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Build: Takes a lot of money to look this cheap.

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by MSU Tundra, Jul 27, 2022.

  1. Sep 16, 2022 at 9:56 AM
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    CaptRussia253

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    Sounds stock still. I cut mine at the exact same spot.
     
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  2. Sep 27, 2022 at 7:54 AM
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    MSU Tundra

    MSU Tundra [OP] Numerous rodeos experienced

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    Yeah it’s almost quieter (but lower sound) than stock.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2022 at 8:35 AM
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    Looks incredible, @MSU Tundra! And, on behalf of all of us who care about our fronts and windshields… THANK YOU FOR THE MUD FLAPS AND NOT BUILDING A ROCK CHUCKER!
     
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  4. Sep 29, 2022 at 11:47 AM
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    MSU Tundra

    MSU Tundra [OP] Numerous rodeos experienced

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    Thanks man!

    I ride on gravel way too much to forgo the mud flaps.
     
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  5. Sep 29, 2022 at 11:55 AM
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    Platinum Gang!!! Awesome build sir!windrock flex_LI.jpg A0092F5A-FFDA-4D61-9F52-A849D9A46AA1.jpg
     
  6. Oct 7, 2022 at 12:03 AM
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    Redline870

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    There’s no lift on that thing? It looks higher.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2022 at 4:57 AM
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    Great build sir!

    You obviously know how to build out rigs and have a lot of experience modifying Toyotas.

    IF I may give one suggestion, you can push your front fender liner forward and reattach. It will give you about 1" to 1/2" more clearance and still super
    clean. (if you even need too)


    Cheers.


    O.S.T.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2022 at 9:11 AM
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    pvn.beluga

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    Not sure at this point.
    Sounds slightly the same. But looks much better.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2022 at 9:41 AM
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    I love how clean and simple it looks with the black steelies.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2022 at 10:06 AM
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    Awesome build, really like the steel wheels. Have you installed the add a leaf yet?
     
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  11. Oct 8, 2022 at 3:37 PM
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    Guess I should have read a little further… After seeing the “pile of carnage” photo with the struts, shocks, leads, and UCA’s, it clearly was lifted. Which lift kit did you use? I didn’t see it specified in the original post.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2022 at 11:58 AM
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    MSU Tundra

    MSU Tundra [OP] Numerous rodeos experienced

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    Thanks man!

    Yeah I haven’t had any rubbing under any circumstance with the bumper spaced out.
     
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  13. Oct 20, 2022 at 12:20 PM
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    MSU Tundra

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    Thank you sir..

    I actually did add the extra leafs a couple weeks ago. After going on a hunting trip where I pulled 2 four wheelers on a 14’ trailer, the rear end sagged ever so slightly. So before going on a hurricane relief effort trip to South Florida where I had to pull a 16’ enclosed trailer full of equipment, I decided to throw those extra leafs in, and I’m glad I did. I had my whole crew’s luggage and gear under the shell and towing roughly 5k lbs with the trailer. It sat perfectly level and rode like a dream. I averaged about 11mpg usually going a little over the speed limit keeping pace with traffic.

    I’ll try to post some photos with no trailer, but here’s a shot with. Without the trailer it sits about 2” higher in the rear (measuring ground to fender). Before it was 1” higher, but was exactly level when measuring the bedrail flatness.


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    Here’s where the extra leaf went…

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  14. Oct 20, 2022 at 12:24 PM
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    MSU Tundra

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    I posted in the op, but I guess it was buried in the wall of text…
    Dobinsons Twin Tube kit with HD leaf pack.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2022 at 12:41 PM
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    Stance is looking good! I am interested in seeing some pics without the trailer hooked up
     
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  16. Oct 20, 2022 at 2:24 PM
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    I am considering a similar setup. What would you estimate your standard cargo weight to be? Would you mind posting your front and rear wheel center to fender dimensions?
     
  17. Oct 20, 2022 at 5:46 PM
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    MSU Tundra

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    Here you go. Top without extra leaf, bottom with.

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  18. Oct 20, 2022 at 5:56 PM
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    MSU Tundra

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    Probably around 500lbs

    Front = 24”
    Rear = 25.75”
     
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  19. Oct 20, 2022 at 6:24 PM
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    biebs96

    biebs96 my other truck is a big brown truck

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    ever consider cutting the tabs off? It does not look like the tire is against the frame firmly.
     
  20. Oct 20, 2022 at 6:26 PM
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    MSU Tundra

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    Didn’t need to. Can’t tell in the photos but the sidewall is touching up top so it’s nice and snug.
     
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  21. Oct 20, 2022 at 6:27 PM
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    biebs96

    biebs96 my other truck is a big brown truck

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    Just looking out. Those tabs are sharp and do not want to see them pierce a sidewall.
     
  22. Oct 20, 2022 at 6:39 PM
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    I appreciate it. I’ll keep an eye on it.
     
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  23. Oct 21, 2022 at 8:00 AM
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    I've added a charging controller into Leer's fuse box and a small lead-acid battery, mounted on a DIY steel cage, with an extra diode preventing battery discharge to the main line when the lights are off. The battery charges when the lights are on, the camper light is powered either from the main line, when it has something, or from the battery.

    The battery can be Li-Po as well, but lead-acid holds the heat and frost better, and does not burst in flames when overheated or damaged.

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  24. Oct 21, 2022 at 12:29 PM
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    MSU Tundra

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    Great idea! I may copy it.
     
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  25. Oct 21, 2022 at 6:38 PM
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    looks dooooope. where did you pick up the TRD Pro Grille
     
  26. Oct 22, 2022 at 10:34 AM
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    Are the steel wheels difficult to balance? I hear conflicting things about them but it’s always from people that don’t even have them haha anyways they look badass
     
  27. Oct 22, 2022 at 7:30 PM
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    Thanks man. I got it from a dealership in Alabama when they were running the big online sale earlier this year.
     
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  28. Oct 22, 2022 at 7:32 PM
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    Not at all. I’d say maybe even easier since you can clamp on traditional weights instead of the stick ons.
     
  29. Oct 23, 2022 at 6:18 PM
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    Neither of those pics show a trailer attached.
     
  30. Oct 23, 2022 at 7:42 PM
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    And I thought I was alone noticing that.
     

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