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Old 10-04-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default 650 ft-lbs of torque @ 2,000 rpm...DAMN!!

That's all I have to say . One BAD truck! Shame it can only pull 24,000lbs.

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Old 10-04-2006, 02:25 PM   #2
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That thing is humungo!!!
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:26 PM   #3
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Man that is one fugly beast. But then again, I don't like trucks, to me they're supposed to be used only for work, not driving your a$$ to work or going out.

Better looking than those pos's out on the street today.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:26 PM   #4
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I like the Ford superdutys. My buddy that used to work at North Texas Nissan has a couple buddies with the Dodge Cummins turbo diesels pushing over 1,000 ft. lbs. Diesel=sick torque, 'specially when its in a truck.



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Old 10-04-2006, 02:27 PM   #5
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what does it get? like 3mpg?
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:28 PM   #6
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what does it get? like 3mpg?
If it's like other diesel trucks, it'll get around 20ish when not towing.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:35 PM   #7
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Two stage turbo system
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:35 PM   #8
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wow really?! i know diesels are more fuel efficient but I didn't know it was THAT efficient.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:36 PM   #9
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wow really?! i know diesels are more fuel efficient but I didn't know it was THAT efficient.
My buddy's got a Chevy diesel truck('03 or '04), and he's got a tune good for an additional 150 hp. Gets 20+ mpg on that tune.



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Old 10-04-2006, 03:14 PM   #10
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I would still prefer a cummins that produces that much torque but with an inline 6
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:24 PM   #11
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It's amazing how they are making it more and more luxurious. I mean, leather and DVD palyers from the factory was going upscale but now they have navigation!! Next, it'll be automatic air conditioning. If I had the money and the need, I'd get one just to intimidate in style!! Diesel, of course.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:46 PM   #12
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thats weak...get the F650
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:09 PM   #13
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I got a 06 Cummins.. I get 20 MPG . I absolutly love it. Plus at the light when you got the mexican music bumpin next to ya you can fill that vato's ride up with some diesel smoke.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:24 PM   #14
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FORD F-350 TONKA FTW!!!

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Old 10-04-2006, 08:56 PM   #15
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Kinda weird being on some Toyota forums. You get a totally different perspective on things. Some cool and interesting things I saw:

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Check the numbers on the new 6.7 liter Cummins . . . they should be right there. Normally the Duramax is considered the mileage king, then Cummins, and then Fords poor excuse for a diesel. We'll see how the new twin turbo Ford compares. Most guys agree that Ford's chassis is best but their diesels are the worst (unless you go back to the 7.3). The sad part is that diesel truck engines get worse mileage now than they did in the 1980s. I understand they must take more fuel in order to generate the heat required to keep emissions down. . . we'll see how this all works out with the new low sulfur mixture.
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This is purely uninformed "speculation" but....

I fully expect a strong alliance between Toyota and Caterpillar in development of the Tundra diesels and and future diesel hybrid heavy duty pickups (if the launch of the new 1/2 ton is a success) They are already turning down the sheets and placing a mint on the pillow!

Advanced Fuels and Vehicle Systems Research
ExxonMobil is partnering with Toyota, a global leader in light-duty vehicle technology, and Caterpillar, a global leader in heavy-duty diesel technology, to develop advanced engine and fuel systems that could result in a 30% improvement in fuel economy or reduce emissions without impacting fuel economy. These advanced systems could also be applied to hybrids. Many of our activities are focused on enhancing our understanding of the combustion process and improving it through technology. Our work has already produced ground-breaking research in combustion science. ExxonMobil and Toyota engineers recently received an award from the Society of Automotive Engineers for the study of diesel fuel properties and their impacts on vehicle emissions.


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Toyota To Consider Diesels Made by Supplier - AutoWeek
Convis said that more than likely, Toyota will develop its own diesel or lean on its heavy-duty commercial-truck division, Hino, for diesel technology.

But Convis says Toyota has not ruled out buying one from an established supplier.

If Toyota does buy a diesel from a supplier, it would be the first time in the company's 50-year U.S. history that one of its vehicles would use a non-Toyota engine.


It's gonna get very ugly for the Big 3 in a couple years!

from: To Pitch New Tundra, Toyota Turns to NASCAR, Fishing - AutoWeek
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Toyota Division will spend more than $100 million -- huge by Toyota standards -- to launch the redesigned Tundra full-sized pickup.

Toyota is charging headlong into a bastion of profits and brand loyalty for the Detroit 3 automakers. To crack the Detroit 3's loyal customers, Toyota will try to connect directly with consumers at NASCAR races, bass-fishing tournaments and other grass-roots events.

"This launch will truly test Toyota," says Jim Farley, group vice president of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. Although the final advertising budget has not been tallied, Farley says, "It's going to be much bigger than Camry."

Toyota seeks to more than double the Tundra's annual sales, which have been 100,000 to 120,000.

Toyota typically spends about $60 million for the launch of a major product, such as the Camry or Corolla, and about $30 million for smaller-volume products such as the Yaris or RAV4. Even though Tundra volumes still won't exceed those of the Camry or Corolla, the massive launch budget shows Toyota's commitment to reaching U.S. pickup buyers.


I have suspected (and stated on here) since the initial launch of the FJ that the FJ is not about FJ sales or market share in the SUV segment. It's about an advertising vehicle to draw the attention off farmers and truck users to notice that Toyota can build a confortable, capable, off-roadable SUV....how many farmers or their son's had an original FJ back in the day??
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:11 PM   #16
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Did ya'll see the dash of that thing? It's HIDEOUS!!!
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Old 10-05-2006, 01:27 AM   #17
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i love ford.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:11 AM   #18
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If you're gonna go big, you might as well go F-650/F-750



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Old 10-05-2006, 11:17 AM   #19
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You fellas might want to consider smaller wang extensions for your first time.
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