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Trading in ‘15 Tacoma for ‘21 Tundra, solid choice?..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TundraBC, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:05 PM
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    TundraBC

    TundraBC [OP] New Member

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    Hey All, I’m trading in my beloved 2015 Tacoma lots of
    Mods including 3”lift 33”duratracs ect..going to be hard to let go of her lol but THINK I’m making a solid choice in a full size bad ass cement grey crew cab. Looks like the MPG will be slightly worse but a way bigger tank so not overly concerned. Anyone else made the upgrade from Tacoma-Tundra? cheers!...pictures soon ;)
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:34 PM
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    GreatBasinTundra

    GreatBasinTundra New Member

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    I recently made the change from Taco to Tundra. You would be better off selling the Tacoma vs. trade in, if it works for your budget when buying the Tundra. It should be easy. I sold my 2010 in 2 days for $25k. Welcome to the Tundra side, where everything costs more and is harder to get... But just as much fun.
    (Shameless pics of the beloved Taco)8CCC1E6F-79CB-4791-B071-6E11EBEBEF54.jpg
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2021 at 12:14 AM
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    70m4h4wk

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    I just upgraded from my 04 Tacoma Xtra Cab to an 07 DCLB Tundra. The size difference is huge for me, maybe not as much for you, but the extra room inside is definitely a plus.

    Jolene featuring my dog bandit in the driver's seat.
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    The new girl, who really needs a name
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  4. Jan 14, 2021 at 2:53 AM
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    I traded in my 2019 Tacoma DCLB SR5 for a 2020 Tundra DC SR5 TRD OR. Huge different in the driving experience. Absolutely worth the money to me.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2021 at 3:29 AM
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  6. Jan 14, 2021 at 3:54 AM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare Geek in a Tundra

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    Welcome from Wyoming.

    The only thing you lose going from Taco to Tundra is the tight trail ability. Everything else should be an upgrade based on what I've read on here.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:25 AM
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    I had a 2012 Tacoma (TRD Sport) that I really liked...great truck but it had a bouncy ride. Traded that in for a 4Runner and then I bought the Tundra. It’s a huge improvement over that generation of Tacoma. The stock ride is of the Tundra is a night/day improvement over the Tacoma.

    If you go off road the Tacoma is a better choice and if mpg’s are a big concern for you. In my Tacoma I averaged about 20 mpg’s and in my Tundra I average 17.

    IMHO the Tundra (SR5 TRD Offroad)is a much more comfortable than the 5th gen 4Runner, Tacoma, and even the Highlander. My wife makes me take my truck everywhere. That was never the case with the 4Runner or Tacoma especially after I changed the suspension. I am truly impressed with its comfort, power, and maneuverability for being such a large vehicle.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:30 AM
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    YardBird

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    Bakershack

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    Welcome, Mike, from LA (Lower Alabama)!
     
  10. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    smokey0810

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    Went to the dealer last weekend for a parts run. Nicely equipped Tundra was priced only $3k more than a pretty well equipped Taco. $47k vs $50k. Seems like a lot more truck for the $3k. Welcome from West Texas.
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:40 AM
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    I went from a Tacoma to a Tundra, best decision ever.
     
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  12. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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    Well I came from a 4th Gen 4runner, which I still have and son is driving, but the comfort, space and towing ability of the Tundra vs 4Runner is awesome! I love the 4runner, best vehicle I have owned, but it feels cramped and uncomfortable compared to my Tundra. So yes, you will love the Tundra.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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    RainMan_PNW 246 toothpicks...

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    I started in a Tundra back in 2009 after driving 2WD Chevy 1500's for work, so I can't compare.
     
  14. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:07 PM
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    Thanks , sounds like the right choice these trucks are bad ass lol..stay tuned for Saturday’s big decision/pictures..ahah cheers all!
     
  15. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    Any recommendations on a quality 3/2 levelling kit?, going to stick with just a levelling over the full suspension lift I think as I won’t be crawling. Will be looking to put on some 275/70r18 boots as well so any recommendations on those would be awesome!. Thanks again cheers!

    Mike
     
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    Mini beast sold for $400 less than what i bought new 5 years later
     
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    Now tunka is going for more than what i paid toyota trucks keep building equity
     
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