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Top 5 Essential MODs for new Tundra Owners

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by tinman10101, May 2, 2018.

  1. May 2, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    tinman10101

    tinman10101 [OP] Ah cha cha cha

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    So i've been reading the forum non-stop and of course, this is not a cheap hobby. With that being said, I wanted to hear what others list as their Top 5 Essential MODs for new Tundra owners. I guess I should break it out by performance tier and aesthetic tier.

    Some members have suggested sway bars and the frac harness. Two awesome MODs. So sorry if this topic has been slaughtered to death. Maybe someone can link me an old thread to read.

    So lets hear it all the vets out there! Thanks as always.

    Cheers

    Tin
     
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  2. May 2, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    COMiamiFan

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    TRD Pro Grille, ESP Storage, Tailgate Inserts, Line-X Bedliner, Weathertech Floorliners, Wet Okole Seat Covers, 5" Shorty Antenna, Mickey Thompson MM-366 Wheels, ToyTec Boss, 35" BFG KO2 to name a few.
    1. Seat covers - Wet okoles (is this a mod?) Purely aesthetic to protect seats from kids.
    2. LED interior lighting
    3. Line X bed spray in bed
    4. Wheels/Tires/Lift
    5. Steps/running boards
    My top 5 FWIW
     
  3. May 2, 2018 at 1:44 PM
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    csuviper

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    My top 5:
    1. Get rid of chrome grill surround and bumpers
    2. Lift, wheels and tires
    3. Tinted Windows
    4. Louder exhaust with added performance benefits
    5. Tonneau Cover
     
  4. May 2, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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  5. May 2, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    Odb1987

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    5100’s, Pro grill, Pro dual exhaust, Pro 18” wheels, TRD intake, TRD rear sway bar, Predator side steps, Back flip, Line X, tint
    My list, similar to the above:

    1. Coilover level like Bilstein. No spacers
    2. Wheels/tires
    3. Bakflip style bed cover
    4. TRD Pro grill
    5. TRD Pro exhaust
     
  6. May 2, 2018 at 2:06 PM
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    bobeast

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    - Bull Bar - LED Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards - Headlight leveling retrofit - P3 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall - Bilstein 5100 x4, top setting with 2 shims per side - Coach builder +2 rear shackles w/carrier bearing drop - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock - Remote Tailgate mod - LED Headlights - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit - 25% front tint - Bizon electric tonneau cover - Power folding tow mirror upgrade - 2010+ leveling Headlight mod - Auto-fold mirror mod. - one-touch lane changer mod - Flash to open garage opener mod - Rigid H/L fog light upgrade - Pushbutton / Remote start mod.
    1) level
    2) wheels / tires
    3) TRD skid plate
    4) bed-liner
    5) Enough lights to blind a train at 2 miles.
     
  7. May 2, 2018 at 2:13 PM
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    Baja Mike

    Baja Mike Baja Aficionado

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    1. Bed Liner
    2. LED Bed Lights
    3. Tinted windows
    4. Interior LED lights
    5. Take out bank loan to pay for more mods
     
  8. May 2, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    jewsNbrews

    jewsNbrews SSEM #8 level 3, Lab tested, Lab approved

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    Spray in bed liner Deck Rail system Weather tech mats Zdog tool chest Tinted windows tech12volts remote start White Knuckle off road sliders Dating metal fab bed rack Total Chaos bed stiffeners CVT Mt Shasta
    Granted I didn't do it in this order, but my top five mods are

    1. Bed liner- lynex or rhino
    2. Seat covers
    3. Husky/weather tech floor liners
    4. Ceramic coat paint protection ---and is too soft IMO
    5. New wheels- nothing wrong with the stock except everyone around here has them. Need to be different, plus I wanted a more aggressive stance.
     
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  9. May 2, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    BlueFalconActual

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    As far as necessary, I would vote for bedliner as well as rear diff breather.
     
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  10. May 2, 2018 at 2:50 PM
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    831Tun

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    TC LT w/ king 2.5 C/O and bypass, ADS bypass rear, Toytech shackles, TRD dual exhaust dumped, KM3 37s on Method standard +18. N_Fab front bumper, Westin rear w/ hitch relocate, RCI skids, Desert Eagle tranny skid, All Pro sliders, ARB dual compressor, 5.29 gears and ARB rear locker
    upload_2018-5-2_14-48-30.jpgimages_9d76a9f847704499309c41db845d3da11ff7c5d8.jpg I'm not promoting any brands, just a general idea.
     
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  11. May 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    belanger9

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    A bunch
    1. Running boards or steps
    2. Bed liner
    3. New rims, less offset makes a huge difference
    4. Some type of bed cover
    5. Colour the bumpers - could be colour matched or black
     
  12. May 2, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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    16TRD

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    1. 18 led headlights
    2. Driver side grab handle
    3. Rear sway bar
    4. Seat covers unless you got leather
    4. Leather steering wheel
     
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  13. May 2, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    moonshineheadache

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    1. Death-to-all-Chrome (still a work in progress)
    2. Sweet tunes playing on the radio like permanent theme music.
    3. Window tinting so I can see out, but people can't see the freakyness happening inside. Doing pantless burnouts is a personal favorite.
    4. Bed extender, rubber bed mat and tonneau cover.
    5. Cherokee hair floor mats - because nothing is more absorbent than Cherokee hair http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/south-park/videos/commercial-break
    6. Leveling lift - thanks to Bilstein 5100's and Toytec shackles.
    7. Replaced shifter with custom 3D printed shift knob.
    8. GoRhino RB20 running boards mounted backwards - because everything is better backwards - cowgirls, flips, dyslexia, running boards, etc.
    9. New found superiority complex to my douchy neighbor in his old @ss Raptor.
     
