2014 Toyota Tundra

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by gec343, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Niraks

    Niraks Adventurer

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    If the Tundra is anything like the Taco or the FJ 2.5" of lift makes it impossible to properly align the front end. A set of aftermarket upper control arms might be needed.....
  2. WVhillbilly

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    :nod :deal

    Do you have 20 inch wheels?
    I have the 18" steel wheels, a buddy has the 20" with lower profile tires and there is a lot of difference in the ride.
    Mine rides a lot better.

    If you think yours is bad I'll let ya drive my company truck (Chevy) for a week, the Tundra will be great after that. :lol3
  3. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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    Yes, I have read where you need longer control arms to get an exact alignment, but I just wonder even if you had aftermarket arms, how do you get alignment when tires have rim guards. It need tweaking, just enough to stop wander, wear looks good after a thousand miles or so. I will try shops in my hometown area at some point. D
  4. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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    I never knew how bad Chevy rode until I got my Tundra. I drive 2012-2013 Chevy Suburbans all the time, and I just returned from a almost 1000 miles trip in a 13 Suburban with less than 10,000 miles and it rides terrible compared to Tundra. I never would have guessed Tundra was that smooth until owning one, and even with 20'' and load range E tires its smoother on highway than Chevy. However, that Suburban blows it out of water on FUEL MILEAGE!!!! D.
  5. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    1. Dunno, but it's got to be better than the 2013 Platinum Bluetooth atrocity that's in my truck.
    2. Yes, both in the top of the line. AC Seats in Summer freaking ROCK. :super
    3. Dunno.
    4. Dunno.
    5. Motor/driveline hasn't changed. 5.7 V8 is 381 hp, 401 torques on a 4.3-1 rear end for the Platinum edition.
  6. sloth!

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    my rims are KMC enduros and they have a large bead protector on them. A good shop wont have any issues with different types of wheels.

    3" coilover lift and LR UCAs and it handles like a dream. Before the UCAs i had a good bit of wander due to caster. This is a known issue on all leveled/lifted 05+ toyotas.

    http://4x4.fatbobsgarage.com/toyota...-upper-control-arms-pair-2007-2014-p8740.aspx

    http://camburg.com/store/07-11-tundra/toyota-tundra-performance-balljoint-upper-arms/ URL says 7-11 but they are now confirmed to fit 7-14.
  7. greener556

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    Total Chaos Fabrication makes UCA's as well.
  8. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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  9. XpressCS

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    1. Depends on which package you buy. The Premium package supposedly has 400w, the standard being 100w.
    2. Yes, depending on which model you buy.
    3. No.
    4. Yes, unless you redline the engine (it will automatically shift up), or you are in too high of a gear at too high of a speed (will not let you shift down too far), regardless of model.
    5. 401ft lb at the crank
  10. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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    Whats up you Tundra owners/drivers? Just returned from over 400 mile round trip, this thing sucked fuel like a carbureted big block, but no trouble with the nannies or check engine lights, after I tore into steering column and disconnected queen nannie. I am gonna have to get upper control arms to correct steering wander. runs and rides like a champ, just cant afford fuel.:rofl:rofl:rofl. D.
  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Considering it runs like a big block also, this should be no surprise. :lol3

    I'm not regretting my choice of the "little" V8, still hanging at 16.6 mpg on the 2 lane roads around home if I don't drive it like I stole it.
  12. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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    Hey WVhb, Tundra is noticeably sluggish with 305/55/20 load range E tires. I am putting stocker 20's back on today until I get UCA's and I am gonna weigh both tire wheel combos to see the difference, but those XD 20x9 with nitto 305's must be much heavier than stock. When my truck was brand new and I was getting used to it '' baby n it '' best it ever got was 15.3 hand calculated. It looks beautiful with the level and wheel tire combo, just need to sort front end issue with new UCA's. You ever let someone drive your truck just to stand and watch it going by? My wife drove mine around all weekend to store and back getting things for mothers day, and I watched it come and go lots of times, LOOKS AWESOME! I also let my brother drive my hot rod 72 c10 while I sit and watch it go up and down street, you get the idea of what it could use to improve or modify looks and sound. Its great to watch your truck ''72'' shifting and drifting:clap. D.
  13. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Those tires and wheels are pretty heavy.

    I rotated the Mud Terrrains on my wife's Jeep the other day and had forgotten how damn heavy they were.

    When my wife drives my stuff she usually runs into something with it, so I try to keep that to a minimum.

    I had a 67 Chevy P/U that was a mild hot rod, love the look of them and might have another some day.
  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    My GF has the older style Tundra 4 door with a 4.6L? V8. Lucky to get 17mpg. I've got a 13 Ford F150 with a 5.0L. I got 23.5mpg on a 200 mile round trip this weekend. My truck has more power and rides better, but yea, it's still a Ford.:D
  15. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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    1967, that's actually my favorite year. Mines a step side, I prefer fleet side but they are all cool. I weighed tires and wheels, Tundra Limited 20'' wheel with bridgestone dueler 275/55 passenger was 80lbs. Nitto 305/55 with 20x9 xd wheel was 103lbs. Truck feels like its gained some HP, just by putting stockers back on. I am going to get some control arms at some point and fix align problem. My wife is a very good driver, she even has a CDL. She went from teachers aid and bus driver to teacher and now to Principal. TPMS light did go out after stockers installed, I did not put pressure sensors in new wheels, just have to look at little light, after a day or two I don't even notice it. I also have trac light on cause I disconnected it too. I am my own child, always tearin something apart.:D D.
  16. WVhillbilly

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    Maybe try a programmer and reset your shift points and such.
    Not certain it will help, but it will give you a new toy to play with.

    And you should be able to turn the tire pressure light off and make sure your speedometer is right.
    My truck still has the 18" steel wheels on it, but the tires are a few sizes bigger.

    Not sure what the mileage was with the smooth tread stock tires, it didn't wear them long.
    They probably got better MPG and were quieter, but they were also totally useless on anything but dry pavement.
  17. HOT DAMN!

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    You're comparing vehicles that are almost 10 years apart. :loco

    Not to mention the gas mileage difference will be made up 3 times on the resale of that dump.
  18. hankgs

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    'Yota's and crappy gas mileage go hand in hand... I had an 06 Tundra I bought new and got rid of it after 20k miles as the shifts points were all over the place, towed like shit and I was lucky to get 13 MPG running 285 tires. Went back to a used '02 Dodge Cummins (miss it dearly-wife hated it).
    Then I bought an '11 Tacoma 4x with a 4 banger- 16 mpg. Rode like a 20 year old truck. Had a '10 FJ too (I have a problem), 15mpg on a good day with 285 tires. Wheeled like no other, great off road... but it had a tiny fuel tank and dismal mpgs...
  19. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    My Wife's daily driver is an '07 FJ 4x4. She averages 19 mpg mixed driving on Toyo Open Country AT2's (oem sized). It only has 183,000 miles on it and is still on the original rotors (3rd set of pads). Absolutely the best vehicle we've ever owned, bar none.

    When we had BFG AT KO's (*+1 sized) on the FJ mpg dropped to 17.5-18 instantly and shift points went all over the place. I don't miss those tires. Still, they lasted 105,000 miles. Yeah, seriously, and they still had life left in them.
  20. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    3x more? Come on now, you're exaggerating.

    I sold my Ranger that I bought new for 7K less than I paid for it after 10 years. Averaged $700/yr depreciation. I don't think that's too bad, is it?