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Hello from the Fraser Valley, BC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CultusRider, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Jul 27, 2016 at 2:31 PM
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    CultusRider

    CultusRider [OP] Know What Matters

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    Bilstein 6112's & 5160's, Coachbuilder +1 Shackles, BA Stainless Exhaust, 17x8.5 Method Racing NV Wheels, 305/65R17 BFG KO2's, TRD Skid Plate, K&N CAI, Shift Handle, Roll N' Lock Tonneau Cover, Rubber Bed Liner, Toyota side steps...
    Hello Tundras.com Members! [​IMG]

    Bought the new Tundra when it came out in 2007, SR5 4x4 model, white double cab. Enjoyed the truck for about 3 years, only did a K&N heavy air breather as a mod, then sold the truck to my company for use by staff for the last 6 years. Buying the truck back later this week and looking to inspect, service, repair as needed and then do some personalization. It won't be a daily driver but rather as a light duty work truck around the home, towing the surf boat, rv, hitting the odd forestry road to access the back country, etc.

    Initial thoughts are suspension upgrades, mid travel 3" lift?, new wheels and tires, rolling or folding tonneau cover, bed liner or rubber mat, maybe fender flares. May require new exhaust system as well but will know better once I put it on the lift...

    I'll post a few photos once I have the truck back in my hands later this week. Anyways, thanks everyone, I always appreciate the great value and feedback that members of these types of forums provide and look forward to researching these improvements and doing the work! Any recommendations are greatly appreciated as always, thanks again!
     
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  2. Jul 27, 2016 at 3:33 PM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Hello and welcome from NW Arkansas!
     
  3. Jul 27, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Welcome from South Carolina!
     
  4. Jul 27, 2016 at 5:27 PM
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    mudsweatngearz

    mudsweatngearz New Member

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    welcome my friend. When I first read your title I thought it said Freezer Valley....oh wait :0
     
  5. Jul 27, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Welcome from Obx
     
  6. Jul 27, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    frogger

    frogger #teamjapotruck

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    Welcome from KY...good luck on the build. There's all kinds of Tom foolery around here and some bitchin' trucks too :burnrubber::mudding:
     
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  7. Jul 27, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    Welcome from south La!!
     
  8. Jul 27, 2016 at 6:08 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    More tomfoolery WHILE in a bitching truck!! How we roll frogman!!
     
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  9. Jul 27, 2016 at 6:10 PM
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    Hammerhead

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    Welcome from northern ny
     
  10. Jul 27, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    WarEagleSteve

    WarEagleSteve Getting out of Jersey!

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  11. Jul 27, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO!
     
  12. Jul 27, 2016 at 10:03 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome!
     
  13. Jul 28, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Welcome from CO. Drove up thru BC on my way to AK in 11/2011. Fraser River area/BC province is something else. Great people too!
     
  14. Jul 28, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    jfrd30

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    Welcome from hell.....I mean Florida! Man it's hot down here!
     
  15. Jul 28, 2016 at 6:46 PM
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    owslystnly

    owslystnly New Member

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    Isn't Fraser Valley where that TV show with the wrecking crew is from?
     
  16. Jul 28, 2016 at 9:38 PM
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    cheehab

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    Hello from Fraser Valley CO
     
  17. Jul 29, 2016 at 12:45 PM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast Mr Line-X

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    cool story, been interesting to see how you company treated your truck for the past 6 years.
     
  18. Jul 30, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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    CultusRider

    CultusRider [OP] Know What Matters

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    Bilstein 6112's & 5160's, Coachbuilder +1 Shackles, BA Stainless Exhaust, 17x8.5 Method Racing NV Wheels, 305/65R17 BFG KO2's, TRD Skid Plate, K&N CAI, Shift Handle, Roll N' Lock Tonneau Cover, Rubber Bed Liner, Toyota side steps...
    Hi again everyone and thanks for the most awesome tomfoolery welcome!! I have to say that I belong to a few forums all related to the "toys" (wifely speak for "what did you do with our money?") and this is the best welcome of all - holy Tundra Nuts :mudding:

    Life is good over here in the 944,000 kms2 that is beautiful British Columbia - no shortage of adventures to be had, that is for sure, and hope as many of you as possible make the journey someday if you haven't already!

    Got the truck back Weds, put it up on the lift and noted the expected surface rust on the chassis, suspension, frame given the 6 years in Alberta and some spots on the painted surfaces that look like they can be polished out :itllbuffout:. I used a full can of Seafoam penetrate on the key areas, nuts and bolts under the truck to ensure that when I do begin pulling things apart they come off a little easier. I also completed the out of province inspection (since it was returning to BC from Alberta), re-registered, plated and insured. Our oldest son goes camping on the Oregon coast every year about this time and he wasted no time Weds night asking to take the DIL and our 2 grandchildren in the Tundra "this Sunday" - so what's a grandpa to do?!? Well specifically, Thursday's list included tire rotation and balance, installation of a roll and lock tonneau cover (took my time, read the instructions, watched a few videos, so about 2.5 hours once I re-installed the bed rails that I had taken off way back in the day and glad to have kept), and redoing the back brakes - rotors and pads, but the fronts have a bit left so will do when they get back. Yesterday was changing all the fluids including front and rear diffs and a good bath - of the truck I mean. The kids and precious grandkids should be in a safe vehicle now and have a way to safely lock up their stuff in the truck-bed. :thumbsup:

