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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by StRanger7032, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Jul 15, 2016 at 10:05 PM
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    StRanger7032

    StRanger7032 [OP] New Member

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    After a somewhat disappointing experience with a 2016 Tacoma TRD Sport, I've rejoined the Tundra ranks. I picked up a Sunset Bronze DC Limited TRD OR for $42K out the door. A comparable Ford or GM was $50K+. I drove both an F-150 and Silverado and was unimpressed. The Tundra was clearly better than either, except for a couple MPG less. I have a Kia that gets nearly 40 MPG highway, so I can use than for long trips when I actually care about gas mileage. This thing is too nice for me!

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  2. Jul 16, 2016 at 3:43 AM
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    chphilo

    chphilo New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Sweet truck! Congrats.
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2016 at 3:50 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    Welcome back. Sweet deal for an awesome truck.

    What didn't you like about the Taco?
     
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  4. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:40 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome from eastern CO man! What are your plans for er?
     
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  5. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:45 AM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Tow Mirrors, 275/60R20 Toyo AT2's
    Welcome! X2 on what you didn't like about the Taco?
     
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  6. Jul 16, 2016 at 8:11 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    Welcome back brother!! Nice truck!!
     
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  7. Jul 16, 2016 at 9:25 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Welcome back! We left a light on for you.
     
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  8. Jul 16, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    CaptTyler

    CaptTyler www.fishcharlotteharbor.com

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    Ah nice pick. Looks very sexy!!!
     
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  9. Jul 16, 2016 at 11:18 AM
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    Benni

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    I have the same truck, year, & color. Got 1800 miles on it now.
     
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  10. Jul 16, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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    SLOBlueE90

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    Good looking ride! I actually feel that color makes the Tundra look even tougher than any other color.
     
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  11. Jul 16, 2016 at 1:28 PM
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    Benni

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  12. Jul 16, 2016 at 1:31 PM
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    Benni

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  13. Jul 16, 2016 at 1:43 PM
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    Benni

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    StRanger, pictures of mine above. Prefer your white leather over my dark gray, it would have made the hair from our German Shepherd harder to see. When my wife is with me, she makes me put the cage in the bed for the mutt to ride in, she doesn't like sharing her clothes with that of some mutt.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:34 PM
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    StRanger7032

    StRanger7032 [OP] New Member

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    I ordered the 2016 Taco with the new 6 speed manual having only driven an automatic. The transmission felt like it belonged in a 3/4 ton. It was stiff, clunky, and not at all enjoyable to drive (and I love manuals). The steering was another major problem. It would always wander left and right at highway speeds. It wasn't like an alignment issue where it pulled one direction either; it was left, right, left, right, always requiring corrections. It was tiring to drive any distance. The new 3.5l was ok, but the torque was nonexistent below 2800 rpm. I did get 22 mpg average, which was better than the EPA highway rating.

    Just got a tan Softopper yesterday (pics coming soon). Nerf bars and 3M paint protection film are on their way. I'll probably use Herculiner or something similar on the bed instead or shelling out the $ for Line-X. I need to replace the shift knob with something better looking and that's the extent of my plans right now. Maybe a small subwoofer. No suspension mods or big wheels/tires in the plans right now, but we'll see.
     
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  15. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:42 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. Nice 1974.upload_2016-7-16_20-42-31.jpg

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  16. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:47 PM
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    StRanger7032

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    My 3 Huskies aren't going anywhere near the inside of my truck, but the lighter colored leather would definitely hide the hair better if I had to put one inside. I got a Softopper to safely contain them in the back. They shed a massive amount of hair!
     
  17. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:50 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    My husky went with me a couple of weeks ago on my vacation. I still can't get all the fur out. A lost cause.
     
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  18. Jul 16, 2016 at 8:03 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    Makes sense for you then. Hell I love my 14 Taco. Wonder what changed besides the motor? My neighbor down the street doesn't like his 16 Taco either. After we put TRD wheels, Toytec Boss lift on he likes it more.

    Did you come from the Durango area?
     
  19. Jul 16, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    StRanger7032

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    I almost think they rushed it into production too fast trying to protect their market share from the new GM midsize trucks (which are actually very good-got to drive a Canyon SLT for a while). I'm in between Durango and Cortez up in the sticks. Its a bit isolated, but I love this part of the country.
     
  20. Jul 16, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    Ok, I remember you on TT. Thought that was you.
     
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  21. Jul 17, 2016 at 1:51 AM
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    BlueFalconActual

    BlueFalconActual Field Day Inspector Extraordinaire

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    Another '16 Taco owner crosses over. I'm seeing a trend.
     
  22. Jul 17, 2016 at 6:26 AM
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    Benni

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    Get a cage like I had even when I had the Taco. When that G Shepherd was a pup it was just fine, then she started growing & to top it off always wanted to sit in the passenger seat which made it harder to use the manual shift because her head would extend beyond the stick when she lay down , then after a few months she didn't even fit in the back of the DC Taco & you should have seen the mess while she was shedding her baby fur, WOW. One day as I was passing a garage sale I saw a cage, stopped & it was what these people had used for their Shepherd until it died & they had no plans to replace it, so I bought it at a fraction of the price of a new one (a good well made large cage can set you back hundreds), problem solved.

    One time I have let her ride in the cab of the Tundra, and it was a mess even after only a short trip of a few miles. The cage is a little on the heavy side & I just didn't feel like loading it for the short trip & that mutt wasn't taking NO for an answer when I told her she was not going. All I need to do is walk in the direction of that pickup & she charges full bore ahead of me hoping for another ride. What is there about big dogs & pickup trucks? They seem to be made for one another.
     
  23. Jul 17, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    My 15 month old lab loves riding in the pickup too, he gets more excited going in the pickup than anything lol.
     
  24. Jul 18, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    SOCO Tundra

    SOCO Tundra When do you stop being the FNG?

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    Leer topper, MagnaFlow, TRD CAI, TRD Hvy skid plate, and I want less chrome!
    Yup. I did the same thing as not as quite extensive on the Tundra. I'm expecting some scratches. :thumbsup:
     
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