- Apr 16, 2006
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Okay. I’m having a hell of a time finding a Tundra that is in good enough shape to consider buying for even remotely sane dollars. I’m trying to narrow down my search parameters to the best truck for the job. I’d want either a 1st gen crew cab, or a 2nd gen double cab configuration. I guess my main question would be: is a second gen built any “heavier” in the real world than a 1st gen? Obviously the 5.7 has a few benefits over the 4,7 and vice versa, but is there a noticeable difference in drive train or frame strength in either era? I intend to use whichever truck I find to haul more weight than it’s rated for, and occasionally tow near its limit as well. At risk of rambling, which would you consider the heavier duty chassis?