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FNG from Austin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Scuba, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    Scuba

    Scuba [OP] New Member

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    Hey Y'all!
    Just wanted to say hi and finally introduce myself. I've been lurking occasionally since I bought my Tundra almost 2 years ago.

    I'm Stephen (pronounced Steven). 29yo and an Assistant Manager for Discount Tire Co.

    My Tundra is a 2012 SR5 CM Texas Edition 5.7L 2WD.
    I bought it in October of 2017 with 84K miles on it.
    I needed a new vehicle due to adding a 3rd family member. I only had my single cab Tacoma that was plenty reliable but lacked creature comforts like AC...
    The truck already had Katzkin leather all around and a nice Pioneer head unit so that was definitely a plus.

    Since I bought it I've touched up a few things.
    Removed the running boards and the Texas Ed. billet grille. Swapped the chrome wheels for some Vision wheels I got from work. Added a Tekonsha P3 trailer brake.
    Blacked out the westin bull bar and front grille.
    Flushed the transmission and replaced the filter in it. Replaced rear diff fluid. Replaced spark plugs. Replaced coolant and Power steering fluid.
    Pretty much caught up on most of the maintenance that I couldn't verify wether or not it had been done through the trucks life.

    Most recently I decided to replace the front shocks. Well, I don't really like stock stuff so I got the Eibach Sport Pro leveling shocks from Toytec.
    My goals with the adding these shocks was to lift the front and still have some rake from the back. Well now the truck is perfectly level and actually looks kind of nose high.
    When my wallet recovers I plan on an AAL and the Eibach shocks for the back.

    Anyway.. if you read this far here are some pics.
     
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  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Scuba

    Scuba [OP] New Member

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    Shameless plug of my rock crawler..

     
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  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Pinay

    Pinay Ultimate Grand Supreme Member Staff Member

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    TTC #186
    :wave: Hiya and welcome from SoCal!!!
     
  4. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN' WITH MY TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    The Lone Star State, RGV, TEXAS
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    Welcome from The RGV, Houston area now
     
  5. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    cctxquicksand

    cctxquicksand New Member

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    Welcome from south texas
     
  6. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    TalleyHo

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    So another FNG from a little north of you in Dallas. I'm looking at changing the transmission fluid and I guess I should consider the rear diff as well. 2011 w/ 143k. My daughter will be using it to tow her horse around, so I need to make sure the drive line is in good shape.

    How difficult was it to change the transmission fluid? I'm fine changing oil, but for some reason I get nervous around other fluids.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    TXTundra2722

    TXTundra2722 Pipe Hitters Union

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    Welcome from college station tx
     
  8. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    Tundra_361

    Tundra_361 New Member

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    Welcome!
     
  9. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Racingjohndeere55

    Racingjohndeere55 Asst. Pot Stirrer

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    Howdy, welcome from Dallas










    Pennsylvania
     
  10. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:44 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.
    Welcome!
     
  11. Aug 11, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    Scuba

    Scuba [OP] New Member

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    Difficult? No.
    Painstaking? Yes.

    From what I've read Toyota claims the transmission fluid is a lifetime fluid and does not need to be serviced. Screw that.
    The cost of the filter and 12 quarts of fluid was under $120.

    If you know your way around a set of sockets you can knock it out in half a day.

    https://www.tundratalk.net/forums/m...5-7-tundra-diy-transmission-fluid-change.html
     
  12. Aug 11, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    Scuba

    Scuba [OP] New Member

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  13. Aug 11, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    tenntundra

    tenntundra 2013 SR5 crewmax Barcelona red

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    3" suspension lift, BMF 20" wheels 305/55/20 nitto ridge grappler tires,painted RED bushwhacker fender flares,fold up tonneu cover,100 watt led fog lights,led interior lights,borla dual exhaust,tinted windows,window vent visors, Toyota hood protector,toyota step bars,spyder carbon fiber floor mats,k&n air filter,painted brake calipers red, installed red lug nuts on wheels remote start.
    Welcome from East Tennessee
     
  14. Aug 11, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    Jonlee124

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    Welcome from Houston, nice crawler and I like those Vision wheels nice touch and definitely different...Austin is a nice town
     
  15. Aug 11, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    NCTundra18

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    Welcome from Western NC.
     
  16. Aug 11, 2019 at 1:07 PM
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    Midnite72

    Midnite72 Anything DIRT !!

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    Welcome from northern Maryland :hattip:

    Nice PAIR of YOTAS !!
     
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 White is sooooo Slow!!! MGM RULES!

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  18. Aug 11, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    Raxman80

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    Welcome friend
     
  19. Aug 11, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    OR18TRD

    OR18TRD Pândâ Crëw

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    Suspension: front- Bilsein 6112 set at 1.9”; Rear- bilstein 5160 with maxtrac 1” shackel. Wheels: Method MR308 roost wheels 18x9” +18 offset. Tires: 275/70/18 Goodyear wrangler DuraTrac’s Removed front mudflaps and moved front wheel well liner forward. Bakflip MX4 Tonneau cover Line-x premium bed liner aFe CAI Rear differential breather moved behind taillight Debadged Windows tinted 20% ESP locking long box rear seat storage OEM all weather mats 6 3/4” antenna Coverking leather rear seat cover
    Welcome fellow enthusiast :hattip:
     
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  20. Aug 11, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Wanna pet my Woobie?

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  21. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Larmand

    Larmand Im 100% correct, part of the time! TTC #145

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  22. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    Aggieddad02

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    Nice looking truck
     
  23. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:14 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover

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  24. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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    Hey Scuba, glad to see you're still alive and well. Congrats on the purchase. I remember when you first got your Tacoma back on YotaTech and/or TTORA.
     
  25. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:51 AM
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  26. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    jbcrewmax

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  28. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    Scuba

    Scuba [OP] New Member

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    Thank you sir! That was more than 10 years ago now. Good times!
     

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