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With respect to the black fender flares, I am now checking into getting color keyed with my SR5 TRD option, I know it comes with the black(I think they are plastic) flares and I just think color keyed would look better. The color keyed flares come with the TRD pkg. on the Limited.
products before and had problems, mainly transmissions. As far as the full size issue, that is ok with me I did not want a full size truck. I knew before I purchased the Tundra that it was a few thousand more than the Dakota but I was glad to pay it because the quality was there with the Toyota, not present with GM and Chrysler.
I have captains chairs in my Tundra which I believe does leave a little more room in the back seat. I was not too impressed with the Tundra's bench seat.
> running over your tundra :-)
You didn't run anyone over. Unfortunately for you the truck must be in running condition to run over another truck. GGRRCHRUNCH - That was the sound of your transmission falling out! ;-)
Oh, and don't bother to ask your "friendly Dodge dealer" about the grrrch sound. His reply to you will be "it's a normal characteristic". At least he's not lying!
soon. Let us know every detail!
Those Dodge beasts are all over every used car lot.
There is no truck that compares to the Tundra.
Drive your hulking wastes of metal. Feed them well. When you come to your senses Toyota will still be here.
Naturally, I will try to get the best deal that
I wonder if anyone can tell me what is better,
600 over invoice or 2000 under list ?
spray ons, I had my truck bedliner glued on.
It doesn't slide around, no noise, no rust.
>Usually when someone says they are into >paint-ball and motorcycles, the image that comes >to mind is a younger person.
I am young, 38 years young. I've been playing paintball (BTW there is no hyphen in the word)for 15 years. I've been riding bikes since I was 12. What you are guilty of is stereotyping. It's an easy mistake
> Now if you put 190,000 miles on those two >4-runners yourself, that would be about 12 years >of driving for most people. How did you find time >to own all those Fords and Chevy?
I live in Texas which if you look at a map you'll see is a very big state. It takes a lot of driving around to get anywhere here. It only took me 9 years to put that mileage on the 4-Runners. As for the Fords I had a F-150 with the 5L inline 6, and a F250 with a 5.7. The very first vehicle I owned was a GMC 3/4 with a 454. I also owned a Chevy Luv(although technically that's an Isuzu) I also had a Chevy Blazer. Out of all that bunch the F-150 give me the least amount of trouble, but since it had a lowly 6 cylinder I'm sure the trolls would scoff at it. After all it ain't a real truck without a V-8 right?
>Oh, stupid me.
You said it not me.
>You said they were in the shop! (hehe)
Final #'s for those interested:
Tundra Access Cab 4x4 V8
Base MSRP $25,585
Conven. pkg 1060
cd/6 spkrs 250
fog lamps 100
Fact. Total $27,470(plus port options below)
fender flares 385
drop hitch 325
Total sticker $28,859
Purchased for $26,216 + tax(I am thrilled)
I have been quoted by a dealer for a SR5 Access Cab 4x4, and the dealer has given me the following option codes which I can't decode:
Also, does anyone here have experience with buying over priceline.com?
RE is 48 state emissions and should also be "free"
I do not recognize the other codes you are asking about. I can tell you the invoice prices for the following port installed options:
Hope this helps.
I don't want ANYONE to get the wrong impression about my feelings for this truck. I absolutely LOVE it!! The acceleration is phenomenal for a 4x4 truck. The quietness of the cab is unbelievable. Try turning off the radio and turning down the A/C fan.....deathly quiet!!!! I received a "thumbs up" from 2 die hard Ford guys this afternoon after both of them performed a thorough inspection a took it out for a test drive. I recommend this truck 100%. I could not be more pleased!
do you have a cousin in arizona who is looking for someone that has vast knowledge about the purchase of the tunda?
I have the big DUNLOPS on my truck and my question is how low can I safely lower the air pressure and not ruin the tires or the expected life.
I do not do any towing or carry any heavy loads. The front tires have 26 pounds in them, and the rears have 35.
Can someone please help??
P.S. I do strictly freeway driving and got 19 m.p.g out of my second full tank.
But in general, just watch your tire wear on the fronts mainly. Not enough air pressure, you get wear along the edges. Too much air pressure, you get excessive wear in the center. What you are looking for, is even wear. You have to make a habit of looking at your tires, about once a week, or so.
But remember. The job of the tires is not to do the job of the suspension. You can alter the ride to some degree, but you don't want to adversely affect the size and shape of the contact patch to correct for a deficiency somewhere else. It sounds to me like a little more rebound damping in the rear would help with the bounce, if a shock could maintain about the same amount of existing compression damping. You will probably be looking at after market shocks. Bilsteins have a good reputation, but shop around, and decide what you need for more comfort, or better handling. There is not a "one shock" solution that will be satisfactory for everyone's needs.
But with all the pricey add-ons, profit gouging, wheel and tire swapping apparently going on before they get to the dealership, Tundra is putting the "port" back into "import." (Tehe)
Enjoy your trucks, honestly, but remind your dealer that if they would leave them alone as they come off the boat, a lot of these wheel/tire/console/vibration issues would probably be moot.
