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Bakers 2012 build

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by bakersTRD, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Mar 16, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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    bakersTRD

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    Decided to start a build thread on my 2012 Tundra SR5 4x4 DC. Purchased the truck in September of 2012. It came equipped with the chrome appearance package. The first mod was installing an Extang Trifold tonno and WeatherTech floorliners.Photo-0062.jpg
    Next came the Toyota tube steps and bugshield. Not satisfied with the factory shift knob, I replaced it with a TRD Rockwarrior version. My family and friends think I'm crazy because I like to take care of my vehicles, and that includes the bed of my truck, so I installed a BedRug bedliner. I then got the idea to add a couple of LED puck lights that I picked up at my local Lowe's Home Improvement store. I attached them using heavy duty Velcro. bedrug.jpgled light.jpgshift knob.jpg front end.jpg grille 1.jpg
    My latest mod is the addition of a billet grille overlay I got from Spark's Toyota. Installation is pretty simple and you reuse the original emblem by snapping it into the billet grille mounting locations and tightening 2 small set screws to hold it in place. front end.jpg grille box.jpg grille 2.jpgside view.jpg
     
  2. Mar 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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    :popcorn:

    Good start my man
     
  3. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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    I like that bed rug! Good looking truck.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    What do you use the bed of your truck for?
     
  5. Mar 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM
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    I don't use it all the time, but I have hauled home improvement supplies, i.e. bagged mulch, lumber, plywood, etc. I also use it to haul our bikes to local trails.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:33 PM
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    do you like the BedRug so far?
     
  7. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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    Man I like that grill...
     
  8. Apr 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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    Dude that's pretty cool with the bed rug. And the grill too.
    Did u Install the rug ur self???
     
  9. Apr 15, 2014 at 3:03 PM
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    I installed the rug and the grille myself. Both were pretty simple. The rug installs with heavy duty Velcro strips on the floor and around the sides. The grille is a simple bolt-over so I didn't have to cut out the original grille shell.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2014 at 7:38 AM
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    Hey what about water underneath the rug?? How bad is it? My biggest concern right now is rust.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2014 at 7:41 AM
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    Oh I did find one at o'reilly for around 100$$$
    The look really cool...
     
  12. Apr 19, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    hey bigrob, I have a tonno cover on my bed so I haven't noticed much water, however, I do get some moisture between the tailgate and bed seam when I run it thru the car wash but it is dry by the next day.
     
  13. Apr 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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    Have u notice any kind of smell on it from the water just sitting in there???
     
  14. Apr 21, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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    no smell. It's made of marine grade carpet so it is mildew resistant.
     
  15. May 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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    Pulled the trigger on a leveling kit. I decided to go with the Pro Comp Pro Runner SS struts/shocks front and rear. They raised the front 2 inches. Original measurement was 36 5/8" from the floor to the lip of the fender well, after install it is 38 5/8". I still have a 1" rake front to rear, but it looks a lot better and I am happy with the ride. leveling kit front.jpg leveling kit profile.jpg
     
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  16. May 11, 2014 at 7:32 PM
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    Grats on the lift. Time to put on some nice tires to match it :)
     
  17. May 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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    Thanks. Have to save up some money for the tires. Looking at Cooper Discoverer A/T3 285/65/18's
     
  18. May 12, 2014 at 10:56 PM
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  19. May 13, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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    Good looking truck. I had the Cooper Discoverer AT3s on my 2004 Tacoma (215,000 miles and was still going strong) that I just sold. Those were the best tires I ever had. We had a lot of snow in WV this year and I didn't spin a tire. Wish they made them in 33/12.50/18 for my Tundra.
     
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  21. May 21, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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    Thanks. A buddy of mine has the AT3's on his 2500 Silverado and he loves them too.
     
  22. Aug 27, 2014 at 5:38 PM
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    New wheels and tires. Decided to go with the Nitto Terra Grappler 275/70/18 mounted on 18x9 V-Tech Vision Rage wheels. Have a slight rub in reverse when the wheels are turned hard to the left.
    new tires 1.jpg new tires 2.jpg new tires 3.jpg new tires 6.jpg new tires 5.jpg
     

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  23. Aug 27, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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    Very nice!
     
  24. Aug 27, 2014 at 11:49 PM
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  25. Aug 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM
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    Thanks guys
     
  26. Aug 29, 2014 at 5:33 AM
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    Great pic on the wheels/tires they look great with the lift.

    How is your alignment after the lift?
     
  27. Aug 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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    I had the truck re-aligned after the lift was installed. No problems so far. the Steering wheel is straight and no bump steer.
     
  28. Aug 31, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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    That's good to hear. Thanks.
     
  29. Nov 9, 2014 at 3:07 PM
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    IMG_20141108_145034.jpg IMG_20141108_145004.jpg IMG_20141104_163922.jpg IMG_20141104_163852.jpg Had custom bedside decals made and installed a set of factory pre-painted fender flares.
     
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  30. Nov 9, 2014 at 4:33 PM
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    I like them rims, good choice
     
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