    I had forgotten about the skid plate that I installed shortly after buying the truck in 07' and from reading these forums, so much great info, I already have quite the wishlist created of additonal stuff! Will get to work on the suspension upgrades, exhaust system, wheels and tires, cosmetic improvements and creature comforts when they get back in a few weeks, can't wait! Here is a photo, glad to have my Toyota back, plus one of a few other projects that may get some attention this winter...

    Thanks again everyone!

    image.jpg image.jpg
     
  19. Jul 30, 2016 at 1:54 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    That Cruiser should be a fun project. Always liked that style.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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    owslystnly

    owslystnly New Member

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    Headed to Tillamook area tomorrow myself. Exploring the state forest between Forest Grove and there on the way. Taking the back, back roads.
     
  21. Jul 30, 2016 at 3:18 PM
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    CultusRider

    CultusRider [OP] Know What Matters

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    Thanks Matluth, that 88' FJ62 is my second Cruiser, also had an 83 FJ60 that completely rusted apart and the frame broke while my wife was going over a speed bump - whoops :) Bought this one about 13 years ago from the original owner in AZ and our youngest son drove it for a few years as well before I put it away in storage. Nice dry unit, no rust, pulled it out of storage a few weeks back to begin preparations for a winter tear down. The 76 GT hatchback will follow that!

    "Owls" - love that area as well, great little town Tillamook with nice people, and as you say some great back roads. My wife and I drive places for most of our holidays, rarely fly anywhere, attempting to visit all of the national parks (and for sure everything west of central US) and we have often been through that area on the motorcycle and in our other vehicles - enjoy!
     
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  22. Jul 30, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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    Yotalover88

    Yotalover88 "If it ain't broke don't fix it"

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    Rhino liner, bed mounted tool box "no stripper pole" paracord wrapped oh shit handles, Lowes stair tread door seal protectors, handgun holder for my dedicated truck gun. My list of wants is much longer!
    Welcome from sunny Florida!
     
  23. Jul 30, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis Tiger Life

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    Is that your garage?!? Man that is freaking NICE!
     
  24. Jul 30, 2016 at 6:10 PM
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    CultusRider

    CultusRider [OP] Know What Matters

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    Thanks, it's actually a hangar, no space where I live for projects... :cool:
     
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  25. Aug 3, 2016 at 11:11 AM
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    Wrongside

    Wrongside Shiney side up at all times!

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    Toyo AT2 275/70 Tires, SDHQ Sliders, Linex all over da dang place...
    Welcome! Nice Tundra, cool you could get it back... I'm just a 'little' east of you. :)
     
  26. Aug 3, 2016 at 7:55 PM
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    CultusRider

    CultusRider [OP] Know What Matters

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    Thanks Wrongside, so I have to ask... "east" like Spokane, WA :oldglory:or more east like Cape Spear, St. Johns, NFLD? :canada:
     
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  27. Aug 10, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    CultusRider

    CultusRider [OP] Know What Matters

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    Spent some time going back and forth with Keith at DirtyDeeds Industries over the last week, pulled the trigger today for the 8" stainless exhaust system, Bilstein 6112's and 5160's, CoachBuilders +1 Shackles, and (5) each of the 17" Method NV's Matte Black w/ Machined Face and BFG KO2 305/65R17's

    Looking forward to getting everything over the next few weeks, exhaust in September and beginning the mild [​IMG] "transformation" of my 07' DC

    Thanks to everyone on these forums, couldn't have made these choices without the contributions of the members! [​IMG]
     
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  28. Aug 10, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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    Wrongside

    Wrongside Shiney side up at all times!

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    Toyo AT2 275/70 Tires, SDHQ Sliders, Linex all over da dang place...
    Doh! Sorry, I missed your message!

    I'm on or in The Eastern Slopes, when I'm not stuck working. ;)
     
  29. Aug 10, 2016 at 9:11 PM
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    CultusRider

    CultusRider [OP] Know What Matters

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    Bilstein 6112's & 5160's, Coachbuilder +1 Shackles, BA Stainless Exhaust, 17x8.5 Method Racing NV Wheels, 305/65R17 BFG KO2's, TRD Skid Plate, K&N CAI, Shift Handle, Roll N' Lock Tonneau Cover, Rubber Bed Liner, Toyota side steps...
    Not such a bad thing, no worries. In west Texas this week and saw a CM Pro in your colors this morning, awesome looking truck.
     
  30. Aug 10, 2016 at 9:39 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    I'm jealous! Getting all your mods (a good bit anyways) done all at once!! It's a slow process for me!!! :annoyed:
    At least I can live vicariously through you guys' posts! LOL
     
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