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#801 of 1986 New Tundra SR5 extended cab v8
Jul 15, 2001 (5:37 pm)
Bought a 2001 Tundra SR5 extended cab v8 yesterday; (traded in a 2000 Ford F150 extended cab 4dr 4.2L V6)
So far I am very impressed by the Tundra's ride, smooth (and powerful) engine, and how quiet it is. Also, it's much better at maneuvering into tight parking spaces (than the F150).
The cabin is smaller than the F150 but personally I don't mind. Three (small to average people) could sit in the front seat because of the great middle storage bin which folds up to allow a 3rd front passenger. Seats are comfortable and firm.
My only initial concern is the lack of ABS. Minor beefs are the lack of factory keyless entry (would probably cost Toyota $30 to add it), and the tiny storage space under the rear seat.
Jul 16, 2001 (10:47 am)
How would the crew cab 4 door impact the hauling/towing capacityof the tundra? Do hope they beef up the frame and suspension before pursuing this configuration.
Jul 16, 2001 (10:52 am)
I understand your suspension question and obviously, if they add weight to the vehicle, they will need to use properly matched suspension components. What I don't understand is your question on the frame. You seem to imply that the frame is not as strong as needed. Did I just read something into your post that you didn't intend?
#804 of 1986 Just wondering if the frame was going
Jul 16, 2001 (1:46 pm)
to be changed. Not saying that the current one is not strong enough to support the extra load. Another question is will they be offering a larger engine as an option since Nissan is around the corner with their full size and the 5.5l?
#805 of 1986 Larger engine
Jul 16, 2001 (2:17 pm)
Its on the way. No details on size or when, but it is coming.
Jul 22, 2001 (8:34 pm)
I read somewhere that a "Durango-sized" suv off of the Tundra platform was in the "advanced prototype stages." My guess would be that this is the new 4runner, but I read that the new 4runner would once again be off of the Tacoma platform. Who knows anything about this? Does anyone know where I can find a picture of the 2002 4runner? Thanks.
#807 of 1986 2002 Runners
Jul 24, 2001 (6:29 am)
The 2002 will be unchanged, but there is a new Runner coming out this winter. I don't know if it will be a 2002.5 or a 2003. It will be larger with an optional 3rd seat and V8 engine. As of yet, those are all the details I know.
Jul 29, 2001 (4:51 pm)
What is the best thing to use to remove paint used for highway striping. I picked it up on the tires, mudflaps and wheelwells?
#809 of 1986 Bug and tar remover
Jul 29, 2001 (4:57 pm)
#810 of 1986 Off-road Package
Aug 31, 2001 (5:14 pm)
I am considering a 2001 Tundra with the off-road package. Is this package suitable for everyday normal street driving? Does anyone know what the differences are in the suspensions?