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My dealer is telling me this is the hold up on me getting a truck. He says they are not building the TRD with 40/20/40 bench seat yet. Deposit paid 2-15 and no good new to date......

Blue collar user looking for blue collar seat.
 

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Bench seats were never available in leather. Nor is leather available on the SR5. If your dealer told you he could get them factory, he lied.

Aftermarket, yes.
 

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Then is the problem TRD and Bench seat combo?
That could possibly be the problem, speaking for my region (northwest) TRD is not available with bench seats.

If you have the time you could try the build your own on Toyota's website useing zip codes from all different regions. I think they are listed somewhere on Toyota's site.
 

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I'm being told the same thing in Connecticut. If I want the TRD package, I have to get bucket seats. I'm actually reading through the forum looking for advice on how to get the TRD and bench seats together. From Toyota's website, it's not available in this region. I'm considering getting a non-TRD and installing a lift but there's complications with warranty. I hope to figure this out soon as well.
 

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I decided not to wait. The bench with the TRD is told to me to be 4 to 6 mos out. I just put my name on a non TRD and upgraded the bench to leather at the port. Truck will be here in 3 weeks. Decided to spend the TRD money on after market tires and wheels. Probably don't really need the TRD anyway. Must have the bench and I prefer the chrome front bumper rather than scratching the plastic covering on the LTD.
 

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I decided not to wait. The bench with the TRD is told to me to be 4 to 6 mos out. I just put my name on a non TRD and upgraded the bench to leather at the port. Truck will be here in 3 weeks. Decided to spend the TRD money on after market tires and wheels. Probably don't really need the TRD anyway. Must have the bench and I prefer the chrome front bumper rather than scratching the plastic covering on the LTD.
Bench with TRD is as STANDARD 4WD DC package in Colorado region. Package D. Put Denver zip into Buyatoyota.com (80231) and try it ...

Package is a kind of built out DC - includes JBL, TRD, sonar and some other stuff....

For me - I like TRD cause it adds fog lights - EZ to put in lights, harder for switch. Other stuff, wheels, stickers, tow hooks, skid plates, shocks might or might not matter. To me the "black holes" look really really cheap on a $30,000 truck ...

Totally agree with you on bench seat - am probably going to see if any local dealer can re-route one with that setup to me. Seemed like a couple of Denver dealers even had some like that in stock ...

SO - probably you wouldn't have to wait 6 months - just would have to drive back from Denver, then get a local installer to do your leather. Maybe a forum member from Denver can even hook you up with an "internet" manager at his local dealer ???
 

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I am going to the build site for Denver region right now. Thanks.

Would like to have skid plate, tires and wheels and fog lights but not enough to wait 6 mos.
 

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I am going to the build site for Denver region right now. Thanks.

Would like to have skid plate, tires and wheels and fog lights but not enough to wait 6 mos.
some of those toyota add ons can be purchased at your dealers service counter or there are some websites. it will cost you less if you can bolt them on yourself.
 

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The TRD pkg is a good value on DC's if you already wanted the sliding r/window with privacy glass and the optional 18" alloy wheels with 275/65-18 as these are the 2 most expensive parts of the pkg. The TRD wheel/tire is same size with just minor differences in the wheel design a slightly better, premium tire but no larger. The remaining change is for the decal and spring/shock upgrade in leiu of standard. So the TRD could have better resale value down the road for just a little more money. If the bench s too hard to find, just get the SR5 without TRD, but remember if you get the upgrade wheels and glass you are already in TRD price range. The 07 Tundra bench seat is the first bench seat that is every bit as nice as the buckets as far as function, although the buckets do "look" a bit sportier.
 

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some of those toyota add ons can be purchased at your dealers service counter or there are some websites. it will cost you less if you can bolt them on yourself.
Probably not. Fog lights are about $200, but got to take apart steering column for switch. MAYBE you can do this yourself, but if not dealer's gonna charge about $300 or so. That gets you to $500. The TRD wheels easily have got to be $150 or $200 each. Skid plates, probably $100 each, Shocks maybe $150 for all 4 ... And then add on the TRD sticker... Well that's PRICELESS.....
 

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Probably not. Fog lights are about $200, but got to take apart steering column for switch. MAYBE you can do this yourself, but if not dealer's gonna charge about $300 or so. That gets you to $500. The TRD wheels easily have got to be $150 or $200 each. Skid plates, probably $100 each, Shocks maybe $150 for all 4 ... And then add on the TRD sticker... Well that's PRICELESS.....
and why do you think I said "SOME" not "All".

Some of the add ons make more sense to be purchased after, and if you are mechanically inclined, install them yourself. Some of the add ons, are a great value to add when the truck is being built. But this guy doesn't want to wait six months, as he said, so I was offering an option for him.
 
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