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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rextinkleton93, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:29 AM
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    Rextinkleton93

    Rextinkleton93 [OP] New Member

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    What’s up Tundras!

    My name is Kyle. I’ve been a member in Tacoma world for nearly 5 Years now, and I’ve had my tacoma for just longer than that.

    Following the lead of some good friends @PLC721 and @TRON, I have decided to make the jump into a tundra! Now, I have not purchased a tundra just yet. I wanted to make an account over here and talk to some people about what they wish they would have done different/what they were happy about walking off the dealers lot. Everything from trim packages to colors, cab size to mods... what are some things that you would have done differently, and what are some things that you couldn’t live without?

    The plan for this truck will be simple - coilovers, upper arms, new shocks in the rear to match coilovers, deavers, 35’s and wheels. I have no plans of going much further at this point in time, but I know how that goes...



    I am not new to the game of modifying trucks. My tacoma was taken from stock to a full longravel machine over the course of me owning it. I did all the work myself and am proud of that! And as of 1/20 she is SOLD!!


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    Looking forward to getting some input from people who have first hand experience. Hopefully you guys are as weird as all the TW guys... :D
     
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  2. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    4x4_Angel

    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....

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    ToyTec BOSS Lift, FRAC, 18" Fuel Pump wheels, Nitto Ridge Grapplers
    Welcome from Texas, Kyle! I love my SR5 CM....i do wish I had heated seats at times, but everything i want on my truck I can do aftermarket and not pay interest on so overall I'm happy. Good luck with your search!

    And I'm pretty sure we are just as weird as the TW crew;)

    That's a good looking taco! I want to get my oldest a Taco when is time for her to start driving....but I have about 6 years for that.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    Steve6

    Steve6 New Member

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    Welcome from Arizona
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    Grey Wolf

    Grey Wolf ELITE Grey Wolf Crew

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, and S/T Maxx's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles. Custom dual true dual exhaust. Body Armor Rock Steps, Smittybilt X20 winch, DV8 winch bumper
    Welcome from CO.
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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    Great looking truck Welcome from Ohio!
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    Krezz

    Krezz Doesn't want to be new member

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    See Build Thread.
    Welcome Kyle!
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:55 AM
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    nishibot

    nishibot Just2havnfun

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    Welcome from SoCal
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:04 AM
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    blue16

    blue16 New Member

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    Welcome from AZ.
     
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  9. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:07 AM
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    Rextinkleton93

    Rextinkleton93 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks man! I think I want the crewmax, but it’s hard to find one with the center console around here. Do you have a bench seat up front or buckets? What’s your opinion?

    Tacos are great! I love mine, but I’m just ready to step into something new :)
     
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  10. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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    CrewMax all the way just find a limited or platinum they have the console
     
  11. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    THE LONE STAR STATE...RGV TEXAS
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    Rough Country 6" lift / 35x12.50R20 Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx/ 20x9 +20 Fuel wheels "Mavericks" (Came with) / S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp (Came with)/ KatSkins seat covers (Came with)/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ 1A-AUTO.com aftermarket tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar/TRD rear sway bar/ Ranch Hand legend grille gaurd
    Welcome from Texas!
     
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  12. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:11 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Welcome from CO. Nice looking Taco.
     
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  13. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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    Rextinkleton93

    Rextinkleton93 [OP] New Member

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    This is an option too. However I think that will probably be out of the range that I am hoping to pay. I know they offer it in the sr5 with an upgraded package. There are some, but just not super common. I have a line on a couple that I will be looking at though.

    It’s crazy how much space there is in the crewmax. I love it. I think they look more proportional too. I’m still not opposed to looking at some double cabs at this point, but crewmax is on the top of the list for sure.
     
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  14. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:20 AM
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    831Tun

    831Tun IMA BasTRD

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    ADS C/O w/clickers, ADS bypass rear, Icon UCAs, Toytech shackles, chrome delete, Pro grille, TRD dual exhaust dumped, de-badged, black LED tail lights. BHLM w/projectors, 295 70 18 Cooper STT pro on stock rims w/1.25" Spider Tracks. N_Fab bumper w/Baja Design fogs and ditch lights, 13" antenna x, RCI skid, All Pro sliders, ARB compressor
    Welcome Kyle.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    Samoan Thor

    Samoan Thor God is technically an alien

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    Welcome, I love the size of the taco for wheeling and the only way I would probably be back in one is if its long travel and has a supercharger cuz tacos are so weak, no power.
     
