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Old 08-13-2008, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Between a Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra, what would you rather tow with?

Getting a feathelite trailer ( http://www.fthr.com/trailers/model_t...=Open%20Models)

and my rig weighs about 2900 lbs.

any advice is welcome, whatever of the two i get would be 4x4 and have the larger of engines available. but i wont get a brand new tundra because they are dog shit ugly
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That trailer and rig are so light you could pull it with a mid size . Either truck will be plenty to pull that. I dig my Titan but the gas mileage sucks.
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Check out that thread-- I have almost the same trailer and *had* a Tundra too!
Now I have an '08 Armada. Haven't towed with it yet-- waiting until it is broken in...only 400 miles on it right now.
I would go with the Tundra. It has a much heavier duty drive train IF we are talking '08-'09 models.
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I like the 3111 wide deck a little better since it has more tie downs.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i have a titan, and have driven a tundra...

they both are great 1/2 tow vehicles, but, i have had rear end problems in my titan, and i hardly ever tow anything with it....

the tundra is alot heavier built....it gets my vote
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I tow a 24 X 8.5 enclosed race trailer with an '08 Tundra. No issues at all. Plenty of power.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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either one. I've hauled up to 9000 lbs with the titan and it does fine. I've never even had a need for a WD hitch. New Tundras would do great, too. I would pick a Titan over an old style Tundra (not a real half-ton, IMHO), and probably a new Tundra over the Titan.
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That trailer and rig are so light you could pull it with a mid size . Either truck will be plenty to pull that. I dig my Titan but the gas mileage sucks.
Yeah, but the mileage is great compared to a new tundra. Most tundra guys I know are getting around 16, maybe 17 highway. I can pull off 17-19.
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IDK, but don't pull up to a diesel and think your the fastest mofo on the road...



Seriously, I was suprised when I raced a Titan with my stock D-max...pretty good power. Agreed with the new tundra's look...an asshole that hasn't been washed in 10 years is still more appealing.
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I rented an '08 tundra for a few weeks out of town on business and managed to get 13-14 mpg :-) If you pussy foot it around and use cruise etc you can get more mileage of course but it was just too fun to floor it everywhere and I wasn't paying for gas. I'd say that was the worst mpg anyone could possibly get empty in that vehicle, fwiw.
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IDK, but don't pull up to a diesel and think your the fastest mofo on the road...
With a tundra and that light load I bet he's faster than most of the tow setups you see on the roads.

FWIW, I'd get the tundra even though I like the titan's interior.
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Titans are good trucks, as are the Tundra's.... I would go with who gives me a better deal

Heck one of the dealers is giving away a free Versa with the purchase of a titan or armada at sticker price.
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Pulled my 89 4Runner on a PJ 18' trailer with my old 04 Tundra Limited. Did just fine. Got 11mpg to boot.
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thanks for all the replies guys, I am going to go and test drive a bunch because I really just dont have a preference. been a toyota guy forever just dure to my rigs and have always towed with a powerstroke. time for change.

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I would go with the Tundra. It has a much heavier duty drive train IF we are talking '08-'09 models.

Read post 1, He said no new body style Tundras. I'd go with the Titan all the way over the older 4.7L equipped mid-sized Tundra for a tow rig, it's no contest.
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You'll get over the style of the new tundras.I bought one after having an older one. It was a little "space shippy" for me at first, but I like it now. Chassis, engine, brakes, trans........it's a brute compared to the titan which sports a dana 44 rear axle with an aluminum diff cover to try to shed some heat. Just look at the diff in the rear of teh new tundra and you'll understand. Then test drive one. There is no better smell on this earth than new toyota smell
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Family friend had an F150 and pulled a two horse slant load trailer with a Tack Room. When she was thinking about a new truck she took here horses and horse trailer to the dealership and hooked them up to both the Nissan and Toyota. She said the Nissan pulled it better than her F150 so she bought the Nissan and still loves it after 3 months.
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Read post 1, He said no new body style Tundras. I'd go with the Titan all the way over the older 4.7L equipped mid-sized Tundra for a tow rig, it's no contest.
I had the '05 Double Cab Tundra and towed a lot with it. I don't know about "no contest." The Titan has it beat in the motor department but I have yet to hear about anyone burning up the rear axle in a 4.7 Tundra...and I have heard several stories about that 44 in the Titan.
I just took my Armada cross country and can't wait to tow with it. That motor is sweet and the transmission seems to be geared perfectly.
That is one thing I always hated about the Tundra with the 4.7. That transmission would constantly hunt-- drove me crazy with the cruise control on-- it would kick down with even the slightest grade. That Nissan 5 speed auto behind the 5.6 can hold a pretty good hill at speed without down shifting. I can only assume that the lighter Titan would be even better.
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04 Tundra AC 4x4 cab 14ft Featherlite . Jeep weight around 4000 lbs towing10 to 14 mpg ,15 to 19 mpg not towing. Great truck and trailer.
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I had the '05 Double Cab Tundra and towed a lot with it. I don't know about "no contest." The Titan has it beat in the motor department but I have yet to hear about anyone burning up the rear axle in a 4.7 Tundra...and I have heard several stories about that 44 in the Titan.
I guess I'm really not qualified to comment on the Nissan, but I do know the older Tundra's pretty well, I drive one everyday. Company work truck, '03 SR5 access cab with the 4.7L.

It's a nice little run about, decent power from the V8, but it handles like shit whenever I get 800 to 1000 lbs in the bed. I'd hate to see how squirrelly it'd be with that much tongue weight on the bumper when towing a trail rig. Maybe Iím just completely spoiled since I do all my personal towing and hauling with my F250. Anyway, no problems with the rear end in the Tundra, but it's been through a couple transmission rebuilds already, one crapped out before it hit 70,000 miles. Other than the rear end, whatís so bad about the Nissans?

I guess itís pick your poison between the two trucks, transmissions and load capacity in the older Tundras or rear ends in the Titans. Or expand your search to include some better options, like the all new Tundra, a top of the line domestic 1500, or even a new ĺ ton considering how much Detroit is discounting them right now.
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I have an '07 Titan and like towing with it... Bought it new and got a great 'end of year' deal, and under 2% financing.
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just remember if you go the titan route to get the tow package, the non tow has a rating of 6800lbs as the big tow is around the 9200lb mark
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