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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mike27t, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Jun 17, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    Mike27t

    Mike27t [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After 40k miles and just under 2 years of ownership I have moved on to a 11 double cab Tundra. The Tacoma was a solid car and did everything I needed, including towing a 21 foot toy hauler with a weight of 4600 lbs dry. However the last couple of trips with the addition of more weight (my wifes quad) I knew I was pushing the limits of the V6.

    First 2000 miles of the Tundra were great, towing was night and day as I didnt feel trailer weight anymore, 4x4 pulled me through some soft sandy sections and the longer bed allows me to throw my bikes in the back with the tailgate closed. All great news except at around 2500 miles I encountered a rocker arm failure which had the car at the dealer for about a week. Everything was repaired under warranty and was given a 6 year 100k platinum warranty at no cost for my troubles.

    Shaky start to say the least, but im hopeful the Tundra will be as reliable as the Tacoma was for the long haul.

    Thanks all for the helpful posts and topics which taught me so much about the truck. Ill stop by from time to time to see how the Tacoma's are coming along.

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  2. Jun 17, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    JHAirForce05

    JHAirForce05 I'm kinda a big deal

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    Nice truck
     
  3. Jun 17, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco Grill Sergeant Vendor

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    Sweet Tundy!!! Best of luck with it.
    :D
     
  4. Jun 17, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    mjohn617

    mjohn617 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that is a great looking truck! Where exactly do live again? :spy:
     
  5. Jun 17, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Bad ass new Tundra man! Take care of yourself!
     
  6. Jun 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Styx586

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    Great looking truck man... that Tundra is really clean.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    sean266

    sean266 #ThinBlueLine Moderator

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    Tundra looks sick bro!
     
  8. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Paul's TRD

    Paul's TRD I'm Not Your F***ing Brother

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    Nice Tundra. I think I'm about to head that same direction. I have a toy hauler as well and put my 800 Lb VTX in it and I'm just tired of worrying about overloading the Tacoma.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    Mike27t

    Mike27t [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the compliments guys, appreciate it. You can definitely feel the size difference of the trucks while driving and im still not used to the longer bed and wider stance of the truck when backing up. Love the compact truck look/feel of the Tacoma..

    Los Angeles

    Exactly, I continued to count pounds when loading and spreading the list of items throughout the caravan we would drive up with. The last trip I was hitting 4.5k RPM on an incline for about 5 miles, needless to say it didnt sound good. Finally decided enough was enough and
     
  10. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    Paul's TRD

    Paul's TRD I'm Not Your F***ing Brother

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    So would you say that you pull your TH at a good smooth 65-70 mph and feel pretty solid and no over straining?
     
  11. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    113tac

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    sweet tundra man! good luck with it, hopefully nothing else breaks
     
  12. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    That is one mean looking Tundra. Congradulations.
     
  13. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    Mike27t

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    Power, stability is all there and more. My recent trip with the Tundra was the last road I towed with the Tacoma. The same hill where the Tacoma struggled, the Tundra did with ease. One section I realized I hit 80mph without knowing it. The 5.7 is a beast of an engine.

    Also mine came with the tow package which includes a Tow/Haul button, its suppose to prevent sway. It will engage brakes/power to an individual wheel if the computer senses any sway.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    nice looking truck good luck with it
    but no one said you have to go
     
  15. Jun 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    acmair

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    Congrats on the rig man! Looks great! And yeah, what he said ^
     
  16. Jun 17, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    leveltwo

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    have fun with that truck, it looks great, i wanted to go with a tundra before i figured a taco would suit me better.

    let us know what kind of mileage you are getting...lol
     
  17. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    Good looking truck. Hope you get the same service out of it as the Tacoma. See you around.
     
  18. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    SicI< Tundra
     
  19. Jun 18, 2011 at 1:53 AM
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    Rakso

    Rakso CeRaTi

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    Lift it 6'', put some real rims and tires and you are good to go.
     
  20. Jun 18, 2011 at 1:56 AM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    one of the nicer tundra's i've seen,enjoy
     
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