1st gen sequoia, what to beware of

Discussion in 'Tundra / Sequoia' started by kirvesmies, Sep 20, 2018.

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    i'm considering putting mrs. kirvesmies into a 1st gen sequoia and my area of experience is 1st gen pick ups. other than the normal generic stuff to look for, what should i be looking for specific to sequoias? thanks for your time
     
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    I would look to see if it has a Optional TRD Stainless Steel Mesh Grill or not , if it does I would feel a whole lot better



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    Sunroof drain leaks, rear door hatch (if it's been replaced or currently broken), window regulators, last time timing belt and co were replaced
     
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    @RAGINGMATT matt, so if no trd mesh grill, you'ed consider it a deal breaker? but remember, chrome don't get you home.
    @GreenMonster, timing belt i realize being 4.7 powered. but what did you mean with the co replaced? school me
     
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    I was just kidding around , But TRD did make one for a Sequoia , It would Look RAD to put one on , and your Mrs. would get Lotz of compliments Too :)

    I have a 2005 Double cab , and My main Gripe is the Crappy Leather quality , its coming apart at the seams for no paticular reason


    I would Go Cloth interior if u can find one


    Also , make Darn sure U buy a 2005-2007 with VVT and the black plastic intake & 6 speed ATM , the 2004 & Older are Dogs compared to them , and better fuel economy too


    I added a Borla stainless steel cat back & K&N cold air intake , Best bang for your buck u can get , with a Air raid throttle spacer
     
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    also the TRD stainless steel powder coated skid pan is a must have DSCN7274.JPG
     
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    `and co.` I mean't things like the water pump, pcv valve, spark plugs -- typical preventitive maintenance you do at t-belt replacement time.
     
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    yeah, i'm fortunate, mrs. kirvesmies gets compliments without me havin' to spend $$$$ on bling n bolt ons.
    i hear you on the leather. her '98 z71 has it n it's pretty much done.
    thanks for the heads up on the '05-'07
    oh by the way, i caught the kidding, was just practicing diplomacy, the ability to tell someone to go to hell n have them look forward to the trip(green flip off)
     
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    ok, the usual, "might as well while we're in here" $h!t.
     
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    so, when i presented the idea of a sequoia to my bride, response was, "thanks, but i rather like the z71"
    ookay, that saves me $$$$
    thanks for the advice fellas
     
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