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Thads Gen1 Tundra Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by 4xthad, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Oct 19, 2019 at 6:15 PM
    #1
    4xthad

    4xthad [OP] New Member

    Joined:
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    Male
    First Name:
    Thad
    Vehicle:
    2006 White Tundra Limited
    Blistein 5100 Method MR 701 Cooper ST MAXX 285/75/17 Sypdertrax 1.25" Spacers BFF Highclearance Rear Bumper BlackOak LED Ditch lights W/ HMF ditch brackets
    2006 TOYOTA Tundra 4x4 Limited
    TRD Off Road
    Natural White
    (056)
    5-speed Auto

    I need to Explore more and get more photos out of this city

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    UPGRADES & MODIFICATIONS


    Suspension:
    *Front:

    Bilstein 5100 shocks 2nd notch
    Factory Springs
    2" Revtek Leveling spacer
    *Rear:

    Bilstein 5160 shocks
    1" Revtek Lift block
    Factory Leaf Springs

    Wheels & Tires:
    Method MR701: 17x8.5, 4.5” BS, 0mm offset
    285-75-17 Cooper ST MAXX

    Drivetrain & Brakes
    Toytec Carrier bearing drop
    EBC Greenstuff 7000 brake pads

    Exterior:
    Black Painted Toyota emblem
    Black Painted "Tundra" badges
    Most of the truck is debadged
    15% Tint

    *Armor:
    Brute Force Fab steel Hi-Clearance rear bumper

    Interior:
    Cobra 29LX MAX CB Radio
    GPS Tablet running Backcountry Navigator Pro
    Valentine 1 Radar Detector

    Electrical:
    Fog Light Anytime mod

    *Lighting:

    BlackOak LED ditch Pods

    Major DIY Maintenance/repairs:
    ABS/Brake Booster

    OEM Ball Joints
    Steering Rack Bushings
    Waterpump/Timing Belt
    Many Sets of CV Axles
    Front Diff Actuator


    The Build: How it started and where it will go

    |July 28th, 2017|


    I bought my Tundra for $18,700 in Missoula, MT.
    At that time it had just south of 80k miles.

    My last truck was totaled and it was time for a newer rig.

    When I bought it it had a number of things already done. Weathertech floor liners, full stereo, tint, bed cover, rubber bed mat, and line-x. However it was an absolutely loaded truck from the factory. It did also have the revtek leveling kit on it when I purchased it. It was pretty clean, but I definitely overpaid for it.

    Here's a photo in Butte, MT on my way home to Bozeman after picking it up
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    The next weekend we took it deep into the tobacco roots for some sick high country riding!
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    And the week after that we road tripped it to Whistler Canada!

    After spending 10 days in Canada, I got home and it did not stay stock for a while

    Shocks, wheel spacers, and tires all went on in the beginning of September
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    One of my good friends runs a detail business on the side and we spent a day and night cutting and polishing the truck.

    |November 2nd, 2017|
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    It stayed about like that while I daily drove it in college for 2 years or so and took it on some fun trips!

    Western Colorado August 2018
    SW Montana Fall 2018
    Sedona AZ November 2018
    Moab UT April 2019
    Washington BRD June 2019
    Sun Valley ID September 2019

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    Annnnd now to the fun part

    In May 2019 I accepted a job with a big commercial construction company in Seattle WA. So I packed it up and headed west to Washington to begin my career.

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    Now that I am done with school, have a real, full-time career the build its really starting

    |August 15th, 2019|

    Wheels were long overdue and Discount Tire hooked it up with a nice set of Method MR701's which I had mounted to my 33" Coopers. 35's will come when a daily comes and I can justify 35's.

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    |October 4th, 2019|

    In mid June I ordered up a high clearance rear bumper from BFF. Lead time was 16 weeks and it finally showed up!
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    I got a few powder coat quotes and they were about double what I expected. So as soon as i picked up the bumper I went to Home Depot for supplies.

    Rear Bumper Paint and Prep:

    Parts / Supplies Cost:
    $32 - 4 cans Rustolium bedliner
    $12 - 2 cans Rustolium self etching primer
    $12 - 2 different styles of scotch-brite pads
    $8 - Acetone
    $12 - scuffing pad w/ drill chuck

    Tools:
    set it up on Home Depot buckets

    Time:
    About a week to paint

    I started the project on a Friday afternoon. First step was to scuff the whole bumper and remove any oxidation spots. Then I gloved up and wiped it down with acetone and began to prime. I gave it 2 coats of primer. once the primer was fully dried on Sunday morning, i began to bedline. and i gave it many coats throughout the day and week. rustolium says to give it a 3 day cure time. so i gave the bumper its last coat on Wednesday morning before heading to the office.

    The next Came and it was time to install

    Tools:
    Milwakee 1/2" impact
    sockets
    wrenches
    allen wrenches
    small screwdriver

    Time:
    3 Hours

    1st step was to remove the rear bumper and hitch assembly. kinda looked like a racetruck with no bumper and made me think twice about a rollpan

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    Next I lifted the rear bumper into place and reused the factory receiver hitch hardware and bolted the bumper on

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    Last was to install the lights, 7-pin, and flip-up license plate bracket. I had to run to the hardware store mid way through to get some supplies

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    That brings us today. Whats next? I am thinking a daily driver 1st. Then a bed rack and RTT and sliders.




    Trip Photos!
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    Last edited: Oct 20, 2019
  2. Oct 19, 2019 at 9:48 PM
    #2
    because_wumbo-truck

    because_wumbo-truck TTC#036 & 1st Degenerate

    Joined:
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    First Name:
    Jon
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2006 AC Tundra Limited 4x4 v8
    flowmaster 40, DDI injectors, sliders, bumper
  3. Oct 19, 2019 at 10:06 PM
    #3
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    Luis
    All over SoCal
    Vehicle:
    The darkest
    It's really dark
    Nice! How do you like those Black Oak lights?
     
  4. Oct 20, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    Brown Bear

    Brown Bear New Member

    Joined:
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    Gender:
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    Nor cal
    Vehicle:
    03 TRD offroad
    -6" RCD lift in front. -Custom leaf springs in rear 4" lift. -17" race line, raptor wheels. -35" Goodyear Duratrac. -4.88 gears. -ARB rear air locker. -ARB air compressor and tank. -Custom front sway bar quick disconnect -Custom one piece driveshaft -Black Oak Led 40 watt ditch lights.
    Black Oak makes some grate lights. I have 2 of the 40 watt light pods. They are 10 watts per led in the spot pattern. If you are getting them for ditch lights I would recommend the spot pattern because the do have a lot of flood for being a spot. I have had them for about 2 years and am very happy with them. They have a better build quilt and water proof rating then ridged industry. In my opinion the only lights that might be better is baja design. For the cost the black oaks are a grate option.
     
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  5. Oct 20, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    BreyTundy

    BreyTundy New Member

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    Bozeman, Montana
    Vehicle:
    2016 White DC TRD
    Well well well, fancy seeing you here.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    The darkest
    It's really dark
    Good to hear @Brown Bear when the budget allows I might go for their curved 40".
     
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  7. Oct 20, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    KarmaKannon

    KarmaKannon Master of None

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    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2006 Double Cab w/long travel
    Some junk
    Looks like a lot of fun in a nice tundra.
     

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