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MTwiford Barcelona Red Limited CrewMax Build

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by MTwiford, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Jun 20, 2017 at 5:43 AM
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    MTwiford

    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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    Finally pulled the trigger and picked up a 2014 CrewMax Limited. I figured I might as well create a build thread so I can track all of the money Im dumping into this thing :). Here are a few stock photos. I will list modifications on order below and post pictures as the parts come in and I install them.

    Im kind of torn on what I should do for suspension. I dont do a ton of off-roading. I go to the drive on beach in the summer and that is about the extent of it. I do work on a 400 acre nursery which is all dirt and gravel but nothing extreme. I would like to lift the truck enough to get a better look and accommodate some larger tires in the future. I was originally interested in the TRD pro suspension. However, I have read several threads stating its not worth the money and to go with the Bilstein 6112/5160 setup. It is about the half the cost as well! Maybe you guys could make a few suggestions? Forgive me if I should not ask in this forum. I will post in the suspension forum if this is not favorable.

    Mods currently in the works:

    • Retrofit headlights with RX350 projectors/TRD etching/Panamera LED Shrouds/Morimoto LED strip. @eledobleu has completed the headlights and they are currently being shipped back to me. Retrofit thread
    • TRD Dual Exhaust
    • TRD Rear Sway Bar
    • BakFlip MX4 - (Trifecta in the stock pictures is what it came with. Not really crazy about it and the vinyl has a hole in it, so its out.
    • Morimoto Fog Lights
    • LED bulbs from Headlight Revolution for the interior, license plate, cargo, and third brake light.
    • TRD Shift Knob
    • Husky Liners
    • Factory Exhaust tip. (Coming off though because I opted for the TRD Exhaust shortly after purchase. If anyone is interested in it, make me an offer. It has been installed for 2 weeks)

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  2. Jun 20, 2017 at 5:57 AM
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    MTwiford

    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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  3. Jun 20, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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    Y0TA PR0

    Y0TA PR0 Dirt biking & fishing

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    Looks good bud! I love how retrofitting your headlights change the look of your truck! @eledobleu does a great job!
    :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jun 20, 2017 at 6:03 AM
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    MTwiford

    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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    He really has, Leo has done a great job and is very pleasant to work with. It was expensive but well worth it. The stock headlights are terrible.
     
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  5. Jun 20, 2017 at 6:09 AM
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    Y0TA PR0 Dirt biking & fishing

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    Yes well worth it you got that right. I love mine! I can't picture my truck with the stock lights anymore!
    Toyota should just hire Leo to make the lights for the tundra so they come stock when buying a new tundra :D
     
  6. Jun 20, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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    eledobleu

    eledobleu retrofitwholesale.com

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    Koito Bi-LED Retrofit
    Don't know why Toyota doesn't lol.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2017 at 5:11 AM
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    MTwiford

    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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    Installed the BakFlip MX4 cover this week.

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  8. Aug 16, 2017 at 6:25 AM
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    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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    Alright guys. Been a little busy, but here is what I have been working on.
    • Toytec Radflo Lift
    • Fuel Nutz wheels and Toyo Open Country A/T II tires
    • Color matched hood bulge, lower grill surround, front bumper end caps, rear bumper end caps
    • Bushwacker pocket style fender flares
    • New sound system - I will link to the audio build thread once its up for the details. I had a JBL system so there is a lot to it.
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  9. Aug 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM
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    zcarpenter92 Yotas and Yellow Jackets

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    How'd your alignment turn out with stock UCA's? Thinking I may go with the Radflos on the front, and not many guys on here with the 2.5's have stock control arms.
     
  10. Aug 16, 2017 at 7:04 AM
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    MTwiford

    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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    My alignment worked out perfect but from what I understand, it varies from vehicle to vehicle. I still plan on getting UCAs later, once my wife is over the 7K I have just spent :ballchain:
     
  11. Aug 16, 2017 at 7:32 AM
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    Looks great!

    What tire size are you running?
     
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  12. Aug 16, 2017 at 8:06 AM
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    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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    tires are 305/55/20
     
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  13. Aug 17, 2017 at 6:35 AM
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    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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  14. Aug 19, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    HOTDAM Feeling Dangerous

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  15. Aug 19, 2017 at 6:42 PM
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    MTwiford

    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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    Yeah they rub in reverse. I’m going to need the cmc
     
  16. Aug 20, 2017 at 6:30 AM
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    MTwiford

    MTwiford [OP] The second mouse always gets the cheese

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    Thanks Steve!
     
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