1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Hello! rookie/newb

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by markgt531, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Sep 8, 2016 at 11:30 PM
    #1
    markgt531

    markgt531 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4475
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Hey all,
    new guy here, i dont have a tundra but in the market for one. all i know for now is id like a crew max liters dont matter. I own a 05 tacoma x-runner, 92 sc300, 08 honda fit (daily lol) not new to the car scene but looking to gain more knowledge about tundras so i know what to look for when the time comes to purchase one. -mark
     
    Sean266 likes this.
  2. Sep 9, 2016 at 3:32 AM
    #2
    George14

    George14 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2014
    Member:
    #527
    Messages:
    301
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    George
    West Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra SR5 Dc TRD Off Road 5.7L with tow package
    None
    Welcome to the fourm lots of great info here
     
  3. Sep 9, 2016 at 3:57 AM
    #3
    CaptTyler

    CaptTyler www.fishcharlotteharbor.com

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Member:
    #1561
    Messages:
    1,023
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2012 MGM Crewmax
    Bilstein 5100's F&R +2 CB Shims CB +2 Shackles 295-65-20 Toyo AT2 BAMuffler 7" Spidertrax 1.25" G-Tek SABM / aFe Pro Dry S (Charcoal Delete) Husky X-ACT Floor Mats All LED Interior / Reverse Lights / Cargo Lights Philips Xtreme Vision Headlights
    Welcome to the site!
     
  4. Sep 9, 2016 at 5:16 AM
    #4
    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2014
    Member:
    #378
    Messages:
    6,489
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Aurora CO
    Vehicle:
    2007 Slate Metallic 5.7L Tundra DC SR5 4X4
    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 CO.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2016 at 6:23 AM
    #5
    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Member:
    #1501
    Messages:
    3,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Bentonville, AR
    Vehicle:
    2015 Radiant Red TSS Doublecab 4X4 Off Road
    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Howdy and welcome from NW Arkansas! Are you looking to replace your daily driver with a Tundra? What are you going to be using the Tundra for?
     
    Law323 likes this.
  6. Sep 9, 2016 at 9:15 AM
    #6
    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3081
    Messages:
    2,456
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Law
    Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2012 4.6 L MGM DC
    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    Welcome from TN! It all depends on what you'll be using the tundy for.
     
    RowdyRon likes this.
  7. Sep 9, 2016 at 11:08 AM
    #7
    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Member:
    #6
    Messages:
    10,758
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Welcome from CO! What years were you considering so we can better assist you with your questions.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2016 at 3:34 PM
    #8
    markgt531

    markgt531 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4475
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    thanks for the welcome all !
     
  9. Sep 9, 2016 at 3:36 PM
    #9
    markgt531

    markgt531 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4475
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    thanks for the welcome!, not sure at the moment maybe ill still keep my fit as a spare or so. Mainly i want to use the tundra for towing (not all the time)and i need something for the snow and road trips. i looked at the double cab tacoma and i just like the room of the tundra and tow capacity (just incase i need to tow more than what tacoma can pull)
     
    zcarpenter92 likes this.
  10. Sep 9, 2016 at 3:40 PM
    #10
    markgt531

    markgt531 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4475
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Thanks!, im looking for 2nd gens mainly i like the 3rd gens as well but i dont think my pockets like the price lol but it all depends. so far i like the one with sunroof (still searching what trim thats on but then again it can always be a package so ill keep my eye out for it) i do like the brownish/cinnamon (i apologize if i didnt call it the correct color) interior but its not a big deal. a base wouldnt be too bad for me since i tinker alot and have itchy fingers that cant keep still lol
     
  11. Sep 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM
    #11
    markgt531

    markgt531 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4475
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Thanks!, id say mainly towing my sc300 and or the xrunner when need be, nice long comfy road trips, def for snow lol since im on the east coast and other misc....... and or just a big bro for my tacoma x-runner lol
     
    Law323 likes this.
  12. Sep 9, 2016 at 3:44 PM
    #12
    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Member:
    #1501
    Messages:
    3,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Bentonville, AR
    Vehicle:
    2015 Radiant Red TSS Doublecab 4X4 Off Road
    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Yeah, definitely the Tundra if you are going to be doing some towing. As a daily driver, hang onto the Honda for mpg!
     
