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Silverhack’s 2018 TRD Faux

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by silverhack, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Aug 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Great looking truck
     
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  2. Aug 19, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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    Added some TRD logos.

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  3. Aug 19, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    What color black did you get to match the black of the bumper? Also how many coats of the red did you apply? Looks good!
     
  4. Aug 19, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    I used a coat of Rust-oleum Professional Primer. Then two coats of Rust-oleum Professional Flat Black (no picture of that), then light wet sanding, then another coat of the black. Then 2-3 coats of Rust-oleum Automotive Enamel Gloss.

    Same for the Inferno pieces, but I used Rust-oleum Painter's Touch 2x Satin in Fire Orange (it matches the Inferno pretty well for these small pieces).

    ...I actually just removed this grill and installed my TRD Pro grill today and I'll post some pics of that too.


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  5. Aug 19, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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  6. Aug 19, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    I relocated the TSS radar so I could install the TRD Pro grill.


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  7. Aug 20, 2018 at 3:17 AM
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    Looks good brother! I wonder where you got that fancy looking bracket ?
     
  8. Aug 20, 2018 at 6:58 AM
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    Thanks for making a great bracket! I’m much happier with the Pro grill.
     
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  9. Aug 20, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    Your welcome brother I try to do good work. Yes I agree the pro grill does look better
     
  10. Aug 22, 2018 at 9:54 PM
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    Quick and cheap: $20 / 60-second upgrade for the turn signal lights. No reason other drivers shouldn’t see my signals now :)

    I used these:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PHVUWR8/
    Did not need a resistor / no hyper-flash

    Here is stock:


    Side-by-side comparison:


    Both installed:


    Nighttime picture with the headlights on:
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    Nighttime picture with the headlights off:
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    I will upload photos from daylight tomorrow.
     
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  11. Aug 24, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    Here are my daylight pics:

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    And video from daylight:

     
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  12. Sep 15, 2018 at 4:41 PM
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    Today I installed my TRD Pro exhaust. I painted the tail pipes black.

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  13. Feb 14, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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    Will those turn signals fit my 2018 TRD SPORT? It says they don’t fit
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  14. Mar 22, 2019 at 12:11 PM
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    Wow, it's been about 6 months since I've updated my build log. I'll get some pics up soon. In the last 6 months I have:
    - switched to the Jomax Customs TSS radar bracket
    - change the suspension: TRD Pro shocks + 2 Coachbuilder shims for front & 3" Coachbuilder shackle for rear

    Next up: new tires, possibly with wheel spacers to make them fit
     
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  15. Apr 7, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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    Thanks to the TRD 40% off sale, I picked up the TRD air intake, door sill protectors and door edge guards. Super quick and easy mods.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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    Welcome from AZ! :tumbleweed:
     
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  17. Sep 7, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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  18. Sep 7, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    I added the center console wireless charger. See the next post for my details and tips.



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  19. Sep 7, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    Here is what I did for adding the wireless charger...

    Remove the screws holding the bottom cover in place
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    Remove the screws holding the middle piece that we want to work with
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    Here's what I found as the easiest way to remove the fins and clean it up:
    first cut each short horizontal section right where it joins the longer vertical piece, using a knife or razor

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    Then wiggle it back and forth a few times and it will tear off easily
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    Do that for all of the short horizontal pieces, then all that is left is the long vertical fins
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    Wiggle those back and forth a few times to help loosen them up, and then use the knife or razor to cut each of the long vertical fins off. Then shave off any remaining parts
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    All cleaned up!

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    For the wireless charger, I used this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D2CWBS1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Remove the 4 little rubber knobs on the bottom to expose the screws, and remove the screws

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    Leave the silver plastic ring on the device which is the perfect spacer.
    Then I used hot glue to glue the silver ring and circuit board in place

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    Line it up and hot glue it in place

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    I added some heavy duty tape to help hold it as well in case the hot glue loosens in the heat or cold

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    Then just put it all back together with screws. Really simple!

     
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  20. Sep 7, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    I upgraded the factory JBL speakers, thanks to these two group buys from James / Tech12Volts I couldn't pass up:
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/upd...peaker-group-buy-valid-through-2-28-19.39104/
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/now-closed-10-jbl-sub-box-from-tech12volts-group-buy.37273/

    Front & Rear door speakers & tweeters: Hertz k170
    Dash left & right speakers: Infinity Reference REF-3032cfx
    Dash center speakers: JL Audio C1-075ct (with the custom bracket from James)
    Subwoofer: Tech12Volts 10" JBL replacement subwoofer (https://www.shop.tech12volts.com/product.sc?productId=540)

    The audio sounds much better even with the stock Entune head unit!
     
  21. Sep 7, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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  22. Sep 7, 2019 at 10:28 PM
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    Nice looking truck! Lots of great mods.
     
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  23. Sep 8, 2019 at 5:14 PM
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    Adam, how did you run the wire? Thanks.
     
  24. Sep 15, 2019 at 4:10 PM
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    Today I removed the Jomax Customs TSS radar relocation bracket, and switched to the 2019+ TRD Pro grill.

    Here's a shot I took just to see the difference between the Jomax bracket the TRD Pro grill. The Jomax bracket is more in line with the non-TRD Pro grill where the radar sensor is behind the emblem. Pretty sure the TRD Pro grill has the radar sensor sitting a little lower (but maybe exactly the same height from ground when considering the Pro sits 2" higher?)
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  25. Sep 15, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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  26. Sep 15, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    Currently it is just coming out the bottom of the cover, and then goes through the center console and plugs in to a USB adapter that is in the cigarette lighter. Eventually I might hard wire it in to the power connection going to the cigarette lighter in the back seat, right at the back of the center console.
     
  27. Sep 24, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    Nothing but good stuff.
    Nice work, truck looks great!
     
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  28. Sep 28, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    Did this mod the other day according to instructions. It was spot on. Took about 30 mins. Love it.
     
  29. Dec 3, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    Finally got my new tires that I’ve been wanting for a while. Cooper ST MAXX 295/70/18

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  30. Dec 3, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    ^ would have had these sooner if I wasn’t so nice to @SC_TRD ;)

    ...yeah, I’m still not over it :p
     
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