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What would you prefer: 6-seat capacity or 38-gallon fuel tank?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by tundrathr0w, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Jun 6, 2018 at 11:17 PM
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    tundrathr0w

    tundrathr0w [OP] New Member

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    I'd really like to have both 6-seat capacity (bench seats) as well as the larger 38-gallon fuel tank, but seems you can't have both.

    Assuming you had to choose one (ignoring aftermarket tanks, which have their own downsides), which would you choose?
     
  2. Jun 6, 2018 at 11:25 PM
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    Ike74

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    I chose the 6 seating capacity. You can stop for gas, but you can't put a person in the center console
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2018 at 12:09 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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  4. Jun 7, 2018 at 12:12 AM
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    Get the bench. You can do the tank later, or not! I love the bench because my queen or my puppy can get close to me..
     
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  5. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:06 AM
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    Seating.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:10 AM
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    I like the fact that I can put the 6th person in my truck if I need to.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:10 AM
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    seniramsu

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    I don’t know. Have you seen the size of this thing???
     
  8. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:16 AM
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    Bigger fuel tank. I owned a truck with a bench seat. I used it once for about 5min and it was too cramped. I have never needed to haul more than 3 passengers.

    When the seat was not in use, the flip down console was impractical, poorly designed and uncomfortable as an armrest. The truck was a Ford but still..

    I'll never buy a vehicle without a full center console and bucket seats.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:26 AM
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    ARamirez73

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    Transferflow 46 gal tank
     
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  10. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:26 AM
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    Bigger gas tank. My Tundra already has more seats then I need but the 21gal tank sucks balls.

    I bet you with the 21gal tank, you will be stopping for gas a hell of a lot more often then you will be wanting to bring along a 6th person
     
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  11. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:28 AM
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    Les7311

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    Tank.

    If I need more seating, then off goes the tonneau ........
     
  12. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:29 AM
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    Rex Kramer

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    Increased fuel capacity, two seats is enough.
     
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  13. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:33 AM
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    As mentioned..............get your seats and add Transfer flow 46 gal!
     
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  14. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:34 AM
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    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:49 AM
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    tundrathr0w

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    Any negatives about the transferflow that you experienced? Did you experience the "lean" that some people have reported after installing the transferflow??
     
  16. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:49 AM
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    Honestly, both. That's why I haven't bought a new one. I have a 2013 crewmax with the console. I would buy a new one if I could get both on the truck.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:49 AM
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    tundrathr0w

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    Kind of curious that most people prefer the bench seating, but it seems like the SR5 (with bigger fuel tank) is much more prevalent.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:53 AM
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    Sorry, I'm just throwing a suggestion for you up in the air for you, I don't have
     
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  19. Jun 7, 2018 at 5:54 AM
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    ARamirez73

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  20. Jun 7, 2018 at 6:03 AM
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    Ike74

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    I have, it's what I drive on a daily basis.

    I find the Tundra fold down seat very comfortable as an arm rest. Also, I think it has more practical storage then a simple giant box
     
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  21. Jun 7, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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  22. Jun 7, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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    HecticEnergy

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    I don’t know, I like the bucket seats...

    I’ve never seen a tundra with a bench personally...

    Maybe do like my grandmas olds and have the giant center console in the back of the middle-front seat. It folds up to be a back rest or down to be an arm rest/center console.
    And take a queue from ram and beable to pull the cushion up and have additional storage under the seat.

    I’d still take the tank over the bench, no question.
     
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  23. Jun 7, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    The back of my center seat has storage and the cushion flips up with additional storage. I find it more practical then the center console's storage
     
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  24. Jun 7, 2018 at 6:09 AM
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    Nice! Toyota was ahead of me on that one!! I’ve never seen one with a bench... but would still be nice to have bucket seats with the optional center seat for little butts :)
     
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  25. Jun 7, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    JoshuaA

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    Depends on the circumstances. Long hauls or tows, 5 passengers or less? Bigger tank. City driving the bench is more practical if you need the extra seat.
     
  26. Jun 7, 2018 at 6:20 AM
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    Atomic City Tundra

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    Seating. I hate center consoles. They always invade my space too much. I am a tall guy and like to be able to lean my knee out. The center console makes me feel like I am in a car. Plus....I have used the 6 seating capacity fairly often as well.
     
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  27. Jun 7, 2018 at 7:08 AM
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    SandyTRD

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    Buckets and bigger tank. If more people need to go somewhere they can ride in the bed or find other transportation. If I wanted to move a lot of people I’d drive a passenger van.
     
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  28. Jun 7, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    Achuop

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    The extra seat because I can always add a larger tank.
     
  29. Jun 7, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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  30. Jun 7, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    joonbug

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    I would choose the bench seat over the center console but I wouldn’t choose it over the larger gas tank. The center seat really doesn’t have enough legroom for an adult. Although I have used the 6th seat a few times to haul my daughters’ friends, but that doesn’t make up for the sucky small gas tank. I think what I like most about the bench seat is when I’m wheeling and get stuck and something is blocking the driver’s door, I can slide out the passenger side.
     
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