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Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by ZackT, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Sep 11, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    ZackT

    ZackT [OP] New Member

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    After purchasing my first tundra this weekend Iv been doing some research on here for upgrades and mods, but figured I would ask. What is the first mod you did or what is one mod you wish you did first.

    Really looking for some Must DOs
     
  2. Sep 11, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    TundraLaw

    TundraLaw Third Year Member

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    seat covers first if you have cloth seats. Marathon Seat Covers should be your first stop
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    Tires n wheels, level lift, tint, change halogen bulbs to LEDs, de chrome or de badge, color match chrome pieces, floor mats, audio upgrade,
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    SnugTop, TRD Catback, DECKed Storage, TRD Sway Bar, ESP Under Seat Storage, Blackvue DR750S-2CH Dashcam
    Front Rear Anytime Cameras (FRAC), TRD skidplate, front and rear TRD Sway bars.
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Toytec BOSS suspension lift @ 3" (front) Toytec BOSS remote resi's (back) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae TRD sway bar Upcoming: LED backup lights OEM Backup camera Iron Cross Patriot step bars Trifold or roll up tonneau cover
    It all depends on what your needs/wants are

    My shoes/boots are always muddy especially around hunting season so waterproof rubber mats were first and foremost.

    After that came the bed mount bottle opener, 3/1 lift with tires, LED interior lights, now I’m working on wheels.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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    Welcome from NY.

    Driver's side grab handle.
    FRAC harness from @TundraTex
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    Sas

    Sas Humor is everywhere

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    Lost track after #1.
    New paint job to MGM.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    porkitt

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    DAP Tune ESP Storage RCI Skids Fuel Vapor ABS Guards AVS Vent Visor FRAC Harness 50 Cal/Antenna X BFG KO2 HID Extra Light Bar White Knuckle Off Road Sliders BAK Industries Revolver X2 Oh Shit Handles Pop and Lock LED Internal and Reverse Lights LED Footwell lights Tuffy Storage Console organizers Viper Alarm and Remote Start
    X2 on that...but for the most part, get use to doing this :spending::spending::spending::spending::spending::spending::spending::spending:
     
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  9. Sep 11, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    This is true
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    This is true
     
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  11. Sep 11, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    porkitt

    porkitt New Member

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    @ZackT Where are you from? I would suggest attending a local meet/run and see what others have done in person
     
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  12. Sep 11, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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    X2
     
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  13. Sep 11, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 040 IS THE FASTEST

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    ESP under seat storage, spray in bed liner, tailgate extender, color matched door handles and mirror covers, lift, tires. All in that order, at least that’s my list..... but first mod would be a total repaint to Super White and then follow above list. :cheers:
     
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  14. Sep 11, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

    Squatting Pigeon Birds Are Phonies Staff Member

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    The first thing you should do is get a second mortgage on your house.

    Second, everything suggested above!

    :rofl:
     
  15. Sep 11, 2018 at 5:10 PM
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    Agdec10

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    Leveled, ceramic tint all around, 2018 led headlight/fog light conversion
    Here is what I did over the past 2 months of ownership in order of importance to me: 1) spray bed liner (from dealership) 2) Window tint $400 3) Level the front $500 4) 2018 LED headlight conversion with LED Fogs $1200 5) Katzkin leather seats (factory match) $1400 6) Bak MX4 bed cover $800 7) Husky floor liners 8) LED interior lights

    And I'm done for now!
     
  16. Sep 11, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    PATTEN

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    My truck came with spray in bed liner and fender flares. I started with window tint, door sill protectors, bed mat, husky floor mats and LED interior lights, cheap mods. Dealership threw in LED fogs so I purchased 19 LED headlights and harness $700. Color matched bulge and surround $500. Waiting on 19 Pro skid plate then I’m done. Maybe
     
  17. Sep 11, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    1UPPER

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    Here are few simple mods that help a lot for daily use.

    1. Center console organizer. They make an upper tray option and a lower divider.

    2. Either husky or weather tech floor mats.

    3. Seat storage under back seats. They have a simple plastic insert with compartments or a full metal lockable storage.

    4. Center console lockable safe. Great if you like to have a weapon in the vehicle or valuables to lock away.

    5. Change out your interior lights with leds. Vleds has some great leds but they do cost more upfront.

    6. If you don’t like chrome emblems you can do black overlays on your Toyota exterior badges or you can use plasti dip on them.

    7. Rear TRD swaybar is nice if you want to eliminate some of the rear body roll. Should cost $250 for the parts give or take. Install is only about 20 min.

