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Long-Term Test: 2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab - Starting with a 2007 Tundra SR5 double cab, we had two requirements: four-wheel drive and a V8. The big 5.7-liter V8. It's the most powerful, most capable, and is the closest match to our long-term Chevy Silverado's 6.0-liter mill. What it lacks in displacement, it makes up for in power: 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet at only 3,600 rpm. Compare that to our Silverado, which kicks out 367 hp and only 375 lb-ft at 4,300 rpm. (more)
#22 of 41 Re: This is inexcusable ... [kdhspyder]
Oct 14, 2007 (7:06 am)
Explorer Tire Failure - see Firestone
In a very small defense of the 5.4L Triton V8, it does product it's 365 lb. ft. of torque lower than both Toyota and GM, but it definitely is outdated.
See previous comment about Toyota's less than newsworthy top ranking.
BTW, I own a 1999 Toyota Camry which is bulletproof so far, mechanically speaking so I'll be keeping it for some time. I also own a 2005 Ford Freestyle which also proves to be bulletproof. The Camry, however, is by far the worst vehicle I have ever driven as far as vehicle dynamics is concerned. It has more body roll than the Freestyle despite being very, very low to the ground. The power steering is not consitent, but I do have to applaud the steering feel. I love Toyota! Their cars have been good to me. (I unfortunately wrecked my 1996 Camry head on without injury, although the addition of ABS would have avoided the acident entirely.) I'm just not impressed with the reliability of any of the latest lineup, and I mean "any". Ford (albeit mostly related to Volvo, my Freestyle being one of them) and company can atleast say that they have had a couple vehicles that have been near bulletproof lately.
#23 of 41 Re: More towing than Ford huh? [arumage]
Oct 14, 2007 (7:29 am)
Please man ,if you dont want to look stupid give us something better than that,How about the TOYOTA TUNDRA? Not the entire toyota lineup,Do you realy want to bring up the entire ford lineup? Not a good idea!
#24 of 41 Re: This is inexcusable ... [arumage]
Oct 14, 2007 (9:58 am)
You need to check the background of when and how the Exploder situation came about. The fault lay with the original design of the Exploder and then Ford imposing that Firestone list a too low pressure which weakened the tires causing the failures which then were exacerbated by the lack of Stability Control.
#25 of 41 Let's keep this on topic, please...
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Oct 14, 2007 (1:36 pm)
Stick to responses about the Tundra article itself... we have other discussions for other issues. Thanks!
kcram - Pickups Host
#26 of 41 Re: All hail Toyota... [usa1]
Oct 14, 2007 (2:11 pm)
I bought a new 2004 chev.z71.all kinds of problems. The rear end had to be replaced at 1500 miles. I had to force them to do it. They switched my 2004 rear end with a new 2005.I asked the shop forman why they did that. He said they would have to order a rear end for the 2005.I dought they did that.I had trans. problems. Thay refussed to fix it.They gave me a bulletin stating the problem.Saying do not attempt to repair it. It also stated it was on going. It was in several year models including 2007. I don't thing they will fix the problem ever.
#27 of 41 Re: More towing than Ford huh? [arumage]
Oct 14, 2007 (7:50 pm)
I thought we were talking about this years Tundra? It is after all completly redesigned and garnering some very intimidating awards, ratings and reviews. I don't recall any Tundra's catching fire due to camshaft failures this year. Unfortunetly this seems to be happening in every single F150 for the last 5+ years. You would think that eventually these trucks that are "Built Ford Tough" would eventually quit spontaneously combusting.
#28 of 41 Re: More towing than Ford huh? [idriveasunbird]
Oct 15, 2007 (4:44 pm)
I said "this seems to be happening in every single F150 for the last 5+ years."
Should have said "this seems to have happended to the F150 every year for the last 5+ years."
#29 of 41 Re: More towing than Ford huh? [toyota4life]
Mar 03, 2008 (7:40 pm)
Just have your son die in a 2007 Toyota Tundra SR-5 purchased new in June/07.
Tire spearation side wall, Tundra leaves road, hits tree one deceased son.
Bridgestone Tire original equipment.
#30 of 41 Re: More towing than Ford huh? [eves]
Mar 04, 2008 (1:53 pm)
Lots of auto co. put bridgestone tires on their cars & trucks . I had a set on a new 2004 z-71 chev truck & my wife has a set on a 2005 nissan path finder with over 50000 miles on them still have a lot wear lift.I have a set on my 2007 tundra they seem to be good tires.A person can't blame a truck for failed tires.
#31 of 41 Re: More towing than Ford huh? [mule4]
Mar 07, 2008 (7:26 pm)
Thanks for your opinion. I find it rather shalloow thought in content. I now have an engineer's report showing that in fact the tire failed.
I do not care what vehicle you find a tire like this as OEM, but somone has to have excercised due care and diligence in choosing such. Just think if it was your skin that succumed to this situation.