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Let me introduce myself and my 2006 Tundra w/ 40,000 miles

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pejohnson, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Nov 2, 2015 at 6:47 AM
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    pejohnson

    pejohnson [OP] New Member

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    I purchased a lightly used 2006 Tundra approximately two years ago with 26,000 miles on it. Currently it has 40,000 miles and is my winter vehicle. The truck has the SR5 package, double cab, and is black exterior with grey interior. The only mods I have done is an aftermarket head unit and a bed topper.

    I have been on the fence whether to upgrade to a newer model however have decided that this will be the truck to keep for many years to come. As such I have decided to invest into some miscellaneous maintenance items. I am not really looking to do any performance modifications unless it makes financial sense while replacing an OEM part. Due to the age I thought it would be a good idea to replace all the fluids and do a tune up while I'm at it. Also I am in much need of a new exhaust system I have been doing some research on what to do but please feel free to respond with any tips or links to help guide me in the right direction.

    I do have a few questions.

    My exhaust is on it's last leg. Again I'm not looking to install a supercharger anytime soon. Having said that since I need to change out the exhaust, to me, it makes sense to look at aftermarket options. I do a lot of shopping on Amazon and found a Gibson 618602 Stainless Steel Single Exhaust System and a Dynomax 19330 Exhaust System. The Dynomax system is much cheaper however in my experience it is not the same quality. Am I make a poor decision with either of these systems?

    Regarding rear differential fluid, I see Rural Purple is an excellent option. I need to confirm 100% but I don't believe my truck has positive track, meaning it has rear limited slip. A guy at Advance Auto told me to look on the rear differential for a tag which would tell me what make it was. I couldn't find any such tag or stamp for that matter. I am still a little confused which oil I need to use other than the weight of 75wx90. Any advise?

    Transmission and coolant. I was just going to go to Toyota and pick up the OEM fluids. Is this wise or are there fluids out there that are just as effective. Do I need to drain and fill, take if for a drive and repeat to get everything out 100%.

    Spark plugs - The guy at Advance Auto said the plugs are good for 100k. I think for piece of mind I will still go ahead and replace them. Any recommendations? I see there are several options.

    Brake fluid - I was going to use OEM here as well.

    A little about me. I live in Ohio. I work in construction, married and have two girls. I am a huge Ford SHO nut. I have had an 89, 91, 94, and 95. Currently have the 13' that is tuned with several mods. I ran 12.5 a few months back at the drag strip. It's were all my money goes in terms of car parts and mods. Having said that I realize this is truck I want to keep, so I want to take care of it so it lasts.

    Thanks, Phil
     
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  2. Nov 2, 2015 at 7:22 AM
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    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

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    Welcome to the site! That's a lot of Fords you've had. Any pics of your Tundra?

    (Just FYI, your many good questions may be better served in their own thread since welcome threads are generally introductions.)
     
  3. Nov 2, 2015 at 8:16 AM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome! Reference the fluids I am a big believer in Mobile1 synthetic. I will go ahead and post your questions in the Ask the Toyota mechanic thread.
     
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  4. Nov 2, 2015 at 8:18 AM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome!
     
  5. Nov 2, 2015 at 9:09 AM
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    pejohnson

    pejohnson [OP] New Member

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    Thanks for moving my post. I will have to take a few pictures and figure out how to download.
     
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  6. Nov 2, 2015 at 9:14 AM
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    pejohnson

    pejohnson [OP] New Member

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    I am a Mobile One fan as well.
     
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  7. Nov 2, 2015 at 9:41 AM
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    mdavis

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    Tow Mirrors, 275/60R20 Toyo AT2's
    Welcome to the site!
     
  8. Nov 2, 2015 at 10:55 AM
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    TruckLife900

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  9. Nov 2, 2015 at 5:41 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Sabm (Gtek-Fab), Blake Carbon Diamond Plate door sil protecters, and Air Dam mod, Black Rivited Grill, Devil Horns- Black Anodized(Diaz Fabrication), Hid's in Low Beams and Fogs -6000k, Piaa Extreme for High Beams. Black Rhino Step Tubes, Razir Led interior Lights (white), Low Profile Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Trd accesories, Weather Tech Mats, Carbon Fiber Shorty Antenna, Drl's, Plasta Dipped Badges + Front Grill Surround
    Welcome from Obx
     
  10. Nov 2, 2015 at 7:11 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    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. You have a great 06 to work with. I'm a truck guy. I love my Tundra, but I like all make of trucks. Obviously prefer Toyota's versions. heh heh
     
  11. Nov 2, 2015 at 7:20 PM
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    What part of Ohio ?
     
  12. Nov 3, 2015 at 11:33 AM
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    pejohnson

    pejohnson [OP] New Member

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    I'm in Columbus Ohio.
     
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