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New Member here looking for some advice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wingtcoach, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Jun 12, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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    Wingtcoach

    Wingtcoach [OP] New Member

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    I own a 2005 tundra DC 4x4. Its got 225000 miles on it, only thing i've done is replace the water pump and timing belt last summer. Never had a problem in 3 years. Sitting in my driveway is a 2011 tacoma trd sport 4x4 with 130000 miles on it in pristine condition waiting on me to buy it. My buddy owns a car dealership and I kinda got the itch. The ride it tighter than the tundra, of course its newer and cleaner with more bells and whistles. But still i wonder if its worth trading and will i suffer massive dissapointment. If anyone out there has been down this road i'd like to know your opinion.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Welcome from Colorado. Are you ok losing the space you have in the Tundra vs the taco? And do you have the 5.7L engine in the Tundra where you are also willing to downgrade?
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Welcome from CA
     
  4. Jun 12, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

    SR5TRDTUNDRA El Pickup Azul

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  5. Jun 12, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    Wingtcoach

    Wingtcoach [OP] New Member

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    The room doesn't bother me as much as the roll down back window, which sounds crazy. I have the 4.7 engine.
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    You will miss that feature
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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    4x4_Angel

    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....

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    Welcome from Texas
     
  8. Jun 12, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    Wingtcoach

    Wingtcoach [OP] New Member

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    yea, i've got to let him know tomorrow if the deal is on. Kinda wish I never got the itch for newer and shiny lol
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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    Happy Uncle

    Happy Uncle Pushing string down the hall

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  10. Jun 12, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    4x4_Angel

    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....

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    I agree with this!
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2018 at 9:28 PM
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    Ely010606

    Ely010606 New Member

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    Welcome from Nevada
     
  12. Jun 12, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun IMA BasTRD

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    Welcome. Long time ago I went form a T100 to a Taco. I only kept the Taco a short time (too small and slow) before going back to another T100. I'd say don't do it. If you need shinier, newer, get a newer Tundra. This'll help preserve your friendship too.... I'm guessing.
     
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  13. Jun 12, 2018 at 9:59 PM
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    Larmand

    Larmand Im 100% correct, part of the time! TTC #145

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    Welcome to the party!!
     
  14. Jun 12, 2018 at 11:45 PM
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    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    Welcome from Texas
     
  15. Jun 13, 2018 at 2:38 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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  16. Jun 13, 2018 at 2:48 AM
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    Adam

    Adam New Member

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    If you got the itch, scratch it with a 07+ tundra with the 5.7. you will really love that.
     
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  17. Jun 13, 2018 at 4:18 AM
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    Grey Wolf

    Grey Wolf ELITE Grey Wolf Crew

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    Welcome from CO. Tough call. That 4.7L V8 is nice but that gen Taco V6, although less HP, doesn't suck. That said... Have your buddy find you a decent 2nd gen Tundra. Problem solved.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2018 at 4:22 AM
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    T-Rex266

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    Welcome from CO. You’ll miss the room, and V8. Tacoma won’t have much better mileage either. As @Grey Wolf suggested, look for a newer one (2nd gen)
     
  19. Jun 13, 2018 at 4:34 AM
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    Wingtcoach

    Wingtcoach [OP] New Member

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    I appreciate y'alls opinions. I believe i'm going to pass of the taco. Think I will just practice a little patience and look for a second gen tunra. The room and the back window are hard to part with.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2018 at 4:46 AM
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    ladywolf New Member

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    I love my 1st Gen Tundra. If yours is paid for, just outright get a 2nd gen, and keep your 1st gen!
     
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  21. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:43 AM
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    DustinP5

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    Welcome!

    I think you’ll miss the room, but that’s just my opinion
     
  22. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:44 AM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 T-Rex Staff Member

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  23. Jun 13, 2018 at 6:00 AM
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    Welcome from Arizona. Sometimes it helps to look at the total cost of the new vehicle when trying to decide if I really want that new vehicle.
     
  24. Jun 13, 2018 at 6:55 AM
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    blue16 New Member

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    Welcome from AZ
     
  25. Jun 13, 2018 at 6:57 AM
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    sprtbkr

    sprtbkr Average Member

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    Welcome! As a former Tacoma owner, the Taco drinks gas at the same rate as a Tundra. If you're okay with that, the Taco is a great little truck.
     
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  26. Jun 13, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    briarpatch

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    does not sound crazy...it's one of the features that helped me decide on my CrewMax
     
  27. Jun 13, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    Wingtcoach

    Wingtcoach [OP] New Member

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    Well I reconsidered. I’m going with the taco. At the price I’m getting it I can resale if I don’t like it and make some money to put towards a newer tundra.
     
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  28. Jun 13, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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    040Tundra

    040Tundra PATRIOT!

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  29. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    jewsNbrews

    jewsNbrews MGM's for the win!!

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    Welcome. I hope the new truck works out for you. If not, trade it in for a 2nd or 3rd gen tundra, you won't regret that.
     
  30. Jun 13, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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    Wingtcoach

    Wingtcoach [OP] New Member

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    Thanks for yalls opinions.
     
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