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5.7 Upgrades

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by TxTundraGuy89, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Apr 22, 2015 at 8:02 PM
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    Hey guys going to getting me a Tundra here soon hopefully just wanting to see what upgrades y'all would recommend.

    Uses of truck will be daily driver, and occasional tow vehicle. I know 2 no brainer decisions are exhaust and programmer, anything else you guys would suggest?
     
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  2. Apr 22, 2015 at 8:22 PM
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  3. Apr 23, 2015 at 3:32 AM
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    Living in Texas, tint is a must. As Brian said lift & wheels/tires will definitely change the look of the truck & is the most common upgrade. I'm sure everyone else on here will be more than happy to help spend your money on your new Tundra. :D

    Congrats on your upcoming purchase. Welcome to the site & post some pics whenever you get a chance.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2015 at 4:20 AM
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    Csuviper has got quite the list definitely going to read it in detail when I get the chance.

    Oh yeah tint is a no brainer. I'm up on the wall about lift and tires, I've seen them in person there awesome!! I'll at least probably put some rims and tires not sure about the lift.

    Oh yeah when I get I most definitely will, right now trying to find out what model I want. I know I want a crew cab.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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    To me this is the perfect Tundra to me doesn't look lifted but has a sweet set of rims and tires, the look that I want to go for

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Apr 23, 2015 at 9:46 AM
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    As stated above:
    Lift/wheels/tires
    Exhaust
    Tint
    BHLM
    Shorty antenna
    Paint badges
    HID's

    Many, many more
     
  7. Apr 23, 2015 at 10:04 AM
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    flow master outlaw exhaust, TRD cold air intake, linex bed, nfab bars, husky floor liners, esp rear seat storage unit,
    Thats a picture of a crew max cab, just to give you a heads up I went from a tacoma to tundra and did a lot of research to, but I would also recommend some nerf bars or steps if you are shorter guy or have family members, girlfriend or wife who are shorter.
     
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  8. Apr 23, 2015 at 10:22 AM
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    Welcome! That pic you posted looks like it may have a leveling kit or something equivalent... Nice and clean:) Plus, with just a little lift up front, it gives you a lot more tire size options:)
     
  9. Apr 23, 2015 at 10:41 AM
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    What is a bhlm?

    That's good to know my wife is a little on the shorter side so will definitely get some step bars.

    Okay, well if I did a lift at all I wouldn't go above 3" I've always felt its the perfect lift when you have a DD.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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    I agree the 3" is perfect on these trucks
     
  11. Apr 23, 2015 at 7:45 PM
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    I am 5'7" and my wife is 4'11"...she has to do that Michael Jordan thing ...like running up to jump for dunk ...
     
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  12. Apr 24, 2015 at 7:20 AM
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    Yeah my wife is roughly about your height but the step bars are definitely a must for my wife. I'm 6'0 so getting in won't be much of an issue.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2015 at 8:50 AM
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    Where did you get the HID's from?
     
  14. May 8, 2015 at 4:20 AM
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    Hey guys here's a 15 tundra at work I saw this morning I know the angle isn't that great, but I know its a 4x4. Does it just have a rim and tire upgrade or does it appear to be lifted?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. May 8, 2015 at 6:03 AM
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    Appears to be lifted. Maybe 2 1/2 to 3 inch on the front.If it is still there, go look at the front coil -overs to see if it is a spacer lift or aftermarket coil-overs providing the lift. Maybe leave a polite note on the window. Definitely a nice truck.
     
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  16. May 8, 2015 at 6:21 AM
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    Yeah I fell in love with it! Plus the blue is gorgeous!

    Great idea on the note going to have to do that!!
     
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  17. May 8, 2015 at 6:41 AM
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    XD Series 20" wheels, Nerf Bars, Lund Revited fender flares 2 1/2" leveling kit, 285/55/r20 all terrain tires
    11242562_895666013810070_8150829611910053328_n.jpg My 2014 4x4 Crewmax Sr5, aftermarket wheels and tires, 2 1/2" Rough Country leveling kit, lund riveted fender flares, nerf bars. up next is air intake and programmer, exhaust, front grill, raod armor or Iron cross frony and rear bumpers.. after those are done probably 4 1/2" to 6" lift then upgraded suspension
     
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    I would consider what storage options are out there or maybe already covered on a thread here. I bought an OEM under seat storage box on Craigslist from a guy who upgraded his 2010 DC to a 15 CrewMax which has a lot more room but storage space took a hit. Good for me cause I paid only $40 for a basically new storage box. If you like to have a few items always handy then there are a lot of bed storage options you can do.
    The Tundra already has a cold air intake that can be modded for even better air flow (SABM: stock air box mod) along with a quality drop in filter.
     
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  19. May 8, 2015 at 3:15 PM
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    Here's the beauty! I'm in love with the look.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That is a pretty cool truck. Definitely leveled out.
     
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  21. May 11, 2015 at 8:47 AM
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    That truck definitely has bigger lift than 3/1. I would guess 6 or 7 inches.
     
  22. May 11, 2015 at 8:51 AM
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    By the way, if your wife is around 4' 11" AND rides regularly in your truck, do not lift it 6 inches. Mine is lifted 3 & 1/2 inches (OME 614) and my wife is 5' 6" and some times she complains. I even have the step bars as you could see.
    SnowG.jpg
     
  23. May 11, 2015 at 9:46 AM
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    ^^^ my wife is 4'11" and I'm around 5'7" on a good day.
     
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    Hey Tugs, what do you think of the ride with that leveling kit? How does it compare to stock? I've been considering a kit like that myself because I like the look, but I just love how this thing rides with the stock suspension. I don't want to mess that up.
     
  25. May 13, 2015 at 5:59 AM
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    Hasn't changed much, just put the 295s on last week and they are substantially taller than my previous tires (285/55/r20). I've had the leveling kit for a few months now and there was no difference in handling or ride comfort. However the handling with the bigger tires is taking some getting used to, feels a bit out of control at times but all in all worth it.
     
  26. May 13, 2015 at 6:30 AM
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    I had the same type question here on this truck. It looks like it may have a leveling kit. I'm thinking 18 inch wheels, what do you guys think on tire size. This is just a picture I found on line. I really like this setup.

    image.jpg
     
  27. May 13, 2015 at 9:50 AM
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    Tug, where did you get your fender flares and nerf bars?
     
  28. May 13, 2015 at 12:53 PM
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    www.realtruck.com

    Fender flares or lund brand & the nerf bars or Nfab
     
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    Will post updated pic Saturday ,Just ordered.....
    Aries Pro Series Bull Bar
     
  30. May 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM
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    For looks? Some are under the impression it adds protection..when in fact, it can hurt the body if in an accident.
     
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