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Building a Beast - 08 Blue Streak Metallic DC

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by kparrow, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Jun 22, 2018 at 11:41 PM
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    kparrow

    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Wanted to get a build thread going. Lots will be done to the truck as time goes on. The pace will be slow overall so be patient. Looking for suggestions for "names". Not one to name my vehicles but I may be able to be convinced. The goal for the truck is to improve it's overall fit, finish, and function. I want to be able to do some moderate off roading and camping, and the truck is my DD. Mods completed and planned listed below and in no particular order, suggestions welcome. All mods under "completed" I will have follow up pictures shortly. I will keep this initial post up to date with current state of the truck as time goes on.

    Starting Point:
    2008 Tundra DC SR5 TRD in Blue Streak Metallic
    5.7L 4x4, 104,000 miles
    Current year TRD wheels w/stock take off tires 275/65/r18
    Husky Toolbox (New)
    Weathertech front mats
    Factory bed liner

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    Modifications Completed:
    -TrunkNets 6 3/4" stubby radio antenna
    -DIY flag pole mount and DIY flag pole w/American flag (pictures to follow)
    -Oil Change w/Schaeffer full synthetic 0w-20
    -Scosche Magic Mount magnetic phone mount above 4wd switch
    -Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller install
    -Flowmaster 40 w/sidepipe in front of rear axle
    -Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S 275/65/r18
    -Maintenance Items for truck of this age: diff and t-case fluid swaps (front diff drain plug seized had to replace w/new and enlist mechanic friend for heat and large wrench persuasion), transmission drain and fill @ dealer, power steering fluid swap w/Schaeffer hydraulic fluid per rep recommendation, coolant check @ dealer)
    -Matte Black American Flag decals on front doors


    Planned Modifications:

    Suspension/Mechanical

    - Bilstein 5100's at all 4 corners, front set on Middle Perch to level the truck
    - EBC Yellow Stuff brake pads
    - Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors
    - Rear diff breather relocation
    - 1" BORA wheel spacers
    - Maintenance Items for truck of this age: brake fluid flush

    Lighting and Electrical
    -Baja Designs Fog light retrofit
    -Baja Designs 20" bar in front bumper
    -Baja Designs S2 flush mount scene lights in rear bumper for backup/scene light
    -Spyder LED Taillights
    -Bed lights
    -Rock/under body lights
    -Replace exterior bulbs w/LED equivalents
    -Air On Board Toyota "factory" switches for all electrical accessories added w/custom relay and fuseblock assembly

    Exterior
    -Remove desired badges
    -Plastidip remaining badges and emblems black
    -Plastidip front and rear bumpers black
    -Access Toolbox Edition bed cover
    -Tyger Auto Blade Running Boards

    Protection
    -RCI Skid plates (Engine, t-case, and gas tank) stock front skid missing
    -SDHQ ABS Shields (If I can find them, doesn't seem they are making them anymore)

    Interior
    -Sony XAV-AX100 Headunit
    -Carryover install of JL Audio amp/Kicker sub in low pro box (from past vehicle)
    -Replace Dash and door speakers w/aftermarket (brand TBD)
    - backup camera
    -CB radio
    -Husky Weatherbeater front and rear mats
    -Front window tint to match rear
    -heated seats
    -strip interior/install sound deadening throughout
    -remote start
    - Center console organizer and tray
    - Center console pistol mount

    Bed
    Spray in bedliner

    Recovery Gear
    -tow strap
    -axle straps
    -hard shackles
    -soft shackles

    Safety
    Trauma Kit (comprehensive med kit, wife is an RN and I have medical training certs, we are obligated legally to stop and provide aid)
    2 reflective vests
    Fire extinguisher
    Flashlight
    flares
    emergency blankets
    spare gasoline (truck has a small tank)

    Overland Gear
    RTT
    Onboard Air Compressor or Homemade Powertank
    Onboard Power Inverter
    Socket set w/ratchet

    Eventually....
    - Method NV Machined w/black lip 18" wheels (remove wheel spacers)
    - FOX shocks w/DSC resi's
    -Rear leaf pack (Deaver)
    - Rear leaf pack lift shackle
    -Total Chaos Upper Control Arms

    Maybe/Maybe Not Mods
    Auburn LSD
    Dual battery set up
    Winch
    Front and Rear bumpers
    Secondary front bypass shock (if FOX shocks happen)
     
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  2. Jun 23, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    Rough Country 6" lift / 35x12.50R20 Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx/ 20x9 +20 Fuel wheels "Mavericks" (Came with) / S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp (Came with)/ KatSkins seat covers (Came with)/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ 1A-AUTO.com aftermarket tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar/TRD rear sway bar/ Ranch Hand legend grille gaurd
    Sounds like a great build!
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    In sig
    If you get Fox shocks, you’re eventually going to want 35’s too!
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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    blue16

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    Let the mods begin lol.
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2018 at 8:11 AM
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    Trooper2

    Trooper2 Membrane

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    Black TSS 20 Wheels with Dynapro tires
    Sounds like a great build.

