New to the forum and just picked up a nice '16 DC 8ft bed. I hadn't mentioned anything and even the salesman called it a unicorn.
Congratulations and welcome to the "club"!
Funnily enough, I also called mine a "unicorn" soon after I saw it, having seen 8' beds disappearing from the light truck market.
Yours has more "bling" than mine--mine is Bright Red, with the "factory-blackout" treatment (I'm joking--it's the base model's metallic-gray front bumper and grill, with black insert), so I don't have to change my grill to black, because it's already
black, like the mirrors, etc.... Yours looks great with the chrome, given the dark color, btw--I've just noticed that some folks here do like to black the chrome out, on certain colors.
The running boards I got put on mine came OFF a 2016 like yours (but it was white). They are black, solid boards that fit up tight to the bottom of the truck, not the tube-style. The dealer swapped them at purchase of our CPO 2014. Allegedly, they are Toyota's "most expensive, cast aluminum, OEM running boards" (so the dealer said) and have a black, non-skid surface. They are SOLID as ****
--if you jump up and down on them, the only thing that moves is the whole truck--LOL. I highly recommend them over anything else I've seen--IF solid footing is the primary goal. I also think they look the best of any I've seen, but obviously, that's personal preference.
Actually, just I looked on their website but couldn't find them. If you're interested, I can crawl under them and probably find a part number.
And re: this:
Originally Posted by Ductech
yep, sure is. No center console, black interior. Had it two days and I really look forward to the drive to and from work! Such an upgrade over my old Dodge. (2002 quad cab long bed)
Mine too--and I'm loving NO center console
(my tool bag goes right on the floor, on "the hump," which is a consolation prize for me, as Tundra's don't come with manual shifters, like my old, pre-1997 Fords did). Black interior. My trim level seems to be "sub-SR5," yet it's a huge upgrade, as you said.
I'm still "jazzed" about what my "base" Tundra has, for conveniences--off the top of my head:
Eight (I think?) air bags, 4.30 gears/trans cooler/towing package, ABS, "trailer sway control" (or whatever it's called--haven't towed yet), ESC, powered/heated mirrors, power windows, locks. Actual, working A/C! Cruise-control, adjustable-height headlights, backup camera--I guess I'm just easily amused, but I'm LOVING it--I'm sure you will too! EnTune, of course, but the speakers and *cough* "amp" are very lame. That is one thing I will have to attend to.
Does your SR5 have intermittent wipers? My truck does not, but I've read (here) the upgrade is relatively easy, and done just by swapping in the correct control stalk (approx. $100. for the part, I believe?)
I also got (but have not yet installed) the Toyota, folding "bed step" (or whatever it's name is).
Again, congratulations on finding an 8-footer!!!