1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

New Tundra Buyer, Help! *Bought it!*

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TundraN00b, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:25 PM
    #1
    TundraN00b

    TundraN00b [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2020
    Member:
    #43104
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Hey everyone, as my username suggests I am a noob, and I'm popping my Tundra cherry in the next day or two. It's been years in the making! What I need help with is figuring out from an actual users' perspective which Tundra might be best. My choices are two 2014 SR5 TSS trims that are just about identical and with similar mileage, the other choice is a 2014 SR5 4x4 (not sure if its TSS/TRD/etc) that has almost 70K miles more than the other 2.
    They are all in the same price range, so I'm ultimately adding 2-3 years worth of mileage for 4x4. Considering the much-toted dependability of these trucks, would it matter? What about MGP between 4x4 and 4x2?
    The 4x4 is also tricky being as I am relatively new to the south. Up north the 4x4 is a no-brainer with the snow, but is it worth it in the south with some of these rain storms? For a truck that will be a daily/trip vehicle? Having to haul a little camper up northern mountains will probably be every other year or so.
    Any tips from real Tundra drivers are greatly appreciated!
     
    Prostar 190 likes this.
  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:30 PM
    #2
    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 Super Secret Elite Member #9

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2017
    Member:
    #9912
    Messages:
    57,440
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryan
    OH
    Vehicle:
    2010 CrewMax limited 4X4
    6" lift 35" Toyo M/T
    Welcome from Ohio.
    I would always buy the 4x4 but I have also always been in the north.
     
    Waterboy45661 likes this.
  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:32 PM
    #3
    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Member:
    #14884
    Messages:
    22,908
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Hudson Valley, New York
    Vehicle:
    2018 MGM Tundra TRD Sport Double Cab
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:34 PM
    #4
    November Sun

    November Sun New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2019
    Member:
    #39236
    Messages:
    367
    Gender:
    Male
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2018 Limited Crew Max
    Pro Comp 7" Stage 1 Lift, 20" Fuel Wheels, Nitto Terra Grapplers, Bak Flip Tonneau Cover, King 2.5's, Custom Alcan Leafs, Coachbuilder Steering Kit, CBI Baja Front Bumper, NSV Light Bar, TRD Pro Intake, Southeast States Wireless Phone Charger Coachbuilder Plus 3 Shackles, Wheeler's Bumpstops, BAM 8" Exhaust, BAM Bomb Tip, Headlight Revolution LEDs everywhere, Warn EVO 12K Winch, Diode Dynamics SAE Fogs and Combo Light Bar
    I live in the south and I have a 4x4, in fact,I have four, I drive all over the place throughout the year. 4x4 will have better resale value as well.
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  5. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:38 PM
    #5
    Winning8

    Winning8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2019
    Member:
    #32819
    Messages:
    1,243
    Gender:
    Male
    Da Bay Area
    Vehicle:
    2019 MGM DC 4x4 SR5
    Mumba 18x9 18 offset rim, diamond back HD cover, LED head & fog light bulb, TRD rear sway bar, timbren enhancement, avs auto shade, bench seat cover
    Welcome from NCal
    I got 4x4.
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  6. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:42 PM
    #6
    Paulo2020

    Paulo2020 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2020
    Member:
    #42933
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Paul
    Vehicle:
    2020 Tundra SR5
    4x4 - always good for mud & sand. Better resale value, too.
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  7. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:43 PM
    #7
    Longtimecoming07

    Longtimecoming07 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2019
    Member:
    #36667
    Messages:
    183
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Vehicle:
    2012 Toyota Tundra
    4x4 for sure
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  8. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:45 PM
    #8
    PRO BLANCO

    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2519
    Messages:
    18,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rafael
    Alberta, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD PRO, 1993 Toyota pickup, 2016 WR250R
    WELCOME!

    2WD trucks still exist?!! :eek2:
     
  9. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:57 PM
    #9
    Buildn

    Buildn 2017 Tundra Dbl Cab TRD 4x4

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2017
    Member:
    #8630
    Messages:
    639
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2017 Silver SR5 TRD 4x4 Dbl Cab
    Tinted windows, AVS vent shades, 2018 Toyota LED Headlights, Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport Fog lights, Winjet Renegade LED taillights, MaxGTRS reverse led lights & GTR Lighting LED 3rd brake / cargo light kit. TRD center caps, center console tray, Alpine speakers, Alpine amp, Pioneer amp & 10" subwoofer. TRD shift knob, TRD oil cap, TRD radiator cap,OEM drivers side grab handle. LED swap out interior lights.
    Welcome!

    From Ohio

    I would opt for the 4X4
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  10. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM
    #10
    Skip_TRD_Sport

    Skip_TRD_Sport Less is More.

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2019
    Member:
    #34313
    Messages:
    122
    Vehicle:
    2019 Cavalry Blue TRD Sport
    Westin Pro Traxx 4 Step Bars, Bed Mat, Color Matched Door Handles
    Lol, yes. They do. I love my 2wd, double cab. It would look better if lowered an inch or so. I prefer street trucks and traded my X-Runner for the Tundra.
     
