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#111791 In the market, truck for towing / daily driver

Posted by Hollywood on Yesterday, 10:52 AM

My Vette has been pulling double duty for several years as my daily and track toy. I had a Blazer for a while as a backup, but I mostly drove the Vette all the time.

I'm ready now to get another vehicle that will serve as a daily. I am tempted to get something fun like a BRZ, but it makes more sense to get a pickup truck that I can daily but also use for towing. I have a feeling that later this year I'll be getting a trailer because I want to put race seats and a harness bar in the Vette and won't be street legal anymore. (I really don't want to swap seats every freaking track event). Plus it will be nice to be able to bring the car home when it inevitably breaks at the track yet again vs waiting for a tow truck.


Anyway, I've been doing a little research here and there...and am down to 3 trucks that I think would be best.


Toyota Tundra

Chevrolet Silverado

Ford F-150


All V8 of course, but kind of torn as to which one. I'm really leaning towards the Tundra right now. Seems like the most comfortable and has the edge with towing capacity for gasoline engines (don't want diesel). Only downside seems to be the crappy MPG.


What would you guys recommend?



3.5L EB F150. V8 sounds great but is annihilated by turbo torque when towing, no comparison.



Best towing capacity in the 1/2 ton truck market is the 3.5 Ecoboost F150. Mileage is good, too. 




And yes, I have a well cared for black 2016 F150 3.5 EB Max Tow package (11,500 lbs), spray in bed liner, heated seats all that jazz. PM for details.

#111755 Jan Member Plans

Posted by Hollywood on 14 January 2019 - 09:45 AM

You missed an epic day and made us sad by not showing up.


Yeah...I hit the bottle a little harder than planned. Definitely would not have been a good idea to drive..

#111720 SM Switches to Penske Shocks

Posted by Hollywood on 10 January 2019 - 06:00 PM

Well hell im behind, was planning on doing a few races still on the billies.

#111710 You suck at point bys

Posted by Hollywood on 10 January 2019 - 11:58 AM

LOL.  Assuming you're being "funny"...if you're serious then...LOL at you for narrow mindedness.


Not this Camaro (or any car I'm driving), if you've caught up to me, you're getting a point by as quickly as is safe for me to do so and I'm making room and making sure they can pass easily (less throttle, no throttle, a brake tap to slow down...whatever it needs to be - safely)


In the light of humor:


I'd change your statement to be more like M3 / BMW from my experiences so far, with some Corvettes in the mix.  Especially when I drove a hatchback fwd car....


But nothing beats the arrogance of Miata / BRZ drivers eh?  Big chip on the shoulders, and some underdog need to prove I'm superior mentality.  Imagine if I catch up to one of these guys IN THE CORNERS? I know I know it's simply impossible.  But, what if?




cabo has no sense of humor that we are aware of.



#111692 Goals for 2019

Posted by Hollywood on 09 January 2019 - 05:08 PM

1. Build a big steel building

2. Put Miata things in big steel building

3. Maybe find time to race


You bought it?!

#111686 Miata vs BRZ

Posted by Hollywood on 08 January 2019 - 06:03 PM


#111534 HPDE organizers

Posted by Hollywood on 02 January 2019 - 03:30 PM


#111527 Joe's Answer: The "NBeater"

Posted by Hollywood on 02 January 2019 - 02:11 PM

Welcome to the dark side pal...







You can get a new Mazda 5-speed from Mazdaspeed for 1200 if it's going to stay in the family long enough, worth doing it right if you're going to drop and swap.

#111382 SCCA Winter Festival Majors @ Cresson Jan 25-27, 2019

Posted by Hollywood on 26 December 2018 - 05:49 PM

50/50 in for SM

#111256 FS: 1995 Miata Track Car

Posted by Hollywood on 20 December 2018 - 07:57 PM

Bringing this back from the dead. Have a baby now so won't have much time for track days. Would like to buy a fun weekend car that I can take to the track 2-3 times a year.

Price drop: $5,000. Looking to move this out soon!

Fuckin’ babies, I swear.

#111255 CotA Lap Times

Posted by Hollywood on 20 December 2018 - 07:57 PM

Is the fight over? who won?


#111253 Ugh, not a car....but something just as good--Looking for a Ford shop-DFW

Posted by Hollywood on 20 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

Get her some bloody driving gloves for Xmas

#111212 CotA Lap Times

Posted by Hollywood on 19 December 2018 - 06:37 PM


#111198 2019 Miata

Posted by Hollywood on 19 December 2018 - 03:24 PM






#111148 1999 Red Mazda Miata Track Car Spec Suspension $3,000

Posted by Hollywood on 17 December 2018 - 08:39 PM

Hmm.  Cave into "the answer" or...buy 2 sets of track tires for the barge?  really puts things into perspective...





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