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My 03 build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by Brown Bear, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Sep 7, 2017 at 11:37 AM
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    Brown Bear

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    Hey guys. This is my 03 tundra. I have had my truck for 7 years. I finally got it close to what I want it to be. With in the last 2 years I have done the following.
    -6 inch RCD lift in the front.
    -Custom leaf pack in the rear.
    -bilstein shocks 5100 front & rear
    -steel braided brake lines
    -17 inch raceline raptor wheels.
    -35 inch Goodyear duratrac tires.
    -4.88 gears
    -Rear ARB air locker.
    -ARB air compressor + tank.
    -Custom sway bar end link quick disconnect.
    -Custom one piece driveshaft.
    -Magnaflow exhaust.
    -All new cooling system.
    -New starter.
    -New brakes front and rear.
    - Black Oak LED 10 Watt pod lights sitting on Hot Metal Fab ditch light brackets.

    The truck still sit's a little low in the rear. I don't want to put blocks under the springs. So I think I'm going to do a shackle flip kit with longer shackles. To get the additional hight and add flex. After I get the rear to the hight I want. I want to get a one peace drive line made for it. Then I would like to do rock slider. The list goes on and on.
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  2. Sep 7, 2017 at 11:51 AM
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    Nice...Welcome from CO.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:33 PM
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    Good looking rig!
     
  4. Sep 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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    -6" RCD lift in front. -Custom leaf springs in rear 4" lift. -17" race line, raptor wheels. -35" Goodyear Duratrac. -4.88 gears. -ARB rear air locker. -ARB air compressor and tank. -Custom front sway bar quick disconnect -Custom one piece driveshaft -Black Oak Led 40 watt ditch lights.
    Thanks guys. Last night driving home I had a Ignition coil go out. Looks like after work I will be testing all the coils to find out witch one is bad.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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    This is definitely a unique truck, don't see many 1st gens lifted like this. So you're doing a shackle flip because the shackles are upside down on a 1st gen correct? So does that mean they'll be hanging downwards the way they do on a 2nd/3rd gen?
     
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  6. Sep 11, 2017 at 9:49 PM
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  7. Sep 13, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    What is your new cooling system ?
     
  8. Sep 13, 2017 at 4:33 PM
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    Just new radiator, thermostat, and hoses.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    Sweet Rig!
     
  10. Sep 15, 2017 at 7:58 PM
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    Looks really nice!
     
  11. Sep 17, 2017 at 7:18 AM
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    Thanks guys. it's work in progress.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2017 at 3:03 PM
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    Nice clean 03 ! Looks like you've done your homework and set it up the way you want. Nice job and enjoy.........:thumbsup:
     
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  13. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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    Sweet rig! What did you pay for 6" lift I'm thinking of doing a 5"
     
  14. Oct 11, 2017 at 11:24 PM
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    It is kind of expensive. RCD makes the lift. Its 2599$ for 99 to 03 models.

    https://bilsteinlifts.com/shop/toyo...MIrrqBr7Pq1gIV24SzCh1KoA5_EAkYASABEgJMVvD_BwE

    2199$ for 8-1-03 to 06 models.

    https://bilsteinlifts.com/shop/toyo...MIsfak27Pq1gIVFweGCh3AVA1VEAkYASABEgLrefD_BwE

    I would highly recommend it over the Tuff Country 5 inch lift. It is more money but is a way better setup. The truck drivers very smooth and doesn't feel to top heavy.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    This is the rcd lift kit.kitfull47404.jpg
     
  16. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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  17. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    I forgot to ask what size tires are you planning on putting on your truck?
     
  18. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:57 PM
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    Wow! Lots of info! Yes you named it lol 5" tuff country is what I was looking at. I was planning on 33's with that lift. How is the rear lifted? I didn't see blocks?
     
  19. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:14 PM
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    Right on. 33s with the 5 inch lift would look good on your truck. My lift kit comes with 4 inch blocks. But I didn't want to use them. So I went to a spring and suspension shop and had a custom leaf pack made. By putting the lift in the leaf spring. It pushes the leaf spring bump stop down giving you more suspension travel. And it doesn't take away from the amount of wight it can haul.
     
  20. Oct 13, 2017 at 7:38 PM
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    Thanks that's kind of my plan. Dam that's bad ass custom springs. Now I seen your kit come Bili 5100's. Is that what your running in the rear?
     
  21. Oct 14, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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    Yep. It comes with the 5100's for the front and rear. If you go over a 3 inch lift. I would recommend getting springs made over using blocks. If you get the 5 inch lift for your truck in the front. You will have to go up 3 inches in the rear to make the truck set level. You might be able to get your leaf springs reached to get 3 inches of lift. To get the 4 inches of lift I needed in the rear I had to get new main leaf made plus an add a leaf and then have the whole pack reached. I feel like having the new leaf springs makes my truck rides so much better than it did before.
     
  22. Oct 14, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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    That's pretty impressive! I'm running 5100's now. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe 5100 in the rear wear only good for 2" of lift due to the droop capacity.
     
  23. Oct 14, 2017 at 7:38 PM
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    The 5100's i have are part of the lift kit. They are longer then the stock ones.
     
  24. Oct 14, 2017 at 7:40 PM
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    Yes they are longer than stock. But not much
     
  25. Oct 14, 2017 at 7:45 PM
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    I think they are 4 inches longer. But I'm not shore I would have to go measure.
     
  26. Oct 14, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    I guess this would be a question for bilstien. I've heard a lor of different things.
     
  27. Oct 14, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    Does the Tuff Country lift come with shocks?
     
  28. Oct 15, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    Yes Optional rear shocks. Stock will not work. But do to the set up you are able to run stock up front. But I already have 5100s lol
     
  29. Jun 6, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    -6" RCD lift in front. -Custom leaf springs in rear 4" lift. -17" race line, raptor wheels. -35" Goodyear Duratrac. -4.88 gears. -ARB rear air locker. -ARB air compressor and tank. -Custom front sway bar quick disconnect -Custom one piece driveshaft -Black Oak Led 40 watt ditch lights.
    I forgot to put this on my build page. I installed my ditch light. I got the brackets made at Hot Metal Fab. I decided to go with black oak led's. They are the same quality as ridged. But a little less money. I went with the 40 watt pod, 10 watts per led. These lights are super bright.20180601_192443.jpg 20180601_191057.jpg 20180530_192054.jpg 20180530_191849.jpg i don't have a good night pic yet. I will post w once I get one.
     
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  30. Jun 29, 2018 at 11:39 PM
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    Those lights are 2x2" right? That's all I saw on their website.
     

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