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Texoma needs all the chrome

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by texoma, Nov 28, 2023.

  1. Nov 28, 2023 at 2:55 PM
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    texoma

    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    Bought a 2018 white Limited Tundra the day before Thanksgiving 2023 because my Taco w/ 255k miles spun a journal. This pushed the purchase up a year ahead of schedule, but I’m perfectly fine with that. So may as well create a build thread to document all the things I do to this truck. Hope y’all enjoy.
     
  2. Nov 28, 2023 at 2:56 PM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    All the Chrome
    How it sits now, all stock.

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  3. Nov 28, 2023 at 2:59 PM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    First purchase was for my pup and also to keep the leather seats pretty.

    Lusso Gear Dog Car Seat Cover for Back Seat, Protects from Scratches, Scuffs, Shedding, Mud, & More, 100% Waterproof, Non-Slip Cover Stays Securely in Place, Fits Your Car, Truck, & SUV (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SHWBMCL

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  4. Nov 28, 2023 at 3:00 PM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    Next I replaced the windshield wipers with Rain X wipers from Walmart. Oh and the dog cover thing fits good.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2023 at 3:01 PM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    Found a guy here in Austin that is trying to de chrome his truck and has chrome side steps. Hopefully I can swap those in for the black ones I have.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2023 at 3:03 PM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    Sitting at discount tire now getting the tires balanced because it feels like driver front is out of balance. Having them rotate the best tread tires to the rear as well.
     
  7. Nov 28, 2023 at 3:04 PM
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    Just pulled the OE chrome steps off my truck. Getting ready to list them in the market place, likely too cost prohibitive to send them to TX.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2023 at 3:06 PM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    I’m also tracking fuel efficiency for the next 2 tanks and when that’s done I’ll tune it with my brand of tune (Triple C Chop Shop Powerthirst Tune) and collect fuel efficiency data from that as well.


    Tundra Parameters, 2.5 Gen Reg Fuel

    1. Accelerator/ Request to airload
    2. ACIS Control/ TPS Zones/ ACIS High TPS
    3. Air Fuel/ Targets/ Wide Open Fuel Target AFR
    4. Engine/ Limiters/ RPM Limiter Fuel Cut, RPM Limiter Fuel Cut 2, Vehicle Maximum Speed Global
    5. Fuel Delivery Electronic/ Temperature Enrichment/ Fuel Adder for Catalyst Temperature
    6. Oxygen Sensor Targets
    7. Temperature Models/ Expected Catalyst Temperature/ EQ Ratio Base Comp Protection
    8. Torque Model/ Optimal Torque/ Transmission Throttle/ Transmission Shift Throttle Reduction 1,
    Transmission Shift Throttle Reduction 3
    9. Transmission Shifting/ Primary Engine Warm/ Downshift Schedule 1 to 2 Engine Warm
    10. Variable Valve Control/ Exhaust Camshaft/ Base Exhaust Valve Angle Target, Intake Camshaft/
    Base Intake Valve Angle Target

    Premium Fuel

    1. Spark Ignition Control/ Base Ignition/ Compensations/ Ignition Transient Retard for Valve
    Timing, and Port Injection Active/ Base Ignition Timing
     
  9. Nov 28, 2023 at 3:08 PM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    I appreciate the thought. I’m sure there’s plenty of local folks who would love to trade chrome for black. I don’t know why everyone hates chrome so much. I fukkin love it.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2023 at 6:55 AM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    Tires balanced, no more 60mph vibration. I do feel a little something, but I think it’s brake related. I am planning to replace the brakes front and rear soon enough. Stopping power isn’t that great, and the front rotors are a bit grooved.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2023 at 10:07 AM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    Here’s some fuel efficiency data. Now I’ll tune the truck and see what effect it has on efficiency.

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  12. Dec 12, 2023 at 10:48 AM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    Tuned my truck over the weekend. Went a little too saucy with the throttle response, so dialed it back last night, could use a touch more to be perfect. Once I get that dialed, I’ll start tracking fuel efficiency.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2023 at 2:17 PM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    Finally got someone to trade me my black steps for their chrome steps. I dig it.

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  14. Jan 4, 2024 at 1:49 PM
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    texoma [OP] Triple C Chop Shop

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    Replaced my front brakes this last Saturday. I can tell you right now that the person who previously did these brakes was a degenerate. Spring clips were broken, both passenger caliper bolts were loose, and one had trashed threads. Replaced one caliper bolt, and went to torque, it just kept spinning. Got new calipers for both sides from O’Reilly because the driver side piston boot was a little funky too. Brakes good now. I found the pad n rotor set on FB marketplace for $60, Raybestos R Line. I have the Raybestos element 3 on my wife’s 4Runner and they break like a mofo.

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  15. Feb 2, 2024 at 11:47 PM
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    Nice build
     

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