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2016 Alpine TRD

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by Medic, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Dec 23, 2015 at 6:27 PM
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    Medic

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    Ordered new 2016 Alpine White SR5 Double Cab with TRD option December 2015. The 2011 Crewmax Platinum was an awesome truck but I really missed the bed space and with kids out of car seats, the extra cab room was wasted with me. Plus I really wanted a 3rd gen truck since they were introduced.

    Parts / mods :
    285/65/18 BFGoodrich AT KO 2
    Undercover Flex - hard folding tonneau cover
    TRD Dual Exhaust
    Toyota Tow mirrors
    Stubby Antenna
    N Fab steps
    20% front window tint
    OEM Hood protector and bedliner
    Quick Fist clamps installed in bed
    Husky Weather Beater front and back
    Lost Camo Front emblem and Tailgate stamp insert
    Color matched Limited grill and hood bulge (removed)
    Rhino Lined Limited grill and hood bulge
    Painted tow hooks TRD red
    Debadged Tundra, iForce and SR5 emblems
    Realigned black Tundra badge, added black TRD badges
    Hypertech Interceptor
    Painted tow hooks TRD red
    Center console organizer installed
    Custom Back rack/ headache rack installed
    Custom TRD shifter by Ellis Precision
    Model T front emblem by Diaz Fabrication

    Pics sent from dealer after truck arrived.
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    1 - Truck picked up with the tires, tonneau cover and exhaust already installed.

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    2 - Installed the tow mirrors and stubby antenna.

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    Install of the mirrors was very quick. Approx. 20 mins a side. Thanks csuviper for the video you linked. It went exactly as descibed.

    Next mod is a set of nerf / sliders for the cab. Both my wife and son are having trouble getting in.

    I want to do something with the grille. I really like the look of both the TRD Pro grill and and aftermarket mesh grille.

    I also want to either dip or vinyl the bumpers to match the white.

    Thanks to everyone for the support of the new ride.;)
     
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  2. Dec 23, 2015 at 9:14 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Your welcome for the video. I like to add diy instructional information on here for people to reference.

    So many people going with the pro grill. You should try the mesh look.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2015 at 10:24 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    Nice truck! Can't wait to see the build move along!

    This is a dumb question, but do the tow mirrors extend out and retract back in, or do they only fold in? I don't have a lot of extra wiggle room when going in/out of my garage, I'm curious.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2015 at 6:02 AM
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    MotoTundra, the OEM mirrors standoff measures approx. 14.5" from the door. The tow mirrors have a standoff of 16" and 20" while extended. The mirrors do extend and fold in but both are done manually. Here are some pics for comparison. Hope this helps.
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  5. Dec 24, 2015 at 7:10 AM
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    Camburg Fox factory 2.5" lift Xd monsters with 295/70/18 nitto terra graplerrs Corsa cat back Weather tech liners Wet okole covers
    Same mirrors I have. Love em.
     
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  6. Dec 24, 2015 at 7:11 AM
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  7. Dec 24, 2015 at 7:16 AM
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    Dang, I like that - didn't even think to upgrade while I was purchasing, was just happy to get into the Tundra.
    :smack:
     
  8. Dec 24, 2015 at 7:50 AM
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    2015 LIMITED CREWMAX 4X4

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    Bed cover, spray in bedliner, tinted windows, black coating on wheels, blacked out grill and all other badges, 2.5" front leveling kit, rear Firestone air bags.
    How is the HD Radio reception with the stubby antenna? I'm in Northern California and when I had the stubby that I bought, on the truck, the HD was hit and miss. Maybe I just bought to cheap.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2015 at 2:26 PM
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    I normally listen to satellite radio due to poor coverage where I live anyway. Haven't really tested the stubby antenna yet for radio. Will update in a few days.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2015 at 5:33 PM
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    2015 LIMITED CREWMAX 4X4

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    If it works ok with HD radio, please post what brand you bought because I want the stubby but had to return the one I bought.
     
