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My Tundra Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by ausei, May 15, 2015.

  1. May 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM
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    i dont have a lot of pics at the moment of everything. but ill start a thread for mine.

    interior:
    -tint
    -weathertech mats
    -gun holster


    exterior:
    -window visors
    -side steps (i Herculined the sides)
    -20" xd w/ 32/33" nitto
    -3" leveling for front
    -3.5" Maxtrax Spindle lift
    -4" blocks in rear
    -1" wheel spacers for rear
    -pro comp shocks to accommodate rear lift
    -tool box
    -yeti cooler


    under the hood:
    -airaid cold air intake

    misc:
    -i attached a knife to handle
    -i have a garmin gps that i wired through the door jam under the steering column and along side center console to plug into the outlet in arm rest
    -built a keg grill to mount to hitch

    5/5/15 * this is all i can think of that i did right now

    IMG_0097.jpg IMG_0660.jpg IMG_0746.jpg IMG_0653.jpg
    installing the spindle lift on theory is easy. but miserable. mechanic friend told me it would take him 30 min each side. said it should take me an hour each side with help. it took me two days. i broke a tie rod, stripped all the break line nuts.
     
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  2. May 15, 2015 at 4:05 PM
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    IMG_0269.jpg IMG_0270.jpg IMG_0271.jpg IMG_0272.jpg IMG_0273.jpg IMG_0275.jpg IMG_0276.jpg
     
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  3. May 15, 2015 at 4:07 PM
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    before lift.
     
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  4. May 15, 2015 at 4:09 PM
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    because of the spindle lift. it set out the front tires one inch. so i have wheel spacers in the rear
     
  5. May 15, 2015 at 4:14 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Very nice. What else is planned?
     
  7. May 15, 2015 at 4:54 PM
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    bigger tires. headers. computer. idk.
     
  8. May 15, 2015 at 5:15 PM
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    Keg party at your place? =)
     
  9. May 15, 2015 at 5:29 PM
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    Like what you've done so far. Your front spacers are identical to mine. Are they Pro Comp spacers? How much to the Maxtrax lifts go for? I love my Yeti 45. Bear proof. I'm still waiting for my .com sticker.
     
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  10. May 15, 2015 at 6:09 PM
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    Have you Pm'd @Bob ?
     
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    He has actually. @matluth It's coming within a week when they all go out.
     
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    I kinda figured you mail them all out at the same time. Sticker is a good way to spread the word.
     
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    forgot about HID, and same on the inside of the cab
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    thanks everybody,

    ive been thinking about adding leafs and then throwing air bags under there too.
    id like to change bumpers eventually. but im kinda hoping someone will hit me so i can have insurance upgrade me.
    thought about throwing a rack on top. but there are lots of cool things you can do. just got keep a balance between practical and just spending money just because.
     
  17. May 17, 2015 at 4:19 PM
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    My truck already had the front spacer lift done when I bought it and an extra leaf was added to rear for lift too. That's why I'm not sure of the spacer mfr. I am assuming a leaf was added but could be a spring swap. There is no block spacer on the rear. Adding a leaf is a little more involved labor wise but the cost for an additional leaf isn't that expensive. I am also for the practical upgrades. Some are relatively easy on the wallet. I was on the fence the last few days as to what is best for me to do first that will really improve traction. Truck is no longer under warranty so that gives me more power train options. I'm going to open the wallet a little bit and buy a Auburn limited slip. I can work on how my truck sounds later. A custom exhaust upgrade could easily cost what the limited slip install costs. Air bags would be a very practical upgrade and the roof rack. What to do?
     
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  18. May 18, 2015 at 7:56 AM
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    depending on the kit, i got mine for around 600 on amazon. some kits come with shocks some come with blocks some come with leveling kits as well...
     
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  19. May 18, 2015 at 7:58 AM
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    ive thought about air bags. and youre right adding leaves is better. i wish i had. ive got some axle wrap, but nothing crazy and i really dont drive much. ive always liked roof racks just dont know if i want it on my truck definately gonna hinder late night drive thru...
     
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    I have a friend who has a 2014 Rock Warrior that is pretty much stock but he added an extra leaf and air bags. He tows a good sized trailer/ boat and has a camper and wanted a better ride. I know he is pleased with his set up so far. Forgot how much he paid off hand but was less than 1K for everything.
     
  21. May 18, 2015 at 8:28 AM
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    oh yea just depends if you want a compressor or not. but airbags are around 300
     
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    He does have the compressor but as you know you don't really need it. Certainly nice to have for convenience.
     
  23. May 27, 2015 at 9:59 AM
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    got my d rings installed. pretty stoked to use them. gonna touche the bolts up with some herculiner when it stops raining everyday here
     
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    If I ever dump my OEM bedliner I will definitely admit I will copy your bed floor D-Ring set up. It looks similar to my 09 Taco OEM set up. Taco had the two at the tail gate end.
     
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    i wish i had one more d ring so i could have did the other 2 under the tool box
     
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    I take it that the tundra bed doesn't have anything pre-drilled/tapped for D-rings. My bedliner is in the way so I don't know.
     
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    not really. there are a couple holes that i dont know what they are far but are close to corners where there is already a hook point and then the holes for the trac system.
     
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    For what it's worth, I will put this on my "eventually to do" list.
     
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    i was dredding it and pushing it back. it took me 10 min maybe. super simple and easy. d rings were like $10 for the pack of 5
     
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    I like the quick , practical , low cost fixes. Now you can Anchor your Yeti. Mine gets a lot of abuse. You ever price the cushion top for one? Something like $150. I passed.
     
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