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2004 Tundra Long Travel PreRunner Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by MRKSe7en, May 3, 2019.

  1. May 3, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    MRKSe7en

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    Hello Everyone,

    I found a 2004 Tundra in pretty decent shape with 150K miles that I purchased to build a very Off-road Capable Prerunner that can still be my everyday driver.

    Wanted to share what I've done so far and what I plan to do in the very near future. Super excited for this to come together in the next month or two. Ill Keep you all updated.


    Completed:
    • Replaced worn down exterior and interior parts. (Headlights, Taillights, Steering Wheel etc.)
    • Refinished and Deep Cleaned Interior (New Floor Mats, Plasti-Diped Trim etc.)
    • Sound System Upgrade (Alpine Type R Speakers, JL Audio Stealthbox Sub-woofer, Android Stereo Head Unit)
    • Cold Air Intake
    • HID Conversion Kit

    Front:
    • Total Chaos Long Travel Boxed Kit w Spindle & Arm Gussets
    • King Coilovers TC5151-03
    • Fiberwerx Front Fenders 4" Bulge
    • Regear to 4.56
    • Custom Front Bumper - Fabricated by Nafarious Kustoms in Vegas
    Rear:
    • Deaver F85 Mini Pack
    • King Remote Reservoir Shocks
    • Regear to 4.56
    • Fiberwerx Rear Bedsides 4" Bulge
    • Custom Rear Bumper by Nafarious Kustoms
    Other:
    • 17" Method Race Wheels
    • BF Goodrich AT T/A KO2 315/70/R17 Tires
    • Viper Alarm
    • Window Tint
    • Timing Belt, Water Pump - Delivered, Waiting to Install, Not looking forward to it
    • CB Radio
    Wish List:
    • Headers and Exhaust System - Open to Suggestions
    • Turbo Charger
    • Rear Disk Break Conversion
    • Full Recolor Paint Job - Cement Grey
    • Roll Cage
    • Fiberglass Hood
    • Redo Rear Suspension to a Full Long Travel Link Set up with Triple Bypass Shocks or a more affordable Deaver Spring, Bed Cage, Triple Bypass set up.
    • Add Bypass Shocks in Front, Bump Stops
    Pics:
    https://www.tundras.com/members/mrkse7en.30036/


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    Before:



     
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  2. May 13, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    MRKSe7en

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    Front Long Travel is installed, smooth install no issues. Next up is the Rear Install, sending out to get Regeared and aligned. Still waiting on the Fiberglass, hopefully its here soon.
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  3. May 13, 2019 at 2:12 PM
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    Front Fiberglass Installed

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  4. May 13, 2019 at 2:12 PM
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    MRKSe7en

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    Nafarious Kustoms fabricating the rear shock mounts:
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    Opted for this set up as I need to use the bed for hauling a few times a month. Eventually I’d like to do a full bed cage and bypass shocks, deaver G57... or if I get can afford it, a full link suspension would be my dream.
     
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  5. May 14, 2019 at 4:11 AM
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    Looks good man
     
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  6. May 16, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    TX-TRD1stGEN

    TX-TRD1stGEN ...

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    Exciting build! Can't wait to see it all together!
     
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  7. May 16, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    Awesome!! One thing though, why would you ever switch out those sweet wheels for the methods?!?!?!
     
  8. May 16, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    fisherman951

    fisherman951 LT dreams ....

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    Nice first gen. If you want to see another BA 1st gen long travel check out @Sunnier build thread. Truck is awesome!!!
     
  9. May 16, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    MRKSe7en

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    I couldn’t risk destroying their beautiful finish off-road. ;)
     
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  10. May 16, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    touche! Where did you get your new steering wheel from and how much was it? The top of mine is smoothed out and just starting to show little cracks at 270k miles. I'd like to get a new one eventually. I had a 2011 crewmax before this truck and steering wheel was showing more wear at 50k miles!!!
     
  11. May 16, 2019 at 9:12 AM
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    $250 on eBay. The one on the truck was cracked and black.
    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/283360303646
     
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  12. May 16, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Thank for tagging me, Tony! I'm glad to get in on watching this build. Looks great, @MRKSe7en!
     
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  13. May 16, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Alaska is 2.5 times larger than Texas......

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  14. May 16, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    Hattori

    Hattori STOP SHIMMING COILOVERS!!!!

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  15. May 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    Nice! I actually found that one when I did a search right after asking that question. It looks like you have the same gray interior as I do. So the "sandlewood" matches it perfect? I know there is a tan interior color as well.
     
  16. May 16, 2019 at 10:56 AM
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    Thanks, Love your ride. I actually met with Matt at MCM Fab here in Vegas and was about to go with the rear cantilever set up but ended up opting to do a Minipack for now. Question, how are you liking the bed-liner, was painting easy?
     
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  17. May 16, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Thanks! So far, I'm loving yours too! It's cool we went different ways; fun to learn and compare.

    Yes. No. Kind of. I love the "Hulkiliner" now-- it turned out great-- but between the first and second coats, o bought it was gonna be a failure. I did it in shade (last gasp of a broken EZ-up) on a hot day. No problems really. I recommend an extra brush and leaving the stipple rollers for the 2nd coat but, to be fair, doing the first coat with brushes only might be why it looked so terrible.
     
  18. May 16, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    My tan matches the stock color, but the leather look and stitching on the new wheel is different than the stock wheel. I like it better to be honest though.
     
  19. May 16, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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    Awesome build. Can't wait to see more!
     
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  20. May 17, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    Nice so far, like the color too.

    Got any more pics of the rear shock set up? I haven't seen anybody successfully run outboard of the frame on a first gen. I thought about it on mine but my tires look too close.
     
  21. May 17, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Always wanted to see more LT 1st gens on here, good build!
     
  22. May 17, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    This is all I have at the moment. I can get more pics later today. I am installing wheel spacers on the rear as well. It’ll buy me an extra inch and a half of clearance from the shock. A4F2D04E-2126-4974-B0F4-1A3637DEDE26.jpg
     
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    Anyone do a disk break conversion on the rear? Thoughts?
     
  24. May 20, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Update! Fenders painted, suspension done. Just working on the custom front bumper and bed mounting. Then alignment and 4.56 Regear.

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  25. May 23, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Update:

    Truck is practically finished, regearing is today, however the paint needs to be redone. Apparently Toyota has more than 1 variant for the red they used on this truck. As you can see the paint doesn’t match. So it’s getting repainted on Monday. The bumper is finished and I couldn’t be happier with it.

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  26. May 23, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    that looks great. Beast ! V8 power and small footprint..it's gonna rip !
     
  27. May 23, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    What an awesome build. It looks great. Can't wait to see more updates.
     
  28. May 23, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Looks good!
     
  29. May 28, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    Back from the shop, looking pretty sick. I want to raise the front another inch however. Still a lot of small things to do, like wiring the light bar, window tint, alarm, cleaning, mounting the Radio antenna, etc.

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  30. May 28, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    That is one awesome truck! Looking forward to your opinion on the 4.56 gears.
     

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