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Blackoutt Adventure Build: "Fundra" the Limited DC

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by blackoutt, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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    blackoutt

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    I'm no stranger to Toyotas (or Tundras) but I recently acquired this 2017 Limited Double Cab 5.7 4x4 to build into the next blackoutt_adv rig. My previous build, a V8 4th Gen 4Runner "4Funner", took my wife and I to the connected 48 states, camping and wheeling all over, exploring national parks, scenic hikes, and natural wonders. While those trips were nothing short of epic, we desired more interior room, and more space to carry "stuff". We had maxed out the storage of the 4Runner without adding bumpers or a roof top tent or a trailer. We already have a 2007 Tundra long bed for truck stuff around the house and even love it for comfort on road trips so we started the hunt for a newer, lower mileage, and hopefully somewhat prebuilt rig to save some time/money. Enter fellow Tundras.com member Erichudgins with an extensively modified truck that was admittedly more than I wanted to start with but after searching around and comparing to buying a stock truck of same vintage and building it the way I wanted it without even factoring in lead times, powder coating, shipping, etc. it was silly not to buy it. My 4Runner build thread was an after thought about 4 years into it so I vowed to start this one early.

    This is a build thread to document the changes I've made since buying this truck. The previous owner put a ton of work into this build so now I'm going back through to clean up the details, tweak everything, and make it suit my needs to function exactly how I want it.

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    Current Parts List

    Suspension/Wheels/Tires
    Icon 2.5 front coilovers with CDC
    Eibach 700# springs w/ bump stop spacer
    Icon 2.5 Rears with CDC
    Icon RXT leafs set to option 3
    Icon billet upper UCA with delta joints and heims
    LCA cam tab reinforcement
    Durobump front and rear bumpstops
    Coachbuilder +1 shackles
    Energy Suspension steering rack bushings
    Method 701 17x8.5 0 offset
    37x12.50r17 Toyo RT
    Nitro 5.29 gears with Auburn Pro rear LSD
    Toytec extended rear brake lines
    ARB rear brake line and ABS bracket extenders

    Armor/Exterior

    TRD Pro grille
    Color matched handles
    Toyota Tow mirrors
    RCI raw aluminum engine and trans skids
    SDHQ sliders w/ grip tape step
    SDHQ ABS guards
    Total Chaos bed stiffeners
    Expedition One Storm Trooper Front Bumper
    Expedition One Dual swingout rear bumper
    Expedition One Roof rack
    Expedition One Geri Cans
    Datin metal fab 14 inch base bed rack
    Warn VR-12S Winch
    Factor 55 fairlead and flat link
    Fas-top canvas canopy
    Leer Topper with Thule rack
    Tailgate bed rug
    ESI ultimate seal tailgate seal and other waterproofing
    ESI ultimate cap seal

    Lighting/Interior

    2019 LED headlights
    Baja Designs S2 roof rack lights
    SDHQ A-pillar mounts
    Baja Designs XL80 Ditch lights
    Baja Designs Squadron sport R Amber fogs
    Cheap rear bumper backup lights with reverse trigger and switch
    Max Liner floor liners
    Brackateer and Halotron fire extinguisher
    Backup camera relocation with anytime backup camera switch
    ICS dash mount
    Blue Sea USB fast charger in dash
    Switch Pro 9100 on SDHQ console mount
    Victory 4x4 console molle panel
    TRD shift knob
    Salex Vehicle OCD center console organizer
    LED interior and cargo lighting
    Xprite 40" bulge light bar
    Rock lights wired to cargo switch
    Fatmat on rear cab wall
    WeBoost Drive Sleek single phone cell signal booster
    Always hot rear 12V and USB ports for fridge
    Dual USB/Voltmeter in center console

    Other
    SDHQ air pump relocation kit
    AFE exhaust dumped before axle
    AFE prodry S air filter w/ carbon filter delete
    ARB safari snorkel
    Bully Dog Programmer
    ARB single compressor and mount
    ARB Diff breather
    Alt-s diode
    Optima Red Top battery
    Blue Sea winch cutoff switch on home made battery tie down
    Custom bedside track mounts for hi lift and shovel
    Tech12Volts Fortin remote start
    Homemade wood bed drawer/sleeping build
    Maxxfan in bed cap
    SDHQ dual battery tray with washer fluid bottle relocation
    2x 100w solar panels with mppt controller
    DIY pop n lock tailgate

    Fundra To Do List
    • Buy ECGS bushing
    • Buy AIP bypass
    • Buy swing out rebuild kits to have in stock
    • Replace Coachbuilder shackle bushings
    • Rear left axle seal leak repair
    For Sale List
    • Stock mirrors no caps, or donate some caps to me to make them complete!
    • Stock black limited floor mats clean $50
    States the Fundra has taken us to so far
    [​IMG]


    Bonus: 4Funner Build for reference of the general direction this build will be taking.

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  2. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    Good looking truck. Do you have any other pics of that front bumper?
     
