• Apr 10, 2008

High horsepower trucks have come and gone. The SVT Lightning and Ram SRT10 are but two examples, but we miss the GMC Syclone something fierce, as well. Toyota is readying its TRD supercharger for the Tundra, which should help sate those who hunger for extra horsepower in their truck. An employee of Toyota of El Monte, California and member of TundraSolutions.com revealed on his forum that TRD reps brought a Sequoia to his dealership equipped with the TRD supercharger mounted on the large SUV's 5.7-liter V8 – the same V8 in the Tundra. Not only did he say that TRD claimed a rating of 504 horsepower, an increase of 123 over the stock engine, but he also got the opportunity to ride shotgun while one of his fellow employees took it for a road test. He even brought back the above picture as proof. Visit the Tundra Solutions forum to see the details of the kit and read about the test drive.

[Source: Tundra Solutions via PickupTruck.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      The new Tundra, Sequoia, and Land Cruiser all use the same 5.7L V8 motor. Of those, I would think the one that is most worthy of a supercharger would be the Land Cruiser, since it is the most hi-end model, and I believe the strongest frame of the three.

      Then there's the new big Lexus, which I think is also based on the Land Cruiser platform.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Superchargers for everyone!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who cares any more, here's a plan, lets see which company can produce a truck that can get the job done and gets the best gas mileage. Gas will be $4.00 a gallon soon, Trucks are cinder blocks on wheels. Find a way to make them get better fuel economy. Leave the fast crap for cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "but he also got the opportunity to ride shotgun" to help his friend pick up the pieces of the crankshaft.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah TVS!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sw, we men drive trucks because we want to!!! When gas gets up to 5.00 a gallon we will still be driving trucks!! Same goes for RWD high-powered sedans. So get over it and go hug a tree already!!!

      Anyway, I like it. Should be interesting to see the competition between this and the raptor. If only toyota put this sort of work into their cars...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Tundra looks meh, but the engine is awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey sorry to interrupt convo...just logged on and my f250 5.4L just blew up and am looking at a tundra for better milage...but am wondering if it would hold up in a hauling capacity...? have no idea or experience with toyotas..any comments or knowledge would be appreciated! thanks
        • 6 Years Ago
        10,000lbs........
      • 6 Years Ago
      Kind of eclipses the 380 or 420 hp suggested for the F150 Raptor.
        • 6 Years Ago
        So CW, you took that kinda personal. You get up on the wrong side of the bed today or do you always kill gnats with an AK47?
        • 6 Years Ago
        you're an idiot. the Raptor is an OFF-ROAD Baja-1000 certified truck. it is not meant to drag race or win the indy 500. the fact that you even mention the Raptor in this post shows me you have no clue as to what you're talking about. so when horsepower numbers come out, it wont matter if it's 250hp, 450 hp, or 650hp, the fact is, the Raptor is going to chew up and spit out anything ANY OEM can offer... OFF ROAD.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They honestly think they will shock a vette? Or run with STI's and EVO's? Hmm.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah throw a saleen or roush blower on it and watch the power climb.. which is an option on the f150 now and nets what a 150hp increase?

        price check on a captain obvious costume.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This should solve the problem of all those people claiming accidental acceleration. Darwin 'em.

      Thanks, Toyota. Good thinkin'.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Reading the automotive news these days one would think oil is at 10 dollars a barrel. What is the point of a 500 hp truck? The Dodge with the Viper motor was just plain dumb..
        • 6 Years Ago
        By that logic, what's the point of any enthusiast vehicle or sports car. By a purely utilitarian perspective most vehicles are pointless compared to a Tata Nano. Truth is, there are quite a few enthusiast that want vehicles for their enjoyment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why was it stupid? The SRT-10 was a ruthless truck, and last I checked, still held world records.

        It was never meant to be a high production or open ended production vehicle.

        Look at the Gen I Lightnings..they only made 10,000 of those...over three production years.

        But no, the market does not warrant this type of vehicle except on an as-ordered basis.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The current Sequoia will only do 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, and that's clearly too slow.

      This outta bring the mileage down into high single digits. A great way to sell more trucks when gas is $4 per gallon.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That thing must get 10-12 in real world conditions now, I would expect 8-9 if you horse on it. Wheres all my Hummer haters in these big truck threads? :)
          • 6 Years Ago
          Here it is. I hate any jerk that's sitting in his leather clad truck wearing a business suit sipping a cappuccino while he's on a cell phone, or the female version that's doing pretty much the same thing. I hate them because they are a part of the reason that fuel prices are going up for me. A truck is not a luxury vehicle or a fashion statement, it's a work vehicle and should be used by people who actually need it instead of jerks who need to feel more off roadish or country in the middle of a Metropolis. This jerk could drive any domestic or import vehicle that's not clearly being used for it's purpose and my contempt for them would remain the same.
      • 6 Years Ago
      sorry forgot to say in what capacity...it would be for hauling a fifth wheel 4 horse aluminum trailor full of horses...on a daily basis ranging from 200km to 900km daily....thanks!
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