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What else can be cheaply modded?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Travis, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Feb 13, 2016 at 10:23 AM
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    Blacked out badges and bumpers, 3/1 leveling kit, 5" oval nerf bars, carbon fiber tailgate inserts, LED interior lights, 33' tires, rockstar II wheels, tinted windows, rain guards over windows
    I've blacked out my badges and bumpers, put on a 3/1 leveling kit, led interior lights, carbon fiber tailgate inserts, 5" oval nerf bars, placed some blacked out american flags on the sides of the bed, and just spent $2,300 on new wheels and tires. Feel like there is probably so much more I can do but I can't figure out what else to play with. Any ideas?
     
  2. Feb 13, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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    Just a few, more to come
    upgrade your fogs with some from Rigid Industries. Major improvement!
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2016 at 10:34 AM
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    Blacked out badges and bumpers, 3/1 leveling kit, 5" oval nerf bars, carbon fiber tailgate inserts, LED interior lights, 33' tires, rockstar II wheels, tinted windows, rain guards over windows
    I feel like I might have fucked up though. I just ordered the new wheels and tires but I stayed with an 18" rim. Should I have gone up to a 20?
     
  4. Feb 13, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    Relentless Tundra newb Vendor

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    Theres really no reason to upgrade to a 20 over an 18.
    20's: More expensive wheels, and tires. Lower sidewall profile=stiffer ride, more susceptible to wheel damage. Plus the 18's just look more balanced wheel vs tire to me. Of course each person may have a different visual preference
     
  5. Feb 13, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    Blacked out badges and bumpers, 3/1 leveling kit, 5" oval nerf bars, carbon fiber tailgate inserts, LED interior lights, 33' tires, rockstar II wheels, tinted windows, rain guards over windows
    Good to know. Was just hoping i wouldn't still have a ton of space in the wheel wells after all is said and done. Just ordered everything yesterday
     
  6. Feb 13, 2016 at 11:48 AM
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    So so so many more mods

    TRDPro grill
    Anytime fogs
    Aux lights etc

    More ideas here
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2016 at 11:52 AM
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    Blacked out badges and bumpers, 3/1 leveling kit, 5" oval nerf bars, carbon fiber tailgate inserts, LED interior lights, 33' tires, rockstar II wheels, tinted windows, rain guards over windows
    Holy shit batman. Thanks
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2016 at 12:41 PM
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    Performance exhaust can be fun to have, especially if you like your truck to sound like a bada$$. If it looks the part, it should sound the part, IMO
     
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  9. Feb 13, 2016 at 2:36 PM
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    - Bull Bar, - HID Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards, - Headlight leveling retrofit - P1 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall. - 3/1 leveling kit - 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 (soon) - Remote Tailgate mod (soon) - LED Headlights (soon) - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit
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    - LED backup lights
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    The list is endless
     
  10. Feb 13, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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    Kings all the way around
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    All super cheap for Bill Gates
     
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  11. Feb 13, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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    Hahaha
     
  12. Feb 13, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    In all seriousness, have @Relentless hook you up with a single row 30" LED light bar. It's not very expensive and the difference is ridiculous.

     
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  13. Feb 13, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    Blacked out badges and bumpers, 3/1 leveling kit, 5" oval nerf bars, carbon fiber tailgate inserts, LED interior lights, 33' tires, rockstar II wheels, tinted windows, rain guards over windows
    That looks really good
     
  14. Feb 13, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    Biotch.

    Love my 30" Baja stealth

    image.jpg
     
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  15. Feb 13, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    Metric shit ton of parts
    You are just jealous mine is more incognito
     
  16. Feb 13, 2016 at 5:15 PM
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    What price was he able to get you?
     
  17. Feb 13, 2016 at 5:29 PM
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    I got my rampage LED lights on his group buy, so it's not a true comparison. Shoot @Relentless a PM or call him at the shop and let him know you are a Tundras.com member and he will take care of you.
     
  18. Feb 13, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    A lot of good points about 18" vs 20". My Tundra came with 20's and I like the look more than I thought I would. I don't think I'll be going back to 18".


     
  19. Feb 13, 2016 at 7:49 PM
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    Also, if you 4 wheel a lot, the old school way of thinking was and still is (depending on rotor/caliper size of course) tire height ideally should be twice the diameter of your rims. If you run with 17"/18" rims for example, a 35" tire setup would be nice/ideal but not easy to do without some mods. It all depends on what you "really" need and budget.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2016 at 7:55 PM
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    Blacked out badges and bumpers, 3/1 leveling kit, 5" oval nerf bars, carbon fiber tailgate inserts, LED interior lights, 33' tires, rockstar II wheels, tinted windows, rain guards over windows
    I went ahead with 33" tires on 18" wheels. Wifey gave me a $2,500 budget lol so I was able to come in just under that with what I ordered. It should all be in to the shop next week so we'll see how it turns out
     
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  21. Feb 13, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    You married well. heh heh. You will have plenty of room with the 33s. Plenty of meat on the tires too. It's hard to do the rim/tire height X2 thing exactly. Times have changed. Any mods to truely fit 35" tires will not be cheap.

    (You do realize your wife is expecting a similar "budget" in return. Just saying...) :evil:
     
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  22. Feb 13, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    ...does she have a sister?
     
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  23. Feb 13, 2016 at 8:22 PM
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    Hahahaha she got her new 2015 Hyundai Sonata limited, i'd say we're even. Sister is all married up too, sorry bud :/
     
  24. Feb 14, 2016 at 3:09 AM
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    Window tint! Cheap and it really changes the look of the truck.

    18s or 20s is really personally preference. There is slight functional advantage for 18s, but the difference is small. I personally prefer the look of more rubber (off-roadish look). That the wheel and tire price is a lot lower is an added bonus. (For the same overall diameter, 18s have a lot more rubber, but are substantially cheaper. I don't get it, but that's the way it is)
    Snow Day.jpg
     
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  25. Feb 14, 2016 at 9:44 PM
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    Sean posted the best link to spending all your money. We might need to split that thread up to show which are cheap mods. Maybe cutoff of $100.
     
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  26. Feb 14, 2016 at 9:45 PM
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    I agree with tint but would put that in the $350 range.
     
  27. Feb 14, 2016 at 9:58 PM
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    Who are you paying $350 for window tint to? That's insanely high.
     
  28. Feb 14, 2016 at 10:07 PM
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    It was on the wife's jeep. Heat reducing tint. 7 Windows. Guess the tundra would be cheaper as its only 5 Windows.
     
  29. Feb 15, 2016 at 1:31 AM
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    In PA, it's illegal to put any tint on the front window. The rear window and the two rear side windows came already tinted (around 20 %, I believe). So that left me only two windows to tint. I paid around $70 for the two front windows. Got any picture of the said Jeep (must looks sweet).
     
  30. Feb 15, 2016 at 5:46 AM
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    No tint on the front windows. Lame. I'll post the jeep pic in my build one of these days. Haven't got any recent pics with the pink vinyl yet.
     
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