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Rudolph the tundra build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by Rudolph_05tundra, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Jan 19, 2020 at 7:39 PM
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    Rudolph_05tundra

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    Hey everybody. Meet Rudolph! This is my first truck and first vehicle, and I'm slowly building but I have lots of plans ahead! Mostly because I have been lurking on this site for far too long haha.
    I have a 2005 Toyota Tundra DC that I bought about two years ago when I was 16. It had 134k and I bought it for $9,200. It was a steal for the condition the guy kept it in, but the only regret I have about it is it's only rwd.

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    What's done so far:
    21" auxbeam aux-trend light bar(white with Amber backlight)
    Clifford remote start system
    35% on front 2 windows and upper windshield
    Eibach pro-truck lift- 2.5" up front and toytec AAL(still need to install)
    Auxbeam Led headlight bulbs
    285/75/16 falken wildpeak at3w( waiting for wheels)
    Pro comp series 31 Stryker wheels 16x8 0 offset 4.5" backspacing( should be here soon)
    Amber raptor lights in grille (need to be wired)

    Future plans:
    Auxbeam side shooter pods as fog lights
    SPC UCAs so I can go up to 3.2" up front
    Rear locker ?
    Back-up lighting
    Would like to retrofit but don't want to spend a fortune and don't have time to do it myself (any suggestions or people willing to make some?)
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    Thanks for reading! Looking forward to the suggestions and ideas everyone has! Follow @2005_Tundra on Instagram for more pics that may not be on here yet.
     
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  2. Jan 20, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    Rudolph_05tundra

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    I bought my wheels a couple weeks from 4 wheel parts during their Christmas sale. They are the pro comp series 31 wheels in a 16x8.
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    I really like the method race wheel look, but those didn't fit my budget. I got these for $100 per wheel with their days of Christmas sale. They should be in by the end of January, but they were on national backorder, so I'm not really sure.

    For tires, I went with the falken wildpeak at3w in a 285/75/16. They have good reviews and everyone on here seems to like them, so I thought I'd try them out. These are actually the first tires I have ever bought, since my truck came with new tires on it, so I'm really looking forward to try them out.MVIMG_20191231_163023.jpg
     
  3. Jan 21, 2020 at 3:11 AM
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    KarmaKannon

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  4. Jan 21, 2020 at 6:30 AM
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    Yeah, I have seen both your builds and they both turned out great! I'm have talked with southpaw about making me some in the future. Just curious though, how much are you looking to sell your current setup for?
     
  5. Jan 21, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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    Not sure, I would probably be looking at $200 for the housings with bulbs if I tried to sell them locally. The brake down is about 100 for housings, 50 for parts(bulbs, projectors, etc), and $50 for my time.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2020 at 9:31 AM
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    Rudolph_05tundra

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    Okay, that's a nice setup for $200. I may be a couple months out to get some. I need new front brake pads and rotors and need to figure out what I want to do with front suspension, then retrofits are next.
     
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  7. Jan 21, 2020 at 9:49 AM
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    What is the UCA angle supposed to look like on a 2.5" lift? Anyone have pics so I can compare. I'm wondering if I can bump my coilovers up to "3.2" " of lift without new UCAs for now at least. My UCA is fairly level, unlike a big downward slope like some.
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  8. Jan 22, 2020 at 8:43 PM
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    I've been working on some Amber raptor lights in my grille. I haven't seen many 1st gens with them, so I'm excited to see them all finished up. I have been busy with work, so I still need to wire them up, but I have placed them where they will be in the grille.IMG_20191231_170103.jpg
    So this is my first wiring project I have taken on, and I am by no means an electrician. I was planning on using an add a fuse placed in the turn signal fuse to power the lights so I can have them on when the turn signals are on, but is there a way I can get them to blink with the turn signals? Kind of two on each side blink with that blinker?
     
  9. Jan 25, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    I've been looking at some of these auxbeam side shooters to put in my fog light holes. I like my light bar from them, so I figured I would give these a try. What's the easiest way to mount these on to the bumper? I haven't really had much time to look and figure out a plan.Screenshot_20200125-182950.jpg
     

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