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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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    2008 Tundra DC 4x4 5.7l V8 Blue 120k miles
    Cooper AT3 4S 275/65/r18, Access Toolbox Bed cover, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, Stubby Antenna, Paracord Grab Handles, more planned!
    Slowly but surely mods are happening! The goal for the truck is to improve it's overall fit, finish, and function. The truck is my DD but I want it to be able to take me camping most places, regardless of the condition of the roads to the locations. 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
    - Brakes (Stoptech Cryo Slotted Front Rotors, Centric Premium Rear Rotors, Hawk LTS Pads all around, power bleed brake fluid flush
    - 31" LED bar in grill
    - LED bulbs in cargo lights and rear backup lights
    -Access Toolbox Edition bed cover
    -Husky Weatherbeater front and rear mats



    Planned Modifications:

    Suspension/Mechanical

    - Bilstein 5100's at all 4 corners, front set on Middle Perch to level the truck
    - Rear diff breather relocation
    - .75"-1" BORA wheel spacers
    - Spark Plugs


    Lighting and Electrical
    -Baja Designs Fog light retrofit
    -Baja Designs S2 flush mount scene lights in rear bumper for backup/scene light
    -Spyder LED Taillights
    -Bed lights
    -Courtesy lights under truck
    - Interior lighting to LED
    -Interior lighting in footwells/under rear seat
    -Air On Board Toyota "factory" switches for all electrical accessories added w/custom relay and fuseblock assembly

    Exterior
    -Plastidip front and rear bumpers black
    -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-AX5000 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
    -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 RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN' WITH MY TÜNDRA CRÜE

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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/ Nfab nurf bars/ 2019 PRO headlights
    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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    Let the mods begin lol.
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2018 at 8:11 AM
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    Trooper2

    Trooper2 Premium Lone Star Member

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    TSS 20's with Dynapro ATs, N Fab 3 Hoop Nerf Bars, TRD Wheel Locks, Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX, Masters Tailgate Replacement Latch with Camera, 1" Maxtrac Shackles, LED Interiors/Brake/Reverse/Cargo/Fog Bulbs, Fumoto Drain Valve, Toyota Aluminium Oil Filter Housing, TRD Shift Knob, Courtesy Door Projector LEDs with Toyota Emblem, Console Tray and Lower Divider.
    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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    Cooper AT3 4S 275/65/r18, Access Toolbox Bed cover, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, Stubby Antenna, Paracord Grab Handles, more planned!
    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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    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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    Cooper AT3 4S 275/65/r18, Access Toolbox Bed cover, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, Stubby Antenna, Paracord Grab Handles, more planned!
    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

    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Cooper AT3 4S 275/65/r18, Access Toolbox Bed cover, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, Stubby Antenna, Paracord Grab Handles, more planned!
    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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    Cooper AT3 4S 275/65/r18, Access Toolbox Bed cover, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, Stubby Antenna, Paracord Grab Handles, more planned!
    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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    Cooper AT3 4S 275/65/r18, Access Toolbox Bed cover, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, Stubby Antenna, Paracord Grab Handles, more planned!
    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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    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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    Cooper AT3 4S 275/65/r18, Access Toolbox Bed cover, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, Stubby Antenna, Paracord Grab Handles, more planned!
    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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  17. Oct 25, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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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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  18. Jan 14, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    kparrow [OP] New Member

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    Got the bed cover installed and ripped out the factory plastic bed liner to prep for a spray in or doing Monstaliner myself in spring. Will work on getting some better pictures of the truck with the cover on. Bed is in good shape overall but there is some significant rust damage behind the right rear wheel well over top of the bed support. Unsure how I'm going to fix it at this moment. Thought about welding in a patch but then the underside will be unprotected and rust out again. Also thought about body filler with a mesh backing since its right over the support structure. Thoughts? Will have bedliner over it so doesn't really matter what it looks like.

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  19. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    Put some unistrut on the toolbox and mounted up from front fork mounts to hold our bikes. Got sick of strapping the things down last time.

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  20. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    Looks good.
    I really liked my '07. Toyota did a great job with their first full size. Wish my '17 had the throttle response of my gen 2.
    Pedal Commander may be in my future.
     
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