    PRO BLANCO likes this.
  11. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:03 PM
    #11
    smalls_ADV78

    smalls_ADV78 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2019
    Member:
    #34826
    Messages:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm from the south....4x4
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  12. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:09 PM
    #12
    PRO BLANCO

    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Member:
    #2519
    Messages:
    18,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rafael
    Alberta, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD PRO, 1993 Toyota pickup, 2016 WR250R
    Nice! I have to agree, 2wd do look good lowered
     
    Skip_TRD_Sport likes this.
  13. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM
    #13
    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Member:
    #2160
    Messages:
    25,303
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jose
    Parker, CO
    Vehicle:
    2016 White Crew Max TRD
    TRD Pro Grille, ESP Storage, Tailgate Inserts, Line-X Bedliner, Weathertech Floorliners, Wet Okole Seat Covers, 5" Shorty Antenna, Mickey Thompson MM-366 Wheels, ToyTec Boss, 35" BFG KO2 to name a few.
    Welcome from Colorado
     
  14. Feb 25, 2020 at 12:17 AM
    #14
    TundraN00b

    TundraN00b [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2020
    Member:
    #43104
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Thank you for the replies everyone! Seems like the 4x4 might the way to go. Now when I say "70K more miles" were talking about 206K here. I'm guessing this one was probably someone's work truck. o_O
     
  15. Feb 25, 2020 at 12:21 AM
    #15
    TundraN00b

    TundraN00b [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2020
    Member:
    #43104
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    I have heard that about the TSS. That seal seems like a bit of a bummer. Hopefully Toyota is better about fixing factory defects than Dodge (I've been down a similar road with Jeep and had to pay $350 for "wiring issues" which wasn't what it was even there for)

    LOL I swear it's most of what I see! Maybe it's just because people are hanging on to their 4x4s
     
    PRO BLANCO likes this.
  16. Feb 25, 2020 at 1:24 AM
    #16
    RitcheyRch

    RitcheyRch New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2018
    Member:
    #15551
    Messages:
    981
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Richard
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Vehicle:
    TRD Lowered & Supercharged Crewmax
    TRD Lowered and Supercharged
    welcome from So Cal
     
  17. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:56 AM
    #17
    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 TOYOTA,RAILROADER,RÖKNROLLN',BEER,BACON,FURBABIES

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Member:
    #3487
    Messages:
    48,722
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    RGV, TEXAS
    None yet
    Welcome from TEXAS
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  18. Feb 25, 2020 at 12:19 PM
    #18
    twistedcricket

    twistedcricket New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2017
    Member:
    #7477
    Messages:
    147
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Paul
    Omahell, NE
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5
    TRD rear sway bar, power fold tow mirrors, Firestone airbags, LED OEM fogs
    Welcome from Nebraska
     
  19. Mar 1, 2020 at 9:12 AM
    #19
    TundraN00b

    TundraN00b [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2020
    Member:
    #43104
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Where are you at? I'm in Round Rock
     
  20. Mar 1, 2020 at 9:12 AM
    #20
    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 TOYOTA,RAILROADER,RÖKNROLLN',BEER,BACON,FURBABIES

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Member:
    #3487
    Messages:
    48,722
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    RGV, TEXAS
    None yet
    Houston
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  21. Mar 1, 2020 at 9:16 AM
    #21
    TundraN00b

    TundraN00b [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2020
    Member:
    #43104
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Update a few days later, I ended up going with the 206K mile 4x4. She drives sweet y'all. First real drive was 3 hours home from the dealership, and we've taken her around town a few times by now. The truck had one owner who babied it and kept it local to the Houston area. For a 2014 I'm really impressed by the condition it's in so far, and it came with a free LineX'ed toolbox and bed so that's nice. Now all I can think about are getting parts for it. I will probably do new tires first since there is uneven wear, and Weather Tech mats in the back (already came with them in the front), then get some TRD parts and LED headlights & foglights.

    EDIT: Also need to find some trails to play around with the 4x4
     
  22. Mar 1, 2020 at 9:17 AM
    #22
    TundraN00b

    TundraN00b [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2020
    Member:
    #43104
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Nice! That's where I bought it from. Fort Bend Toyota. Will probably be down there in a few weeks once the weather warms up for those spring break bunnies LOL
     
    TXRailRoadBandit73 likes this.
  23. Mar 1, 2020 at 9:19 AM
    #23
    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 TOYOTA,RAILROADER,RÖKNROLLN',BEER,BACON,FURBABIES

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Member:
    #3487
    Messages:
    48,722
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    RGV, TEXAS
    None yet
    Oh yeah those bunnies!
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  24. Mar 7, 2020 at 6:39 PM
    #24
    TundraN00b

    TundraN00b [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2020
    Member:
    #43104
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Alright y'all, I got my baby and I have loved driving this thing for the past week. What an awesome truck. For a 2014 it functions extremely well, and the inside and out look just about new. Now all I want to do (other than drive it) is watch mod videos online and find out what parts I want to buy to make it even more awesome. I definitely caught Tundra fever (or corona :goingcrazy:)
    Tundra2_ed589b4183ffa904349320234f73aa78300b0d01.jpg
    Tundra_0fe4261d3489e24c6da342e9c78d59088288d513.jpg
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Winning8 likes this.
  25. Mar 7, 2020 at 6:44 PM
    #25
    Pinay

    Pinay New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2018
    Member:
    #19379
    Messages:
    15,699
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Monet
    Vehicle:
    2015 Black - SR5 - CrewMax - 4x4 - TSS Dirty Seven Club
    Mahal kita Kuya
    Welcome from SoCal!
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.
  26. Mar 9, 2020 at 9:16 AM
    #26
    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2017
    Member:
    #6175
    Messages:
    270
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    South San Jose, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma, Off road, super charged 4x4
    Welcome!
     
    TundraN00b [OP] likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top