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SOCO Tundra here.....formerly SOCO Taco!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SOCO Tundra, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:47 PM
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    SOCO Tundra

    SOCO Tundra [OP] When do you stop being the FNG?

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    Leer topper, MagnaFlow, TRD CAI, TRD Hvy skid plate, and I want less chrome!
    Okay. So why does one get a '16 Tundra after owning a '16 Taco for 5 months and 9000 miles? Let me explain with this little pic and then some enlightening insight....or dumb guy observations. DSCF0504.jpg DSCF0520.jpg1. That 3.5 won't hunt above 9000 feet and that is the only damn place to find any solitude anymore in Colorado....well you actually have to hit closer to 11000 and the Taco isn't going to cut it.
    2. .....why did my Taco never best 21 mpg for an average month, and the Tundra is making almost 19 with 125 miles on it with the same work drive loop? Trading 2 mpg for 400 lbs of torque and almost 400 HP is a no brain'er.
    3. That little Taco was an Off Road goat. Unladen it pulled 19 mpgs around St Elmo, Tin Cup, Cottonwood pass, etc... I am going out a limb and say the Tundra may not come close? Not worried about it.
    4. The Tundra is the most USA truck on the planet! 75% US parts and non UAW rat labor!? Hell Yeah!
    5. Super White in a Tundra of course.
    6. Can actually climb a grade and not feel like the transmission is on a mission to kill the engine, i.e. the 5.7 just chugs along and the 3.5 drops enough gears to enable a 5K rpm haul up the grade.
    7. I'm thinking a realistic 7000 lb tow at elevation as opposed to a realistic 3000 lb tow at elevation.
    8. I'm getting a little extra this weekend cause the wife loves the Tundra!!!
     
  2. Jul 16, 2016 at 7:56 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan New Member

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    F-ya!!! Welcome.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2016 at 8:04 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    Welcome from CO. You are correct, the higher you get up here much more solitude for sure.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO! Any pix of ur new tundra?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    Welcome from CO.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2016 at 1:45 AM
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    BlueFalconActual

    BlueFalconActual Field Day Inspector Extraordinaire

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    Welcome! Looks like another Taco owner wanted more power.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2016 at 2:10 AM
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    aperezsh

    aperezsh HooYah Murica! Get Some!

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    A little this and that...Broke now
    #8 on your list should be #1!
     
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  8. Jul 17, 2016 at 5:44 AM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Welcome to Tundras!
     
  9. Jul 17, 2016 at 7:04 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Welcome from NW Arkansas!
     
  10. Jul 17, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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    SOCO Tundra

    SOCO Tundra [OP] When do you stop being the FNG?

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    Leer topper, MagnaFlow, TRD CAI, TRD Hvy skid plate, and I want less chrome!
    LOL. Yes #8 to #1.

    Thanks all, and as much as I loved that Taco there is so much more gained with the loss of minimal MPGs. I recall walking around the dealership looking at Tundras while the Taco was in the final moments before delivery and something told me that I should have taken the Tundra then.

    It's all good. Now I can hustle up to elevation without feeling like I am killing the engine or being a safety hazard to others. Guess others don't care about pulling a small grade at 35mph, but there is a honest safety issue there. Mountain passes, narrow roads, etc... are not the place to be under powered. Not too uncommon to see a 1/4 ton pickup being flogged or pulled over due to overheating on any of these passes in Colorado.

    I don't want to be that guy! With the new Tundra, I highly doubt it. Now for the camper axle flip, and larger tires to get back in there a little further.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2016 at 12:13 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome from Burlington, CO!
     
  12. Jul 17, 2016 at 12:34 PM
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    WarEagleSteve

    WarEagleSteve Getting out of Jersey!

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  13. Jul 17, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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    SOCO Tundra

    SOCO Tundra [OP] When do you stop being the FNG?

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    Leer topper, MagnaFlow, TRD CAI, TRD Hvy skid plate, and I want less chrome!
    Thanks everyone. I love the fact that one you get rolling in the Tundra there is little to no transmission work. It settles into speed and lives there.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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    BlueFalconActual

    BlueFalconActual Field Day Inspector Extraordinaire

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    My Dad is a huge Taco fan and thought I made a mistake when I bought a Tundra over the new Tacoma. When he picked up my Tundra from dealership and drove it to his house (Im stationed overseas), he immediately emailed me and told me that he could never own a Tacoma now that he tasted all that room and power.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2016 at 3:46 PM
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    bandit

    bandit New Member

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    Duh Tundra
    Welcome! Unfortunately though the tundra is the second most "full size" USA truck on the planet with it being 76% Domestic parts. The F series fords being the first. Damn fords....They gotta be first in something I suppose.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Welcome from Obx
     
  17. Jul 18, 2016 at 7:21 AM
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    SOCO Tundra

    SOCO Tundra [OP] When do you stop being the FNG?

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    Leer topper, MagnaFlow, TRD CAI, TRD Hvy skid plate, and I want less chrome!
    I fell for the dealer pitch. LOL. 75 or 76% is still pretty impressive considering the global parts sourcing.
     
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  18. Jul 18, 2016 at 7:26 AM
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    SOCO Tundra

    SOCO Tundra [OP] When do you stop being the FNG?

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    Leer topper, MagnaFlow, TRD CAI, TRD Hvy skid plate, and I want less chrome!
    I loved the Taco, but elevation takes it toll on small motors and fast. That is my only complaint about the Taco. If they sold an aftermarket rear end gear set of 3.30s (?) I would have went that route before trading. I bet Toyota will be addressing the Taco 6spd auto and rear end gears in the next year or so. So many complaints about the auto on the Tacomaworld forum. A lower rearend ratio would help the auto a lot.
     
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