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2006 DC XSP Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Sbrow191, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Sep 2, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    Longtime lurker first time poster...

    Figured after all the info I’ve borrowed from this site I would share my rig and my mods as they happen, and hopefully help others along as I have been.

    This is the DC the day I brought her home...
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    Pretty much factory with the XSP package with 20” Enkei wheels, chrome nerf bars, and a “skid plate”, with an ARE cap/rack system.

    flash forward to today
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    Set of vision 16x8 wheels, BFG KO2 tires, Softopper, Weathertec floor mats, Sony double din touch screen.

    On order I have a set of N-fab flush mount nerf steps and then plan on coating badges and chrome to match the dark gray of the wheels.

    Down the road I’m thinking of leveling it out with adjustable struts and an AAL because I really want a ultra light slide in camper in a year or two.
     
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  2. Sep 7, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    In the regular maintenance category I replaced my broken tailgate handle with a part off Amazon. Clean fit and took less than 10 mins, part seems sturdy at was around $25.BD688B7D-DC0F-4803-B33F-5CA76C454282.jpg
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2020 at 4:25 AM
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    Took her out to cape lookout national seashore in NC this weekend for a little wheeling, fishing, and camping. Both my friends 2003 AC and my truck did great! Caught a few good fish too!

    passed a brand new Silverado “Carhart Edition” stuck in a foot of water on the back roads and we were able to cruise right by them.

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  4. Sep 14, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    Great looking truck. I really like the color and the wheels.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    Welcome aboard from SoCal.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:34 PM
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    thanks! Great looking regular cab you have there. Lived in SLO for a bit a few years back and always envied the quality of California kept vehicles...must be the weather!
     
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    SLO is a beautiful part of the world ~ always loved my visits there. :)
     
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  8. Sep 15, 2020 at 2:02 AM
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    N84434 In the Frozen Tundra

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  9. Sep 15, 2020 at 5:52 AM
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    Welcome from the Garden State!
     
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    What size ko2 did you put on there @Sbrow191
     
  11. Sep 19, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    265/75r16. A little frame rub in full lock in reverse but other than that they are working out great.

    ”if you ain’t rubbin you ain’t dubbin”
     
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  12. Sep 19, 2020 at 10:48 PM
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    Sweet truck, welcome to the board. Didn't even know there was a such thing as a XSP package!!!
     
  13. Sep 20, 2020 at 5:19 AM
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    yea I’m not sure if it was a regional thing or not but it was just an exterior package with 18 or 20” wheels, chrome nerf bars, and “skid plate”. There’s also XSP stitched on the headrest. I’m sure the original owner paid a couple $k extra for what is essentially an SR5. I see them around NC every once in a while.
     
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  14. Sep 20, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    That's pretty cool but not sure if worth the extra $$$. I've never seen one around my area - Alberta, Canada; but have seen 1 of 2 2003 T3 Tundra's around!!!
     
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    My mind just stood attention when you mentioned Alberta... it's no wonder you don't see too many 2003 Tundras anymore, the salted roads up your way eat the frames for lunch!
     
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    yea it wasn’t a selling point for me buying it used, it just happened to be the first clean one that was relatively stock that I saw with less than 150k on it. Looked for a year for this truck...

    bath today to clean off all the salt and sand:

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  17. Sep 20, 2020 at 12:12 PM
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    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    That's awesome. My wife and I are going in a few weeks. Did you take the ferry out of Davis, NC? How was the wind out there? We're planning to camp for several nights and I was warned the wind can get really bad.
     
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    yea we took the ferry out of Davis NC. If you don’t already have them you’ll need reservations. The wind can be variable, there’s times I’ve been out there and it’s super windy and other times when there’s no wind (bug spray necessary in that case). Best bet is to check the weather and if it’s forecasting more than 20mph winds I’d stay home. Worst case if you get caught out there when it’s really windy you can hang out on the bay side where it’s typically less wind and then sleep in the truck if absolutely necessary.
     
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    Hahaha so true!!!!!!
     
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    Pure sex!!!
     
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    Reservations for the ferry or something else?
     
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    Yes reservations for the ferry. It’s their busy season with fall fishermen coming over to the island.
     
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    Additional “maintenance” this week was changing out the ratty armrest cover with a real leather replacement from Richmond auto. Tight fit and seems to be great quality. A little nervy cutting the new leather to fit around the bolt tho!

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    Decided to get a rod and cooler rack...thought it would be an easy installation but after about 5 hours I finally got it on! Ended up cutting a hole in the skid for oil changes and doing some trimming on the sides.

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    Turns out that the Curt front hitch was bowed inward a little bit from shipping so it was a PITA to line the holes in the frame up ended up having to leverage it in place with a screwdriver. Had to drill 2 holes in the frame which went super slow, my bit was worthless. First fished bolt worked great but the second got stuck so I had to widen the hole and really finesse it the second time. All in all all bolts line up and are installed. Now just waiting for my custom rod rack. Time for a cold one
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    It finally came!!! Truck needs a bath but I’m pumped! Ready for the island this weekend.

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    D027C28B-B0D3-4718-AAA7-5F3CE4BE6015.jpg I have an 2005 XSP. I have the 2WD version. Same exact color and a double cab. Photo is Katskin porn. I installed front and rear
    bun warmers at the same time. I couldn’t be happier.
    For those that catch small details, ONLY XSP versions have one piece front fender flares.
    I have not seen XSP with the 2 piece flares. Perhaps someone here has that.
     
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    @Sbrow191 nice XSP - much better with the new wheels! One piece flares and Katzkin in my XSP as well :thumbsup:

     
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    Bad to the BONE!
     
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    Photo of the rod rack in action, more pics from my trip to Cape Lookout last weekend are posted in the trips forum. Guess I need to get a fancier cooler now that it’s up front :devil:
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    Wow, I guess you lock in the hubs and back away from the water, when the “Big one” takes the bait!

    “We need a bigger Tundra”.

    -Jaws movie
     
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