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Love for 1st Gen Tundra

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by HighDesertSurfer, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Jul 10, 2018 at 2:25 PM
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    HighDesertSurfer

    HighDesertSurfer [OP] New Member

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  2. Jul 10, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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    East TN Yota

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    I read this a couple weeks before I bought mine and completely agreed with the author.

    I've had a taco, 1/2 tons, and just sold a 2500HD.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Thanks for posting. Read about 200 of the comments. My take aways from those that commented that actually owned a 1st Gen:
    1) high reliability compared to domestics
    2) great engine on the V-8
    3) perfect mid sized (for a ‘full size’ truck)
    4) better than a Taco (roomier and more power)
    5) high torque
    6) high resale value (article was 2015?)
    7) better payload than newer Tundras
     
  4. Jul 10, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    Had one for 15 years, never skipped a beat and still going strong.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2018 at 5:23 PM
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    Love my '05. :D
     
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  6. Jul 10, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    Rex Kramer

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    I've been driving my '02 since '04, it's never let me down.

    IMG_6507.jpg
     
  7. Jul 10, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    BestGen

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    I picked up mine for cheap because it had "high" miles according to the original owners wife. :crazy: Runs like a banshee and doesn't leak a drop of oil. IMG_1119.jpg I had to post a pick when I saw Rex's!
    RCs FTW!!!
    P.S. I like the factory rims Rex
     
  8. Jul 10, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    Rex Kramer

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    It's always good to see another RC.
    Thanks, but those rims are off an '05.
    My original alloys pictured below are now on my mom's Tacoma.

    user1_pic14681_1445692833.jpg
     
  9. Jul 10, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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    BestGen

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    Oh I know... I just like your choice of factory rims. :thumbsup:

    Edit: your original rims are fairly rare. I've never seen them. At least out here.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2018 at 7:03 PM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Part of me wishes I got a long bed to haul my sled but I love the extra cab space.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2018 at 4:58 AM
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    Rex Kramer

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    Those are Enkei rims that are pretty common in the south east.
    A couple sets are for sale in the Atlanta CraigsList.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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    East TN Yota

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    The parts guy at my dealership explained how Toyota used to contract out their wheels through Enkei in parts of the southeast. That's why some of the oem wheels have that little symbol instead of the Toyota symbol.
     
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  13. Jul 11, 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    My '96 T100 also had factory Enkei alloys.
     
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  14. Jul 12, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    I loved mine. I bought it back in 2000 when they first came out and just recently sold it to a coworker because I got a new one. Didn't have a problem selling it either. Mentioned I was going to sale it at work and had 3 coworkers give me an offer. I kept up with the required maintenance and during the 18 years only had to replace 2 oxygen sensors and 2 spark plug coils. That's it. Even the brake pads lasted to about 80K before they needed replacement. I am hoping the new one treats me so well.
     

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