I also have had excellent results with Michelin tires on my other vehicles.
As far as the vibration, if they can't fix it at Toyota, I'll find a fix myself. Note the vibration problems in other brands in the topic list. How many times have there been major problems with newly introduced vehicles of any brand? This is a relatively minor one. If Toyota fails to address this properly they might as well forget about the truck market. If they do what they should the product speaks for itself.
I took your advice to reduce front tire pressures to 23psi. Vibration was reduced at 55-65mph, but the truck feeling was gone. I suspect the front end suspensions/shock absorbers which were too soft.. We leave this problem to Toyota to solve. Their goal is 100k truck annualy. They can't afford to say "no unusual ride characteristic at this time " like they did to me longer. More new Tundra owners experienced this daily...
I did not get any "pricey" add-ons as you stated. The upgrade radio was only $200 and the leather was $1100, but that's AT LEAST what Ford and Dodge charge for leather seats.
You also did not see any complaints from me about vibrations from the tires or console.
You may as well stop the "import" remarks; at least as long as Dodge makes some of their Ram trucks in Canada!!!!
THe things I really dislike:
First off, don't waste your money on the hi dollar stereo, I got the 6 speaker system and to say it sucks is putting it mildly. All fatory stereo's suck, but Toyota must go out of their way to find crap gear. My advice is to get some Eclipse gear (3 year warranty, nuff said), that's what I did. I haven't experienced any tire shake, up to about 90 MPH. Mine came with Dunlops which is not my first choice in tires. I don't get it, Dunlop makes some of the best sportbike tires around, but their truck tires suck.
There are a few little things I don't like. Why the heck don't they have a fuel door release on the inside of the truck? I don't like where the clock is, for ME it's positioned to low.
The I don't care section::
As for gas milage can't help there, I don't care, so I don't keep track. If I was concerned about fuel economy I wouldn't have bought a truck. The back seats are uncomfortable. I don't ride back there, so I don't care. No limited slip or locking rear end. Well, I don't think I'll be backing my motorcycle trailer down a boat ramp anytime soon.
Why did they do that?::
Why bother with (this goes for all manufacturers) a sliding back window on an extended cab truck?
Why do I have 6 cup holders? Seems a little overboard to me.
The things I like about the truck, well that motor is sweet. The ride is incredible, and the cab isolation is like a luxuary car. The fit and finish is great. Did I mention the motor?
So far after a week of ownership I have to say that I'm very happy with this truck.
If I had more time, I'd run out to the parking lot here at work and come back to list, as you did, all the things on my truck, too. You see, I got the Limited model which comes with most everything standard. Another thing; you get what you pay for!
You failed to mention what year you bought your truck.
(EUSASC) You suggest that the upgrade stereo in the Tundra is not worth it. I tend to agree if you are referring to the upgrade which comes in the SR5's. However, the Limited upgrade (code EJ) has 6 speakers, an amplifier with an in-dash 6 disc CD changer (no cartridge to load). It ROCKS!
All...check out the newest edition of Truck Trend magazine (put out by the same people at Motor Trend). The cover story reads, "Best pickup in America-it's a surprise".
You guessed it, the Tundra beat Chevy Silverado, Ford F150 and Dodge Ram 1500; all with bigger engines and the Tundra was the LOWEST priced!
How long will it take Chevy to make a 4 door extended cab, anyway?
It is obvious that what you have been posting is not totally true. There is no possible way that you paid $24,550 for a 2000 Chevy 4x4
extended cab. Unless it was a demo or had been wrecked. Dealer cost is in the 26k range. I have been driving for @ 20 years and have owned 26 different makes & models of vehicles. 12 of which were domestic & 14 imports. No comparison in reliability. Domestics have come a long way but have light years to go.
It appears you received a price for your truck that you feel comfrotable with. Unfortunately(based SOLELY on MY experience), it is still a Chevy. I have never had good reliability with the Chevys I've owned. I actually like the Silverado(luv the size and the traditional "look" of the truck) but just can't get past all those repair bills in MY past. I hope your ownership is different than mine. Good luck. I enjoy all of your posts.
I was completely satisfied with my stereo but now
all this talk of stereo upgrades has knocked me back to my much younger days. I actually went to a couple local car audio shops to look things over. I am considering a 4-channel amp(Punch probably), new cd unit, and speaker upgrades(Bostons or MB Quart). If you have already replaced your speakers, please let me know what size speakers(they appear to be 6.5") are in the Tundra. The local shops have no info on the Tundra at this time. Thanks for any info>
well worth it no water gathers in bed and you keep the original drain holes.
this price is in the virginia beach area.
Does anyone know when I can expect to be able to order a 2001 Tundra?
Of course, I want one NOW. I really don't want to wait. But if it means only waiting another 5 or 6 months for the 2001s, maybe they'll make other improvements such as lumbar support in the captain's chairs, etc. I also wish they would have an electric rear window (like they have on the 4Runners), but not even Toyota is that innovative.
I really don't know what I'll do. Maybe I'll stop by on my way home from work tonight and buy one off the lot (assuming they have one, of course).