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2008 Sequoia platinum build- Tundra friendly mods

Discussion in 'Sequoia Builds' started by Beau, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Mar 19, 2022 at 10:34 AM
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    Hey Beau. You gonna share a url for that cool emblem and the medel t pics?
     
  2. Mar 20, 2022 at 2:55 PM
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    Sorry for the wait, John. Here is the link to the steering wheel emblem and here its the model T emblem. I just got a chance to install it today. I wish it was oval to fill the stock gap but from 5ft away, you can't really see the underlying oval shape. Pardon the dirty truck, it's been dust-stormy (yeah, that's a word:)
    IMG_8178.jpg
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2022 at 6:49 AM
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    Thx. Really cool. Based on the link it doesn't look like it's being sold just sharing the 3D printer instructions...nube here
     
  4. Mar 21, 2022 at 8:26 AM
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    Correct. Apparently the guy who designed it and used to print and sell them got a cease and desist order from Toyota. That link is just the print file. The local 3d printing guy, I found, charged me $5 to print it.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2022 at 10:42 AM
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    I decided to move the pushbutton start to the column in order to make room for a flush mounted apple magsafe charger. It looks like it belongs and works so good!
    This is my wife's iPhone 13 pro max for size reference:
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  6. Mar 21, 2022 at 11:11 AM
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    Looks great!
     
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  7. Mar 21, 2022 at 5:54 PM
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    Omg leave it to toyota to ruin the fun. 4 bucks is pretty cheap. Can't believe that's all it was. For both emblems did you come up with a short cut or install them the proper way by taking lots of things apart?
     
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    The steering wheel emblem came right off with a little prying and the new one is hollow to accept the raised emblem that is part of the steering wheel. The back hatch emblem came off easily with a lil chizler and heat gun.
     
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  9. Mar 21, 2022 at 6:36 PM
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    Ah good to know. I thought each had a prong and you had to take the wheel cover and tailgate apart
     
  10. Mar 29, 2022 at 7:02 PM
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    How was the push to start switch wired? Do you think an OEM switch could be used?
     
  11. Mar 29, 2022 at 7:54 PM
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    It has a harness that goes directly to the PKE "brain". I doubt an OEM switch would be a direct plug and play but I bet you will be a pro electrician once you figure out how too wire that $500 dash harness.:rofl: I bet easy guard has a pushbutton that would fit decently in the stock trim though, if you go that route.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2022 at 7:58 PM
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    I have the OEM harness & a switch coming. I initially bought the switch to fill the hole in the 2019 dash & then thought, why not?

    lol

    Thanks!
     
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    Installed. Looks awesome. Thx!! Real loose tho. Did you use any adhesive anywhere? I don't want to lose the pins and it will surely pop off without a little something. .
     
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    Hey man, glad to hear! I used Trim tape to adhere it better. Mine is on there solid!
     
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    Thx didn't think of that. Forgot to add the pic

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    Looks awesome!
     
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    Yeah man, looks great!
     
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    Thx lol. Not sure how we popped off the message thread and onto ur build page.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2022 at 8:15 PM
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    Figured I'd jump on here and let y'all know why I haven't been posting. The mental health needs of the airforce directed my journey to S. Korea with a follow on in Germany. The wife and kids have been towing our camper all over the US with the Sequoia in my absence. I'm on the fence about shipping this huge SUV to Germany, any thoughts? Has anyone been there recently and had issues with a vehicle of this size on European roads and towns? Thanks friends!
     
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    Brand new and already inspired by your post! Thanks for all the info!

    I didn’t see anything about the door handles. I’ve got the same issue with chrome everywhere on my ‘08 platinum and the mirrors/handles are first on my list to either color match or I prefer to black them out. How’d you change yours?
     
  21. Jul 21, 2022 at 2:56 PM
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    Glad you like it! I love this truck. Anyways, the handles are standard black plastic ones from a tundra 4 door. You can use the handles from a tundra or sequoia. If I remember correctly, I paid about $50 for them. Super easy to change out as well with multiple YouTube vids to walk you through it. Post some pics of yours along the way. Thanks for checking mine out!
     
  22. Nov 11, 2022 at 6:11 AM
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    Pretty sure I'll be taking this beast to Germany:). I just can't part with it......mods to continue in '23!
    Someone take notes of what mods I'm missing while serving in Korea.
     
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    We'll take notes. Thank you for your continued service!! Glad u still have love for her after contiplating her sale for the bimmer several months ago.
     
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    I am hoping to pick up a set Monday & looked at my current RBs and have 4 mounts. Did you have 4 and the three on the TRD mounted ok?

    Thanks
     
  25. Nov 25, 2022 at 5:52 AM
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    Yeah man, I believe the old running boards had 4 brackets but they were way less rigid than the TRD ones. I'm not near my truck now, but if I remember correctly, the TRD boards have multiple places to mount the brackets and, once I figured which locations were the best, it was an easy install and its SOLID.
     
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    I saw what looked like numerous places for the mounts to go in your pictures.
    So just line the old & new up, move the mounts to where they are on the originals (one closer to the front, 2 closer to the back)?

    Thanks!

    I missed you were in Korea, thank you for your service!
     
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  27. Dec 2, 2022 at 6:12 AM
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    Sorry, just saw this and saw you got them all squared away. Easy install, as you experienced!
     
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