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'05 Tundra - 210k miles - Smart buy? (newbie looking for help)

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by thefish712, Feb 2, 2020.

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Buy or Pass?

  1. Buy

    89.5%
  2. Pass

    10.5%
  1. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    seth419

    seth419 New Member

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    I would replace both at the same time, just so everything is the same.

    Make sure you check the child lock on that rear door before you start pulling it apart!!!!!!!
     
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  2. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    thefish712

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    Terrible question here, and I'm sorry for my dumb ignorance... but how do I turn that off? The right side door still opens. Google wasn't much help, especially on the older model.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    thefish712

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    Haha sounds good! Looking forward to learning and doing it myself.

    Shocks - they (or one, can't remember) need to be rebuilt. My shop (that I really trust) is quoting one (I think just one...) at $300 - $500. Seems like a lot. They're Kings
     
  4. Mar 26, 2020 at 3:44 PM
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    StuntDouble

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    Congrats on the new purchase, I purchased a 01 with 230K on it and have not had any issues with it and its drives like a champ. Other than your normal suspension wear and tear, which is about to be upgraged. Figured for $2,900 it was a deal.
     
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  5. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:45 PM
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    seth419

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    Open the door and look right below the slot where the latch mechanism is, up is unlocked.
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  6. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:52 PM
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    beretdra

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    1st Gen Tundra is something that you will get and never regret it. I flew all the way to San Jose,CA to get my 2006 DC with 36K miles. I drove it back to Temecula, CA and the truck performs great. No rust underneath so last summer I spray coat it with black Rustoleum to preserve the underneath and installed a Hellwig swaybar to prevent the swaying when turning. It works well. Buy the truck and listen to all the advice you get in these forum. Oh by the way guys, What do you think of White Knuckle sliders to protect the truck? I was thinking of putting the 188 DOM will the extra weight affects the gas mileage? Kindly advice. Thank you.
     
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