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The EPIC TRON Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by TRON, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Feb 26, 2016 at 3:50 AM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    The Game Has Changed.

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    VEHICLE SPECS:
    -2016 TRD Pro Tundra 4x4 CrewMax
    -5.7L V8 Flex Fuel

    PERFORMANCE:
    -TRD Dual Cat-Back Exhaust

    WHEELS/TIRES:
    -Method Mesh 18x9 (+18/5.75")
    -35/12.50R18 Toyo Open Country R/T

    SUSPENSION:
    -ADS Racing Shocks 3.0 Coilovers w/ Resis & Clicker Adjusters
    -MCM Fabrication Uniball Upper Control Arms
    -Coachbuilder Billet Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
    -TRD Pro Bilstein 2.5 Piggy Back Rear Shocks
    -Coachbuilder +3" Shackles

    ARMOR:
    -SDHQ PreRunner Winch Mount Front Bumper
    -SDHQ 4130 2" Chromoly & Tig Welded Bolt-On Sliders

    EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT:

    -Tepui Autana Ruggedized RTT w/ Annex
    -Keepers Metal Fabrication (KMF) Bed Bars

    EXTERIOR:
    -Inyati Bedliner
    -Tundra OEM Bed Mat
    -AntennaX Off-Road 13" Antenna
    -KMF Cab Mount Chop and CMC

    LIGHTING:
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    Retrofit Source 9003/H4: Morimoto Elite 55W 6K HID System
    -LED Reverse, License Plate, and 3rd Brake Bed Lights
    -LED OEM Style Cargo Bed Lights
    -LED Interior Lighting

    INTERIOR:
    -Weathertech FloorLiners
    -ESP Plastic Rear Seat Storage
    -15% Tint with 5% strip on Windshield
    -Salex Center Console Organizer

    2017 MODS/PURCHASES/GOALS:
    -Baja Designs OnX6 Arc 50" Driving/Combo Light Bar
    -Baja Designs S8 40" Amber Wide Driving Light Bar
    -SDHQ Hood Scoop Light Mount
    -Baja Designs XLR-80 Wide Cornering A-Pillar Lights
    -SDHQ A-Pillar Mounts
    -Switch Pros
    -Deaver Custom Expo Springs
    -ADS 2.5 Rear Piggyback Shocks
    -"_____" Custom Rear Bumper with Swingout Tiregate
    -ARE Z Series Truck Cap
    -Bedslide
    -Front Runner Roof and Cap Racks
    -SDHQ Fiberglass Fenders with Custom Inner Fender Plastic
    ....Dirty 7s :cool:


    and that damn MAGNUSON!!
     
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  2. Feb 26, 2016 at 3:53 AM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    January 27, 2016 - TRON is now Live on the Grid.

    I'm still in the process of getting this build thread together but it's long overdue and I'm excited to finally start it! :cool: 2016 started off pretty damn crazy but I came out on top with this 2016 Super White TRD Pro Tundra!

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    Within the first hundred miles I made sure to get the tint and bedliner done! Toyota promised me the truck would have a bedliner from the factory and sure enough, it arrived with nothing in the bed. With that said, I made them pay for my bedliner at a shop of my choice and time since they dropped the ball. Inyati Bedliners in Gilbert, AZ came highly recommended by my friends at SDHQ Offroad who also trust them for their own builds. They did a superb job taking all the little bolts and removable parts out before spraying then reinstalled everything.
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    Immediately after the bedliner was finished I drove over to the tint shop and got my 15% all the way around over the stock privacy glass, with a 5% strip on the windshield! It came out nice and dark, but not too dark for night driving :cool:
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    Pic for comparison before and after
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    Made sure it fit in the garage! ...With inches to spare
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    First big purchase, Methods!
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    186 miles on the truck and I made the next big purchase on some DirtyFIVES! 35/12.50R18 Toyo Open Country R/Ts on stock TRD Pro Suspension! :thumbsup:
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    Last look at stock, but I got excited when I saw the droop, not bad at all ;)
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    Initial fit compared to stock in the rear, and when I started getting giddy
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    Right after install I had to find a spot to show off...AZ Sunset made that pretty easy :D
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  3. Feb 26, 2016 at 9:59 AM
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    FirstGenTundra

    FirstGenTundra ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Very jealous! :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Feb 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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    Sefferston

    Sefferston #35sandlongtravel

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    Bout fuckin time you posted this. Been waiting for it since you posted pictures of RINZLER on TW.

    Long term plans?
     
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  5. Feb 26, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Agree on the timing. Glad you started the build though @TRON
     
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  6. Feb 26, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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    Are you a storm trooper?
     
  7. Feb 26, 2016 at 11:20 AM
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    TruckLife900 All Eyez On Me

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    Damn good looking!
     
