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What have you done to your 2.5 gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by T-Rex266, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Jul 17, 2020 at 5:41 PM
    fiveduece

    fiveduece I like to party.

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  2. Jul 17, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    appreciate it! A couple things I forgot to ask is if I am only going with a plus one will I need to put in longer shocks or will the factory ones work? And will just shackles improve the ride/handling with the factory shocks. I don’t off-road and sometimes tow a boat but mainly a daily driver. If i do shocks was thinking something like Toytec boss, 5100’s....maybe go up to 5160’s. I have Toytec Boss Coil overs in the front.


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  3. Jul 17, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    I bought it from Toyota Cool Springs: part 66140-0C030. When it arrived, it was actually branded "Stabilus Lift o Mat", which Im sure you could find on ebay for cheaper, but I knew this ordering from toyota it would fit/work
     
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  4. Jul 17, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    Bakershack Critical of Noncritical Thinkers

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    Where'd you get the color matched mirror caps?
     
  5. Jul 17, 2020 at 8:07 PM
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    Hood Bulge and TRD Pro Grille.

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  6. Jul 17, 2020 at 8:32 PM
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    Thanks for sharing the armrest link! Looks great.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2020 at 10:12 PM
    Highsierraguy

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    Where did you get the plastic insert? Mine was also used and has glue stuck in it that I can't get out.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2020 at 11:22 PM
    SoCalTecHead

    SoCalTecHead New Member

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    Started with a wash at 6 am, installed OEM tailgate lock and then my Diamondback tonneau cover showed up at 3:30 so I had to install it. :)

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  9. Jul 18, 2020 at 2:08 AM
    fiveduece

    fiveduece I like to party.

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    You'll be fine with factory shocks.

    Shackles won't change ride quality. I've read on here people buying different bushings for their shackles and helping ride. I would just grind the factory bushing down so they are smooth and not worry about replacing them. But that statement will really upset some people on here.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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  11. Jul 18, 2020 at 7:16 AM
    Cthulhu

    Cthulhu The White and Black Goat of the Woods

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    I put SDHQ shackles on mine that raises the truck by about 3/4" to get back to more of a factory rake; I have 2.5" spacers up front. I also replaced the bushings with CB ones. I, unlike what others on this forum have reported, really didn't notice a difference in ride, even on joints in the freeway. At first I only needed clearance for bigger tires, and knew I wouldn't get into off-roading situations where I could "taco" the front shocks, so that's why I only went with spacers in the front. Eventually, since I do mild off-roading, I am going to go with a 6110/5160 set-up. However, since you don't off-road, I personally think, from all I've read, that you'll be fine with 5100's. Or Toytecs for that matter.
     
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  12. Jul 18, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    Tested out my new Safe Jack last night.
    Max height with no extension.
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    Lifting up the rear off the axle. Can't use extension as it won't fit under. Max height gives about 3" tire clearance.
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    Lifting front tried to use the U shape at the furthest point forward it would fit on the frame rail (good fit btw). Would not lift the wheel off the ground (also can not use the extension in that placement). Used the flat pad on the crossmember and gave just over 2" clearance.
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    In it's new home, still kept the stock jack in it's spot against the rear cab wall (how jealous are you crewmax folk on all the storage? :rofl:).
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  13. Jul 18, 2020 at 8:49 AM
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    Appreciate the input, thank you! So if I decide to go shackles first will the factory shocks accommodate that ~1” lift? I’ve seen some information saying that you need longer shocks but that may have been on bigger lifts.

    The posts I have seen that have noticed improved ride quality was due to the shackles being able to articulate with the new bushings which would make sense.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2020 at 9:36 AM
    Lowgybear

    Lowgybear It takes an iron will

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    Nice! So you put lighting in your esp storage? Do you have photos? How did it go?
     
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  15. Jul 18, 2020 at 9:38 AM
    Moon Puppy

    Moon Puppy I'm not new!

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    Using a coaster for his PBR. :drunk:
     
  16. Jul 18, 2020 at 9:38 AM
    Lowgybear

    Lowgybear It takes an iron will

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    No problem! I figured others would want to look into it
     
  17. Jul 18, 2020 at 9:48 AM
    Lowgybear

    Lowgybear It takes an iron will

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    I’ll be honest it is not easy to find, mostly because Toyota does not sell it by itself. I saw a few at the forum marketplace but they had already been sold.

    I got smart about it and I started looking on the forum for people that might’ve replaced theirs with the wireless charger replacement. I started asking around on here and sure enough ended up finding one and buying it off of them.

    probably your best bet I’d say
     
  18. Jul 18, 2020 at 10:14 AM
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  19. Jul 18, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    We paid off our 2018 Odyssey and I ordered the tailgate lock and TRD shift knob. Should have a few more bucks to play around with having only one car payment.
     
