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Squishy!
06-12-2008, 01:29 PM
This is just rediculously awesome. Just came out, but will cost a grand total (parts and labor) of, ready? Hold onto your wallets! $7,000... :eek: :bolt:

Red_Chili
06-12-2008, 01:49 PM
Pretty freakin' awesome. Really.

Just in time for $5-6/gallon Premium. I think blowers are not going to be as attractive to the general public as they once were...

Corbet
06-12-2008, 01:56 PM
I've spoken with someone who's already drive a SC equipped Tundra. He said that the traction control system removed most of the fun factor of the increased power. Not worth the money in his opinion.

Does a Tundra have the ability to cancel its traction control system? I don't know. If so its probably limited to 4-low only?

DaveInDenver
06-12-2008, 02:15 PM
Goodness, 500 HP and 550 ft-lb. WOW! The heck with a 3.4L conversion, a blown 3UR-FE is where it's at.

Red_Chili
06-12-2008, 10:13 PM
And buying stock in Randy's Ring and Pinion... :lmao:

DaveInDenver
06-13-2008, 05:31 AM
And buying stock in Randy's Ring and Pinion... :lmao:
Even a light foot with eggshells under the toes would result in 7.5" and 8" pinion grenades. Heck, with 550 ft-lbs of torque you'd need to find taller than stock 2.28 gears, forget about using your Marlin gears!

Uncle Ben
06-13-2008, 06:28 AM
Even a light foot with eggshells under the toes would result in 7.5" and 8" pinion grenades. Heck, with 550 ft-lbs of torque you'd need to find taller than stock 2.28 gears, forget about using your Marlin gears!

The torque and horsepower are peaked at an RPM you wouldn't use for 4 -wheeling (well most of us wouldn't). I bet the low rpm grunt is stellar and with it being a charged stock engine I bet the power is linear and seemless. Also, the 5.7 trucks all have the 10.5" read diff.......none of that Minitruck crap there! ;) ;) :thumb:

DaveInDenver
06-13-2008, 08:02 AM
The torque and horsepower are peaked at an RPM you wouldn't use for 4 -wheeling (well most of us wouldn't). I bet the low rpm grunt is stellar and with it being a charged stock engine I bet the power is linear and seemless. Also, the 5.7 trucks all have the 10.5" read diff.......none of that Minitruck crap there! ;) ;) :thumb:
Yeah and I might add not even that 9.5" Cruiser junk will take it either. :-P

Uncle Ben
06-13-2008, 08:20 AM
Yeah and I might add not even that 9.5" Cruiser junk will take it either. :-P


Cruiser hater! :lmao:

RockRunner
06-13-2008, 08:29 AM
The Tundra I drove could CANCEL the traction control with a button. Stock we were able to spin the tires just standing there. The power that the truck has stock is great and towing with it is a pleasure. I see these numbers coming close to the stock numbers of a diesel, towing will be a lot better with it.

The cost vs. power is pretty steep but it is better than having to get a diesel. It sure would be fun to drive one of those in CA under full power, I think tires would be your greatest cost...........except for gas of course ;-)

Corbet
06-13-2008, 08:52 AM
The Tundra I drove could CANCEL the traction control with a button.

There you go, the fun is back.

Squishy!
06-16-2008, 08:02 AM
There you go, the fun is back.

ya the if you hold the trac off button at a stop, it'll cancel the VSC and TRAC so drifting is available to all who desire it...:D:drool:

isotel
06-16-2008, 02:31 PM
Sweet! My Roommate drove his dads stock one down at sea Level and said that it was hard to keep from not spinning the tires..

Toyota is finally stepping up its full size game, now all we need is a diesel that will last 500k get 30mpg and put out 500ft lbs

Squishy!
06-16-2008, 03:10 PM
Ya there's a dually in the works with a Diesel made by Hino. projected date 2010

subzali
06-16-2008, 03:45 PM
Toyota is finally stepping up its full size game, now all we need is a diesel that will last 500k get 30mpg and put out 500ft lbs
30 mpg? Try 50 mpg, I bet the technology is there.

Ya there's a dually in the works with a Diesel made by Hino. projected date 2010
Yeah, and just in time for fossil-fuel-powered vehicles to become obsolete!

Red_Chili
06-17-2008, 07:08 AM
There's other sources of diesel, and we are far from out of petroleum. Not just yet anyway. Some day the policy makers will figure out that there are other ways to protect the environment than saying 'NO' all the time. And the oil companies are figuring out that appearances matter. A lot. Cleaning up their act.