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#55 of 333 Re: Tundra Versus Ram? [toyota4life]
Sep 11, 2007 (2:49 pm)
The 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas is not for another three and a half months, but Toyota is getting its ducks in a row preparing for what promises to be a big week in Sin City for the Japanese automaker. It's unveiling not one, not two, but three vehicles at SEMA, including the all-new 2009 Corolla. The current Corolla has been around the block a few more times than Toyota had planned, but still remains a popular vehicle for the company. The new model will include the familiar sedan body type, but also mark the return of a coupe/hatchback. We'll no doubt see a TRD version customized to the nines at SEMA, as well. If the fates are on our side, perhaps they'll show something rear-wheel drive (fingers crossed).
Also present at SEMA will reportedly be a heavy duty diesel dually Tundra pickup designed to be a monster tow machine. It's only a concept and yet to be named, but the HD Tundra will be there to gauge crowd reaction to a dedicated heavy hauler from Toyota. The diesel will likely come from Hino, Toyota's commercial truck division, but Popular Mechancs reports that most of its engines are just too big for the Tundra's bay. The size issue could force Toyota to debut a new, smaller 4.5L diesel V8 that it's been working on. We'll have to wait and see what powers the Tundra concept, but we'd bet our last slot token that this particular Toyota will most certainly not be a hybrid.
Finally, Toyota plans to introduce an FJ Cruiser Convertible concept at SEMA. Reportedly sporting a removable hardtop, sources say that the concept is likely a production prototype in disguise since going to all that trouble engineering a removable hardtop for one vehicle would be silly. To get an idea of what the FJ Cruiser Convertible will look like, take a peek at the aftermarket version.
So there you have it – Toyota's 2008 SEMA lineup. Now that the information's out there, hopefully Toyota will start releasing official pics soon, as well.
[Source: Popular Mechanics]
#57 of 333 Noooo... say it isn't so...
Sep 11, 2007 (5:13 pm)
I need a ONE ton, with a dependable diesel to do some towing of an average 40 foot fifth wheel.
You CAN'T do that with a Tundra, even the new one. Not safely, anyway.
I'm sure some Tundra loyalist will disagree. For example,
"#1550 of 1586 SUBJECTIVE FIRST 500 MILES by subjective Aug 20, 2007 (10:53 am)
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The 07 Tundra 5.7 surely held up to the three quarter ton diesels as tested in the September issue of Consumer Reports. This test was an eye opener to me and I think it would be to most people that read it. I can tell you for a fact that my new Tundra would blow away my Hemi that I just sold. Those of you with doubts might like to get a copy and read the tests. I actually said closer to a three quarter ton than a half ton. I actually cant imagine how much closer you could get unless a new better generation of three quarter tons come out. My truck weights more than yours alone simply put does not cut it anymore!
#1552 of 1586 Re: SUBJECTIVE FIRST 500 MILES [subjective] by bugchucker Aug 21, 2007 (8:40 am)
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Replying to: subjective (Aug 20, 2007 10:53 am)
Word is getting out to 3/4 and 1 ton owners. They won't even come up to the line against my Tundra anymore.
So you see according to them you don't need no Ram diesel 1 ton...the Tundra will do it all
#58 of 333 Re: Noooo... say it isn't so... [obyone]
Sep 12, 2007 (6:29 am)
Like I say, I've owned both. Hook that 07 Tundra up to a 40 foot fifth wheel weighing 14,000 pounds loaded and haul it down the highway next to passing 18-wheelers. You'll be scared to death. Though, that might be a good thing....you'll want to get off the road anyway, so frequent gas station stops for the gasoline engine reality of 7-8 mpg at BEST will get addressed for ya!
When Toyota does a diesel, one ton, dually, I'll be there. But they have tantalized us before with such speak (the new Tundra lineup was supposed to originally have a diesel option), and still haven't delivered. As I say, Toyota is a good product, but for real HD needs, it just comes up short. Not a critcism, just a reality.
#59 of 333 Re: Noooo... say it isn't so... [titanium29]
Sep 12, 2007 (11:04 am)
I agree with the need for a one ton diesel truck. What concerns me is that some actually beleive what they read in Consumer Reports and somehow lose track of reality because Consumer Reports says so.
#60 of 333 How much truck is enough
Sep 12, 2007 (1:21 pm)
I agree that you do need a heavy duty turbo diesel for your 14K lb 5th wheeler and the Dodge is a good one. My 04 hemi was a good one with no problems, but I like my new Tundra better. I would never attempt to pull a trailer like yours with it. I like my new Tundra so much that sometimes I get carried away. If it holds up as well as my hemi, I will be very happy.
#61 of 333 Re: Noooo... say it isn't so... [titanium29]
Sep 12, 2007 (4:31 pm)
To the man talking about hooking a tundra to a 40ft.trailer it would be crazy. I owned a dodge cummins it was a good truck.I got 14 mi per gal loaded. I own a new tundra now it will pull my 34 ft. jayco eagle 9700# easy.Thats all i need.12 miles per gal.The only thing i don't like about the diesel now is diesal is .30 cents a gal.higher. You will have more money left at the end of day with the tundra.I have a friend that wants to buy a new ford or dodge $45000.00 to $55000.00 to pull his camper to lake 6 times per year. Thats over kill.
#62 of 333 hemi vs. tundra 5.7 pull
Sep 13, 2007 (12:22 am)
look i found a non bias video lol
couple of regular rednecks hookin up their trucks up to each other. (i mean redneck in a good way )
Whats interesting is that they're both locked in 4x4 You can see the dodge rams all four wheels grabbing .
#64 of 333 Re: hemi vs. tundra 5.7 pull [obyone]
Sep 13, 2007 (5:30 am)
What is interesting is the Tundra pulling all the domestics toys like raggdolls ,after watching the bed shake the video should be right there,if not just pounch in tundra vs silverado,or f150 or ram