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Out with 2016 Taco in with a 2016 Tundra Platinum BUILD

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by OldmanTundra, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:07 AM
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    OldmanTundra

    OldmanTundra [OP] New Member

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    I had the Taco for 6 months, I thought I could trade sown from my F250 and be happy. Nope, couldn't do it, so I purchased this one last week. Some of the planned modes are.
    • 3-1 Readylift
    • 18/9 +18 Wheels
    • 295/70/18 Cooper SST Maxx
    • Changing out the chrome door handles for black,
    • Color matching the mirrors
    • Removing chrome steps
    • Grill undecided
    OLD Truck
    IMG_1061.jpg
    NEW Truck
    tundra.jpg
     
  2. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:10 AM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Sushi, and Teslas Staff Member

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    Congrats on the purchase!
     
  3. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:10 AM
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    Viper3G

    Viper3G Why isn't work more like this?

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    Nice! That is the one I want to get too.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:14 AM
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    SuperSilverTundra

    SuperSilverTundra i didnt pull up i Landed

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    don't blame you the Tacoma is a big down grade in size not to comfortable I upgraded from Tacoma to tundra and couldn't be happier "size does matter''
     
  5. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Nice looking truck!! Congrats on the decision!!
    Keep us posted with the build!!
     
  6. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast The Beach

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    very nice ! what made you change from a new tacoma to the tundra ?
     
  7. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Overcompensation?

    That's why I have the 3/1 lift and not the 6" don't want to make it too obvious :anonymous:
     
  8. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    OldmanTundra

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    The transmission was terrible, I had a 3" lift with 33's and it would barely do 70 down the interstate.
     
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  9. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast The Beach

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    thanks ! before buying my tundra I was debating getting a 2016 Tacoma but kept reading about the transmission issues and weak engine (or factory tune) so I ended up with a slightly used Tundra instead. I will probably look again a Tacomas again in 5 years after they fix all the bugs ;)
     
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  10. Jul 29, 2016 at 10:41 AM
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    OldmanTundra

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    Wheels are in, image.jpg
     
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  11. Jul 29, 2016 at 1:34 PM
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    Relentless

    Relentless Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    Welcome and congrats! Coming from an 07 Tacoma, then an 03 Tacoma and now into my 14 Tundra.... drove a couple 2016 Tacomas, not enough for me anymore! Totally get it. You should love the Tundra though!
     
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  12. Jul 29, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    JAMES

    JAMES COLORADO TUNDRA

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    Understand where your coming from. I went in for my 5K service check with my 2016 Tacoma and left with a 2016 Tundra. Had many Tacoma's throughout my life, its time to go big with comfort and power. I very happy with my new Tundra. Have lots of goodies on it. And many more in the near future..... Your Tundra looks great!
     
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  13. Jul 29, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome from eastern CO! A buddy of mine has the same issue with his Taco, he's got 35" Duratracs and can't get it to shift into the top gear.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    OldmanTundra

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    Started the mods today, chrome delete phase 1image.jpg
     
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  15. Jul 29, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    OldmanTundra

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    Congrats on yours, it's much nicer than the Taco,
     
  16. Jul 29, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    Mine would
    search for a gear on the interstate, the 4000 mile round trip to Moab done me in,
     
  17. Jul 31, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    fuguchan

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    Congrats on your New Tundra. Gray is a really nice color. I like your fender flares. From Maryland.
     
  18. Jul 31, 2016 at 8:59 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    My neighbor down the street really doesn't like his 16' Tacoma either. He would take back any of his older ones.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2016 at 6:16 AM
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    I had a 16 Tacoma also that I traded in for a 16 tundra cm. I hate the new 3.5 they put in the Tacoma it has no tourqe. The first time I pulled a small trailer I was done. I traded it in the next day lol.
     
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  20. Aug 1, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    The manual isn't much better. I got rid of my 2016 Tacoma 6/M after 9 months. The 3.5l did respond better with a manual, but it shifted like a tractor. The thing would never keep a straight line at highway speeds either. Good riddance to the Taco!
     
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  21. Aug 3, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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    SOCO Tundra

    SOCO Tundra When do you stop being the FNG?

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    You didn't post your decision on Tacomaworld did you? I made the switch, and I swear at night I can hear like 40 tacos idling around the place. Like sharks with blood in the water, or the Hotel Cali song where you can check out, but you can never leave. I think those Tacoma guys would slit your throat, cut you up into small pieces and mail your parts across the Taco forum so you would never be found.
     
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  22. Aug 3, 2016 at 10:49 AM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    #tundralivesmatter #We'reAllToyotas
     
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  23. Aug 3, 2016 at 11:19 AM
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    SuperSilverTundra i didnt pull up i Landed

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  24. Aug 3, 2016 at 12:04 PM
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    OldmanTundra

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    No I didn't I have seen others get bashed,
     
  25. Aug 3, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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    Fixing to get started, hopefully I will have updated pictures tomorrow,image.jpg
     
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  26. Aug 3, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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    Right on. Going to look awesome.
     
  27. Aug 3, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Nice!! Getting it all done in one shot!

    What wheels are you going to run?
     
  28. Aug 3, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    OldmanTundra

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    I had a hard time finding something in stock locally, Worx.jpg I like the wheel not sure about the center cap, 18/9 +24
     
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  29. Aug 3, 2016 at 3:11 PM
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  30. Aug 3, 2016 at 3:31 PM
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    What size / brand tires and lift type are you going with? :popcorn:
     

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