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Hey,

I got my local dealer to sell/order me one at invoice, :eek: Going in tomorrow to place order.

These are the options I chose:

DVD Navi
Daytime Running Lights
Front and rear clearance sonar
Stainless steel running boards, buy bushwacker fender flares
DVD rear seat entertainment
Dark Wood grain dash /trim
Bed Liner
All Weather Mats
Remote Start & Secuity System
Security System Upgrade
Tow Package
XM tuner w/antenna
Toyyo guard Plus protection Group
Cold Weather Package
TRD OFF Road Package
20"' alloy wheels P275/55R/20
Power Tilt Sunroof
Skidplate
Bed Extender

What else do I need to add or delete?

Mods to buy when get truck:
magnaflow catback

Color choice : Super White or Silver Sky Metallic with Graphite Leather


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TRD offroad package and 4X4 don't mix with 20 inch wheels. If you truly intend to take this vehicle offroad, then scap the 20's. If you intend for this to be a street truck you can scrap the 4x4 and TRD and save 4k or so. You can get better quality and cheaper running boards and DVD entertainment aftermarket also, and both are fairly easy installs these days.

I am just ordering my truck with Buckets and TRD package. Everything else will be aftermarket.
 

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I guess it's OK if you just can't afford anything except for that bare-bones configuration right now... ;)

I would rethink the wood grain finish unless you've taken a look at it at the dealerships. I think they are cheap looking and too shiny. It looks like melted chocolate to me. It also indents when you touch it since it isn't completely adhered to the dash which, for me, is very unwood-like.

Make sure the moon roof will be factory installed - not dealer installed.
Same with the sonar.
Same with the DVD player. In the Gulf States we are offered DVD headrest systems or a port-installed DVD player that isn't like the one on the Tundra iGuide.
 

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TRD offroad package and 4X4 don't mix with 20 inch wheels. If you truly intend to take this vehicle offroad, then scap the 20's. If you intend for this to be a street truck you can scrap the 4x4 and TRD and save 4k or so. You can get better quality and cheaper running boards and DVD entertainment aftermarket also, and both are fairly easy installs these days.

I am just ordering my truck with Buckets and TRD package. Everything else will be aftermarket.
I was going to get the truck with 18's but I figured I had to get 20's for the speedo calibration??

I was going to install aftermarket 20" wheels and tires. Like some Nitto Mud grapplers..Can you calibrate the speedo for different size wheels. I'm going with the factory audio stuff, I want everything to be integrated. I want the 4x4 for when I need it. Probaly 90% time onthe road and 10% off. (Snow, mud) but it is something to consider, save me 4 K?

Any suggestions on running boards?

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I guess it's OK if you just can't afford anything except for that bare-bones configuration right now... ;)

I would rethink the wood grain finish unless you've taken a look at it at the dealerships. I think they are cheap looking and too shiny. It looks like melted chocolate to me. It also indents when you touch it since it isn't completely adhered to the dash which, for me, is very unwood-like.

Make sure the moon roof will be factory installed - not dealer installed.
Same with the sonar.
Same with the DVD player. In the Gulf States we are offered DVD headrest systems or a port-installed DVD player that isn't like the one on the Tundra iGuide.
I know I chose a lot of options, I just hate to add some things that could be installed at the factory at later date, it ususally cost more to have them installed at a later date then from the factory. :eek: ;)


Wood grain, I thought it was a plastic trim type swap out? I can delete that

I want factory installed..just like the Tundra guide..

Anybody make a snapless vinyl bed cover?


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I forget about getting 4X4 to drive in snow, as I have never driven in snow down here in Louisiana. I guess 20's would be ok for that situation, but the wheel size does not matter for speedo calibration, its the outside diamater size of the tire that matters, so save that money and get your 20's aftermarket. I think the TRD is a good Value package, and the TRD 18's are some of the best looking wheels toyota puts on any vehicle. I plan to add eclipse nav with the factory back up camera, and I will make a fiberglass sub enclosure and amp rack that will be hidden from view for my sound system. However the first 3 things I do will be tinted windows (for the baby), lineX bedliner, and Nasta SS tube steps. It is not that I cannot afford these the extra cost at time of order, it is that I would rather do it myself and get exactly what I want (and getting better stuff and a lower price is always nice). If you want sonar of the moonroof I agree that it is better to get those upfront rather than adding them later. The truck I plan to order is
a 5.7l 4X2 Crewmax with TRD package and buckets which will be a mighty nice truck, and should be had for 30k or so.
 

