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Taco to Tundra

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Tundra280AI, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Aug 9, 2016 at 8:15 PM
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    Tundra280AI

    Tundra280AI [OP] New Member

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    Had a great 2015 TRD Sport with JBL but just wanted a full size with more power. Test drove the 16 Taco last year and just wasn't impressed, like the 4.0 more. Got it at almost $5k off for $30,200 and traded it in for $29k a year later.

    Bought the 2016 CrewMax 1794, what an upgrade! Got it for $6100 off, will need it for the gas milage. So far, been on a road trip, my worst tank was 15.9 and best 21.7 and average 18.8. That's about 3/4 highway but did have a bit of city stop and go. Yes I try to be easy on the gas. Averaging 67 according to the truck from Boise to Salt Lake I averaged 20.5 (hand calculated) but admittedly was with a 15ish mph tailwind.

    Have noticed the truck indicates about 1mpg more than my phone app/hand calculating. Every time.

    Love the power

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  2. Aug 9, 2016 at 8:20 PM
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    Sean266

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    Welcome and congrats!
     
  3. Aug 9, 2016 at 9:39 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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  4. Aug 10, 2016 at 3:13 AM
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    Hammerhead

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    Welcome from northern ny. I also traded in a 15 taco for a 16 tundra.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2016 at 4:19 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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  6. Aug 10, 2016 at 4:42 AM
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    fuguchan

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    Welcome from Southern Maryland.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:16 AM
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    SOCO Tundra

    SOCO Tundra When do you stop being the FNG?

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    Seems like a not to uncommon theme, the Taco to Tundra. I'm guilty.

    How many Tundra guys leave for a Taco? HAHA, I just got my own unintended joke.

    I bet quite a few.
     
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  8. Aug 10, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    I keep seeing all these threads "taco to tundra" and just have this image in my head of some crazy woman throwing a soft shell taco at a guys truck.
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2016 at 8:37 AM
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    marlinmonty

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    Is that a 4x4 ? Great mileage .
     
  10. Aug 10, 2016 at 2:41 PM
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    Tundra280AI

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    I'd never get a 2wd truck. I always get better than advertised, overall. The 2011 Ranger averaged 19.5, 2013 Taco (identical to the 2015 - sold it due to moving to Germany) averaged 19. Forgot what I got overall in the Camry I bought for Germany bit do remember 37mpg @ 75mph. 2015 Taco averaged 20.5ish - forgot what exactly. And the Tundra 18.85 Thanks to a lot of highway miles.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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    JAMES

    JAMES COLORADO TUNDRA

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    Welcome to the site, and to our exclusive club, "Taco to Tundra".
     
  12. Aug 15, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    Tundrazy

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    I bought a Taco last year, but I just couldn't part with my Tundra, so now I have the best of both worlds. The Tacoma is an awesome commuter, but more often than not I am pulling something behind the Tundra to go play on the weekends.
     
  13. Sep 28, 2016 at 5:37 PM
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    Tundra280AI

    Tundra280AI [OP] New Member

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    Took a gamble, just hate all that chrome up front. Plasti dip

    Think I'll order the door handles and mirror caps in flat black.

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  14. Sep 29, 2016 at 10:32 AM
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    Stumpjumper

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    I am planning to do the same thing. TRD PRO double cab so I am anticipating having to order. I just cannot deal with that chrome grill. I will price a SR5 at the same time just to understand the difference. I am not fond of leather but I really like the seats in the PRO. My problem right now is I am getting the itch about 3 years ahead of my plan. Plan is to go at least 1 year with no payment on the Tacoma. Plus I have 4 Cooper ST Maxx's sitting in the garage ready to go. Doubt I will sell the Tacoma for a while once I put them on. I am not interested in the Limited or 1794 so I have not looked at the specs. Does the 1794 pkg. include the 5.7?

    Baja.jpg
     
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  15. Sep 29, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome!
     
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