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Old 10-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #406
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i'm not against or bashing the guy. i'm just REALLY trying to point out, if you can't tow a reasonable load with a 5.7L tundra something is broken.

those things are beasts. when we're building houses/developing land we move a 7000lb bobcat+trailer around between worksites with either a '90 GMC 1ton body (and a 91 GMC 350 v8), or a '99 4.6L f150 (stock). not fast, but they move it & do so on the interstate.
The 4000-5000lb boat above you can haul ass with the 5.7L Armada (same basic power output as the 5.7L 3UR-FE tundra, but with a final drive for cruising).

so something is wrong & i hope the guy get's it resolved.

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:02 PM   #407
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I never said it wouldn't pull it. I said it gets horrible gas mileage and doesn't hold enough to begin with.

It has tons of power. It is a lot faster than my ford was. No doubt.

I'm talking about a 5000lb load.

7.8 mpg at 72 mph is horrible. The transmission constantly hunts and the thing is wound up.

The ford would pull it in top gear at the same speed getting 11.4 mpg all day long. I could run 300 miles before a gas stop. And, the ford was a 4x4 with slightly larger tires and a crew cab.

I was always a fan of the toyotas and I almost bought one a few times. I'm sure it will last a long time and its certainly not a piece of crap.

That said, I can't wait to get another F150.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:43 PM   #408
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does it ever shudder?
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The engine does not make power where it's needed for towing. It belongs in a SUV.
The tundra won't pull my boat in top gear...
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #409
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:26 PM   #410
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Do you want to ford the river?













We were sailing down the Rio Grande after previously going from hill climbs and trail riding near 'The Wall'. During some impromptu donuts in the river, the silver FJ knocked a tire bead off the front passenger rim. I happened to have a compressor in the black FJ, and he had some straps and grease.

The FJ's built in power invertor powered the compressor, while we worked the bead back into place. The hi-lift wouldn't work with the silver fj (no rock rails or steel bumpers), but the factory FJ jack and a plastic lid got the rim off the ground.

20-30 minutes later (slow home depot compressor) we were back on the river and crawled out of the banks next to border patrol before dark.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:56 AM   #411
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Those aren't Toyota TRUCKS
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:32 PM   #412
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Those aren't Toyota TRUCKS

do we really want us to start another FJ thread?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:38 PM   #413
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Those aren't Toyota TRUCKS
Let's see. 4.0L V6. Fully boxed frame. Live rear axle. Same front suspension as a tacoma, but a BETTER non-leaf spring, rear 4 link with coils. Rugged interior, real transfer case instead of push button bullshit, short wheel base.

If anything I think the Tundra is not a real Toyota TRUCK. Same junk c-channel style frame that ford and chevy use, recalls a plenty, inefficient engine for it's displacement.





Oh and today we climbed to the top of the Bishop's Cap valley. Actually required us to spot for a change, and the use of the lockers. The Dodge Dakota with us couldn't make it up (no lockers).
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #414
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If anything I think the Tundra is not a real Toyota TRUCK. Same junk c-channel style frame that ford and chevy use, recalls a plenty, inefficient engine for it's displacement.
Only worse! Chevy uses a boxed frame. I hate my Tundra good thing its free to me.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:51 AM   #415
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FJ's are sweet. I'd be interested in one, but I have a 03 Tacoma DC 4x4. 160k miles and she runs like a top. No need to change now.

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:37 AM   #416
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2014 Tundra

The new 2014 revamped Toyota Tundra is making it's debut at the Chicago Auto show on 6 February. Any ideas on what the changes might be?? I am planning on buying one of thoe to replace my 1997 T100.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:15 PM   #417
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The new 2014 revamped Toyota Tundra is making it's debut at the Chicago Auto show on 6 February. Any ideas on what the changes might be?? I am planning on buying one of thoe to replace my 1997 T100.
do a googler search. lots of talk on the interwebs.
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do a googler search. lots of talk on the interwebs.
Thanks for the tip, but have already done that. Yes, lot's of information out there, but curious of opinions here.
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Thanks for the tip, but have already done that. Yes, lot's of information out there, but curious of opinions here.
IC. I want one too. I hope they increase MPG and give the rear a locker.
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IC. I want one too. I hope they increase MPG and give the rear a locker.
Right, fbj913. That is what I'm looking for, more MPG. Also, I want an AWD selection along with 4WD. At my age, 70, I want AWD, since I want the thing to do the thinking for me.

I believe that I have my T100 sold, but if not, will trade it in. I'm 98.9% sure I'll be buying the new Tundra. I have 99000 miles on the T100, and never even had a light burn out. I'm sold on Toyota's.
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