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New Tundra Owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dave333, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Apr 23, 2015 at 7:16 PM
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    Dave333

    Dave333 [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys,

    My name's Dave and I've been on the Tacoma forum for awhile. Just purchased a 2015 CrewMax Platinum in Bronze today. Should receive it next week. Future mods for the Tundra are:

    Pro grille insert with letters painted body color
    Door handles painted to body color
    M/T wheels
    New Tires
    2.5" Lift (probably just do the new Blisteins, my OME is sagging after 100k which is to be expected)
    AFE CAI
    Doug Thorley L/T's
    Borla Cat Back or Corsa undecided...

    Really not much needs to be done to the truck. They come well equipped.

    My Tacoma has 187k with the following mods: OME 3" lift with 886 springs, ARB front bumper, Katskinz Leather, Heated Seat Mod, Borla Exhaust, Doug Thorley L/T, ARE Shell, TRD CAI, custom 17" drop down flat screen, JL Audio Shallow mount, 500w and 400 w amps, Kenwood 9960, M/T Sidebiters with 265/75/16 and the BHL Mod using TSR's Lexus lamps. I'm keeping the Tacoma, love it too much.

    Oh if anyone is local to Atlanta I'm ASE certified in paint and bodywork and have everything needed to professionally paint door handles and grilles to match the vehicle. I work at a hot rod shop where we produce national show winners. I do sheet metal fabrication and welding there but at home also do paint and body. Reason I say local is I normally do a 3 panel spray out pattern to compare to the original color to get the best match.

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone has.
     
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  2. Apr 23, 2015 at 7:32 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome! Any pix of the Tacoma? plat is a great edition to add to it!
     
  3. Apr 23, 2015 at 7:57 PM
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    Dave333

    Dave333 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks. Here's a pic of the Tacoma after an ice storm. I can't wait to receive the Tacoma. Already ordered some standard black door handles, the grille, weathertechs and a Fumoto valve.1625543_774630872566896_1527496509_n.jpg
     
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  4. Apr 24, 2015 at 8:18 PM
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    tat2ude39

    tat2ude39 MYota

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    Welcome and congrats on your new ride... I'll let new know how the AFE CAI is. I talked to them over there and got confirmation that the Momentum 2 (07-14) had been tested on a 15 and is good to go. I'll be trying out the Throttle body spacer also. Between the 2, it'll have to be this "NOW" Poorman's Supercharger! I'm installing tomorrow.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2015 at 8:49 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome and very awesome you get to keep both. I wish I could have kept my Tacoma too.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2015 at 9:16 PM
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    dandailey

    dandailey New Member

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    Bakflip Revolver X2 ,Nestahedition Firestalk antenna, TRD dual exhaust, WeatherTech liners, in channel deflectors, 20% tint front, Tundra bed mat.AFE pro dry s filter,SA XDM 3.8 compact 9mm., Wheel to wheel N-Fab 3 steps.Lamin-X yellow on fogs, Bilstein 6112's top setting, BFG KO2's 275/70-18.
    Welcome to the forum from SE VA.... :)
    I wish I could have kept my last two Tacoma's also!
     
  7. Apr 25, 2015 at 6:35 AM
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    chphilo

    chphilo New Member

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    Welcome and congrats on your new ride. That picture of Tacoma with icicles looks great.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2015 at 2:52 PM
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    Dave333

    Dave333 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks guys. We talked about selling it but it'a paid for and has been for 6 years. My oldest will be driving soon and it'll be a great truck for him. Should take delivery next week.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2015 at 6:07 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Is that your SRT8 in the background?
     
  10. Apr 27, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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    Dave333

    Dave333 [OP] New Member

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    That's the wife's. It's a 2007 Plum Crazy Purpler SRT8, number 27 of 300. It's her daily driver. Except I think she's going to steal the Tundra. I'm also currently working on a 70 C10 doing an LS1 swap.
     
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  11. Apr 27, 2015 at 11:10 AM
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    FunkinTundra

    FunkinTundra New Member

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    OME614 full suspension\ Ekstrom design 3" shackles and poly bushing kit\ 295/70r18 Toyo MTs/ +20 offset Fuel Anzas\ 8" BAmuffler....etc...
    Welcome from NV!! Nice tacoma! Can't wait to see your Tundra!
     
