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THE "K.I.S.S." TUNDRA (KEEP IT STOCK STUPID)

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by mcharfauros, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Jan 24, 2020 at 1:40 PM
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    We picked up a 2005 SR5 Double Cab 4X4 on 10Jan2020. Really diggin this truck after the 2.5 hrs. drive home back to Fort Leonard Wood, MO. We bought the truck for my son, the main goal for this truck is to maintain the legendary reliability, but build and improve on a few things here and there. We are going with the theme "K.I.S.S." In the Army we use the saying "Keep it simple stupid" but I think "KEEP IT STOCK STUPID" works for what we are going for. This will be my son's ride into whatever future he decides to move towards. It's a great truck and something my wife and I think will suit him well, and serve him for years. So here we go, follow along, drop some tips, and bs along the way.

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  2. Jan 24, 2020 at 1:40 PM
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    23Jan2020 Timing Belt, Water Pump, and Crank Seal Replaced
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    17Jan2020 PN:55905-0C010 KNOB SUB-ASSY, CONTROL
     
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  4. Jan 24, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    Page 4 is for useful/useless mods
     
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  5. Jan 24, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    I like your plan.

    I purchased my 2002 4x4 SR5 in 2003 and I have pretty much adhered to the K.I.S.S. approach you mentioned, the major non-stock items on the truck are JBA short tube headers that replaced the cracked factory manifolds, the addition of a Hellwig rear anti roll bar and the installation of a Kazuma/TRD LSD. I am nearing 170,000 and the truck has been extremely reliable with the only failure being a cracked radiator last year.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    Nice. Thanks for sharing, i’ll be in the lookout for that radiator and OEM manifolds cracking. You in GA, perfect rust free zone. It was a challenge to find one with little to no crazy here in the middle of nowhere.
     
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  7. Jan 24, 2020 at 2:23 PM
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    Nothing crazy, but didn’t take long to start buying shit for this truck, I noticed the temp control knob kept spinning when I test drove it. While taking the wife’s 4runner in for service I stopped by the parts counter to pick one up. Didn’t cost much, so I grabbed one and got it swapped out.

    PN: 55905-0C010
    Nomenclature: KNOB SUB-ASSY, CONTROL

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  8. Jan 24, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    I love KISS. Wasn’t in the Army, but knew some guys in the KISS Army. At concerts, everyone thought I was in the FBI.

    These trucks are fully capable in stock mode. Your son is stoked!
     
  9. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    Originally posted to the What have you done to your 1st Gen tread.
    Picked up the truck from the local dealer. We went ahead and had them do the timing belt, water pump, and crank seal. Not to thrilled with the amount on the invoice, but definitely stoked we got it done. 229,000 on the odometer, shooting for 500K

    Thanks for all the feedback regarding the cost associated with the service. Looks like we made out okay on the final number we paid.

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  10. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:37 PM
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    Thanks. He is Loving the Tundra so far, problem is, so am I. Seriously considering giving him my Tacoma and keeping his truck for myself :rofl:
     
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  11. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    I think you should. You’ll be as happy as my friends who all made the switch. One buddy bought a used 09 Taco after falling in love with my truck back in 2012. He sold a year later and bought a new 2013 Rock Warrior.

    Had another buddy do the same a few years later. Truth is they both wish they had a 1st Gen.
     
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  12. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    Trade the Tacoma in for a 2nd gen Tundra. ;):)
     
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  13. Jan 25, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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    I can definitely see why they both wished they went with the 1St Gen Tundra.

    Got so much wrapped up in the Taco, doubt i’d get a decent amount on a trade in. Probably have to sell it to a private party to get a good amount back:rofl:


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  14. Jan 25, 2020 at 3:14 PM
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    Both my buddies paid top dollar for their Tacos. They were stock and bought because they thought pound for pound they were equal to the Tundra because the sizes were similar.

    The market is good for selling Tacos, as they have a good following. The one friend drove 6 hours one way to buy his.
     
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  15. Jan 26, 2020 at 11:32 AM
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    26Jan2020

    This morning my wife came home from the gym and kinda backed into the Tundra. Nothing crazy, about 30 minutes on the DA Polisher an got it looking decent.

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  16. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    Got my son squared away with a basic starter tool kit. Went 100% Made in Merica.

    :oldglory:

    Atlas 46 Mifflin Socket Roll Made in Missouri, Kitted out with a Proto Industrial 3/8” Drive Metric Deep/Shallow Socket and Ratchet set.

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  17. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    Wow! You are a good dad. Keep up the good work. My motto is keep it within stock parameters ish...
    I do have a strong desire to buy a corolla and keep it stock to drive while my Tundra is the Fundra.
     
  18. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:53 PM
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    Hope your ex-wife finds happiness... just kidding of course - dings happen! Good looking truck and good on you for taking care of your boy. I like the KISS "build" page you got going so far. Like the socket kit - should've filled it with all 10mikemikes.
     
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    Appreciate it brotha. Just doin’ dad thangs
     
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  20. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:58 AM
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    That's what I did! Son got the Tacoma and I'm driving the Tundra!
    Sometimes my buddies give me crap for doing too much for my sons. And I always politely tell them to pound sand. Great Dads Unite!:fistbump:
     
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    I support it! :thumbsup:
    Being able to help out and give my kids more than I ever had is a blessing I think. I try to instill the same values, and work ethic I was brought up with in them, and hope that they apply it to their lives. Just doin’ dad thangs!
     
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    If you want to rock, keep it stock.
     
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    Or at least a Stock Look, eh?
     
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    Blackstone Labs Oil Analysis Kit came in today. Looking to send in a sample from my Tacoma which I used Amsoil Signature 0W-20 at my last oil change. Nothing crazy, just curious.

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    Picked up these OEM Tacoma wheels from my buddy, wanted to give em a shot on the Tundra but already bought some new 17” tires. Worst case scenario we have an extra set of OE Toyota 16” wheels. Great deal since all he wanted was our spare off of our 4runner. :thumbsup:

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    Tired showed up today. Posted to the main What have you done to you 1st Gen thread.

    Falken Friday at the Wood. My boy’s tires came in via FedEx. Wanted to get a full 5 but the deal was only for a set of 4. We will likely get a 5th one within 5K miles to work into a 5 tire rotation.Still gotta run down an alloy split spoke wheel.

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    Got the new tires installed Nothing crazy. Falken Wildpeak A/T3Ws in the 265/70/17 option. Gonna give a go on the hour long drive back to the house.

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  28. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:04 PM
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    This is cool. My dad bought me tools when I was around 20 and it took many years before I appreciated them. I still have and use them regularly. If I ever have kids I'll do the same thing.
     
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    OE Toyota Options for my boy.
    2016+ TRD Offroad Tacoma 16s
    2017+ TRD Offroad 4runner 17s

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    Sweet find. If it was taken care of by the previous owner, 500k shouldn't be a problem with that engine
     
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