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Hey guys...

How's it going? I'm stationed in Oklahoma currently but I will moving to Anchorage, Alaska in June. I picked up a 2010 Crewmax Limited with the Platinum Package on the 8th of this month and I'm loving it so far. I got it in Salsa Red Pearl and 2010 was the last year they had that color. Here is a pic:



Here are a few things I picked up this weekend.


Any feedback would be great on things that are recommended to add to the Tundra before I move.
 

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Very nice! Can't wait to see it driving around here!
 
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Welcome to the forum. Sucks your moving. But some suggestions would be BHLM or RHLM which ever. Looks like you are off to a good start cuz you already got the correct truck :) Check out the DIY section there are some great/free mods that can be done if you are handy.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Very nice looking truck. Congratulations. I see that you have caught the mod bug.
 
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Battery blanket and block heater would be good investments!
 
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Welcome to TT! Nice looking truck! Man, talk about a major climate change going from Oklahoma to Alaska. Think of us poor okies in july/aug. when your enjoying the nice weather and we're baking in 100 degree heat. :)
 
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Welcome aboard from the four corners.

Nice looking truck.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Sucks your moving. But some suggestions would be BHLM or RHLM which ever. Looks like you are off to a good start cuz you already got the correct truck :) Check out the DIY section there are some great/free mods that can be done if you are handy.
I'm really interested in doing the BHLM...just not to confident in myself...so eventually.
 

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Battery blanket and block heater would be good investments!
Thanks for the suggestions...I've been trying to look/ask around for what to get as far as cold weather stuff for my truck...do you think it would be a better idea to wait until I get to AK? How much does this stuff cost?
 

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Welcome to TT! Nice looking truck! Man, talk about a major climate change going from Oklahoma to Alaska. Think of us poor okies in july/aug. when your enjoying the nice weather and we're baking in 100 degree heat. :)
Ha ha...I spent 3 weeks in AK last year...so I know how nice he summer is...high in the 70's is awesome. ;)
 

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When I was in Fairbanks, people there had 3 electric plugs in their vehicles - oil, battery, and radiator! Anchorage is not as cold, but plenty cold enough! I'd want some plugs on mine there. Ask when you get there, locals will clue you in on what to do.
 

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I moved to Kenai (bit south of ANC) about a year and a half ago from Arkansas, so I know what you're going through. Since it's summer time, you need to be more worried about your fishing / hunting gear ;-). But seriously, I would install a block heater after you get here and get your fluids lowered to a winter rating before next October. If you don't already have studded tires you may want to consider picking them up as well, but you won't need them until winter. I have the hankook Ipikes and they do great.

Feel free to keep the questions coming.


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I moved to Kenai (bit south of ANC) about a year and a half ago from Arkansas, so I know what you're going through. Since it's summer time, you need to be more worried about your fishing / hunting gear ;-). But seriously, I would install a block heater after you get here and get your fluids lowered to a winter rating before next October. If you don't already have studded tires you may want to consider picking them up as well, but you won't need them until winter. I have the hankook Ipikes and they do great.

Feel free to keep the questions coming.

I got to spend some time in Alaska last July...I went down to Soldotna...so I know where you are...thanks for the info. I'm sure I'll get all the info when I get there...one of my friends recommended the bridgestone blizzacks. I'm pretty excited to move...I'm just worried the wife wont enjoy it...What have you done to your Tundra?
 

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When I was in Fairbanks, people there had 3 electric plugs in their vehicles - oil, battery, and radiator! Anchorage is not as cold, but plenty cold enough! I'd want some plugs on mine there. Ask when you get there, locals will clue you in on what to do.
Yea...I saw the temperature difference over the winter between the two places...kind of ridiculous. Thanks!
 

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Blizzacks are pretty popular as well. It takes time to get used to the flow of things here. I had the same worries for my wife, but she has adjusted pretty well. Definitely take advantage of the summer as soon as you can because it will be over before you know it.

I bought a 2012 from Kendall in Anchorage before we moved sight unseen which was scary. The first time I saw it was the day we got to Kenai in January and drove it home in a snow storm! Aside from the block heater and studs, I have the bakflip F1, katzkin leathers, switched backup cam mod, and I just ordered some NFAB steps this week. Love the truck. Does great in this environment. If you plan to do things outside I'm sure you have considered getting a bear gun. That was one of my first purchases.

I moved to Kenai (bit south of ANC) about a year and a half ago from Arkansas, so I know what you're going through. Since it's summer time, you need to be more worried about your fishing / hunting gear ;-). But seriously, I would install a block heater after you get here and get your fluids lowered to a winter rating before next October. If you don't already have studded tires you may want to consider picking them up as well, but you won't need them until winter. I have the hankook Ipikes and they do great.

Feel free to keep the questions coming.

I got to spend some time in Alaska last July...I went down to Soldotna...so I know where you are...thanks for the info. I'm sure I'll get all the info when I get there...one of my friends recommended the bridgestone blizzacks. I'm pretty excited to move...I'm just worried the wife wont enjoy it...What have you done to your Tundra?
 
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