (5k miles). The manual specifically states that coolant level should be between the lines when cold.

My oil leak was minor(hard to capture a good pic) when I noticed it but I still don't find that to be acceptable... They only get worse.

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Well it’s done deal now. We do get a good amount of tundras at the dealership here and I never so one with tire worn out this bad. Did they give you alignment print out after you had it checked? What were the before and after readings for toe? Anyway, good luck with your F250, my 2013 F150 was junk, but that could be just my luck.
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I have read this before, and want to get a gauge for everyone's thoughts. My truck just had the cam tower seals repaired. Would you be concerned for the long-term dependability at this point, or would you trust the truck from this point forward?

"Last and worst, after reading about the cam tower leaks some others have had.... I checked mine and both sides are leaking, of course. Even though this would be a warranty repair, the thought of having the top end of the engine dismantled this early did not sit well with me."
Mine had the Cam tower leak at 14,000 miles. I am currently at 60,000 miles with no issues after the repair.
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Good luck to the OP. I have been considering moving to an HD myself. I have had a fair share of problems with my Tundra. It has been solid for the last 20,000, though. Maybe it senses I am thinking of getting rid of it. The Tundras are pretty good trucks - I think the best 1/2 ton available. But, they still have their issues. I came in from a 4Runner that gave me absolutely no problems for 10 years/110,000 miles. I was expecting the same from the Tundra - but that didn't happen.
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I had so many problems with Michelin tires wearing wrong/weird in the 1990's that I abandoned them then. And have NEVER gone back.

And YES. Then, as now, totally anal on tire pressures and rotations.

I've found it best to simply: phvck Michelin.

Class dismissed.

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Bummer you left Toyota, I bet you will be back. Ford a great truck but they have more gremlins then a Tundra. Your cam leak was warrantable. Enjoy the F250 maybe you go lucky and got a good one, or maybe not. Time will tell.
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