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Toyota Tundra New Owner Reports

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  • Sometimes there are tricks in order to be able to watch a dvd while the vehicle is in motion. I know that the factory doesn't make them that way for a reason, and I know that it is unsafe and illegal, but does anybody know how to do it.

    I know that in my dad's old CTS V, he was able to figure it out by pushing a series of buttons or something. :confuse:
  • wilee, have you figured out what the deal was with your truck? :confuse:
  • I never found the source of the metallic noise yet. I have listened carefully over the past week or so and it might not be happening when the truck shifts from 1st to 2nd, it could be when it goes from 2nd to 3rd, but it is definitely between 10-25 mph. It does it every time the vehicle has been sitting in park for more than 30 minutes or so, but if I start it up after a short break the noise doesn't happen. It also never happens after the initial time no matter how warm or cold the truck is. I tried all the modes of the VSC switch and this had no effect. I plan to take it back in to the dealer just to be sure but I live far from the dealer and I can't afford the time off from work right now. :(
  • dreasdaddreasdad Posts: 276
    Here one for the forum, Tundra is thought to be a 1/2 ton yet when the MSO come in they state 3/4 ton.

    Is Toyota identify them wrong or is it a 3/4 ton

    And what makes a truck a 1/2 or a 3/4 ton?
  • doggboysdoggboys Posts: 17
    I'm not sure what makes it a 1/2 or 3/4 ton but I noticed the same thing. Hopefully it won't make the registration fees or insurance go up. By the way, has anyone heard of a TRD exhaust for the '07 yet?
  • a47chucka47chuck Posts: 15
    Had my TRD exhaust installed yesterday. Sounds good, looks good and not too loud. Your dealer should be able to order it and have it in a couple of days ... 'bout two hours to install.
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    Unfortunately, marketing has blurred those former distinctions to the point they don't mean much. You can now get an F150 rated higher (8200 GVWR) than the old F250 (7700). But because consumers perceive the "1/2 ton" as the more family-friendly vehicle, the manufacturers advertise them as such to get Joe Homeowner and not just Joe Contractor.

    kcram - Pickups Host
  • doggboysdoggboys Posts: 17
    Thanks for the info, I will call the dealer on Monday and see what there price is.
  • TRD exhaust? Please explain what you are talking about, and about what it cost. I have a TRD coming in and may be interested in modifying the exhaust.
  • hmmmm, good point. I never thought of it like that.

    Anyway, I really hope I can get away with calling the new tundra a half ton. I know for sure that with my insurance company, a 3/4 ton will cost more to insure than a half (just like a 4x4 is more to insure than a 4x2). I would imagine that if I claim it to be a half-ton, then my insurance company will accept it since I do all transactions via the telephone.

    don't know though. time will tell. when i insure my tundra i will follow up in this forum whether I insured it at half or 3/4 ton premium.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,710
    KC is right. These 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton distinctions are no longer accurate. Decades back (and I mean DECADES!) they did, but not any more. As KC indicated think of the 1/2-ton as more of a family substitute, and the 3/4-ton the contractors friend.

    Keep in mind the role of pickups have changed over the years, which is reflected in the way the vehicle are built and marketed.

    I honestly think the mid-size class of truck will evolve into what used to be the "1/2-ton of years gone by," from a capability standpoint. Most are already there now. Thereby allowing full-size 1/2-ton to evolve into a HD 1/2-ton, just under the 3/4-ton range.

    Bob
  • Ok, I have been watching this forum for some time now. I also special ordered a new tundra built to my desires on Feb 13th. I also have noticed that in general, there are lots of folks out there "waiting" for their new tundra, and nobody seems to know what is going on. What is the wait all about? Nobody can really answer this question. I sure can't.

    The truck I ordered is really nothing special. I am waiting for a blue streak TRD 4x4 with leather. The funny thing is that I have not even SEEN a TRD 4x4 ANYWHERE. Does Toyota really even make a TRD 4x4?????

    Others seem to be experiencing the same problem as I. Trucks are ordered, no trucks are coming. Very strange. But what is most strange is the total lack of communication and information on the order process and build.

    I have been told by my dealer that my truck is in "build status" and is tagged as "sold". lol, what does that mean? I ordered the dang thing on February 13th.

    I can only assume that Toyota is still ramping up, trying to fill orders, and building trucks. Just seems like they would at least make "contact" with special order clients,,,,say,,,,,,via email???? lol,,,,,or at least stay in closer contact with the dealer regarding special orders. say........."special order updates", via email?

    I guess in the end, it is all about patience on my part. Just seems to me that Toyota is lagging a little here with this new Tundra. Maybe not lagging as of yet on production, but lagging on staying in contact and getting info out there to the customer and dealers for sure. My dealer just tells me, "all I know is that they are working on your truck, can't tell you where they are at on it, or when it will be done." And that's just it folks; in my view, the dealer should be able to tell the $37,000 customer EXACTLY where they are at on his truck, and EXACTLY when it will be done.

    I just needed to vent a little this morning on the forum since my wife is getting tired of hearing it, lol. She even suggested, "why don't you just go and buy a new Titan"?
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    Edmunds tested. Maybe you can take their's as a loaner?

    At least you know they can make one.

    Has anyone been able to test drive the truck with and without the TRD pkg.? Is there a difference with the ride quality? :confuse:

    DrFill
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,182
    Well my friend came by with his new Tundra last evening. Finally dumped his lemon GMC Sierra (#2) to an employee that works for him (He is a service mngr for a B/P/GMC dealer in NH) dirt cheap. So he brought by an SR5 DC with the 5.7. We didn't get into cost as he spent most of the time raving about it and showing it off (which I already saw a few weeks back when I went test-driving but anyways...) but apparently the dealers were fair with the asking price. Of course this truck is the hottest on the market at the moment so there wasn't much room for negotiations.

