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From 3rd gen Taco to Tundra

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ARES35, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Aug 8, 2018 at 7:56 PM
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    ARES35

    ARES35 [OP] New Member

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    Hello. Coming from a 1st year 3rd gen Tacoma to a Tundra. Traded in my 3rd gen OR DCSB manual for a 1794 crew max. I was one of the first on the tacoma world forums to build and purchase a turd gen.....after wheels, tires, lift, skids, sliders, tune, etc I had enough and decided to finally trade for the proven 5.7. I was tired of towing my 19' camper and struggling to climb around here in Colorado. Anyway I love the Tundra and wish I would have just started with one haha. I have big plans for the Tundra and can't wait to get rolling. Tha ke for having me y'all. Here are the 2 trucks:)

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  2. Aug 8, 2018 at 7:58 PM
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    lionix

    lionix The Grey Moose!

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    BD Lights, Any Time Fog, Coachbuilder, Pelfreybilt, Bakflip, Custom Bed Rack w/ Tent
    Congrats! Welcome from New Jersey!
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    Sas

    Sas Humor is everywhere

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    OKC, OK
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    https://www.tundras.com/members/sas.17087/#xengalleryAlbumUser
    Nice truck and welcome from OK
     
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  4. Aug 8, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

    Squatting Pigeon Mew Nember

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    Nice upgrade, welcome to the forums!
     
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  5. Aug 8, 2018 at 8:03 PM
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    Stroke250

    Stroke250 New Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  6. Aug 8, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    ARES35

    ARES35 [OP] New Member

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    Starting small atm. Have a trd pro grille otw, to simmer down all the damned chrome haha, HID heads, and led fogs. Would like to get into some 18's and Cooper STT pros next with either King or Icon lift and some AAL's.....of course a work in progress, I'm a working man lol
     
  7. Aug 8, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 T-Rex Staff Member

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    Welcome from Denver!
     
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  8. Aug 8, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    Tracker

    Tracker New Member

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    Pro Comp Lift, towing mirrors, Fuel rims, Toyo A/T, Nav, Viper remote start
    Welcome from Colorado
     
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  9. Aug 8, 2018 at 8:46 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Finally, someone with a 1794 :yes::D Welcome!
     
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  10. Aug 8, 2018 at 9:10 PM
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    Larmand

    Larmand Im 100% correct, part of the time!

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    Welcome to the party!!
     
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  11. Aug 8, 2018 at 9:20 PM
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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 Aurora!
     
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  12. Aug 8, 2018 at 9:26 PM
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    moonshineheadache

    moonshineheadache New Member

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    Go Rhino RB20 running boards, bed extender, Death-to-all-Chrome (in progress), Leveling lift - Billy 5100's and adjustable shackles (ordered), Designed and 3D printed replacement gearshift (stock is straight-up UGLY)
    Welcome from Longmont!!
     
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  13. Aug 8, 2018 at 10:02 PM
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    blue16

    blue16 New Member

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    Welcome from AZ
     
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  14. Aug 8, 2018 at 10:15 PM
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    charliebison

    charliebison New Member

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    I did the exact swap as you; I have never looked back.
     
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  15. Aug 8, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    KnuckleHD

    KnuckleHD New Member

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    Welcome from San Diego
     
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  16. Aug 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM
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    Aron9000

    Aron9000 New Member

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    Welcome. Drove my dad's 2016 Tacoma, 3.5 V6, automatic, 2wd, SR5 extra cab, really nice truck in terms of refinement, handling, and ride. Man did it drive/handle/ride nice for a truck IMO. Drove that for a day or two while my 2011 Tundra 4wd, 4.6 V8 was in the shop. There were THREE big things I hated about that truck that would drive me straight back to my Tundra

    #1 Seat position/ergonomics. Seating position just flat out sucks IMO, you ride with your legs splayed out long in front of you like you are in a Miata or in one of my old 4th gen Camaros. Dad's truck was automatic, I could not find a comfortable place for my left leg, best place was up against the power window switch cocked at a 90 degree angle. The cushy but bolt upright, sitting in a kitchen chair position like in my Tundra, I find that upright position way more comfortable.

    #2 3.5 V6 with a good hp rating has absolutely no balls at low-mid range RPM. All the power is between 4000-6000rpm. Step on it, it straight up moves, but this truck is kind of like Dr Jekyl/Mr Hyde. AKA Honda VTEC, you rev the nuts off it, it straight up boogies. You drive it like a normal car and it feels like a slug.

    #3 You don't have to spend a lot more $$$$ to get a Tundra, new or used. Lot more truck, don't have to deal with that stupid 3.5 V6/automatic combo, Tundra is just a lot more truck, only thing is its harder to park.
     
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  17. Aug 8, 2018 at 11:10 PM
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    Aron9000

    Aron9000 New Member

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  18. Aug 8, 2018 at 11:19 PM
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    sdde4n

    sdde4n New Member

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    People's Republic of California
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    33" Toyos, 18x9 Method NV 305, Leitner Designs ACS
    ...and they (Tundras) are thirsty as hell. :lalala:

    Welcome from SoCal.
     
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  19. Aug 9, 2018 at 12:02 AM
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    Aron9000

    Aron9000 New Member

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    Drove dad's Tacoma for 2 days, dash display said 20mpg driving a 50/50 mix of in town and freeway at 60-75mph. Best MPG I've done in my 2011 Tundra, 4.6 V8, 4wd, is 15mpg, that's with about 50/50 driving highway and in town. Though I will say that the "interstate" I drive in nashville is a lot of 20mph to 70mph back to crawling, back to 40-70mph, back to crawling type of nonsense that uses a lot of gas.
     
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  20. Aug 9, 2018 at 1:43 AM
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    rons23

    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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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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  21. Aug 9, 2018 at 2:56 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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    Welcome from Ohio!
     
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  22. Aug 9, 2018 at 6:15 AM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    Welcome from Texas
     
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  23. Aug 9, 2018 at 6:39 AM
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    Crunch527

    Crunch527 New Member

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    You have the right color:thumbsup:

    I too got rid of all the chrome...color matched the front surround and bumper corners, swapped in the Pro Grill, swapped the black door handles and emblems.

    I used Roman at Cool Springs to get the paint work done on the surround and corners.
     
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  24. Aug 9, 2018 at 6:40 AM
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    Paidfor

    Paidfor 2014 Crewmax 4x4

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    welcome from Texas. I did the same thing....
    Tacoma to Tundra. Love the new ride. Upgraded it in several areas now!!!
     
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  25. Aug 9, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    ARES35

    ARES35 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks everyone! Y'all have made me feel welcomed I already like this forum;) haha
     
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  26. Aug 9, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    GiantsFanDan

    GiantsFanDan New Member

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    Welcome and great purchase
     
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  27. Aug 9, 2018 at 6:25 PM
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    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 WHITE is the fastest color!!!!!

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    Welcome from NC!
     
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  28. Aug 10, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve

    SouthBoundSteve New and Improved Ron said it would work.....

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    Where the skies are so blue!
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    Welcome from Alabama and Congratulations!
     
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  29. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Welcome from Parker, CO
     
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  30. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

    SR5TRDTUNDRA El Pickup Azul

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    WELCOME
     
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