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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Snowpups, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Oct 5, 2015 at 2:14 PM
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    Snowpups

    Snowpups [OP] New Member

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    Hi,

    I've got a 2007 Tundra 4x4 Crewmax LTD. 200500km on the clock.

    I love my truck and would like to continue using it for the next 5 years at least, since it's paid for and still running good.

    I live in Alberta, Canada.

    However, what service items/or upgrades should I consider that will extend the life of my truck.
    I had the gearbox replaced under warranty on 98000km (with a reman unit) and there is a weird vibration from the drivetrain which I'm going to have checked out right away. I'm thinking propshaft...

    I think it might be worth my while to spend money upgrading the shocks, doing all the pipes that might have wear and tear on them, but I'm not sure what else to consider.

    Or do I consider buying a new truck?

    Your advise would be appreciated.


    Regards,
     
  2. Oct 5, 2015 at 2:42 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome! 98,000 km is only 60,894 miles. That is low for a 2007. It is definitely worth keeping unless you want to upgrade to a 3rd Gen.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Agreed. My 07 has 61K+. Next to nothing.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    Check out ToyTec for OME suspension. Resonably priced. Get the Auto Tranny fluid changed. Definitely get the drive train check up. I've been thru Alberta driving down from AK in 2012. As I recall not much salt is used in winter on the roads in your area. Check your frame and other exposed parts to be sure. As far as pipes. Do what you can get away with, to keep the RMCP off your ass. heh heh


    (Alberta is a large province to say the least. What part u from?)
     
  5. Oct 5, 2015 at 9:33 PM
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    bobeast

    bobeast really old member

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    - Bull Bar, - HID Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards, - Headlight leveling retrofit - P1 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall. - 3/1 leveling kit - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling, - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock (soon) - Remote Tailgate mod (soon) - LED Headlights (soon) - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit
    You're truck is barely broken in. I'd get the vibration issue solved, then get your 60k mile service done per Toyota recommendations, and drive on.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2015 at 4:38 AM
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    Jack Burton

    Jack Burton Jorts Rule!

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    Actually, he has 124K miles on it.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2015 at 5:08 AM
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    csuviper

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  8. Oct 6, 2015 at 5:10 AM
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    csuviper

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    Oh oops i was using the wrong number above. His mileage is 200,500 km = 124,584.924 miles
     
  9. Oct 6, 2015 at 5:27 AM
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    Jack Burton

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  10. Oct 6, 2015 at 7:01 AM
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    chphilo

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    I say keep it. All the issue you mentioned seems to be easily resolvable. Wear and tear items belong to regular maintenance. 125k miles is nothing.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2015 at 8:38 AM
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    bobeast really old member

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    oops. My mistake. ok, so maybe it IS broken in :).
     
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