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Moby Dick

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by TexasTundra27, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 12, 2018 at 3:26 AM
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    TexasTundra27

    TexasTundra27 [OP] Moby Dick

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    2011 Tundra CM 4x4 5.7
    Icon stage 3, TC UCAs and Cam tab gussets, Auburn LSD, Coachbuilder +2s and shims, SABM, BHLM, Rago fab ditch light brackets and bed stiffeners, Demello sliders, ARE camper, 17x9 XDs and 35/12.5/17 General Grabber X3s, DT long tubes, xpipe with dual magnaflow 10436 mufflers.
    Im gonna skip the boring stuff, but I bought my 2011 5.7 4x4 CM SR5 in Nov 2013. I started off with just a simple leveling kit and BAmuffler budget system. Over the next 2 years I went thru a couple of sets of wheels until I settled on some XD 17s, did the BHLM and the SABM. During that time I started getting interested with off-roading, so I found some freshly rebuilt Icons (stage 1) for $1000 on CL so I scooped those up, some Total Chaos UCAs and Coachbuilder shims in the front and +2 shackles in the back and decided to give it a go. I found a group of guys heading out to a off-road park outside of Austin and quickly decided it was time to see what 6k lbs can do on the rocks. That weekend was one of the greatest I have had, and it quickly went from a interest to an obsession! About a month after the first trip I installed a Auburn Pro LSD, what a difference that made! The next trip a few months later the truck was a whole new animal, lot less rocks were stacked and didn’t have to be quite as careful picking my lines. But that also brought on a lot of confidence that got me into a little trouble... I limped my truck home and started making a long list, living in a Texas means that the Lonestar Toyota Jamboree is a must. I started off by ordering Total Chaos Cam tab gussets, and Demello hybrid sliders. I also had been lucky for my previous birthday and had some Doug Thorley long tubes sitting in the garage, and since the Cam tab gussets required most of the suspension being off it was the perfect time to install them. After tons of research and YouTube I decided to go with a single pair of cats followed by a xpipe and a pair of Magnaflow 10436 race mufflers dumped before the axle. Ole truck sounded like a 6000 lb race car after that, really woke it up and even got better gas mileage! The month before Jambo I finally found something I had been looking for, a camper shell for cheap which created a new problem... saggy old leaf springs with 150k miles on them. My next decision is one I regret, I settled... in a attempt to save money I ignored the not so great reviews and bought the Icon expansion leaf pack. They give a little lift, but because they’re softer and keep the stupid overload I was basically in the exact same situation that I was in with the stock springs except I paid $280 to stay in it.... oh well, live and learn. My next springs will be the right ones.
    That was the finished product while at Jambo, truck did great and impressed a ton of people that said it was too big to fit on the trails or so any good. I even ended up winning the little “race” they put on although I’m not quite sure I came out on top... That hard hit sheared my upper radiator mounts from the core support and finished off my LBJs and it sure as hell didn’t do my shocks any good either. Fast forward to last November, I rebuilt my front end, my front Icons and added 700lb Eibach springs and upgraded to Icon 2.5 shocks in the rear.
    As she sits now:
    Icon stage 3
    Total Chaos UCAs and Cam tab gussets
    Coachbuilder strut shims and +2 shackles with the bushing kit
    Demello hybrid sliders
    Rago Fabrication ditch light brackets with OZ USA 20w pods and bed stiffeners ( ragofabrication.com)
    ARE camper shell
    Auburn Pro LSD
    BHLM and SABM
    CB radio
    Hyper tech speedo calibrator
    Doug Thorley long tubes
    Magnaflow 10436 mufflers and xpipe
    XD Crank 17x9 0 offset and 35/12.5/17 General Grabber X3s
     
  2. Feb 12, 2018 at 3:35 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the slowest color!!!!!

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    Great transformation!
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2018 at 3:38 AM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Kill Devil Hills
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    2008 Nautical Blue TRD
    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
    Nice build Mark. How do you like the SABM? That was one of my first mods, and worth the money vs shelling out 400 or more for a useless CAI. Tundra looks awesome. Welcome from OBX :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Feb 12, 2018 at 4:26 AM
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    Casper3

    Casper3 Super White =Super Fasttttt

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    Nice rig!:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2018 at 4:46 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ A Man that Stares at Goats

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    Husky products, 28% tint on windows.
    Welcome from Colorado.

