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Long Bed Lovers

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by 8MINT8, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Feb 4, 2018 at 5:22 PM
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    8MINT8

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    7584CE69-12A0-42B2-BE20-87E8ECC2CD24.jpg Hi all. I wanted to start a thread for all us 3rd gen. long bed lovers. I LOVE my truck and glad I waited for it. I built it with Duff at Carlsbad Toyota and he ordered it for me. First ever 2018 Tundra SR5 4X4 Dbl Cab Long Bed with TRDOR package in Cement. Graphite interior with Entune Premium, TRD rear sway bar, spray in bed liner and deck rails all from factory.
    Here is a video of when I picked up the truck.
     
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  2. Feb 5, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    Sweet... wish they had cement when I ordered mine. I would not own a full size pickup without the 8' bed!!
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Same here. That was the only way I was going to buy another tundra. My first color choice was a quicksand for the tundra. Toyota wouldnt build it for me so cement was my next option. Quicksand was the only color they would not build a 18 in.

    I am perfectly happy with cement. Its a beautiful color. I only plan on tint and SDHQ sliders for now. I wish I could afford a SC but I need to pay it off first. Sound system is an option but I cant just add a amp and subs. The ********* thing is cool but pricey too. I am older now so bumping with windows down isnt cool either.

    What mods did you do to yours?
     
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  4. Feb 5, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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    AxelsHumanDad

    AxelsHumanDad I am Groot

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    Good looking truck!
    I liked the ride of the long bed, extended cab Chevy I had. The long wheelbase is nice on the highway.
     
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  5. Feb 5, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    nice looking truck
     
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  6. Feb 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    The ride is great. I never knew how smooooooooth and fast the 5.7 was. I have a 2000 Tundra 4.7 and a 2014 FJ 4.0 and this thing feels totally faster. The other trucks you kinda have to push to pick up passing speed on the highways. The power of the 5.7 is so linear and always responsive.
     
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  7. Feb 5, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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    I'm thinking Toyota only makes long beds mostly when they are ordered by the end customers. Pay off the truck before unnecessary mods was the best plan for me.
    Yea I'm old too and I run machines for a living so the last thing I need is a bumping stereo but I did have 4_ 12s in my Tacoma when I was younger. That and having a kid and cartoons on all the time and I love peace and quiet . Lol. I put in tie down rings on the bed floor, hd side steps, frac system, locker down safes front and back. That's about it. If I ever need to blow money it's not hard to do on a tundra.
     
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  8. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    Thanks. I will take some pics of the interior one day. I really like the graphite seats. Not sure if you guys are like my friends and I. We were enjoying the smell of the motor and hot metal of the truck when they were checking it out. Its wierd. I know.
     
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  9. Feb 5, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Congrats on the new truck! Love me some Cement!
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2018 at 11:15 AM
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    Nice truck! It's rare to see a longbed with options.
     
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  11. Feb 6, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    Perhaps, they have changed somethings from 2007 to the 2018 5.7. The power on my 2nd generation is definitely not linear. The power rolls in and peaks around 3-4k RPM, then it seems to start decrease after 4500 RPM. It is definitely a super sensitive gas pedal as well.

    I heard they made some changes on the 3rd gens so the 5.7 is more linear, I have never driven one to see for myself...
     
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  12. Feb 7, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    Long Bed Lover?
    I guess if you are a lover a long bed is more practical then a short bed, especially if one of you is taller then 5'6".

    I don't know where that came from..........my mind is out of the gutter again.
     
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  13. Feb 7, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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  14. Feb 7, 2018 at 3:05 PM
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    This was my 2012. It was awesome, and towed very nice.
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  15. Feb 7, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    Nice. It's been so long since I've seen a Tundra with an eight foot bed that it really stands out. Do you think that it will be a little more challenging to find aftermarket stuff like a bed mat or cover? I have the 6.5 and it seemed like the options were a little more limited than other trucks.
     
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  16. Feb 7, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    8MINT8

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    I really like that truck! The set up looks great. What % tint is that? MGM was my 3rd choice if no cement. Have been thinking about tow mirrors too. I would’ve kept that beauty. Hiw much was trade in vs same truck except regular bed?

    The regular tundra/trd pro dual exhaust doesn’t fit. The bed mat and cover should still be same as 2014+. We almost have the same options as far as parts. Only difference is the longer bed, which means i have a lot of extra room behind the gas tank.
     
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  17. Feb 7, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    BuckWallace

    BuckWallace Ball don't lie.

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    Fake!
     
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  18. Feb 7, 2018 at 6:41 PM
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    Has to be the 8' Bed, as a tradesman, atv and sled rider, just even for moving the long bed rocks.IMG_20180207_1628585.jpg
     
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  19. Feb 7, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    My bro wanted me to get barcelona red. Thats a great color too.
     
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  20. Feb 7, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    Thanks. That's the "Radiant Red" I didn't have much choice for color as the regular cabs were very limited in my area, but it's grown on me a lot. Once I've done the chrome deletes I'll be happy.
     
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    I don’t know the tint%, it was the same as the factory rear tint. While the tow mirrors are nice, they inevitably get knocked off, mine did twice. Definitely wanted to keep, wife insists I be reasonable. Bought new in October 2011, sold outright in February 2016 for $3,000 less than I purchased it for with 28k ish miles. Can’t beat that..., and it did work.
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  22. Feb 7, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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    5 years of driving and it only cost you $3k is great. I like toyotas.
     
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  23. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Looks good!
     
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  24. Feb 7, 2018 at 7:15 PM
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    That’s a sweet truck!
     
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    Little more long bed love.
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    Thats a beautiful truck. That light bar in the back hooked up to the 7pin reverse?
     
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  27. Feb 9, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    Some rear sway bar action.

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    Factory bedliner with TUNDRA logo.

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    Some tools for work.

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    The gray seats are actually darker in person.

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    The navi in the middle screen is pretty pimp. Allows for the main screen to be on something else because full navi on the main screen all the time is sooooo 2017.


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    8 ft long lumber without having to go thru back glass or on top of tailgate....... What!


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    Bis ass mofo cactus.

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    Photo op day at the storage facility. Got my SDHQ sliders. Need to build a paint booth, hence the lumber.
     
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    Very cool having the 8' box and the bigger cab. Have you run this configuration before? How do you find it navigating parking lots, etc etc?

    Must ride like a champ with that wheelbase.
     
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  29. Feb 9, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    I have a 2000 tundra access cab. Kind of the same. Turns are a little wider but the on road ride is great. I feel like less truck hop goong around turns and gassing it. Parking lots suck in this thing. Takes up 1.5 parking spots but I dont have a problem parking further away from others. I’ve driven a 26’ box truck so this is easy peasy.
     
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  30. Feb 9, 2018 at 3:43 PM
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    Right on. As a Carpenter I definitely get it. If I had this vs my single cab I could get away without having the toolbox behind the cab.
     
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