  3. Oct 21, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    blackoutt [OP] YEAH BUDDY!

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    Backup camera relocate and spare tire crank removal. Floor liners swapped with the second gen. Fire extinguisher on bracketeer mount and no it does not interfere with foot room.

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  4. Oct 21, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    blackoutt [OP] YEAH BUDDY!

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    Thanks. I dont know much about this bumper yet other than it fits the winch great. Fog light angle is really nice for a wide pattern. And theres some more cut outs to add more lighting if desired.

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  5. Oct 21, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    blackoutt [OP] YEAH BUDDY!

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    Cali and southern guys shield your eyes! I know you disagree with removing windshield tint but I've tried before and I cant stand it.

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  6. Oct 23, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    blackoutt [OP] YEAH BUDDY!

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    Productive evening. Swapped dirty deeds dumped exhaust for AFE. AFE is too quiet now, need to find that goldilocks exhaust. Also found a crack on a weld just before the catback. Carrier bearing drop. Pulled front ABS guards to loctite and installed rears. Found a missing rear bumper bolt that luckily was same as the ones I removed for rear sway bar on the second gen so fixed that. Fixed the license plate light grommet that was torn. Found a stainless bolt for camera relocate. Soldered a wire I shouldn't have cut that mirrored my camera relocate. Grip tape on the sliders per the wifes request. Salex OCD console organizer, so much room when organized! Windshield tint strip I had leftover from another install fit nicely. And finished the night off by mounting some crazy 3m velcro type strips for the ez pass.



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  7. Oct 24, 2019 at 9:47 PM
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    Nice build! I am tagging this for future progress
     
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  8. Oct 24, 2019 at 11:29 PM
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    Nice build
     
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  9. Oct 25, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    Did you remove the front sway bar when you installed the 37s? I just test fit 37x11.5x18s and it’s rubbing the sway bar on full lock. How’s the truck drive without it? Thanks!



     
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  10. Oct 25, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    In the picture it appears you did, just wanted to know if you removed it or if it came that way.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2019 at 11:16 AM
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    Howdy from DFW and nice truck :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Oct 25, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    Sway bar was removed already when I got the truck on 37s. It came in the bed lol. Researching on the dirty sevens thread it looks like it depends on wheel offset and tire width for sway bar clearance but most people remove it. I was concerned about its handling since my 4runner with no front sway was terrible to drive but surprisingly it's not that bad on the tundra. It doesn't really drive like I expected a lifted no sway bar truck on 37s to handle, much better actually.
     
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  13. Oct 25, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    Thanks for the info! I’m running the Exp1 bumpers as well...

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  14. Oct 30, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    blackoutt [OP] YEAH BUDDY!

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    Haven't been at home to work on the truck in a few days which means that parts have been rolling in! I didn't have much time but couldn't resist the urge and mocked up a rear bumper/reverse light bracket to see how these lights would fit. Naturally the brackets they came with didnt put the light in an aesthetically pleasing or very functional spot so a little bending and cutting later and I like!

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  15. Oct 30, 2019 at 6:44 PM
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    Good stuff! I went with VisionX on my EXP1 rear. Only found out later I could’ve had the cutouts custom done for whatever lights I wanted. I went between so many figuring out what fit and looked best. It’s an odd size hole for most modern lights but you found the perfect size!

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  16. Oct 31, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    Busy with candy stuff but small progress. Pulled the rear jerrycans from the left swingarm since its below freezing today. Anyone have any good write ups on swingarm bearings and seals maintenance?

    Mounted second rear bumper light and wired up the license plate lights.

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  17. Oct 31, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    Just replaced the bearings and grease on my driver side swing out. Super easy and about $35 worth of parts. The shop that installed my bumper used the gaskets supplied, but water still got in. Have to do the passenger side next. I’ve got part numbers if you need them.
     
  18. Nov 1, 2019 at 4:37 AM
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    That would be awesome if you want to share some better parts. The oring seal on my driver side swing out is clearly not sealing and very thin. I was going to measure for a better size and order a handful off McMaster probably unless you've got an easier to source off the shelf part?

    Edit: From Expedition One's Website but not including the cap seal

    Single Arm Carriers
    Grease Seal: 37502250
    Grease: Any marine-grade lithium grease
    Large Bearing: 102949
    Lower Race: 102910
    Small Bearing: 15123
    Upper Race: 15245


    Dual Swing Arm Carriers
    Grease Seals: PN 5121
    Bearings: LM48548
     
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  19. Nov 1, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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  20. Nov 2, 2019 at 4:09 PM
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    So I changed out the passenger side bearings and grease seal today. This is the side that carries my spare. Did the drivers side last month. It’s an easy but messy process. The O ring gasket either isn't preventing water from getting inside the housing or it’s a condensation issue. The water inside was brown and dirty-the bearings clogged with discolored grease. EXP1 sent me some new complimentary gaskets and lithium packets last month after I went through the issue with them. At first we assumed the shop that put my bumper on forgot to include the gaskets. Not the case. The replacement parts are cheap. I’ve included pictures of the process.

