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Old 02-17-2020, 09:32 AM   #51
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Canít say I have the tripod, but game cart yes.
Yep, once or twice per year I add the game cart but ain't hauling that much crap everytime I leave the house.
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If I end up giving my taco to the kid for college I'm gonna look at tundra pretty hard. That's IF they dont get but ugly like every other half ton on the market

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I think new models are in 2022. The current model started in 07 and headlight/grille changes were in 14'. It will be interesting to see what they roll out.
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:42 AM   #52
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I had a 2007 Double cab and got it because I wanted the 6 1/2 foot bed. The trade off was the smaller back seat in the Double Cab, which was not comfortable.
I think Toyota missed the boat when they did not offer the Crewmax with the 6 1/2 foot bed, but that's just my opinion.
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:47 AM   #53
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I drove a CrewMax for 10 years.
The bed is definitely usable. Roll-down rear window and TONS of lockable storage in the Max (not to mention people space) is what tipped it for me-- but it wasn't ever really a close decision.
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I find it easy to use the bed extender w tailgate down
And if you tow a trailer or basket just use the 24" hitch extension
Crewmax is the way to go
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I find it easy to use the bed extender w tailgate down
And if you tow a trailer or basket just use the 24" hitch extension
Crewmax is the way to go
This may be an option. I can fabricate a bar across the back to support a tripod or anything else too heavy to rest on the bed extender. Sure wish they had the crewmax in the 6.5' bed.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:17 PM   #56
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I will look into the bed extender...now for a 3rd question...don't think I have seen it before

is it worth getting the 4WD ? Cost vs. functionality vs. something else to break.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:28 PM   #57
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I will look into the bed extender...now for a 3rd question...don't think I have seen it before

is it worth getting the 4WD ? Cost vs. functionality vs. something else to break.
I would say yes, but I have never owned a 2wd truck.
Comes in handy when you need it and they are easier to sell.

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Old 02-17-2020, 08:35 PM   #58
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I will look into the bed extender...now for a 3rd question...don't think I have seen it before

is it worth getting the 4WD ? Cost vs. functionality vs. something else to break.



Being on my deer lease without a 4WD truck is just asking for problems. We are close to 1.75 miles from the front and its the muddiest part of the lease. It's not horribly deep but it will fill tires up quick and stick. Cost is well worth the peace of mind to me of not getting stuck 5 hours away. My diesel dog that plows in mud with the heavy front end is not great in it either, but the guys who have gassers move through it like nothing. 2WD is super suspect. Most get parked at the front gate if its gonna rain.
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:20 PM   #59
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Oh, I agree that 4WD is a valuable asset... just didn't know how good the tundra 4WD system was. Some are better than others...functionality wise.
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:27 PM   #60
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Oh, I agree that 4WD is a valuable asset... just didn't know how good the tundra 4WD system was. Some are better than others...functionality wise.



Ahhh I thought you were asking 2wd or 4wd......functionality versus cost.
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yeah... I wasn't real clear on my question, my bad.
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Old 02-17-2020, 10:03 PM   #62
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Being on my deer lease without a 4WD truck is just asking for problems. We are close to 1.75 miles from the front and its the muddiest part of the lease. It's not horribly deep but it will fill tires up quick and stick. Cost is well worth the peace of mind to me of not getting stuck 5 hours away. My diesel dog that plows in mud with the heavy front end is not great in it either, but the guys who have gassers move through it like nothing. 2WD is super suspect. Most get parked at the front gate if its gonna rain.
I got the tss off road but opted out of the 4x4...you can get stuck in a vehicle with tracks on our lease & the 4x4 just get's you stuck'r. They have stuck the tractor trying to get trucks out. We can always get to camp & half way up the main road but the clay is just unforgiving & I think Dad is the only person who hasn't stuck his truck because he doesn't play in the mud anymore & how I'm getting. We have the most evil soil on the planet when wet.

The past several years I used my 4x4 maybe 2-3 times a year & was a just in case & didn't really need it. With today's tech & knowing what's coming I just didn't see the point as little as I now care to dare. Now if we were in sandy country it would be different.
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I got the tss off road but opted out of the 4x4...you can get stuck in a vehicle with tracks on our lease & the 4x4 just get's you stuck'r. They have stuck the tractor trying to get trucks out. We can always get to camp & half way up the main road but the clay is just unforgiving & I think Dad is the only person who hasn't stuck his truck because he doesn't play in the mud anymore & how I'm getting. We have the most evil soil on the planet when wet.

The past several years I used my 4x4 maybe 2-3 times a year & was a just in case & didn't really need it. With today's tech & knowing what's coming I just didn't see the point as little as I now care to dare. Now if we were in sandy country it would be different.
I guess every place is different. You wonít run around on our lease after a rain in 2wd, but you can pretty much go anywhere in 4wd.
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Oh, I agree that 4WD is a valuable asset... just didn't know how good the tundra 4WD system was. Some are better than others...functionality wise.


Itís ok, but learning how to turn of the traction control will save you a lot of headaches.


