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06 Tundra “Hank’s” build page

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by 2006 Tundra AC, May 28, 2021.

  1. May 28, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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    2006 Tundra AC

    2006 Tundra AC [OP] New Member

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    '06 desert sand 4.0 V6
    Bilstein 4600s, Roadmaster Active Suspension, ceramic coated
    Hello everyone,
    I am 15 years old working on my grandfather’s truck he passed to me.

    How Hank sits now at 190,000:
    upload_2021-5-28_13-46-25.jpg

    Current Mods:
    •Power stop brake rotors
    •OEM drum brake shoes and cylinders
    •Roadmaster Active Suspension (installed by my grandfather)
    •three stage paint correction and R1 ceramic coating
    •Herculiner roll on bedliner

    Future Mods:
    •Bilstein 5100s with OME 2885 coil springs
    •Alcan custom leaf springs
    •new wheels and tires
    •Chrome delete
    •3M paint protection film on the front hood and bumper
    •Softopper bed cover
    •Transmission cooler install

    He’s not much but he means a lot to me.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2021
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  2. May 28, 2021 at 12:28 PM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    Too many
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  3. May 28, 2021 at 4:22 PM
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    KarmaKannon

    KarmaKannon Master of None

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    Some junk
    Not much? Looks nice to me. It sure beats what I had when I was 15.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2021 at 11:59 AM
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    Kimosabe

    Kimosabe New Member

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    That's a great looking truck. Seems like your grandfather instilled the same values of care and maintenance.
     
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  5. Jun 1, 2021 at 2:47 PM
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    2006 Tundra AC

    2006 Tundra AC [OP] New Member

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    Bilstein 4600s, Roadmaster Active Suspension, ceramic coated
    Thanks guys. I plan on keeping this thing forever.
     
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  6. Jun 1, 2021 at 2:48 PM
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    2006 Tundra AC

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    Bilstein 4600s, Roadmaster Active Suspension, ceramic coated
    Alcan Leaf springs have just been ordered. 1 inch over stock with 200 pounds over stock weight. Now I need 1stGenOffroad to come back in stock.
     
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  7. Jun 24, 2021 at 3:38 PM
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    2006 Tundra AC

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    Hank has a few sections on the roof where the clear is starting to fade. I have some spray on clear coat coming in next week. I will wet sand, spray clear, then polish. After that I will do a three stage paint correction across the whole body and then apply graphene ceramic coating from Ethos. I am also installing 3m PPF (paint protection film) across the whole front end to protect from rock chips. I will post up some pictures when I am done.
     
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  8. Jun 28, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    2006 Tundra AC

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    Bilstein 4600s, Roadmaster Active Suspension, ceramic coated
    IMG_0015.jpg

    IMG_0014 (3).jpg

    I popped the fender flares off before I polished. He looks a little naked but is clean as can be. Parked him in the garage until the clear coat comes in for the roof.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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    AAR70

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    Very nice shape. Are those factory or aftermarket fender flares?
     
  10. Jul 5, 2021 at 4:23 PM
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    2006 Tundra AC

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    Bilstein 4600s, Roadmaster Active Suspension, ceramic coated
  11. Jul 14, 2021 at 12:05 PM
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    2006 Tundra AC

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    Bilstein 4600s, Roadmaster Active Suspension, ceramic coated
    Finished painting. I used Duplicolor paint and Spraymax 2k clear coat.
    Process: Sanded down clear coat with 400, 600, then 800 grit paper. Painted and spray clear. Let it set up a couple days then sanded with 800, 1000, and 1500 grit and then a three stage paint correction. It turned out well. I at least stopped it from spreading to the rest of the roof.

    Before:
    IMG_0042.jpg

    Sanded:
    IMG_0045.jpg

    After:
    IMG_0050.jpg
     
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  12. Jul 18, 2021 at 1:50 AM
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  13. Jul 21, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    2006 Tundra AC

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    Bilstein 4600s, Roadmaster Active Suspension, ceramic coated
    Got Bilstein 5100s with OME 2885 coils the other day from 1stgenoffroad. Also came with SPC uca and Suspension Maxx extended sway bar links.
    I still need:
    Alcan leaf springs
    Lower control arm bushings
    Lbjs
    Tie rods
    Steering rack and sway bar bushings

    IMG_0058 (3).jpg
     
  14. Sep 20, 2021 at 9:28 AM
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    2006 Tundra AC

    2006 Tundra AC [OP] New Member

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    Bilstein 4600s, Roadmaster Active Suspension, ceramic coated
    Finally got the suspension done last weekend. OME 2885 springs with Bilstein 5100s and SPC uppers. Alcan leafs built to 1 inch with 150 pounds over stock. Got about 3 inches up front and 1.5 in the rear. Sits almost dead level now and rides great. Also replaced sway bar links, steering rack bushings, and lbjs (oem). I turn 16 in two months and I am ready to start driving this thing around!

    IMG_0219.jpg IMG_0235.jpg
    I took this picture right after I finished so it has a squat because it is not settled.

    EEA65B85-31A1-4E92-830E-4231A9026B40 (2).jpgIMG_0236.jpg

    Does anyone have any advice about regearing if I went up to 32 inch tires? Would I need to regear? What about 33s?
     

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