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Potential Tundra purchase

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by markusarealuis, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Apr 1, 2015 at 7:45 AM
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    markusarealuis

    markusarealuis [OP] New Member

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    Hello all,

    I currently own a 2012 Tacoma TRD Sport truck. While I love the truck, I find myself looking for more room and more HP. I am in the market for a 4x4 Tundra and have started doing my research on how I would like to make it look after the purchase - btw, you guys have some super nice trucks on here. I am looking at the double cab option and would really like the limited edition truck. I am not a rock crawler, but I would like to have it lifted slightly, with some nice trail tires and rims, front bumper (smitty or otherwise), some type of collapsible canvas/tent camper, train horn ;). I may never be able to take it off-roading, but I would like to be able to retrieve my motorcycle from remote places in case of a breakdown, and I would like to use it as my adventure type vehicle tackling light fire roads and some Colorado passes possibly. This would be my daily driver so I need to keep it simple.

    I have some of questions for you guys if you don't mind my ignorance. 1.) Should I buy used, low mileage or take advantage of the 0% financing on new? 2.) Can a novice do a slight lift and bumper install working solo? 3.) What are the biggest tires I can put on it with a two inch lift, without trimming fender wells or rubbing? 4.) I would like to be able to stuff it into my garage without worrying about it hitting garage door opener, I do not have the truck yet, but I have taken measurements based on the brochure and it looks like I can squeeze it in with a 2-3 inch lift, do any of you guys have some suggestions regarding height with bigger tires and 2"-3" inch lift?

    Thank you for any guidance on the Tundra.
     
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  2. Apr 1, 2015 at 1:12 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    1. That is up to you. Used are good with low mileage. That is what i did. New interior is awesome in the 14+.
    2. Yes on the lift up to 3.5". It is either a spacer or a new longer strut/coilover which only involves removing the lower control arm, steering arm and sway bar to get it in and out.
    Bumper can be done but may be a little tricky because of the weight and size. Shouldnt be that difficult of an install though.
    3. ~32" https://www.tundras.com/threads/official-tundra-wheel-and-tire-setups-pics-and-info.95/
    • 18″ rims: 275/70 R18 – One inch taller but same width as factory.
    • 18″ rims: 285/70 R18 – 4/10ths wider and 1.7 inches taller than factory. Trimming may be necessary.
    • 18″ rims: 295/65 R18 – 1 inch taller, 8/10ths wider than factory. Trimming is probably needed due to width.
    • 20″ rims: 285/60 R20 – 4/10ths wider and 1.5 inches taller than factory.
    4. Should be ok with up to 3.5" with a standard garage. https://www.tundras.com/threads/suspension-lift-height-measurements-with-visual-guide.354/
     
  3. Apr 19, 2015 at 12:47 PM
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    atrinh15

    atrinh15 New Member

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    Ready lift 3/2 Fuel Mavericks 22x9.5 Nitti Terra Grappler G2 - 285/55/22 K/N air filter TRD sway bar SS Fisher plow Mesh grill painted to match Rear bumper painted white
    Nothing wrong with used. Dont pay the out the dealer door cost getting used. But some people like knowing there the only who drove the beauty. Make sure you add for the tire difference plus the lift like csuviper said.
     
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