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Toyota Tundra Owner Experiences



  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    well i first asked if any tundra owners had this problem

    Its a 2000 camry 10K miles.

    Its my grandpas

    The orangish rust colored spots in the paint (they are all over) only come off if you use your nail and rub it off. I tried a few waxes to no avail.

    Car sits in the garage most of the time.

    Just thought some of you guys may know

    its silver also
  • rwellbaum2rwellbaum2 Posts: 1,006
    I haven't heard about orange colored spots on any Tundras. If your grandpa has hard water it may cause some white or gray spots that are extremely hard to get rid of
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Buy some clay and clay the car. Should remove the rail dust. The finish with a coat of Zaino....give Gramps the full treatment ya know.
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  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Yea right he wont let me wax it. He uses this toyota stuff which is pretty darn good stuff i must say.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    of the raildust now did it? So what now? Clay it and wax it. Simple. Go and do it when he's taking his afternoon nap. He won't even notice that you did it. Or suggest he take it back to the Toyota dealer. Good luck on having them clay the car.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    He has yet to wax his car.

    Take it when he takes his nap? Ok thats never.

    How can it be rail dust when it didnt come by train?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    reread my post.

    You state that he has yet to wax his car. Well, you know that he should so go ahead and do it for him.

    You state take it when he takes a nap...never. Well do it while he's sleeping...cause I know he does that.

    Maybe it's not rail dust, but whatever it is that comes off with your finger nail....will also come off easier with the clay than going around the whole car with your finger nail.

    Good luck on this one now.

    If you have a response, take it to your "WORKING SITE" versus your "NON-WORKING SITE "as we don't want to be reminded by the host to stay on topic.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    its kinda on topic its about a toyota

    more on topic than most here
  • simetrasimetra Posts: 3
    I am considering purchase of a Sequoia, so pardon my posting here, but that BB is currently discussing paint colors and heated seats and nobody seems to have taken theirs off road. Since (as I understand it) the Seq is basically similar to the Tundra, I thought perhaps some of y'all could help.

    Has anyone here done extensive, muddy (think Alabama river bottom) off-road time in their Tundra? If so, did it handle well? Did the wet mud create any mechanical or electric problems? Any other comments?

    I need the space of the SUV, but I also go off road a lot during deer season. No one seems to take their SUV's off road much, so any info y'all can give would be helpful.


  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    The 4WD systems on the Sequoia and Tundra are completely different. There is a member on the Sequoia topic who has done extensive off roading in his Sequoia. His user name is slickrock and he has posted on the Sequoia topic and I think he chimed in on the "How Toyota 4 Wheel Drive Systems Work" as well. That last topic may also help you as well.
  • bigduke6bigduke6 Posts: 2
    Does anyone know if Toyota will introduce a full four door version of the Tundra soon? I am ready to look at the Tundra, but would be willing to wait a year for a "Super Crew" Tundra.
  • tundradudetundradude Posts: 588
    I would not start getting excited about a crew cab Tundra. Toyota needs to concentrate on important combinations like extended-cab long beds and more heavy duty versions which will probably happen in 2010.

    Toyota also needs to concentrate into making a comfortable extended cab. I bought a regular cab because the extended cab is uncomfortable and no long bed attached. With the present wheelbase, a crew cab will not work.

    The T-100 had a nice extended cab and it was a smaller truck. It was comfortable to ride in.

    I wish Toyota stop making those Sequeoias and concentrate on the Tundra line.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    as they make more profit on the Sequoias.
  • tundradudetundradude Posts: 588
    This is true!
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    A longer wheel base is in the works for the 2004 model year. We will have a crew cab with 6 foot bed at that point. I don't know what other configurations will become available on that frame.
  • paradelaparadela Posts: 1
    Bought a 2001 Tundra SR5 extended cab v8 yesterday; (traded in a 2000 Ford F150 extended cab 4dr 4.2L V6)

    So far I am very impressed by the Tundra's ride, smooth (and powerful) engine, and how quiet it is. Also, it's much better at maneuvering into tight parking spaces (than the F150).

    The cabin is smaller than the F150 but personally I don't mind. Three (small to average people) could sit in the front seat because of the great middle storage bin which folds up to allow a 3rd front passenger. Seats are comfortable and firm.

    My only initial concern is the lack of ABS. Minor beefs are the lack of factory keyless entry (would probably cost Toyota $30 to add it), and the tiny storage space under the rear seat.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    How would the crew cab 4 door impact the hauling/towing capacityof the tundra? Do hope they beef up the frame and suspension before pursuing this configuration.
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    I understand your suspension question and obviously, if they add weight to the vehicle, they will need to use properly matched suspension components. What I don't understand is your question on the frame. You seem to imply that the frame is not as strong as needed. Did I just read something into your post that you didn't intend?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    to be changed. Not saying that the current one is not strong enough to support the extra load. Another question is will they be offering a larger engine as an option since Nissan is around the corner with their full size and the 5.5l?
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    Its on the way. No details on size or when, but it is coming.
  • andyr4andyr4 Posts: 3
    I read somewhere that a "Durango-sized" suv off of the Tundra platform was in the "advanced prototype stages." My guess would be that this is the new 4runner, but I read that the new 4runner would once again be off of the Tacoma platform. Who knows anything about this? Does anyone know where I can find a picture of the 2002 4runner? Thanks.
  • cliffy1cliffy1 Posts: 3,581
    The 2002 will be unchanged, but there is a new Runner coming out this winter. I don't know if it will be a 2002.5 or a 2003. It will be larger with an optional 3rd seat and V8 engine. As of yet, those are all the details I know.
  • wmunson1wmunson1 Posts: 1
    What is the best thing to use to remove paint used for highway striping. I picked it up on the tires, mudflaps and wheelwells?
  • I am considering a 2001 Tundra with the off-road package. Is this package suitable for everyday normal street driving? Does anyone know what the differences are in the suspensions?
  • Just bought a '02 Tundra this week. Very happy with it so far. Has anyone else bought the '02 yet and have you heard of any problems?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Just a suggestion, try for answers to your question. The owners there don't live in denial. Good luck with your truck....
  • Welcome to the club!

    Which one did you get?
  • Hey Guys. I appreciate the advice. I got the Limited Edition. Leather, Security system, chrome tube steps, TRD Package, Thunder Gray Metallic. I plan to have it detailed. (Just to put my personal touch on it)
    The only two things that bothered me were that things I saw on the internet and the dealers that I talked to led me to believe that limited slip differential and ABS and daytime running lights would be standard on the LE'02's. That is why I waited. I could have had the same truck in '01. Has anyone else ran into this?
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