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TRDFerguson's Magnetic Gray Faux Pro

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by TRDFerguson, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:58 AM
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  2. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:46 AM
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  3. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:21 PM
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  4. May 1, 2021 at 5:14 AM
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    Looks awesome! How hard was it to seal them back so they don’t leak?
     
  5. May 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    Well… it’s not too bad but I don’t know how mine will hold up long term. I just did about 5 spots of JB Weld plastic bond and then a fat line of black silicone caulk everywhere else. One side seemed to do well but the other shows some moisture when I wash the truck. But I live in AZ so it clears up quick. YMMV in other climates.
     
  6. May 6, 2021 at 11:23 AM
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    I picked up some Icon Expansion Pack leaf springs last week, now just waiting to find some stock shackles and delivery of the Coachbuilder poly bushing kit to get everything installed. I'll be removing the 1" lift shackle at that time.
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    Also finished up the install of my DIY traction control disabler. It's working great so far and I'm looking into building a few for members that might be interested in buying a pre-built kit. Write-up is here: https://www.tundras.com/threads/diy-automatic-traction-control-disabler.88241/
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  7. May 6, 2021 at 3:55 PM
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    Great write up on ATCD! Way to give back to the community!

    nice find on the expansion packs! Like I said in the other thread, you’re more than welcome to my stock shackles when my Fox’s arrive from AccuTune!

    -JS
     
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  8. May 10, 2021 at 5:07 PM
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    Did some work on the leaf packs that I'm swapping in, cleaning them up a little bit and getting the OEM bushings pressed out. Other than forgetting to get the larger ball joint press cups when I rented the main kit, everything went pretty well. Obviously this is a little different than the normal process, but shouldn't differ much from having the springs on the truck.

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    • Master Ball Joint Installer/Remover Adapter Set (AutoZone rental, part #57310)
    • 7/8 socket and ratchet
    • WD40/PB Blaster
    I started by spraying both bushings with WD40. I think these leaf springs were still in pretty good shape, as I don't know that I really needed to do this, but certainly didn't hurt.

    I used the small cup from the main ball joint kit, but I'd recommend using the middle sized one, to start, as the larger cups are too tall to go between the clamp and spring before pushing the bushing out a bit.
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    Once you have the bushing pushed down about an inch, back off the clamp and swap in the longer cup:
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    Since the hard part is breaking the sleeve lose, the rest of the way should be pretty easy.
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    Photos of the rental tools:
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  9. May 10, 2021 at 5:38 PM
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    Nice nice...

    Sub'd to check on your progress. We will have to go out to Four Peaks again.
     
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  10. May 10, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    I’m down sometime soon. I might be able to do this weekend, but I’ve got family flying in and would need to see what plans we already have made for me…
     
  11. May 11, 2021 at 5:19 PM
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    I went out with the family on Saturday for a night run with my lights. The kids fell asleep as we were heading to the Pigeon Trailhead, but woke up when we got there. I missed the sunset...AGAIN.

    If we go out this weekend, we have to be on the trail no later than 4pm. I'm a little slower with my fancy-pants 20" rims and stock suspension.
     
  12. May 11, 2021 at 5:22 PM
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    :rofl: Are you starting to think the sunset thing is just a troll to mess with you? We’ll get you moving to 35’s on 17’s soon enough…
     
  13. May 11, 2021 at 5:32 PM
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    I checked out the Bronze wheels thread (https://www.tundras.com/threads/bronze-wheels-assemble.44109/) and have an idea of what rims I want to get. I just need to justify the cost of getting the rims/tires and a lift...
     
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  14. May 11, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    Man, that looks really good! Very subtle, but very effective and eye pleasing. Tastefully done, I really dig it!
     
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  15. May 11, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    Thanks man! I’m not into the flashy stuff, so subtle was what I was going for. Glad I’m kinda doing it right, haha
     
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  16. May 18, 2021 at 2:55 PM
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    Removed and blacked out the chrome inside the 3rd brake light housing today. I didn’t get any pics of the process, as it was a huge pain in the ass and I was just trying not to break anything on the vehicle. I just taped off the reflector bowls and the black surround, then hit the rest with some Krylon paint and primer made for plastics. It should hold up since nothing should really touch it.
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  17. May 18, 2021 at 3:13 PM
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    @TRDFerguson - what bed floor tie downs did you use? Are they from a Sprinter?
     
  18. May 18, 2021 at 3:18 PM
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    I used these: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MB985GW/

    I think @Jim LE 1301 posted them a while back. They fit well on the bed bolts - I just used a large pipe to support the washer and hit the end of the bolt a few times with a hammer to pop them apart, then sandwiched the tie down between the bolt head and washer.
     
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    Awesome - much appreciated.
     
  20. May 18, 2021 at 4:18 PM
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    Wasn't me Jake, but if you like them and it's a great idea I'll take credit for it.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  21. May 18, 2021 at 4:46 PM
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    Well dangit, I feel like my whole life is a lie now! Lol, I’ll have to see whose post on “what did you do to your 3rd gen today” I got the idea from. Or we’ll just keep saying it was you :cheers:
     
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  22. May 18, 2021 at 4:47 PM
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  23. May 19, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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  25. May 23, 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    Picked up a “new” sub/enclosure combo from @e30cabrio yesterday and got it hooked up and installed today. It’s the JBL system sub replacement that @james@tech12volts used to sell (and I think still might?), but it works awesome in my aftermarket setup. It’s a JBL WS1000 set at 2-ohms in a ported box that fits behind the back seat of my CrewMax. Difference between this and my old sub is night and day. While I had the seats out, I added sound deadening to the back wall.
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  26. May 24, 2021 at 12:32 PM
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    Nice find...I wonder who HELPED you spend that money? :rofl:

    Did you also sound deaden the floorboards or just back of the cab?
     
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  27. May 24, 2021 at 12:40 PM
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    Stop making me buy shit I don't need!!! :rofl: Lol, that's been on my list for a while, so thanks for facilitating that random transaction...

    I did the portion of the floor behind the under-seat foam. Haven't driven the truck enough to know if it really makes a difference, but I had plenty and it certainly didn't hurt anything. Someday I'll pull the carpet and do it all, but that's pretty low on the list. Between the back wall and doors, it should be just fine for what I do.
     
  28. May 24, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    I need to stop reading the threads on this forum. I keep on getting ideas to spend money...:annoyed:
     
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  29. May 24, 2021 at 1:21 PM
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    The struggle is real.
     
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  30. May 24, 2021 at 5:21 PM
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    Picked up some stock shackles to finish my leaf pack swap along with the Coachbuilder poly bushing kit
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    Also got the union and fuel line to do the rear diff breather mod. Hoping to get both knocked out this week.
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