I'm venturing over from the 100 series of ih8mud, on a fact finding mission. Where it's long been said that the 2UZ-fe VVt or non VVt made in Japan are a better built engine than the USA built. The forum and a few local mechanics have point to several issues with the USA made engine. Is there any truth to what they are saying: All Tundra and Sequoia 4.7L are made in USA? USA made have weaker connecting rods that are not forged? Tundra and Sequoia 4.7L develop a piston slap? I'd like to clear the air once and for all on where the components for the Tundra and Sequoia 4.7L engine are: Forged? Machined? Assembled? Difference? Looser tolerances?