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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-10-2007, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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I ran a guy with a new Toyota Tundra with my F-150. I've got the 5.4L and it's got the 3.73 rear end. My truck is a regular cab 2wd, the truck i ran was a 4wd 4dr extended cab. I figured my weight difference from not having the extended cab and the 4wd would equal things up. Wrongo!!!! As much as I dislike Toyota, those Tundra's are quick.

It was a 20-75 run and by that point he had 3 truck lengths on me and was pulling pretty good. He stepped down so I mashed it. He had only gone most of the way into it, and when I mashed it he planted his foot, so it wasn't a clean start. No matter how you look at it though the Ford didn't have the grunt to get the Toyota.

As a comparison I played with a guy I work with's Dodge Hemi 2wd extended cab and we are just about equal. It's a seesaw race between those two. Remeber my truck is a bunch lighter with no extended cab.

I'd say that Toyota is definately the fastest truck out there till you get into specialty stuff. Still wouldn't buy one though with all the problems Toyota is having right now.
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Those Ford modular/Romeo engines stink. The 5.0 was far better than the 4.6 that replaced it. With both the 4.6 and 5.4, you have to rev the crap out of them before you hit peak horsepower and torque. Think of any 4.6 or 5.4 powered car that does anything without a supercharger. Exactly.

Wonder how that Tundra would do against a couple of the larger Vortecs...
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'd say the Tundra is Toyota's fastest vehicle on the market currently. It's sad, that a truck is your company's performance leader.........
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HMMM Fergie, ya got me thinkin ... what kind of bolt-on's are available for a 4.9L straight 6? I've got an 89 F150 /300 ci straight 6 ... it's got quite a bit of torque as it is ... but I can't break the back end loose .... yet ... I've got just shy of 94K miles on her ... so it's just broke in. and yes, I've had the front end rebuilt once so far ...
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there is the trd performance stuff for the toyotas which makes them even nicer to own although recalls stink. the ford modular engines don't have what it takes to make them performers as ba says without FI. now with FI they can become pretty nice motors. the 5.0 should have been updated so it doesn't split when it sees 500 hp. good to see someone felt like there was some competition out there even with the escalating gas prices
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Yeah, I saw a video of one doing low 14's in the quarter stock. Not bad for a heavy truck.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'd say the Tundra is Toyota's fastest vehicle on the market currently. It's sad, that a truck is your company's performance leader.........
The Lexus sedans are likely the performance leaders for Toyota. The IS350 has a V6 six with over 300HP in a small package. I'd bet the suspension would feel familiar to a mid-nineties Buick owner though.
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The Lexus sedans are likely the performance leaders for Toyota. The IS350 has a V6 six with over 300HP in a small package. I'd bet the suspension would feel familiar to a mid-nineties Buick owner though.
Funny you should say that. My brother bought the Avalon he has for his wife. Her parents drive Buicks and she doesn't want to have the same car as her parents so she always drove Oldsmobiles. When Olds went away she wanted something that felt like a Buick or Olds but wasn't her fathers Buick. They bought an Avalon and she loved it. I bet it makes it back to the dealer for service work just as fast as the Tundra does too. LOL
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The Lexus sedans are likely the performance leaders for Toyota. The IS350 has a V6 six with over 300HP in a small package. I'd bet the suspension would feel familiar to a mid-nineties Buick owner though.



And the new IS350's actually have a really sharp, sporty suspension setup. The IS's aren't made to be kuxury coddlers. They're much more sport orientated. Kinda Lexus' answer to BMW's 3 Series.




And BTW, the new Lexus IS-F has a 400+hp 5.0 V8.
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