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Having second thoughts on 2018 Sport

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by htw_hawaii, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Oct 13, 2017 at 2:11 PM
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  2. Oct 13, 2017 at 2:33 PM
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  3. Oct 14, 2017 at 5:04 AM
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    Get a Platinum, you won't regret it. I really like my instrument cluster with digital readout, and the LED's are light years better than my '17 halogens. Just threw coat #2 of wax on her. A teaser shot to help make your decision a little easier :)

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  4. Oct 14, 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    NY Represent!

    I know squat about mods. What wheels and tires are those? They are nice looking
     
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  5. Oct 14, 2017 at 3:45 PM
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    Not my truck but definitely stock platinum wheels wrapped in Nitto Ridge grapplers. Looks like 295/55R20
     
  6. Oct 14, 2017 at 8:57 PM
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    Thanks. They look good!
     
  7. Oct 15, 2017 at 12:27 AM
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    2018 Tundra Platinum Silver Sky - TRD rear sway bar, TRD shifter, Line-X bedliner, Husky X-act contour mats, 295/55/20 Ridge Grapplers, drivers grab handle, console storage, X2 Power battery, painted mirror caps and handles, ESP long box, more to come........
     
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  8. Oct 15, 2017 at 1:36 AM
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    Thanks
     
  9. Oct 18, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    Beautiful truck you have there!
     
  10. Oct 19, 2017 at 7:02 AM
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    biggest issue with the sport, its based on a SR5, so you are bound by the option/package list exclusive to the SR5 model. really wanted a limited since its not missing much in options/packages compared to a platinum, but the deal breaker was that the 2018 platinum only has chrome on the mirrors and door handles (and its easy to change out the door handles to color matched) compared to the limited with front chrome (rear chrome can be packaged out to color matched). I personally hate the amount of chrome on the truck in the lower trims.

    edit : as a side note, most if not all Toyota's do NOT have air conditioned seats, they are ventilated. that means that the fan under the seat takes ambient air and pushes it up thru the seat. if I remember correctly only the lexus LS model has an actual dedicated a/c duct to the front seats.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2017 at 8:04 AM
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    Paulphilly,

    Your truck looks great. I too am looking to upgrade my 2009 limited to a 2018 Platinum, but I am wondering do you have any rubbing issues with the 295/55-20 tires on the stock rims. I think the 275s are just too tucked in on these trucks but I don't really want to but new rims.

    As Nodak67 said, the SR5 package is not enough for me either and I have actually thought about just adding the TRD sport shocks and sway bars to improve the road manners.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2017 at 7:20 PM
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    I think you should go with the platinum. I opted for the pro mostly due to aesthetics and exterior color. I really wish the pros were based off the limited rather than the SR5 like it is in canada. And now that Toyota is offering cement as a color choice across all the trims it's a no brainer.
     
  13. Oct 23, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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    Just a thought, they just announce that the TRD pro is on hold for 2018. If Toyota follows past protocol of stopping pro models year before next gen comes out, fall of 2018 will be the next gen. Confirmation will be announced in Jan auto show usually.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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    Interesting. Thanks for the heads up
     
  15. Oct 27, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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    Limited or Platinum. I was in the same boat as you when I saw the TRD Sport but it's all just cosmetics. I was talking to a guy that I bought some rims off of and he bought the TSS Edition and I was surprised to hear that he paid almost the same price we paid for our Limited and a TSS is just an SR5 with rims and tires on it.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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    If he did than he way over paid or you got one heck of a deal. TSS have a $4k rebate on a 2017. I think 2018 all have the same rebate.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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    I also liked the looks of the 2018 Sport when the photos/videos first appeared on the internet and I was contemplating of switching to a Tundra. Like you said, you are very limited on available options Not being able to get blind spot monitors or heated leather seats was a No-Go for me.

    I am picking up a new loaded Limited on Monday. I could have bought a Platinum for about the same price but I don't want ventilated seats anymore, they are a PIA to keep clean (stuff always gets into those tiny holes).
     
