Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by greengoblin, Mar 3, 2019.
Just thinking about getting a used 06 4 door sr5 4.8, thoughts?
I've had two Tundra's, and 2 other Toyota trucks. Probably will never own anything else. MPG isn't that good.
My dad has one with the smaller motor. He pulls a boat and a 19’ camp trailer with it. Says he now wishes he had gone with the bigger motor but his does everything he asks of it. It’s never given him any trouble but it’s only 4 years old. As mentioned the mileage even with the smaller motor isn’t great.
They’re great. Don’t tow with it.
5.7 here,20'bass boat,18' stock trailer loaded,no problems so far(2016/32000miles).16mpg,pulling goes down a couple.Love it,roomy, handles well,enough power for what I need it for.
Mine is good for towing but not so hot for just hauling. Not the best spring package.
I should have specified mine is the six cylinder.
What do you think about the sumo springs?
I've got a Tacoma, same issues with the leaf springs. They even had a recall on them breaking in the taco. I pulled the factory overload off and out on a progressive, 3 leaf add-a-leaf on. Couldn't be happier. Pretty easy to do with basic hand tools and a cut off wheel. Truck rides great loaded and unloaded and it didn't add too much to the ride height. Icon made the ones for my taco and I'm sure they have the same for the tundra. You can also build your own out of a bastardized junkyard spring pack. You just need something similar in width. U bolts and center pins are common at any decent parts store.
Pricey, but on a new vehicle I can see getting your value out of them. At this point in the life of the truck, I'll just tow any weight. I do like greengreer's solution, though.
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