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So I am currently sucking sand in the sand box also know as Afghanistan... Back in April I stumbled across a deal I could not pass up. I found a Brand new with less then 800 miles 2016 Super White, Tundra Platinum, None FFV (Flex Fuel Vehicle) it's a Canadian model and it had the following mods:
Amp Research boards
7" BDS W/Fox shocks
37x13.5" TOYO tires
20x10" Fuel Hostage Wheels.

So the day after I came home from R&R my wife and I got on a plane and flew to Salt Lake City where the truck was at, the dealership is called Watts Automotive, and I have to say it was one of the best experiences I had with a dealer, we negotiated a OTD price and with in 30 minutes we where on our way back to the Mesa AZ.

The truck drove great, felt like driving a brand new Camry that was lifted, this truck has all the bells and whistles that you can get with a tundra from back up camera to blind spot monitor which is helpful with a lifted truck, it has Air conditioned and heated driver and passenger seats which is very nice for our hot summers, it also has a tow package along with the mighty 5.7L V8.

I am very happy to be back in a truck, even though it was a short time since I had to be back in country by the 30th of April but with my short time with it I did not have any regrets with my purchase! And with having this I am debating towing my Supra instead of driving it to Vegas this year that way the ride to and from is comfort.

Now on with the pictures

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Beautiful truck! I want one so bad but can't justify spending the $ because I know I will hardly drive it LOL!
 

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Really nice truck...I've seen a lot of their trucks on ebay and they seem to buy clean stuff. 90% of them are lifted, do they do that or is that just a western thing?
 

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Awesome! I would love to have a Tundra myself as a daily but can't justify it with a long commute. I like the diamond stitching and interior as well, very cool.
 

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Your truck looks great, mileage is going to suck with it lifted. These trucks are super reliable, I have 210,000 miles on a '08 Crew cab and you would think its 50k. There was a guy in Louisiana that drove a '07 to a million miles with original engine/tranny. Toyota took his truck to tear it all down for inspection and gave him a new Tundra.

http://toyotanews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/million-mile-tundra-2016.htm
 

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You made a great choice. I love my Platinum Tundra. One of the best vehicles I have owned. I have 35" tires so they are a little more comfortable but this truck makes my F150 feel like a piece of junk.




 

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Nice truck! You will love it.
 

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Oh what a beauty, my wife and I want the exact same truck. Will look good with my white car hauler and white supra! Congrats and welcome home! Know the feeling way to much!

Casey
 

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Beautiful truck! I want one so bad but can't justify spending the $ because I know I will hardly drive it LOL!
Thanks, It barley goes 10 miles a day so I'm pretty happy and it should do the trick towing my trailer.

I would love to own one as well. Nice truck man!
Thanks!

Really nice truck...I've seen a lot of their trucks on ebay and they seem to buy clean stuff. 90% of them are lifted, do they do that or is that just a western thing?
It's a western thing :p, I am pretty happy with the lift, its not to tall and the amp running boards help a lot, my wife can get in and out of it easily. I am glade I went with the platinum.

looks amazing!
Thank you!

Badass look, nice truck.
Thank you!

Awesome! I would love to have a Tundra myself as a daily but can't justify it with a long commute. I like the diamond stitching and interior as well, very cool.
Yeah I love the diamond stitching over the 1794 western look.

Your truck looks great, mileage is going to suck with it lifted. These trucks are super reliable, I have 210,000 miles on a '08 Crew cab and you would think its 50k. There was a guy in Louisiana that drove a '07 to a million miles with original engine/tranny. Toyota took his truck to tear it all down for inspection and gave him a new Tundra.

http://toyotanews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/million-mile-tundra-2016.htm
Yeah I didn't buy the truck for the mileage so I am good there, and so far it's pretty stout, and I read that articular on tundratalk, pretty amazing.

You made a great choice. I love my Platinum Tundra. One of the best vehicles I have owned. I have 35" tires so they are a little more comfortable but this truck makes my F150 feel like a piece of junk.
Yeah I am happy with my decision, I'd do it all over again.

Nice truck! You will love it.
Thanks!
 

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Oh what a beauty, my wife and I want the exact same truck. Will look good with my white car hauler and white supra! Congrats and welcome home! Know the feeling way to much!

Casey
Thanks, I have the checker theme going on, white Tundra, black Supra. I am not home yet, I have 5 more months left unless I get extended.
 

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Ah I misread! Sorry and Kick butt and stay safe!
 

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Congrats. Great looking truck. Thanks for your service as well.

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Nice truck. Sounds like it fits you well! Towing the Supra is a great idea - I do it a lot.

Since you probably did some homework on this (as well as some of the other posters), was there a particular year (in the last 5) where the Tundra really improved significantly? When/if I decide to get another truck, this would be my first choice, but I would probably be looking for used - thus the interest in what years to look for. I am interested in 2wd, good tow power, and all the amenities!
Thanks for any advice.

Oh, and thanks for your service. We all benefit and most appreciate it!
 

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Nice truck. Sounds like it fits you well! Towing the Supra is a great idea - I do it a lot.

Since you probably did some homework on this (as well as some of the other posters), was there a particular year (in the last 5) where the Tundra really improved significantly? When/if I decide to get another truck, this would be my first choice, but I would probably be looking for used - thus the interest in what years to look for. I am interested in 2wd, good tow power, and all the amenities!
Thanks for any advice.

Oh, and thanks for your service. We all benefit and most appreciate it!
The 2014+ made some changes, good and bad. It all boils down to what you want to spend and what you want. I choose the 2016 platinum because it had all the amenities I was looking for plus it came 4wd which is a plus when you tow a camper trailer on dirt roads. But 2008-2013 are good years, finding a used one your looking at either high mileage low cost or low mileage high costs.
 

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The 2014+ made some changes, good and bad. It all boils down to what you want to spend and what you want. I choose the 2016 platinum because it had all the amenities I was looking for plus it came 4wd which is a plus when you tow a camper trailer on dirt roads. But 2008-2013 are good years, finding a used one your looking at either high mileage low cost or low mileage high costs.
Thanks for the input.
Yeah, I don't go off-road or tow much of anything but my car hauler now. Just sold the travel trailer.
At least with Toyota, I am not as worried about high mileage, as far as the engine and drive train!
 
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