2007 Toyota Tundra - Thunder

An Ecliptic Tundra

Gary BlountMay 1, 2008
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Legends are passed down from generation to generation, some fictional, some based on historic events. Just the same, products can develop into icon images in the marketplace. Case in point with this new Tundra equipped with new Eclipse products debuting in '08.



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Starting with Toyota's new revamped '07 Tundra, Rick Bottom Designs modified the stock knuckle by relocating the spindle and flipping the lower ball joint to set the 5 inches of front-end drop. Out back, an SOS Performance shackle flip kit leveled off the Toyota with a total of 7 inches from stock ride height.
Photo 4/9   |   Mounted on the TRD 22x9-inch wheels are the 285/45R22 Goodyear Tires. Any infringement to the truck's stopping abilities were subdued by the addition of 16-inch TRD front rotors and six-piston calipers.
Rick Bottom Designs also smoothed the grille shell, added a Snuglid bed cover, a Lund billet grille and bumper insert, and an SOS Performance rear valance. Meanwhile, orange pearl with silver stripes were methodically laid on the smoothed hauler. With the help of a K&N intake and Corsa after-cat exhaust system, this truck lays down a 14.6 at 96 mph. (Hang onto your retinas!) Making the truck's driving experience fun in the acceleration department was aided by the 4.30:1 rear axle gear ratio.
Photo 5/9   |   Sean Baumiester of Sound Decision built this sub enclosure to house the four Eclipse SW7200 12-inch subs installed. The low notes are hard and clean, especially with the three-way components contending with mid bass frequencies.
Where it lacks on the ET (elapsed time), this truck makes up for in DB (decibles). This truck touts an in-credible 4,080 watts of Eclipse XA series amplifiers. Also, the sound spectrum control in this truck uses four stages of frequency separation with an Eclipse's SC series component speaker system that divides the highs and mids over three seperate drivers. This is reminiscent of '80s thinking, when people used a mid-bass coupler to reduce the huge gap between mid and bass frequencies. This system cranks and it's as clean as they come. And yes, it might mean your dedicated Class D amps will need to be accompanied by the addition of an amp of equal or lesser power. But once you hear the difference, any audio enthusiast will find it's worth it.

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Pushed out through an AVN 52D Eclipse head unit, the low impedance audio signal is driven to four 840 watts, each XA4000 and two XA2000 amplifiers that pump out more than 4,000 watts. Two sets of SC series component speakers, and four Eclipse SW7200 12-inch subs were fitted in a scratch-built blow-through enclosure, built by Sean Baumiester of Sound Decision.
When the sound's cranked up, the hair on your head stands straight up. That's one sick sound system.

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Fair Market Price $27,527
MSRP $28,510
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Mileage 15 City / 19 Highway
Engine 4.6L V8
Horse Power 310 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 327 ft lb of torque @ 3,400 rpm
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