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2006 DC New Owner Project

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Openbaffle, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Jul 17, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    Openbaffle

    Openbaffle [OP] New Member

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    Greetings from NC. Wanted to post about my new (to me) 176k mile 2006 Tundra DC.

    I drive ~6k/yr and am hoping to have it for at least 4 yrs, while I save for a newer 3rd gen. Good things about these trucks at least where I'm at is that there really isn't much more depreciation that is going to happen on them. What I can sell it for at 200k in a couple years should be pretty close to what I bought it for save some of the work I had to do on it below.

    I did have a couple things to do, some maintenance/pm work, and some for enjoyment.

    Maintenance:
    • Oil change.
    • Rear diff service.
    • Transmission fluid.
    • Replace windshield.
    • Replace clutch fan.
    Enjoyment:
    On the fence:
    • Replace drop in bedliner with a spray-in one.
    • Darker tint all around to reduce heat in cab.
    • Replace driver side mirror with one that doesn't vibrate as much.
    The tint and bedliner are a ~$800+ investment, but also do provide enjoyment. I'm in an area where rust isn't an issue, and this truck is local; no rust on bed or frame. I just like the utility and the look of the spray-in bedliner. I also need a solution to haul bikes. I don't want to drop 1k on a rack system. Might just go with a tailgate pad and be done with it.

    Things that the previous owner did that I don't have to:
    Here she is, love the color:
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    Mid Kenwood radio install:
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    Backup camera works nice:
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    Scangauge II so I can monitor A/T temp, WT, MPG and Avg. MPG. I really like this location. Easy to see the gauge and nice to hide the wire behind the stock gauge cluster.
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    First project was to add 6k LEDs all around. All 4 door lights, map lights, dome light and license plate lights. Really helps when its dark out and modernizes the look. Total was about $20.
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    This mount worked perfectly for the Scanguage II.
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    Next is to finish upgrading all of the lights to LEDs. Diode dynamics LED relay + JDM Astar lights all around.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2019 at 4:59 PM
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    realtorblake

    realtorblake Tundra Thunda

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  3. Jul 17, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    Hooptytrix

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    Welcome from Florida.

    Don't believe the fools that say "white is the fastest color"
    They know nuttin
     
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  4. Jul 17, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf 3 Digit SSEM # 0.378K. I hate junk science

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    Nice 06. Welcome from Colorado.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    SharkDog

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    I’ve been kicking back and forth what head to put in mine since I bought it 4 months ago. Which Kenwood is that and how do you like it?
     
  6. Jul 18, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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    Openbaffle

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    @SharkDog -- I purchased the Kenwood DMX905S. It's last year's model. I was able to get a refurb'd one from Amazon for $350 (vs. $650 for a new one). I went with Kenwood because the better touch screen and 720p display over the competition. I did not need nav nor the DVD player, so this also saved me some money. I like it so far. The only thing that didn't work on the refurb was the microphone, but that was $8 to replace.

    It was pretty easy to install and worked with the backup camera the previous owner installed without too much drama. I also pulled a USB port to the center console to wire up the iPhone for CarPlay. The newest gen has wireless CarPlay, but I normally want my phone charging when I get in the car and drive/navigate so that wasn't worth the extra $300 to me.

    Here is the receiver, USB plug and microphone I used. I also used this wiring harness.

    I did order these map lights to replace the side marker halogens in my headlights, but I don't see an easy way to get the 168 bulbs out. Do they just twist out like the rest of the bulbs?

    I put the LEDs in the side lights as well as the rear lights. Those side light assemblies are a real pain to work with. One was much easier to get out than the other one. We'll see how it all looks tonight, but tested everything out and it is all working as expected. I'm happy I got the switchback LEDs for the front, I really think they will help light the road better at night.

    No hyperflash with the diode dynamics relay and the tap to signal is really nice as is the emergency/hazards feature.

    Also ordered another map light option for the interior. The one that I had was def. 6500k instead of 6000k, I can see the difference.
     
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  7. Jul 19, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    Openbaffle

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    Switchback flashers installed:
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  8. Jul 19, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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    SharkDog

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    Thanks for the stereo run down. I guess I gotta make a decision and set aside sometime to install.
     
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  9. Jul 20, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    Openbaffle

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    Got the last bit of LEDs installed -- replaced out the 6500k one in the dome light and also the two small amber LEDs in the headlights. Did a bit of night driving yesterday and the switchbacks really improve the visibility of the headlights. Was doing a bit of suspension research today. I'm likely OK with what I have, but I do like the OME kits. Something like this would give me a 2.5" lift and an extra leaf spring.

    Not sure it's worth dropping 1k on though. Doing the tint in a couple of weeks and also prob the spray in Bedliner. Ended up picking up a Yakima tailgate bike pad to haul my bikes. Will try out this weekend. I can still close my cover when I have it installed, which is a plus.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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    Openbaffle

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    Did the the IRX ceramic tint this week as well as the spray-in bedliner, getting rid of the ratty drop-in liner in the process. Went 40% up front and 15% on the back doors and back window. Spray-in bedliner came out really nice.

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  11. Aug 12, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    Was it easy to change the parking lights/168 bulbs in the headlights?

    Also does the amber in the corner signal light up all with the switchbacks? I was trying to decide if I needed clear corners for that mod.

    Truck is looking good!
     
  12. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    Good looking rig, what did you pick it for if you don’t mind me asking?
     
  13. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11

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  14. Aug 12, 2019 at 11:15 PM
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    akhero

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    I just got the same truck a month ago! 2005 Tundra TRD 133,000 miles did the drop in bedliner for $145 works well for me. In the process to do all the oil changes! Do you know the size of the bulb in the back seat on top in between the two T10 bulbs
     
  15. Aug 12, 2019 at 11:18 PM
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    I saw on youtube how to get the bulbs out! wrap duck tape on it and pull it. It will come out. I had some gorilla tape it came out easily!
     
  16. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    Openbaffle

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    @akhero -- you found the trick with the lights. Duct/Gorilla tape around the bulb and carefully work it out. Nice on your truck and great miles for a 2005! This is the bulb that I got for the back seat top: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q29X1BD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    @Jim LE 1301 -- Thanks!

    @Filthyphil -- Happy to tell you over PM.

    @Daq_daddy -- once I figured out how they came out it was easy. I had to pull the coolant tank off on the driver's side and kind of lean it off to the side to get in there. The switchbacks sort of look amber from the side. I'd love to replace with clear corners. I can't seem to find any, though. If you can source them, let me know! And thanks re: truck! It's coming along.
     
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  17. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

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  18. Aug 13, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    @Openbaffle Yeah, after actually looking at it I see what ya mean. Ive seen a few diff styles/brands of clear corners on Amazon....I have a hard time trusting most of the aftermarket light housings honestly though....hard to pull the trigger.
     
  19. Jun 4, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    TunTun2006

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    I know this is a LOT to ask but there is no rush on this if you decide to do it @Openbaffle. Can you post and possible link all the work you’ve done to the lights? Housings, bulbs, interior & exterior? I know some of it is here but i honestly know very little about bulbs and the like. Hell i don’t even know what a “switchback” is lol. I have MUCH needed tlc to give to my tundra before i start on my lights but i would love to get it looking HALF as good as yours. Sorry if my questions are ignorant and dumb. I know so little about bulbs (sizes, type, etc.) that my questions are probably going to come off as dumb. Anyway beautiful truck and thanks!
     
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  20. Jun 5, 2020 at 4:53 AM
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    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    Start with this.

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    There's quite a few people on here who went full led. @Professional Hand Model did some, I bet bet he remembers the others, cause I don't right now.
     
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