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You are in the Toyota Tundra
What is this discussion about?
Nov 07, 2007 (9:00 pm)
I had been looking at buying a truck for year or so. I finally got my finances ready to buy a new truck, decided after a long search on the Tundra, and on Aug. 24th ORDERED a 2007 SR5 w/a bench seat (6 in my family), NAV system w/ JBL sound system (a few more extra's). Over 2 months went by and I finally got the news my truck was being built. I asked for the specs on it and saw it was a 2008 w/BUCKET seats, some options I didn't ask for and some of the options I wanted missing (besides the bench seat). I was told Toyota had changed the RULES for the 08's (no bench seat on SR5's) and my truck was not able to be built as I had ordered it. I went off on the sales guys, saying we had a written order and they broke the contract. After 7 days of waiting to hear from their regional manager I was told again 'we can't build it'. Needless to say I am pissed at Toyota for not building my truck simply because I was a few days after their rule changes. The truck didn't change, just someone's idea of what 'all truck buyers' want.
#1718 of 2007 Re: No Sale [netruckman]
Nov 08, 2007 (6:09 am)
hey ,,don't be peed off maybe the 08 won't "bounce"!!!!
#1719 of 2007 Re: 2007 Pro and Con [yota4truk]
Nov 09, 2007 (8:04 am)
Since I grew up bouncing around inside 1950 - 1960 log trucks pulling loads through the woods, across bayous, and rows of cotton, I never paid much attention to any bounce. A bounce that causes me to have grab my surgeon's back pills would get mey attention. But I'm feeling a different sort of lingering vibration when I hit deep potholes and abrubt speed bumps as opposed to what I feel in other trucks. Does this sound like anything close to what's going on with your bouncing ?
SR5 DC 5.7L 2WD 2007 Tundra (no TRD).
#1720 of 2007 bouncing and other stuff
Nov 09, 2007 (8:47 am)
Mine does not bounce. I used to have a tacoma, 2006, extended, with the v-6, not a four wheel drive. It was definitely light in the rear end, but overall was a most impressive small truck. I now have a 2007 tundra doublecab, with 4 wheel drive and the 5.7. I just love it. Invent reasons just to take it out for a drive, even with gasoline prices being what they are. Love the performance. Might get trde supercharger when it comes out, but probably won't. Too expensive. Still, am very tempted.
#1721 of 2007 Re: 2007 Pro and Con [truckertucker]
Nov 09, 2007 (9:59 am)
absolutely, exactly what I am talking about, I just came back from the dealer's lot and the 08's do the same thing.... YUK!!!!!!! Several communications with Toyota have assured me that they are working on it , butttttttttttttt..... I still maintain that the frame is too flexible , they keep using thinner and thinner steel because they "formulate" it to be stronger. There comes a point when strength and flexibility part ways,,,,,,
#1722 of 2007 Re: bouncing and other stuff [jerabaub]
Nov 09, 2007 (10:03 am)
Is your Tundra a long bed??? I noticed that the long bed 08 doesn't bounce as bad as mine but I can still detect it..
#1723 of 2007 Re: Keep an open mind [h20]
Nov 09, 2007 (12:53 pm)
I have a 2007 SR5 Crew Max and I love the gauges......no problem seeing them.
#1724 of 2007 Re: Keep an open mind [cgassenberger]
Nov 09, 2007 (3:29 pm)
#1725 of 2007 Transmission doesn't shift?
Nov 10, 2007 (9:32 am)
Hey, do or has anybody out there experienced the following with the transmission?
I've noticed at least three times that when I have the VSC "off" and the truck is cold
(in the morning) that the transmission doesn't shift. It seems to stay in third gear for quite awhile. If I put the VSC on it shifts right away and continues to shift normally--or one time I put it into manual shift and it started to shift normally. No big deal---but I was just wondering if any body else had this happen. Also, in the morning or when it's (the transmission) after driving about two blocks I have to slow to go around a corner I have always noticed that the transmission kind of lets the engine over rev a little bit before shifting into gear.
#1726 of 2007 temperture sensor
Nov 12, 2007 (6:46 am)
most vehicles have a sensor in the computer to let the transmission warm up before shifting, both our 05 Sequioa and 07 Tundra exhibit what you are reporting.
Also the "over rev" you mention could be the simple "downshift" ,as the downshift occurs the tach will jump up because of the ratio change "normal"