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What have you done to your 1st gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by T-Rex266, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. May 27, 2022 at 8:57 PM
    KK6PD

    KK6PD 1 YR. retired . . . after 42 yrs

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    New Tires, Stereo & Speakers,Uni-Strut Tie Down Continue watching THIS SPACE FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
    WOW, that looks terrific, Color, Parts count, that's important, and the engineering that went into this. Well Done Laddie!

    A question for you, where did you get the tailgate latch with a camera? I want one!
    Then, how did you strain relief & protect the camera/pwr cable where it transitions from the tailgate to the body??
    I'm at this point right now with my truck, I just haven't found what I'm looking for, until now!

    If you have already posted on this , please point me in the right direction!

    Thanks, and as stated, THAT"S A REALLY NICE RIDE!
     
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  2. May 27, 2022 at 9:20 PM
    MrDirtjumper

    MrDirtjumper Ol’ dickhead

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    As @bmf4069 would say, “we love pics”.

    Nice ass truck, my only comment would be is that I see an alignment cam that is upside down.
     
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  3. May 27, 2022 at 9:23 PM
    Fleawalker

    Fleawalker New Member

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    None (yet)
    No plans for Offroading unless I get a hair and decide to drive
    HAs been costLY
    Thank you and Yes agree, I questioned the alignment. Haven't driven it enough yet to confirm
     
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  4. May 27, 2022 at 9:28 PM
    Fleawalker

    Fleawalker New Member

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    Master Tailgaters Replacement for Toyota Tundra (2000-2006) Black Primed Tailgate Handle with Backup Camera : Electronics (amazon.com)
     
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  5. May 27, 2022 at 9:30 PM
    Fleawalker

    Fleawalker New Member

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    None (yet)
    I've noticed all the aftermarket door handles are fragile so Buyer BEWARE
     
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  6. May 27, 2022 at 9:30 PM
    MrDirtjumper

    MrDirtjumper Ol’ dickhead

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    No reason to sound the alarms or anything but I’d definitely take it back and ask for that cam to be flipped when you get a chance. It may be tight and track straight now but it’s just a matter of time. You can even see where it used to, and needs to be, in the pic.

     
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  7. May 27, 2022 at 9:37 PM
    Fleawalker

    Fleawalker New Member

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    I will do that!! Any and all comments are encouraged here. Thank you for your comment
     
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  8. May 27, 2022 at 10:04 PM
    Hi06silver

    Hi06silver Searching for the search function

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    5 inch TC Lift. Icon Ext. travel coilovers- Icon Resi- shocks rear w/Firestrone air-ride 285/75/17 Toyo OC Ext. ATX Chamber wheels Retrofit Projectors Kenwood H/U Natika Back-up camera (coming soon)
    Finally changed my carrier/ center support bearing. It's been sitting for a week or 2.
    The bearing still spun freely but damn was the rubber cracked.
    Had a shimmy in the steering wheel starting around 60 and got worse at higher speeds, accompanied with a "choppy" sound from front tires. Got the front tires rebalanced yesterday and it didn't make a difference.
    I will say that after changing the bearing most of that shimmy is now gone. Still might check into tie-rod inspection and replacement. In near future.
     
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  9. May 27, 2022 at 11:20 PM
    RUSTYNUTS

    RUSTYNUTS Diagnosed: incurable

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    to be continued...
    Okay, ok ok…….. you win. And now I see where the $30k went. Well done.
     
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  10. May 28, 2022 at 4:59 AM
    daveeasa

    daveeasa FBC Harness Solutions

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    I have one too. It’s nice. Good picture quality. Helps a lot.

    I extended power and ground with 18 gauge and stiffed the whole thing into loom (1/2 inch) and wrapped with friction tape. Then installed it alongside my tailgate lock harness which used 2 conductor low voltage cable so I skipped the loom there. I could see possibly replacing it with a custom 6 wire harness down the road but independent works fine for now. Zip tie to frame rail, enter cab under the passenger seat, tap lock signals in then passenger kick panel, feed rca to the head unit for picture and leverage a switched socket power for camera (for now, later on I’ll do an 8 gauge battery tap and high current relay like I did in the Tacoma)

    Prepping the harness ahead of time helped, then it was just snaking it. I routed through the spare tire hole to avoid cutting a new one. Works fine even when lowering the spare which I’m not going to be doing much of since I have a crossmember on order from archive. So bye bye spare under the bed soon.

