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Toyota Tundra Owner Experiences



  • rooster9rooster9 Posts: 239
    Dman, what color is your truck supposed to be? What year is it? If it's a 2000, you're probably talking about platinum, which looks silver but has a tint of blue in it. In 2001, platinum was replaced by silver sky, which is more gray without the blueish tint.

    Vince8, I don't know exactly what the hp and torque curves are for the trucks, but I know the plenum on the Tundra gives it more low end torque than a normal DOHC 4 valve engine. You say most Toyota owners go by horsepower? So when I was shopping for a truck, I automatically go for the one with the least hp? Chevy w/5.3L-285 hp; Ford w/5.4L-260 hp; Dodge w/5.9L-245 hp; Tundra w/4.7L-245 hp. It would look to me like the Chevy has the most power of them all. Torque matters a lot too. But the most important to me is drag race times. In any magazine you find, the Tundra will be one of the fastest trucks against the big 3's. If an LSD rear differential is so important to you, there are aftermarket companies that make them for the Tundra. Also, the Supercharged TRD Tundra seen at the SEMA Auto Show has an LSD, so I'm sure it's on its way to production. About the backseats, I usually sit in the front seat to drive the truck.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    What about your passengers rooster? Dont you have any feelings for them?

  • dman9dman9 Posts: 4
    it's a 2001, I guess it's silver sky, it is definately grey at certain angles, but at other angles and light it looks somewhat purple. It just pisses me off because when I bought it it was raining and the salesman assured me it was grey. I also can't stand the cd player that came with it, all my cd's skip. I'm also thinking about buying the flair sides separate, do you know where I can get those other than the dealer?
  • Sounds like ya got tricked into gettin that limited one for sure. That factory be trickin lots of folks on em, this just be the way it is with em. Best trade on up too a big3 one quick, get ya one with some haul in it. Good luck on this one now!
  • dman9dman9 Posts: 4
    what about the flair sides? Is there anywhere I can get those cheaper than the dealer
  • It's manifestly obvious from post #471, Bama is still recounting his ballots, and he will continue recounting his ballots until he gets the outcome he wants, a full size truck!
  • Engine in the '99 Silverado was not a first year engine. It descended from the LS1 in the 97 C5, (Corvette 345 hp), and the 98 thru current F-bodys, Camaro, Firebird.
  • Those engines are all aluminum. For truck duty, GM went to cast iron block with 6 bolt mains, aluminum heads. Strike the chord Bob Seger, Silverado...THE TRUCK!
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    6 bolt mains with incorrect bearing clearances causing cold engine knock.
  • #0 of 0: Tundra Knocking sound (when Cold) (alfonso3) Tue 28 Nov '00 (10:27 AM)

    I heard a knocking sound when I first started my
    Tundra in about 30f weather. It stopped when it
    warmed up. Anyone have this happen?
  • How is this possible, the tundra knocking sound?
  • Now folks is givin tells on how them tundras have them knockin engines. Is this them head-gaskets fixin too let loose on em? Them forien ones always got them troubles with them gaskets now. Good luck on this one now!
  • Them bikes be heavy now, puttin a strain on that limited one for sure. Now ya got that answer too why that factory aint puttin no hitch on them limited ones for sure. Just use your eyes on that picture now. Good luck on this one now!
  • rooster9rooster9 Posts: 239
    Wow, 1 reported case of the Tundra's V-8 knocking. At tundrasolutions, people are wondering why their engine pings after it's shut off. It's not their engine, it's the exhaust system cooling, like almost every engine I've ever seen do. Probably same thing here.
  • or could be them head-gaskets coolin. Good luck on this one now!
  • Them was some good tells for folks fad chasin, but ya left off a tell on that shine now! Hows the shine on them ones? Is it real shiny now? Folks who be fad chasin need too be knowin this.

    Now, questions for them who be workin em:
    1) Hows it haul?
    2) Hows it tow?
    3) Hows that rear under that load?
    4) How is at workin a farm and such?
    5) Can they be rebuilt and worked some more?
    6) Are they cheap too keep up?
    7) How they be with that fifth wheel?
    8) Can that bed hold lots now? Is it deep enough?
    9) Is there room in that cab for the workin man?
    10) Can them tacoma parts hold up any if worked?

    Good luck on this one now!
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    I know what you mean when you say that you are
    happy with your truck. I have had my Tundra for a
    year and it is the best vehicle that I have ever

    I have a Tundra 4X4 V8 Access Cab and I have been
    happy with the mileage. I get about 2mpg better
    than the EPA rating.

