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2014 Black CM build

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by MotoTundra, Jan 16, 2014.

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    me too. i like the contrast rather than the LED. I think i'd like an LED strip, but not the main focus
     
  2. Aug 9, 2017 at 8:48 PM
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    This was my first and only. It took a long time but I really took my time and didn't break or scratch a thing. My housings looked great after separating them, much better than some pictures I have seen of paid work by retrofitters. I was fortunate I didn't need my truck when I was doing them. I left my grill and headlights off for probably over a week total. I worked on it at night after work. You can definitely mess stuff up and if you mount the projectors wrong you are kinda screwed.

    There is always satisfaction from doing the work yourself too.

    Now that I have done those, I would feel comfortable doing another if I had the time. I did save a lot on labor. I forget off hand how much the parts were, but a professional retrofit is usually pricey!
     
  3. Aug 9, 2017 at 8:52 PM
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    Yeah, they are. i priced what i want around $850-900. I have some aftermarkets so i could definitely take my time like you did. I might just do it to do it and see what i end up with. I like the lights i have now but they could be more "organized" in their throw and better output. I think i'm going to try it. Not soon, but i will. Thanks for the inspiration! You talked me into it just by saying you got gratification out of it
     
  4. Aug 9, 2017 at 8:57 PM
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    TRS usually has a black Friday sale every year. Keep that in mind. The hardest part is separating them without breaking anything, then removing all the permaseal without scratching the inside of the lens where it is visible after putting it back together. Aiming the projectors was a bit nerve racking but it wasn't hard. If there is anything I can do to help let me know! Once it is over, even if it took a lot of time, you won't regret doing it. Unless you destroy your lights, then you might, haha.
     
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    I wouldn't be wrecked if a couple scratches ended up around the edges, but breaking something i would be worried about. I can do a lot with my hands but it's not always the more precise end product. I'm usually OK with it. I'm a lot less OCD if i'm doing it myself than if someone else is getting paid for doing my work
     
  6. Aug 9, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    You'll be fine brother!
     
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    I'll be using you to bounce four letter words off of
     
  8. Aug 9, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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    Haha that's fine...
     
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  9. Aug 9, 2017 at 10:33 PM
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    Looks like Dave Chapelle on the Chapelle show playing Tyrone Biggums
     
  11. Aug 10, 2017 at 4:54 AM
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    Hahaha!:rofl:

    That's the morning my truck went all Tony Montana on me....
     
  12. Aug 18, 2017 at 6:38 AM
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    Just installed the all black TRD Pro iForce/5.7 emblems after a wash, wax, clay bar, polish and wax.

    IMG_20170817_140628.jpg
     
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  13. Aug 18, 2017 at 7:31 AM
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    How has the plastidip held up on the wheels?
     
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  14. Aug 18, 2017 at 7:57 AM
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    Very well, however I only have about 10k miles on the truck and I don't off road it. It did seem to lose what gloss it did have with the glossifier. I miss having shiny wheels, I hope to have mine powdercoated black next summer.
     
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  15. Aug 21, 2017 at 6:18 PM
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    After I gave her a thorough detail....
    IMG_20170821_190930371_HDR.jpg
     
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  16. Aug 28, 2017 at 7:04 PM
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  17. Sep 16, 2017 at 4:12 AM
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    Thanks driver!

    It's moving along pretty slow. I may have to name it the molasses build. Piggy bank build, change purse build, right lane build, something like that... Haha
     
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  18. Dec 27, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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    Fresh gloss black powdercoat, TRD Pro center caps, and BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2's road force balanced.... Not on the truck yet but here is the teaser...
    IMG_20171227_222407.jpg
     
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  20. Dec 27, 2017 at 8:01 PM
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    That's how I felt loading them into the truck, haha.
     
  21. Dec 28, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    New wheel/tire setup is on. I went with black colorlugs too, simple product but I like it.

    The truck is dirty, but it's 8° outside so this is the best I could do!
    IMG_20171228_151518889.jpg
     
  22. Dec 28, 2017 at 8:23 PM
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    Gonna look slick, bro!
     
  24. Dec 28, 2017 at 8:27 PM
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    Thanks @Almaboy !

    Here is a close up of the colorlugs...
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    What lift is that? I’m doing the same thing to my TRD OR rims.
     
  26. Dec 28, 2017 at 8:31 PM
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    I don't have a lift. Maybe someday. The bed is actually loaded with 4 wheels/tires and a big heavy floor jack in that picture too...

    It was more cost effective to get mine PC'd instead of buying new wheels.
     
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    BOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!
     
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    I miss my black Tundra :pout:
     
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