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Old 03-25-2006, 08:50 AM   #29
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Devo -- Found the post where barkingspider lays out his Tundra figures. He seems to have found a TV that works for him. Note posts 22-26. Barkingspider's New Airstream

Looking at the Tundra specs I do see pretty good payload. They are better than my former Nissan Titan. Click around and look at the different numbers. It is always a fact that 2WD payload will be higher than 4WD due to extra weight of transfer box & 2nd differential on exactly same suspension setup. John 'Pahaska' Irwin chose 2WD a couple years back -- I don't know what he thinks of it now.
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Old 03-25-2006, 04:25 PM   #30
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Diesel hybrid rumor for 07

The May 2006 Four Wheeler magazine Limited Articualtion column (entitled: On the verge of the diesel decade?) states: rumor has it... ; that Toyota will offer some sort of diesel hybrid (!) on the new-for-'07 Tundra pickup. That may entice me to return but they also have to offer real towing mirrors from the factory.
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:46 AM   #31
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2007 Tundra

This morning's Minneapolis Star Tribune states that the new Tundra stats will be released on January 7th at the Detroit Auto Show. Also says that it will offer a bigger interior on the Crew-Max cab option, larger than the current Double Cab. Of course the current models are a smaller truck so this should be an easy promise to deliver on. No word on doors or number of seats. I checked their website and it is is very skimpy on details at present.
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Maybe this will become or is going to be the first real 3/4 ton from the imports?
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The Tundra could be called a "heavy half ton" according to my sources. I suspect that they will depend on a lot of current Toyota truck owners to "move up" as opposed to taking market share from domestic brands. The diesel and 3/4 chassis are not set in stone.

Accessories will be for appearance, off road and interior.
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MANUFACTURER’S EXCLUSIVE: 2007 TOYOTA TUNDRAS AVAILABLE FOR FITMENT AND MEASUREMENT
SEMA scheduled a SEMA Measuring Session with Toyota and its all-new 2007 fullsize Tundra. SEMA manufacturing members are encouraged to sign up to measure the vehicle for product development. Attendees with prototypes or parts created from measurements of the Tundra Measuring Session conducted earlier this year are encouraged to use this opportunity to ensure that those parts fit correctly.
According to Toyota, 200,000 Tundras will be produced annually, and the truck is set to launch in February of 2007.
The session is set for Monday through Wednesday, January 8 -10, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cameras are permitted.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:16 PM   #34
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We have a 2006 double door V8 4WD Tundra gas hog that ran around 36K. Tow load is 6700 pounds. Our 03 Ford 7.3 diesel gets more MPH and cost around 36K with a tow loar of 8000 pounds. A Tundra one ton with a well tested diesel may sell but that will be another ten years if it's on the drawing board today.
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Tundra CrewMax - Camera Photo

Thought you all might be interested to see a spy photo (camera phone) of the new Toyota Tundra CrewMax. Toyota will formally announce this vehicle January 8th.

Although Toyota is releasing the Double Cab (new name for access cab) and regular cab sometime in February the CrewMax will not be available until later in 2007.

What's also interesting is I believe 3 bed configurations will be available with the new Tundra. Short, Regular & Long. Picture is of a CrewMax short bed. I can only imagine what a CrewMax long bed would look like!

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You ALL Had Me at Toyota!

I am a big fan of Toyota. My Tacoma has been a great truck. I am drooling over the new Tundra.
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"I suspect that they will depend on a lot of current Toyota truck owners to "move up" as opposed to taking market share from domestic brands."

I am a big fan of Toyota. My Tacoma has been a great truck. I am drooling over the new Tundra.

I rest my case!
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:13 AM   #38
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John 'Pahaska' Irwin chose 2WD a couple years back -- I don't know what he thinks of it now.
When I bought my current truck, I could afford either a diesel or 4WD , but not both.

Downside of 2WD is that I could use 4WD to prevent spraying mud or gravel at times, but the 2WD sits a bit lower (which I prefer), gets a bit better fuel mileage, and definitely tracks a lot better with a less steering corrections than my former 4WD.

I never have been in a place with with either TV where I really needed 4WD to prevent getting stuck.

I would choose the 2WD diesel again.
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2007 Tundra stats - Detroit Auto Show tomorrow

Only later today has Toyota updated its website to include the data for the '07 Tundra: Toyota.com : Vehicles : Tundra : Specifications

Here is the data for '06:
Access Cab Payload 1455-1790#
Access Cab Tow Capacity 7100#
Double Cab Payload 1800-1835#
Double Cab Tow Capacity 6800#

Here is the data for '07:
4x2 Double Cab Std Bed Payload 1755#
4x4 Double Cab Std Bed Payload 1655#
4x2 Double Cab Long Bed Payload 1655#
4x4 Double Cab Long Bed Payload 1555#
4x2 Crew Max Std Bed Payload 1680#
4x4 Crew Max Std Bed Payload 1590#
[No Crew Max long bed]
4x2 Double Cab Std Bed Tow Capacity 10600#
4x4 Double Cab Std Bed Tow Capacity 10300#
4x2 Double Cab Long Bed Tow Capacity 10500#
4x4 Double Cab Long Bed Tow Capacity 10200#
4x2 Crew Max Std Bed Tow Capacity 10400#
4x4 Crew Max Std Bed Tow Capacity 10100#

There is a 4.0L V6, a 4.7L V8 and a 5.7L V8. Anybody looking at a 5000# trailer should only be looking at the 5.7L V8 -- 381 HP@5600 RPM, 401 lb.ft.@3600 RPM.

The rear differential ratio is 4.10, 10.5" diameter for the standard truck, but 4.30, 10.5" for the tow package. How will this translate compared to our normal understanding of these numbers? It may come out a bit different -- the tranny is a 6 speed auto with a 5th gear ratio of 0.728 and a 6th gear ratio of 0.588. And such a high tow capacity is all done with gearing. Anybody know what the top end gear ratio on an F-150 or a GM 1500 is?

My impression -- don't just look at tow capacity. Also consider the tow vehicle payload. You must add together weights of your fuel, passengers, cargo, tonneau or topper, and hitch weight -- and not exceed the payload on the tow vehicle. The '07 Tundra payload is not greatly different than the F-150 for instance. And the Tundra is a new model.
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Toyota Tundra CrewMax Unveiled

The Toyota CrewMax was released today at the Detroit autoshow. Has some very impressive specs.

I'm attaching a link to some pics from the show:

Toyota Tundra CrewMax Pics

Additional CrewMax photos can also be seen on Toyota's website (they were added today).

Toyota's CrewMax photos.

Interesting fact - Toyota's CrewMax outsizes the Dodge MegaCab.

Optional 5.7 litre V8 that puts out 381hp and 401lb.-ft. of torque.

Tow capacity = 10,800 for the regular cab with largest engine & tow package. 10,400 lb rating on the CrewMax with largest engine & tow package.

Independent testing has shown that it accelerates from 0-60mph 2 seconds faster than the competition with an 8,500 pound load.

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This looks like a great truck. Toyota is really giving the big three pickups a run for their money. I'm sure they will eventually try and compete for the larger truck market too. You can have my F250 when you can pry my cold dead fingers off the wheel.
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This looks like a great truck. Toyota is really giving the big three pickups a run for their money. I'm sure they will eventually try and compete for the larger truck market too. You can have my F250 when you can pry my cold dead fingers off the wheel.
Here! Here! I'm also a former 1/2 ton owner (Nissan Titan) and now drive an 06 F250 PSD. Increased power, payload capacity, better fuel economy. You can keep ANYBODY's 1/2 ton pickup. I'm with you slowolf!
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