  12. Apr 27, 2015 at 8:24 PM
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    Relentless

    Relentless Tundra newb Vendor

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    Just a few, more to come
    Welcome. Nice future mod list!
     
  13. Apr 28, 2015 at 6:15 PM
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    Dave333 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks Relentless. Looking over your shop, nice work. I do sheet metal fabrication for a hot rod restoration shop. Mainly working on cars from 30's - 60's, hammer dolly work, welding panels, fitment which normally means cutting down and/or adding metal. Looking at your DIY Tacoma rear bumper kit. I have a plasma and MIG setup at home but not the time to take measurements. May have to get that kit. You guys got anything in the works for a Tundra front/rear bumper set up?
     
  14. May 4, 2015 at 7:13 PM
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    Dave333 [OP] New Member

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    The Tundra arrived today. Love the black leather platinum interior with the brown. Also glad the bumper cover and grille surround is color matched. I get to enjoy it for a week and then I'm gone for work for a few months. When I return I'll do the Truxedo Deuce, Toyota Front Grille with lettering color matched to body, door handles color matched to body as well as mirror covers. I'll go to an 18" wheel and more meat on the tires. The wife likes the stock running boards but I'm a rock slider fan. So if I keep the boards, I'll remove them, detrim and paint them matte black with epoxy with a UV protection. Trying to decide on the Camburg lift. I love how it rides stock, love the look of my Tacoma but it doesn't ride as smooth as this. I've got a few months to decide. Finally, the speakers need work. I have JL Audio speakers in the Tacoma with the JL shallow mount sub and a Mr. Marv box and it sounds beautiful. Just can't get over tearing into these doors yet. Love the room and the features. Such a great purchase. Tomorrow I'll change fluids at 50 miles and detail it with a clay bar and sealer properly.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. May 4, 2015 at 7:46 PM
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    Front Mesh Grille upper and Lower, Factory Steps, Flipbak cover, Spray in liner, Ballistic Sythe wheels, weather tech liners with tundra badges
    What a great looking truck congrats!
     
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  16. May 5, 2015 at 5:16 AM
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    mdavis

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    Awesome truck man!
     
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  17. May 5, 2015 at 1:15 PM
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    pmedic048

    pmedic048 Pull away from the herd, drive a Tundra!

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    Nice truck, good luck.
     
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  18. May 5, 2015 at 3:02 PM
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    WOW!!! Nice truck!!!
     
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  19. May 6, 2015 at 5:39 AM
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    Salutations from San Antonio, TX. That's a mighty Purdy truck you have there.

    20 Apr 15.jpg
     
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  20. May 6, 2015 at 7:09 AM
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    Maybe it's the angle, but the color looks different from any I've seen. Beautiful truck!
     
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  21. May 6, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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    Yeah it look different in different lights at different angles. I'm happy with it more after today. I washed it with Dawn to strip the dealer wax, then used a mild clay bar on the whole thing. It was relatively smooth to begin with but the clay bar still pulled some contaminants and made it very smooth. Then two coats of a sealant with one coat of wax. After the wax cures overnight, I'll do another coat tomorrow but here it is now. No swirl marks, no holograms and only a couple spider webs that my guess would be from the dealer because I microfiber it and dry it with compressed air. I literally treat this thing like how we do at the shop with restoration paint jobs.

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. May 6, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    Dave333 [OP] New Member

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    And thanks guys for all the compliments. I'll definitely be going with some new wheels and tires and the TRD Pro grille. I leave for oversea's work on Monday so I can't start anything else on it. Color matching the grille and door handles will be hard because this metallic has so many variables. This is the most comfortable vehicle I've ever owned. Love it.
     
  23. May 6, 2015 at 6:09 PM
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    Man that's sharp. Love, love that color.
     
  24. May 6, 2015 at 6:31 PM
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    Dave333 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks man, I looked at the dark silver and black but then saw this bronze and I was talking to the wife how I wanted to do a 54 Chevy 5 window in a root beer color and this is the same color I wanted. Love it.
     
  25. May 7, 2015 at 3:26 AM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    Welcome from Obx, nice truck and great color
     
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