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New guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Truckie453, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Apr 10, 2016 at 5:40 AM
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    Truckie453

    Truckie453 [OP] New Member

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    Hey all,

    New guy here looking to learn as much as I can before I buy a tundra later this year. I've been lurking and I've learned some already. Any advice is appreciated.

    Based on family, I know I already need a crewmax, I'd love a TRD Pro, but I will more than likely end up (and be happy) with a SR5.

    Glad to be here.
     
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  2. Apr 10, 2016 at 5:47 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ Calm your tits

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    Welcome for CO.
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2016 at 7:02 AM
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    Ubc2361

    Ubc2361 New Member

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    I have a 15 crewmax sr5. I'm very happy with it but had to put a lot if money to get it how I want it, I should have bought a pro. Just depends on what you wanna do with your truck.
     
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  4. Apr 10, 2016 at 7:05 AM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome! Are you sure you'd be happy with the SR5? You can also get an SR5 and make it similar to a Pro depending on how much you'd like to do.
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2016 at 7:49 AM
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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. If you need the extra cab space then the CMax is definitely the way to. The hardest part is over. You decided on a Tundra. The easiest part is for us to help you spend your money. heh heh....:oldglory:
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2016 at 9:02 AM
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    George14

    George14 New Member

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    Welcome to the fourm from W Va
     
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  7. Apr 10, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Welcome.
     
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  8. Apr 10, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    If you are leaning toward a TRD Pro, you may want to start looking sooner than later. They are tough to come by in my neck of the woods. May want to consider ordering one as insurance, IF, you have made up your mind to go that route.
     
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  9. Apr 10, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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    Truckie453

    Truckie453 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks guys, I like the idea of the Pro for a truck set up for off road with a factory warranty, but honestly because of my location (long island, ny) I would be 90%/10% with the 10% being on the beach. Would the SR5 stock suspension be sufficient? Should I consider the the SR5 Upgrade with safety and TRD package (not TRD Pro)? I know down the road the Mod Bug will bite...

    ETA. Also towing a smallish camper on the beach Would be part of that 10%...
     
  10. Apr 10, 2016 at 3:51 PM
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    Ubc2361

    Ubc2361 New Member

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    Once you start modifying you won't wanna stop lol. I wish I'd bought the pro. So far..
    Trd pro grill
    Trd cool air intake
    Bilstein shocks
    Plastic dip emblems
    Toyo tires
    Step bar
    Corsa exhaust
    And bunch of little things here n there it adds up.
     
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  11. Apr 10, 2016 at 5:44 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.
    10% on a flat beach?? SR5 with TRD suspension upgrade is more than adequate, especially if you don't want to spend wasted money for nothing. It's all about your budget. Keep in mind, this is Tundras.com, not "Lets spend hard earned money on Tundra suspension upgrades I do not need.com" which a few here seem to forget. I expect other members to chime in that live in your area to give you sound advice.
     
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  12. Apr 10, 2016 at 5:57 PM
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    Cubanchem

    Cubanchem New Member

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    I have a large family, 4 kids, the SR5 with the front bench seat makes a great second family car. And you can always add the TRD Pro parts afterwards.
    Oh, and welcome!
     
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  13. Apr 10, 2016 at 6:08 PM
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    Truckie453

    Truckie453 [OP] New Member

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    Thank you for the voice of reason. Lol. If I had my way it would be the PRO for sure, but my wallet (and wife) would be much happier with a realistic need vs. want list.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2016 at 6:22 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

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    Hey welcome to Tundras.com. I went with an SR5 w/TRD package, at the time the TRD Pro wasn't even a rumor. I'm jealous of the TRD Pro's, but even if they were an option for me, I don't know that I would have spent the extra money. It's a tough call that depends on your finances and how you justify things. I will say, even though I would rather a Pro for obvious reasons, I still love my SR5, though I did put a TRD Pro grill on it haha.
     
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  15. Apr 10, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    Truckie453

    Truckie453 [OP] New Member

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    I love the look old school "Toyota" of the PRO grill. It is a mod I will look into.
     
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  16. Apr 10, 2016 at 9:05 PM
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    Andres

    Andres New Member Vendor

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    Welcome to the Tundra family bud.

    = ]
     
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  17. Apr 11, 2016 at 5:44 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Welcome from Obx
     
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