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Hello from NY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brutalguyracing, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Jan 24, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing [OP] New Member

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    i am thinking about getting a tundra as my tacoma was just totaled
    looking at years 01-07 any thoughts
    i was told to get an 05-06 as they have the vvt-l
    things i should look for
    watch out for
    know problems
    any help in this matter would be great thanks
     
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  2. Jan 24, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    The earlier addition had a water pump leak issue...I think...

    Others with more knowledge may chime in on the 2nd gen section if you'd like to post there.

    Welcome to Tundras.com!
     
  3. Jan 24, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

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    Welcome to the site!!
     
  4. Jan 24, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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    FiddleString

    FiddleString "We'll bang, okay?"

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    My family has been a Toyota family since my dad bought his 93 pick up new. When I bought my Tundra I looked at a few 2nd gens and then found my 1st gen. Bought it in 09 and it's been running great ever since. As far as things to look for? If your not good with mechanics that much like myself I'd have a friend who is tag along.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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    brutalguyracing [OP] New Member

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    I AM UNSURE ON HOW TO MULTI QUOTE
    BUT FIRST OFF WHAT YEARS IS A FIRST GEN , SECOND GEN
    FIRST GEN IS 99-07 CORRECT?

    AND HELLO BOB.....GREAT PLACE YOU HAVE HERE.....

    I AM VERY GOOD A MECHANICAL STUFF...
    I COULD REBUILD MY TACOMA WITH MY EYES CLOSED......
    I HAVE A BUNCH OF 03 TUNDRAS I WANT TO LOOK AT TOMM
    BUT WAS TOLD TO GO 05-06 BECAUSE OF THE MOTOR......

    BUT I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET......
    ON ISSUES THESE TRUCKS HAVE.....
    OR WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR....
     
  6. Jan 25, 2014 at 6:24 AM
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    Not to steer off topic, but to multi quote, simply check the boxes on the lower left hand of the message, then on your last member you quote, click "reply" on the right hand side.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2014 at 6:30 AM
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  8. Jan 25, 2014 at 3:53 PM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    Metric shit ton of parts
    Depending on your needs:
    2004 is the first year they came out with the double cab and changed the front brakes to the larger 13WL calipers/pads to help prevent rotors from warping
    2005-2006 are the only years that came with VVT-i with the 2uz engine as well as a 5 speed auto instead of a 4 speed.
    Other than that pretty much all the changes they made to the first gens were cosmetic.
    2007 was the first year of the second gens.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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    shaw0531

    shaw0531 New Member

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    I've only had my 2006 DC since February but have loved it so far. The only complaint that I have continuously about it is the lack of storage inside the cab. I have the bench seat front and back so I don't have the center console so I can't speak for those who do. I have enough storage under the seat in the compartment for a pair of gloves, jumper cables, a few tie down straps and a few basic tools. There is slots behind the seats on the cab but unless you're really into magazines they arent good for anything. Other than that I have loved it. As stated earlier, check the waterpump and timing belt to see when/if they were changed, if not done around 90k get that done. In my experience so far it's towed great, hauling was exceptional, I had about 1800lbs of concrete blocks in it and it handled it pretty great for being over what the manual says to do. I'd definitely get a 4x4 model if you're in an area that gets decent snow and rain or if you do off road driving frequently. That's the only downside besides the storage that I have as well. Limited slip helps though in the 2WD models. Overall power is great IMO, handling is good, but turning radius of a ship, so don't expect to get front and center parking all the time. If you like music and want to upgrade the sound expect to spend some money as JBL "premium" systems aren't very premium. Space is great and roomy inside though. I fit 5 200+ lb guys comfortably. I think that's enough rambling for this post
     
  10. Jun 13, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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    Welcome! My advice 5.7L 4X4 Crewcab and you will be a happy man.
     
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