    Great build.
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2018 at 4:54 AM
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    TexasTundra27

    TexasTundra27 [OP] Moby Dick

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    2011 Tundra CM 4x4 5.7
    Icon stage 3, TC UCAs and Cam tab gussets, Auburn LSD, Coachbuilder +2s and shims, SABM, BHLM, Rago fab ditch light brackets and bed stiffeners, Demello sliders, ARE camper, 17x9 XDs and 35/12.5/17 General Grabber X3s, DT long tubes, xpipe with dual magnaflow 10436 mufflers.
    I’ve really liked it so far, it’s been about 3yrs since I’ve done it with zero issues. I paired it with a AFE Pro dry s drop in filter and removed the charcoal filter when I did it. When I had lighter 35s I could easily get 16mpg Highway even loaded down, but now with the generals (79lbs each) I’m back down to 13ish.
     
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  7. Feb 12, 2018 at 5:04 AM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

    SR5TRDTUNDRA El Pickup Azul

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    Blue 2015 Tundra SR5 Trd off road crewmax 4x4
    Awesome!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Feb 12, 2018 at 5:20 AM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Kill Devil Hills
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    2008 Nautical Blue TRD
    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
    Haha, did the same swap.
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Baby Spoon

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    2016 White Crew Max TRD
    TRD Pro Grille, ESP Storage, Tailgate Inserts, Line-X Bedliner, Weathertech Floorliners, Wet Okole Seat Covers, 5" Shorty Antenna, Mickey Thompson MM-366 Wheels, ToyTec Boss, 35" BFG KO2 to name a few.
    Nice! Looks like kiddos are lovin' it too which is a +
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    BlueBottle

    BlueBottle not a PRO

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    See fine print
    nice story and nice read =D thanks for sharing.
     
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  11. Feb 12, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    aramirez73

    aramirez73 VAMONOS A LA CHINGADA!!!

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    THE...ONLY STATE...TEXAS
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    2014 CM TSS MGM 4WD SR5 5.7FF
    Rough Country 6" lift / 35x12.50R20 Toyo Open Country AT II/ 20" Fuel rims "Mavericks" (Came with) / S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp (Came with)/ KatSkins seat covers (Came with)/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ 1A-AUTO.com aftermarket tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar/TRD rear sway bar/ Ranch Hand legend grille gaurd
    BA Rig!
     
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  12. Feb 13, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    One hell of a good looking ride man! I’ve come around on the leaf springs, was thinking about the ICON expansion pack for awhile but settled on shackles for the time being. When the time comes and I’ve added more stuff I’ll likely go with a Deaver or custom pack.
     
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  13. Feb 13, 2018 at 12:43 PM
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    TexasTundra27

    TexasTundra27 [OP] Moby Dick

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    Icon stage 3, TC UCAs and Cam tab gussets, Auburn LSD, Coachbuilder +2s and shims, SABM, BHLM, Rago fab ditch light brackets and bed stiffeners, Demello sliders, ARE camper, 17x9 XDs and 35/12.5/17 General Grabber X3s, DT long tubes, xpipe with dual magnaflow 10436 mufflers.
    The new Icon RXT pack has caught my attention recently. It’s a progressive pack without a overload, but it comes with one or 2 extra leafs so you can keep it soft or add some weight carrying capability to it. I found it for under $800 on sdhqoffroad.com.
     
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  14. Feb 16, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Not sure how on the valving on my BOSS shocks and Radflo coilovers, but would a progressive leaf pack need to be paired with shocks that have progressive valving? Or does it matter?

    EDIT: After looking it up online, I realized that I asked a dumb question lol.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2018 at 3:21 PM
  15. Feb 17, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    TexasTundra27

    TexasTundra27 [OP] Moby Dick

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    2011 Tundra CM 4x4 5.7
    Icon stage 3, TC UCAs and Cam tab gussets, Auburn LSD, Coachbuilder +2s and shims, SABM, BHLM, Rago fab ditch light brackets and bed stiffeners, Demello sliders, ARE camper, 17x9 XDs and 35/12.5/17 General Grabber X3s, DT long tubes, xpipe with dual magnaflow 10436 mufflers.
    I’m not a expert to be honest, but to take advantage of the extended travel of the leafs you would be better off with new shocks also.
     
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