    A few names suggestions:

    Big Blue
    Blue Streak
    Big Blue Kahuna
    Beautiful Blue
    Metallic Sapphire
    Blue Agave
    Dory :) or Not the Dory
     
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  6. Jun 23, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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    kparrow

    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Also forgot, thanks zcarpenter92 , your build thread format helped me list all the crap I wanna do!
     
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  7. Jun 23, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    chugs

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    Name: The Blue Beast!
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Jun 23, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    kparrow

    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    I'm toying around with the name Sander in honor of my cousin Greg. He passed away at the age of 32 after heart failure, a heart transplant and subsequent rejection, and living on an artificial heart for several years. He created a character when he was young called Sander the Shark because he freakin loved sharks! I want to have his original drawing "done up" a little and a steampunk style mechanical heart added to the illustration. I want to then make decals of that logo and slap one on the truck to remember him. Might even have a custom billet badge made of it specifically for the truck, found a company who does custom work www.billetbadges.com

    What y'all think?

    On that note, if anyone knows any graphic designers who would be willing to help me out in the endeavor that would rock. His original sketch is below.

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  9. Jun 23, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    Bright pink truck nuts.
    BLUE IS BEST! :popcorn::popcorn:
     
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  10. Jun 23, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Pics of current mods
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    Scosche Magic Mount & Tekonsha P2 Brake Controller

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    Flowmaster 40 Clone w/side pipe (to be relocated into bedside eventually w/larger exit pipe

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    6 3/4” radio antenna

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    DIY Flagpole mount. Used precut 2ft PVC section, 3 hose clamps, and coupler pin. Painted it black and slid behind drop in bedliner. Top hose clamp threaded through two small holes I drilled into the bedliner only. Put the coupler pin to hold the flagpole as a “cover my own ass” measure. Will cut the pipe slightly shorter to be below the bedrail when I install my bed cover, may need to relocate as well.

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    Flagpole is a precut length of black gas pipe, 2 eylets w/round nuts(so it won’t rip the flag) and some screw on links. Drilled a hole for the retaining pin to go through and loctite on the screw links. Polyester 3x5 flag to stand up better to the abuse while driving. Only put up when around town and not “everyday”.

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    Lastly, put some Rhino brand Motorcycle Bar straps through the front tie downs so the tie down points are easier to access when needed because of the toolbox. Straps are rated over 10k lbs break strength. Went with green to match the tie down straps I already have.
     
  11. Jun 25, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    kparrow

    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Wrapped the grab handles with paracord and some Tesa tape underneath ....nothing to see here F5F96E8D-78E6-47DF-A2C6-3A72C39AB42C.jpgBEB71476-1F5F-41D4-BCE6-C7AFF7B96653.jpg
     
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  12. Aug 6, 2018 at 10:20 PM
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    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Got new shoes....all new Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S in original size 275/65/r18. Was gonna go slightly bigger but got a great deal on these.

    Also finally got around to putting on some more Americana!

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  13. Aug 7, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    :popcorn: can't wait.
     
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  14. Oct 25, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Participated in an annual 9/11 Memorial Ride through our city up to the Montana Veteran’s Memorial bringing up the tail end with several trucks and cars. One of the photographers got a sweet picture of my rigA4E77907-AFAA-4EB2-8E24-BA94FA40466F.jpg
     
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  15. Oct 25, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Got some more minor modifications done. Been super busy as my wife and I just bought a house, all my time has been going into that as of late. Removed all badges except the 5.7 badge and blacked them out as well as the front Toyota emblem with plastidip.
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    Also got a 31” single row LED lightbar installed in the front grill. Got it off Amazon from Northpole Light for only $50!!!! For being a cheap bar the build quality seems solid and I’m impressed with the amount of light it throws out. Wired into a relay direct to battery and triggered off my high beams via a posi-tap. Wiring is wrapped in electrical tape and run through the holes in the hood and behind the pinch welds, then down the hinge on driver side. Spent the extra couple bucks to run a thick bead of silicone around the front lens and took off the end caps and put silicone under and above the gaskets that were already there. Been through a bunch of rain and several washes and no condensation whatsoever.
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  16. Oct 25, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

    SR5TRDTUNDRA El Pickup Azul

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    Looking good!
     
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  17. Oct 25, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Also, got the cartridge block heater installed and ran it to a NOCO flush plug in the bumper. I think it looks way better and more professional than a plug out the grill.7E590671-4DB6-445A-BD8E-7A51AF073637.jpg
     
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