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  1. Feb 2, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    The following list is a complete up to date list of all of the DIYs, MODs, Tutorials, add-ons and additions to your Tundra that are on this site. The list will be continually updated by @T-Rex266 and @csuviper as they are created. Thanks to @Tundra234 for categorizing the various mods. Keep checking back for more ideas for your future mods.

    Lighting

    DIY: Fog Light Mod

    Alternative 5 min anytime fog light relay mod

    DIY: Retrofitted Headlights

    DIY: Footwell LED Install

    DIY: 2007+ Aftermaket LED Backup/Reverse Light Install

    DIY LED light bar install

    Adding Fog Lights on Tundra without

    Headlight levelers Retrofit Mod

    DIY: Map Light Switch Replacement

    DIY: LED Bed Lights w/ Timer

    DIY Bed Light

    DIY Rigid TRD Pro Fog Light Brackets

    DIY puddle lights installed on factory side mirrors

    DIY: Baja Designs Squadron-R Sport, 14+ Mount Kit & Bezel

    DIY: LED DRL/Turn Signal Install

    "Raptor" LED grill mod

    HOW TO: Retrofit Install Guide (by EleDobleU)

    "Cyclops" Toyota emblem light

    LED puddle light replacement procedure

    Under-hood Lighting Mod

    Electrical

    DIY: Add Steering Wheel Controls

    DIY sPOD

    Rear-bumper battery posts

    DIY: Big 3/4 Wire Upgrade

    DIY: Trailer harness relocation

    AMP Research side steps wiring for 2.5 gen Tundras

    2018 headlight wiring info & diagrams

    Auto Fold Mirror Harness Install


    Audio

    Tutorial: How to remove the door panel and replace speakers 2007-2013 Tundra

    Tutorial: How to remove the door panel and replace speakers 2014-2021 Tundra

    Tutorial: How to remove stereo 2007-2013 Tundra

    Tutorial: How to remove stereo 2014-2021 Tundra

    DIY: Adding a subwoofer to the stock Tundra stereo

    Audio overhaul & sound deadening


    Cameras, Dash cams, & radar detectors

    Rear dash cam installation

    Radar Detector Install

    DIY: Valentine 1 Radar Detector installation

    Front/Rear Anytime Cameras and Audio/Video (w/ iPhone Mirroring)

    FRAC Front/Rear Anytime Camera Install Video


    USB and Wireless charging

    USB port for rear seat and hardwiring your wireless charger

    Wireless charger install

    DIY: USB Replacement CIG outlet 2nd Gen

    DIY: USB Replacement CIG outlet 2.5 Gen

    Always on USB port

    DIY: Wireless phone charging 2014+

    DIY USB Cigarette replacement


    Suspension

    Shackle installation

    DIY: Front Coilover Install

    DIY UCA install 2nd gen+

    DIY: Body Lift


    Exterior Appearance & mods

    DIY: Tinted Tail Lights

    Fix for uneven end cap gaps (3rd gen)

    Tint your tail-lights V2

    DIY: Fiberglass Eyelids

    DIY vinyl eyelids

    Painting calipers

    Color match tailgate handle

    Relocating Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) Sensor

    DIY: 2020 Tundra keyless entry remote start door handle swap.

    DIY: "Raptor" Lettering Install on Mesh Grill

    DIY: Mirror Cap and Door Handle Replacement

    Color Matched Bumper Swap

    DIY: Painted tail pipes

    DIY: Rear Differential Breather Mod

    DIY: Installing Lockable Fuel Door "CHROME"

    DIY wheel well liners

    DIY: Hidden Bedside Support Install

    Bed Mount Bottle Opener

    DIY: Battery Hold Down Install


    Interior appearance and mods

    DIY: Paracord wrapped "Oh S#!t" handles

    Adding interior grip handles

    2.5 gen dash trim removal

    DIY: Paint interior door handles/door trim

    DIY: Paint steering wheel trim panels. 2.5 Gen.

    Alternate Center Console Pistol Mod

    Center Console Firearm / Maglight Install

    Seat heater install on 2.5 Gen Tundras

    DIY: Phone Mount

    DIY: Glovebox Pin Switch Pin

    Replace Steering Wheel on 2.5 Gen

    Magnetic gun holder installation

    Rear seat fold down for double cab

    DIY Chrome shift console bezel removal: Vinyl carbon fiber wrap delete

    DIY: Floor Console for Tundras with Front Bench ($10)


    Cargo management

    Cargo Holder Ideas

    Swing case install

    DIY: Unistrut Bed Rails

    DIY: Bed Tie-Down Ring Addition

    DIY: Ammo Can Storage

    Tundra DIY Storage Drawer System

    Cavernous Crewmax underseat storage

    Budget CrewMax rear organizer


    DIY Maintenance

    DIY: Front differential and transfer case fluid change

    Changing Valve Cover Gaskets

    DIY: AIP & Timing Valve Replacement Write-Up

    DIY: MAF, Throttle Body and EGR Cleaning Write Up

    DIY: Re-usable Washable In Cab Air Filter Mod

    DIY: Serpentine/driving/timing belt (and pulleys)

