The 5.7L Toyota Tundra TRD Superchager will be available soon!
As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, the TRD Supercharger has been given a part number in the latest Toyota Accessory Guide (part # PTR29-34070), but that’s no indication that the supercharger will be available soon.
However, I spoke to a friend of mine that works in a local Toyota dealer’s parts department, and he was estimating he’ll be able to order in a month or two. That would mesh with Toyota’s stated time line (see the picture below), but that’s not really any indication either.
My guess is that the Tundra 5.7L TRD Supercharger will delayed — it’s pretty common for these things to be held back by either the EPA, CARB, or the internal bureaucracy of Toyota. Take, for instance, the debut of the supercharger for the Scion tC. It was supposed to be out in the fall following the car’s debut (it also had a part number in the catalog), but EPA and CARB regulators held back the release more than 6 months. Same story with the Tacoma supercharger back in the day (and the one that’s supposed to be coming out).
But, it’s cool to imagine getting our hands on one…
These photos were taken at SEMA 2006 — see more pics of the TRD Tundra exhibit.
If you want to know what a supercharger is, see TRD’s Supercharger Explanation.
When we found out about Ric Lopez’s 99′ 4Runner, we just had to feature it on the Tundra Headquarters blog. In our opinion, this is one of the nicer 4-wheel daily drivers we’ve seen. It’s a great combination of off-road capability and reliability, while still being “stock” enough to drive every day.
Ric has a 1999 Toyota 4Runner with the Highlander package that he purchased with his fianc
Once ToyTec had a chance to reflect on our review, they made a couple of adjustments to their kit.
First, they’ve added some machined skid-plate spacers so that the skid plate does not touch the front differential after the diff has been dropped 1″ (the front diff is dropped to preserve the factory axle and ball joint angles). Read more…
The new Sequoia, due out in 2008 as a 2009 model, is expected to share a lot of components with the new Toyota Tundra, from engines and transmissions to body and interior panels. As we reported earlier this month, a hybrid Tundra is expected to debut a year or so later.
One can expect a hybrid Sequoia to be offered at the same time (if not sooner).
Thank you to TheCarConnection.com!