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My 2005 Tundra Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by Matty4wd, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Mar 20, 2018 at 8:35 AM
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    Matty4wd

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    As mentioned in my new member introduction, i have a 2005 Toyota Tundra 4.7L V8 Access Cab, 4wd. I am going for a budget offroad look, and i have done minimal mods so far.
    Current Mod list:
    2” strut spacers (were already on when i got it)
    30” toyo at 2 tires (already on)
    Flowmaster 40 series exhaust
    Custom offroad bumper
    Here are some before and after each mod, i plasti dipped the rims, emblems, and front grill. Had a friend of mine build me a custom bumper for 500$, painted and primed myself. The last picture is how she sits right now, the Metal for skid plate is being shipped and should be here either this week or next week. Ill be sure to keep this thread updated as i add more mods.

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  2. Mar 20, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    MookTastic Because I was inverted!

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    That's pretty sick looking truck!
     
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  3. Mar 20, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Are ya planning on keeping the spacers in the front? Also, as one our resident suspension experts says, Tundras don’t have struts. And those tires look taller than 30”.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    Matty4wd

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    I may have mispoke but i know there is a slightly larger, well looks larger, “thing” in there that lifts the truck a tiny bit. The tires are 30”, they look small because of the fender flares i think, and because they arent as meaty as other 30” tires
     
  5. Mar 20, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    Matty4wd

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    I read that post wrong, and i gave false information again, i actually have 32” tires.
     
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  6. Mar 20, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    Matty4wd

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    Here is a photo of it as it sits, i painted the frame work behind the bumper so that it looks better, i think.

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  7. Mar 20, 2018 at 9:23 PM
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    Matty4wd

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    E5E9BF79-4D3E-4386-BE1B-702DD5CF1EA0.jpg My friend got this picture and from this angle it looks like i have baja rims? The ones with the little chrome trims on the edge. Debating if i should peel the plasti dip off those edges that have the little holes in the following pic to give it that look, any opinions? 0F197A90-B5AE-4651-A749-5E3D1C40FC13.jpg
     
  8. Mar 21, 2018 at 7:30 AM
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    Matty4wd

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    @zcarpenter92 upon further review, it is an above the coil spacer lift that is installed. Might get some bigger ones :curls:
     
  9. Mar 21, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    If it were me, I’d save up for replacement coilovers instead. Will have a better ride, and eliminates any of the potential issues that come with spacers.
     
  10. Mar 21, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Matty4wd

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    I was thinking of doing that too, but i dont really know of some good brands that arent on the expensive side. Of course i can save up but i dont want to spend over 900-1k. Know any good coilovers that fit below that range?
     
  11. Mar 21, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    Well on the lower end of prices you’ve got Bilstein 5100’s, those are probably in the $500-600 range. You’ve also got the @ToyTec Lifts Boss kit in the $900 range for front coilovers, believe you’d be sitting around $1200 if you got their rear shocks as well. But you could always just add the coilovers and wait on the rears. I’ve got their 2.5 Radflo coilovers and 2.0 Boss rear shocks on my second gen, and don’t have anything bad to say about them.
     
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  12. Apr 9, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    Got the skid plates installed finally :bananadance:

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  13. Apr 9, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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    Here are some pictures of it on the truck :yay:

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  14. Apr 15, 2018 at 1:50 AM
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    Did some offroading Saturday evening :headbang:

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  15. Apr 15, 2018 at 1:57 AM
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  16. Apr 15, 2018 at 2:05 AM
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  17. May 3, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    Havent had money to do anymore than clean her :confused: and put the tundras.com sticker on

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  18. May 5, 2018 at 4:47 PM
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    looks like a nice build
     
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  19. May 18, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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    Yeah buddy. Looking good.
    I’m in this same boat. I can do the Monroe Premium Coil Overs (gasps from the peanut gallery!). Rancho has some coilover leveling shocks that fit. Another option is buy new springs and new shocks and let the shop do it. I just want that cushy ride these 1st Gens are know for. Need new front coils for sure.
     
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  20. Jun 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    Today i took the fog light canisters off my stock bumper and zip tied them to my current bumper, and it came out way better than expected. I blacked them out so it doesnt look as noticeable :)

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  21. Jun 10, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    Looks good. LED headlights? Which ones did you get and how do you like them?
     
  22. Jun 10, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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    Matty4wd

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    Yes sir, led headlights and fogs, both are AUXBEAM and they are amazing. Got them on Amazon for like $20-$30. They are still very very bright even though i need to restore my headlights. Cant even imagine how bright they would be if i had clear headlights.
     
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  23. Jun 10, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    Any idea which model you got? Their website doesn't seem to let me search by vehicle.
     
  24. Jun 10, 2018 at 4:06 PM
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    For headlights it is H11 and for foglights it is 9006 i believe. :thumbsup:
     
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  25. Jun 10, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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    Sweet, thanks!
     
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  26. Jun 10, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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    Nice build!
     
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  27. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:13 PM
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    Very nice start to the build man! Keep it going! I am thinking of building some rock sliders for mine!
     
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  28. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:41 PM
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    Damn nice truck! :muscleflexing::muscleflexing:
     
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  29. Jun 13, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    I want some new ones, lmk what you come up with man!
     
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  30. Jun 15, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    Here’s a pic of the range, my lenses are pretty fogged up so its not as good as it should be
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