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A couple years ago, I took my girls up for an incredible 10 days at Yellowstone. On the way back, we stayed one last night in Lander, WY to alleviate the long ride home...

While enjoying a hot tub soak at the hotel, there was a nice woman practically sobbing. It seems they had taken their new Ford truck up from Texas only to have it implode 2 hours from Yellowstone. All week long they battled with the local Ford dealer.

At one point, it was cleared to go but broke down again 10 miles outside of town. More towing, frustration, etc.

They finally said "screw it" and rented a Jeep for a couple days to get to the park. But basically, their vaca was ruined.

I offered some advice: "get a Toyota"

I hope I wasn't gloating when I said that my 2006 Doublecab had just gone 2,900 miles without so much as burp.

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I think they are just going to bring back the TRD PRO.

I'd like to see a new headunit (apple/android compatible)
Better MPGs (but I'm not sure about turbo charging...) - so maybe an 8 speed tranny?
A little more creature comforts in the interior - rear air controls or something more than just the 12v outlet.

I keep changing my mind on what I really want the next redesign to have. Honestly, I like the simplicity of the current Tundra. I'm not sold on the TSS +P stuff. Not sure I really a computer to stop my car for me, put me back into the lane, or keep a reasonable following distance. Seems like I've been doing a good job of that for the last 20+ years... IDK, maybe it would be nice to have something protect me from the idiot that can't keep his face out of his phone while driving though.

Concerning Turbos - there just doesn't seem to be enough time yet to see if those are designed for the long term owner. I've had the last car for 10 years, and no plans to get rid of it... I don't like the idea of having to change out a 50k truck every 5 years.

The top complaint I see on this forum about the tundra is the poor MPGs, however, if the only way to improve the MPG's is to go Turbo like the the big 3, is it really worth it? I'm not sold.
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I think they are just going to bring back the TRD PRO.

if the only way to improve the MPG's is to go Turbo like the the big 3, is it really worth it? I'm not sold.
It's not the only way. I was talking to a guy at work who is driving a 2017 Chevy Silverado something something trim package as a loaner while his vehicle is rebuilt following an accident. It has the cylinder deactivation system that shuts off 4 cylinders when big power and torque isn't needed. When he is rolling down the interstate at 75 mph, he said the instant fuel economy is reporting 25 mpg with half the cylinders turned off. If someone were adventurous enough to cut into their own wiring harness, they could experiment with a redneck version of a deactivation system going through a toggle switch, though that might anger the computer system.
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I think they are just going to bring back the TRD PRO.

if the only way to improve the MPG's is to go Turbo like the the big 3, is it really worth it? I'm not sold.
It's not the only way. I was talking to a guy at work who is driving a 2017 Chevy Silverado something something trim package as a loaner while his vehicle is rebuilt following an accident. It has the cylinder deactivation system that shuts off 4 cylinders when big power and torque isn't needed. When he is rolling down the interstate at 75 mph, he said the instant fuel economy is reporting 25 mpg with half the cylinders turned off. If someone were adventurous enough to cut into their own wiring harness, they could experiment with a redneck version of a deactivation system going through a toggle switch, though that might anger the computer system.
There is so much more to that displacement on demand than flipping a switch. GMs DOD is a poor attempt that they still cannot get right after 10+ years. Frozen lifters stuck in the bore and oil consumption issues plague these engines. No thanks.
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I have a Pilot with the Cylinder Deactivation "Eco" mode... V6. It does save on fuel on flat roads at cruising speed. No two ways around it.
However, I wonder sometimes... If it always shuts off the same 3 cylinders, does that mean that half of my engine will be twice as worn out as the other half?

That doesn't seem like a good thing to me...

I have a boss with a 2.8 Turbo Duramax (colorado). Yep, he gets nearly 27 - 30 mpg in a truck (midsize, yes). It's very appealing to have car like MPG's in a truck... but again, I'm just not sold on the Turbo Stuff.

Does anyone on here have actual experience with the latest version of the ecoboom going boom?
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Piss on better mpg

Punch it out to 6.2 and let er rip

Ok ok 14-15 city woo hoo

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Piss on better mpg

Punch it out to 6.2 and let er rip

Ok ok 14-15 city woo hoo

425 hp 460 lbs
I like the way you think. I believe the only thing that these trucks need is for the people who care about good fuel mileage to stop buying them.

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It's not the only way. I was talking to a guy at work who is driving a 2017 Chevy Silverado something something trim package as a loaner while his vehicle is rebuilt following an accident. It has the cylinder deactivation system that shuts off 4 cylinders when big power and torque isn't needed. When he is rolling down the interstate at 75 mph, he said the instant fuel economy is reporting 25 mpg with half the cylinders turned off. If someone were adventurous enough to cut into their own wiring harness, they could experiment with a redneck version of a deactivation system going through a toggle switch, though that might anger the computer system.
You didn't believe him when he told you that nonsense did you?

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I have a Pilot with the Cylinder Deactivation "Eco" mode... V6. It does save on fuel on flat roads at cruising speed. No two ways around it.
However, I wonder sometimes... If it always shuts off the same 3 cylinders, does that mean that half of my engine will be twice as worn out as the other half?

That doesn't seem like a good thing to me...

I have a boss with a 2.8 Turbo Duramax (colorado). Yep, he gets nearly 27 - 30 mpg in a truck (midsize, yes). It's very appealing to have car like MPG's in a truck... but again, I'm just not sold on the Turbo Stuff.

Does anyone on here have actual experience with the latest version of the ecoboom going boom?
Turbo DIESELS are cool but they are riddled with problems after the implementation of all of the emissions garbage. Chat with your boss after he begins to have DEF and DPF issues and see if that MPG was worth it.

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Back in trade school for refrigeration I seem to recall a lesson on cylinder unloading and the cylinders unloaded had more wear...
The info might have been dated and was vague, but I think I would rather suffer with worse mpg's but know I had a reliable platform.


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Does anyone on here have actual experience with the latest version of the ecoboom going boom?





Yeah I do. My cousin has a Eco Bomb Platinum 4x4 with all the bells & whistles and Stock 20"s tires.

I SMOKED him with my 2007 Crewmax Limited with 35"s tires from rolling starts and then on red light starts!!!

However, The F-150 Platinum interior is very nice. I would love to have the massaging captain chairs.







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The Tacoma TRD pro is getting a snorkel.
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I'll take a snorkel on a Tacoma as a good omen

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2019 shaping up to be a big truck year. Tundra, Ram and Silverado all looking good. Believe my '17 Pro will be gone sooner than later just don't know with what. Like it a lot but not in love with it.

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