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post #1 of 10 Old 06-03-2008, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Toyota team runs GM-powered Tundra in Baja 500

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Power for the PreRunner comes from none other than GM's LS2 small-block. TForce crew member Matt Riggle told Levine that the team chose the 375-hp, 400 lb-ft powerplant because of its reliability, as well as its ability to run on regular Pemex gas that's much cheaper than facing fuel.
Its not a Toyota sponsored team but still..what do you guys think?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-03-2008, 08:33 AM
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I might buy a Toyota truck that had a Chevy LS2 in it...

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Well I doubt you would ever see the opposite of that.

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That's a good one. I wonder how those F***s at toyota feel about this? The key word in the story: RELIABILITY. As in racing. The only question is, why run a turdra body? Freakin truck is hideous. Next time, just *****can the turdra all together, and run a Silverado with the GM engine!

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That's a good one. I wonder how those F***s at toyota feel about this? The key word in the story: RELIABILITY. As in racing. The only question is, why run a turdra body? Freakin truck is hideous. Next time, just *****can the turdra all together, and run a Silverado with the GM engine!
Comon Toyota has to win some how They do use Chevy's to get there Nascar trucks to the track.

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That is hilarous. Toyota tough with chevy stuff.

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That is hilarous. Toyota tough with chevy stuff.
You got that wrong...its toyota FLUFF with Chevy tough!!!

Bob Lutz: "There's no doubt that a design-driven philosophy is the only one that will work. People who are not sensitive to design, people who don't care about vehicles, people who view a vehicle as an appliance, they just default to Toyota. We will never win that one."
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-04-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Cough, Lotus Elise/Exige uses the old Toyota engine. They're alright.

Just like the Saab 9-2x uses the old Subaru boxer.

I don't like Toyota's styling cues either.

Also, I saw a Chevy-powered Nissan 240sx on ebay once.

Toyotas are in general very tough. If you watched Top Gear, they absolutely obliterated a Toyota Hilux (which is the predecessor to the Tacoma). And it still ran. But I suppose nothing beats that 1 mil mile Ford...
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