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2nd Gen Tacoma to 1st Gen Tundra.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by poynter, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    poynter

    poynter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking about selling my 05 tacoma and getting a 03-04 tundra.
    Anyone here gone this route? Words of wisdom or things to look out for? Anything you miss?
     
  2. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Do it! I love those tundras. No problems with them that Im aware of.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Love the Tundra as well, but it's just too big as a daily driver if you ask me.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    and are better built, and better looking IMO.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    How much do you want for your Tacoma if you go for the Tundra?
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    I would be looking to spend around 9-10 on a tundra and would end up with some cash left over for a small daily driver so the tundra would be limited duty.
    I used to have a 91 pickup and a BMW 3 series but ended up selling both and getting the tacoma but I'm kinda bored with it as a daily. i want to do things to it that make it impractical so Im thinking of getting a tundra for that and another 3 series for a daily.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Not 100% sure yet but probably around $14K. Its paid off with a rebuilt title.
    78K miles V6 sr5 trd sport automatic
     
  8. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    dad has a 2000. something that has happened to are’s is the front seat belts (mostly just the driver) don’t want to retract back when you get out. they still lock like they should in a crash tho. it’s something the the spring or something. i don’t remember.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    ^:puke:

    OP make sure you go for the V8.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    I certainly wont be putting any chrome on anything I buy.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    This is more my flavor.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Dec 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    That looks like a lifted Ivan Stewart model. Very nice!

    Do it.
    I love my tundra & looked 1GEN prior to buying the one I did. Price on the left over model year plus the trade in was too good to pass up.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    i didnt know they put a anything else in them?did a v6 slip in somewhere?
     
  14. Dec 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    I want a white 1st gen reg cab long bed for a work truck dd myself... Hard to find a good clean one
     
  15. Dec 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    didnt know that.thanks
     
  16. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Stick with '03 and up, the factory front brakes before that year are crap.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    The only negative I can say about the first gen Tundra is that the engines have timing belts instead of timing chain.Could be expensive to replace if it has not been done recently.I think they were supposed to be replaced every 90,000 miles.V6 Tacoma will get about 3 mpg better than the 4.7 V8. I have had both.From what I have heard the redesign tacoma in 2013 or 2014 will be about the size of the first gen tundra only taller body.
     
  18. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    Any hard evidence of these 2013-2014 tacoma claims?

    If the belt is anything like the 3.4, yes it is a pain but not horrible. I guess it would be expensive to pay someone to do it though.
     
  19. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    Sold my 05 DCLB for a 06 honda civic (college student, need the mpgs) and maaan do I miss my baby. Buying a yota is the first thing im going to do as soon as I graduate.
    I have always liked the 1st gens, but the gas worried me. Essentially the v8 has more power, and about the same mpgs and a 2nd gen taco?
     
  20. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    Really, the older v8 gets the same mpg as the newer v6?

    Didn't know this either. I wonder how the 3.4 handled the extra weight. that must be one slowwww truck.
     
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