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  18. Nov 8, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    I was debating the same thing for a couple months. I wanted the exact same things in my Tundra and ended up getting the Limited just this past Wednesday. Could not be happier. Got leather, sunroof, heated seats, dual climate control, everything I wanted. I got the spec sheet for the Sport from a dealer and the Limited ended up being just $500 more. So much more for your money.

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  19. Nov 9, 2017 at 11:55 AM
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    hbmyke7,

    Nice truck! Could you do me a favor and post a close-up photo of the chrome tip you have, maybe from a few feet back so I can see how far it sticks out past the tire? I also just bought a new Limited and had the chrome tip put on at the dealership, mine looks like it is sticking out way to far. I am wondering if they put the P/N on my truck.

    Thanks,
     
  20. Nov 9, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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    I can when I get home but it can be adjusted in a few minutes. I used a lug nut wrench to loosen it up and moved it the way I wanted it. It was put on crooked (Toyota logo) so I loosened it up and adjusted it the way I wanted. Very easy, literary took me 3 minutes. Btw, what's p/n stand for?
     
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  21. Nov 9, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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  22. Nov 9, 2017 at 12:51 PM
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    Thank you, that looks definitely different AND much better then what they put on my truck which is odd because mine is a OEM Toyota part. Did yours come from the factory or dealer installed?

    I guess your chrome tip is just about even with the end of the actual tail pipe from what it looks like. Mine is about 4" longer then the pipe and my tail pipe sits lower as well. Being anal dictates that I will take my truck to an exhaust shop and have it fixed the way I want it to look. At least they got the TRD shift knob on right.
     
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    P/N stands for part number (I guess I have been in the military for to long). I don't think I can adjust mine because it is already all the way back on the bigger portion of the tail pipe.
     
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    Yes, it was already on when I purchased the truck. I didn't realize they had so many different type of tips. The one I have is just a bolt on, not the best but it was included so I'll probably just leave it unless I end up with an aftermarket exhaust. Good luck with yours, I'm anal about that kind of stuff too.
     
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    Hey, let's see some pics of your new Limited!
     
  28. Nov 14, 2017 at 4:27 AM
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    Hey Paulphilly,

    I'm looking at likely getting a platinum also, but I too am wondering if the 295/55's rub at all. I like how the tires fill the wheel well better but I prefer to stay with stock rims if possible to avoid any front end strains and running or rocks being thrown on the sides.

    Also, how do you like those tires?

    Thanks.

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  29. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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    After doing a little research I figured out what went wrong. Whoever installed it at the dealer didn't use the two spacers (circled red in the photo); those are needed to slide the tip all the way back on the smaller diameter of the tail pipe and secure it in that position. I contacted my salesman about that; he apologized and ordered a whole new kit which they will send me express mail. I will put it on myself this way I know it is done right.

    I also told him that I hope that this is not an indication of the type of work his service department will do on my truck. He assured me that he will personally make sure that I get the best service. It pays when they know you check their work.1.jpg
     
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    That's good to hear, at least they are taking care of it. As far as service from a Toyota dealer, I'm not sure of anyone else's experience but I have had nothing but issues with almost every service center at a dealer. From forgetting to check an item I specifically asked for(after a 2 hour wait and just got an oil change), from them absolutely destroying my brand new dash (defect from the gauge plastic cover) on my new Tacoma (back in 2014). You would not believe how many parts they had to order just to fix the damage they cause, it took them 3 days to fix it. I have heard of horror stories from many Toyota owners, I don't trust any dealers service department. I go so far as to not even taking advantage of the free oil changes and go to a local shop and will pay for it just for peace of mind. I don't mean to scare you but this has always been my experience with Toyota going back over a decade and have heard so many with the same experience. Just my thoughts bud, keep a close eye out after you receive your truck back if you go to a dealer.
     
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