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TruckyTruck's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by TruckyTruck, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Jul 25, 2016 at 1:29 PM
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    yes, just blanks. I have been calculating manually. I might put one of those bluetooth OBD II reader though. They give you the MPG too.
     
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  2. Jul 25, 2016 at 11:06 PM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    The previous owner of my truck said he just added the buttons and it worked. 2012 RW
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2016 at 12:59 PM
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    Still driving the speed limit. My avg mpg is at 14.8 now. I'm guessing it will climb to 15. Not bad for these trucks
     
  4. Dec 26, 2017 at 2:48 PM
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    Couldn't stand feathering the pedal anymore. I'm back down to 13 on average. :oops:
     
  5. Dec 26, 2017 at 2:49 PM
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    Looks like I'll be visiting Dustin from DAP Tuning tomorrow. :burnrubber:
     
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  6. Dec 27, 2017 at 4:37 PM
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    DAP was closed for the week, but Dustin, the owner, let me come to his home and loaded the programming there. Pretty nice guy. Most of us are just happy to own one tundra. He owns 2! I can definitely tell the torque management is gone, shifts faster and the gear hunting has stopped. I pretty much took it easy on the ride home though and plan to test it thoroughly tomorrow.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2018 at 10:56 PM
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    Added new rotors to my build. Not a lot going on with my truck these days. I got 112k miles out of my original brakes and rotors. I'm pretty impressed with Toyotas brake pads, so I bought a new set from them and some slotted, cryogenically frozen frozen rotors from frozenrotors.com. I may just be a sucker here, but supposedly they will last 3 times as long as non treated. I'll be happy if I can get another hundred thousand miles out of them.
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  8. Aug 16, 2018 at 9:54 AM
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    As secure as I could make it, I came up with this. I guess it's a one of a kind. I couldn't find anything like it on the web. It's going to be a permanent fixture since I use my trailer for hauling anything large. The nuts are welded to the bolts underneath the truck bed.
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  9. Aug 16, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Very nice Trucky. Hope all is well, been off the radar there. Still burning rod:welder:
     
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  10. Aug 16, 2018 at 9:42 PM
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    Thanks, Ron. Yep, still at it. But not as much for the railroad. I've been running a mini ex for a while now. Kind of spoiled with it.
     
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  11. Jul 13, 2019 at 9:44 PM
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    After seeing @LEKS professional setup with his battery, breakers and fuse box, I had to use the idea. I've got some lighting work that needs to be done and started down the rabbit hole. I'm a complete amateur with electrical work, but pretty interested in it and still not 100% certain on how to complete the big three upgrade, but that will be next. Anyone with advice, please don't hesitate to give it.

    I tried my best not to make this look like ass. But I used half inch hdpe seaboard for the base, bought gp and blue sea products. My router rounded the edges of the hdpe.

    After it was all delivered, I started thinking I may have gone overboard with the fuse board. It has 12 spots and Im not sure if I'll ever use all of them. I just thought if I used 6 and needed one more, I wouldn't be happy. Oh well, it's in there.

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  12. Jul 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    Looking good. Big 3 consists of upgrading the alternator and ground wires. Biggest pain was removing the factory wiring harness and putting it back in after replacing with 2/0. I know guys just leave the factory stuff alone and run new wires alongside it, I’m ocd so had to go the extra mile lol. If you have any questions just hit me up
     
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  13. Jul 30, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    Thank you, I appreciate that!
     
  14. Aug 7, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    My antenna rubber ornament was cracking and falling apart. I bought this one from Amazon. Super easy fix. Sorry for the bad pic.
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  15. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:04 AM
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    This thread is awesome! Just finished reading the whole thing and now I've got a list for my 2013.
     
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  16. Aug 21, 2019 at 9:27 PM
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    The next few pics show my trd tailpipes. 5-6 years ago I had them ceramic coated black. Guess that's about how long it lasts. I'm thinking about changing up my exhaust a bit. So I might just take them off, re finish them and put them up for sale.
     
  17. Aug 21, 2019 at 9:41 PM
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    This might make you think I know what I'm doing... Part of that is true. I can turn a wrench. But this is only one corner of my truck! And it's all I got done today. :rolleyes: I guess being out in the 100 degree weather here brought me to a turtle pace. Anyway, I'll finish the other side tomorrow. Then maybe I'll start on the front coilovers after that.

    What I've replaced is the factory leaf pack with an Alcan spring pack, my +3 coachbuilder shackles with a set of +1's and of course one factory shock with an Elka adjustable shock.

    I had the springs built for 500 pounds extra weight over stock and a 1 inch lift. Replacing the shackles with +1s will give .625 inches of lift. All in all I'll have, on paper, 1.625 inches of rear lift. The rear shocks from Elka were the only reservoir and adjustable clicker style that would work with up to a 2 inch rear lift. The pictures really don't do them justice. Aluminum bodies along with about the best setup for mounting reservoirs I've seen, really made me feel like I got my money's worth. The shock had a wet look because I just coated them with this T9 stuff.
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    Thanks again for your help, David. @Coachbuilder1
     
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  18. Sep 4, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    Looks like the Elka's are playing peek-a-boo :eek:

    https://youtu.be/u4OeADRd5Ig

    I had a pretty good time today and got some nice results with the OV tune! It's to bad the Tundra doesn't come this way from the factory.

    This is the link to the quote below.
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/ovt...development-thread.44977/page-29#post-1367859

     
  19. Sep 4, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    Let's see, I bought another set of u bolts, because I decided I needed to order a set of superbumps. I bought a front set to. Next up I'll install those and Elka coilovers. One thing I did decide to do is replace the upper control arm bearings. The light racing ucas originally came with a ball joint that you couldn't grease. The upgraded ones have zerk fittings. I plan on keeping the truck indefinitely, so I figured now would be a good time to swap these.
     
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  20. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    Finished installing the front coilovers, front bump stops, uca ball joints and rear bump stops. As everything is settling, so far I'm a half inch lower on the driver's side. I will probably drive it a couple of days before I decide to adjust anything. Maybe it will settle even. I haven't yet tried to adjust the firmness of the shocks, but just like they came, its such a change. I wish I had just spent the money 6 years ago. Instead of pacifying myself with the fat Bob's. They weren't bad, but here are some pics of what I found. Not to mention both shocks were blown. I guess for what I paid, getting 100k miles out of them wasn't to bad.

    Both sides were smashed and rubber was cracking out of the sides. I could tell something didn't feel right.

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    But on to bigger better things. I like the newer version of the spc ball joints. They can be greased.

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    I did have to use a flap disk and remove a little metal for the lower mount.

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    And of course, I sprayed the living daylights out of it all with T-9. @jberry813 recommendation. Well, really all of it was his recommendation. Thanks!

    Except for the bump stops... Thanks, @TheBeast

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  21. Sep 20, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Finally got my coilovers adjusted and the truck aligned. I bought SPC spring compressors and was able to adjust these easily while they were on the truck. I put them in place, used a jack on the lower control arm, tightened the compressors and slowly lowered the jack. The rings turned pretty easily.
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