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I forget about getting 4X4 to drive in snow, as I have never driven in snow down here in Louisiana. I guess 20's would be ok for that situation, but the wheel size does not matter for speedo calibration, its the outside diamater size of the tire that matters, so save that money and get your 20's aftermarket. I think the TRD is a good Value package, and the TRD 18's are some of the best looking wheels toyota puts on any vehicle. I plan to add eclipse nav with the factory back up camera, and I will make a fiberglass sub enclosure and amp rack that will be hidden from view for my sound system. However the first 3 things I do will be tinted windows (for the baby), lineX bedliner, and Nasta SS tube steps. It is not that I cannot afford these the extra cost at time of order, it is that I would rather do it myself and get exactly what I want (and getting better stuff and a lower price is always nice). If you want sonar of the moonroof I agree that it is better to get those upfront rather than adding them later. The truck I plan to order is
a 5.7l 4X2 Crewmax with TRD package and buckets which will be a mighty nice truck, and should be had for 30k or so.
Mine is 40K plus, ouch... I'm getting the "Lexus" model...:devil: Mine will be mostly for pleasure, I have 2 other work trucks. I know spending 45K for a truck, darn that's high...


Tinted windows is #1 on my list. I was going to stick with the factory stereo system, try not to mod it this time. After eading a post aout the limits of the JBL, I amy have to rethin that and go with a aftermarket system Alpine or Eclipse head unit, etc.. If the wheel diameter of the 18" option is the same height as the 20" option, then the speedo will be the same? If the 20" wheels are taller than the 18's, then Toyota has to change the gear in the tranny to match the 20" tire height.

We don't get any snow where I live either, unless it's freak snow storm.:eek: I travel sometimes to Northeast snowy states in the winter and plan on making some trips way out west in the next year or so, be good to have 4x4 just in case.
 

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I know its minor, but I would ditch the all weather floor mats. The dealer charges WAY too much for those. You can go to Wal Mart and get just as nice of a pair as theirs for about $20. Or you can get custom molded mats for around $100.

And I have the same view as others when it comes to mixing the 4x4 with 20"s. If you only think you'll use 4x4 10% of the time then consider saving yourself $4000. But if you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket, then go for it.

And if youre considering going with an aftermarket head unit, then save your money and dont buy the factory Nav. You could buy alot of nice maps for the price they charge for that. I have the JBL, but it took me about a week to realize its life will be a short one in my truck. As soon as Crutchfield has aftermarket harnesses and fit kits, its outta there. Its not all its hyped up to be. Sounds good, but not as nice as a good aftermarket setup.

If youre having doubts about the TRD wheels or not sure how it will look on Silver Sky, heres a few pics of mine. Same as what youre looking at only in a Double Cab. Silver Sky Limited w/TRD 4x2. (no need for 4x4 in Florida)

Good luck.

Mark
 

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See now I was all set on either salsa red pearl or Pyrite mica and then you had to go and post those pictures of silver sky with the TRD package. Did you do it just to make my decision harder? Alteast I have a month to decide, my salesman said with the current availabity of trucks, I don't need to order until the first week of may to get my truck in june (originally he thought there would be no way to order a truck and get it in a timely manner)
 

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See now I was all set on either salsa red pearl or Pyrite mica and then you had to go and post those pictures of silver sky with the TRD package. Did you do it just to make my decision harder? Alteast I have a month to decide, my salesman said with the current availabity of trucks, I don't need to order until the first week of may to get my truck in june (originally he thought there would be no way to order a truck and get it in a timely manner)

HAHA, always glad to help.

My last 3 trucks were all burgundy, so this time I said no more. Best choice I've made in a long time with trucks is this Silver Sky. I get more compliments on this color than I ever did on the burgundy. Burgundy is a dime a dozen on the road, but I have yet to see another Silver Sky......or another 07 Tundra for that matter. lol

Its a darker silver than their Tacoma silvers. My neighbor got new car fever last week when I came home with this, so he went and bought a silver Tacoma, buts its a lighter more traditional silver than the Tundras are. I love this color, it always looks clean and I have it polished to perfection.

Take care,

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HAHA, always glad to help.

