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Studying while I'm Shopping for a Gen2?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Don in Michigan, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Sep 9, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    Don in Michigan

    Don in Michigan [OP] New Member

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    Hello, all.
    I've finally come toward the end of my Ridgeline's useful life to me (300k), and am looking to up-size. I've had my Toyota experience with my wife's 2008 4Runner Limited V8, and we just purchased her a 2016 Tacoma Offroad Double Cab. Now I'm driving the 4Runner until I can settle on just the right Tundra. I'm thinking that I want a Gen 2 due to the balance of age and cost (under $20k), although I wouldn't be opposed to going to Gen 1 or Gen 3 if there is a compelling argument in either of those directions.
    Being in Michigan, I definitely want 4x4, and would like to get leather, but that's not a deal breaker. As far as which engine, I haven't figured out yet what the advantages/disadvantages are, or if the 5.7 is the only way to go. I will tow a travel trailer, and my current trailer is sub 6000 lbs, but might upgrade down the road.
    Thanks, and I'll just be wandering around and reading, hopefully before I post any dumb questions.
    Don
     
  2. Sep 9, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover

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    Welcome from NY.
    Good luck with your search.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    Pinay

    Pinay Ultimate Grand Supreme Member Staff Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  4. Sep 9, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    robz

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    Welcome!...You can find a Gen 3 in the mid 20's you will have to do extensive search though and perhaps travel a bit to find it.
    Mostly the interior updates is what made me go for the Gen 3.
     
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  5. Sep 9, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    TXRailRoads73

    TXRailRoads73 CHOO CHOO MOTHERPHACAZZZ!

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    And welcome from

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  6. Sep 9, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    Trooper2

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    Welcome from TX!
     
  7. Sep 9, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 Toyota SUPER WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    Welcome from NC! 5.7 is the way to go!
     
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  8. Sep 9, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Winning8

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    Welcome from da bay
     
  9. Sep 9, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Homie don't play that

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    Welcome from CO
     
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  10. Sep 9, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    OR18TRD

    OR18TRD Pândâ Crüe I Know Super Secret Elite Member #1

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    Suspension: front- Bilsein 6112 set at 1.9”; Rear- bilstein 5160 with maxtrac 1” shackel. Wheels: Method MR308 roost wheels 18x9” +18 offset. Tires: 275/70/18 Goodyear wrangler DuraTrac’s Removed front mudflaps and moved front wheel well liner forward. Bakflip MX4 Tonneau cover Line-x premium bed liner aFe CAI Rear differential breather moved behind taillight Debadged Windows tinted 20% ESP locking long box rear seat storage OEM all weather mats 6 3/4” antenna Coverking leather rear seat cover
    Welcome fellow enthusiast :hattip:
     
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  11. Sep 10, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    Larmand

    Larmand Super Secret Elite Member #6

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  12. Sep 10, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    scpete24

    scpete24 Dude

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    Welcome, do not get the 4.6 if you plan on towing especially if possible upgrade. You'll never say I wish I got the smaller engine... :cheers:
     
  13. Sep 10, 2019 at 4:08 PM
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    snivilous

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    5.7, the 4.6 doesn't gain you anything besides an engine that is harder to find parts and has no aftermarket support. There's a considerable price jump between 2 and 3. If you don't plan on doing a lot of towing I would seriously consider a 1st gen. The 2nd gen has a ton of annoying quirks I found that I'm only finally getting fixed. The transmission shifting is horrible, it can't hold a gear to save it's life and you'll be in cruise control and go through 3 gears because you glanced at a hill, the seat belt chimes forever if you have something in the passenger seat, the throttle is jerky and inconsistent, etc. My dad's 2005 felt a lot more refined than my 2008, to the point I considered selling it for awhile, and I got it purely for the larger engine for towing cars around. All food for thought. I bought mine at 180k for $15k with no issues. At 220k now and added a supercharger and Kings and tuned it and went in with techstream and changed stuff and finally it's fun to drive imo. Point being, imo, I'd be open to any generation.
     

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