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2002 Tundra Original Owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Off Tarmac, Mar 12, 2022.

  1. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:33 PM
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    Off Tarmac

    Off Tarmac [OP] Semi-Amateur Mechanic

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    Hey fellow Tundra Fanatics,
    I’ve been scouring Tundras.com for the past several months and thought I’d share with you the project I’ve been working on. I bought my Tundra SR5 Access Cab 4x4 in March of 2002, just a few months after 9/11. Only putting 5k/yr on her. I passed the truck on to our son in 2017, after 15 years. He’s currently serving in the US Army with 1st Battalion 34th Infantry in Iraq and we’re keeping the Tundra while he’s deployed.
    For the Tundra’s 20th birthday, we we decided to give her a facelift and surprise our son upon his return:) I essentially started from the top with a “chrome out” package, all new replacement parts, paint and body work:
    1. Matte black OEM front bumper, matte black grille, fog and headlamp assemblies
    2. Weather Tech hood shield
    3. Windshield and wiper blades
    4. Matte black painted OEM wheel flares
    5. Matte black painted OEM door handles
    6. Matte black painted OEM side mirrors
    7. Matte black painted rear bumper
    8. 2021 Taco wheels
    9. Raptor 4” side steps
    10. Bed rails and tailgate cap
    11. Access tonneau cover-purchased replacement vinyl for the original 2002 cover! USA quality!
    12. Line-X bed liner, new bed bolts and bed tie downs.
    13. Bilstein 5100s with 2” leveling lift
    14. Borla exhaust
    15. Nackamichi receiver with Alpine speakers
    16. Complete ADM Star LED bulb installation inside and our
    17. Weather Tech floor mats
    After three months, the project is close to being wrapped up. Huge props to Coal Creek Paint, Johns 4x4 and Line-X Boulder for making our son’s 1st Gen Tundra better than new!

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  2. Mar 13, 2022 at 5:53 AM
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    Bakershack

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    Welcome from LA (Lower Alabama)! Your son is going to love it! Thank you and your son for his service!
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2022 at 5:54 AM
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    Tundra2

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    Nice rims :D
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2022 at 5:55 AM
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    ZHUNTER

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    Welcome!
     
  5. Mar 14, 2022 at 11:08 AM
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    Fleawalker

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    Very nice!

    My father recently surprised me by giving me his 2001 AC Limited 4x4. it only has 47k miles. Big difference is the exterior has been neglected so I am now embarking on a similar and expensive facelift project with the intention of passing the vehicle on to one of my children some day. They'll have to fight for it!

    I would appreciate it if you could clarify a few things for me.

    1. Can you provide more details on the LED lighting you installed? I'm looking to replace all lighting especially interior lights
    2. I looked at 4" Raptor side steps on the Realtruck.com website which states "Will not work with OEM Mud flaps" Was it an issue for you?
    3 Can you share the model number and specs for the Taco Wheels you installed?
    4. Did you replace the stereo speakers

    Before:Image_7.jpg

    After: Stay tuned...
     
  6. Mar 14, 2022 at 5:07 PM
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    Zoso

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    Awesome truck!
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2022 at 8:02 PM
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    Off Tarmac

    Off Tarmac [OP] Semi-Amateur Mechanic

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    You’ll have a gem when she is all done! Here are the answers to your questions:

    1. Here are links to the LED bulbs I purchased on Amazon (based upon feedback from Tundras.com posters)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013TWUVMM?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GGK6QDW?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSQWY75?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XTBGVQ9?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DE7UC6C?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details

    LED Blinker relay (solves hyper flash) based upon feedback from a YouTuber. Works awesome!
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008C9YS0Y?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details&th=1

    LED dash bulbs buy 2 sets each to cover dash and interior lights:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GCD7Q7M?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details&th=1
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DE7UC6C?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details

    Headlamps-these Sylvania LED headlamp and fogs are decent for the money, $200 for both.
    https://www.autozone.com/parts/electrical-and-lighting/fog-light/p/sylvania-headlight-and-fog-light-bulb-
    9003slbx2/1130223_0_0

    https://www.autozone.com/parts/electrical-and-lighting/fog-light/p/zevo-led-headlight-and-fog-light-bulb-9006slbx2/201884_0_0

    Check out Headlight Revolution for top end lighting, $400 for both head and fogs:
    https://www.headlightrevolution.com/buyer-guide-by-vehicle/2001+Toyota+Tundra
    2. I installed the Raptor side steps in under an hour. There was no issue with the front mud flaps interfering. About an inch clearance on my 2002 Tundra SR5 AC with off-road package.
    3. Here is link to the OEM Wheels (check eBay or FB Marketplace for inexpensive takeoffs for sale):
    https://parts.venicetoyota.com/p/Toyota__Tacoma/Wheel/103041304/4261104231.html?partner=googlebase

    4. Rear Speakers
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079G6CZF7?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details
    Front speakers

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079G199KB?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details&th=1
    Speaker harness
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G8ZQJP2?ref=ppx_yo2_tab_ap_product_details


    Keep us posted on your rebuild




     
  8. Mar 14, 2022 at 8:06 PM
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    Tundra2

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    I had that led blinker assembly and it only lasted about a year for me. Went with the fancy diode dynamics one on the truck, and the cheap one on the car. Both work gud...

    The one you have linked worked gud until it didn't. I thought I had a wiring problem it got so annoying! Intermittent worky work
     
  9. Mar 14, 2022 at 8:27 PM
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    Off Tarmac

    Off Tarmac [OP] Semi-Amateur Mechanic

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    Good to know and bummer! The relays in and I’ll post an update if/when it fails.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2022 at 8:28 PM
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    NickB_01TRD

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    Truck looks real nice. Getting a nice refresh. Welcome to the forum!
    How many miles on it now?
    I also bought one of the cheap ones for my Lexus (almost identical part as tundra) only lasted about a year for me as well then stopped flashing. Go diode dynamics.
     
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  11. Mar 14, 2022 at 8:32 PM
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    Off Tarmac

    Off Tarmac [OP] Semi-Amateur Mechanic

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    Thanks! She has 167,000 miles and turns 20 yo on March 17th. Will keep the Diode Dynamics in mind when this relay goes…
     
  12. Mar 15, 2022 at 5:27 AM
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  13. Mar 15, 2022 at 5:28 AM
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    Thanks for that info!

    I have another question. When your OEM door handles were re-painted, were the backing seals/gaskets still in good shape or did they have to be replaced? My door handles are in good shape and will be re-painted as well but the paint shop I'm using has raised concern that the backing seals will be either cracked or brittle. I don't believe the seals can be purchased separately so I'm considering buying a full set of aftermarket door handles for roughly $50 just for the seals.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2022 at 6:13 AM
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    That is a really nice truck!
     
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  15. Mar 15, 2022 at 6:22 AM
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    Off Tarmac

    Off Tarmac [OP] Semi-Amateur Mechanic

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    You bet! door handle seals were in good shape and we just reused them. That’s a good idea to buy the aftermarket handles JUST for the seals. We replaced the tailgate handle a few years ago with a $15 cheapo from eBay. Waiting for it to completely fail so I can install the $150 OEM handle. That’s one area I know not to skimp on.
     
  16. Mar 15, 2022 at 6:26 AM
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    Welcome from so cal
     
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    Awesome project. he's gonna love it
     
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