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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2017, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Bought a 2000 Tundra - what should I update?

I recently bought a 2000 Tundra, xtracab, V8, in forest green. It has 230K miles on it, but I believe it has been well maintained.

I'm looking items that should or could be upgraded relatively easily. Two things I have on my radar are to (1) replace the center console with one from a Sequoia, and (2) to upgrade to the larger brake caliper's present on 2004 - 2006 gen 1 Tundras.

Any other suggestions for such straightforward upgrades, either in terms of improved aesthetics ala the center console, or improved functionality similar to the brake upgrade?

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Still running your original radiator? CHANGE IT!!!!

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Thank you Jonesy. I know the radiatior has been replaced, but I'll make sure to check the fluid and make sure there's nothing milkshake-y about it.
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Re: Bought a 2000 Tundra - what should I update?

Besides your lifestyle for driving a 17 year old truck? (mine's only 15, BTW) lol


Ask what hasn't been replaced/maintained that's obvious. (i.e. brake fluid, greasing of the U-joints, tranny fluid, recharging of the AC, etc). How well does the truck hold alignment? Do the LCAs/UCAs or steering rack bushings need to be replaced? Ball joints, tie rods, etc. - all maintained? Bulbs on dash display blown out?
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Re: Bought a 2000 Tundra - what should I update?

I recommend seeing if the frame recall applies to you.

Toyota replaced my 2002 frame, took about a week to do it and gave me a loaner. $0 out of my pocket.
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Re: Bought a 2000 Tundra - what should I update?

Have a 2006 and frame recall does not apply. Bought some FLUID FILM cans and had my mechanic spray the frame inside and out, whatever is assessable while on a lift. Will have then do this yearly as preventive maintenance on the frame.

Supposedly you need to be living in a state that salts the roads in winter to qualify for frame replacements on Toyota Tundra.


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