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Hi! I'm new here and my first Tundra. Gonna upgrade ASAP....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ryanrock86, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Apr 5, 2015 at 7:47 PM
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    ryanrock86

    ryanrock86 [OP] New Member

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    2000 Tundra V8 44,000 miles
    image.jpg Hi! I'm Ryan and I don't know shit about cars or trucks. I did own a '91 Jeep Wrangler that I aquired. It started off stock, but ended up with a suspension lift, a body lift, 33' super swampers, a wench, and some other mods. I learned a lot from this. It was also a four-wheel drive. I had to sell the Jeep a few years back. I still don't know shit about cars/trucks, although I understand the basics when it comes to mods and why they're necessary.
    I've aquired a 2000 Toyota Tundra. All I know is that it is stock, it's only got 44,000 miles on it, it's a V8, and it's 2-wheel drive... Having owned a 4wheel drive jeep, I feel like there isn't much you can do with a 2-wheel drive vehicle when it comes to off-roading. I guess as long as I'm with a friend and they have a way to get un-stuck, I'll tag along. Maybe I'm wrong.. Maybe there is a way to take on the 2-wheel drive as a challenge. Anyway, I'm looking forward to what I can learn in my new (to me) Tundra.
    I know already lots of stuff I wanna do....

    TIRES (super-swampish) size depends on lifts/leveling etc.
    LEVELING
    LIFT
    PAINT VEHICLE
    NEW LIGHTS
    FRONT GAURD
    REAR LIGHT GAURDS
    PLASTIC WIND THINGS FOR DOORS
    PLASTIC WIND THING FOR HOOD
    NEW CONSOLE
    SEAT COVERS

    And many other ideas that make My Tundra represent who I am....
    Any comments are great and welcomed... I've been on Tundras.com for about a week and have read so much great info. Especially on the tires and tire sizes. Anyhoot, my name is Ryan and I'll see you online!image.jpg
     
  2. Apr 5, 2015 at 8:44 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Sabm (Gtek-Fab), Blake Carbon Diamond Plate door sil protecters, and Air Dam mod, Black Rivited Grill, Devil Horns- Black Anodized(Diaz Fabrication), Hid's in Low Beams and Fogs -6000k, Piaa Extreme for High Beams. Black Rhino Step Tubes, Razir Led interior Lights (white), Low Profile Black Diamond Plate Tool Box, Trd accesories, Weather Tech Mats, Carbon Fiber Shorty Antenna, Drl's, Plasta Dipped Badges + Front Grill Surround
    Welcome, wow that's low mileage. Must have been garage kept. You come to the right place. Tons of info and experience, plus some bad-ass trucks.
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2015 at 4:50 AM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

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    Congrats on the new ride, there are a lot of decked out 1st gens out there. I would think lifting a 2wd isn't as big of a pain. A rear locker would probably be beneficial if you plan go off road often. Maybe a winch if you go solo, but like you said, as long as you are with someone that can pull you out it shouldnt be a big deal.
     
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  4. Apr 6, 2015 at 7:20 AM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome! That's some pretty low mileage! How'd you find that one? There's quite a bit of 2WD truck who wheel...just never alone...if you pick the right trail, the right line, and the right environment - you may be ok...just never go alone and without gear.
     
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  5. Apr 6, 2015 at 8:29 AM
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    FunkinTundra

    FunkinTundra New Member

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    OME614 full suspension\ Ekstrom design 3" shackles and poly bushing kit\ 295/70r18 Toyo MTs/ +20 offset Fuel Anzas\ 8" BAmuffler....etc...
    Welcome from NV!!
     
  6. Apr 6, 2015 at 12:39 PM
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    chphilo

    chphilo New Member

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    Welcome and congrats on that nice find.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2015 at 1:21 PM
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    Mike

    Mike Tread lightly.

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    2wd you can do TONS with it.. Turn it into a prerunner man.. same thing most guys do with 2wd tacomas jack them up go desert off road.
     
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  8. Apr 10, 2015 at 10:19 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome. Add a locker to the rear differential and your good for the trails. Make sure it's one that you can turn on when needed and off for daily driving.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2015 at 8:53 AM
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    JROCK915

    JROCK915 Trust noone, and be prepared!

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    Welcome. Great find. Older couples, church truck???
    Don't let the 2WD scare you. There's lots of mods. Especially for 1st gen.
    Like most of the guys said...depends on your use: trails, etc., add the locker. That rig you have, would be a great "runner". Fender mods, long travels, skies the limit.
    Good luck. We look forward to pics.
     
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