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Glad I bought a tundra

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by BAMtruck, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. Sep 12, 2021 at 9:23 PM
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    BAMtruck

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    Spent the weekend in the elk woods camping out of the tundra. The road to where I camped is pretty rough. I allotted extra time for the drive up it as I anticipated it taking a fair bit longer than I was used to in my old Tacoma (OME lift, 33’s etc.).

    Ended up being super impressed with the tundra. Obviously it’s not gonna be the mountain goat the Tacoma was but it just felt so dang solid. I intentionally took a couple harder lines in four low to test it out and it handled it flawlessly. Glad I bought this truck.
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  2. Sep 13, 2021 at 3:31 AM
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    Spyker

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    Hell yeah! What bow are your shooting?
     
  3. Sep 13, 2021 at 3:43 AM
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    Nice truck .. and view
     
  4. Sep 13, 2021 at 5:04 AM
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    Looks like a great time! Awesome pics.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    BAMtruck

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    blanchard7684

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    Like 4runners, Tacoma, LandCruiser, Tundra punches well above its weight on a trail.
     
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  7. Sep 13, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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    Having been on the trail in the first 3 a good bit, I should have probably expected this, but yeah, you're totally right.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2021 at 10:08 AM
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    Thanks for the report OP. Good to know.


    I’m coming out of a 97 Taco, lifted, locker etc. It was a mountain goat for sure. Never a need to air down in the deep, hot, Utah sand.


    The new heavy Tundy has me worried a bit. Soon I will know….
     
  9. Sep 13, 2021 at 10:40 AM
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    Cheers to the first gen Taco, mine was a 96. Here's a crappy screen shot of it in Utah having fun.
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    I still definitely plan on lifting the Tundra at some point in the future. Potentially sliders as well as the extra width definitely made me think about the rocker panels more. But the trip this weekend really assured me of its capability in the meantime. Overall, I feel like I gained a lot more with the Tundra than I lost in off road capability of the Taco.
     

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  10. Sep 13, 2021 at 1:05 PM
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    HulkSmurf14

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    What tires are you rocking on your Tundra? Looks solid and motley! Good 'ol Montucky Beer made in Wiso...ha!
     
  11. Sep 13, 2021 at 1:08 PM
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    That bow got me excited for hunting season. Not much longer now. Looks like an awesome trip.
     
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    Looks like a good time! I took my tundra out to deer camp a few weekends back, had a blast cruising the backroads.
    Nice bow as well, I shoot a Hoyt Ventum 30
     
  13. Sep 13, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    I actually intended to get a 30 but just liked the 33 with the first module a hair more than the 30 with the second module. Great bows though.
     
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  14. Sep 13, 2021 at 3:58 PM
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    We're glad you bought a Tundra... Solid and true...
    Nice sleeping quarters too. Better than my Army cot.
     
  15. Sep 13, 2021 at 4:47 PM
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    Tundra poetry^

    Pretty stoked on the sleeping set up. A second half can be put in for when the gal is with me.
     
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    BFG KO2 275/70R18 - Do you have a lift/level? Do those rub at all?

    Have had three tundras about to get a 2021. I typically do a level and BFG tires. Trying to figure out for this model what won't rub and what the best lift is?
     
  17. Sep 14, 2021 at 5:48 PM
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    No lift or level yet. No rubbing whatsoever. I think depending on the truck/alignment there can be a touch of rub on the skid plate at full lock with this tire size but that is easily corrected. I think it’s a pretty safe size given it’s only about 1.5 inches taller than stock and the same width. Very pleased with these tires so far. My last three tire sets have been ko2s and they have treated me well so I haven’t seen a need to change. Especially now that they have a tread wear warranty.
     
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    Indeed, 6.5 foot bed and camper shell is the way to go. So easy to “set up” the sleeping quarters.

    Living large.

    I see your shell has a little extra height. Nice.


    Oh, and nice pix.
     

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