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BayRunner's '17 Platinum MGM build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by BayRunner, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Nov 13, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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    BayRunner

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    ****** Latest Information and Latest Pictures *********

    I will keep the most current information and pictures in post #1. All following posts will detail each mod as the build progresses.

    Year/Model: 2017 Platinum CrewMax
    Color: Magnetic Grey Metallic (MGM)

    Wheels / Tires
    Wheels: TRD Pro Gloss Black 18" (black ColorLug caps)
    Tires: Nitto Ridge Grappler 285/65R18
    Spacers: Spyder Traxx 1.25"

    Suspension
    Front: Bilstein 6112 at 1.9" (leveled)
    Rear: Bilstein 5160, TRD Sway Bar (painted black)

    Exhaust
    TRD Duel Exhaust

    Lighting
    Headlights: 2018 Tundra LED w/black housing
    Fog: 2018 Tundra LED
    Taillights: Spyder LED Smoke Black
    Backup: VLED
    License Plate: VLED
    3rd Brake: VLED
    Cargo: VLED
    Interior: VLED (overhead console, rear passenger, vanity)
    Footwell: VLED - Driver & Passenger LED Kit
    Puddle: Drive Bright v4 Extreme
    Under Tailgate Break: Putco Blade LED
    Step Lights: LUX Monster LED Rock Lights
    LED Backlit Toyota Logo Grille Badge by @Sting Ray

    Bed
    BedRug bed liner
    AMP Bed Extension with no drill brackets
    Rugged Liner tri-fold hard tonneau cover with LED lighting

    Exterior
    2018 style Platinum Honeycomb grille with non-sensor emplem
    Color matched door handles
    Color matched mirror covers
    Color match running boards
    Black Tundra tail gate insert
    Black out tailgate 4x4 badge
    RCI Aluminum Powder Coated Engine Skid Plate
    AMP Power Steps
    Black Hood Insert and Bedside Stripes

    Interior
    Front windows tinted 50% (darkest per state law)
    Center console grid organizer with tray
    Husky X-ACT floor liners with full rear cover & Tundra logo emplem

    **** LATEST PICTURES ****



     
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  2. Nov 13, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Hell Yeah!!! Looking forward to this
     
  3. Nov 13, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    BlueBottle not a PRO

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    See fine print
    Looking good partner
     
  4. Nov 13, 2017 at 5:36 PM
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    Looks awesome soo far!
     
  5. Nov 13, 2017 at 6:03 PM
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    Van,

    well thought out!

    I've always liked the MGM color and your truck looks great!

    The paint shine and wheels look rich which means if it was sunny it'd look even better!

    Everything looks top shelf! :thumbsup:!
     
  6. Nov 13, 2017 at 7:23 PM
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    Thanks Jim,

    Truthfully, it was your wheels and your truck that inspired me :). It does indeed shine with the wax job and tires/trim treated with WaxAddict. That's some really good stuff. Introduced my nephew to it and we coated his new Mini Cooper. He loves it as well.

    BTW, if your in the Richmond area this coming weekend, I'm going to park the Tundra in the Cars & Coffee car show. Mine would look even better parked next to yours. :cheers:
     
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  7. Nov 14, 2017 at 1:04 AM
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    Thanks for the compliments Van!

    I owe knowing about WaxAddict and other products from Steve AKA @WarEagleSteve. Not only did he introduce me and other members to this great product but he also gave me my first bottle which I am happy I played that great gesture forward to you. I meet great people through this site. :thumbsup: I knew when we met that you'd try it and felt confident that you would like it.

    The PRO wheels look really good on your truck and I'm happy you bought them. Where did you get the TPMS sensors from? Did you have to take the truck to the dealer to get them programmed?

    I don't know if I'll be working this weekend or not. I should know by end of day Thursday whether I will need to or not. It is tempting to take a road trip to Richmond to get a chance to see your MGM up close and have a coffee. I like the idea of having a good cup of coffee and admiring our Tundras all detailed.

    Another member here is @Noodle who also has a beautiful truck and is in the Richmond area. Maybe he will see this and come too. What is the location of the Cars and Coffee show?
     
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  8. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:38 AM
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    I ended up pulling the TPMS out of the old wheels. I know I was originally up in the air as to go with the 18" or 20", but decided to just stick with eh PRO 18".

    The Cars & Coffee show is held every other weekend at:
    Regency Square Mall: 8 - 10am
    1420 N Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23229

    I've only been to it once but thought it was cool. I think it would be fun to have a Tundra presence and would be great to meet @Noodle if he's interested. No biggie either way. If you wish to read about them, their site is: http://carsandcoffeerichmond.com
     
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  9. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:55 AM
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    *** From The Beginning ***

    Here is the Tundra on test drive of day of purchase. Probably was not a good sign on the mpg when gas was needed for the test drive.


