1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

From First Gen Tacoma to First Gen Tundra

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Jonah.sloven, Nov 10, 2019 at 7:06 PM.

  1. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:06 PM
    #1
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    So I recently bought a 2000 Tacoma Xtracab with the 4cylinder engine. No surprise, not enough power. Now im thinking Tundra because they are so much more bang for the buck / besides fuel economy. But wondering what to look for.

    Found a 2001 extended cab SR5 with 94,000 miles for 7500. No rust and Frame sprayed to prevent. Hasn't had the timing belt done so keeping that in mind. Seems like a screaming deal...?
     
    because_wumbo-truck likes this.
  2. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
    #2
    TX-TRD1stGEN

    TX-TRD1stGEN ...

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Member:
    #9618
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Seth
    South East Texas
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tundra 4x4
  3. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:31 PM
    #3
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    oh ya
     
    because_wumbo-truck likes this.
  4. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:32 PM
    #4
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
  5. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:55 PM
    #5
    TX-TRD1stGEN

    TX-TRD1stGEN ...

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Member:
    #9618
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Seth
    South East Texas
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tundra 4x4
    That looks like a clean truck! great deal


    2001s had the iforce?
     
  6. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:56 PM
    #6
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    What is the iforce?
     
  7. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:58 PM
    #7
    TX-TRD1stGEN

    TX-TRD1stGEN ...

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Member:
    #9618
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Seth
    South East Texas
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tundra 4x4
    I think it's just a name they started putting on the 4.7 engine????
     
  8. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:03 PM
    #8
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    Any other thoughts on the rig?
     
  9. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:05 PM
    #9
    ESTundra937

    ESTundra937 All American Paratrooper

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2019
    Member:
    #32239
    Messages:
    107
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Sport 4x4, 2003 SR5 Moto truck
    I agree, sweet deal. There is no way in hell you would score a 97k 4x4 first gen for that price in socal. The Toyota truck market here is ridiculous at the moment. That truck would go for well over 10k here. Pull the trigger, they are awesome trucks! :thumbsup:
     
    because_wumbo-truck and Sunnier like this.
  10. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:18 PM
    #10
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    Ya just really thinking what I need. I don't tow much, a small boat or trailer, so v8 is overkill... but way cheaper than any v6 tacoma.
     
    because_wumbo-truck likes this.
  11. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:48 PM
    #11
    KarmaKannon

    KarmaKannon New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2019
    Member:
    #31428
    Messages:
    489
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2006 Double can with custom +3.5" suspension
    Some junk
    Not working a v8 to do what you need isn't a bad thing. I don't know what mpg you can expect from a v6 or the tundra v8 in the extended cab but I can't see it being much worse on the highway. Maybe 2-3 mpg? I don't know but the price of Tacomas around here would negate any better fuel economy unless I drove one constantly. I know I couldn't find a 4.0 Tacoma 4 door without 200k miles for what I paid for my 120k mile double cab tundra.
     
    because_wumbo-truck likes this.
  12. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:53 PM
    #12
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    Ya thats what Im thinking too.
     
  13. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:56 PM
    #13
    KarmaKannon

    KarmaKannon New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2019
    Member:
    #31428
    Messages:
    489
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2006 Double can with custom +3.5" suspension
    Some junk
    You'll probably never be upset about the extra room too. They still park just fine and you'll have the power if you decide to go up a couple tire sizes or tow something like a little car or enclosed trailer.
     
    because_wumbo-truck likes this.
  14. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:59 PM
    #14
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    Just worried about the gas.. not much highway driving here in WY
     
  15. Nov 10, 2019 at 9:11 PM
    #15
    cheehab

    cheehab Fan Boy

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Member:
    #2007
    Messages:
    135
    Gender:
    Male
    Southern Maine
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Pro CrewMax
    I'd take a good look at the frame. Any sprayed frame is worth a good looking over because it was likely in a rust belt state, and it could've been sprayed to hide corrosion. but 91k and $7500 is a steal if the rust checks out.
     
    speedtre and because_wumbo-truck like this.
  16. Nov 10, 2019 at 9:13 PM
    #16
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    It is coming from a rust belt state.. but the owner says when he bought it from the original owner 4 years ago the Frame was his main concern being the year it is too and just to be safe he had to sprayed
     
  17. Nov 10, 2019 at 9:14 PM
    #17
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    95,000 miles and $7k
     
  18. Nov 10, 2019 at 9:24 PM
    #18
    smokey0810

    smokey0810 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2019
    Member:
    #23907
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Sounds like a good deal to me. I've seen 1st gens on eBay and Autotrader for 10K with over 150K miles. That's a decent price right there.
     