    Law323 and markgt531 like this.
  13. Sep 9, 2016 at 4:18 PM
    #13
    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3081
    Messages:
    2,456
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Law
    Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2012 4.6 L MGM DC
    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    I'd say definitely a 5.7 L with the tow package. 4x4 for snow and trailblazing with the camper (but be warned 4x4 has lower towing capabilities than a 2wd) so I'd check up on the numbers myself and go from there.
    Get some AT tires, maybe some bilsteins for the front and airbags for the rear (to prevent squat when towing). That should set you up nicely!
     
    RowdyRon and markgt531 like this.
  14. Sep 9, 2016 at 4:48 PM
    #14
    markgt531

    markgt531 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4475
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    yeh def thinking of going with the 5.7, correct me if im wrong i read somewhere that a DC tundra can tow 10,300lbs while crew max is rated at 10,100lbs not sure if that DC is a 2wd tho,. thanks for the info i def kept that rear air bags to assist on squats they fairly easy to install as well, i have it on my X-runner but modified the brackets since i wanted to sit the truck low lol
     
    Law323 likes this.
  15. Sep 9, 2016 at 4:52 PM
    #15
    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Member:
    #1501
    Messages:
    3,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Bentonville, AR
    Vehicle:
    2015 Radiant Red TSS Doublecab 4X4 Off Road
    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Yeah, the DC (Doublecab) is a little lighter than the Crewmax.
     
    Law323 and markgt531 like this.
  16. Sep 9, 2016 at 5:25 PM
    #16
    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3081
    Messages:
    2,456
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Law
    Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2012 4.6 L MGM DC
    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    ^^^^ Ron said it all!

    Make sure the truck you get doesn't have P rated tires! I made that mistake when I bought mine. They had brand new stock Bridgestone duelers. I'm sure they're good tires but on a half ton truck, they suck! Even more so when you tow! These were my tires at about 28K miles. Not that the shoulders weren't indication enough!!

    image.jpg
     
    RowdyRon likes this.
  17. Sep 9, 2016 at 6:15 PM
    #17
    markgt531

    markgt531 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4475
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    daymmM wow!
     
  18. Sep 9, 2016 at 6:29 PM
    #18
    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Member:
    #8
    Messages:
    2,374
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    14' Black TRD CM
    TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) TRD Pro Grill BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox Dipped wheels & bumpers Undercover Swingcase SunTek Paint Protection film Yellow Lamin-X Fog Overlays Tint Bedmat
    Welcome to Tundras, I think you picked a good forum! I agree with the guys, 5.7, if you like the room of the Tundra and bed space isn't important, go with the CrewMax. It's no surprise the we get bad MPG so if your daily commute is a distance it is nice to have a commuter. Good luck shopping for the one!
     
    RowdyRon likes this.
  19. Sep 9, 2016 at 6:35 PM
    #19
    markgt531

    markgt531 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #4475
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Thanks! yeh my commute to work isnt bad 20min highway. i got 2 more months left on my fit (bought used). The more i dig for info about tundra the more i want it. i do like the features on the 2016 esp the 38gal which would come in handy on long trips. the def requirements im def sure of is Crewcab 5.7 lol i think ill start there lol
     
    RowdyRon, MotoTundra and Law323 like this.
  20. Sep 9, 2016 at 7:19 PM
    #20
    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Member:
    #8
    Messages:
    2,374
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    14' Black TRD CM
    TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) TRD Pro Grill BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox Dipped wheels & bumpers Undercover Swingcase SunTek Paint Protection film Yellow Lamin-X Fog Overlays Tint Bedmat
    Just like Tacoma's, they hold their value so well. I initially planned on buying used, then certified, then realized I was better off going new. Spent more than I wanted though.

    Whichever you go with, if it's a Tundra I'm confident you will love it.
     
To Top