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Sr5 safety package thoughts?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Truckie453, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Apr 24, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    Can anyone comment on the SR5 Safety package? Is it worth it? Opinions please... Thanks.
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  2. Apr 24, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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    I didn't know parking sensors came on SR5's. Depending on price, it may be worth it just to get the color matched rear bumper. All the other stuff I can live without.
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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    I use the blind spot monitoring all the time. I don't rely on it, but it's a nice built in extra safety feature.

    I keep my parking sensors off. I back into my garage every time and it goes nuts.
     
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  4. May 5, 2016 at 4:28 AM
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    Thanks guys. Does anyone know if the tow mirrors have blind spot monitoring? Or is that only available with the standard mirrors?
     
  5. May 5, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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    When I order my Limited with tow mirrors I was told I that BSM was not compatible. I ordered my truck without the convenience package that included parking assist/BSM in favor of the tow mirrors. I had parking assist on my Titan and got tired of the thing beeping at me for no reason. Not sure if the Tundra version is better.
     
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  6. May 5, 2016 at 6:08 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Do you feel the tow mirrors are that much better? Do you tow often? I'm thinking about the tundra for towing a small camper periodically.
     
  7. May 5, 2016 at 6:29 PM
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    I have a SR5 TRD package that came with park assist sonar which I use periodically. I did swap the OEM mirrors to the tow mirrors. Much better for backing up. Extremely happy with the tow mirrors.
     
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  8. May 5, 2016 at 8:07 PM
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    I live in the city and for day to day parking lot, drive thru, car banking kind of stuff I miss the small mirrors. They fit in small spaces much better and I don't feel I need to fold them when I park on the street. For expressway & highway driving I really like the tow mirrors even without a trailer.

    I do tow a lot, mostly boats. I don't need the extra length on most of them and I don't know that I will even need to extend them. For backing a trailer having a flat mirror passenger side is really nice. For changing lanes toward the passenger side with a trailer, having a flat mirror to judge distance is also really nice. I am looking forward to having the tow mirrors during duck season when I often back trailers in the dark. I find it especially hard to see out of the standard curved passenger mirror in the dark.
     
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  9. May 5, 2016 at 8:27 PM
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    Thank you for your insight. I am definitely leaning towards the tow mirrors, I just wish dealers by me had trucks with them installed...
     
  10. May 6, 2016 at 6:09 AM
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    I shopped both online and in person with a dealer I have used before. My list of must haves included tow mirrors and most dealers offered to install a set on units that were close to what I wanted they had on the lot. I ended up ordering a truck to get everything on my list that Toyota would sell me. It took a little over a month to get it but I think it was worth the wait.
     
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  11. May 6, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    Thank you again!
     
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