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So you do not own a Tundra. Please tell me what was the title of this thread? "Toyota Tundra OWNERS: RATE Your Truck!" So why in the hell are you posting here. I am glad you have a Silverado. Now go and post in the Silverado threads; there are plenty of them.
"First what bothered me was the interior space. I had none compared to the Silverdo."
First the difference is not that huge up front. Let us look at some numbers
------------Rado------TundraFr Headroom-41in.-----40.3in.Fr Legroom--41.3in.---41.5in.Fr Shoulder-65.2in.---62.4in.Fr Hiproom--61.4in.---59.3in.
The Tundra is close to the Rado up front. what the tundra lacks is rear room. We all know that already.
"Second, the price. Why would I pay 28K for a base 2wd v8 Tundra when I can get a LT Z71 for that much??"
Where do you live? On the moon!!! I got my 4x2 Tundra with options for 25,700 OUT THE DOOR. That is with taxes and fees included. Please do not go quoting MSRP. Go price a Tundra and a similar Rado and you will find that the Rado is MORE expensive. I have done it many times. The Tundra is cheaper than comparably equipped Rados and F150s.
Don't make me laugh. Did you see what ratings the Rado got in the IIHS test. Here take a look:
This is for the Tundra:
This is for the Rado:
As you can see ONLY the Tundra got a GOOD crash rating. The Rado was MARGINAL.
"The Silverado T-Boned the Tundra. The Silverado was not an EXT cab, the Tundra was! The Toyota was totaled while the Silverado had front end damage. Keep in mind this was a 30-35 mph T-bone crash."
Did you see a Rado getting T-bonned by a Tundra? Not likely. So how do you know how the Rado will do in a similar situation. The IIHS reapted the same test on all the trucks.
"I mean it's funny all u Tundra owners think u can beat A silverado off the line. Look at the HP ratings! And yes I do have the 4.8."
Have you heard of the term HP/weight ratio. The Rado is heavier than the Tundra. So let us look at a 4.8 Rado 4x2 and a Tundra 4x2 and compare. The Tundra weighs 4133 lbs and the Rado weighs 4534 lbs. The Rado has 270hp and the Tundra 245. So the hp/weight rating for the tundra is 16.87 and the Rado is 16.79. Sounds very close to me. so here again the empirical data shows that you are wrong.
What about torque. The Tundra has 315 lb-ft and the Rado 4.8 has 285. So the torque/weight rating is 13.12 for the Tundra and 15.9 for the Rado.
Do you still thikn that your 4.8 can beat the Tundra?? The Rado 5.3 will beat the Tundra, but not the 4.8.
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