    Jonah.sloven [OP] likes this.
  19. Nov 11, 2019 at 2:45 AM
    #19
    because_wumbo-truck

    because_wumbo-truck TTC#036 & 1st Degenerate

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2018
    Member:
    #18314
    Messages:
    2,295
    First Name:
    Jon
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2006 AC Tundra Limited 4x4 v8
    flowmaster 40, DDI injectors, sliders, bumper
    But it now
     
    Jonah.sloven [OP] likes this.
  20. Nov 11, 2019 at 2:46 AM
    #20
    because_wumbo-truck

    because_wumbo-truck TTC#036 & 1st Degenerate

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2018
    Member:
    #18314
    Messages:
    2,295
    First Name:
    Jon
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2006 AC Tundra Limited 4x4 v8
    flowmaster 40, DDI injectors, sliders, bumper
    I thought all the 4.7s were called iforce? It's the vvti that didn't come along til 05. I think that about it.
     
    Jonah.sloven [OP] likes this.
  21. Nov 11, 2019 at 2:48 AM
    #21
    because_wumbo-truck

    because_wumbo-truck TTC#036 & 1st Degenerate

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2018
    Member:
    #18314
    Messages:
    2,295
    First Name:
    Jon
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2006 AC Tundra Limited 4x4 v8
    flowmaster 40, DDI injectors, sliders, bumper
    Honestly the 4.7 gets almost the same mpgs as the 3.4 anyways
     
  22. Nov 11, 2019 at 4:08 AM
    #22
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Member:
    #14878
    Messages:
    5,228
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tundra SR5 4WD
    Aluminum sideboxes
    Crawl under it and check it out. Talk nicely to the guy and offer him $5987 if it looks good. Keep quiet and see what he says.
     
    Jonah.sloven [OP] likes this.
  23. Nov 11, 2019 at 10:19 AM
    #23
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    We are a few states away.. he is sending me some pictures underneath and I have arranged for it to be inspected by his local Toyota dealer. Put my 2000 tacoma online and already have an offer for $10k
     
  24. Nov 11, 2019 at 3:49 PM
    #24
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    Here are some pictures the seller just sent, as well as an inspection from the Toyota dealer he had done today. not the cleanest chassis but can anyone see anything I should be concerned with?

    IMG_2748.jpg
    IMG_2750.jpg
    IMG_2745.jpg
    IMG_2744.jpg
    IMG_2747.jpg
    IMG_2749.jpg
    IMG_2746.jpg
     
  25. Nov 11, 2019 at 3:50 PM
    #25
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    is that early stages of rotting out?
     
  26. Nov 11, 2019 at 3:59 PM
    #26
    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Member:
    #14884
    Messages:
    9,933
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Hudson Valley, New York
    Vehicle:
    2018 MGM Tundra TRD Sport Double Cab
    Welcome from NY.
     
  27. Nov 11, 2019 at 4:01 PM
    #27
    Jonah.sloven

    Jonah.sloven [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Member:
    #38518
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonah
    Thanks, any input on the condition of the frame :)
     
  28. Nov 11, 2019 at 4:22 PM
    #28
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Member:
    #14878
    Messages:
    5,228
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tundra SR5 4WD
    Aluminum sideboxes
    Looks border line bubs. I don’t see perforations. I’d need to look in person at a couple areas not pictured. Specifically, the cross-members holding the gas tank where they contact to INSIDE of the chassis. Thats the gnarly spot where it all starts.

    This truck year was a recall year. If its been Toyota recall ‘sprayed’ then the recall was ‘satisfied’ and you as the new owner have no recourse in the future. Input the VIN# at Toyota and check the record.

    Make the owner take some CLEAR pictures of the inside cross members on both sides as well looking up into the front box frame. Most of what is pictured seems surface with a bit of crusty. You could do a full oil rub and make it brand new looking. Only x-factor are those cross members. If its a little bubbly, you should be fine with no perforations. Go lower $ on this one as its border line.
     
    KarmaKannon likes this.
  29. Nov 11, 2019 at 4:31 PM
    #29
    TX-TRD1stGEN

    TX-TRD1stGEN ...

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Member:
    #9618
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Seth
    South East Texas
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tundra 4x4
    Honestly that frame looks pretty good for being in a rust state.


    That rear shock looks messed up and saw an exhaust hanger with nothing attached to it??

    Things to look into but nothing to alarming
     
    speedtre likes this.
  30. Nov 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM
    #30
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2018
    Member:
    #22934
    Messages:
    2,622
    First Name:
    Erik
    TN
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4x4 AC
    ICON, SPC UCA's, SCS Ray 10's
    I would pass on that truck. There are tons of 1st gen Tundras for sale. There is no reason to buy one multiple states away that you can't lay eyes on. That frame doesn't look horrible but also doesn't look good.

    For reference, here is the frame on my 02 as I applied Fluid Film Sunday. Find a truck that isn't from the rust belt.


    1110191253a.jpg
     
    bmf4069 and TX-TRD1stGEN like this.

Products Discussed in

To Top