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Smokey The Tundra

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by SmokeyTT, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:28 PM
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    SmokeyTT

    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Put on the Coachbuilder brake line extension kit. I would say it was easy, but I am a low-key idiot because I didn't know we needed to flip the brackets right on the side of the center of the axle. Plus the metal lines were a bit tricky to finesse but :thumbsup:

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  2. Jan 7, 2019 at 12:23 AM
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    SmokeyTT

    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Coachbuilder shim for driver side lean! Also, got my wheelers off-road superbump bumpstops on the front. I also bought the rear ones but will wait for leaf pack changes before putting those on.

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  3. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Got my Safe Jack 6 ton bottle jack kit and although I was going to do whatever was needed to make it fit in the stock bottle jack location, there was no need! It fits. Also, With the accessories, they do fit underneath the seat, including the universal base plate. I am planning on doing the underseat storage mod soon but without it, everything still fits under the seats. Something I hope to never use for a bad reason but glad I have the security now! :thumbsup:

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  4. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    Toyotoholic -4Life-

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    Pro susp, intake, dual ex, sway...
    This truck ROCKS!
    Nice work Mr. Smokey.
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2019 at 9:20 PM
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    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Just a nice shot of Smokey out in her natural habitat! Fun surf and fun times :thumbsup:

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  6. Feb 5, 2019 at 11:31 PM
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    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Ammo can mod with the help of... my girlfriend... purpose over presentation :confused:. Storing the water port accessories and hose inside so I always have them with me but not in the cab since they are wet almost all the time.

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  7. Feb 13, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    r1-superstar Kailua Boy

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    Nice Tundra bro!!
     
  8. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:03 AM
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    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Thanks my dude! Yours as well. More mods to come and more cash to spend LOL
     
  9. Feb 14, 2019 at 8:39 AM
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    r1-superstar Kailua Boy

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    You no dat!
     
  10. Mar 10, 2019 at 1:38 AM
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    Nice DIY!! Love the build! Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. Mar 11, 2019 at 5:25 PM
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    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Thank you much, looking forward to yours!
     
  12. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Did my first oil change outside of the dealer ship even though I still have a year worth of free service. Got the ECS Ravenol 0W-20 and could not be happier. Also went with the OEM filter and swapped out the plastic housing for the aluminum one!

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  13. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Got Nitro 4.88 gears that will be installed soon. Will post back how they feel once I get them on!

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  14. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Let me know how it turns out. I have been contemplating getting these.
     
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  15. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    For sure. Hit you back soon
     
  16. Mar 19, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Can I get a brief synopsis of the benefits of switching to these gears/ratios?
     
  17. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    Once I put on the suspension, wheels, steps, etc. the truck got heavier and it feels like it drags a bit. The gears I’m getting will help with that. Just gives me a bit more power back. Do I need them? No. Do I need anything I bought for the truck? No. Do I want it? Without doubt LOL. If you want to learn more about the science of the ratio, driveshaft, etc. there are some forums on here or YouTube has good info
     
  18. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    That makes a ton of sense! I hear a ton of guys talk about their truck being sluggish after a lift and they just live with it.

    God bless America.
     
  19. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Yo, just put on the first 150 mi with the 4.88 gears. I can’t tell you truly how it feels yet but as far as I feel, it shifts better and feels lighter on its feet. By no means does it go from 0-60 mi/hr instantly but it doesn’t feel like it’s trying its hardest to get going. After driving it, is it worth it still? Yes. Will post back when I am able to hit the gas a little harder and swap out the gear oil after the break in period.
     
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  20. Mar 23, 2019 at 1:02 PM
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    Looking good! Some of those pics look suspiciously like Kaneohe.


    So if I’m looking at that correctly you cut the frame on the truck to fit the tires?

    Also, how is the Tundra in sand without a locking diff? I have been terrified to get it stuck in the sand, before picking up a winch, because of the lack of a locking diff.
     
  21. Mar 23, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    SmokeyTT [OP] Smokey The Tundra

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    Haha, it is Erma's! so you're spot on. Yeah I had to cut the cab mount to fit the larger tires. Following that, we welded back on some plates we cut to shape and sprayed some liquid rust-proofing on the area. Without a locking diff it feels fine to me but if you feel the need to pay for one, it doesn't hurt to have it. For the limited offroading we have here on Oahu, I didn't see need for it. I've purposely come to a dead stop and buried the rear in 2wd just to test its ability and with no problem after switching to 4x4, it came out.
     
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