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Oct 11, 2006 (6:44 pm)
i have a 2006 toyota tundra it has about 14,000 miles so far i still love it but yes of course i want to get a 2007.CrewMax,it sounds interesting i know it is big also it has good ring to it.i just saw the access cab,longbed while i was searching in google images it is awesome and i wonder what kind of configurations it might have maybe an 8'1" bed(longbed)a regular size bed or maybe even a pre-runner it just for us to wait and see,huh.
#299 of 2007 Re: Size Related Delay! [dreasdad]
Oct 14, 2006 (2:08 pm)
The delay being related to dealer service bay size is Horse pucky- Toyota does not spec out dealership bays. Neither does Honda, GM, DCX or Ford. All dealerships are made to be turned around into a different shop easily. Slight exception are dealerships that specialize in class4-6 trucks. If there is to be a seperation in model introduction, it will simply be from the various build lines coming on-line. They're started up one after the other(like pant legs). It's just how things are done. there will be no 8ft box with the MaxCab, much like on the Dodge MegaCab. Another first will be the Single Cab short box. As for power ratings for the 5.7V8, most likely more than the 6lin the GM half tons.
#300 of 2007 Service Bays/Tundra Release
Oct 17, 2006 (3:54 pm)
I've been reading this forum and have been following along with it. I'd like to clarify that Toyota DOES indeed state that dealerships need to have 12,000 lb. lifts and 9'x 20' service bays. I am the "Truck Champion" for my dealership. I just returned from 3 days of intense training in Princeton, Indiana. (home of the Tundra, Sequoia and Sienna) The release date really isn't a "delay" the new for '07 Tundra was always slated to be released in January of 2007. We (seminar attendies) were not given any real specifications on the new Tundra. I can tell you that I have driven the new Tundra and it is AWESOME! Let the questions begin...
Oct 17, 2006 (7:49 pm)
I'll ask some questions:
1. Does the interior look as stupid in person as it does in pictures? How many colors is the dash again?
2. Is the Ext Cab as big as the Quad Cab Dodge Ram inside?
3. What makes it so "AWESOME"?
#302 of 2007 Answers for drfill
Oct 18, 2006 (11:25 am)
Okay, the Crew Max is as big if not bigger than the Mega Cab by Dodge. The new "Double Cab" is about the same size if not a tad larger than the Dodge Quad Cab. The truck looks way better in the flesh. I can't go into details as to why the new for '07 Tundra was awesome. And here's why DR. Fill...I had to sign 6 different forms to attend this national "Truck Champion" meeting. One of which was a non-disclosure form. Toyota is holding their cards close to their chest. Currently, there is a "specification embargo". I'm not sure what info. I can tell you and what I can't. I was allowed to drive the new Tundra on both street and off road courses set up around the Indiana plant. We were able to take the new 2wd Tundra in places I would not take my current/personal '06 4WD Tundra through.
Think of this new Tundra as not only the most capable 1/2 ton pick up on the road but also the Lexus of full sized pick ups. It is so quiet and smooth and has Lexus/Toyota quality, fit and finish. The interior will come with 4 color choices. Again, I wish I could go into more detail but I am not allowed.
#303 of 2007 CrewMax with 5.5' and/or 6.5' bed?????
Oct 20, 2006 (3:56 pm)
I am planning on purchasing a new 5th wheel travel trailer and a new CrewMax and sell my Tundra extended cab and bumper pull trailer. However I was told by a Toyota employee at the Dallas Fair last week that the CrewMax will have only the 5.5' bed. If this is true it will not be possible to pull a 5th wheel(due to front of trailer hitting cab on turns), plus a big sales mistake by Toyota.
. .Has anyone heard if the 6.5' bed will be available on the CrewMax?? If you have heard or know anyone with Toyota to ask, I would certainly appreciate it if you could post the answer. I do not look forward to begin driving a 3/4 ton Crew Cab Chevy or Ford etc. again but I may have to. "TRUE TRUCKERS" HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST A 6.5' BED WITH A CREW CAB!!!!! .Many Thanks, appreciate any help you can give me!!!!
#304 of 2007 Re: Answers for drfill [1972ck]
Oct 21, 2006 (9:38 am)
I am curious to find out how the Crew Max looks. Does it offer a 6.5 ft bed or a 6 ft bed? what are those horsepower and torque numbers? Any idea when they will be released to the public? Thanks!
#305 of 2007 HP and Torque #'s on '07 Tundra
Oct 21, 2006 (12:03 pm)
Toyota is scheduled to release all spec.s on the new Tundra come mid-December. Toyota would not share any hp/torque ratings with us at the Indiana seminar. They don't "want to let the cat out of the bag". My seat of the pants dyno tells me that the hp is around the 385 to 390 mark and the torque I would have to guess is around 425 to 430-ish. (5.7 liter V8) this new truck just pulls like a mule from down low. I'd say that 1st gear is a rather low gear. And without knowing what axle ratio the truck I was driving in had, it's tough to accurately tell good horsepower and torque #'s. Again my butt and racing experience tells me the aforementioned #'s.
I could barely tell when the truck shifted. My understanding was that Toyota is only going to offer the Crew Max in five n' 1/2 ft. boxes for the intially run. I'd figure a 6 and 1/4-1/2' box for either late '07 or perhaps '08. If you're going to pull a 5th wheel an 8' box is really the way to go due to the swing of the front of the trailer. And aligning the hitch 2" in front of the rear axle in the truck's bed. The new "D-Cab" comes with an 8' box. So you'll get plenty of interior space and yet still have the ability to make 90 degree "jack knife" turns with your 5th wheel.
#306 of 2007 Re: HP and Torque #'s on '07 Tundra [1972ck]
Oct 21, 2006 (4:59 pm)
Thanks for the info. I've got another question, earlier today I called my local Toyota Dealership they told me they'll have the new Tundra's by next week. Are they joking or something because all the websites I've seen on the Tundra slate a January 2007 release. What are they trying to pull?
#307 of 2007 Double Cab Back Seat?
Oct 22, 2006 (12:35 pm)
Does anybody have an idea how the back seat folds up in the new 07 double cab? Does the seat back fold down or does the seat bottom cushion fold up?