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Build ideas on a budget needed

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by NCinCO, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 12, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    Hey gang. I'm looking for build ideas for a 2018 CM. It will be my DD when I sell my lil '07 Cobalt to help pay for some of the goodies. Here is what I'm looking at now, the TTHA-TUN lift with a 1-1.5 block (was told to use the block if I wanted duals which is on the want list also), SPC UCA's, Spidertrax spacers, more aggressive tires and not sure about the size (I want Nitto Ridge Grapplers but DANG they are pricey), rims (I'll run stock for awhile), and probably a Bambi buster later.

    What do you guys think between a SC or chip/tuner? I know the SC would be out of this world awesome but the price tag will be too.

    I'm trying to convince the wife we desperately need all the mods (or at least some) this year. It's work in progress! Lol
     
  2. Feb 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Isn’t that the Toytec/Eibach kit? I went with shackles on my Toytec/Radflo lift and am pretty close to the exhaust at full droop, so that makes sense going with a block.

    As far as tires go, I’m a big fan of my Ridge Grapplers. They’re only slightly louder than the BFG Rough Terrain AT’s I had before, which for an aggressive tread is pretty good. With the 3/1 you’re planning on running, I’d go with 295/70-18’s. I got mine through a local dealer for $297 a tire with free mounting and balancing.
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    Yes it is the Toytec/Eibach kit. For the price it seems pretty good. I was looking at the Bilstein 5100 set up. Kinda torn between the two. Do you know if the ride is any different between the shackles and blocks?
    That size tire seems to be very popular. I'll have to keep looking out for prices to fall a bit. The cheapest I've found is around 320.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    Unfortunately I haven’t heard anything on that kit. But knowing the boys at ToyTec, they don’t put out a product of inferior quality. As a general rule, I’d go with ToyTec, but definitely do your homework. Unless you’re beating on the suspension off road I don’t think a block is a problem. I went with the shackle because I plan on off roading mine. Do some shopping around on the tires, you can find a better price.
     
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    the toytec kit should be better than the 5100's. the 5100's doesn't come with springs and you have to use your original top hats so that will add cost to the install. you have a solid lift for the price. looks like you did your homework! but it now! Don't forget to get the forum discount from toytec.
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    I have the Toytec/Eibach kit, great value without a reduction of ride quality like the 5100’s can have. Easier install since they come as an assembled unit. Neither are for aggressive off road use.
     
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  7. Feb 14, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    I don't quite get it. You buy a new Tundra for a daily driver on want to "build" it on a budget? You must have a pretty big budget since you want to add a lift and bigger wheels and tires and are also considering a super charger (no SC tunes available yet as far as I know) or maybe a tuner (again none available yet for the 2018s except maybe DAP).

    Anyway if you are used to driving a Chevy Cobalt as a DD you will be in for a rude awakening as far as MPGs are concerned after you lift your truck and put bigger tires on. Just something to consider besides the obvious warranty concerns with your proposed changes.
     
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  8. Feb 14, 2018 at 8:32 AM
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    I drive the Cobalt every now and then. This is my 3rd tundra but the first one I'm doing mods to. I guess the budget would be quality equipment at the cheaper price end. If I don't have to dip into the savings and stay out of the dog house, I consider that a budget.
     
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    Staying out of the doghouse is not always easy when you buy unnecessary (wife's point of view) parts for your truck. I know all about that "having" to buy parts for the Tundra and my Chevelle. I am good for a little while though because last fall I forked out 12k for bathroom upgrades my wife thought were necessary.
     
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  10. Feb 14, 2018 at 11:38 AM
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    Magnuson S/C offers financing I believe
     
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    But do they make one for the 2018. And then there is the big warranty concern.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2018 at 8:21 PM
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    Great question. I'm going to have to research and find out.
     
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    Super chargers are supposed to be fun but aske @Sean266 about reliability
     
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    I bet they are fun and definitely the best bang for the buck. I know 7k sounds like a lot of money but I sunk more then that into my Chevelle over the past year. Like I said my concern would be the warranty on my new truck, not only the engine but the whole drivetrain. I wish Toyota still sell and install the SC, a co-worker of mine bought a new Tacoma in 2002 and had the SC installed at that time, he has over 230K miles and never had an issue, he also maintains his truck meticulously, it still looks near new.
    I would be willing to spent 7K if my warranty is unaffected!
     
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    What's your input @Sean266
    It looks as if the Bully Dog or DAP tuner is a good option also. Thoughts?
     
  16. Feb 15, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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    Personally, I’m not going with either. I’m not risking a $47k truck for some tuning. If I wanted a hot rod, I would own one. That’s just my .02. Different strokes for different folks.
     
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    I'm not looking for a hot rod by no means. I've got my 2.2L Cobalt for that (lil Ferrari). I'm just looking for something to help it so it won't downshift on a small incline. I friend of my suggested a SC. I am skittish about certain mods like this since it would void parts of the warranty.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    I checked the Magnusson site today and they will give you a 36K drivetrain warranty, it starts from when the truck was new and will cover up to 12.5K. To get the warranty the SC has to be installed by a licensed mechanic. I contacted them and they are currently working on the software for the included BD GT tuner but do not have a release target date yet.

    As of now the only option to get a little more power and improved drivability is the DAP tune. I read numerous posts/reviews about DAP and most everybody is pleased with it.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2018 at 9:12 PM
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    That is some awesome researching you did. I've been seeing a few good threads about DAP. I'll look into it asap. In the meantime...back to work:annoyed:
     

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