I'm considering getting a leftover 2013 Tundra, Off Road or Rock Warrior. I currently have a 2006 TRD Tacoma and prior to that had a 1997 base Tacoma. Both of the Tacomas are/were great, but they did have some weaknesses, and I'm curious as to whether these also exist with the Tundra.
Both had weak leaf springs that I needed to replace because they wore out and couldn't support much weight. My 2006 has an OME kit with the Dakars, and I love the Dakars. How are the springs in the Tundra - are they prone to weakness like the Tacomas or are they more stout?
Is the sheet metal in the bed of the Tacoma pretty strong or does it dent easily?
Front diff bearing - I put the ECGS bearing/sleeve in my Tacoma. I'm pretty sure they make them for the Tundra too. Is this a common issue with the Tundra?
How is the frame rust with the Tundra - are there any issues similar to the Tacoma where it rusts near the cats on the 2nd gen Tacomas?
The engines and transmissions (both manual) in both my Tacomas are/were bulletproof. Are there any engine or transmission issues I should be aware of with the Tundras?