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Fix my ugly mug

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by pbeseda, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Nov 17, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    pbeseda

    pbeseda [OP] New Member

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    I've never been happy with the way my front end looks. I mean the truck...

    She got a black eye from a super cute Subaru the other day and so I'm looking at getting her dolled up.

    Things I think I want / need:

    New Bumper Cover
    • dented in collision
    • was chrome - can I get / do I want black?
    New Upper Cover
    • dented in collision
    • matched body color - can I get /do I want the same color?
    New Valance Panel
    • dented in collision
    • was black
    License Plate Holder
    • lost underneath a certain Subaru
    • assuming there's some good options out there?
    New emblem
    • was missing when I bought the truck
    New grille / or paint it?
    • someone can probably put into words why I don't like it
    • the chrome is peeling
    • there's a lot of cool ones out there, I'm guessing I have options
    So my questions include:
    • if this were yours, what would you do?
    • where can I start to price / source these parts
    • is there anything I'm thinking that I can't o the labor on myself?
    • how many bullet points is too many in one post?

     
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  2. Nov 17, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    pbeseda

    pbeseda [OP] New Member

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    Oh and while I'm doing this - should I add fog lights? How much is a decent / economy set? and can I do that myself?
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    I also didnt like the front end of my 2011 either. $600 for the bumper and under 10 bucks for Pasti-Dip. If the Subaru Insurance is paying, I would for sure look at the aftermarket vs OEM parts
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  4. Nov 17, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast The Beach

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    what year is your truck ? you could install a Rock warrior front. pretty much painted front. I think they look the best. also maybe some linex on front bumper to keep it rugged.
     
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  5. Nov 17, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    pbeseda

    pbeseda [OP] New Member

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    Ah, sorry - 2007.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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    Stormtrooper81

    Stormtrooper81 Slow and steady

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    That's exactly what I did
     
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  7. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    TundraBiology

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    ARE MX Series cap, Rock Warrior rims, 6112 & 5160, WeatherTech floor liners, 3rd party tow mirrors,Clazzio seat covers, P3 brake controller, lots of scratches
    Who makes that bumper?
     
  8. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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    sf319

    sf319 On to the next chapter of Tundra ownership....

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  9. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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  10. Jan 9, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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    sf319

    sf319 On to the next chapter of Tundra ownership....

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    If it were me, new bumper, replace grill and either paint, or plasti-dip it to preferred color. Something like we were discussing above, DV8, SmittyBuilt M1, or something tough looking like a Ranch Hand.

    To answer your question on where to start Ebay or Amazon - you can usually find some really good deals on parts. If they don't have it, then head over to one of the OE replacement sites like CarID or something. Finally if it's Toyota OEM you want, hit up Roman for parts. Working on mine has been actually quite easy so doing the work yourself is definitely possible. Most replacement body parts are not color matched so you will need to paint to match, though I have seen sellers that will color match. They even have OE replacement fogs and grills. I bought a headlight/Fog combo and installed them in mine after my rigged LED Fogs wouldn't stay put on dirt roads. My headlights plastic was also yellowed and cracking too, so needed to be replaced.

    I am actually working on my trucks mug, so far a 2 year process. When I bought it, it kinda looked like yours does today. I used a 8 lbs hammer to bend the bumper brackets back in place temporarily until I can decide on a new bumper design. Still, debating Plasti-Dip, or LineX/Raptor/Rhino lining the existing chrome bumper. My grill was peeling, and this summer when I was power washing the truck the chrome peeled off completely. I used a spray can, matte white I had in the garage and painted it for now. It completely changed the look. I might hit the plastic valance under the grill with the same white since it is all scratched up on the driver side.

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  11. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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  12. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:06 PM
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    blackoutt

    blackoutt YEAH BUDDY!

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    These fogs fit and work great in the OEM steel bumper on my 07 and were only $35. I opted to use the factory wiring and add fog light relay and switch which was spendy but it's clean and OEM looking. + the anytime foglight mod.

    Headlamp switch with fog toggle from dealer 84140-02670 - $105
    Used relay - $5
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-LEX...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    Fog light kit - $35 (could just use the switch that comes with this kit and save $110 or get a used OEM switch if you can find one)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A151YIU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  13. Jan 29, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    minter66

    minter66 2007 TSS CrewMax

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    Do you have any idea if you use the wiring that comes with the kit whether or not it can plug into the existing factory harness at the bumper and then the button just be wired up inside in one of the empty slots?
     
  14. Jan 30, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    blackoutt

    blackoutt YEAH BUDDY!

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    Way easier to just run the harness included with the fog lights and use the button that it comes with, it fits in a factory dash slot, leaving the factory wiring tied up. This way you can have anytime fog lights too with no additional modifications. Combining the supplied harness with the factory harness would be way more complicated and not necessary.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2019 at 7:17 AM
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    minter66 2007 TSS CrewMax

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    I am assuming power to the fogs are cut when the engine is off? Don't want to forget to turn them off and they kill the battery.
     
  16. Jan 30, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    blackoutt

    blackoutt YEAH BUDDY!

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    With the OEM wiring yes.

    With the aftermarket wiring it depends on how you wire them. Supply keyswitched power to the switch that triggers the relay and yes they will shut off with key off.
     

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