Toyota trucks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Anorak, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Toysrme

    Toysrme Been here awhile

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    damn you must be loaded. new tundra AND pulling some kind of giant yacht up a mountain!?
    we were pulling this
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    2001 i4 nissan frontier (struggled, ate clutches!)
    '99 5.3L chevy silverado would do it with a little effort
    mid 1990's 2wd v6 nissan pathfinder (no issue at all, pull it right out of the water. Better than the chevy!)
    5.4L nissan armada would rip it out of the water


    must be something wrong if that 5.7L tundra engine can't pull it. engine, torque converter, transmission, something. That thing is a monster of a stock truck engine. when released the only other gas v8 truck engine within an honest 50bhp of it was the titan's.
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    The newer GM's are super nice. good engine. for awhile they were crap. the only way GM could compete gas-mileage wise was force the engine to run closed-loop and cruise AFR's for FOUR SECONDS after you floored the throttle LoL! throttle response & engine output was a joke! Of corse the titan and tundra come along so they had to fix it (they did, and now they get even better mileage!)


    IDK man. joking aside what's that thing weigh? you got road grade issues?
  2. bloodline

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    Yes. Tried that. Tried s mode and dropping it down a gear, too. All that did was make it downshift more. I got 7 mpg for that tank. Flat interstate.

    I got my best, lol, by just putting it drive and letting it shift back and forth. Ski annoying.

    To the poster that showed the hp graph, first of all, the graph starts at 4k, rpm. That's useless. Second, it's the torque curve around 2-3k that matters.

    I knew something was fishy when I saw the rear end gear was over 4:1 on the tundra. I should have known.
  3. Toysrme

    Toysrme Been here awhile

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    no, if you had any insight whatsoever you'd recognize it's showing the late model chevy v8's closed loop failage.


    i hate to be the barer of bad news, but something is broken, you're towing something massive (8000-10,000lbs or more) or you've got an unrealistic expectation of towing.
    from IDLE your engine has just over 75bhp on tap (that's well over 300ft-lbs of torque at 1000rpm). that's enough to move more the full-size pickup is rated to tow. the only trucks that have more than are the ford V-10, or diesel. so something, somewhere is 100% wrong. get the truck checked out.

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  4. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    Get out of here with your logic and backup documentation. :rofl
  5. silverbandit1

    silverbandit1 Long timer

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    I have been a fan of Toyotas especially their trucks, currently have a 1996 5spd, 4cyl, 2wd Tacoma with almost 309,000 miles and an 2007 4x4.
    The 96' I just drove coast to coast in August putting on 8400 miles in nearly 3 weeks and even up Pikes Peak in Colorado - it never missed a beat!

    I have been thinking of getting a Tundra as I could use a full size truck and also I have heard they are coming out with a re-design for the 2014 model.
  6. Toysrme

    Toysrme Been here awhile

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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.
  7. bloodline

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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.
  8. Toysrme

    Toysrme Been here awhile

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    does it ever shudder?
  9. bloodline

    bloodline Been here awhile

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    No.
  10. Snarky

    Snarky Vodka Infused.

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    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.
  11. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Snarky Vodka Infused.

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  15. rawdog

    rawdog Been here awhile

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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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  16. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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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.
  17. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    do a googler search. lots of talk on the interwebs.
  18. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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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.
  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    IC. I want one too. I hope they increase MPG and give the rear a locker.
  20. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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    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.