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#1 of 31 Tundra CrewMax
May 17, 2007 (6:11 am)
I haven't posted a message on this board for years. Two weeks ago I sold my 2005 Tundra Double Cab and then ordered a 2007 Tundra CrewMax. However, just a few days ago, I postponed the order for several more months. I'm getting ready to move, and I want to see what Toyota will do with the 2008 CrewMax.
I really like the CrewMax, but I would like to see the CrewMax with a larger bed, perhaps a 6 foot bed. I called Toyota customer service to inquire as to whether Toyota will build the CrewMax with a larger bed. They stated two months ago, they didn't know, but that many customers have asked that question. Does anyone know if Toyota plans to eventually build the CrewMax with a larger bed, perhaps in 2008?
I would greatly appreciate any information.
#2 of 31 Re: Tundra CrewMax [tundra08]
May 17, 2007 (1:55 pm)
Good question on the longer bed for the '08 CM.
The way I see it, Toyota has already spent good development money/engineering on their long wheelbase chassis (164.6"). At this point in time, that chassis is only being used for ONE Tundra (the DoubleCab/Longbed version). Conversely, the 145.7" chassis is used for THREE Tundras (Reg Cab/Longbed, DoubleCab/Standard Bed, and CrewMax/Shortbed).
IF sales were sluggish on the DoubleCab/Longbed, and sales of the CrewMax continue to exceed expectations, it would make sense for them to start building some CrewMax editions on the longer (164.6") chassis.
The upside of this would be a CrewMax with a SEVEN foot bed (the chassis is 18.9" longer which, if added to the current 66.7" bedlength on the current CrewMax would give you a bedlength of 85.6"). The downside for Toyota is they currently don't make a bed even close to that length (their 'standard' bed is 78.7" and the longbed is 97.6") so it would require a new bed design, body stamping dies, etc.
I wouldn't be surprised to see such a configuration EVENTUALLY on the Tundra. I WOULD be surprised to see it offered this soon after the initial CrewMax introduction. Afterall, if they are already selling every CrewMax they can possibly build, why spend the money getting a 4th bedlength into production?
#3 of 31 Re: Tundra CrewMax [tundra08]
May 17, 2007 (10:20 pm)
If you want a longer bed, buy the DC. Plenty of room. Looks better too.
#4 of 31 Toyota Tundra CrewMax cover for Bed
May 19, 2007 (4:44 pm)
Just bought a toyota tundra crewmax and looking for cover for the bed....prefer hard cover that is like accordian that can be pulled over the bed. Do they make it yet for the crewmax and where can I order it?
#5 of 31 Re: Tundra CrewMax [tundra08]
May 20, 2007 (6:43 pm)
Man I love my wifes crew max It is fun to drive. I have people all the time trying to race it.
I fixed the problem of the long bed. I have the dc long bed and she has the crew max.
If you do buy one next year you will most likely be able to get one in deasel. I hope they don't come out with a long bed crew max I think I would cry.....
May 29, 2007 (4:15 pm)
I got the 2007 tundra crewmax in april , i now have 1700 miles . On sunday 05-27-07 i was driving home when my radio went nut's ! It turned on and off by itself ! The display had numbers and letters. And now the radio does not work . Has anyone else had this problem ?
#7 of 31 Re: Radio Problems [zitro1211us]
May 30, 2007 (8:36 am)
I read the same issue with the RAV4 when they came out. Haven't heard much of it for a while but apparently LCD is affected by humidity. Dealer will most likely replace the head unit as they have been for the few RAV's out there.
#8 of 31 Toyota Tundra Crewmax - BIGGER TIRES
Jul 18, 2007 (3:09 pm)
Can any one let me know what the defiitive answer is to upgrading tires? I have the stock 20" rims/tires and want to upgrade to a bigger sidewall tire but using the existing 20" rims due to the fact that there aren't alot of rims out there because it is a new truck. I am getting the 3" Truxxx level/lift installed tomorrow. I want a bigger tire like I said with more sidewall. Thoughts?
Jul 19, 2007 (11:17 am)
I have not owned a pickup in about 15 years, and that one was 10 years old when I let go of it.
I am considering purchasing a 2007 pickup, half ton. I need the larger double cab, full double cab. I will need to use the back seat often for kids and dogs. I want the truck to be able to tow 7,500 pounds, perhaps a little more. I would prefer as good gas mileage as possible. I want the truck to last for years and across the 100,000 mile mark without major repairs.
Should I wait for 2008 to see if problems with the new 2007s have been corrected?
If I purchase this year, what would someone suggest?
#10 of 31 Tundra CrewMax
Jul 19, 2007 (11:29 am)
Can anyone offer an opinion on 20 inch tires as compared to the 18 inch on the Tundra CrewMax? Some say it makes the ride smoother, while most say its for the look.
I finally saw a CrewMax drive right by me over the weekend. Nautica Blew with a hard top. I wanted to drive right in the dealership, trade in my Camry for one. I still plan to purhcase the truck, but will wait to find out if the CrewMax will be built with a 6 foot bed.