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jberry's Anti-Bro Tow Rig and Grocery Getter

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by jberry813, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Jan 15, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist Staff Member

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    Metric shit ton of parts
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    I bought my Tundra brand new in late 2006. It was the first and only vehicle I've bought brand new. The intent was to buy a reliable vehicle to support my winter hobbies in the mountains, have an exceptionally comfortable truck, easy to load up and take the fam camping, and ultimately the first step in my grand plan to have a moderate tow rig that would suite my future hobbies. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't have changed a thing. The Tundra has single-handedly been the most reliable and dependable vehicle I've ever owned in my life. Aside from the LBJ recall that was announced 3 months after I bought the truck, it's never set a tire in any shop for repair. It's always been the go-to for long road trips and my DD when I break the Tacoma.

    Everything done to the truck has been done by me. Nothing to excess like my Tacoma. No DB lift, no obscene wheels, and certainly no mall crawler status. Just simple, reliable, and tasteful mods to fit my needs. The truck has a short hair over 70,000 miles on the odometer, roughly 1/3 of which have been towing miles. It's towed literally every toy I've owned over the last 7 years all up and down California and Nevada. The Centurion 21' wakeboard boat, 19' Weekend Warrior toy hauler, 18' flatbed loaded to the max with any and all the toys. It's been the stepchild truck, always out in the elements, but never lets me down. Without further adieu:

    Vehicle
    2006 Toyota Tundra DC SR5
    4.7L VVT-i V8
    4x4 w/ 5 Speed Auto
    Factory 3.91's with LSD rear
    Debadged

    Goodies
    Flowmaster 50 series dumped right after muffler
    Bilstein 5100's up front set at 2.5"
    Bilstein 5100's in the rear with an AAL
    Dick Cepek DC1 17x9 wheels
    Pro-Crap 305/65/17 Xtreme MT's
    ARE LSX tonneau cover
    BedRug bedliner
    VIAIR constant duty OBA
    Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT nav
    Two JL audio 10w1's in custom fiberglass box
    JL Slash 500 monoblock amp
    Tekonsha P3 Brake Controler
    Viper remote start alarm
    40" Aurora single row LED bar
    N-Fab Nerf Bars for the wife and midgets
    Big Fucking Die Hard Platinum Group 31M battery

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    Hidden quick connect for the OBA

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    Incognito LED Bar

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    The making of the sub box was far from trivial. I utilized the cubby hole under the rear seat on the driver's side. Unfortunately there wasn't enough space for the 10's I wanted to use. So...I did what any hillbilly with a grinder, ford tool (BFH) and a welder would do...I made it bigger.

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  2. Jan 15, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 Mr. Clean Staff Member

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    Nice setup brother. Great start to ur build thread.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2014 at 8:58 PM
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    csuviper

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Looks very nice. I still like the nice idea for the sub box and want to have fun with fiberglass myself.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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    BradyT88

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    Many!
    This pic is fucking wicked! I'll bet you get some great looks from people when towing like that!

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  5. Jan 16, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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    Jack Burton

    Jack Burton Jorts Rule!

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    Nice setup Jason! Keeping it simple and clean.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist Staff Member

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    Thanks

    Personally, there's nothing fun about fiberglass. It's just a messy, sticky, time sensitive process. I didn't enjoy it at all. But it was the only way I could get the airspace I needed in the location I wanted.

    Sure did. It was quite the haul too. From Tahoe to Pismo
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2014 at 1:50 AM
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    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - Procomp AAL & 5100's Wheels & Tires: - 33x12.50x15 KM2's - Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing Armor: - Relentless Fabrication Front Bumper - 4XInnovations HREW Kickout Sliders Exterior: - BetterBuilt Lowpro black tool box - Satoshi'd Grille (Made by 03tacoman) with M1 Homertaco mesh - 15% window tint Interior: - Weathertech floormats - Locking Glove Box Latch from a 4Runner - JVC-KDR840BT stereo - Orion C0700.1M2 amp - 10" Kicker CompVT10 subwoofer Lighting: - Philips Crystal Vision Ultra Headlight Bulbs - LED Reverse Bulbs - LED interior lights Other: - Rustoleum Bedlined Bed Rails - Grey Wire Mod - Rustoleum Bedlined Fender Flares - B.A.M.F. BPV Bracket - 14" Magnaflow Muffler Dumped - 1" Diff. Drop Kit - UltraGauge - 20lb CO2 Tank - Trailhead Auto Tire Deflators - Uniden 520XL PRO CB - Diff. Breather Mod
    Never knew you did that to the floor of your Tundra! Haha Subbed :cool:
     
  8. Jan 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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    jberry813

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    Oh yeah...just look at that wicked tundra flex. Open diffs too.

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  9. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:49 PM
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    konaborne

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    gnar flex yo
     
  10. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist Staff Member

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    It's got a little bit more...very little

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  11. Jan 31, 2014 at 8:50 AM
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    @jberry813 stuck you in the banner! that's an awesome shot
     
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  12. Jan 31, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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    :woot: Thanks @Bob!
     
  13. Jan 31, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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    Congrats!
     
  14. Feb 19, 2014 at 11:28 AM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist Staff Member

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    Tundra getting a little mod money love.

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  15. Feb 21, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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    Camburg LT, Deavers, Icon 2.5s with RR, Custom front bumper with built in bottle openers
    bad ass Tacoma, bad ass expo trailer, and now this!

    :thumbsup:
     
  16. Feb 21, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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    jberry813

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    LOL. Thank you, but there's really nothing BA about the Tundra. It's just been the crutch that has allowed me to do what's been done to the Tacoma. Ol' Faithful if you will.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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    Any first gen Tundras interested in a K&N CAI?
     
  18. Jan 28, 2015 at 4:22 PM
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    jberry813 [OP] The Mad Scientist Staff Member

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    Got some new wheels from Vin over at SCS. Could not be happier with how it turned out. The gunmetal is nearly a perfect match to the truck's grey.

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  19. Jan 29, 2015 at 6:44 AM
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    Awesome rig dude!! Very clean!
     
  20. Jan 29, 2015 at 7:22 AM
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    Very nice ride. Soooo clean.
     
  21. Jan 29, 2015 at 3:09 PM
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    jberry813

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    Thanks gents.


    In other news...put 1400 towing miles on it a couple weeks go. She sure was pissed off going up and over the Grapevine...but zero issues.


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