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JZ's 2020 DC Limited Build Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by ttime4four, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Sep 7, 2020 at 9:50 AM
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    ttime4four

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    Here's my 2020 SuperWhite Limited Double Cab. This is my first "build thread" so let's see how it turns out.

    Day 1 - June 27, 2020

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    During the height of COVID, dealers were dealing - so I sold my 2010 Tacoma and went shopping for a Tundra. I picked the Limited for features not found in the SR5 (Leather, BLIS, RCTA, Parking Sensors). I also picked the DC as I find the longer bed provides more utility than a bigger 2nd row. Although I really would have liked the full roll-down window. Life's little sacrifices.

    Build Goals:
    • Address the chrome and make it look right
    • Get it ready for "out of the truck" camping
    • Make it mine

    As she sits today - September 6, 2020:

    IMG_20200906_190730.jpg

    After way too much time reading this forum, I got to work. The next posts will walk through each mod sequentially in some detail.

    Enjoy!
     
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  2. Sep 7, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 040 IS THE FASTEST

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  3. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    First up was to get going on the de-chrome process:

    Thanks to @Roman at Cool Springs, a few pennies were saved to get these pieces:
    • 53101-0C040-A0 Platinum Grille Assembly - Super White (040)
    • 76180-0C030-A0 Hood Bulge (Super White - 040)

    Once received, I soon discovered that the TSS emblem from the stock Limited Grille did not fit the Platinum Grille -- same size, but the wrong "bolt pattern". I went back to Roman's instructions and realized I missed the red-font important stuff that a new cover would be required. Since that was another $300+, I decided to go another route.

    Little research about painting plastic parts and then I got to work. First - scuff/sand with 3M scuff pads, cleaning, spray on adhesion promotor, etching primer, "trim black" base color and finally 2K matte clear. The fumes are no joke and a full-on respirator is required.

    The painted mirror covers were sourced from Sparks:
    • 87915-0C060-A0 RH Mirror Cover - 040 Superwhite
    • 87945-0C040-A0 LH Mirror Cover - 040 Superwhite
    I'm happy with how it turned out.

    IMG_20200719_193247.jpg

    Next step project #nochrome was to replace the badges (iForce, Tundra, Limited) with the OEM black versions. In hindsight, I probably should have simply gone with removing them.

    IMG_20200726_194141__01.jpg

    Final step was to switch out the door handles and deal with the chrome end-caps. Since I had black badges, I decided to go with the Matte Black kit from Sparks:

    • PKKITDRSE - Tundra Smart Entry Handle Kit - Double/Regular Cab

    IMG_20200811_130647.jpg


    Bumper end-caps are White BumperShells from Ecoological. Fitment was spot-on, but the color match is slightly off. I was choosing between the ABS Black and the White. Probably should have gone with the ABS Black.

    Badges were sourced from eBay.

    All-in price tag for project #nochrome ~$1500 with mostly OEM parts (except for the stupid expensive OEM bumper end covers. So - could have been more, could have been less.
     
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  4. Sep 7, 2020 at 11:20 AM
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    Tint was also on the to-do list.

    I've been taking all of my vehicles to Highline Customs in Beaverton Oregon and they again - did not disappoint.

    I chose their HUPER OPTIK I3 offering and had the whole vehicle done including a 56% tint on the windshield.

    Apparently, the I3 is the "best of the best" window film on the market.
    • Blocks 93% HEAT!!
    • Blocks 65% glare
    • Superior clarity, 10 times clearer than carbon,
    • Extremely durable scratch resistant coating (5x thicker than carbon)

    I can say that I really like having the front tinted - better temps, better glare, overall much easier on the eyes. We will see if the po-po give me any grief, but I'm not a teenager anymore.

    Not a huge issue, but I do notice that the headlights come on earlier and I don't trust the auto high beams to do their thing.

    IMG_20200815_191539.jpg
     
  5. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:30 PM
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    Electrical work:
    • OEM Tailgate lock
    • Replaced back seat 12V outlet with Dual USB
    • Added OEM wireless charging in center console
    • Front center console 12V always on mod

    SDHQ HD Billet Main Battery Terminal Upgrade Kit and wired in Renogy Solar Charge Controller.

    The SDHQ is a nice piece of billet aluminum with a bunch of attachment point. I've also installed the Renogy Wanderer from my Tacoma. I run a 100W panel when camping to keep the truck battery charged up. That then runs an efficient fridge and some LEDs. Instead of a two battery setup, I keep a NOCO GB40 Jump Pack always topped up in the center console. Also, the fridge has a cutoff to prevent it from draining beyond a 3 set points.

    IMG_20200911_194008.jpg


    @2020Platinum inspired LED puddle lights

    Installed 48" marine grade LED strips (3M backed tape), wired into interior kick panel lights.

    IMG_20200823_231428 (1).jpg


    Wired 12v/USB/Volt Meter into bed.

    Originally, the thought was to drill holes in the bed-sides, but instead decided to build a small box from baltic birch. This is affixed to the canopy rail with velcro (not going anywhere). Wired in for constant (fused) power.

    IMG_20200831_161438.jpg
     
  6. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    How long did it take to get your grille and bulge?
     
  7. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:38 PM
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    Nine days from order to receipt via UPS Ground.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:44 PM
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    Damn you lucked out. I ordered my stuff sep first and just found out it looks like it’s back ordered until the middle of October :(

    patience is a virtue I suppose
     
  9. Sep 13, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    Black Rhino Grange 18x9 +12 Ridge Grappler 295/70/r18 Bilstein 6112 at 2.5" w/ 1 Coach Builder Shim on each side JBA UCAs Bilstein 5160 Coachbuilder +3 Shackles Firestone Airbags + Daystar Cradles Leer 100XR DIY Roof Rack
    Good looking truck so far @ttime4four. Any weight issues with your RTT on the Leer? I have the same shell coming in coupla weeks and I'm thinking something your setup might be cool in the future.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    I bought the cap from a factory Leer dealer in my area and we discussed the weight issues of having a RTT. We discussed that having the factory install the rails -- I would be "protected" from any issues. There is plenty of static weight capacity for the tent itself. They did not express any concern for a RTT + 2 people.

    The issue he mentioned was really dynamic weight stresses. He said the only problems he's seen is with the sail effect of carrying plywood.

    If anything, I might add a bed stiffener, but the sides of my Tundra seem stout enough. When running the same RTT on my last truck (Tacoma + ARE CX) -- I never had any issues but did add a Total Chaos bed stiffener for insurance against the composite bed construction.
     
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  11. Sep 13, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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    Thanks, that's great info and I'm happy to hear it works out for you. I'll likely bring up something similar when I go pick mine up from the leer dealer.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2020 at 11:48 PM
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    Installed the BedRug (bottom only)
    Installed the fridge - bolted down through the bed.

    IMG_20200919_183013.jpg
     
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