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Just bought my first Tundra, 2008 DBL Cab Beautiful Work Truck!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hallroyal, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Mar 16, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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    hallroyal

    hallroyal [OP] New Member

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    Hello, I'm in Athens, GA and I own a very small landscape design/build service here. I have had a 2000 Tacoma Prerunner 4cyl for 15 years and it just hit 213,000 miles. Unfortunately with the heavy lifting and towing I'm doing with the tacoma I've really put a hurting on it. I decided to go with an awesome Tundra with 90,000 miles that has been taken care of better than any 8 year old truck I've ever seen. It is a 5.7L 2wd work truck and I think I've made the right decision! What do you guys think about my decision to upgrade my work truck to the Tundra? I regularly haul tons of rock for walls and hardscaping. Can't wait to put this truck to work!
     
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  2. Mar 16, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome! Many guys here (myself included) came from a Tacoma. While I do miss my Tacoma for wheeling, I do not miss the lack of room, power, sound, and extra goodies the Tundra has!
     
  3. Mar 16, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Welcome from NW Arkansas! Sounds like your decision to upgrade to the Tundra was a good one! I know I love mine!
     
  4. Mar 16, 2016 at 8:59 AM
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    joonbug

    joonbug mmmm.....bacon...

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    Welcome. Pictures?
     
  5. Mar 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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    hallroyal

    hallroyal [OP] New Member

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    I actually bought it from the Toyota Dealership here, I got it the second day after it was traded in and they are doing the Gold Check service on it right now. I'll take pictures as soon as I can, I have a few to try and post. Thanks for the welcomes!
     
  6. Mar 16, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome to the site! You won't regret that purchase, Tundras pull much better than they're given credit for.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    hallroyal

    hallroyal [OP] New Member

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    My wife drove it home from the dealership today. Tundra wJack.jpg
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome! You got some good life out of the Tacoma.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    Welcome from CO. Nice DC. Looks very clean. Very nice.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2016 at 8:40 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

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    Congrats on the purchase. I also came from a Tacoma. I'm sure you will be happy with the switch!
     
  11. Mar 16, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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    hallroyal

    hallroyal [OP] New Member

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    I used my Taco to the fullest and it is just limiting me in the materials that I need to get to work sites and from rock quarries. I wish I could afford to have both trucks but my business and my wife/CFO both know that I'm not at the stage where I need a smaller capacity "run around" truck.....yet. It will definitely be a goal to get a 1st or 2nd generation Tacoma for the irrigation truck in a few years!

    I'm already happy with it and I haven't had to run a load of granite with it yet! I knew that I was running the taco into the ground and that is not fair to that awesome truck or some person who could appreciate and use it correctly. Saying that I'm about to put my 2000 4cyl 2.7L Prerunner on the market, it will be sad to see it go but hopefully someone can get the odometer to half a million someday!

    I'm sure happy to be on this forum, thanks so much for the warm welcomes and I can't wait to record my experience with the Tundra here.

    Shameless plug: if anyone wants to see pics of the tacoma, I'm gonna post it on the tacoma world forum in the next week or so when I get the sweet lady cleaned up and ready to show!
    Tundra wJack Driving.jpg
    This was my wife's face when I said wouldn't our two black trucks look great parked next to each other for a job? Haha!
     
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  12. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:49 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    You messed up letting her drive it! Now you are gonna have to fight her for the keys. ;)
     
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  13. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Welcome from Obx
     
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  14. Mar 17, 2016 at 9:20 PM
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    hallroyal

    hallroyal [OP] New Member

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    Put the 10 ft trailer on today and hauled plants and maintenance gear. It's like nothing is back there, I put the trailer hitch over from the prerunner. I'm new to the Tundra but this looks a little high towards the truck. Still looks awesome in my opinion though!
    Tundra with trailer.jpg
     
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  15. Mar 18, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Are you saying the trailer is sitting a little high?
     
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