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#10 of 16 Changes that should be made for the 2009 Toyota Tundra
Aug 09, 2008 (10:49 pm)
Here is what I think should be changed for the Tundra in 2009.
1) Crew-Max models should get an optional longbed package (6.5 ft bed)
2) Improve Fuel Economy (around 20 MPG)
3) Include a newer selection of rims
4) 4.7 Liter should get out about 300-315 hp/ 320-340 lb-ft torque
5) Have a standard 30 gallon fuel tank (currently has a standard 26.4 gallon tank)
6) Bump up the payload capacities to about 2200-2350 lbs lbs (currently at 1605 lbs-2065 lbs)
7) Include a new small diesel engine (maybe 4.4 L V8 270 hp/ 410 lb-ft torque)
This is what I think reply to this if you guys think of more to add thanks!
Sep 19, 2008 (5:43 pm)
Anyone heard when 2009 Tundras:
will start rolling off the production line?
will appear on Toyota.com ?
will be able to be ordered at the dealer ?
#12 of 16 Re: When ? [cthuskie]
Sep 22, 2008 (10:02 am)
My son did some research last week and was told they were moving their plant and was tentatively shooting for November to start production. One of the earlier posts stated that the diesel would get upwards of twenty mpg. I just got an 08 Doublecab 4X4 Tundra TRD with the 5.7 V8 and I got 17.2 on the first tank, 16.8 on the second and 19.7 on the third. The 19.7 was at 60mph and under. The last tank I pulled our RV 60 miles down the freeway in high winds, interesting to say the least, and got around 9mpg. I haven't checked what the average is on that tank yet. So far I'm satisfied. I had an 07 Tacoma Double cab 4X4 long box. It did pretty well on fuel until I changed tires (Ave 18 dropped to under 16mpg) and I got pretty tired of no room and no towing capacity. A light motorcycle trailer dropped it to 13mpg. Prior to that I owned Ford F350 Crewcab 4X4's. The Tacoma was too drastic a change. I work out of my vehicle (Land Surveyor) and I've got to have some room. It'll be interesting to see the changes in the next few years. The one thing I'll say about the Toyota's, they seem to hold resale value a lot better than the competition. I don't think Ford, Chevy, or Dodge can say that. Just my 2 cents. Have a great Monday.
#14 of 16 Winter Tires for 2008 Tndra double Cab 4 X 4
Sep 26, 2008 (12:24 pm)
I'm looking to buy Winter Tires for My Tundra double Cab 4 X 4
20 inch wheels.
What would be a good tire ?
#15 of 16 Re: Winter Tires for 2008 Tndra double Cab 4 X 4 [olesmoker]
Sep 27, 2008 (6:39 pm)
I live in Connecticut and travel northern New England all Winter long.
I am fanatically devoted to a Winter Tire from Europe .
The company is NOKIAN .
They are located in FINLAND and are a former subsidiary of the Nokia phone company.
These tires are made to perform excellently in the harsh Scandinavian Winters.
I have had them on 4x4 pick-ups , all-wheel drive wagons and front wheel drive sedans. In every instance , they have performed much , much better than any
previous Winter tire on had on these vehicles.
Not marginally better , but extremely better .
They have a unique rubber formula that grips better on ice than other tires ,
as well as a tread pattern that improves traction on hills .
Not every tire distributor has them , but their website will locate a local dealer .
Definately worth checking out.
Read about them at http://www.nokiantires.com/
#16 of 16 09 Tundra Double Cab SR5
Mar 17, 2009 (5:54 pm)
I'm looking at getting into an '09 Tundra Double Cab, 5.7L SR5. I'm also contemplating throwing a few options on this (bedliner w/ deck rails, fog lights, sliding glass, sidesteps). Was just curious what others have been able to purchase this model for?
This would be my first truck, and I want to do it right - thus looking at the Tundra - but don't want to take a bath.
Thanks for any insight.