1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

TRD Pro Undercarriage Condition After 40 Months in Boston, MA

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by New_DoorDing, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:08 PM
    #1
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    This is just for informative purposes for any current/future Tundra owners who live in areas with heavy salt application during winter months.

    This 16 TRD Pro currently has 22,900 miles and I'm second owner. According to well documented CarFax, the vehicle has been in Boston since it was first sold in December of 2015. All maintenance also shows as being done at same Toyota dealership it was purchased from. Considering the long winters and heavy salt use in the Boston area, I would say this is in pretty good condition.

    What do your undercarriages look like and what conditions has your Tundra seen? Also for how long?

    IMG_1008.jpg
    IMG_1010.jpg
    IMG_1011.jpg
    IMG_1012.jpg
    IMG_1013.jpg
    IMG_1015.jpg
    IMG_1016.jpg
    IMG_1006.jpg
    IMG_1007.jpg
    IMG_1014.jpg
    IMG_1009.jpg
     
  2. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:11 PM
    #2
    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 SLAPPIN' WOOD / MAKIN' DELIVERIES TTC #158

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Member:
    #3487
    Messages:
    33,652
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    The Lone Star State, RGV, TEXAS
    Vehicle:
    2014 CM TSS 4WD SR5 5.7 MGM
    Rough Country 6" lift / 35x12.50R20 Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx/ 20x9 +20 Fuel wheels "Mavericks" (Came with) / S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp (Came with)/ KatSkins seat covers (Came with)/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ 1A-AUTO.com aftermarket tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar/TRD rear sway bar/ Ranch Hand legend grille gaurd/ Nfab nurf bars/ 2019 PRO headlights
    I've seen on here before, the people that live in the northern states on the East coast and West coast using that fluid film, you spray it underneath your undercarriage to prevent corrosion
     
    New_DoorDing [OP] likes this.
  3. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:11 PM
    #3
    MARanger

    MARanger Lost in the woods

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Member:
    #23553
    Messages:
    352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Home of Friendly's Ice Cream
    Vehicle:
    2017 Super White SR5 DC 4X4
    K&N Air Filter, Tonneau Pro cover
    Importance of washing as much as possible and paying for undercarriage wash
     
  4. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:12 PM
    #4
    LT75

    LT75 New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2018
    Member:
    #15633
    Messages:
    563
    Gender:
    Male
    Saint Charles, IL
    Vehicle:
    2018 White Platinum Crewmax
    Icon 3.5/3 lift, 20” KMC XD wheels on 285/65/20’s.
    My TRD tailpipes look like crap as well. But mine are only 6 months old in a Chicago winter.
     
    New_DoorDing [OP] likes this.
  5. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:14 PM
    #5
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    I've heard of it as well but have always underestimated the damage rust can cause. Thank you for reminding me about it. I'm adding it to my to do list. I'm also assuming company that applies bust the existing rust as much as possible before application.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:15 PM
    #6
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    Agreed! I currently get the undercarriage wash every Saturday since purchasing 3 weeks ago. Is that overkill? lol
     
  7. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:17 PM
    #7
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    Yea it seems inevitable. I saw TundraDude34 on Youtube saying the same after he installed the TRD exhaust on his Tundra. Luckily it hasnt rusted through yet. So at least you'll know that going forward
     
  8. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:27 PM
    #8
    MARanger

    MARanger Lost in the woods

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Member:
    #23553
    Messages:
    352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Home of Friendly's Ice Cream
    Vehicle:
    2017 Super White SR5 DC 4X4
    K&N Air Filter, Tonneau Pro cover
    Wonder if the former owner ran through some areas when Boston flooded a few years ago, ocean water will really kill it.
     
