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

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    Rbohno

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    Hey Guys,

    I have owned many Tacos and have been a member on the Tacoma forum for 10+ years so I need you guys advice.
    My wife and I love to four wheel in the deep sugar sand on the Outer Banks in the summer but are going to retire in the mountains however medical issues are forcing me at 60 to stop working so am selling my new 2019 Ram 2500 Limited CTD to minimize expenses as I only owe $30k on the truck.
    So I have been looking at Tacoma Pro's and never considered a Tundra till I saw some fixed up and actually a full size truck would be better. The new Tundras have been out of the price range I am wanting to spend till I saw this one. Its a 2015 lifted TRD Pro Tundra with 45995 miles and they are asking $39k, it looks good but I am not sure other than the cam shaft tower leaks what else to be concerned with. No offense but is a Tundra as bulletproof as a Tacoma?

    The truck is almost a 2 hour drive and I am worried I get out there and the lift is blocks which I think would be a deal breaker??? I looked at the Carfax and its a one owner out of Texas with regular service?

    Give me some opinions/advice please???

    http://www.adamsofcharlotte.com/veh...o-navigation-lifted-kannapolis-nc-id-34218649
     
  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Looks like Inferno color.........which is cool
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    Trooper2

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    It should be a great truck at what seems like a premium price for a 5 year old Tundra. Definitely check values on KBB and NADA to make sure its priced somewhat reasonable. By the pics of the showroom, guessing premium priced vehicle place and "No Haggle", could be wrong.

    The lift would be of concern. The Tundra Pro comes with 2" Factory Suspension lift. And from what I understand costs a lot to lift it more. Previous owner could have done the lift right or did something cheaper. I would ask for some suspension pics before I made the drive.

    Good Luck!
     
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  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:33 PM
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    Looks like that is a dealer package lift and wheels. I own a new Tundra, had a Tacoma. The Tundras are just as bulletproof as Tacomas. Tacomas are better on trails but beaches or dirt road driving the Tundra is excellent.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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  6. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    Buying any used vehicle I believe requires a certain level of due diligence, which it sounds like you’re doing. I can’t speak to buying a used Tundra because mine was new, but I can say it’s been a great truck to own over 3.5 years. And mine does not have the cam tower leaks(for now?). I just rolled over 33,000 and it’s been just what I expected it to be, a solid reliable truck.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:32 PM
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    Rbohno

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    Good point, not sure about Tundra Pros in 2015?
     
  8. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:40 PM
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  9. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:14 PM
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    Infernos, i hardly see often but when i do, it makes me want to trade in my truck. I love that color. Good Luck.
     
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  10. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:53 PM
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    The Tundra does very well off-road. Longer wheel base and wider than a Tacoma, but also a lot more power. :muscleflexing: The main (only) limitation I’ve seen is people not wanting pinstripes on their fabulous inferno paint.* :rolleyes:




    * I have a 2017 inferno; I get it.
     
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  11. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:33 PM
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    It’s interesting you mention the Offroad capabilities and with the lack of crawl mode and lockers, I was curious how these trucks did in deep sand, deep snow and mud?
    Before I got sick I was blessed to have a Tacoma TRD Sport CC to run service calls along with my 2017 Power Wagon. Those come from the factory with a Warn 12k winch, front and rear lockers along with an electronic sway bar disconnect. So I was spoiled when it came to wheeling.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2020 at 11:56 PM
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  13. Feb 25, 2020 at 2:07 AM
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    I had a 2018 TRDOR Tacoma, it was a beautiful truck. I never had any trouble with it, but I couldn’t stand driving it on the highway. That V6 had the torque band of a dirt bike and would downshift on level ground with a headwind. Traded it for a 2019 Tundra TRD Pro. I’m much happier now. If you get a Toyota, get a Tundra or 4Runner (JMHO).
     
  14. Feb 25, 2020 at 2:23 AM
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    I'm in Michigan and about 5 months ago I traded my 2015 Tacoma TRD OR in on a 2015 Tundra Pro just like the one you're looking at.
    My Tacoma had 52K miles on it. The Tundra had 101K miles. The Tundra is in excellent condition and I paid 29,5000 for it.
     
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  15. Feb 25, 2020 at 3:40 AM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  16. Feb 25, 2020 at 4:17 AM
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    As far as the Outer Banks, I have had no problems with my tundra. Biggest secret is to slash tires down, (even though I didn't let too much air out in this photo) and have at it! Most of the time I don't even use 4wd, only to get out moving when parked and ready to leave the beach.

    O.S.T.



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  17. Feb 25, 2020 at 4:36 AM
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    GREAT PIC, I hope I can make it there this Spring. We try to go several times a year and stay at the Pony Motel.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2020 at 4:46 AM
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    I made the switch from Tacoma to Tundra. Both are super reliable vehicles. Not to say things can't happen. I saw people in Tacomaworld have issues with their tacomas and likewise here in Tundras. Obviously the Tacoma is lighter and more nimble than the Tundra, but the Tundra has the size and power that you (and most others) prefer. Especially if you're coming from a Ram already. Also, I know you said you've owned Tacomas, were they 1st and 2nd gens only or did you also have the 3rd gen? I've heard a lot of people complain about the transmission and engine in those. Not quality issues, just the type of power output.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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    I some some other newer ones without lift or tires and I have to AT LEAST have some big KO2s or Duratracs. What is the largest size tires I could put on a stock platinum? What would be the price of a good 3” lift.
     
  21. Feb 25, 2020 at 5:28 AM
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    BTBAKER BE YOU. THE WORLD WILL ADJUST.

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    IMO, to much for that truck. Buy a new one for the same price. That PRO has nothing on it that is special. You could almost get into a Limited for that price.
    good luck.
     
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    That's a way nicer truck and you get the kick ass Platinum interior. I like the Pros, but I'd get something more luxurious, they do the same thing, may not look as cool as the Pro, but it can be as capable.
     
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    If you can live with an SR-5 TRD Off-Road 4x4 crew without a lift, you can buy brand new for that price.

    Bear
     
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  25. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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    Yea, that price is not great, but that color is!

    Someone on here has a lifted inferno that is nasty, but I can remember who it is. Big lift big tires
     
  26. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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    Hey Bear,

    ‘I would Love a new one but my Limited Ram has me spoiled so there are options that are deal breakers that only a higher trim level would offer. That being said my max I want to spend is $45 to $47 and I don’t see that getting nav, sunroof etc...
     
  27. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:02 AM
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    Welcome from CO
     
  28. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:25 AM
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    Oh yea, you look around and you can get a platinum for that price, maybe OTD for that price if you look around and have some negotiating skills.
     
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  29. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:55 AM
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  30. Feb 25, 2020 at 9:01 AM
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    Thanks TXRailRoads,

    Both my wife and I were born and raised in Texas. We have family from as far north as Madisonville to as far south as Sante Fe and most in Houston. A big shout out back atcha
     

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