    Anyhow, after purchase, life was grand.... It was the greatest thing since sliced bread.... Life could not bet better..... Get home and... What can I mod????

    I do a lot of hauling for the business and wanted to get the bed taken care of first. So, the first mods were:

    • BedRug bed liner
    • Rugged Liner II tonnear cover
    • AMP Bed Extender

     
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  10. Nov 16, 2017 at 1:25 PM
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    *** Suspension Mods ***

    I would have to say that of the mods I've done, the greatest performing ones are:

    Front Bilstein 6112 set at 1.9"


    Rear Bilstein 5160


    TRD Sway Bar


    The TRD sway bar made a huge difference in handling and cornering. I really like the handling and drive performance after these 3 mods.
     
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  11. Nov 17, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    Got tired of the antenna hitting the garage door all the time, so I installed the stubby.

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  12. Nov 27, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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    Easy mod today. I wanted to black out the chrome lugs on my TRD Pro wheels and discovered ColorLugs. A cheap alternative to purchasing new lugs. Black caps that simply go over the existing lugs. Approximate prep time: 5 seconds (open package), Approximate installation time: 2 minutes (stopped to take a drink).

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  13. Jan 13, 2018 at 9:39 PM
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    Ok, continuing with my 2018 mod push and decided to try out the new '18 honeycomb grille with the non-sensor badge.

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  14. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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    Nice build. Looks good
     
  15. Jan 14, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    MGM BUILD!!!
     
  16. Jan 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    Your build is looking great, the honeycomb grill turned out nice.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    Thanks Trey! I like how the honeycomb grill turn out as well. Now I need to find homes for 2 '17 Platinum grilles (one black, and one stock silver).
     
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    The truck looks great!
     
  19. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    Thanks @Dingo716 . It's a work in progress.
     
  20. Feb 11, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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  21. Feb 27, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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    Looks great. I would love to hear more about the ride and handling of your suspension upgrades? I want that setup but I drive a twisty highway every week and am worried about what it will be like compared to stock.
     
  22. Feb 27, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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    I absolutely love the setup I have.

    Bilstein 6112 (front) & 5160 (rear) = A much firmer suspension ride that I like a lot. Keeps the wheels planted to the ground which I feel provides better control.

    Nitto Ridge Grapplers = An "E" rated tire that is stiffer, but helps with reducing any roll in turns. Went with one size up from stock to help with the trail riding I do but also kept the weight down for better performance on the highway.

    TRD Sway Bar = One of the best mods I've done. The off roading I do is mainly trail riding and does not require much flex. However, I do a lot of highway driving as well. My daily drive is Interstate driving with several Interstate merging and exists. With the combination of the sway bar with the "E" tires and Bilstein suspension, The truck takes these Interstate merges and exits like it's on rails. Very little roll if any. Some of these merges/exits, I don't even get off cruise control. Handles like a charm and could not be happier. As I mentioned earlier, the only reason to not use the sway bar is if you do off roading that will require flex. Otherwise, you only loose benefits of the sway bar.
     
  23. Feb 27, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    Awesome thanks very much. I have had the TRD swaybar since new nad love it but dont know what stock was like. The change I am considering making is to the 6112/5112’s which is sounds like will be firmer than stock. So I assume body roll is less than stock but the shocks and springs are more responsive? I am running 285/55 R20 KO2’s which should be ok with the profile. One more question if you dont mind - have you done much towing with the truck levelled and if so does it handle ok?
     
  24. Feb 27, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    Yes, the 6112/5160 combination is more responsive and definitely firmer over stock. May not be for everyone, but this is the ride I like so it suits me just fine. I also do quite a bit of towing of a 10' enclosed trailer with a cargo of about 2000 lbs for business and it handles just fine. Just completed a 2000 mile trip with no issues at all other than the horrendous fuel economy.
     
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  25. Mar 3, 2018 at 6:56 PM
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    Looks great!! Yeah I was thinking about the sway bar as well. Thanks for your post.
     
  26. Mar 15, 2018 at 7:08 AM
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    Decided to update the visual aesthetics by wrapping the hood insert and added some bed stripes.

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  27. Mar 20, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    Added the AMP Power Steps.

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    Added the LUX Monster rock lights for the AMP Power Steps.

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  29. Apr 9, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    Added the Steelie Ball phone mount.

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  30. Apr 9, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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    Decided to widen the stance a little with the Spyder Traxx spacers. Painted the rim black.

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