When it comes to finding the right Toyota Tundra as a consumer you have to consider several factors. Furthermore if your buying it for drag or street racing you have to know the best ways to enhance your truck for the best performance.To help you decide if a Toyota Tundra is right for you lets consider the main features of the vehicle & then discuss ways to get the best add on’s.
Acceleration and Power
Every Tundra features a V8 engine. The base engine is a 4.6-liter V8 that puts out 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. It has enough power for most tasks, but the larger 5.7-liter V8 is more useful. It produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It’s responsive and powerful, and it’s also the engine you’ll need to unlock the Tundra’s maximum towing capacity. Both engines are mated to a slick-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.
This Toyota gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway with the base engine. The larger V8’s ratings are slightly worse: 13/18 mpg city/highway.
The Tundra tops out at a 10,500-pound tow rating and a 2,080-pound maximum payload. Those numbers are considerably lower than the ratings of the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra. On the bright side, the Tundra has features like Trailer Sway Control, which makes it easier to pull a trailer safely down the road. The engines also have ample power to pull heavy loads without feeling overworked.
Like all full size trucks, the Tundra is available with four-wheel drive. You can also get the TRD Off-Road package, which includes rugged features like off-road tires, skid plates, and Bilstein shocks and sway bars. The suspension does a great job of soaking up the bumps and bounces that come with off-roading, and the Tundra is more than capable of handling tough terrain like hills, mud, and water.
Street Racing or Enhanced Refrigeration
If your considering doing any type of racing in your truck or going to use it for extended hauling or live in a hot climate you may want to consider getting a toyota tundra supercharger for your truck. One popular brand is Killer Chiller. The Killer Chiller system is a refrigerated heat exchanger that lowers the vehicles charge temps below ambient and gives your car or truck engine back full power. It keeps the computer from pulling timing and stops power fade due to heat soak. Using a 30 plate 316 stainless steel construction it is pressure rated to just over twice the vehicles AC operating pressures. Find out more here.
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