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Toyota Tundra Owner Experiences



  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    Exactly what is your point beyond badgering? My comment was not intended to denigrate the Subaru or even discuss it. I was simply pointing out that in snow, a high ground clearance is a benefit. Do you have something to add here? Do you dispute this?
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    Didn't accuse you of denigrating the Subaru. And IF you were simply pointing out that high ground clearance is a benefit, you would not have been exaggerating it against "any full sized truck."

    I would have nothing to add here, if not for disputing your perpetuation of the 11 inch ground clearance myth, which by the way, Tundra does NOT have.
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    According to Toyota's literature, it does. Every manufacturer uses front ground clearance numbers in its specs. Don't ask me why, I don't make those decisions. The Toyota Tundra does have 11 inches in the front. Was it your point that the Subaru has more than the Tundra?
  • ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324
    are the 265's the width of the tires?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Check out


    Tire A: 265/75 R 16

    10.43" (265.00mm) width

    31.65" (803.90mm) height

    Tire B: 285/75 R 16

    11.22" (285.00mm) width

    32.83" (833.90mm) height

  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    >Every manufacturer uses front ground clearance numbers in its specs. Don't ask me why, I don't make those decisions.<

    They sure DON'T. And you know it. Stop being a cop-out.
  • ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324
    thanks.. so when I see 265 on the side of the tire it is the width..

    but on the chart you posted the height is different from each other even though they are both 75.. I'm guessing the 75 is the height..

    obviously I'm an expert on tires.. "yeah they're those round black things in the bottom" ;)
  • lariat1lariat1 Posts: 461
    the numbers on the side of the tires are the metric way of measuring tire size.Take the 265 75 16 LT tire: the 265 is the tire width in mm, the 75 is the aspect ratio of the sidewall to tread width, the 16 is the rim size,and the LT is light truck. To figure out the tire size apply this formula.

    ((tread width x aspect ratio) / 25.4) x 2 + rim size = tire height.

    in this example ((265 x .75)/25.4) x 2 + 16 =31.65"

    hope this helps and does not confuse you to much
  • ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324

    I was just wondering if I could get wider tires (yes for looks) when the time comes that I need them to be replaced...
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    Quad knows the Tundra has 3" more ground clearance. He is just a little bit insecure about it. The Tundra easily outclassed the Chev in offroad performance when tested by Truck Trend. The Chev was equipped with limited slip and STILL lost.

    On top of ground clearance the Tundra has by far the best brakes. Truck Trend tested the Tundra loaded with 1350 lb. and it STILL outbraked the EMPTY Chevy. I think Chev equipped their truck with Chevette brakes.
  • hillhoundhillhound Posts: 537
    The Tundra still can't straddle a tree stump with a height that matches Toyota's ground clearance claims and YOU know it! The difference in ground clearance between the Chevy and Tundra is less than 1". Toyota doesn't care where they measure the G.C. of the Tundra from as long as it exceeds it's competitor's claims! To everyone who is confused about this, the proper spot to measure is the lowest point of the truck excluding the tires (hint; it's usually the rear differential housing). Not the transfer case which rides above the rear axle. Next Toyota will be measuring it from bottom of the back bumper !
    And Edmund's Fullsize truck comparison concludes the Tundra is the worst fullsize truck for offroad use. And I agree(no LSD, skid plates bolted to the trans case). Bama; go straddle a 10.5" tree stump in your Tundra driving about 15mph and tell us all what happens! Or do you not trust Toyota's GC claim?
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    You just need to go to Ford, Dodge, or Chevy's website and do a compare. Even they admit that the Tundra has at least 3" more ground clearance. They all measure the same per SAEJ1100. If you don't like it - write the Society of Automotive Engineers a nasty letter. I'm sure they will change their spec immediately.

    For the Edmund's off-road test, the Tundra had stock suspension and the Chev had the off road suspension. Hardly a fair test. Truck Trend tested similarly equipped trucks (except the Chev had limited slip) and the Tundra whupped it. Face the facts.
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    Quad - "Just the facts, Maam"

    Is Quad a Toyota owner? No. Is this a Tundra owner's topic? I do believe that Quad is doing a little of his own brand of spamming.

    Just a little insecure about his low rider Chev truck.
  • hillhoundhillhound Posts: 537
    Explain this to me; how can your Tundra straddle a 11" tree stump (which is within Toyota's G.C. claim of 11.2") when you actually have about 10" under your rear diff housing? My truck CAN drive over obstacles within it's manufacturer's measurement. Your's simply can't.
    Don't you see a problem with this?? Maybe for once you could try to explain this discrepancy rather than hiding behind Toyota's questionable numbers!
    And let us know what happens when you nail that 10.5" pine stump with your rear diff! "Oh gee! but Mr. Service Manager that stump was well within Toyota's SAE GC claim! Whaddaya mean I voided my warranty"?
    I'll await your explanation on the hypothetical tree stump situation! And good luck Bama!
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Bama's doing that personal attacks post #713. How long can this continue????
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    "Bama's doing that personal attacks again..."???

    My post #713 was in response to a post in which Quad posted a graphic file of a can of spam. I accused him of spamming. Either he or PF deleted Quad's original post. Hardly a personal attack.

    Here is a novel idea - why don't we both do as PF has suggested and start talking ONLY trucks? I'm all for it.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    It is you that's doing the personal attacks. If you look back over the weekend's posts, there was no attacks, no posts, no nothing. As soon as you does the soon as someone disagrees with you, here come the personal attacks. It seems that you're the one that doesn't get it.

    If you do believe it's spam, to not continue the personal attacks, you should report it. It's not like you haven't done it before. Right? Lastly, who made you the marshall. For you there is no damage control...just more personal attacks. Do you understand the problem? When you have nothing left to argue with...what do you do?

    BTW, you address Quad's post yet you ignore hillhound's which is a legitimate question. Why don't you start by answering hillhound's question regarding ground clearance?
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    You have a convenient (and erroneous) memory. There were many posts this past weekend including one where Quad called Cliff1 (a Tundra owner) a "Toy Odor" salesman. Pretty juvenile.

    If you guys could read you would notice that this is a Tundra owners topic.

    As I have said before - let's talk trucks.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    why are you trying to provoke things?

    hey could you please check out the tundra vs the big 3 I posted a question back there this past weekend and it wasnt answered maybe you could help me out. It was about a camry and orangish rust color spotting in the paint

  • rwellbaum2rwellbaum2 Posts: 1,006
    The discoloration could be anything from acid rain to pollen dust. Does it wash off or buff out? Is the paint chiped in those areas? Is the paint still under warranty? Could you use rubbing compound to get rid of it? If not, it may be necessary to take it to a reputable autobody shop. BTW, you may get better information if you post questions about your Camary in a Camary topic vs. a truck topic
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