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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blktruck, May 17, 2015.

  1. May 17, 2015 at 3:34 PM
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    blktruck

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    Hello,
    I've been on the Tacomaworld website for some time. Now it's time to upgrade to a full size truck. I'm leaning towards a Tundra so I thought I would log on here and see how satisfied real tundra owners are.

    I look forward to making new friends.

    Oscar
     
  2. May 17, 2015 at 3:42 PM
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    Welcome!

    What year(s) were you looking at?
    Are you looking at the double cab or crewmax version?

    You will love the power of the V8 (get the 5.7 if you can)
    Gas mileage isn't as bad as you would think...that just depends on what your driving styles are like.

    You will find you cannot turn as great as you can in the Tacoma, but it's not that bad.

    The crewmax has a TON of room in the inside, compared to the Tacoma. The DC doesn't have as much room, but you gain it in length for the bed.
     
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  3. May 17, 2015 at 5:02 PM
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    Welcome to the site. Coming from a Silverado, I would never go back. Very happy with my truck and choice of coming to Toyota. And like Sean said, get the 5.7. Thing is a beast.
     
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  4. May 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM
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    Plenty of folks from TW in here.

    What's the goal for moving up? More space/comfort/towing?

    If you have a nice size family you will certainly enjoy the crewmax. Love my Tundra, wish I had bought it sooner.
     
  5. May 17, 2015 at 5:47 PM
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    Went from a Nissan Frountier to Tundra DC Trd with tow 5.7 love the truck
     
  6. May 17, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    You will be very happy with a tundra. I am very happy with mine.
    5.7 is awesome and crewmax has lots of room for the family and still enough bed space to get the job done.


    Not sure what Sean is talking about with turn radius because I came from a 6" lifted tacoma that had horrible turn radius. Tundra turn radius is good.
     
  7. May 17, 2015 at 7:49 PM
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    You also had 35's...I had 33's and can make shaper turns. :spy:
     
  8. May 17, 2015 at 9:36 PM
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    Thanks guys I feel welcomed already.
    I have quads and kids so I'm looking for a longbed and 5.7 and 4:30 axel ratio and a towing pkg. I'm looking to upgrade to a toy hauler. My Tacoma can't pull what I need. But I love my DCSB.
     
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  9. May 18, 2015 at 12:06 PM
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    - Bull Bar, - HID Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards, - Headlight leveling retrofit - P1 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall. - 3/1 leveling kit - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling, - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock (soon) - Remote Tailgate mod (soon) - LED Headlights (soon) - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit
    Well you are on a Tundra board, so 3 guesses what the consensus will be :) I have a Double-cab. My quadRunner 500 fits nicely in the bed, but I have to leave the tailgate open. Of course that may not matter if you are getting a toy hauler.

    The Tundra is a great tow vehicle, particularly with the 5.7L monster motor. I'm averaging about 14.7 MPG in mixed driving (stock wheels), unless I'm towing of course. One of my first mods was air-bags with an onboard compressor. It really helps level out the truck when hauling the ATV or a heavy hitch-weight trailer. Speaking of leveling, our trucks sit a bit lower on the front than the back. One common mod you'll hear about is a 3/1 leveling kit, which bumps the front up 3" and the back up 1".
     
  10. May 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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    I just converted over from a 06 Tacoma Quad Cab Long bed to a Crewmax 5.5 bed. I can tell you it is night and day room wise. I have two kids, one almost as tall as me and the other still in a car seat. Their room in the back is unreal. I thought I'd miss my Taco but I don't. The Tundra just has more power and room and rides really well. I too purchased for the increased room and towing capabilities. I'd highly recommend the crewmax as we looked at all of them and for the amount of time something is in the bed, it didn't outweigh the times people ride in the cab. If I need the extra space I'll drop the gate and add an extender. Seriously love the Tundra.
     
  11. May 18, 2015 at 4:37 PM
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    I second the crewmax. If you can live with the slightly shorter bed it's the way to go.
     
  12. May 18, 2015 at 5:19 PM
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    I traded in my DC for a CM...best decision yet. I regret not doing it this way the first time...then again, the interior wasn't re-designed until 2014, so I guess it worked out.

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  13. May 18, 2015 at 9:05 PM
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    Do you guys know if the Tundra comes in a crewmax long bed? I've been doing searches on dealers websites and they don't really tell you short/standard/long bed.

    I'm still trying to decide on a truck. I'm giving my self 2 months to find a truck. I'm looking for help. I have a few questions and I'm sure the answer will be more like opinions. But I want opinions.