  11. Dec 24, 2015 at 6:56 PM
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    That is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you. They look great btw. I tow a small boat for now, so the stock mirrors are fine. If (hopefully when) I get a bigger boat I will probably need to make the switch to the tow mirrors. Those measurements help, they should fit just fine in the collapsed position through the garage.
     
  12. Dec 24, 2015 at 8:56 PM
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    Merry Christmas to everyone and your families.
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  13. Dec 26, 2015 at 8:08 AM
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    Pic from yesterday.
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  14. Dec 30, 2015 at 10:16 AM
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    I wasn't sure how I would like the BFG AT KO2 tires. I was hoping to try the Duratracs. After the last couple days of weather, 2 freezing rain storms and 10" of snow in less than 24 hours, I am extremely happy with my choice. These tires haven't slipped or spun, are super quiet on pavement, give a good ride and look aggressive. Only time will tell with fuel mileage and wear but would recommend these tires to anyone.
     
  15. Jan 1, 2016 at 6:42 PM
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    My old truck (s) had BFG ATKO's on them and I had great sucess. I'm waiting on our first snow here to see how the stock Michelin's do. There is a tire shop at the end of our road that I get my tires from so if need be...
     
  16. Jan 2, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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    Looking for recommendations for seat covers. Would like a nice form fitting type. Thanks
     
  17. Jan 2, 2016 at 5:19 PM
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    Clazzios or katzkin. I have clazzios and love them. Slides over the existing covers and almost looks like factory leather. Katzkin are a little more expensive and you have to remove the factory covers but look like they came from the factory.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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  19. Jan 3, 2016 at 8:09 PM
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    Does anyone know how to change the small screen on a 3rd gen. I have seen pics with different displays than I can find within the truck. Here is what I have.
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  20. Jan 3, 2016 at 9:07 PM
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    I've got a DISP button on my steering wheel
     
  21. Jan 3, 2016 at 9:11 PM
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    I have a display button as well. I can only scroll through basic settings. I have seen pics of other screens where a weather screen is on the top. Looking for ideas. Thinking it might be only with limited or platinum editions.
     
  22. Jan 3, 2016 at 9:22 PM
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    I just hit display..the basic trim level looks a little different.
     
  23. Jan 7, 2016 at 5:50 AM
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    Had a little time while finishing another project and decided to dip my Tundra badges. Going to take the rest of the badges off the next time I wash the truck.
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  24. Jan 9, 2016 at 7:30 AM
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    The stubby antenna lost about 25% of the range as the factory antenna. Bought it on Amazon, TCBunny 4.7" carbon fiber TRD. Hope this helps.
     
  25. Jan 9, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    To appease the redneck in me, I wrapped the grill emblem and the tailgate "Tundra" in Lost Camo.
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  26. Jan 9, 2016 at 7:38 AM
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    Also started to delete the chrome.
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    Was able to find a used limited grill and painted the center black and the surround and hood bulge in white. Want to do the bumpers next.
     
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  27. Jan 14, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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    Finally got the next mod. Second time around. First attempt was badly damaged during shipping.
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  28. Jan 23, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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    Pic of steps installed. Super happy with result. Simple install. Black looks great against the white.
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    Will try and get some day light photos soon.
     
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  29. Jan 23, 2016 at 4:02 PM
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    Also got my Husky liners for the front and back. Fit great and don't move around at all.
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    Box liner was found on kijiji. Used less than one month by previous owner. Wanted to go with a spray in liner but due to low canadian dollar the cost is too much.
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  30. Jan 24, 2016 at 7:43 AM
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    Sweet Build....Love your truck!!

    Quick question. I want to dip my badges as well. You said in one of your posts that you were going to take your badges off to dip? Any benefit to that method opposed to just spraying while still on the truck? If so, how do you pull the badges off without damaging the truck or badges?
     
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