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I note my 07 has a much firmer ride, and doesn't sag and feel loaded like my 06 did....with the SAME LOAD on...

And they are both "1/2 Tons"....


Got me wondering: what is the exact and technical differences between a 1/2, 3/4, and 1-ton?

If I didn't know better, I could delude myself into saying this truck is a 3/4 ton...

Thoughts?

Ps: i googled this and came up flat on my face.
 

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"Ton" designations on modern pickups are merely monikers assigned by the various manufacturers to designate the intended use. If taken literally as carrying capacities nothing will make sense. Basically the new '07 Tundra is what I would refer to as a heavy-duty 1/2 ton. However the State of Texas disagrees and calls my Tundra a 3/4 ton on the title. I know another TS poster in Texas has a title that says 3/4 ton also. In the murky waters of classical tonnage designations the computers at some Texas county tax offices can't deal with the new Tundra's empty vs. gross weight numbers, yielding the 3/4 ton designation. The rear springs on the tundra are not as stiff as traditional 3/4 ton trucks so we've got a real animal of a vehicle that falls somewhere in between (which I think is perfect).
 

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I think if Toyota would have used E load rated tires they could classify them as 3/4 tons no problem. As far as criteria, I think you generally see larger rearends/heavy duty axles, 10 ply tires, heavy springs, and larger brakes on most all 3/4 vs 1/2 ton trucks mfg today. The Tundra seems to have just about everything but the tires.
 

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"Ton" designations on modern pickups are merely monikers assigned by the various manufacturers to designate the intended use. If taken literally as carrying capacities nothing will make sense. Basically the new '07 Tundra is what I would refer to as a heavy-duty 1/2 ton. However the State of Texas disagrees and calls my Tundra a 3/4 ton on the title. I know another TS poster in Texas has a title that says 3/4 ton also. In the murky waters of classical tonnage designations the computers at some Texas county tax offices can't deal with the new Tundra's empty vs. gross weight numbers, yielding the 3/4 ton designation. The rear springs on the tundra are not as stiff as traditional 3/4 ton trucks so we've got a real animal of a vehicle that falls somewhere in between (which I think is perfect).
Hmmmm been waiting for an explanation why my half ton is registered and tittled as a 3/4 ton. The county clerk and dealer couldn't help me. As it is sold as a 1/2 ton is there a way to convince Burnett County not to charge me double for my tags?
 
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