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Install from hell....

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by throughitalldude, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Oct 12, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    throughitalldude

    throughitalldude [OP] New Member

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    So I ran into way more hiccups then I’d like for a standard install and tire swap. Stripped the tie rod stud on the passenger side. I had to stop the install run to harbor freight to buy a tap and die kit just to spend 2-3 hours retapping it to only run into another issue. Going to mount the spindle when I realized I was given fine thread nuts with corse thread bolts for the spindle to mount to the LCA. Ran to 4 different Home Depot’s to get correct nuts. Got home at 10pm to then finish the front at 1:30am. This morning went to get new tires put on and because of the -12 offset on my wheels plus the spindles kicking the rims out more 35s would rub wayyyy too much didn’t even fit when turning. Tire shop had a set of Toyo AT2 275-65-20 (34s) I thought they would look small but actually loved how they turned out. So after a lot of heart ache sweat and A million errors! Here she is. Tires are definitely more reactive then my old 35s and love that. Just have a bit of trimming to do on the front plastic and push the plastic forward. In all 3.5” lift in the front and 1” in the rear.

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  2. Oct 12, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Danimal86

    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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    Looks great!
     
  3. Oct 12, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Lookin good!! I’m happy for you all turned out well!!
     
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  4. Oct 12, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    Thank you guys here’s a couple more!

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  5. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    Looking Good !!!
     
  6. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:36 PM
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    throughitalldude [OP] New Member

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    Thanks everyone here’s the before and after
     

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  7. Oct 12, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    Kerch71

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    Those look really sharp! Welcome to the mod from hell club! I have a lifetime membership myself!
     
  8. Oct 12, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Blueknights75 WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    Looks great!
     
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  9. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    Thanks everyone! Was super worried about that tire looking too small but I love how it turned out.
     
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  10. Oct 19, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    Look is fantastic! Way to stick out the install, you should be proud.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    Looks amazing! Tires fit the look perfect as well
     
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  12. Oct 19, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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    Sweet looking ride!!
     
  14. Oct 19, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    Lift spindles? Stance looks good, only way to make it look better is a few gallons of black paint. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Oct 20, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    Truck looks really good man
     
  16. Oct 20, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    MAGDADDY Let’s go places

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    Much better! What a story, talk about determination!
     
  17. Oct 20, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    Thanks everybody! Definitely gave me a run for my money.... the wife was starting to gain some doubts there
     
  18. Oct 20, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    What spindles did you go with?
     
  19. Oct 20, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    Maxtrac
     
  20. Oct 20, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    TRUCK LOOKS AWESOME!
     
  21. Oct 20, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    Looks good I’d lift the rear more you’re nose high unless you’re into that look.
     
  22. Oct 20, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    throughitalldude

    throughitalldude [OP] New Member

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    Ya I am a fan of a little front rake so I really enjoy that, but I have an adjustable rear shackle and can bump it up more if I’d like.
     
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  23. Oct 20, 2019 at 11:33 PM
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    Looks good..I have a similar set up and dint have to trim much on the front plastic. Just move it forward a little
     
  24. Oct 21, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    Ya thats pretty much what I did. I trimmed a little to be able to move the plastic forward. If you were to look at my liners without laying under the truck youd have no clue i did anything to them.
     
  25. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    Looks good. I've had the Toyos on mine now for about 7K miles and love them.
     
  26. Oct 21, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    Not going to lie I am very impressed with them. I always knew about the tires and saw them everywhere but never did any research into them or how they perform. I am loving them so far glad they were available when I was at the tire shop.
     
  27. Oct 21, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    blackoutt YEAH BUDDY!

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    Looks great!
     
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  28. Oct 21, 2019 at 1:04 PM
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    Been there many times
     
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  29. Oct 21, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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    The wife claims she was looking up 24 hour tows because of how long the the passenger side took with the stripped tie rod end. She figured I was completely lost and I told her its a extremely long and tedious process re-threading that. Glad she held of from calling anyone hahahaha
     
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