    8. Front windshield visor will keep your truck cooler and help save your dash over the long haul.

    9. Tint your windows.

    10. Alarm.

    I could keep going but I think this gives you a few ideas. Now go spend that money on mods!!!
    :spending::spending::spending::spending::spending::spending:
     
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  18. Sep 13, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    ZackT

    ZackT [OP] New Member

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    I am in SE Wi, yeah that would make sense though I should have thought of htat coming out of the car scene back in the day.


    So far it cam with the trd sport set up.
    -Sway bars
    -trd exhaust
    -trd air filter
    -led fogs and headlights
    -spray in bed liner
    -floor mats
    -all chrome is color matched already from factory
    alot of other misc. that you guys recommended also.

    So guess i will be looking into seat covers and driver/ passenger side tint.

    THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUGGESTIONS

    BTW I can tell that you guys here are all really friendly and I am sure there are some bad eggs but coming from different car and truck scenes you guys seem to be pretty helpful and not toxic like the others so thats a plus!
     
  19. Sep 13, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    jewsNbrews

    jewsNbrews SSEM #8 level 3, Lab tested, Lab approved

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    Spray in bed liner Deck Rail system Weather tech mats Zdog tool chest Tinted windows tech12volts remote start White Knuckle off road sliders Dating metal fab bed rack Total Chaos bed stiffeners CVT Mt Shasta
    I don't have a garage. It wasn't the first thing I did but if I did it all over again I would have the truck ceramic coated right after purchase. Helps protect the paint from weather and sun, and cleaning it is a lot easier now as well.
     
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  20. Sep 13, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    r1-superstar

    r1-superstar Kailua Boy

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    In order...

    Bilstein 5100 Leveling Struts
    AMP Powerboards
    LED Smoke Taillights
    Tint
    Stubby Antenna
    Plasti Dip emblems
    ROLA Rack SUP racks
    Qi wireless charger
    LED lighting under dash and seats
    LED Front turn signal bulbs
    LED Dome lights

    Once the OEM tires wear out, I'll be getting rims and tires.
     
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  21. Sep 13, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    Netmonkey

    Netmonkey Don't be a Dumbass

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    Icon stage 2 lift, 295 60 20 nitto ridge grapplers, fuel kranks, TRD dual exhaust, TRD rear sway bar
    TRD rear sway bar. not that I did that one first, but it is the best bang for the buck. under $250.
     
  22. Sep 15, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    yosh2000

    yosh2000 New Member

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  23. Sep 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    Erichudgins

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    think long term! 2 important questions. 1. Whats your budget? 2. whats most important? that should narrow down some options take it from me, ive literally redone half the truck because I wanted something different after the fact! Do your research it will save you so much cheddar!!
     
  24. Sep 15, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    backinblack

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    I 2nd the ceramic; especially if you’re not going to garage. I dropped mine for the ceramic (and Xpel clear bra) on the day of purchase. I have a great vendor here for that stuff, this will be my 3rd vehicle he’s done.

    I’ll keep following this thread for the great ideas as well.
     
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  25. Sep 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    trdprobped17

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    I would say “NADA” as in not a damn thing. :rofl::rofl::rofl:. You just bought the truck...wait a bit until January or so. Then, let it rip:spending::spending::spending: that way your wife won’t kill you before the holidays. And your children will be able to spend one last Thanksgiving and Christmas with you before the wife kills you:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  26. Sep 15, 2018 at 6:38 PM
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    71_340

    71_340 The German

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    Replace the ugly shifter handle with the TRD version. Cheap and makes a big difference.
     
  27. Sep 20, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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    TunderStorm

    TunderStorm New Member

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    - Toytec/Eibach 3/1.5 + TC UCAs - Fuel Vapor 18x9+20 w/BFG KO2 35’s - TRD sway bar - Go Rhino nerf bars - badge delete - Bakflip MX4 - ESP storage - Rockford Fosgate 10’s +++ - TRD shift knob - Weathertech front mats - Escort 360 hardwired - Window tint Future mods: N-Fab M-RDS front bumper w/40” Black Series RC Lightbar
    This.

    Plus stereo system w/subs if you’re a music lover, nerf bars/side steps, center console organization, rubber floor mats, stubby antenna, TRD RSB, backflip tonneau cover
     
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  28. Sep 26, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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    2018Tundra

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  29. Sep 26, 2018 at 6:07 PM
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    jewsNbrews

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    Spray in bed liner Deck Rail system Weather tech mats Zdog tool chest Tinted windows tech12volts remote start White Knuckle off road sliders Dating metal fab bed rack Total Chaos bed stiffeners CVT Mt Shasta
  30. Sep 26, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    2018Tundra

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    Ok thank you!
     
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