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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Meangreene, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Nov 24, 2015 at 2:18 PM
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    Meangreene

    Meangreene [OP] New Member

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    Hey y'all I'm Bobby. Im a new member here but I still own a Tacoma. I plan on getting a tundra next year after we get married

    I'm planning to lurk around here before I buy so I can gain some knowledge before I pull the trigger. I'm looking for a 5.7 4x4... Other than that I'm not too picky. I just need some more towing power and a backseat for a car seat.

    As you can see my taco is very family friendly lol

    So hello to everyone and thanks for the advice in advance.
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  2. Nov 24, 2015 at 2:35 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome! Your Tacoma looks similar to @csuviper tacoma. He too found it tough with kids and upgraded to a Tundra.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Welcome to the site! And I can tell you first hand, baby seats fit very nice in the back of a crewmax. I have a 3 month old.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2015 at 5:09 PM
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    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    I have a 8 (almost 9) year old daughter and 2.5 year old son. I can get my wife (4'11"; 106lbs) and both kids in there without problem. Crewmax will serve ur needs well!
     
  5. Nov 24, 2015 at 6:07 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    Welcome from CO. Very nice Taco. The Tundra is the next logical step up.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2015 at 8:15 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome. Love the taco, miss mine until i hit the skinny pedal. Go crewmax, lots of room for the kiddos.
     
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  7. Nov 25, 2015 at 2:16 AM
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    Meangreene

    Meangreene [OP] New Member

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    Thanks guys. I'm still torn between crewmax and DC. I don't want to compromise bed space since it's my work truck also. I've even considered the longed

    I just wish they made crewmax with the 6.6"bed.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2015 at 3:08 AM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Welcome from Obx, my neighbor has the Dc long bed and let's just say that truck is long. Looks like an aircraft carrier when he has his walkboards on top, haha. Both nice either way, imop. Glwp
     
  9. Nov 25, 2015 at 6:21 AM
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    Welcome. I also came from a Tacoma. Family came, then the CM Tundra.

    I loved my Tacoma but I am also very satisfied with the Tundra! Among other things, I love the extra space.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2015 at 7:53 AM
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    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    If you don't mind a 2007-2013 there are some crewmaxs out there with the standard bed.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2015 at 5:18 PM
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    Meangreene

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    Now that's a possibility. I bet they're tough to find though?
     
  12. Nov 25, 2015 at 5:37 PM
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    matluth Fish On!

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    Very tough to find. My new co-worker, Allen, Got his 2007 SR5, 8 ft bed from OK. He used a broker to find it. 5.5' bed is too short if you really use your truck a lot to haul drywall, plywood, etc, or ever want a decent sized camper. Depends on your needs. DC with 6.5' bed is a good compromise, although brings a premium price used. I haven't seen a CMax with a 6.5' bed. Wasn't aware they made them. If so, maybe someone can post a pic of one to prove they exist.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2015 at 6:29 PM
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    I thought they did as I heard the complaint from techs that they barely fit the lift because of the extra length.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2015 at 6:34 PM
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    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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  15. Nov 25, 2015 at 8:17 PM
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    matluth Fish On!

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    Very cool. Hard to find. I didn't think they existed. Perfect setup IMO.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2015 at 8:31 AM
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    TruckLife900 All Eyez On Me

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    I enjoy my DC with 6.5' bed. I don't have kids so I can't speak to the car seats.
     
  17. Nov 28, 2015 at 9:50 AM
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    Just got back from cabo San Lucas. Got married to my lady, destination wedding style 40 people. Now talking kids. Hoping the dc works for a kid or should I just get the crewmax now and begin the mods. I'd rather just keep my dc. image.jpg
     
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  18. Nov 28, 2015 at 11:21 AM
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    Seeing how this was my truck let me add here lol.
    Car seat -
    Car seats can be pretty bulky and take up a good amount of room...if you're tall, I would switch to psngr side..

    If ur planning on more than one Kid,
    Get the CM...I loved my truck (now yours) but I love the space in my CM even more so...
     
  19. Nov 28, 2015 at 12:19 PM
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    JROCK915 Trust noone, and be prepared!

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    Welcome. Good luck w/ your buy. There's lots of knowledge on this site. I'm sure anyone will answer any questions you may have.
     
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