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sensei's 2008 Salsa Red Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by sensei, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Dec 30, 2017 at 3:42 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] New Member

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    Hey what's up everyone!

    Picked up my Tundra back in July 2008 and have pretty much been in love with it since. I try to take real good care of her. I'm hoping in 20-30 years I'm still able to drive her around; given we still have gas available to us...lol

    List of mods:
    TRD Supercharger
    TRD Sway Bar
    TRD T-style shift nob
    TRD oil cap
    TRD radiator cap
    Corsa Touring exhaust
    3" Revtek level
    Pro Comp 7031 20"
    Nitto Terragrappler 305/55/20
    Bushwacker Pocket style fender flares
    Raptor running boards
    Toyota backup camera
    Blacked out OEM headlights

    My very first mod was to put a toy in the back. I still have the bike and love that one too. First year model 2008 Yamaha WR250R.

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    That bike set me back so it was a year and a half or so until I installed the next mod...TRD sway bar. I have to say that I immediately noticed much less roll when cornering. Quality parts and easy install.

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  2. Dec 30, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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    sensei

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    Next mod was the TRD air box. Also quality part but something was lacking...

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    I knew what it was but decided instead of going big right then I had to have a level kit, some wheels and running boards. Went with Raptor running boards, Revtec 3" level and Pro Comp 7031's with Nitto Terragrapplers 305/55/20

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    After
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  3. Dec 30, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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    Grey Wolf

    Grey Wolf ELITE Grey Wolf Crew

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, and S/T Maxx's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles. Custom dual true dual exhaust. Body Armor Rock Steps, Smittybilt X20 winch, DV8 winch bumper
    Nice! Welcome from CO.
     
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  4. Dec 30, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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    sensei

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    I don't have the greatest pic of the next mod but one of the better mods I've done...Corsa Touring Exhaust. No drone and IMO you don't hear it until you mash the pedal. At the time I had young kids that were light sleepers so this one was good for the family in terms of cabin noise.

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  5. Dec 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] New Member

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    This one was the big one and what was lacking that I mentioned earlier after putting in the airbox (first under hood mod). It's hands down the best mod I've done and I still smile every time I drop the pedal. Not sure how I convinced my wife to let me drop the dime but TRD Supercharger installed by Toyota. I think I had it done in 2012 and the truck had about 30k miles.

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  6. Dec 30, 2017 at 4:07 PM
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    sensei

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    At this point she's a total 'sleeper'. I've had other make/model half ton trucks, a mustang and like a 65' GTO come up on and me and bye bye.

    This Christmas I treated myself to a TRD radiator and oil cap and Bushwacker pocket style color matched fender flares. I really like how they came out. I had about 2.5 inches of tire exposed out of the fender getting all kinds of crud and little rocks at times hitting paint so these are functional also.

    Thanks for checking out my build and appreciate the warm welcomes very much! Let me know if I can answer any questions!!

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  7. Dec 30, 2017 at 5:16 PM
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    Les7311

    Les7311 Look up, what do you see

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    Welcome and sweet wip!!!!!!

    Let the mods flow
     
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  8. Dec 30, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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    Welcome from AZ nice looking truck
     
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  9. Dec 30, 2017 at 5:31 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
    Welcome from Texas! Sweet build! SC!!!
     
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  10. Dec 30, 2017 at 5:49 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Sweet build!
     
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  11. Dec 30, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    TheBeast

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    very nice ! how many miles you got on it now ?
     
  12. Dec 30, 2017 at 6:34 PM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER HAS ANYONE SEEN MY BASEBALL?

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    That’s a sweet looking ride. Well done..
     
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  13. Dec 30, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    BlueBottle

    BlueBottle not a PRO

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    Welcome and a nice list of mods! Wish I could get a sc! I so jelly. Surprised you didn’t ride red to match! :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Dec 30, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    nuclearlemon

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    welcome. love that color!
     
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  15. Dec 30, 2017 at 9:09 PM
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    Berettafan

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    Man what a great color. What the heck is toyota thinking ending all the great colors!
     
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  16. Dec 31, 2017 at 6:44 AM
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    k9shag

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    Nice build and I agree that was a great color
     
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  17. Dec 31, 2017 at 12:05 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] New Member

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    close to 73k. it's not my daily driver for work so that helps. i roll a little prius for that :)

    i try to take care of that color by getting it detailed annually and always wearing protection ... lol

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