    I have heard that putting a Tonneau cover or shell
    on also increases mileage. The website is a great source
    of info about Tundras. The site has a great search

    Don't bother responding to Justtheruns - She is
    just trying to get a flamewar started. She should be given the attention a naughty 3rd grader is due - none.
  • Yep, when that truth starts stingin, them ones start name callin. If that name callin dont work, they goin started holdin there breath, and stampin them feets. Good luck on this one now!
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,124
    justheone has a very good point. Fine, the Tundra is a good grocery getter, handles well on pavement as a commuter.. Now, lets see how it hauls, pulls, tows, climbs..... against the competition.
    The commercial showing the Tundra out towing a boat up a hill makes me laugh. They use the lowest V8 Chevy/Dodge/Ford have to offer, yet they use the top of the line engine Toyota has to offer?? Sounds real fair..How about we put the top of the line engines Ford/Dodge/Chevy have to offer, then lets see how Tundra stands up... it won't. The Tundra is not a work truck. Take a look at the rear diff, axles, springs ect and compare them to a Ford/Dodge/Chevy.. then we'll talk.....Tundra is a good vehicle to take to Costco to load all those groceries into..
  • you and justletone are correct in stating toyota uses their top engine against the smallest v-8s the competition has to offer.
    toyota 4.7
    chev/gmc 4.8
    dodge 5.2
    ford 4.6
    so it seems that the engines are similar in size..
    also if the tundra parts that are smaller than the parts under the front end of my 2000 2-wd silverado, tundra drivers will need to avoid even the smallest gravel on the road...
  • rooster9rooster9 Posts: 239
    Why is it that when the magazines test them with all the biggest engines in, the Tundra still comes out well? In the latest comparison in Motortrend, the 4.7L Tundra only lost in acceleration to the Silverado w/5.3L, and the Silverado had 4:10 gears. The Ford was tested with it's 5.4L engine, and the Dodge with the 5.9L.

    Vince8, I don't know where it says in the Tundra owner's manual that you can't use it for work related chores, but I haul wood with mine, put fourwheelers on the back, pull fourwheelers, in the summer I will pull tractors on a trailer, etc. Tomorrow it's getting loaded up with wood again.
  • Is it a massey-fugerson now? We be usin the fifth for haulin a massey round these parts now. Is that one ya goin haul a massey? Them massey-fugerson ones be the best ones for sure. Haulin a massey is workin em for sure. Wonder if them tacoma drive-train parts in them limited ones be holdin up too puttin the haul too a massey now. Guessin ya be findin out this summer, if that tractor be a massey-fugerson one. Good luck on this one now!
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    Just curious - what are you doing in a Tundra owner's topic. I can understand Libby - she is just brain dead, but what are you doing here? You contend that we bought the worst truck available. Now that you have had your say - can you be polite and just go away?

    I would be glad to discuss the relative merits of trucks in a more appropriate topic such as Tundra vs. the Big3.
  • justtheone keeps talking about the Tundra being a foreign vehicle when most of it is built in good ol' southern Indiana. there are only a few things in the Tundra that are shipped from Japan. there is a lot of pride and hard work that goes into building the tundra and that truck doesn't leave the plant until it is perfect for the consumer. I build Tundras and I own a Tundra and I could not be any more happier with my truck. I have owned several trucks in my life time and my Tundra out performs them all. justtheone needs to spend more time driving a tundra to get actual facts before spouting off about something they have little experience with.
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,124
    Just stated facts that Tundra owners don't like huh? Well, I'm done here anyway. Anyone that actually looks at the facts will see the Tundra is no match for a Ford/Chevy/Dodge.
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    If you are really interested in discussing the "facts" in a more appropriate place there is a Tundra vs. Big3 topic in this forum. You should like it - it is packed with Big3 owners that feel the same way that you do.
  • Let's all try to get along here. Okay? And now back to the topic of the Toyota Tundra. Thanks. ;-)

  • forkmforkm Posts: 1
    I have a 2000 Tundra SR5 access cab with dual exhaust. I'm wondering what the difference in horsepower, and loss of fuel economy might be with the dual exhaust. I've only had the truck a couple of weeks, and I'm only getting about 15mpg in mixed driving. It sounds great, but I have feeling I'm losing some fuel economy (It really doesn't mean all that much, just curious). I love the truck, my only real complaint is the lack of a limited-slip or locking differential. Other than that, Toyota has done a wonderful job.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    you do not have enough backpressure with the dual exhaust. This causes loss of low end torque. To compensate for this, you must give it a little more gas than you used to causing lower mpg. If the duals are not setup correctly you could on the average lose 10 hp. But hey, you got the sounds that you wanted, right? As long as it sounds faster....
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