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  16. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    Vendeta2k

    Vendeta2k Distinguished Member Of The Cement Club

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    Welcome! Taco convert here as well!
     
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  17. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    TRON

    TRON is Live on the Grid.

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    Hi Kyle :wave:
     
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  18. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:39 AM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 T-Rex Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO
     
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  19. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    Rextinkleton93

    Rextinkleton93 [OP] New Member

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    I’m coming for you :stirthepot:

    It’s gonna be tundra time soon :rofl:
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    ccdawnpatrol

    ccdawnpatrol New Member

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    Read the comments above and the SR5 CM with the upgraded package is a good start. I am sure some more members will chime in who have different models and a couple with Pro's. They can tell you the difference between shocks, tires, lights, bells and whistles etc. But for me the CM with the roll down window in the back and the center console was what I was going for. I plan on getting some upgraded wheels and tires when the originals new replacing so I'm holding off to keep the Mrs. at bay. As I am sure you are very well aware of doing your own mods, this forum is a great place for references. But if you want an SR5 w/ upgraded package come to SoCal, I could not not find one, literally 10-15 per lot down here. You also might save some $$$ if you were to find a 17' before they are all gone, not sure if they are yet. But then you get into the 18's having the nice lights (one mod I am looking at), the Sport edition and TSS (Toyota Safety Sense). I too wish I had heated seats as @4x4_Angel said above, but I can put those on whenever(I live in SoCal so I can survive). But overall I love the Tundra for hauling the lady around and going places with both boys. First new car and hopefully get to keep it for 15-20 years. Good luck searching, and welcome from SoCal!
     
  21. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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    For what they cost your wife is hopping you have it for that 15-20 years.:D
     
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  22. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    drumzdj

    drumzdj New Member

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    Welcome. I love the bucket seats, center console and roll down rear window. Hope you find what you're looking for. Took me over a month and had several trucks fall through during the buying process. Stay patient and don't settle.
     
  23. Jan 12, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly Famous movie actor

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    Welcome from SoCal sir :hattip:

    Since you're friends with @TRON then just mimic his truck :rofl:
    PRO, WHITE, BIG ASS TIRES = perfect truck :thumbsup:
     
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  24. Jan 12, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    Rextinkleton93

    Rextinkleton93 [OP] New Member

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    White is actually at the top of my list :anonymous:

    It hides all the dust we get out here in Phoenix well, and helps keep the truck cool on the summer. Big ass tires will happen for sure haha.
     
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  25. Jan 12, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast Dirtbag

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    welcome ! gen 2 or gen 3 ? if gen 3 make sure to get the one with bigger gas tank.
    crewmax good for family and big crew. Very comfy for long drives..and the rear window goes down :)
    4WD too.

    I like the new cement or quicksand colors but you cant go wrong with the classic black and white either.
     
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  26. Jan 12, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly Famous movie actor

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    You are going to fit in nicely on this site :thumbsup: you already chose the fastest color ever made :mudding:
     
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  27. Jan 12, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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    Rextinkleton93

    Rextinkleton93 [OP] New Member

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    I’m looking at buying a 2018 as of now. Truck will be 4x4 and i will definitely be getting the larger tank (my current range in my tacoma is 180 miles per tank, so I need that to change).



    Side note:


    What’s the deal with the 2018 and the tss system? I’m reading things like “you have to keep rake on the truck” and what not when you modify ride height. I get the thought behind that but it’s thatactually true?
     
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  28. Jan 12, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

    SR5TRDTUNDRA El Pickup Azul

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  29. Jan 12, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    Rextinkleton93

    Rextinkleton93 [OP] New Member

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    :wave:
     
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  30. Jan 12, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome from eastern CO! I love my 08 DC, but if I could’ve found a used CM with comparable miles, specs, and around the same price I’d of jumped on it. Every used CM here in Colorado only seems to be available at over 30k price tag and has over 130k miles on it.
     
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