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New-Looking To Buy-Which Tundra???

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by EIRE1916, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Jan 10, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    Ccrames

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    Bilstein 5100s, Method Standard 18x9 +18 offset, 285/65R18 Toyo A/T2 Xtreme, trailer brake controller, bed liner, camper shell. All were on the truck at time of purchase.
    Yeah i can see how that would be incredibly frustrating. My dads Ford F250 had the turbo go out, the oil heater started superheating the oil while we were towing a camping trailer, and the EGR valves got plugged up, and since they had to remove the cab to do repairs on the oil heater, it ended up costing him somewhere around $8000 total if i remember correctly. Im only 20 years old and would love to have a sports car, but not only would it not be practical for my lifestyle (i hunt and cut firewood a decent amount), i probably would regret it for the rapair bill and speeding tickets i would probably end up getting haha. :p Reliability and capability is the only thing that really matters to me when im out in Bum Fling Egypt and theres nobody else around to save the day.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    So....

    I looked online and saw there is a new, in 2018, Tundra called TRD Sport....
    However....it is not on Toyotas own website (you can only select SR/SR5/Limited/Platinum/1796)
    It was release last fall 2017.
    I dont know how or where I can find it.....
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    geno0506 GENO

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    Go to Toyota and pick SR5 then pick Crew Max, then pick the other steps and when you get to options step pick TRD Sport

    https://www.toyota.com/configurator...lor/01G3/interiorcolor/Gray/packages/option30

    Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.29.34 PM.jpg
     
  4. Jan 11, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    So, in order to get the TRD sport package you have to get the SR or SR5, the SR5 if you select it you cant get leather seats, only fabric.
    If you get the platinum you cant get the TRD sport package
    If you select the SR you cant get the short 5.5 ft bed....
    why do they make it so friggin difficult....I want the platinum with the sport package..simple as
     
  5. Jan 11, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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  6. Jan 11, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    It would be nice for an "All Dressed Chips" option, but I'd never be able to afford it. HAHA.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2018 at 2:06 PM
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    geno0506 GENO

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    Or better yet more of a variety of options!



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  8. Jan 11, 2018 at 2:37 PM
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    See, but that kind of variety is exactly what causes you to stand in the chip isle with that dumbfounded look on your face and a little drool on your chin trying to decide which bag(s) to get... JUST like the Toyota options...
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    geno0506 GENO

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    LMMFAO, so true!

    I have done that many times with the WTF look on my face!

     
  10. Jan 11, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    I seriously think you cant get TRD Sport package with leather.....that is just ridiculous....its like having the money to buy a ferrari and it comes only with fabric seats...or you can have fabric seats but terrible wheels and tires
     
  11. Jan 11, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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  12. Jan 11, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    When I did my research after owning several Silverado models (LT and LTZ), I found that I was going to buy the Platinum to get all of the options I wanted. This was similar with GM packages (you can only get option X with package YYY) only fewer choices with Tundra. Actually, for me it was easier with the Tundra's fewer choices to narrow it down! (I knew I was going to mod it anyway) Good Luck!
     
  13. Jan 11, 2018 at 10:01 PM
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    Honestly, the leather isn't that great (on my limited, anyway). If you really like the sport package you'd probably be better off just getting an SR5 with the sport package and adding leather later. That said, I still don't get why they put those cheap toy plastic steering wheels on the SR5s...
     
  14. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:10 AM
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    Go to Toyota

    Ask for CrewMax

    Ask for leather
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    Sunroof
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    20 inch wheels
    TRD dual exhaust

    Ask for white
    Cement
    Cavalry Blue
    Or Black

    Go home and plan on an empty wallet - lots of arguments about buying truck stuff

    Smile! You have a Tundras
     
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  15. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:13 AM
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    MGM please
     
  16. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    I'm very lucky I own a 1996 Tacoma and a 2011 Tundra and love both trucks for different reasons but If I could have only one it would be hands down a 4door Tacoma. The Tacoma does a much better job off road, I think I read somewhere that 80% of all Tundras never go off road but 80% of all Tacoma do and there's a reason for that.
     
