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From Taco to Tundra

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GoHuskers, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Sep 1, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    GoHuskers

    GoHuskers [OP] New Member

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    Hello All,

    I have been lurking here for many moons but have officially become a member just now. Pulled the trigger on the Limited Crewmax yesterday. Love the roomy interior so far but still getting used to its sheer size. It is not much longer than my former Taco DCLB TRD Sport Prerunner but much bigger.

    Got a great trade in value for my '12 Taco. Bought it 4 years ago for $25k, with 68k miles on the clock plus couple dings and they gave me $21.5k. Factor in the sales tax saving on the new purchase I only lost about $2300 for the last 4 year.
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  2. Sep 1, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Welcome from Obx, Toyota's resale value is 2nd to none. I owned a 2002 Tacoma 4x4 step side , had 150 k , 8 yrs old at the time I wrecked her. I owed 8k, and was happy if I got that back. They stroked me a chk for 14,650 , cha ching.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2016 at 3:52 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    Welcome from TN! Gotta love toyotas resale!!

    Word to the wise, it's easier backing into a spot than it is driving into it just because most parking lots are hell to back out of!!
     
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  4. Sep 1, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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    felixth

    felixth New Member

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    Nothing yet :)
    I did same except I had a brain f&$) and bought a f150 ecoboost......kept it a few months and bought a tundra. My taco was bad ass though 2006 TRD off-road six speed manual....damn I miss that truck. But I love my tundra too but still wish I had my taco still. Oh yea bought my taco new in 2005 for 25 k and sold it with 160,000 miles on it for 13k in 2015
     
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  5. Sep 1, 2016 at 4:44 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome from eastern CO! Where at Nebraska are ya?
     
  6. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:54 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO!
     
  7. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:59 PM
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    WarEagleSteve

    WarEagleSteve Getting out of Jersey!

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    Welcome Lam! Nice truck.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    YotaMang

    YotaMang New Member

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    Weather Tech Visors, TRD Pro Shift Knob, TRD Stubby Antennae, Center Console Organizer, Bilstein 5100's All Around (Leveled), Flowmaster Outlaw Catback Exhaust, SABM, Chrome Removal in progress..
    Haha man Im in the same boat as you. I loved my tacoma like no other, had it for 10 years... put ALOT of work into her (Mostly performance: URD S/C, smaller pulley, bigger injectors, full catless exhaust, tranny VB upgrade etc. etc. etc. etc. lol) and man did she move! I loved that truck so much! I eventually put it back to stock and parted out the mods... but Damn! you got a great deal for your tacoma! Mine had 140,000mi, 2006, DBLCab TRD OR, immaculate interior and exterior might i add lol. Traded her in for $12k when I bought my Tundra. I definitely do not regret the decision but damn i miss that truck so much sometimes lol. But just knowing i can finally get a boat and or trailer, makes me forget for a while :thumbsup:

    OP - My goodness sir! Toyota practically paid you to drive their truck! haha welcome man and you are going to surely enjoy that Tundra... for a long time might i add! Welcome to the family :burnrubber:
     
  9. Sep 1, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    Basskrazee

    Basskrazee New Member

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    AFE mass air intake TRD rear anti sway bar Headwaters seat covers TRD Pro grill
    Almost bought that color, leather interior, but opted for the SR5 double cab with cloth. I get very dirty at work and was afraid to ruin the leather. Anyway, nice truck. Enjoy
     
  10. Sep 1, 2016 at 6:45 PM
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    GoHuskers

    GoHuskers [OP] New Member

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    Thanks all for kind words. I'm in Eastern of Nebraska, capital city.

    This forum is a grown-ups of the TW.
     
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  11. Sep 1, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Beautiful country up there. I've never seen so much green as when I drove through Lincoln.
     
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  12. Sep 2, 2016 at 4:48 AM
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    FirstGenTundra

    FirstGenTundra ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Welcome, my wife has family in Lincoln, beautiful city with hometown feel. I always enjoy visiting.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2016 at 5:07 AM
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    BlueFalconActual

    BlueFalconActual Field Day Inspector Extraordinaire

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    I don't know if you've noticed, but a lot of the TW admins are Tundra owners...
     
  14. Sep 2, 2016 at 6:15 AM
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    650h1

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    Nice truck man! I did the same thing, came from a 2008 TRD OR DCSB taco. Then I traded that Tundra for a GMC Sierra - fucking mistake. Now back in a tundra, and couldnt be happier. You'll get used to the size.. and power.
     
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  15. Sep 2, 2016 at 6:24 AM
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    mudsweatngearz

    mudsweatngearz New Member

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    Me too. I came from a 2005 TRD Sport Tacoma, I loved that truck so much I couldn't bear to trade her in on my Tundra......she just sits in the garage lookin pretty. BTW I grew up west of Lincoln....York Nebraska.
     
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  16. Sep 2, 2016 at 6:26 AM
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    mudsweatngearz

    mudsweatngearz New Member

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    What did you not like about your GMC?
     
  17. Sep 2, 2016 at 7:11 AM
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    650h1

    650h1 New Member

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    It was probably the biggest pile of shit I've ever owned, and I owned a Pontiac Sunfire in high school...

    It had 3.08 rear end - absolutely not nut
    We think toyota put a lot of nannies in the Tundra? GM had so many nannies in that truck, it was almost undriveable. Torque management and active fuel management were the biggest jokes anyone could fall for.
    The auto-locking rear axle was also a joke
    the 5.3l engine is no longer a competitor in any truck market (except maybe when compared to 4 cylinders) especially with your choice of a 3.08 or 3.42 rear end (3.73 if you pay out the ass and order the truck specially).
    The worst part of it, it shook on the interstate @ 70+. it is a huge problem with those trucks, and the dealerships/gm cant fix it. not wheels and tires, not driveshaft, not rign gear, not differentials.

    the trucks are just huge piles of shit.
     
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  18. Sep 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome!
     
  19. Sep 14, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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    CJ21

    CJ21 CJ-21

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    :thumbsup:Nice Rig!
     
  20. Sep 14, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    You picked a great color!
     
  21. Sep 14, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    Tacogeuse

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    Had a Taco, too. Tundra is a great choice. And, hello from Colorado!
     
  22. Sep 14, 2016 at 3:53 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

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    I also made out well when I traded my Tacoma, 05' DCSB, 6spd TRD Sport. I wish I could have kept her. I love the Tundra though.
    Welcome to Tundras, I like your new rig!
     
  23. Sep 14, 2016 at 4:24 PM
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    Nodlenor

    Nodlenor New Member

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    I don't have any pictures but I also went from a Tacoma to a Tundra. It is going to take a while to get used to the size difference but I'm liking it. I checked the mileage on the tundra and got 18 mpg. Can't complain about that. I too wish I could have kept my Tacoma along with the Tundra but it just wasn't in the cards.
     
  24. Sep 14, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    Black Tundras Matters

    Black Tundras Matters New Member

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    Welcome!.....Nebraska Cornhuskers Color (red)......Looks great........Good luck this week end......Go Ducks!!
     
  25. Sep 14, 2016 at 7:49 PM
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    GoHuskers

    GoHuskers [OP] New Member

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    Hahaha.....gotta be a great game.

    After 2 weeks I love the power and got used to the size already....
     
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