    New_DoorDing [OP] likes this.
  9. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:29 PM
    #9
    Alloutdrs1

    Alloutdrs1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Member:
    #6150
    Messages:
    1,257
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Vehicle:
    17' Tundra SR5, 12' Tacoma TRD offroad
    For as much as that TRD exhaust cost, those tailpipes look terrible. Compared to the stock exhaust pipes ahead of them it looks like Toyota is using inferior metal for the TRD exhaust.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:34 PM
    #10
    Philogynist

    Philogynist New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2018
    Member:
    #20149
    Messages:
    38
    Western NY State
    Vehicle:
    2018 Tundra SR5 5.7 DC, TRD OR, TRD Exh, Blazing Blue
    Looks normal and actually not that bad for living in the Northeast.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:37 PM
    #11
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    I doubt it. This is definitely the Bostonian talking in me, but this is pretty good for a vehicle's undercarriage that has been in Boston a little over 4 years. You should see what these winters did to my Dodge charger's undercarriage after only 2 yrs lol. Definitely had rust holes forming. I was here during those coastal floods last winter. They were the worst in 40 years according to news outlets but the only areas that got bad flooding in the Boston city limits were like the North End and waterfront property. But hey you never know, you may be right.
     
    MotoTundra likes this.
  12. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:37 PM
    #12
    Brownsfanhere

    Brownsfanhere New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2019
    Member:
    #24881
    Messages:
    132
    Gender:
    Male
    2015 Crew Max
    Not bad. Go look at a 14’ or 15’ Gm truck. They use a wax or something. Rust buckets. Wax falls off in chunks. Ask me how I know. Nothing to worry about with that truck.
     
    B737 and New_DoorDing [OP] like this.
  13. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:40 PM
    #13
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    I completely agree with you that for the price it should be of better quality. What can you do except inform others
     
  14. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:40 PM
    #14
    MARanger

    MARanger Lost in the woods

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Member:
    #23553
    Messages:
    352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Home of Friendly's Ice Cream
    Vehicle:
    2017 Super White SR5 DC 4X4
    K&N Air Filter, Tonneau Pro cover
    The salt is bad here in Western MA, but you get hit with the ocean air as well, so a double hit to your cars
     
    New_DoorDing [OP] likes this.
  15. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:43 PM
    #15
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
     
  16. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:45 PM
    #16
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    I appreciate the insight. First truck I own so learning as much as I can from others
     
    Brownsfanhere likes this.
  17. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:47 PM
    #17
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    So true! Let's call it quits and move south lol
     
    TheBeast likes this.
  18. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:47 PM
    #18
    Brownsfanhere

    Brownsfanhere New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2019
    Member:
    #24881
    Messages:
    132
    Gender:
    Male
    2015 Crew Max
    Only had my 15’ crew max for about 4 months. I’m learning with you. Great trucks though.
     
    New_DoorDing [OP] likes this.
  19. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:49 PM
    #19
    JoshuaA

    JoshuaA Perpetual Modulator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2017
    Member:
    #11529
    Messages:
    2,278
    Southern Ontario
    On winter days above freezing do this (Ryobi water broom)

     
    panicman and New_DoorDing [OP] like this.
  20. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:52 PM
    #20
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    Nice, CrewMax. Really wanted one. Still have my doubts but I sacrificed the extra space for the TRD pro. I fell for it immediately, just not the price tag on the TRD pro crew max lol.
     
    Brownsfanhere likes this.
  21. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:58 PM
    #21
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    That thing looks awesome. It sure will save me some money. Currently spending 15 dollars a week for the undercarriage car wash.
     
  22. Mar 31, 2019 at 6:04 PM
    #22
    computeruser6

    computeruser6 Climate heretic

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Member:
    #2216
    Messages:
    611
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dirk
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    2008 Regular Cab Tundra
    King 2.5 coilovers Nitto Exo Grapplers
    New_DoorDing [OP] likes this.
  23. Mar 31, 2019 at 6:08 PM
    #23
    Alloutdrs1

    Alloutdrs1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Member:
    #6150
    Messages:
    1,257
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Vehicle:
    17' Tundra SR5, 12' Tacoma TRD offroad
    MotoTundra and New_DoorDing [OP] like this.
  24. Mar 31, 2019 at 6:39 PM
    #24
    831Tun

    831Tun IMA BasTRD

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3549
    Messages:
    9,203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Warren
    Santa Cruz
    Vehicle:
    '16 CM limited
    ADS C/O w/clickers, ADS bypass rear, Icon UCAs, Toytech shackles, chrome delete, Pro grille, TRD dual exhaust dumped, de-badged, black LED tail lights. BHLM w/projectors, 295 70 18 Cooper STT pro on stock rims w/1.25" Spider Tracks. N_Fab bumper w/Baja Design fogs and ditch lights, 13" antenna x, RCI skid, All Pro sliders, ARB compressor
    Ok, no one's mentioned it yet so I'll recommend POR 15. It's a fantastic product and a real mess if you're not careful. If I lived in Boston I would take the time and paint the undercarriage with it.
     
