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Old 08-28-2011, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Ben View Post
What I have problem with in Toyota's recent engineering is the Tundra. Why is it that when Toy finally steps into the competitive work truck market they begin the "overbuilt" standard that has placed them so high in the past but then they fall short. The biggest example I'll use is the awesome 10.5 ring geared rear diff found in the 5.7 vehicles. They did add massive 36 spine axles but they again stayed with the 5x 150 bolt pattern AND use semi float design. WTF?
To add:
-Looks like they got the brakes right this time compared to the 1st gen
-But they didn't get the tailgate right (have heard some reports of folding tailgates with surprisingly little amounts of weight)
-They figured out that even with a 4 door Tacoma people wanted a 6 or 6.5 foot bed, but that discovery didn't transfer over to the Tundra
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