    When is the best time to buy a new tundra?

    What's is better low interest rate (0% - 2.5%) or low price?

    I know I'm going to change tires and suspension. Should I get a more base truck or can I ask the dealer to remove rims and other options? Would they do that?

    Any advice on negotiations?

    Once again thanks for your responses.

    Oscar.
     
  14. May 18, 2015 at 9:14 PM
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    Above in bold. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things.
     
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  15. May 18, 2015 at 9:24 PM
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    Ok in order of your questions:
    Crewmax does not come in a reg/long bed.
    Sizes are:
    Regular cab = 6.5' and 8' bed
    Double Cab = 6.5' bed and 8' bed
    CrewMax = 5.5' bed

    Best time to buy is August. Dealers are trying to sell to get ready for the next year model.

    Depends, they will provide a printout showing you the end total after interest of what you will pay. The end number being low may be best for some but others like lower monthly payments. Haggle them as low as you can. The interest might not be negotiable.

    The dealer should have different options for the truck on the lot. They will most likely not remove items to make it cheaper, only upgrades. First hurt to ask though.

    I hate negotiating. I just act dumb and keep asking for a lower number. And say that's nice but.... A lot
     
  16. May 18, 2015 at 9:25 PM
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    Thanks Sean. Tires and wheels will come off asap. As for the lift. I'm looking at 2wd and probably get a spindle lift for the front end.
     
  17. May 18, 2015 at 9:32 PM
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    So I need to look for a double cab. Maybe I'll wait 3 months instead of 2 if that saves me a few grand.
    When negotiating should I negotiate a monthly payment? Or Final truck price/ out the door price?

    Thanks Brian

    Oscar
     
  18. May 18, 2015 at 9:49 PM
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    Final price and APR
     
  19. May 19, 2015 at 7:50 AM
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    Never negotiate a monthly payment. Next thing you know you will have an affordable payment but that will come with a long-term high interest loan. I have used the Costco buyers program for my last few vehicle purchases. There is no negotiating. Prices are preset. For my 2015 SR5 CM TRD the pre negotiated price was $5000 below invoice. There was also a $750 rebate and 0% financing through Toyota. Don't believe I could have negotiated anything better than that. In and out in about 45 minutes. No head games. I believe AAA has a similar program. Good luck!

    P.S. I have heard end of month is a good time to buy as well.
     
  20. May 19, 2015 at 8:17 AM
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    If you are looking for a long bed with rear seat, then Double Cab with Long Bed (DCLB) is the only option. But these are very long (longest configuration) and you will likely need two parking spaces to park. As others have suggested, CM with trailer might be a more convenient option for many, but you are the one who knows exactly what you need for your situation.
     
  21. May 19, 2015 at 3:09 PM
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    I can't do a 5.5 bed. I don't think that's any longer than my Tacoma. I don't have a toy hauler yet, and I probably won't for a few years. That's the main reason I need the longer bed.

    Does anybody know the full truck lengths of all three body styles DCLB, DCSB & CMSB?
     
  22. May 19, 2015 at 3:49 PM
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    I have a 10x5 utility trailer I use when I need to haul something long. Just an idea because they are not expensive at all.
     
  23. May 19, 2015 at 4:34 PM
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    That's a great idea, and its an option
    Thanks Michael.
     
  24. May 19, 2015 at 5:28 PM
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    Length
    Regular cab 6.5' box: 209.8 in (5,329 mm)
    Regular cab 8' box/Double Cab 6.5' box/CrewMax 5.5' box: 228.7 in (5,809 mm)
    Double Cab 8' box: 247.6 in (6,289 mm)

    Width
    79.9 in (2,029 mm)
     
  25. May 19, 2015 at 5:35 PM
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    The double cabs with 8' beds look horrible in my opinion.

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  26. May 19, 2015 at 5:36 PM
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    Looks like you can get a conversion for a long bed on a crewmax
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  27. May 19, 2015 at 7:21 PM
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    Yes. Look at your needs. The Crewmax is big inside but if you need a bed longer than its 5.5-foot bed, you can't have it with the crewmax
     
  28. May 20, 2015 at 10:17 PM
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    It just need a 6" lift and bigger tires. She"lol look good.
     
  29. May 21, 2015 at 2:13 AM
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    welcome.. i cheated on my 09 tacoma DC and tacoma world with a 2011 tundra CM and tundras.com and its the best affair i have ever had.. the power of that 5.7L will make you smile...
     
  30. May 21, 2015 at 3:24 PM
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    Na still weird
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