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  20. Jul 18, 2020 at 10:55 AM
    TNTundra16

    TNTundra16 YOU BIG DUMMY!

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    Epic transformation sir! Love the Cavalry Blue :thumbsup:
     
  21. Jul 18, 2020 at 11:06 AM
    TNTundra16

    TNTundra16 YOU BIG DUMMY!

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    I picked up a used set of halogen trd pro headlights from @jmevis (great guy) and ordered a black emblem kit and trd pro grille :bananadance:
     
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  22. Jul 18, 2020 at 11:36 AM
    ElNopal

    ElNopal Stay classy and be well

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    Yeah, I didn’t get all of neat and tidy yet but here are some early pics.

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  23. Jul 18, 2020 at 12:18 PM
    Cthulhu

    Cthulhu The White and Black Goat of the Woods

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    I retained the factory shocks with the SDHQ shackles, and it has been fine. Your comment on articulation makes sense. Most people that put on CB shackles and bushings are going for a lift greater that 1” from what I’ve read.
     
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  24. Jul 18, 2020 at 12:48 PM
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    Very cool! But, not jealous enough to give up that back window that goes all the way down.
     
  25. Jul 18, 2020 at 12:55 PM
    Lowgybear

    Lowgybear It takes an iron will

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    Very cool, even for being early pics. Are you following some kind of instructions to do it or do you just know how to do this stuff?

    Id like to get my storage lit at some point
     
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  26. Jul 18, 2020 at 1:03 PM
    Cthulhu

    Cthulhu The White and Black Goat of the Woods

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    It’s been 2 years since I bought my truck, and life and COVID have gotten in the way, but I FINALLY was able to take it off-road today. Man it was a TREMENDOUS BLAST!! The Francis Marion National Forest outside of Charleston, SC is loaded with trails. Most are easy to moderate, but several are VERY deceptive. For all you locals, Ackerman B road in the FM Forest has a section that is NOT for the faint of heart, especially if you’re running stock or don’t have at least 6” of lift, maybe even more. I had been driving along for a couple of hours, hitting some awesome puddles and some light technical spots, when I came up on Ackerman B. There were ROAD CLOSED signs on both ends of the road, but they were pushed aside. So I said F it :D. Going along it was riddled with puddles, but manageable. Deep ditches on both sides, so no turning back unless you reverse all the way out. I come up on a section with several larger diameter puddles back to back, and you HAVE to go through them. Because everything had been very manageable before this, I just slowly crept forward. When i get into the first one, it almost swallowed the truck :eek2:. I powered through it after seeing the forward exit angle wasn’t too bad, and came up and out. But when I started entering the next puddle while still not completely out of the first, BOOM, it sounds like a shotgun went off in my cab! :confused:. I am now stuck. I start rockin’ it back and forth, and it finally breaks free. I get out to see WTF. I had indeed bottomed out, and the rear of my passenger side running board was bent up into the lower corner of my cab! Lower cab corner has a small dent, a chip off the LineX on my running board, and all the running board brackets are bent to hell. Got my tape measure out, and them mofo’ing puddles were almost 2 feet deep! I wish I would have taken pics but I was too pissed off :mad:. Got home and took the running boards off, put the brackets to my bench vice and started hammering, and now all good. The cab dent isn’t bad at all...I’ll wear it as a badge of honor, or badge of dumbass, take your pick :rofl:. Did a thorough exam of the underbelly of the beast, no other damage, PTL!!
    :amen:

    Lessons learned for my future off-roading adventures:

    1) Don’t take for granted that just because a puddle might look easy, it could be the maw of doom! Might want to measure puddle depth if it runs the entire width of the trail and you have to go through it, ya big dummy!!
    2) Time to start saving up for sliders! :spending:
    3) I’m letting too much of life get in the way from awesome fun times in the woods! :mudding:



    All fixed :thumbsup:

     
  27. Jul 18, 2020 at 1:09 PM
    GODZILLA

    GODZILLA Hail to the King, Baby.

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    Awesome story! Glad you had fun and didn't need a rescue. This is the kind of stuff that I see that made me opt in for a rear diff breather kit. I wanna be able to get through it if needed like you did.
     
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  28. Jul 18, 2020 at 1:16 PM
    Cthulhu

    Cthulhu The White and Black Goat of the Woods

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    Yep SO GLAD I did the diff mod, I was stuck there for probably a whole minute, I was terrified I was going to start taking on water!!

    :eek:
     
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  29. Jul 18, 2020 at 1:18 PM
    GODZILLA

    GODZILLA Hail to the King, Baby.

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    Yeah, without the breather relo....... Pretty sure you'd be playing Taps for that rear end.
     
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  30. Jul 18, 2020 at 1:22 PM
    mghtyducks93

    mghtyducks93 Bubble Head

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    Swapped out my Plasti-Dipped chrome grill with a color-matched Pro grill. Also made use of a recently broken hockey stick for a new shift knob.

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