    My only beef is he got it in the sandstone color, not the sharpest but still nice. I'd be curious of the reaction he gets when he pulls up to work at a GM dealer in a brand new Yota. :P
  • maple2maple2 Posts: 177
    do you really think anyone believes this story of a "friend" who is a service manager for GM but had so many problems with his chevy trucks that he bought a new tundra. I suppose drfill will eat that up but i doubt anybody else will. I hope he negotiated a job at the toyota dealership as well cause if he worked for me he would be unemployed real quick :confuse: if your going to make stuff up at least make it believable
  • bugchuckerbugchucker Posts: 118
    I'm always looking for a good deal. Even with a hot vehicle like the new Tundra. I believe that you don't get the best price if you simply order your new vehicle from the dealer. The dealer is motivated to move vehicles off his lot so that is where I look. I don't see much inventory at any of my local dealers. I searching for a 5.7 limited DC with nav which seems to be in very limited supply. You look at Ford or Chevy and they have 5o-60 vehicles to choose from.(Not that I would.) The average Toyota dealer has 3-5 Tundras.

    I believe that being patient pays off. With gas prices up over 40 cents/gal in the last month, I see better inventory and better deals in the near future. If not, Toyota will never make their predicted sales figures for the Tundra.
  • joe140joe140 Posts: 22
    Did you ever get an answer about the ride of the TRD versus the Limited??
  • a47chucka47chuck Posts: 15
    Q. TRD exhaust? Please explain what you are talking about, and about what it cost. I have a TRD coming in and may be interested in modifying the exhaust.

    A. The TRD system can be ordered and installed through your dealer. It consists of a 2 in 2 out muffler and two tail pipes which exit to each side behind the rear wheels. The pipe size is 2 3/4" as is the stock system. The Tundra accessory guide shows the back of a truck with them installed. The list price is $1060 installed (I believe) and I paid $950 installed.

    The reason I went the TRD route is because it's blessed by Toyota, designed for the Tundra, is mandrel bent stainless and uses the stock hangers.
  • a47chucka47chuck Posts: 15
    Q. The truck I ordered is really nothing special. I am waiting for a blue streak TRD 4x4 with leather. The funny thing is that I have not even SEEN a TRD 4x4 ANYWHERE. Does Toyota really even make a TRD 4x4?????

    A. Yes they do! I've had my Blue Streak, DC, Limited, 4x4, 5.7, with the TRD package for over a month now and love it. A lot of the trucks on my dealers lot have the TRD package. I'm in Central Oregon.
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,182
    Looks like a lot of rebound after the impact but the cabin held up quite well.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=857xu87ItkY

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-WmypX2RUPY
  • extech2extech2 Posts: 120
    I'd like to hear from people who bought a regular cab, short bed Tundra with the large 5.7 liter engine. How do you like the truck and what kind of gas mileage can we expect in city driving, heavy traffic?
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    Even a GM Full-size can hold up under NHTSA tests. IIHS tests are harder.

    Only people who don't wear seat belts get hurt in these beast when hit.

    DrFill
  • thanks chuck, that's good info. what about the sound of the upgrade exhaust? A little deeper rumble I imagine?

    Thanks in advance. I will search through all the garbage post that are showing up here and find your response when it comes. Why do you guys insist on coming on the "2007 Toyota Tundra New Owners Report" forum with all your garbage posts? Are you really that desparate for attention?
  • yep, good for you guys up there in that region. I am in the Gulf State Region and I have not seen a single SR5 TRD 4x4 on any dealer lot to date. Amazing!
  • doggboysdoggboys Posts: 17
    A little curious on how much more rumble do the exhaust make myself. Also on the hp increase. On your second line, I couldn't agree more. I, myself, am here to learn from other owners and hate reading all this other crap. Thanks to all of the Toyota fans!
  • a47chucka47chuck Posts: 15
    Hmmmm! Sound!? At idle, there is just a tad more exhaust note. Don't know that I'd call it a rumble. At about 4K RPM, at say 1/2 to 3/4 throttle there is a definite ... aaah, how do I describe this ... almost Flowmaster sound. Can't really describe it. Kinda like a very healthy small block Chevy with Flows and full tail pipes. At full throttle it is definately not annoying but still sounds good. If you're looking for a lot of sound this ain't the system. The butt dyno says maybe a little more responsive and gas milage doesn't seem to be effected even though I've been on it a little more. And ... I think the system looks great from the rear.
  • bugchuckerbugchucker Posts: 118
    The article seems to refer to the Tundra as an import. How about a "Toyota, made in the USA, Tundra" commercial to get the word out?
  • very good. thanks for the description Chuck. Yeah, I will definately consider this system once I get my TRD. I really like the looks myself and don't want a LOUD truck. I would like to hear the power a little, and it sounds like from your description that is exactly what you get with the mod exhaust.
  • I see that TRD 4x4's are now starting to show on dealer inventories in the Gulf State Region. That is very good news for me. My TRD should be in soon. In fact, there is one available in my region that except for the color and XM radio, is the exact build as the one I ordered.

    My dealer says he has a production date for me, but is at his house right now. He will call me later in the day with my production date. From the folks I have been talking to, it sounds like adding 3-weeks to the production date is a good estimate for delivery date.
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