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My 2005 Toyota Tundra Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by zioncisneros, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Sep 7, 2016 at 7:46 PM
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    zioncisneros

    zioncisneros [OP] New Member

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    Hey Everyone!!! Brand new on here!! Just got a 2005 Toyota Tundra Access Cab and I'm super pumped to start working on it! I figured I used this site enough for ideas and help so I thought I'd share what I did. I hope you like it and please feel free to leave feedback and or tips/ constructive criticism.
     
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  2. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Welcome from CO. You will get a lot of help here soon enough. How about posting a current pic of your truck? You must also be prepared to get DE-constructive criticism too.
     
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  3. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:37 PM
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    CaptTyler www.fishcharlotteharbor.com

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    Welcome from FL!!!
    Let's see this bad boy...
    & what all have you done so far?
     
  4. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:49 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Pray for peace, prepare for war

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    3" Rough Country Level lift (front) 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 Upcoming: LED backup lights/cargo lights OEM Backup camera Raceline Raptor? 18x9 wheels ICI magnum step bars TRD sway bar Toytec BOSS 3" suspension lift Trifold or roll up tonneau cover Tow mirrors????
    Welcome from TN!
     
  5. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
  6. Sep 7, 2016 at 9:57 PM
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    So first of all, a little back story. I bought a 2001 Toyota 4Runner when I was 16 and put nearly 60,000 miles on it with no issues before I sold it with 210,000 miles for $4600. I knew I would always be a Toyota driver from then on because no other car is that reliable while still awesome for doing anything and going anywhere. However I'm 19 now and I wanted a truck for surfing and working and traveling and figured the 1st Tundra was my best bet. I looked on Craigslist near my house in San Diego County for months and finally found something cool up in Irvine. It was listed for $12,000 by a private party, black, the inside and the paint looked brand new, and best of all, only 77,000 miles! I went up there to check it out and then came back the next day to buy it for $10,500. Only thing that was a bummer is that it's a V6 but I can live with it. Here's a few photos of it the day I bought it.

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  7. Sep 7, 2016 at 10:06 PM
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    Law323

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    Got a beauty there!! Rare find too!!
     
  8. Sep 7, 2016 at 11:33 PM
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    zioncisneros [OP] New Member

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    Leveling Kit, MB Wheels w/ BFG All-Terrains 285/70/R16
    Hey thanks for the welcoming!! Obviously, first off, the tires needed to go. They were trashed and I wasn't a fan of the stock rims at all. I also wanted to get rid of the stock "stink-bug" look and for that I would need a leveling or lift kit. I did, however, just spend basically all my money on this truck so I was on a bit of a budget. After some research, I settled on the Rough Country 2.5" Toyota Suspension Lift Kit. http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota-...DW31LTVCnfACI5WTcUw6BFG8QoO1FxW51QaArBj8P8HAQ
     
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  9. Sep 8, 2016 at 12:29 AM
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    zioncisneros [OP] New Member

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    I wish I had more photos of the install for the Lift kit but it was a little harder than expected and it didn't help that my friend and I were putting it on at night. :facepalm:Anyway, after about 4 hours under my truck we finally got it all on and back together and I was stoked with the way it looked. However, now I absolutely had to get new tires because not only were the old ones dusted, they looked so stupid and small with the new lift. Luckily, I had planned for this and my truck needed to now be aligned anyways so I figured I'd kill 2 birds with one stone and get new wheels and tires put on in the next few days. The Discount Tires by my house was running a Labor Day sale and combine that with my friend working there, I got about $600 off for my new wheels and tires. I ordered 285/70R16 BFG All-Terrains KO2 and MB Wheels and had them put on just 2 days after the lift. I am so stoked on how it came out. Ignore my friend posing, haha I will try to get a few better photos tomorrow as well but tell me what you think! Notice, I also took the step bars off.. I like the look better without them but my girlfriend thinks it's hard to climb in and out of. What do you guys think?? Thanks! More to come!

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  10. Sep 8, 2016 at 12:51 AM
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    Welcome and I love that body style!

    Hard to say about your girlfriend. At 19 my truck had no seat belts and I regularly tried to get "air" going over railroad tracks with my girl. She is still with me. Getting in was never a complaint...just the hard landings!

    Nice looking truck!
     
  11. Sep 8, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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    Hahaha yeah she'll just have to live with it I think.. She loves my truck otherwise! Once I save up a bit more I want to get new shocks for the front and get rid of the spacers. That won't be for a while though I think.. However the radio is all stock and it's driving me crazy listening to the radio all the time. Anyone know of a good head unit I could put in there?? I originally wanted something with touchscreen but open to any suggestions. Thanks!
     
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