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Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by alb1k, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Apr 5, 2021 at 9:49 PM
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    Thanks to everyone who posts and gives advice. I’m not sure I should dedicate a thread, but Gen 1 owners can be in the minority, so here is a bit that I learned here or just did.

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  2. Apr 5, 2021 at 9:56 PM
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    Needed tires, decided to get wheels as well. Learned here and on google what was a good fit for me. method 701s 17x8.5 0 offset. Firestone XT 275/70/17

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  3. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:01 PM
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    King 2.5 performance. Not EXT, I messed that up, now want a rebuild.

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  4. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:08 PM
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    Added those extended sway bar links on top of the box, good move, found out later that I had already bent one link.

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  5. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:09 PM
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    Now I’m juiced, Total Chaos UCAs.

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  6. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:14 PM
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    TC and King in, that was a bitch, Pm me if you want to know why. Spoiler, have a puller to get the upper ball joint out.

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  7. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:22 PM
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    I went back and forth with spacers on the Durobumps. None, washers, these 3/8”....still not sure because I pulled the coilovers and after backing off the collars, still could not remove the springs. Need a better spring compressor set up. Used the 3/8” spacers and feel pretty safe I’m not jamming my shocks.

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  8. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:25 PM
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    How’s the ride with the kings? You rubbing on those mud flaps?
     
  9. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:32 PM
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    Did a shit ton of reading tundra posts. Along the way, bought a few things. Can’t remember them all, but in the range of torque wrenches, lubes/greases, waxes, plastic restore, and I’m sure more. I’m not there today, but I’m gonna pull my carpet for a pressure wash.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:35 PM
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    Aside from trying to improve my paint, LEDs have been sweet and pretty easy, although I haven’t tackled headlights.

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  11. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:42 PM
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    With my tire size and wheel offset, I couldn’t rub or bump anything if I wanted to. Maybe I haven’t jammed it in the right way yet, but seems to be clear all around.

    edited because I better read @jerryallday , the ride is great, although I’m mostly a mall rat. I’m still trying to squeeze some more travel. But, although not an off-road guru, I have some time behind that wheel. It makes me want to drive a long travel. I’m screwed, I see the lowers on the Raptors when I drive past, and then think about what to do with my next Tundra...

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  12. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:46 PM
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    I think I have swapped 12 bulbs to LED, I have a few to go. But, yes.

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  13. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:51 PM
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    New LED had me looking at how crappy my 3rd brake light lens looked, or whatever it’s called. Cleaned it on the inside with black clay bar. Pic doesn’t excite me, but it looks close to new. R vs. L

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  14. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:54 PM
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    Not 100% and just buy a new lens, but mine looks 10 years younger.

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  15. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:56 PM
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    LEDs were bright without cleaning the lens. It just looks better now in daylight

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  16. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:00 PM
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    In the meantime, sprayed the wheel wells and under carriage with a ton of the purple/grape underbody spray. I’ll edit in a moment when I remember the brand

    this....

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  17. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:13 PM
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    Here are my favorite Amazon things...

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  18. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:15 PM
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    Here’s the truck a week or two ago, on its way to next level....

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  19. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:47 PM
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    One of the survival rules in Zombie Land was “always check the back seat.”

    Check....

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    lookin good! :popcorn:
     
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  21. Apr 7, 2021 at 4:22 AM
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    Not nearly as much as most people on this site but some.
    Very nice thread! Keep it coming and great job!
     
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  23. Apr 7, 2021 at 7:33 PM
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    Nice write up. Good mods and improvements..
     
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  24. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:44 AM
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    We will have to see where today goes. I would like to finish the debadge, 16 yr 2-sided tape is a pain; lose some chrome, still contemplating plasti-dip vs. rust oleum bed spray; I recently replaced the driver’s side belt weather strips, but at 120 each, gonna try to rehab the passenger side first. Carpet can use a pressure wash, etc.... We will see what gets done. Probably half or less than I hope.

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  25. Apr 11, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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    Those tabs are plastic heated and bended, looks like a tape job.

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  26. Apr 11, 2021 at 9:01 AM
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    Fortunately, we have a test piece. Gonna try clean, prime, plasti...

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    I did my grill about 2 weeks ago, I thought it looked best to just do it all black and tape the edges off. I did it about 3 times. Once just the chrome, then chrome and outer trim... Just doing the chrome looked weird imo.

    it’s easier to remove the grill also
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  28. Apr 11, 2021 at 9:12 AM
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    Thank you, @jerryallday. I hate taped paint jobs and was thinking about what you did. What were your materials? Sweet job, BTW.
     
  29. Apr 11, 2021 at 9:24 AM
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    I don’t make it into LA much but when I do, I hope I see this nice truck on the ride. Nice build. Really looks good and I enjoy reading how you are doing all the work.
     
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    Here’s the test piece with primer. Gonna go full throttle and follow what @jerryallday did.

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