  14. May 2, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    Diverguy

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    Windows tinted, window visors. Bedrug, led bedlights, Nfab nerf step bars, Lund toneau cover, Evo One remote start, BAMufflers 8"
    My favorites in order...
    1-BA Muffler 8" system
    2-Nfab step bars
    3-Front window tint
    4-Bedrug bed liner
    5-Window vent visors
     
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  15. May 2, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    HOTDAM

    HOTDAM Feeling Dangerous

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    1. Tires/wheels
    2. Lift/level
    3. Tint
    4. Running boards
    5. Steering wheel cover. My favorite haha.
     
  16. May 2, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    jHpowderhound

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    1. Lift level and rim/tires
    2. Bed topper, for my dogs/tools etc.
    3. Amp steps
    4. Drivers grab handle. Use it everyday along with the steps
    5. Tinted front windows

    There is also many more. We’ll see how much more after the credit card bill comes in this month.

    Eric
     
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  17. May 2, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    tinman10101

    tinman10101 [OP] Ah cha cha cha

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    Good stuff ... thank you all for contributing. I really appreciate everyone's input.
     
  18. May 2, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    Rica25

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    Mine here are
    1. 8 inch Ba muffler
    2. Billstein shocks or better
    3. Tinted windows
    4. Rear sway bar
    5. If you like loud or good sounding music .... a system upgrade
     
  19. May 2, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    Baja Mike

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    LED interior lights, Baja Designs foglights, Baja Designs S8 hood bulge light bar, LED bed lights, Baja Designs S8 amber bar in bumper on Rago Fab mounts, AMP Research bedstep, Switch Pros sp-9100, tinted door windows
    1. What do you plan on doing with your truck? Offroading it? Street queen? Kid hauler? Dog hauler? Show truck? Work truck?

    2. With your screen name, are you by chance a sheet metal worker?
     
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  20. May 2, 2018 at 10:43 PM
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    tinman10101

    tinman10101 [OP] Ah cha cha cha

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    No just some off road and work truck. My real name is tin so growing up, everyone called me tinman. Wish I was a sheet metal worker. I would have mad skills to mod my tundra. :)

    In any case, I'm a total newbie and just starting to learn. I love seeing all the tundras on here. Gonna go broke before the truck is even paid off. Lol. Man there is probably a thread in here on how to sneak mods in behind the wifey back. Lol
     
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  21. May 3, 2018 at 2:06 AM
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    rons23

    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    1. One of my favs- Salex Organizer
    2. Leds for interior
    3. Tinting
    4. Weather Tech/ Husky floor mats
    5. Seat Covers.
    This is my cheap mod list. A good start to the new Tundra owner that just shelled out 45k+. :eek:
     
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  22. May 3, 2018 at 3:23 AM
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    Gave you a "like" bro:
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    2. Because I have RB20's mounted "backwards".
    3. Not sure what a pantless burnout is but sounds intriguing...
     
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  23. May 3, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    JoshuaA

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    I've done a lot of things the past year, I'd say the number one thing I would do right away is install the TRD rear sway bar, it has a very noticeable effect on ride quality.
     
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  24. May 3, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Over the LINE

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    Top 5 "MODS" (some are a stretch to be a real mod)

    1. ESP rear seat storage
    2. Center console organizer*
    3. Always on 12 volt (cig. lighter)
    4. Heavy duty floor liners*
    5. Phone holder*

    *Various options from different manufacturers.

    If you click my build thread below you can see all I did but I think at least the top three should have been included in stock trim.
     
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  25. May 3, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    1. Line-x
    2. Window tint
    3. Husky liner floor mats
    4. BA 8" c-back exhaust
    5. Center counsel lockable vault
     
  26. May 3, 2018 at 7:08 AM
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    Grumpy Uncle

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    Re-gear and real LSD
    exhaust
    Bedliner
    Lift
    Wheels and tires
     
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  27. May 3, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL AND THE TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    - ESP storage
    - LED lighting engine bay and bed (will be doing soon) from @mattgecko
    - Console organizer
    - Tint
    - Aftermarket alarm
     
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  28. May 3, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    Cfincke

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    Here are my most useful / used mods
    - rear sway bar (if you dont offroad)
    - esp lockable under seat storage
    - stereo system
    - exhaust
    - tune
    - window tint
     
  29. May 3, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    yosh2000

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    1. 6112/5100 shocks / toytec shackles
    2. Duratracs / RW wheels
    3. Line x
    4. Folding bed cover
    5. Driver handle (for wife)
    6. Pro-clip phone holder
    7. Colormatched Pro grill
    Those we're all on the truck within 50 miles. I had enough of waiting years to get my truck how I wanted it, I'm too old for that. Went big initially and glad I did!

    The following is trickling in:
    1. 2018 headlights
    2. Colormatched bumpers
    3. OEM sub enclosure with aftermarket sub/amp
    4. Front camera
    5. LED bulbs or a 06-09 4runner OEM LED tail retro
    6. Dirty deeds full race exhaust (if one actually gets 80 ftlbs tq at rear wheels, still doing research)
     
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  30. May 3, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    Trooper2

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    TSS 20's with Hankook Dynapro ATs, N Fab 3 Hoop Nerf Bars, TRD Wheel Locks, Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX, Masters Tailgate Replacement Latch with Camera, 1" Maxtrac Shackles, LED Interiors/Brake/Reverse/Cargo/Fog Bulbs, Fumoto Drain Valve, Toyota Aluminium Oil Filter Housing, TRD Shift Knob, Courtesy Door Projector LEDs with Toyota Emblem, Console Tray and Lower Divider.
    Those floor mats sound intriguing, Pics? Guessing great for bare feet in those burnouts........ :)
     
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