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    The conical shaped bearings go tapered end first through the bottom and the top. The grease seal keeps the bottom bearing seated. I forgot to take a picture of the new grease seal. I gently tapped mine into place using a straight edged screwdriver and hammer.

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  21. Nov 2, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    I did note water droplets condensed on the cap but that oring also doesn't look like it's got a chance to seal the top. I'm going to source some fatter ones for more better crush. Luckily my grease is still bright pink after I used a paper towel to draw the water off the top!



    Wiring like a mofo today... done on the outside, not moving to the ICS dash mount, USB ports, and anytime backup camera switch.
     
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  22. Nov 2, 2019 at 9:50 PM
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    Absolutely killed it in the shop today. Figured out that if I air down the tires to 10psi it'll fit in the 7' door!
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    I cleaned up the roof rack wiring first; wires resting on paint will rub through over time.
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    Then wired the squadrons in the front bumper to the OEM fog light connections and completed the "anytime fog light mod" so that I can have them on with just parking lights and high beams as well. After that I went to town wiring up the new rear bumper lights which led to figuring out how to program the switchpro. I hooked up the the dimmer wire with an add-a-fuse to a headlight fuse so that I could have the dim function at night (badly needed), then the trigger wire to a reverse signal wire in the RA5 connector on the passenger side junction box under the hood so that when I put it in reverse my new rear bumper lights come on automatically through the switchpro too! And rearranged some of the outputs for "high" vs "low" draw and set them up for the remaining things I plan to add in the future.
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    After that I turned my attention to the interior. Pulled the stereo out and plugged in the anytime backup camera harness only to figure out that it works by grounding the wire, not providing power. After figuring out how to add a relay into the mix to use the switchpro to trigger it to make the ground connection, I now have anytime backup camera on the switchpro!
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    With that settled, work continued on the ICS dash mount with a sidebar into how to install a Blue Sea dual USB fast charger nearby it to keep from having cords draped up the dash which were always the bane of my existence on the last build. Turns out there's plenty of room next to the dash center speaker to cut out some clearance below and drill a hole through the grill. If I ever wanted to return it to stock I'll have to buy a new speaker grill, oh well. Wired it into one of the plethora of factory cig lighters that I'll never use.
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    Buttoned it all up and reassembled. I must have keyed on with something unplugged throughout the day since I now have ABS lamp and a squiggly drifting truck lamp, I'll hook up and see if I can reset those in the morning. Then to back it out, air it up, and see if the ICS with backing plate is stable enough to bomb trails with ipad mini up there.
     
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  23. Nov 2, 2019 at 10:41 PM
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    Went to give the truck a little airbox love today. Hydrocarbon filter delete: pull upper airbox cover, remove MAF sensor, push on HCF from backside near where its bonded to the cover, clean up loose bonding areas with razor blade, blow out with air, reinstall.

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    Attempted to install the AFE pro dry filter BUT the filter recommended from AFE's website for "07-19" 5.7s is too big! Looks like my third gen airbox is actually smaller than the second gen. So note to anyone with 14+ 5.7 looking for an AFE dry filter don't order 31-10146 (fits second gen 5.7) you need a 31-10247! Guess that can wait a few more days.
     
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    Wife decided she didn't want a RAM ball on the dash for her phone so I shifted the C ball her way creating enough clearance between it and the B ball so I can run a short arm for the cell phone x-grip. So solid now. Love it.
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    Also threw in a spare Alt-s diode that I had floating around to creep the charging voltages up sufficiently for the AGM battery. Perfect 14.4 VDC cold.
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  27. Nov 21, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    Been a while. Finally got the correct size AFE pro dry filter and threw that in.

    Then went to work on fitting my old 40" amber backlit bar from the 4Runner roof rack into the bulge. I decided to take my time and make my own brackets, I'm sure the SDHQ ones are the bees knees but my labor is free! After lots of adjusting marking cutting drilling dremeling and painting I give you the "$0" bulge light bar install retaining the factory grille and using factory holes to mount it. Bolts painted white to match. Super simple wire job to the switch pro and ready to rock. Looks like I have room for another switch still...locker? But first; light bars.

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    fyi the 67D mounts are nice for the money. The ball mounts are 1/2 of RAM size so it doesn't clutter up the view.
     
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  29. Nov 23, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    blackoutt

    blackoutt [OP] YEAH BUDDY!

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    They do look nice and cheaper by the time you get ram balls arm and mount? If ram lets me down I'll try it but I think I'm committed for now.
     
  30. Nov 23, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    blackoutt

    blackoutt [OP] YEAH BUDDY!

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    Finally got the balls up to use my new Amazon spring compressors on beefy tundra coils. Swapped out the suspect quality issue 600# coils for some eibach 16" 700# coils that the truck with steel bumper and winch should have anyway. While I was in there I added the bump stop spacers as recommended to prevent coil bind if pushing the limits of the 1" max preload. Also since I borrowed a buddies welder to fix the cracked exhaust pipe I went ahead and built up little weld beads behind the lower control arm alignment cam tabs. All back together with a DIY alignment and she's ready for the next adventure!

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