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Old 02-17-2020, 10:31 PM   #65
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on the tundra can you get all 4 wheels spinning aka using the breaks to actuate it. or is it FL & BR wheels spinning.

guys I apologize for my ignorance on the toyota capabilities and figure I will only pull the the trigger on one other truck in my lifetime.

so i am trying to get questions answered about 18" vs 20" WHEELS IS ONE BETTER THAN THE OTHER....OR DO THEY JUST COST ALOT MORE
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on the tundra can you get all 4 wheels spinning aka using the breaks to actuate it. or is it FL & BR wheels spinning.

guys I apologize for my ignorance on the toyota capabilities and figure I will only pull the the trigger on one other truck in my lifetime.

so i am trying to get questions answered about 18" vs 20" WHEELS IS ONE BETTER THAN THE OTHER....OR DO THEY JUST COST ALOT MORE


I think the 18Ē looks better. Plus I like a little more rubber showing. My current diesel is 16.5. Lotsa rubber showing on the diesel dawg..
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I like the 20ís better than the 18 from a looks perspective.

Iíve never had our truck in mud since I have a ranch truck, but I do use the 4 wheel drive at the beach pretty regularly and have never had a issue.

You have the ability to turn the traction control off.


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Thanx folks, this discussion has been helpful.
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Old 02-18-2020, 06:16 AM   #69
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Yes you can make all 4 tires spin, if TC is on, functioning as a LS.
But, with all the nannies turned off you're just rolling with a open diff front and rear.
We don't have a true LS like some believe.
Only options for a true LS or Locker, are Auburn & ARB.

Toyota's fwd is great imo, and a must have.
I hope I never live a life where not having 4x4 is even considerable.
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I like the 20ís better than the 18 from a looks perspective.


Dang millennial . In 5 years youíll have 22-25s on it.

If I roll with a Tundra. Even though I like the more rubber look, whatever mine comes, with Iím sticking with. Iím not paying extra for gaining or losing 2Ē.

ďThatís what she said.Ē
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The 20ís are so common now not a big deal. I have 275x60 R20 and they are a good amount of sidewall. Not a rubber band by any stretch. I hate that look.


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The 20ís are so common now not a big deal. I have 275x60 R20 and they are a good amount of sidewall. Not a rubber band by any stretch. I hate that look.


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Common doesnít always mean better . I mean look at skinny jeans and bling belts


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I have a crew max and my father double cab. We can squeeze car seat in but wouldn’t want it for everyday use.
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On my way into work, I passed a Tundra with 22 or 24s that looked like a 2WD truck (no decals or tailgate tag). Thought of you Mayhem

20s are defintiely better than those ..
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You can take your Tundra off road experience up a notch if you install an ARB Locker. The Auburn LSD will wear out after a while.
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Also, I have a crew max, Iíve gotten to where I haul a 10í trailer with me about everywhere I go. To hell with climbing in the bed to load/unload.
^^^^^^^^^^
This, I'm too old to be messing with climbing in and out of a truck bed.
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On my way into work, I passed a Tundra with 22 or 24s that looked like a 2WD truck (no decals or tailgate tag). Thought of you Mayhem

20s are defintiely better than those ..


How did you see anything? You work from home.

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How did you see anything? You work from home.

I’m totally against lifted 2 wheel drive trucks. There should be a constitutional amendment against it.


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Not everyday weenus...sometimes my commute is more involved than walking through the living room to the home office.


With those rims, a 4x4 lifted should be illegal as well

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Iím totally against lifted 2 wheel drive trucks. There should be a constitutional amendment against it.
Many of the chaps who run Baja would disagree with you on this... Heck, I'm against the aggressive lifts in 4wd & bet many of those don't see anything other than pavement down here anyway.

Im in my 5th decade on this rock & every vehicle I have owned up till now (other than the camaro) has been 4wd...time will tell if I regret not getting it on my first toyota. Seems the older I get the more fair weathered I become & been on the same lease for 15yrs & it does nothing to help you get around. Doesn't matter what guys drive, when it starts we all head back to camp. We'll see.
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Iím totally against lifted 2 wheel drive trucks. There should be a constitutional amendment against it.


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What is wrong with a lifted two wheel drive truck?


Probably works just about as good as if you were to lift the front too.


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I have a crew max and my father double cab. We can squeeze car seat in but wouldnít want it for everyday use.
Most of the time it will be just me.

I went by the dealership today. The backseat in the crew max is huge. But... I think I had rather have the bed space than backseat space. the front looked the same.

there was a paint protector package on every vehicle sales sheet. It said it was a distributor applied. the dealer just added a 499.00 lifetime tint.
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I am gonna be in the market for another truck in the near future. I am liking the reviews on the toyota tundras...However,



to get a 6.5' bed, you give up inside legroom in backseat. Double cab vs. Crewmax For y'all that have a tundra, is the 5.5' bed usable? When I go on hunting trips(public lands) I don't pack light.



Also... the smaller cab...does it accomodate a car seat ... for the grandson?



Figured I'd ask the green screen before the sales tactics by the salesman.


I have a double cab and car seat touches my drivers seat when Iím driving (5í 10.5Ē). When wife is driving they donít touch. Once the seat flips from reverse you should be better off.

Overall love the extra bed room and have a toolbox which would be near impossible in a full size and have room to haul gear.


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I have a double cab and car seat touches my drivers seat when Iím driving (5í 10.5Ē). When wife is driving they donít touch. Once the seat flips from reverse you should be better off.

Overall love the extra bed room and have a toolbox which would be near impossible in a full size and have room to haul gear.


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My youngest is 19. Been a while having a car seat. I'll have to look to see when I can flip it forward.
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