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Tundra Speedometer Not Working? Step Inside

Step Inside Toyota Tundra Speedo

The speedometer is the part of any truck that we all take for granted. As soon as this part breaks, the vehicle is a hazard and traffic ticket waiting to happen. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why this part can stop working. We’re going to run through some of the most common reasons that will hopefully get you back on the road. Read more…

2012 Toyota Tundra SEMA Show Truck Built By Brian Chaves – Featured Truck

While at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, we came across many exceptional Toyota Tundra pickups. Over the next few weeks, we are going to feature as many of them as we can complete with conversations with the owner.

Chaves 2012 Toyota Tundra SEMA Show  - Featured Truck

With its large presence and custom roof rack, Chaves’ 2012 Toyota Tundra made an impression at the show.

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2014 LA Auto Show Recap, Chevy Colorado ZR2 Concept Unveiled

Last week, Tundraheadquarters.com editor Tim Esterdahl was in LA for the 2014 auto show. While this show is not normally known as a “truck show,” the unveiling of the Chevy Colorado ZR2 concept garnered quite a bit of buzz. Here is his recap from the truck.

2014 LA Auto Show Recap

Always nice to see Toyota supporting our troops.

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Stupid Towing Tricks – What’s Wrong With People?

In my opinion, anyone towing a trailer of any kind (from a nifty little U-Haul hauler to a couple jet skis to a 38′ RV) ought to attend some training classes. That way, we wouldn’t have to see stupid stuff like this:

Crown Vic towing a boat

Can a car pull a sail boat? Sure. Should it? Not on your life. Click for a larger view.

That’s right. A Crown Vic pulling a sail boat. I took this picture myself, but it’s not the first time I’ve seen some obviously stupid towing decision making. Read more…

2015 F-150 Fuel Economy Ratings Disappoint

UPDATE: Ford contacted me to ask me to clarify a few things about my post. Specifically:

  1. Ford couldn’t help the timing of the announcement. Evidently, the EPA figures weren’t available until Thursday night, and Ford was in a bind to get the numbers out ASAP as trucks are hitting the ground any day now.
  2. Ford never said that their goal was 30mpg. I presented this as fact, but I should clarify – it was my understanding based on some people I’d spoken to that Ford’g goal was 30mpg…Ford never said that. My 30mpg statement below came off as fact and it shouldn’t have.
  3. Ford’s Mike Levine pointed out that the new 2.7L Nano EcoBoost V6 has a low asking price (it’s a $495 option), as well as excellent towing and payload ratings for the price and fuel economy.

My only response is to item #1. It’s truly incredible that the EPA would release the 2015’s certified fuel economy numbers so that they’d have to be published the Friday before Thanksgiving.

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Many people in the PR business believe that Friday afternoon is the best time to release bad news to the press…especially near the holidays. Guess what time Ford chose to release the fuel economy figures for the 2015 F-150?

2014 EcoBoost 3.5L V6 vs 2015

Despite all the weight loss efforts, the same engines on the 2015 F-150 only get a little bit better gas mileage than the 2014. Here’s the comparison for the 2014 and 2015 3.5L EcoBoost.

Despite the extensive use of aluminum in the 2015 F-150, the truck’s fuel economy improved only slightly. Read more…