My last 3 trucks were all burgundy, so this time I said no more. Best choice I've made in a long time with trucks is this Silver Sky. I get more compliments on this color than I ever did on the burgundy. Burgundy is a dime a dozen on the road, but I have yet to see another Silver Sky......or another 07 Tundra for that matter. lol

Its a darker silver than their Tacoma silvers. My neighbor got new car fever last week when I came home with this, so he went and bought a silver Tacoma, buts its a lighter more traditional silver than the Tundras are. I love this color, it always looks clean and I have it polished to perfection.

Take care,

Mark

Indeed, Silver is one of the easiest colors to keep clean, shows dirt least next to the pyrite mica color which is boring imo. Silver gives you the sleek metallic look.
 

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I know its minor, but I would ditch the all weather floor mats. The dealer charges WAY too much for those. You can go to Wal Mart and get just as nice of a pair as theirs for about $20. Or you can get custom molded mats for around $100.

And I have the same view as others when it comes to mixing the 4x4 with 20"s. If you only think you'll use 4x4 10% of the time then consider saving yourself $4000. But if you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket, then go for it.

And if youre considering going with an aftermarket head unit, then save your money and dont buy the factory Nav. You could buy alot of nice maps for the price they charge for that. I have the JBL, but it took me about a week to realize its life will be a short one in my truck. As soon as Crutchfield has aftermarket harnesses and fit kits, its outta there. Its not all its hyped up to be. Sounds good, but not as nice as a good aftermarket setup.

If youre having doubts about the TRD wheels or not sure how it will look on Silver Sky, heres a few pics of mine. Same as what youre looking at only in a Double Cab. Silver Sky Limited w/TRD 4x2. (no need for 4x4 in Florida)

Good luck.

Mark
Your truck looks damn good Silver..White is nice but a little plain..I'm probably going to go with the factory Audio, even though I may change it later. I don't listen to stuff as loud as I used to ( I'm in my mid 40's). Sice I'm getting otions at invoice.. I don't think $1,300 is that bad for Navi, bluetooth, 4 disc player, 440W amp and 12 speakers plus my daughter wants the rear DVD. So it all ties in together plus it has the backup camera.

I want the 4x4 for the look, I will probably raise the truck 2 inches and put some 20's and All Terrain tires on it. I'm 51% owner in a tire and wheel shop, so I need a little advertising too.

I'm going to price the truck with and without 4x4 tomorrow and make a decision.
 

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I want the 4x4 for the look, I will probably raise the truck 2 inches and put some 20's and All Terrain tires on it. I'm 51% owner in a tire and wheel shop, so I need a little advertising too.

I'm going to price the truck with and without 4x4 tomorrow and make a decision.[/QUOTE]


Actually there is little to no difference in the "stance" of the 4x2 vs. the 4x4.
According to Toyota, the overall height of a 4x2 Crew Max is 75.6", and a 4x4 is 76.0". Ground clearance for 4x2 is 10.0", and 4x4 is 10.4".

The first question everyone asks about mine is if its 4x4. With the TRD package and beefier tires it has that "look".

White is very nice too but I agree it can be a little plain after awhile. And a little to "commercial" for me. But it was my backup choice.

I forgot your kids needed the rear seat entertainment, so your better off just getting it now. It wont be too long before we start seeing alot of aftermarket stereo stuff.

Good luck tomorrow and please let us know what happens.

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I want the 4x4 for the look, I will probably raise the truck 2 inches and put some 20's and All Terrain tires on it. I'm 51% owner in a tire and wheel shop, so I need a little advertising too.

I'm going to price the truck with and without 4x4 tomorrow and make a decision.

Actually there is little to no difference in the "stance" of the 4x2 vs. the 4x4.
According to Toyota, the overall height of a 4x2 Crew Max is 75.6", and a 4x4 is 76.0". Ground clearance for 4x2 is 10.0", and 4x4 is 10.4".

The first question everyone asks about mine is if its 4x4. With the TRD package and beefier tires it has that "look".

Good luck tomorrow and please let us know what happens.

Mark[/quote]

Thanks,

I'll keep you guys posted, but it will probably be Sunday night or Monday before I can post. As soon as I give the dealer a deposit and order the truck, I 'm going out of town until Sunday, attending an all Ford NMRA Drag race at Reynolds, GA this weekend.
 
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