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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GSXR1Kstang, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Jan 6, 2016 at 2:06 PM
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    GSXR1Kstang

    GSXR1Kstang [OP] New Member

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    So far, just a Westin Bull Bar and custom made Flowmaster exhaust.
    Hi, I'm new to the forums. I've bad my 14 Tundra for 2 years now. I was always a Ford guy until my last F-150 turned into a pile of junk. I then switched to Toyota and have never looked back. I love everything about the truck, except the MPG, but that's beating a dead horse on these trucks. Looking forward to sharing thoughts, insights, asking questions, and answering questions!
     
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  2. Jan 6, 2016 at 2:09 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome! Any mods done to it?
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2016 at 2:12 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Welcome to the site. I switched from Silverado's. Loving my decision also.
     
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  4. Jan 6, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Welcome from CO.
     
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  5. Jan 6, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome!
     
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  6. Jan 6, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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    Ubc2361

    Ubc2361 New Member

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    What year was the f150? I'm coming from chevy myself, also loving my tundra but my mpgs doesn't go above 12.3. But like I tell everyone I didn't buy a TRUCK for mpgs!! :mudding:
     
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  7. Jan 6, 2016 at 3:29 PM
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    CHESSIEMAN

    CHESSIEMAN New Member

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    TRD EXHAUST, BILSTEIN 5100'S, TOYTEC SHACKLES, TRD SWAYBAR
    WELCOME FROM A FELLOW EX-FORD GUY!!!!!
     
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  8. Jan 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Sabm (Gtek-Fab), Blake Carbon Diamond Plate door sil protecters, and Air Dam mod, Black Rivited Grill, Devil Horns- Black Anodized(Diaz Fabrication), Hid's in Low Beams and Fogs -6000k, Piaa Extreme for High Beams. Black Rhino Step Tubes, Razir Led interior Lights (white), Low Profile Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Trd accesories, Weather Tech Mats, Carbon Fiber Shorty Antenna, Drl's, Plasta Dipped Badges + Front Grill Surround
    Welcome from Obx
     
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  9. Jan 7, 2016 at 6:43 AM
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    TruckLife900

    TruckLife900 All Eyez On Me

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    Welcome :thumbsup:

    This too.
     
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  10. Jan 7, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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    Nit2wn

    Nit2wn New Member

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    I came from a Superduty myself. I liked the truck and kinda missed it at first. I'm not missing the maintenance it required and how expensive it was just to keep it moving. While it got better mileage, the price of diesel fuel eats the difference up. I've had my 2013 for a few months and it has really grown on me.
     
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  11. Jan 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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    GSXR1Kstang [OP] New Member

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    So far, just a Westin Bull Bar and custom made Flowmaster exhaust.
    So far, only a Westin Bull Bar and a Flowmaster 10 Series exhaust. I plan on changing the grill to a TRD Pro grill, and lifting the truck, only I'm absolutely lost on lift research. I plan on spending hours browsing the forums here for answers!
     
  12. Jan 7, 2016 at 11:12 AM
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    GSXR1Kstang

    GSXR1Kstang [OP] New Member

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    So far, just a Westin Bull Bar and custom made Flowmaster exhaust.
    I had a 2004 with the 5.4 motor. That had issues with the clutch packs at 25,000 miles and the cam shaft went at 65,000 miles. My 2011 had the 3.5L EcoBoost. That truck had constant problems with the turbo and I had to have the turbo replaced three times because a faulty design was causing moisture to build up somewhere.

    The gas mileage you're getting is exactly what I'm getting in my truck. I've only had minor issues with my truck, but all were fixed under recall notices.
     
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  13. Jan 7, 2016 at 12:17 PM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Here are some links to start with:
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/guide-different-types-of-lifts.546/
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/official-lifted-2nd-gen-tundra-pics-w-info.63/
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/show-off-your-lifted-tundra-pics.830/
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/wha...erformance-trd-pro-or-3-toytec-boss-kit.2951/
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/1st-gen-lift-poll-ome-or-bilstein.3511/
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/suspension-lift-vs-spacer-differences.1784/
     
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  14. Jan 7, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    GSXR1Kstang

    GSXR1Kstang [OP] New Member

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    Thanks, that's a huge help. My only concern with the lift kits (which I will look up and discuss on the proper pages) is that I read and hear so many different things from so many different people. Just the other guy, one of the guys at the Toyota dealer told me not to do a 6 inch lift. Apparently, every person who has bought a lifted Tundra from them has come back in needing new power steering racks. He said the steering racks are getting bent because of the lifts. To me, it just sounds like the lifts either weren't installed properly, or the right OEM parts weren't replaced with aftermarket parts, and therefore causing excessive wear. I have no clue what a proper lift needs to prevent this kind of premature wear. I have a lot to learn on here :)
     
  15. Jan 7, 2016 at 7:44 PM
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    Sean266

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    6" look nice, but for all function wise with looks 3-4" Max IMO.
     
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  16. Jan 7, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't have experience with 6" lifts on Tundras myself but I have heard of the steering rack problem. Had a 6" lift on my Tacoma without issue but the tundra is a different animal.
     
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