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Soon to be a Tundra owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tomsinamerica, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Jul 20, 2016 at 6:15 AM
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    tomsinamerica

    tomsinamerica [OP] New Member

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    Hello...

    Just thought i'd introduce myself - wifey & I decided that we needed a truck as things were getting a little busy in our 4runner when we would head to the beach with dog, camping & kitesurfing gear.

    To my surprise though, I thought i would have to trade my 4R in for the truck which would bother me a little, that thing is awesome, instead, wifey wants the 4R and is willing to give up her G37 coupe for me to get the truck. I gotta admit, i love her a little more because of that.

    Anyway, we're in Central NC, spend as many weekends as possible in some remote part of the outer banks or in the mountains exploring waterfalls and hiking trails!
     
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  2. Jul 20, 2016 at 6:20 AM
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    frogger #teamjapotruck

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    Welcome and good luck on your purchase. Are you gonna go single, double or crew cab?
     
  3. Jul 20, 2016 at 6:29 AM
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    tomsinamerica

    tomsinamerica [OP] New Member

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    Thank you! Having owned a couple F-150s and a couple of 4Rs, this will combine the best of both worlds, Trucks with Toyota quality

    As for cab size, it's TBD - Double is favorite at the moment for me... more bed room for toys
    Wifey prefers Crew - despite the fact we have no children, she claims it would be easier to put a baby into the back seat with all that room...

    I guess whichever i can get the best deal on, not necessarily the cheapest, just a good deal
     
  4. Jul 20, 2016 at 6:34 AM
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    frogger #teamjapotruck

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    I have a double cab and my son was very easy to get in and out when he was a baby. He's 7 now and he just jumps right in. Plenty of leg room for him and adults. Don't let the slightly smaller rear door fool ya. Plus you get more bed room than you do on the crew max. My dad has a 2011 crew max and his bed space is sacrificed for the limo seat. :anonymous:
     
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  5. Jul 20, 2016 at 7:06 AM
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    Sean266

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    Welcome from CO! I had the DC (sold to @JC303) and I picked up a CM with a few extra goodies.
    Personally, I hated the room in the rear with a child car seat. If you're tall and thinner build, it'll be easier for you. I can't grow taller so I chose to grow wider haha.

    Check out my build and some other fantastic ones here for some ideas!
     
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  6. Jul 20, 2016 at 7:09 AM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Welcome from CO. I definitely like having a 6.5' bed. Especially if I ever want to get a decent size camper at some point.
     
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  7. Jul 20, 2016 at 7:11 AM
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    tomsinamerica [OP] New Member

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    Hey Sean - tall here and def wouldn't describe myself as thin build... DC is winning at the moment. a) we don't have kids (yet) b) rarely do people wish they had less bed storage.

    As for the mods - yes.. I can't wait to go down that path. I just spent the last 5 years building a 67 camaro and since i finished it a while back, I'm starting to offer to work on other people's cars as I just love that kinda stuff. Getting excited to build the Tundra to handle whatever we can throw at it sand dune-wise without getting stuck. We had some scary moments in the 4R but so far, never needed a tow out
     
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  8. Jul 20, 2016 at 7:30 AM
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    Tell the wife not to worry. I have a double cab and I have 3 small kids (2 toddlers and a baby) and I can fit all three carseats in the backseat.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2016 at 7:32 AM
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    tomsinamerica [OP] New Member

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    no way on this earth will i tell her that - but thank you - it would just give her ideas that I might be open to 3 kids.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2016 at 7:36 AM
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    Any pix of the 67' Camaro?! :drool:
     
  11. Jul 20, 2016 at 7:49 AM
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    matluth Fish On!

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    Too bad Toyota does offer a 6.5' bed CMax. It would be a pretty good size truck. Toyota would certainly sell a lot of them. A CMax with a 8' bed would be sick.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2016 at 8:04 AM
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    - Bull Bar, - HID Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards, - Headlight leveling retrofit - P1 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall. - 3/1 leveling kit - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling, - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock (soon) - Remote Tailgate mod (soon) - LED Headlights (soon) - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit

    It sounds like you are about to be pregnant. You just don't know it yet.
     
