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Mike's 2015 "Poor Man's TRD Pro" build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by ToyotaTundraMike, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Dec 18, 2015 at 1:11 PM
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    Here's my official "poor man's TRD Pro build".

    Started with a new 2015 Tundra 4.6L V8 2WD Double Cab SR Package.

    My goal with this build was to keep it as close as possible to resembling a stock appearance (so my g/f doesn't notice all the mods), and of course to incorporate as much as I can of the TRD Pro version of our Tundras.

    This will be a frequently updated timeline of my build, so the most recent pics will appear at the bottom of this original post.

    Current Mods:
    - Husky Weatherbeaters
    - Carbon Fiber TUNDRA Tailgate Inserts
    - 20% Tint
    - Spray-in Bed Liner
    - Black UWS Low Profile toolbox
    - TRD Pro Grille
    - TRD Pro Headlights
    - TRD Pro Rims
    - Interior/License/Cargo LEDs
    - AntennaX 13" Off-Road Antenna
    - Toyota "Predator 6" Step Bars
    - TUNDRA Stamped Door Sill Protectors
    - Scosche Flush Mount Phone Holder
    - Blackout Tape Between Windows
    - Raptor Style LED's in Grille
    - BAMuffler 7" Standard System
    - Blacked Out Tailpipe
    - Black Exhaust Tip
    - 275/70/18 Cooper ST Maxx
    - Bilstein 5100's on Middle Setting
    - DUHA Underseat Storage Unit W/ Gun Rack
    - Heckler & Koch / Sig Sauer Security System


    Future Mods:
    - TRD Pro Skidplate
    - TRD Rear Swaybar



    Here's what I started with. Came from the dealer with stealth running boards, BBS wheels, and a spray in bed-liner.


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    Then I added 20% tint all the way around and a black UWS lowpro toolbox as well as the TRD Pro Grille. This is after the grille install.


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    13" AntennaX was next as well as the carbon-fiber tailgate inserts.


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    Found a great deal on some brand new "predator 6 steps" on craigslist.


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    Added some blackout tape between the windows, since mine didn't come with any.


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    Added the "Raptor Style" LEDs. My detailed write-up can be found in the DIY section.


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    Took off my tailpipe and painted it with VHT Flat Black Header Paint, and reinstalled along with a 7" BA Muffler Standard System from Dirty Deeds Industries and a black Go Rhino exhaust tip.


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    Next came the TRD Pro rims.


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    And what are some new rims without new tires? Cooper ST Maxx 275/70/18.


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    After the new tires wen't on I decided to go ahead and have the Bilstein's installed on the middle setting. Sits about level with a slight rake. Just how I wanted.


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    Added The DU-HA underseat storage unit equipped with removable divider and gun racks.


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    Added TRD Pro headlights.


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    Updated my security system.


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    Next up: TRD Pro skidplate, TRD sway bar.
     

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  2. Dec 18, 2015 at 1:57 PM
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    No plans to lift it?:eek:
    Check out the performance section. Plenty of exhaust clips there.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2015 at 6:19 PM
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    looking forward to your TRD pro grille Install..
     
  4. Dec 18, 2015 at 8:52 PM
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    No your not the only cheap one. Here is both my 2014 sr'sIMG_20151211_155428032_HDR.jpg. They aren't cheap once you start moding.
     
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  5. Dec 22, 2015 at 6:41 AM
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    I may end up leveling it out sooner or later. Still researching different suspension mods. Thanks for the tip!

    Let me know whatcha think, updated with a pic this morning in the rain!

    Nice looking trucks man! You got that right.
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2016 at 5:39 PM
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    Updated w/ pics after I installed the steps. Really needs some black wheels since there is no more silver/chrome on the truck now. Waiting to find a good deal on some TRD Pro rims that way I can add the rims/tires/lift all at once. Next up will probably be the TRD Rear Sway Bar / TRD Pro Headlights / Blackout tape between the windows.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2016 at 2:31 AM
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    Like that grill ! Mind if I ask how much ?
     