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  8. Feb 26, 2016 at 2:44 PM
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    Delmarva Former Mayor

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    :popcorn:
     
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  9. Feb 27, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    For now I suppose I am but I gotta be different haha. Got some plans to make it stick out alittle differently :cool:
     
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  10. Feb 27, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    Sefferston #35sandlongtravel

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    Keeping the Tron theme going?
     
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  11. Feb 28, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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    Nor7

    Nor7 Chilton Manual Guy

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    These rims would make your truck pop.

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  12. Feb 28, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Former Mayor

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    Yikes
     
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  13. Feb 28, 2016 at 4:39 PM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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  14. Feb 28, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    Nor7

    Nor7 Chilton Manual Guy

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    ?? I think the matching white strips on the rims look bad ass. And they match both the Tron and Stormtrooper look.
     
  15. Feb 28, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    We are all entitled to opinions.
     
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  16. Feb 28, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    Nor7

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    This is true, after I found that pic it made me wish I had a white tundra so I could get those wheels.
     
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  17. Feb 28, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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  18. Feb 28, 2016 at 9:57 PM
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    Kings, BFG's and Methods
    Post new pictures...
     
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  19. Feb 29, 2016 at 2:51 AM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    BUT they're rockstars......:puke:

    Soon :spy:
     
  20. Feb 29, 2016 at 10:31 PM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    Updated the second post, but continuing on with the build and adventure. Believe it or not, it took me 25 years to finally go to Vegas!
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    While I was there I met up with the Battle Born Toyotas group, and got to meet some long time members of TacomaWorld along with some more Toyota Enthusiasts which is always a good time!
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  21. Mar 1, 2016 at 4:55 AM
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    I'm not that well versed on wheel brands (clearly), what's wrong with rockstars?
     
  22. Mar 1, 2016 at 5:27 AM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    Its all personal preference really, but those wheels tend to be associated with any or all of the following: drop brackets, mall crawlers, pretty boy, or rich mommy and daddy clubs... Ive just never been a fan but that's just my .02

    ...forgot the big one.....dallas cowboy fans....haha
     
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  23. Mar 1, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    I dont like the rockstars simply because everyone had them at one point. I like being different then everyone else so I put fuel wheels on my first tundra right when they came out. Pretty soon everyone in my area had fuel wheels and now I hate them as much as rockstars. Hoping my area doesnt catch on to the method hype because I really want the mesh or the roost on my new tundra. Gonna piss me off if I get them and in 3 months everyone is rocking the same wheels as me again. Hoping the little shits keep buying fuel wheels so I can be different for a while. Only methods I have seen in my area were both also on tundras and they were both running the standards or double standards.

    Awesome looking truck btw!
     
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  24. Mar 2, 2016 at 6:25 AM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    Knowing it would take alittle while to get my new shocks built (stay tuned :spy: ), I went ahead and bought the Coachbuilder +3 Shackles, which includes billet carrier bearing drop spacers, and the new bushings for the stock leaf packs to fit in the new shackles. I also got some strut shims or spacers for the front from David @Coachbuilder1 (2 for each side) to lift it about an inch. I was really impressed with the quality and size of the new shackles, very well built and it brought the truck together nicely with the 35s!
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    Nice Packaging (not pictured are the strut shims)
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    Before and after with the strut shims. Nice setup for sure...but sucks they aren't adjustable coilovers...(and as the almighty @jberry813 would say..."Stock Sucks!")
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    Billet CB Drop, so far no vibes after driving 1000 miles
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    Before measurements included the TRD Pro Suspension and 35" Toyo RTs with roughly half a tank of gas. After measurements include the Coachbuilder +3 Shackles (1.75"), and 2 (0.5") shims each side in front with alittle more than a quarter tank of gas.

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  25. Mar 2, 2016 at 6:31 AM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    That is a true coilover. Everything about it is. And your truck has UCAs, so it's definitely not a strut.

    Looks great though.
     
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  26. Mar 2, 2016 at 6:42 AM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    A bittersweet moment after I lifted Tron, I drove over to my old spot where I would always take poser pics of Rinzler, my Tacoma, after I did something new to it....:oops: Regardless I love this truck more and more everyday and I totally understand that feeling a couple other Tundra owners have mentioned, "I still can't believe it's mine!" With that said, I couldn't decide which ones I liked most so here's all of them...lol

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  27. Mar 2, 2016 at 6:44 AM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    My bad then, I just didn't know how to refer to the type it is since the coil doesn't have a top hat, and cant be adjusted
     
  28. Mar 2, 2016 at 6:46 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Nice work Stefen... Do i assume there's some ADS in your future? :D
     
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  29. Mar 2, 2016 at 6:47 AM
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    TRON

    TRON [OP] The Game Has Changed

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    Possibry.....:D
     
  30. Mar 2, 2016 at 6:49 AM
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    haha I figured :D
     
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