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  13. Jul 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM
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    tomsinamerica [OP] New Member

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    let's see if i can make this work?

    TGC1.jpg
     
  14. Jul 20, 2016 at 8:11 AM
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    frogger #teamjapotruck

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    That's nice
     
  15. Jul 20, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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    Thank you - it's fun for sure and was a labor of love. Pretty much every nut, bolt, drop of paint, stitch of upholstery and so on was done by my hand. No, it's not perfect, but I like it!
     
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  16. Jul 20, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    Welcome from South La!!
    Personally I love my DC. I do use the bed more than I do the backseat, plus the added bonus of under seat storage!! (Newer CMs can have this mod done though) I've fit 5 adults comfortably in the back, plenty of room without sacrificing bed length.
    Although, later on when the wife and I start trying for kids, we'll most likely get a CM just cause.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    SEXY!! Would love to go for a drive in that!
     
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  18. Jul 20, 2016 at 9:36 AM
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    Hold on a minute, how'd you fit "5 adults comfortably in the back"? There's only 3 seat belts.
     
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  19. Jul 20, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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    Let me know if you know anyone interested in a 1964 falcon
     
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  20. Jul 20, 2016 at 11:58 AM
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    With how often I travel and haul....I do prefer the crewmax rather than the double. The extra interior room is a nice piece of mind and more than makes up for the lack of bed space.
     
  21. Jul 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    Doy I meant in the whole truck. 3 in the back 2 in the front. My mistake. :anonymous:

    Hmmmm or I could argue that the 3 adults I got back there had the combined body mass equivalent to 5 adults.......which they just about did! LOL
     
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  22. Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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    Welcome from Virginia Beach...nice car!
     
  23. Jul 20, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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    W 3kids that's why I opted for the column shift w the jump seat, as long as my kids aren't like dad they will have friends one day and I may allow one of them to ride inside the CM
     
  24. Jul 23, 2016 at 12:42 PM
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    tomsinamerica [OP] New Member

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    well... i just signed the paperwork on a 2016 DC limited in white with black interior - I pick it up on monday when then banks are open and i can get my check. Excited about getting back into a truck - excited about the blank canvas of possibilities - not that excited about paying for them though :( I'll post a pic or two when i pick it up although it looks exactly like all the other white DCs do so not that interesting!
     
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  25. Jul 23, 2016 at 1:43 PM
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    Congratulations on choosing! I know it was a tough decision choosing model/ color etc., but that's behind you now.

    Time to celebrate!!
     
  26. Jul 23, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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    tomsinamerica [OP] New Member

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    ha, thanks, i'm a tightass... after spending that much, i'll need a few beers before i'm celebrating!
     
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  27. Jul 23, 2016 at 2:21 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome from eastern CO! All of my friends have crew cabs of various make, so I caught hell for buying an "extended cab" for awhile. Then when a few of them piled into the back seat they had nothing to complain about ha.

    You'll absolutely love that pickup. I've given mine a fair workout from time to time and she keeps coming back for more!
     
  28. Jul 23, 2016 at 2:26 PM
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    No problemo,

    Come on over to the bar and share a little!

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/beer-b-s-thread.2342/page-19
     
  29. Jul 23, 2016 at 2:35 PM
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    tomsinamerica [OP] New Member

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    Hey Zach,

    I agree - crews are nice for the backseat but it's rare i'd ever sit there and i really wanted the bed space for toys. I've got a surfboard that won't fit in the crew bed but will sit nicely in the DC bed and is locked away under a tri-fold tonneau. Given that i plan to keep on buying more toys, bed space was more important than occasional passenger comfort... the most likely passengers are the outlaw family - and who really cares about them anyway?

     
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