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SR vs Upper Trims - Road Noise and Other Gotchas?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by AverageJoe, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. Apr 15, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    AverageJoe

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    Looking at used/new Tundras and noticed decent price differential on Work Truck/SR models (not SR5) and curious if they reduced sound deadener at all on interior or cheapened out in other places on the SR. Any SR owners or people really familiar with them that can attest to road noise difference. Would be my primary truck and it appears can buy a new one for the price of a used SR5, etc.

    My biggest issue with them is the smaller tank but for the price differential can put in a transferflow 46 gallon once warranty expires and still come out way ahead
     
  2. Apr 15, 2021 at 9:32 AM
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    Do not believe they reduced sound deadener, but the SR is the budget model with fewer features. Tundra's dont have great sound deadener anyway, ton of folks add more especially when they do any work to the stereo system, which also sucks.

    If you plan to modify the truck a SR can be a great fit, as you will be swapping in what you like to make it yours.
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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    I bought a SR, new no regrets. I wanted double cab 4x4 5.7 and I’m not big on options. The plus is only has 4x4 emblem, which I plasti dipped and no chrome!
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
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    Sound deaden material is the same for all models tundra. Sr is the way to go if you do not mind buying parts and making it your own. Just order trd pro headlights, foglights, intermediated wiper switch, color match grill surround and bulge and you are good to go. Great thing about SR is no CHROME DELETE is needed...everything is black (interiors, side mirrors, door handles, front and rear bumpers are black). BAD thing about SR is no key FOB. That can be solved by installing Compustar..now I have 3 miles remote start and alarm system with 2 way remote. Also get SR model with vinyl seats...you will not regret it...feels like leather without maintenance of leather.
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    This is as much sound insulation as any of the trims of a double cab have... it's appalling to say the least
    [​IMG]

    Mine is a SR5 SX package, so I also had the baby tank, which was swapped out with a Long Range America 46 gallon tank.
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:21 AM
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    Biggest difference I know is the fuel tank. SR's/bench seat tundra's have 26 gallon tank as opposed to the 38 gallon tank.

    Sorry, now see it in your original post!:facepalm:
     
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  7. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    SR with fabric seats you get keyless entry.
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:43 AM
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    I see. So SR with vinyl seats you get no key FOB.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:54 AM
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    My SR has the Fob.
    Many dont have power windows either?
     
  10. Apr 16, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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    I have an SR with cloth seats and it came with key-less entry. Mine is a 2019 with the 4.6L engine and 4x4. I love it. I have upgraded the hell out of it. Is great!!!

    -leather interiors
    -sunroof
    -LED foglights
    -Stereo with wireless Carplay
    -Center Console
    -LED Headlight bulbs
    -4.88 gears
    -Tonneau Cover



    on and on and on........

    6A793F07-5EBD-4DEB-83AB-824A740B0625.jpg
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  11. Apr 16, 2021 at 12:44 PM
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    Truck looks awesome! What fender flares are those? It was hard for me to find an SR in black with vinyl seats.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2021 at 12:50 PM
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    Not sure. But all 2020 and 2021 has power windows.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2021 at 12:52 PM
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    Thanks! The fender flares are the Bushwackers OEM type.
     
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    I think the big one that was alluded to above is that the SR doesn't have intermittent windshield wipers.
     
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    But also the most simple to change!
     
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    SR5's only get the big tank with certain options, my SR5 doesn't have the bench seat, but also came with the baby tank
     
  17. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    Forgot to come back here and say thank you to everyone for their input. Ended up getting a new 2021 DC 4WD SR in early May.

    Edit: Add SR
     
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    Nice! Enjoy the truck. I had a 2019 SR that I modded quite a bit, flipped it for a 2021 SR5 because I got a great offer on my 2019 and wanted the 38 gallon fuel tank. It was a great truck.
     
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    Congrats on the new truck!
     
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    Love my SR. I believe the only differences between it and the SR5 are minor convenience options such as fog lights, more wiper settings, slightly smaller touch screen, etc.
     
  21. Jun 9, 2021 at 8:18 AM
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    So maybe mention which trim you ended up with in the end????
     
  22. Jun 9, 2021 at 8:19 AM
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    That might have helped, edited and added SR
     
  23. Jun 9, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    Sweet!
    I love mine too and really prefer the already de-chromed overall build of them for sure!

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  24. Jun 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    17E4D8C0-F740-4121-BA92-2E3BA1751493.jpg You won’t regret it I got my SR new back in 18 out the door for 29 and then built it the way I wanted. When it was finished I was still thousands under the SR5 model. I’ve never bought a vehicle loaded out with everything there’s a lot of stuff on them I wouldn’t use and can’t see spending 7-8 thousand more for just one or two options I like when it’s cheaper to add what I’ll use. Some of my favorite add ons were the intermittent wipers (a must) oem under seat storage box and the drivers side handle. I’ve always changed tires on every truck I’ve had to mud terrains because oem tires are always too small and not aggressive enough for me.
    Good luck on setting yours up.
     
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