    I haven’t yet put in a 4 position connector for the camera so I could remove the tailgate. I don’t think I will ever want it removed anyway, working with Christian06 to get an anti theft bracket design for our FGT’s.

    The system does have a quick disconnect but it’s not weatherproof and it’s pretty close to the camera so I left that tucked in tight inside the tailgate. So a swap to a replacement will be pretty easy if needed.

    I might have a photo but not sure. Well worth the effort, as rear visibility down low with a shell and tailgate sucks. Happy to try to explain more or take photos. Routing it through the tailgate drain holes actually was a little tricky, I used a fish lead out of solid 16 gauge.
     
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  11. May 28, 2022 at 5:03 AM
    daveeasa

    daveeasa FBC Harness Solutions

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    I still need to get the tailgate assist installed. And I think I’ll do rear support brackets for the bed even though it’s steel, with the added weight and stress of the shell I think I already have some gaps. I’ll see if the Tacoma ones fit and if not I’ll reach out to Dan to see if he can make some custom ones for us.
     
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  12. May 28, 2022 at 5:32 AM
    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    So are you fluffing your post count, or are you that friend that texts 3 times in a row cause you hit send before you finish your thought? :D
     
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  13. May 28, 2022 at 7:06 AM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    That's a ton of awesomeness! Really great. When you get that alignment cam flipped - maybe spec a bit more caster if after highway driving it feels like it want's to go into other lanes too easy. But, It may be right on for you, so just something to think about. I think I only needed over +3 when I maxed out my coilovers. You can also add new LBJ bolts if you like, or just mark the ones on there with a paint pen to be sure they don't start backing out. Might be a good idea to spray your undercarriage down now.
    https://www.chemicalguys.com/barebo...sMLnxBvZl5rw2LQvddkwIuTRHBqwn7jRoC6UYQAvD_BwE
    or what this kid likes:

    https://youtu.be/NE1_EiZIVHs
     
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  14. May 28, 2022 at 9:48 AM
    TravisJr

    TravisJr New Member

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    Lots o’ mods
    Swapped in a new battery hold down. Thanks Coupe!

    762F6F00-0161-43BC-A435-FF4AF1656E8E.jpg

    9A14CDA4-5EFA-46A1-B539-30C57498E43A.jpg
     
  15. May 28, 2022 at 11:17 AM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    Some simple fab work underway.

    10CEA60C-4640-4752-B05D-288DEBADE84B.jpg
     
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  16. May 28, 2022 at 11:19 AM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    What have you done with the real Erik?!
     
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  17. May 28, 2022 at 11:23 AM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    Well, it’s still something to deal with something no one else will ever do. But, I’m in the rabbit hole. I’ll update later. Yew!
     
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  18. May 28, 2022 at 11:24 AM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Heuuuuuugh
     
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  19. May 28, 2022 at 11:25 AM
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    Solid Snake New Member

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    Went in for a brake check. Pads still had a decent amount of meat on them, but my brake fluid was "pretty dark". So I got the brake fluid flushed.
     
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  20. May 28, 2022 at 11:34 AM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    Fortunately the hole I’m in has an opening and I see daylight. Currently consulting this pile of bolts, lol.

    F02805B8-FBAB-4391-872F-0F9D5205B8C9.jpg
     
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  21. May 28, 2022 at 11:36 AM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Are those all beach bolts? Poor things.
     
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  22. May 28, 2022 at 11:41 AM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    Just tan bolts. Like AZ bolts but with more transfer to your hands.
     
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  23. May 28, 2022 at 11:50 AM
    805Tundra

    805Tundra New Member

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    Man sweet bolt collection
     
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  24. May 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` Jaylon Wennings

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    Huh. I really thought you'd have more nuts than what I'm seeing.
     
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  25. May 28, 2022 at 12:04 PM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Not nuts given!
     
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  26. May 28, 2022 at 12:06 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` Jaylon Wennings

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    Don't get me wrong, the nuts he's got are pretty big.
     
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  27. May 28, 2022 at 12:23 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    That’s the other bins, lol.
     
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  28. May 28, 2022 at 12:29 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    I got this mini-mill back when I was spending a lot of time on knives. Man that thing is useful.

    70180FCA-72B6-4616-8F52-D5535304E1B1.jpg
    E811F58A-EBD1-4989-80B4-6CC231DD620B.jpg
     
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  29. May 28, 2022 at 2:05 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` Jaylon Wennings

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    Like, I meant, given all the tactical lights you have.
     
  30. May 28, 2022 at 3:04 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    Oh, I think I know what you meant. The lights are prolific around here…;)
     

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