  17. Jan 12, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    If you are going to modify the suspension, lights, seats, pretty much anything.....just get the SR5. I have a limited and if I could do it all over again I would buy a brand new SR5 then mod it how I want, if you go offroad quite often the tundra may be too wide for most trails but I have seen tundras rock crawling, its perfect for high speed desert offroading which I love, a Tacoma could easily go anywhere but lacks so much power.
     
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  18. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:05 AM
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    Bilstein 5100s, Method Standard 18x9 +18 offset, 285/65R18 Toyo A/T2 Xtreme, trailer brake controller, bed liner, camper shell. All were on the truck at time of purchase.
    Its true that the Tacoma is better off the pavement, and also true that it lacks power, although i would say it still has enough power for a midsize pickup. The OP did say that he wont be offroading, so i would say go with a tundra for sure. The interior room alone is worth it. I deer hunt on some fairly skinny trails that my old 03 tacoma made it down just fine without getting scratched up, but my tundra rubs the brush on both sides :confused: Not fun when you have about $40,000 into your vehicle...
     
  19. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:25 PM
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    So I called a place today about doing a custom Tundra for all interested

    Options
    Platinum trim with many extras
    Extended flared wheel arches
    Different wheels prob 20”
    Different tires
    Lowered suspension
    Heated rear seats
    Front TRD sport hood
    Color coded handles and mirrors
    Remote start
    Rear bed liner LED lights
    Spray in bed liner
    TRD grill
    Front bumper with LED fogs/strip
    Power rear gate
    All around ceramic tint

    There was a few other things but that’s the main stuff build price about $75,000

    A platinum build is retail $53,000, versus custom at $75,000
     
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    Might as well get a platinum Super Duty for that much!
     
  21. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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    Bilstein 5100s, Method Standard 18x9 +18 offset, 285/65R18 Toyo A/T2 Xtreme, trailer brake controller, bed liner, camper shell. All were on the truck at time of purchase.
    Geez so for that price you could currently buy about TWO of my SR5s. Thats twenty-two thousand dollars more than the standard Platinum! To put that into perspective, i could own my SR5, a Subaru BR-Z, and a 2005-2010ish Toyota Corolla, all for the price of that one truck.
     
  22. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    Bilstein 5100s, Method Standard 18x9 +18 offset, 285/65R18 Toyo A/T2 Xtreme, trailer brake controller, bed liner, camper shell. All were on the truck at time of purchase.
    Not saying it isnt worth it to you, because we all have our own opinions and preferences. I just personally think thats a pretty penny to pay, especially for a truck, when i feel that you might possibly be happy with a standard Platinum. Have you test driven any of the models you have been considering?
     
  23. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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    I am not saying I’m going ahead with any of it, just putting it out there so that people reading and joining all the time know what is what and what’s possible

    I was going to try the Tundra Platinum today but it’s a stinking day up here in MA lashing rain and fog

    I’ll try it out, I did test drive the F150 platinum and I liked it. But the Tundra is extremely reliable I hear and no issues. Here in MA mechanic labor is very expensive so being at the shop is something I want to avoid plus I’m very busy with work and time is more valuable than money
     
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    Bilstein 5100s, Method Standard 18x9 +18 offset, 285/65R18 Toyo A/T2 Xtreme, trailer brake controller, bed liner, camper shell. All were on the truck at time of purchase.
    I guarantee the Tundra is the more reliable truck, and i have been hearing a lot of transmission complaints on the F150s, but definitely test drive it and see what you think between the two. Obviously tons of people drive both and tons of people are happy with them both. My Tundra is pretty dang comfy though... :D At the end of the day, its gonna be your truck and your hard earned money, so i would go with whatever feels right to you.
     
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    Go Quicksand. It’s faster!
     
  27. Jan 13, 2018 at 2:38 AM
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    Go to toyota.com and you can build your truck. Then you can get a clear picture of the differences and options.
     
  28. Jan 13, 2018 at 2:51 AM
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    Yes but you should plan on gettingi $6k off sticker on any model.
     
  29. Jan 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    You are in MA - how many Fords - Dodges and Chevys do you see rusted?

    How many Toyota’s?

    Problem solved.
     
  30. Jan 14, 2018 at 5:56 AM
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    The most irritating thing about that website is that you can’t build what you want....your building a Platinum and add TRD pro and suddenly it tells you you must take it in red with cloth seats...it’s retarded
    Can’t add a spray in bed liner or a tonneau cover
     

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