    TheBeast and New_DoorDing [OP] like this.
  25. Mar 31, 2019 at 6:42 PM
    #25
    Watt maker

    Watt maker Keepin' the lights on!

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Member:
    #8415
    Messages:
    4,872
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ronald
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD Pro Tundra DC Cement
    1 of 255
    The NE is absolutely beautiful but the salt on the roads and the salt in the air sure does take a toll on vehicles up there. That's something I probably couldn't live with. The undercarriage doesn't look too bad now but I would try to get off as much surface rust as possible and coat everything with POR-15 or something like that.

    As for the exhaust, I believe the TRD exhaust is advertised as stainless steel but I'm sure it's T-409 and not T-304. T-409 will develop surface rust, especially in the NE, but does at least have more corrosion resistance than steel or aluminized steel. T-409 develops this rust because it has low chromium and just a pinch of nickle in it, whereas T-304 has double the chromium and about 10-12% nickle in it so it is nearly impervious to rust and corrosion. T-409 is a lot cheaper and easier to form so it is usually the go to for vehicle exhaust tubing.
     
  26. Mar 31, 2019 at 6:52 PM
    #26
    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra The Ocho

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Member:
    #8
    Messages:
    7,150
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Don
    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    Great thread OP. I think it that undercarriage looks pretty good.

    Although I am busy with life, so far every winter I have been able to spray my truck with Fluid Film before the roads were salted.

    My truck is a 14' that I bought in November of 2013, so it has 6 harsh Pennsylvania winters under it's belt. After I give it a good spring wash, I plan to post some undercarriage pics in here. Good way to gauge how it is fairing compared to others exposed to the same conditions.
     
    New_DoorDing [OP] likes this.
  27. Mar 31, 2019 at 6:59 PM
    #27
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    Thank you I really appreciate it
     
    MotoTundra likes this.
  28. Mar 31, 2019 at 7:03 PM
    #28
    New_DoorDing

    New_DoorDing [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Member:
    #28358
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Pro DoubleCab
    I just watched a few videos of POR 15. This product has tons of positive reviews. I will definitely consider doing this in the summer
     
    831Tun likes this.
  29. Mar 31, 2019 at 7:27 PM
    #29
    831Tun

    831Tun IMA BasTRD

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Member:
    #3549
    Messages:
    9,203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Warren
    Santa Cruz
    Vehicle:
    '16 CM limited
    ADS C/O w/clickers, ADS bypass rear, Icon UCAs, Toytech shackles, chrome delete, Pro grille, TRD dual exhaust dumped, de-badged, black LED tail lights. BHLM w/projectors, 295 70 18 Cooper STT pro on stock rims w/1.25" Spider Tracks. N_Fab bumper w/Baja Design fogs and ditch lights, 13" antenna x, RCI skid, All Pro sliders, ARB compressor
    I used it, 8 or so years ago, on a boat trailer that lives at the harbor and has a salty boat put on it every week. I'm absolutely amazed how well it's held up.
     
    TheBeast and New_DoorDing [OP] like this.
  30. Mar 31, 2019 at 7:41 PM
    #30
    matrdguy

    matrdguy New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2019
    Member:
    #26524
    Messages:
    137
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Pete
    Western MA
    Vehicle:
    MGM 2016 Tundra Platinum 1794 Edition
    18" TRD Wheels, Falken Wildpeak AT3 275 75 18, Westin Bed Rug with Linex, Window Vents, TRD Sway Bar, Bilstein 6112/5100 CB +3 shackels, CB Shims, Chrome Tailgate Letters. More To Come....
    I'm gonna go the POR route this spring / Summer... I have 3 Yotas I have to take care of.. Even if I can just get the frames doen I will be happy..
    Western MA is bad, but I use to drive to the N Shore for work... so I got hit double ocean air and MA Pike salted roads
     
    831Tun and New_DoorDing [OP] like this.

Products Discussed in

To Top