    DIY: Rear hub grease cap

    DIY: Replace Side View Mirror Assembly

    DIY: Replace Side View Mirror Glass

    Tutorial: How to remove the door panel and replace side mirrors 2007-2013 Tundra

    Remove and reinstall front and rear bumper caps

    1st gen DIY steering shaft seal

    Protection

    DIY: ABS Sensor Guard Install

    DIY: Tailgate Anti-Theft Protection

    DIY: Door Sill Protection

    DIY: TRD Skid Plate Installation


    Wheels/tires, brakes, TPMS, & air compressors

    ARB Air Compressor installation

    Tire Pressure Chalk Test

    Wheel Balancing with Centramatics

    Disable TPMS

    Front Brake Job on a 2.5 Gen

    DIY: Replacing Front Brake Pads and Rotors

    Cab Mount Chop (CMC) also known as Body Mount Chop (BMC)


    Engine, Intake, & Exhaust

    Billet oil filter cap with drain valve installation

    Throttle Body Coolant Bypass with Ball Valve

    DIY: TRD Air Intake Install

    DIY: Fix for whistle after adding high flow air filter

    TRD dual exhaust install

    DIY: Radium Oil Catch Cans

    DIY 2.5 Gen Supercharger Install

    2nd Gen AC compressor install


    Convenience mods

    Automatic Traction Control Disabler

    Push-button / Remote start Mod

    Flash-to-Open Mod

    DIY: Auto-fold mirrors mod

    One-Touch lane changer Mod

    DIY: Upgrading to power fold mirrors mod

    DIY: OEM bed light and pop lock for tailgate

    DIY pop n lock

    Auto-Open Tailgate Mod

    DIY: 12Volts Remote Start Install

    Auto-AC Upgrade (2nd gen)


    Misc

    Additional possible Tundra mods
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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  3. Feb 13, 2014 at 8:35 PM
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    We need write ups!

    @csuviper....who just did his grill:)
     
  4. Feb 13, 2014 at 9:03 PM
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    I wish I had taken more pictures of the brake controller install. I've been at this damn sound system install for way too long, but when I'm finished, I hope to do another write up or two!
     
  5. Feb 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM
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    Please do. DIY are very valuable.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2014 at 9:28 PM
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    I will get on it as soon as I have time.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2014 at 8:19 PM
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    You have some updating to do
     
  8. Mar 14, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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    Yep...ill work on that

    Edit: Updated
    3/14/14
     
  9. Mar 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM
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    Forgot my raptor lettering install.

    Soon to post:
    Oil change
    Grillcraft grill install
    Ultimate Bilstein 3/1 lift install
     
  10. Mar 25, 2014 at 11:08 AM
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  11. Mar 30, 2014 at 8:24 PM
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    Updated with trailer harness relocation
     
  12. Apr 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM
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  13. Apr 25, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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  14. Apr 27, 2015 at 7:56 PM
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    @csuviper you should post the ammo can mod when you have a moment.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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    Yea yea I know. I will try to soon.
     
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  16. Apr 28, 2015 at 7:57 AM
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    I like the trailer harness mod. Do it after work today. I want to do the bumper trim mod that you did to your truck. What's all entailed with that mod and what do you think about Relentless Fab's cab mount chop plate mod? Just realized the 07 trailer hook up is different than the 2nd gen hook up. I seem to recall the 07 mod thread but can't remember where. Not much different.
     
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  17. Apr 28, 2015 at 1:59 PM
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  18. Apr 28, 2015 at 2:26 PM
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    Just use a small saw and trim both sides. After, push the liner in, and retap a screw from the bottom bumper into the liner to hold it in place.

    I haven't seen the relentless CMC plate.
     
  19. Apr 28, 2015 at 3:17 PM
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    Sounds good. I will give it a shot. The CMC plates are pictured on Relentless' site. $25 for the set. Requires some cutting and welding. You gain over an inch more clearance.
     
  20. Apr 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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    Updated the OP to add some additional DIY's :)
     
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  21. Apr 29, 2015 at 6:46 AM
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  23. May 25, 2015 at 4:36 PM
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    Has anyone done the anti theft tail-gate mod without a c-clamp? I believe there is a way..
     
  24. May 25, 2015 at 8:31 PM
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    Nope. I just use a clamp and lock the tailgate. What else is there?
     
  25. May 25, 2015 at 9:45 PM
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    The electrical for the backup camera makes it more difficult to remove, unless they just use wire cutters.
     
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  26. May 26, 2015 at 5:27 AM
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    Thought I read something before...I'll have to Google search.
     
  27. Aug 16, 2015 at 9:12 PM
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    Added cab mount chop (CMC) aka body mount chop (BMC)
     
  28. Aug 23, 2015 at 11:55 PM
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  29. Aug 24, 2015 at 10:12 AM
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    Trying to link to only the tutorials on this forum. You are welcome to do a write-up here if you have done this? Try to use your own wording and add additional details and hints.
     
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  30. Aug 25, 2015 at 11:00 PM
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    Thanks man

    Corrected.
     

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