[MR2] Toyota truck ( no MR2 )
kblake at royalmoore.com
Tue Aug 25 11:21:56 EDT 2009
David-A close friend has had his 08 5.7L CrewMax since Fall 2007. He tows a Supra in an enclosed 22 foot car hauler with it.
He still loves the truck, and has no "bed bounce". He did put a leveling kit on it, which may have changed the harmonic
frequency that causes the bed bounce?
Regarding the C channel frame, that is the frame design that is used by the big, over-the-road trucks like Freightliner and
Mack. Trucks that are expected to go 300,000 miles or longer without major problems, while hauling loads that put to shame the
payloads of any of the pickup trucks being discussed here. Would you like to inform Freightliner they've been doing it wrong
for all these years because a boxed frame is stronger than their design?
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From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of David Hillman
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 6:53 PM
To: mr2 at mr2.com
Subject: Re: [MR2] Toyota truck ( no MR2 )
On Mon, 24 Aug 2009, Ken Blake wrote:
> Ford proved to me that if I was going to drive at 22MPH over their
> road course, I would be better off in their truck than the Tundra.
> That's ALL they proved, other than the fact that dishonest advertising
> is alive and well, and that they view the Tundra as a threat.
And Ken, to save you the time of replying.
Some choice quotes from Tundra owners...
"I have had it with my tundra. I hate driving it and am considering returning it even with a loss of $. Unless of course I
decide to sue."
"I too just bought a Tundra 5.7L Double Cab Long Bed just so I can fit my two sons (1 and 3). This bounce is so bad that I
wont even risk having my sons injured from the shaking. This is my first Toyota after coming off from 10 Hondas, 3 BMWs, 2 MB,
1 Nissan, 1 Chevy. This is by far the biggest problem I had ever encountered with any of my cars."
"I have a 5.7 Longbed, DC..44and I have major bed bounceMAJOR!!!! So bad..that my kids in the back seat start going
uh,uh,hu,uh,uh,uh,uh,uh,uh to the bounce as I am driving. It was fun at firstbut has become more of a pain in the as my 3 year
old now asks. DADDY..stop the bouncing"
"I have my 07 Tundra DC TRD 2wd over a year now and it has a big issue with the bed bounce. Since I am aware of this problem I
have watch others with Chevy, Ford, or Dodge going through the same stretch of highway and their bed not bouncing up and down
like mine. I am talking about the bed bouncing up and down not vibration. So far I am very disapointed and hope Toyota fix it
soon other wise I will trade it for Chevy."
"Matt - The bed bounce survey we conducted showed that owners of all Tundras of all configurations reported the problem. Good
yeah, I drove a Ford... but I still have 2 mk1s
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