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From Taco to Tundra

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rdp5008, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Oct 15, 2015 at 3:53 PM
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    rdp5008

    rdp5008 [OP] New Member

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    Russell
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    ARE Camper Shell
    Hi guys and gals,

    I started off my Toyota truck journey with a brand new 2010 Tacoma SR5 4x4 regular cab. It was an awesome truck but I went through a period where I didn't need a vehicle and I had no place to store it. Plus the 4-banger was a bit tiresome driving through the mountains with much of a load and the cabin was a bit cramped for long trips.

    Fast forward about 4 years to May 2014 ... I picked up a nice 2001 Tundra SR5 2wd access cab with the 4.7 V8. It's been a great truck. I do miss the little Taco sometimes, but the ability to carry a heavy load is much appreciated! The transition from stick to automatic was the hardest pill to swallow. Oh yea, the ARE camper shell was purchased yesterday for $120! Heck of a find on Craigslist!

    I just discovered this Tundra forum after being an active member on TacomaWorld before selling my Taco. Happy to be here!


     
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  2. Oct 15, 2015 at 4:03 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Brian
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome!. Nice CL score. You will find a lot of us here transitioned over from Tacomaworld.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2015 at 4:04 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Michael
    Rock Hill, SC
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    Tow Mirrors, 275/60R20 Toyo AT2's
    Welcome to the site!
     
  4. Oct 15, 2015 at 4:24 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Ron
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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
     
  5. Oct 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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    dandailey

    dandailey New Member

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    Bakflip Revolver X2 ,Nestahedition Firestalk antenna, TRD dual exhaust, WeatherTech liners, in channel deflectors, 20% tint front, Tundra bed mat.AFE pro dry s filter,SA XDM 3.8 compact 9mm., Wheel to wheel N-Fab 3 steps.Lamin-X yellow on fogs, Bilstein 6112's top setting, BFG KO2's 275/70-18.
    Welcome from SE VA. . . . :)
     
  6. Oct 15, 2015 at 5:46 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome!
     
  7. Oct 15, 2015 at 6:08 PM
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    Virgils12

    Virgils12 New Member

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    Welcome!
     
  8. Oct 15, 2015 at 6:20 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 Aurora,CO. I owned a 2009 Taco with 2.7L and drove it all they way to Alaska and towed a 17ft trailer with 2 snow machines (snow mobiles for those of you that live in the lower 48) back to CO. The 2.7L sucked on the way back down. Hence the 5.7L Tundra.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2015
  9. Oct 15, 2015 at 11:15 PM
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    flynbyu2

    flynbyu2 I'm your huckleberry...

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    Welcome aboard. Many of us here have transitioned up to the Tundra. Many of us were also very active @ TacomaWorld site.
    They'll get over it...
     
  10. Oct 17, 2015 at 10:21 AM
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    rdp5008

    rdp5008 [OP] New Member

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    ARE Camper Shell
    Thanks for the welcome everyone! I'm hoping not to spend as much money on accessories for this truck as I did on my Tacoma....but this site doesn't help with the. ;)
     
  11. Oct 18, 2015 at 5:12 AM
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    Mike

    Mike Tread lightly.

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Welcome
     
  12. Oct 18, 2015 at 6:48 AM
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    MT Madman

    MT Madman Seasoned Citizen

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    Kenwood TM-V708 Westin Step Bars Line X Bedliner ReTrax Pro MX Tonnaeu Cover OEM Tundra Door Sill Protectors
    Welcome. I too moved up to Tundra from a 2010 Taco.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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    chphilo

    chphilo New Member

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    Welcome and congrats. I almost went through Taco-Tundra route. I was shopping for a Taco when I, just for the heck of it, test drove a Tundra. I changed my mind very quickly.
     
  14. Oct 19, 2015 at 7:40 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

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    Welcome from another TW member/previous Taco owner.

    Nice find on the cap, color matched and all!
     
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