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My new Tundra + initial impressions

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by TunderStorm, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:27 PM
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    TunderStorm

    TunderStorm [OP] New Member

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    2018 TRD SR5 CM MGM +
    - 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
    Hey guys, thought I’d post some pics and details on my new Tundra. Got the best deal I could on a TRD SR5 CM in MGM and went straight into a plethora of mods.

    Mods list:
    - Toytec/Eibach 3” lift with 1.5” shackles in rear
    - Fuel Vapor 18x9 +20 w/BFG K02 35x12.5x18
    - TRD RSB
    - Color matched front grill and bulge
    - Plastidipped front bumper ‘wings’
    - Shorty antenna
    - Emblems deleted
    - Line X bedliner
    - Bakflip MX4 tonneau cover
    - Go Rhino side steps
    - 2x Rockford Fosgate 10’’ subs + door speakers/amp/LC7i/sound deadening
    - TRD Shift Knob
    - ESP underseat storage
    - Center console organizers

    I’ve put around 1400 miles on her so far and the truck has continued to grow on me since the mods. Drove back from AZ to CA and with the new suspension setup finally feeling broken in, the truck rides like a Cadillac. Well, not quite. But vastly improved from stock imo. Oh and the 18 headlights are awesomely bright and BA looking.

    The suspension, RSB, and stereo make for a very enjoyable truck especially on long drives. I’ve been keeping it in tow/haul about 50%+ of the time as I like the extra pep. Future mods I’m thinking about are possibly an intake for sound and a little extra go, maybe an ADD front bumper, and a leather steering wheel.

    Also, for anybody curious, I did not need a CMC. My tires do rub bad when turning with the front mud flaps on. I’ve ordered some new ones to try to minimize rock chips. Another side note, something a little annoying about the truck is the ABS clunk every time after starting the truck.

    Here she is when I first got her. Right off the showroom floor
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    And here she is after getting her prettied up
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  2. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly My catch phrases: Cowabunga!!! That’s heavy !!!

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    Cool truck, welcome from SoCal sir :hattip:
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:31 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

    SR5TRDTUNDRA El Pickup Azul

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    WELCOME! That’s I nice looking ride!!
     
  4. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:31 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun IMA BasTRD

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    Welcome and congrats.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    Rough Country 6" lift / 35x12.50R20 Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx/ 20x9 +20 Fuel wheels "Mavericks" (Came with) / S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp (Came with)/ KatSkins seat covers (Came with)/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ 1A-AUTO.com aftermarket tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar/TRD rear sway bar/ Ranch Hand legend grille gaurd
     
  6. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    THE LONE STAR STATE...RGV TEXAS
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    Rough Country 6" lift / 35x12.50R20 Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx/ 20x9 +20 Fuel wheels "Mavericks" (Came with) / S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp (Came with)/ KatSkins seat covers (Came with)/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ 1A-AUTO.com aftermarket tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar/TRD rear sway bar/ Ranch Hand legend grille gaurd
    Cool?!?!???? :smack:
     
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  7. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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    Rica25

    Rica25 Got Bam?

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    Welcome from Cali
     
  8. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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    THE LONE STAR STATE...RGV TEXAS
    Vehicle:
    2014 CM TSS MGM 4WD SR5 5.7FF
    Rough Country 6" lift / 35x12.50R20 Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx/ 20x9 +20 Fuel wheels "Mavericks" (Came with) / S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp (Came with)/ KatSkins seat covers (Came with)/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ 1A-AUTO.com aftermarket tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar/TRD rear sway bar/ Ranch Hand legend grille gaurd
    Welcome from Texas, Hell of a Rig!

    Welcome to The MGM CRÜE

    :benchpress:
     
  9. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly My catch phrases: Cowabunga!!! That’s heavy !!!

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  10. Sep 12, 2018 at 9:43 PM
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    Welcome from AZ
     
  11. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:11 PM
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    Sas Humor is everywhere

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    Lost track after #1.
    Great lookin' truck and welcome from OK!
     
  12. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    ZPMAN

    ZPMAN 2nd place is the 1st looser

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    Welcome from Minnesota!
     
  13. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:31 PM
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    aperezsh

    aperezsh God fearin' Gun slingin' MGM lovin' Deplorable!

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    A little this and that...Broke now
    MGM'S ROLL OUT!!!
     
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  14. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:32 PM
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    Welcome from San Diego. I like all the mods so far!
     
  15. Sep 13, 2018 at 5:27 AM
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    Fired

    Fired Flame Extinguishment Specialist - Ret.

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    Swapped 5.7 for V6
    Awesome looking rig! Love the Rake :thumbsup:
     
  16. Sep 13, 2018 at 5:42 AM
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    Grey Wolf

    Grey Wolf ELITE Grumpy Grey Wolf Crew

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    MGM!!! I'm liking it. Welcome from CO. :mudding:
     
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  17. Sep 13, 2018 at 6:02 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover

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    Leveling Spacers until I can afford do do real modifications. Fox 2.0 in the rear
    Welcome! :wave:
     
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    Happy Uncle Pushing string down the hall

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    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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    BuckWallace Ball don't lie.

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  25. Sep 13, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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  27. Sep 13, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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  28. Sep 14, 2018 at 3:31 AM
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  29. Oct 21, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    TunderStorm

    TunderStorm [OP] 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
    Some updated pics. Really enjoying this thing so far

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  30. Oct 24, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    TunderStorm

    TunderStorm [OP] 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
    Sprayed the chrome tip with bedliner. Did it while on the truck. Simple and looks much better

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