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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] master and teacher of nothing

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    trd boosted, trd bbk, fox stage 4, corsa, amp, jl/kenwood
    *Update* :mudding:
    9/2/2020 rigd supply ultraswing with camping table and wobnot for bike rack
    8/2/2020 flares reinstalled on top of ppf all 4 corners. ordered rigd ultraswing mega-fit
    7/18/2020 phase 4 refresh done! paint correction, ceramicpro 9h/top coat, xpel ppf full front and rear quarter panels (10yr warranty)
    7/10/2020 wrapped bumpers (marks the end of phase 3)

    Current:
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    Hey what's up everyone!

    Picked up my Tundra back in July 2008 so original owner 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

    2008 5.7L Grade CM 4x4 Salsa Red
    Cold weather package
    Tow package
    Pre-wired for upgrades

    List of mods:
    TRD Supercharger
    TRD Big Brake Kit
    TRD 2020 Sequoia Pro grill
    TRD Sway Bar
    TRD T-style shift nob
    TRD Oil cap
    TRD Radiator cap
    TRD Battery support bar
    Corsa Touring exhaust
    Fox Stage 4 Ultimate Kit 3/1.5"
    - 2.5" front coils with res
    - 2.0" rear coils with res
    - Total Chaos UCA's
    - 1" rear block
    - Carrier bearing and diff drops
    Pro Comp 7031 20x9.5 (0 offset, 5" backspace)
    Nitto Terra G2's 305/55/20
    Bushwacker Pocket color matched fender flares
    AMP Power Steps
    Toyota backup camera
    Morimoto xb led headlights
    Morimoto led foglights
    Recon led tail lights
    Tinted front windows
    Manual control headlight leveling
    Rigd ultraswing mega fit with camping table and bike adapter
    Paint correction
    Ceramicpro 9h/top coat (10yr warranty)
    Xpel PPF full front and rear quarter panels (10yr warranty)

    Audio (JRT www.tech12volts.com):
    Kenwood dnx996xr headunit
    1 JL audio 12w1 sub
    2 JL audio c1 650 components
    1 JL audio rd 900/5 amp with sub knob
    2 oem sail panels
    TRD sub enclosure
    Amp rack


    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

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    trd boosted, trd bbk, fox stage 4, corsa, amp, jl/kenwood
    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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  3. Dec 30, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    Nice! Welcome from CO.
     
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  4. Dec 30, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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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] master and teacher of nothing

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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

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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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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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    Welcome from Texas! Sweet build! SC!!!
     
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  10. Dec 30, 2017 at 5:49 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Sweet build!
     
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  11. Dec 30, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast The Beach

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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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    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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    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] master and teacher of nothing

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    trd boosted, trd bbk, fox stage 4, corsa, amp, jl/kenwood
    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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  18. May 12, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    Been awhile but I finally had the grille surround color matched. Looks soooo much better imo. Combined with the blacked out headlights and color matched bushwhackers, really like how it's come out. don't think I'll drop the dime anytime soon for a color matched or aftermarket front/rear bumper. Spending the money on my latest project. 2017 Lexus RC F :)

    Before:
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  19. Sep 5, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    Just a heads up that I've hosted all of my photo's on old school photobucket free account and not looking to pay. I'm over bandwidth (visits) so they are going to shut me down and blur out my photo's as of 9/9/2019. Apologies if you come back here and can't see my pics.
     
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  20. Sep 6, 2019 at 6:28 AM
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    I upload straight from my smart phone. No photo sharing site involved. Is that an option for you?
     
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  21. Sep 6, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER BE YOU. THE WORLD WILL ADJUST.

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    Btw, like the grill. That’s a damn good looking truck. Any thoughts on eliminating the front bumper? I think that last chunk of chrome would be a good mod.
     
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  22. Mar 10, 2020 at 10:39 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    A year and a half later, lol. Yeah, but I have not found one I like for my year. They're all too bulky except maybe N-Fab.
     
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  23. Mar 10, 2020 at 10:50 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    trd boosted, trd bbk, fox stage 4, corsa, amp, jl/kenwood
    got distracted the last year building up another project. i thought about selling this beast for about 10min then decided i would go full bore on a refresh instead. fundamentally it's still the same platform but this ole girl is boosted, only 83k miles and has been so good to me. phase 1 of the refresh starts this thursday. i'll post up some pics.

    fox 0-3" ultimate suspension kit
    - 2.5" coils front
    - 2.0" coils rear
    - total chaos uca's
    - toytec add-a-leaf
    - carrier bearing and diff drops
    trd big brake kit
    oem rear rotors and pads
    amp plug and play power steps
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  24. Mar 12, 2020 at 12:09 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    dropped my baby off for install. when i was younger i had more time than money but these days i have a little more money than time and for such a project i really wanted some pro's to handle it. local shop with good reviews and i believe in supporting local businesses. besides, how do you not trust a place with a giant rooster out front. pics and initial review of the kits this weekend hopefully.

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  25. Mar 12, 2020 at 1:40 PM
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    SalsaTheTundra

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    Welcome Salsa brother. and 08 brother.

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  26. Mar 12, 2020 at 1:51 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    thanks! nice beast!
     
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  27. Mar 12, 2020 at 2:43 PM
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    toyofan87

    toyofan87 Beer thirty

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    Badass...looks killer bro!!!.Congrats
     
  28. Mar 12, 2020 at 4:14 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    trd boosted, trd bbk, fox stage 4, corsa, amp, jl/kenwood
    thanks! nice ride too!
     
  29. Mar 13, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    trd boosted, trd bbk, fox stage 4, corsa, amp, jl/kenwood
    expecting a pick up call today. sorry for this lame update but i'm way to excited not to add to the build log. when they inspected the truck they said it was pretty clean for 83k miles. a clean bill of health is a prerequisite before they start to working on it. not sure if that's standard procedure but i appreciated that. good sign they're thorough.
     
  30. Mar 16, 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    sensei

    sensei [OP] master and teacher of nothing

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    trd boosted, trd bbk, fox stage 4, corsa, amp, jl/kenwood
    Phase 1 refresh complete. Ended up at 4/2, 26in from center of hub to bottom of fender on all four corners. Given weather and stuff to do, picked it up and drove home. Still need to properly bed the new trd bbk system and set dampening. Originally wanted to keep the rake but digging it right now and I can always change it later since fully adjustable. Rubbing on body in reverse full lock with the 3/1 is gone!! Phase 2 likely color matched bumpers. Have not found bumpers I like for my taste. They are either too over the top or prerunners not enough. Still searching.

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