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2nd Gen Tacoma to 1st Gen Tundra

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dromlace, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    Dromlace

    Dromlace [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone done this? I'm considering it because I would like a little bit more room inside the cabin and get 4wd. I'm wanting a DCLB Tundra, but it seems like they're not that common? I saw a white one the other day here in town and fell in love.

    I really don't know much about Tundras nor am I able to find much cause all their forums are full of crap about the 2nd gens and they don't have "sections" like we do over here.

    Also, if anyone just has some general knowledge about these things please post it up. Double Cabs seem to be a rarity, whereas the ext cabs or whatever they are, are pretty readily available.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    There not bad trucks have how can you find one for
     
  3. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    There's a DCLB SR5 local with leather 4wd, white, and 84k for 16 and some change.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    Okay that's not bad but 16 k dang you should ask him if hes willing to trade plus cash
     
  5. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    Mine's got 123k on the dash, an 06, and needs a little TLC. How much do you think this thing is worth? Oh and it's been involved in two minor wrecks.

    I Nada'd both trucks and my clean is 16, his is 15.

    el' tundra
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  6. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    anyone?
     
  7. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    They have a good reputation.

    Most are V8s, although there were a few V6s built. I believe you will find both the 4.0 and the 3.4 V6 depending on year. That double cab is going to be a 4.7 V8.

    When I was considering one, I found out that there were a few early ones with auto trans issues.....I don't have a link to that, sorry. Just something that I remember seeing, you may want to search for that.

    I wound up with the Tacoma because I did not want the 4.7. It is an interference, timing belt driven engine. That means that if you wait too long to change the belt, and it snaps, the engine is toast. Very expensive. If you buy one I would recommend you make sure the belt was changed before Toyota recommends. Note that there is a time/mileage interval. Meaning if the truck is under the recommended mileage, but is out of date by time/years, you are running the risk of engine damage by letting it go. Many dealers and private owners will bullshit you on this and tell you it does not need to be done. Rubber breaks down with time, just think of dry rotted tires with tread still okay on them.

    Other than the belt issue, I wasn't really concerned. I wanted an stick shift and the slightly smaller, sportier feel of the Tacoma.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    Okay cool. It's a 2005 so I don't think it should be considered an "early" model. My dad has mechanic friends so if I do look into it seriously I'll be sure to remember the timing belt issue.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    is there really THAT much more room in the tundra? the 1st gen tundras are barely, if any bigger than the 2nd gen tacomas
     
  10. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    Well we're selling my old truck, an 04 Sierra. So we'll probably need another fullsize again down the road. Yes, there is more room, room I don't have in my Tacoma.. esp when all my friends clear 6ft easily.

    ALSO, considering the fact it has 40k less miles for the same price, AND it's a Toyota.. what's not to love?
     
  11. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    I want to say it's 7 years, 90K on the timing belt change. Of course you would want to do the whole job while in there, that means belt, tensioner, idler pullies, water pump, cam seals. If any of that fails in the next 7 years or 90K, you are looking at major damage. I would call the dealer or one of your dad's buddies that knows that engine well and ask for a price. It's probably a 1,000 dollar job. Note that part of blue book "good" and "excellant" condition is that the services are up to date. It's not "excellant" if they cant' produce service records or if it's 7 years old and needs that belt changed.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    i wouldnt but thats my opinion. just fix the small amount of TLC your truck needs and wait for a dual VVT-i V6 taco within the next couple years...
     
  13. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    gotcha, i was just asking. ive never been in a 1st gen tundra
     
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    Thank you, I'll start looking into TSB's and make sure I get all the right paperwork when I stop by Monday.

    I understand, and I didn't mean to come off in the wrong tone in my response. ;)

    My Tacoma is having major paint problems. Atleast a thousand dollars worth of damage. That would be nice, but I'd really prefer 4wd and leather, and I can drop payments down if I got a cheaper/slightly older truck. Plus that's way out of my price range, if I could have a newer Tacoma with 4wd I'd have it... but I don't.
     
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    Go sit in a new one with a front bench seat.:eek:
    Its got room.
     
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    talking about the 1st gen tundras, not the new ones.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    Correct. I like that you ride Arctic Cats man. I had a 700EFI.

    But back to FIRST GEN Tundras
     
  18. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    I would pass on the Tundra. There are better full-size/heavy duty trucks out there.
     
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