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11-30-2014 01:52 AM
Originally Posted by Lt.Dan View Post
AgTires, you just made me go out in my underwear at 11 at night in the snow to check because I never noticed that. And it was, in fact, the hole from the TS chip. You were right and I was wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. You win. (said no girlfriend ever)

Ive done the late night walk myself for other issues discovered on the .org

Dont feel like you're alone from having traded up from a Yota. I grew up driving a '92 7.3 IDI, parked it and purchased a brand new 5.7 Tundra when they first came out in 2007. While it was a hotrod, it felt cheap from the interior to the inferior body. I abused the heck out of the truck by hauling any and everything. I remember when I first got it, stepping on the wheel-well up to the side of the bed and crushed the wheel-well! Of course I became enraged and immediately jumped down and pounded it out with my fist from the underside but when has a real truck bed ever buckeled under the weight of a (then) 210lb man??? PLUS, I couldn't even easily change the dang oil without some special tool (WTH right???) purchased from Toyota! Dents, dings, scratches were EASY to obtain all around the body. Somebody's empty runaway shopping cart crippled the driver's door at one point! I told myself this was a $35k mistake and made one of the best purchases in my life by buying my 2001 7.3. In 2012, my 7.3 IDI's life was cut short and sent to the grave early when it was rear ended. Ive clutched to the powerstroke with a death grip ever since.

While there are some minor issues here and there with these older trucks, you cant substitute their robust quality! Congrats again on the purchase
11-29-2014 08:52 PM
Patriot Don't get me wrong, I got no problem with Toyota products. I only care if a truck can work and take a beating. Seats, lights, etc. I can bypass. Ability to overload and hit a Chicago pothole? Different story. Hope it works out good for you
11-29-2014 07:55 PM
Lt.Dan AgTires, you just made me go out in my underwear at 11 at night in the snow to check because I never noticed that. And it was, in fact, the hole from the TS chip. You were right and I was wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. You win. (said no girlfriend ever)

Patriot, it feels pretty inferior actually haha. Obviously the F250 is better at what it was designed to do, but I can't believe how many stupid things are wrong with it. At least 75% of the switches in the truck don't work in some fashion (my power passenger seat moves forward but not backwards, my left mirror goes left and up only, the blower motor is intermittent, the left blinker on the dash is intermittent, the driver window up doesn't work 10% of the time, the door locks often forget 1 door, etc. ). These aren't big issues, but I never had any problem in the 'Yota that i didn't cause (fried the integration relay which is the circuit board for all accessory electrical systems).
Overall, I love the Ford haha, but darn is Toyota built an HD diesel....

My father came from a Chevy family and turned to Toyota and never looked back. Like any son, I took his advice on car purchases until I was informed enough to make my own. Every vehicle I've ever owned is sitting in my driveway currently which I think will make a good picture before I sell the Tundra. My father bought my reg cab 2wd 4cyl Tacoma off me and he loves that thing.

And for the one who asked earlier, I paid $10,200 for the truck. The seller took my first offer which caught me off guard haha. I figure I'll have it fixed to my liking for about $1,000 and I value the truck at about $12,500 at that point so I'm stoked on the deal it seems that I got
11-29-2014 07:30 PM
Patriot What does it feel like to have a real truck? Toyota? Hahahahahahahahahaha
11-29-2014 06:25 PM
AgTires4295 Dang I thought that was a drilled hole in the dash but now it looks like a toggle.

11-29-2014 01:58 PM
Lt.Dan Thanks everyone! I just spent the last 3 hours scraping off tint to get it inspected. After the first window, I realized I had a steam cleaner which is absolutely the only way to remove tint.

I am from eastern MA on the south shore. I bought the truck from a guy from the Diesels of New England (DONE) Facebook page. If anyone is on there, PM me. My name is Dave and I'll post some pictures there sometime this week.

There is no hole for the TS switch, which i found interesting. It was probably put under the dash. When I put in a Stancor relay, I will do the led at the same time. It's a bit slow to start, but takes the same time to start no matter the temp which leads me to believe the starter is weak.

New rims and tires are coming some day (gotta have the 18" OEM rims with the round holes) but these will stick around for a bit. They have brand new Nitto Terra Grapplers on them in 285/75/r16 I believe. Some friends have already said it looks like the truck skipped leg day...
11-29-2014 10:47 AM
Bjesse Nice truck man!
11-29-2014 09:47 AM
Austen Nice truck! I like the lift. Looks like it's already to go for some 35's.
11-29-2014 09:24 AM
Msp079 I see the Mass Plate where you from ?
11-29-2014 09:19 AM
AgTires4295 Where the TS knob was, you can fill that hole with an LED from any parts store and apply the GPR LED mod to your truck. Heck, why not if there's already a hole right?
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