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Thinking of changing from 06 Tacoma to 06/07 Tundra

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by perl, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Feb 28, 2020 at 6:09 PM
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    I have a 2006 Quad cab Tacoma 4.0(122k miles) and would like a bit more space, and a bit more power for towing. I am looking at 2006 Tundra Quad Cab 4.7 and 2007 Ext cab Tundra 4.7/ 5.7. Prices of the 2006 are only about $1000-1500 lower than the similar miles 2007. I am looking at trucks with 120k-140k miles. I actually like the size of the 2006 better. But I am conflicted. Pros and cons please.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2020 at 6:23 PM
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    2006 to 2007 is a HUGE step up in size. 06 Tundras are like the same size as modern day Tacomas, but 07+ tundras are just big ole whale that's hard for me to park. That's the reason i went with a regular cab (single cab) short bed.

    Drive both and see, but if i were you i'd just bite the bullet and go for the 5.7 2007+ Tundras. Engine has been proven to last as long as the 4.7 and providing more power, less maintenance, and more gas efficient.
     
  3. Feb 29, 2020 at 6:43 AM
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    If you're trying to tow I would say 07+. They also have a lot more parts available considering 07 to current is same chassis, engine and suspension. I think the first gen is starting to get a bit dated now but if you want tacoma size with v8 i guess the first gen is the way to go.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    I went from a 2009 Tacoma to a 2010 Tundra for those exact same reasons. Drive it everyday in Atlanta and have zero regrets.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2020 at 2:33 PM
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    Dirt Dawg

    Dirt Dawg "It'd be a lot cooler if you did"

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    They added the VVTi system in 05 which improved driveability and gave it that bump in power.


    Having had several 4.7s, the 5.7 is no comparison. So much more power. The only drawback is the air pumps and a little added complexity. If you can handle the size, the 5.7 is worth it.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    Thanks for all the replies. I bought a beautiful white 2011 4.6 in great shape. Looking forward to more posts.
     
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