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New Tundra owner from North Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Richard913, May 13, 2015.

  1. May 13, 2015 at 7:03 AM
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    Richard913

    Richard913 [OP] New Member

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    Well, after 20 plus years of owning Fords I bought a 2015 Tundra. Not any Tundra, but one of those TRD Pro's. I traded a 2014 F150 with a Ecoboost, and though its a great truck, it simply does not compare to the Tundra. The 150's do have pretty good gas mileage, but reliability and the way Toyota stands behind their trucks is far more important to me.

    I am 45 years old, and had thought that my days of modifying my trucks was over, but this truck has given me some serious motivation. I am hoping to get some guidance in that area from this forum.
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  2. May 13, 2015 at 7:23 AM
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    chphilo

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    Welcome to the forum. That's one beautiful truck. Congrats. I wanted to see a Pro in person, but my local Toyota dealer can't keep them long enough on their lot for me to be able to see.
     
  3. May 13, 2015 at 7:33 AM
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    Richard913

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    Thanks! I saw one at a local dealer a couple months ago and a few hours latter it was gone. This past weekend I went to another dealer because we were thinking about an SUV and the dealer had just taken delivery of this TRD Pro. They were getting ready to take a deposit on the phone from another guy and I beat the guy to the deal. Kind of feel bad for the other guy, but not as bad as I would have felt if I missed out on the deal.
     
  4. May 13, 2015 at 7:36 AM
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    msg148

    msg148 Hulk Smash

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    Sweet ride. Just joined the Tundra family as well. I am loving the truck and this forum. Tons of knowledgeable people who will definitely steer you in the right direction.
     
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  5. May 13, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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    FunkinTundra

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    OME614 full suspension\ Ekstrom design 3" shackles and poly bushing kit\ 295/70r18 Toyo MTs/ +20 offset Fuel Anzas\ 8" BAmuffler....etc...
    Welcome from NV!! Thats a nice canvas to start modding on ;) There are a couple guys with pros that have just added 295/70r18s and it makes a HUGE difference... Good luck and feel free to ask questions.
     
  6. May 13, 2015 at 8:11 AM
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    Richard913

    Richard913 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks..Any idea which brand and model tire they are using? The tires on the Pro are decent, but they do look like they belong on another truck..
     
  7. May 13, 2015 at 8:29 AM
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    Sean266

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    Welcome!
    You can probably choose just about any tire with the size mentioned above. I believe some had to either trim, or remove their mud flaps.
     
  8. May 13, 2015 at 8:36 AM
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    FunkinTundra

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    OME614 full suspension\ Ekstrom design 3" shackles and poly bushing kit\ 295/70r18 Toyo MTs/ +20 offset Fuel Anzas\ 8" BAmuffler....etc...
    I have seen a few using Toyo MTs and Nitto trail grapplers... The toyos are a bit more pricey but the reviews are really good. Also, if you aren't off road much, the Terra grapplers or the Toyo ATs would be a good option... But like @Sean266 said...there are a ton of options that would work for you with just some minor trimming and removal of the front mud flaps.
     
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  9. May 13, 2015 at 8:54 AM
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    Richard913

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    Thanks. I am not an "offroader", but I do go off road when we hunt, fish and camp. I don't commute, but the mountains and beach are 125 miles out. That being said, want something that look great, and performs well on and off the highway. I have heard good things about the Toyo's and BFG mud terrains on my Wrangler, so I think I will start there.

    Thanks!
     
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  10. May 13, 2015 at 10:36 AM
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    RoVASr5

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    Greatings from VA! Welcome to the forum! Very beautiful ride!
     
  11. May 13, 2015 at 10:42 AM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    Nice truck for sure. My dealer said their Pro's are usually presold and never even make it to the showroom.
     
  12. May 13, 2015 at 11:16 AM
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    Richard913

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    I had no idea that these trucks were so hard to come by, and it really seems that I really got lucky showing up at the dealer when I did. :)
     
  13. May 13, 2015 at 11:40 AM
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    Welcome to the forum. Nice PRO!
     
  14. May 13, 2015 at 3:44 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Nice pro man.
     
  15. May 13, 2015 at 4:07 PM
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    Welcome from SE VA. ...:)
    Beautiful Pro, love that color.
     
  16. May 13, 2015 at 4:39 PM
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    Welcome Rich, great choice!

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  17. May 13, 2015 at 5:33 PM
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    pmedic048

    pmedic048 Pull away from the herd, drive a Tundra!

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    3" front spacer lift and 2" rear spring lift. Moto rims 18x9 with 18+ offset wrapped with 295x70x18 Nitto Terra Grappler G2, K&N drop in fliter and G-Tek SABM.
    Welcome from Rock Thrill SC, that's a sweet truck. I have a 2015 and I put 295/70/18 and like Sean226 said I had to take them little front mud flaps off and the small inner well part behind the fog lights. That's with a 3" front lift and I did a 2" rear spring. Like most ppl on here I have the Nitto Terra Grappler G2's.
     
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  18. May 13, 2015 at 5:36 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Welcome from Obx, Nc. Sweet truck and you made the right decision.
     
  19. May 13, 2015 at 5:40 PM
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    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Are you exposing your fog lights or you just talking about the bottom small flaps. I'm looking at getting the same tire, but I have my hids behind them along with the ballast. Don't want to have that area open to debris or something. Just curious thanks
     
  20. May 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM
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    Thought I was the only one on here from Rock Hill. Awesome!
     
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  21. May 13, 2015 at 5:59 PM
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    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    I got family in York County, Lake Wylie. Headed there in July. Need to meet up, say The Tilted Kilt, just sayin
     
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  22. May 13, 2015 at 6:37 PM
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    pmedic048 Pull away from the herd, drive a Tundra!

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    Sounds good ron and that's awesome Mike that your from RH also. We should try and meet up.
     
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  23. May 13, 2015 at 6:55 PM
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    pmedic048 Pull away from the herd, drive a Tundra!

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    Yeh the back of mine are exposed but that's cause I didn't want to cut an area out. I have heard of some ppl using a heat gun and basically pushing the area in as it softness.
     
  24. May 13, 2015 at 7:23 PM
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    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Yeah, I got a heat gun so if I run into trouble, there will be some massaging for sure, thanks bro
     
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    Very nice truck! Love that color..


    For the Rock Hill folks a Gastonian here...
     
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  26. May 18, 2015 at 2:33 PM
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    Nice truck man, welcome. Looks great.
     
  27. May 18, 2015 at 2:57 PM
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    We are getting a clan here for north and south carolina.
     
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  28. May 18, 2015 at 3:39 PM
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    pmedic048 Pull away from the herd, drive a Tundra!

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    The South will rise again, this time in Tundras. .:mudding:
     
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  29. May 18, 2015 at 3:46 PM
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    Soon we will set up a meet in the near future
     
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  30. May 18, 2015 at 3:52 PM
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    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    I'm down with that
     
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