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Old 07-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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My vote for new model Yukon Denali or Cadillac Eacalade. 6.2L aluminum block V8's, they look great, and the rear Autoride auto-leveling function means you are always towing level. No brainer IMO. Mine tows my X25 like a champ. I go 1400 Km through mountains no prob. Wait a year though new models coming out next year.
They have been saying that for a few years now... I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:23 PM
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The lux model is about 5000 less. You loose push button start, touch unlock if you have the key near, stereo upgrade, and 20" wheels.
azx9, would you please check your pm please.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:35 PM
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You all are correct. Dealer told me that on V-8's the timing belt job alone takes them 4 hours to do and is about 2/3 the cost of that 90K service. The rest is fluids, etc.
I own a Toyota based offroad shop and do a lot of timing belts and timing chains on these vehicles. Its a shame that all dealers charge "Book rate" on these. It might have taken the first guy 4hrs to do it, but to a seasoned mechanic it will take 1/4 of that time. I just did one on a 3.0L V6 last week. Took me an hour and a half with a new water pump as well. FWIW, that 3.0L had 317K on the original belt. Yes, its was way overdue and cracked, but at only 90K, I bet the belt is still in very good shape. Just my $.02

I have an 01' 7.3L Excursion. 186K on it. I have a tuner and mods done to it. 4" Lift, 35s, and have done a lot to the suspension to get it tow-worthy for a lot of weight. I get 17.5mpg unloaded. The boat only knocks it down to 16.5mpg. Its main use is my 30ft Travel trailer though. 9000lbs and I get 13.5mpg. I live in Colorado and pull major passes with it. It easily cruises 65mph up I-70 over the major pulls up the Rockies with the travel trailer on it. It doesn't even know the boat is behind it. LOL.

Best part is that its paid for, fits my entire family(and my neighbor's family....lol) and can smoke most sport cars unloaded.

Personally, I would keep the 4runner. Get a Scan Gauge II and program the gauge for tranny temp and just drop it out of OD when it gets over 210*. The Toyota you have a is a great rig. If Toyota is ever allowed to import a diesel in the new Tundra/Sequoia, I will own one.

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Old 07-29-2012, 12:22 AM
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I own a Toyota based offroad shop and do a lot of timing belts and timing chains on these vehicles. Its a shame that all dealers charge "Book rate" on these. It might have taken the first guy 4hrs to do it, but to a seasoned mechanic it will take 1/4 of that time. I just did one on a 3.0L V6 last week. Took me an hour and a half with a new water pump as well. FWIW, that 3.0L had 317K on the original belt. Yes, its was way overdue and cracked, but at only 90K, I bet the belt is still in very good shape. Just my $.02

I have an 01' 7.3L Excursion. 186K on it. I have a tuner and mods done to it. 4" Lift, 35s, and have done a lot to the suspension to get it tow-worthy for a lot of weight. I get 17.5mpg unloaded. The boat only knocks it down to 16.5mpg. Its main use is my 30ft Travel trailer though. 9000lbs and I get 13.5mpg. I live in Colorado and pull major passes with it. It easily cruises 65mph up I-70 over the major pulls up the Rockies with the travel trailer on it. It doesn't even know the boat is behind it. LOL.

Best part is that its paid for, fits my entire family(and my neighbor's family....lol) and can smoke most sport cars unloaded.

Personally, I would keep the 4runner. Get a Scan Gauge II and program the gauge for tranny temp and just drop it out of OD when it gets over 210*. The Toyota you have a is a great rig. If Toyota is ever allowed to import a diesel in the new Tundra/Sequoia, I will own one.
Thanks offroad...From what dealer told me it seems that the V-8 is harder to change the belts on than the V-6. But I agree with you on the cost and time as it seems a bit much. The more I think about and talk with others I may just hold off and have them check the belts every time the oil is changed until I absolutely have to replace. So what's this Scan Gauge II all about and is it something I could install myself?
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:04 PM
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well bought the new touareg tdi. sweet. amazing amount of power and mpg's.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:04 PM
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well bought the new touareg tdi. sweet. amazing amount of power and mpg's.
Very nice!! Enjoy your new ride.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:47 AM
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well bought the new touareg tdi. sweet. amazing amount of power and mpg's.
That looks like mine!!
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:24 PM
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I have 2010 Toyota Sequoia towing my X-15. It has the 5.7L and tows it perfectly. The Crew Max Tundra works great as well if you stay with Toyota. You weren't lucky with your 4runner. To never have a problem out of a 4Runner is normal.
I'm looking to replace my 2005 Sequoia Limited with a new Sequoia. I've read that having the self leveling suspension is a must. Which model Sequoia do you have? I'm also towing an X-15
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:25 PM
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I'm looking to replace my 2005 Sequoia Limited with a new Sequoia. I've read that having the self leveling suspension is a must. Which model Sequoia do you have? I'm also towing an X-15
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:34 PM
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Toyota Tundra with the 5.7 Liter V8. It pulls my Pro205 like a dream.
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