  8. Jan 21, 2016 at 6:41 AM
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    Thanks man, The TRD Pro grille with white surround and hood bulge included was around $470 shipped to FL. (Comes in either white, black, or inferno but I'm pretty sure I have heard you can get it color matched to any truck for a little extra)

    If you are going to order one (or any other OEM parts for that matter) I would contact the user on here named Roman, who works the online store at Toyota of Cool Springs. He is super helpful and can get you pretty much anything that comes on our trucks or is made for our trucks by Toyota.
     
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  9. Jan 21, 2016 at 9:45 AM
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    Ohhh cool !! Thanks alot for that info....may just be the next thing i do to mine .
     
  10. Apr 7, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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    Updated w/ pics from muffler install and the Pro rims I had put on today. Ordering tires tomorrow, still torn a little between 275/70/18 BFG A/T KO2s and Cooper ST Maxx. Leaning towards the Coopers, any input on which tire will last the longest?
     
  11. May 26, 2016 at 7:13 AM
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    Well my "Future Mods" list is starting to get a little low, and I am almost finished with the appearance so now I am looking into some useful/practical mods for what I use the truck for (fishing/hunting/working).

    First one has to be some type of gun rack or gun holder for my hunting rifles. Also need some type of cell phone mount. Also trying to come up with an idea for extra storage in the cab. Too bad they don't make a underseat storage unit for the double cabs. Any suggestions or ideas on other mods that would be useful?
     
  12. Jun 21, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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    The Cabelas Hunters Tackleback is a good, inexpensive solution ($18) for a gun holder. Hooks around the seats and holds two rifles/shotguns/bows vertically or horizontally. I have one in my Tundra.
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  13. Jun 22, 2016 at 5:38 PM
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    This one is a 2 gun rack that goes on the roof of the truck.. they also have a bow mount..

    https://www.balkowitsch.com/ProductID-5274-ProductDetails.aspx
     
  14. Jun 22, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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    Have you put a rifle with a scope in one of these? If so does the scope bump against the middle console at all going down dirt roads and stuff? Also can you grab a gun out of it while sitting in the front seat fairly easily? Need it to be easily accessible from the front incase I need to hop out and make a quick shot.

    Those would be ideal as opposed to mounting something on the roof, but I'm thinking the roof mount might be best for grabbing a gun in a hurry.
     
  16. Jun 23, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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    I'm thinking having both options would be good. :cookiemonster:
     
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  17. Jun 23, 2016 at 5:18 PM
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    I generally put my rifle vertically behind the passenger seat so I can grab it fast, or if I need it quicker I just don't put it in there at all. If it's vertical you'd need to worry about it hitting the center.
     
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    Thanks! Gonna order one and try it out, if it doesn't work out it will make a good christmas present for my dad.
     
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  19. Jun 27, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    If it doesn't work out, its only $18 anyways
     
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    Updated w/ pics of the DU-HA underseat storage unit. Haven't had time to put any rifles in it yet to test the fit with a large scope and the seat folded down, but either way I am glad I made the purchase. Finally a place to store all my stuff that doesn't have a home. If anyone wants any additional pics just send me a message!
     
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    Nightshot after a quick wash

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    :thumbsup: Nice mods, It looks really good.
     
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    Love that Raptor Mod.

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    Thanks Kyle, it's really easy to do! If you decide to do it at some point check out my write up in the DIY thread and feel free to message me if you need help or have any questions!

    Thanks man, I see yours is coming along very nicely as well!
     
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    I appreciate that. I'm planning to do that mod, just saving some $. Needed to buy the new plow first :) Hope for snow my way!

    Kyle
     
  26. Dec 4, 2016 at 7:44 AM
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    I like where this is headed. Keep it up! Sub'd
     
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    Inspiration for most of the mods I want to do.
     
  29. Dec 4, 2016 at 4:46 PM
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    Sounds like my kids, buy some stuff and if it does not work give it to me and call it a present.
     
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    Heading up to Atlanta for the week. Taking it slow and enjoying the scenery since my check in isnt until 3.

    Lake Eufala (Alabama):

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