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First Gen owner back in the market!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jp_over, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    jp_over

    jp_over [OP] New Member

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    Howdy Friends,

    I've been a Tundra fan since 2001 when I purchased a bare bones work truck (in white no less). Later, I got out of wakeboarding and no longer needed a truck so I sold it to my Dad. He's still driving that beast after all these years. I think all he's changed are the tires, battery and radiator.

    Later in 2004 I purchased a 2001 4x4 which gave me over 100,000 maintenance free miles. I sold it to a guy who was moving to Alaska. Having spent time in Alaska myself, I told him the truck was guaranteed to start at an ambient temperature of -51 degrees. It was so cold on the drive through Canada that the cruise control stopped working as did the defrost - we had to scrape ice off of the INSIDE of the windshield but the old Tundra started every time and never had an issue. Man, that was a great truck.

    Now, I'm trying to figure out which Gen 3 will be a good fit. My requirements are:
    1) 38 gallon tank
    2) 4x4
    3) large V8
    4) double cab / 6.5' bed

    I'll do some searches and then ask for advice once I've come back up to speed on the different models and options.
     
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  2. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast The Beach

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    welcome ! I agree on all 3. how about cab size/ bed size ? any preference ?
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO
     
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  4. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:59 AM
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    COMiamiFan

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

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    Welcome from CO.
     
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  5. Feb 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    jp_over

    jp_over [OP] New Member

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    I almost forgot about the bed size - definitely no less than 6.5' which I think rules out the crew cabs.

    Thanks for the welcome!
     
  6. Feb 20, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    Welcome from So Cal
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    Welcome from Virginia. I'm a first gen owner.
     
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  8. Feb 20, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    PRO BLANCO

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  9. Feb 20, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    Here ya go :D:D:D

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  10. Feb 20, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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  11. Feb 20, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    Welcome from Oregon!
     
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  12. Feb 20, 2018 at 2:12 PM
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    Nice!!
     
  13. Feb 20, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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