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Building a TRD vs buying?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Scarecrow, May 25, 2017.

  1. May 25, 2017 at 10:48 PM
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    Scarecrow

    Scarecrow [OP] New Member

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    Is buying a TRD over rated and can you get a better deal if you build your own. I used to own an old subaru and found more pleasure unbuilding up a forester tab into a forester STI....
     
  2. May 25, 2017 at 10:51 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun crazy Bastrd

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    I think it's better to build what you want. I really wanted the sunroof for some reason. So, in this region I had to start with a limited as it's the lowest trim level with the sunroof.
     
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  3. May 26, 2017 at 4:54 AM
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    Basskrazee

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    I own a 2016 with the TRD package. If I were to do it over again, I wouldn't buy the TRD package. You may wonder why? I'm changing out the coilovers, rear shocks and will powder coat the factory rims, and the flimsy skid plates are not worth the extra money.
     
  4. May 26, 2017 at 5:03 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Depends on the markup....but in my case, I've found it's cheaper and better to build up. If the markup is 3k, you could get adjustable shocks, UCA's and skid plates that are much better and more durable than stock.
     
  5. May 26, 2017 at 5:58 AM
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    Spolar

    Spolar Going broke

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    Same here. Unless you plan on keeping your truck stock TRD package is a complete waste of money. I didn't want it when I got my truck, but there was literally no 4x4 double cabs anywhere near me without the package...
     
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  6. May 26, 2017 at 6:05 AM
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    Krezz

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    It just depends if you like any of the base features that cannot be as easily installed or upgraded.
    In Canada we get a sunroof and navigation on the TRD trim and the drop down rear window.

    I won't be upgrading much on my upcoming Pro, but I would have just gotten the Pro for the bed stamps, even if I were to upgrade other base options found on it, which over time and due to the influence here will probably happen.

    Spend your money as it keeps you happy. Who cares what others think.
     
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  7. May 26, 2017 at 6:11 AM
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    LastCanadianExit

    LastCanadianExit The dude abides...

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    I am assuming you are talking about going TRD PRO vs build right? Plain old TRD package is a $100 option...
     
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  8. May 26, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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    I upgraded for the bed stickers.
     
  9. May 26, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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    Who doesn't love stickers?!!?
     
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  10. May 26, 2017 at 12:06 PM
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    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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    I KNOW!!!
     
  11. May 26, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    r4z0r51o

    r4z0r51o have fallen off the forum, but I’m still alive.

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    Yeah, I'm with you. When I purchased my Tundra last year it was with the thought that I wouldn't be doing much with it, so my wife said to get the TRD package. I wasn't going to argue with her about it so we did. 3 months later I thought about how many more years until retirement and came out with less years of work remaining than how many more cars I had planed on buying. To stay on this plan I gave up on buying my next weekend mobile and decide to modify my Tundra. Doing so means nearly all the TRD package was a waste. Oh well ... Live and learn.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2017 at 1:29 PM
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    treihing

    treihing MAGA

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    I skipped the TRD package for the Platinum for Nut Coolers, Power Mirrors and the Leather. Now I am stuck upgrading everything to TRD but now I can pick and choose what I want and am not stuck with those ugly ass TRD wheels. :)
     
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  13. Jun 8, 2017 at 12:13 PM
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    Love the trd package but I tend to buy the lower model and add the mods I want
     
  14. Jun 8, 2017 at 1:54 PM
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    I am building TRD, should be done after July 4th weeknd. Just went with a regular SR5 CM and building the TRD version the way I want it.
     

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