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Wanna be in a Tundra

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tundrago, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Jul 24, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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    Tundrago

    Tundrago [OP] New Member

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    Hello from Nashville!
    After looking at way too many trucks and wondering about real world MPG I want a Tundra! I need a Tundra! We will be pulling a small camper and I do side work as a handyman. I was eyeballing a Manual shift Tacoma but I don't think they can pull up and down the Mountains of Eastern Tennessee the way I drive. I have visions of doing some light overlanding and enjoying this truck out doors. Before I ask too many questions I will be all over the forums for a while. The biggest question I have is which color! They all look good! I'm in no hurry to purchase so I will take my time in figuring out if I want to do the TRD package or get a SR5 4x4 and start to modify it. The wife will have to drive it on rare occasions so I will be looking to get Parking monitors as well. I'm excited!
     
  2. Jul 24, 2017 at 6:09 PM
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    porkitt

    porkitt New Member

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  3. Jul 24, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Welcome from Memphis!

    You'll love it!! And you're right, all the colors look amazing!!
     
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  4. Jul 24, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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    Welcome from Colorado. Color is an easy decision. White. It's the fastest color LOL.

    Seriously tho, any color Tundra is awesome.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    kenomouth64

    kenomouth64 New Member

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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    I would say stick with a lighter color, for the following reasons:
    Handy-man work = scratches/dents/dings
    Overlanding = scratches/dents/dings

    In my experience lighter colors tend to hide those things better. Though blue sure does look nice... Also I would just go with a Sr5 4x4. You do not get much with the TRD package (that is coming from someone who has the TRD package).
     
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  6. Jul 24, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    big_jarv

    big_jarv New Member

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    Welcome!
    If you're on the fence between a Tacoma and Tundra I'd vote for the Tundra.

    I've only had my Tundra for about 500 miles and from what I can see I'm getting 12.5 mpgs which is only about 1.5 mpg less than the Tacoma. Granted I had a pro. I don't tow but it's worth it to have the extra power.

    Also check out fuelly.com to see what others are getting.
     
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  7. Jul 24, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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    bobeast

    bobeast really old member

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    - Bull Bar - LED Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards - Headlight leveling retrofit - P3 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall - Bilstein 5100 x4, top setting with 2 shims per side - Coach builder +2 rear shackles w/carrier bearing drop - 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 - Remote Tailgate mod - LED Headlights - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit - 25% front tint - Bizon electric tonneau cover - Power folding tow mirror upgrade - 2010+ leveling Headlight mod - Auto-fold mirror mod. - one-touch lane changer mod - Flash to open garage opener mod - Rigid H/L fog light upgrade - Pushbutton / Remote start mod.
    Barcelona Red Metallic is clearly the sexiest color.
     
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  8. Jul 24, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    Metro14536

    Metro14536 New Member

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    After 6000 miles on my 2017 1794 I'm getting 16.7 mpg...pretty damn good for this 5.7L
    About the color.....it can be any color, as long as its white....
    :rofl::bananadance::amen::burnrubber:
     
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  9. Jul 24, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO!
     
  10. Jul 25, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL AND THE TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Bienvenidos de Tejas!
     
  11. Jul 25, 2017 at 7:53 AM
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    Viper3G

    Viper3G Why isn't work more like this?

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    Welcome from CA!
     
  12. Jul 25, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    Welcome from CO. My 07 has the discontinued Slate Metallic which is pretty close to MGM. Love the color but scratches are a PITA. If I were buying new...................WHITE..............
     
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  13. Jul 25, 2017 at 8:25 AM
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    BlueFalconActual

    BlueFalconActual Field Day Inspector Extraordinaire

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    Just drove from San Diego and back and got 18.8. I drove from North Idaho to Palm Springs last year with it loaded with a large dresser, passengers and luggage and still got right at 18 and thats including a few pretty steep mountain passes.
     
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  14. Jul 25, 2017 at 9:09 AM
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    Scpringle

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    running boards , TRD sway bar and tundra 08 SR5 wheels. FRACmod, pop&lock and backup sensors installed .
    welcome from Jackson MS( Nashville transplant ) go with Brilliant Red
     
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  15. Jul 25, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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    joonbug

    joonbug bacon

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    white- fleet truck
    black- gets too dirty
    red- looks pink on my computer
    blue- sad
    inferno- attracts too much attention
    quicksand- you might lose your truck in the desert
    cement- costs too much
    grey- second best color but pinstripes show too much
    silver- ummmmm.... perfect color. :muscleflexing:
     
  16. Jul 25, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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    MatthewPTguy

    MatthewPTguy Not a new member

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    Welcome from Oregon! MGM is the only choice.... I don't know why they bother with the other colors...
     
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  17. Jul 25, 2017 at 1:15 PM
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    PRO BLANCO

    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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    Welcome from :canada:
     
  18. Jul 25, 2017 at 3:07 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    That looks really nice.....
     
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  19. Jul 25, 2017 at 3:09 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    Slate/MGM Metallic may be slower on the street :homer:?, but our color does way better off road:infantry::infantry:
    :mudding:
     
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  20. Jul 25, 2017 at 6:22 PM
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    Boondoc89

    Boondoc89 Shit happens when you party naked

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    Lol do you get out and push it before you get on the gas!?!? I'm at 5k right now and I'm at 14.7 driving nothing but highway speeds haha
     
  21. Jul 26, 2017 at 3:04 PM
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    Metro14536

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    lol I rarely go above 2000rpm
     
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  22. Jul 26, 2017 at 5:22 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Welcome from Obx. I agree with Josh. Not worth the extra money for TRD package. Build it from SR-5. And don't listen to that Joon guy, he's trouble and delusional. Blue is the best color on the Tundra.
     
  23. Jul 26, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    Otaku4life69

    Otaku4life69 Welcome to the Dark Side.

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    Welcome to the forum. If you want the parking sensors then you need to get the SR5 UPGRADE PACKAGE with options which is a $2190 package. I just checked the Toyota website.
     
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  24. Jul 26, 2017 at 5:35 PM
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    LastCanadianExit

    LastCanadianExit The dude abides...

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    As long as it is white, you can't go wrong....
     
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  25. Jul 26, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler TOYOTA ADDICT- SSEM #78

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    Nah, got to get black.IMG_20170713_151903469_HDR.jpg
     
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  26. Jul 26, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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    Buildn

    Buildn 2017 Tundra Dbl Cab TRD 4x4

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    Welcome from Cleveland Ohio!

    I would go with Silver. It's light colored for the hot sun but it's not white.

    It's my third Tundra and second silver one.
     
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  27. Jul 27, 2017 at 2:34 AM
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    PermaFrostTRD

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    I will also vote for the Silver Sky.

    If you're using the truck as a "truck" and hauling, towing, handymanning, and some light off-road camping/over landing I'd recommend the TRD off road pkg. I have it and it suits me fine. I love the look of the wheels (I upgraded tires).

    But if you're like a lot of the folks on this forum and hate chrome, and you're gonna really overland / wheel / off-road with it, then start with the sr5 upgrade and spend the coin on new wheels/tires suspension. Then deck out a bed rack or twelve.
     

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