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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. Mar 11, 2022 at 3:29 PM
    Beer Man

    Beer Man @cement.tundra

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    They popped up on my IG recently, I checked them out. Does it live up to their claims?
     
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  2. Mar 11, 2022 at 3:30 PM
    biebs96

    biebs96 my other truck is a big brown truck

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    Yes. As long you take the time and do the prep stage very well.

    Mine is a daily driver, and I get about 3-4 months before I notice it in need of a touch up.

    My wife’s car is not daily driver and I do not notice a diminishing shine until somewhere around the 11-12 month mark.
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2022 at 3:32 PM
    biebs96

    biebs96 my other truck is a big brown truck

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    Yes. Even after mud, rain and most recently salt brine. All wash off with soap and water and once the tire dries, it’s shine reappears.
     
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  4. Mar 11, 2022 at 3:36 PM
    WawaLunar

    WawaLunar New Member

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    That shifter is awesome!
     
  5. Mar 11, 2022 at 4:00 PM
    RegGex

    RegGex I noticed you copied my beard

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    Where did you get that shifter?.. :eek2:
     
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  6. Mar 11, 2022 at 4:00 PM
    GWill

    GWill gods gift to the internet

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    Don’t know what you’re talking about
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    He 3d printed it. he has a writeup on it
     
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  7. Mar 11, 2022 at 4:54 PM
    Kalash1794

    Kalash1794 New Member

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    Motegi mr149 17” DD ditch lights Tyger blade Borla cat back OEM led headlights Excelon reference
    Got my pro led headlights installed, seemed damn easy with ihacker harness
    8E77945D-17BA-4168-A105-BC82C23C8435.jpg
     
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  8. Mar 11, 2022 at 5:14 PM
    gwitzenburgobx

    gwitzenburgobx New Member

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    so this happened today.....
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  9. Mar 11, 2022 at 7:56 PM
    DE_Tundra

    DE_Tundra New Member

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    none yet
    IMG_7336.HEIC.jpg IMG_7367.HEIC.jpg busy few weeks, installed a stealth light bar, got new shoes and a little growth spurt. Super stoked with how everything has turned out and how she's sitting now!
     
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  10. Mar 11, 2022 at 10:03 PM
    TrashcanBand

    TrashcanBand New Member

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    Everything was fine until I moved out here. :D

    Had to go back and forth for a while. And work commute went from 6 miles to 36 miles. I mean, we buy these trucks for longevity don’t we?
     
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  11. Mar 11, 2022 at 10:37 PM
    TampaRD Pro

    TampaRD Pro Cunning Linguist

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    Lots.
    So, yesterday my truck hit 10,000 miles after owning it for almost 27 months. I work out of the country most of the year and it's not my only vehicle, hence the low mileage. It's been 5,000 miles since the dealer performed the first oil change and it's time for me to get it set up correctly for me to do it from now on. I want to make it as clean and simple as possible so that I can perform the changes without dropping the TRD front skid plate. With that in mind I made the following changes to the truck.

    1. Dropped the TRD front skid plate to allow unfettered access to the oil filter and oil drain plug. While I had it off I pressure washed it to satisfy my Tundra induced OCD.

    2. Drained the oil from the oil pan and installed a Fumoto F133S Valve. This is the newer model of the Fumoto valve that will fit the Tundra and will allow me to cleanly drain the oil, with the use of a plastic hose, without dropping the front skid plate.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CMLV964?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

    3. Purchased and used a Motivx Oil Filter Wrench to remove the oil filter cap. Also, purchased a oil filter drain tool and hose to allow clean draining of the oil filter through the TRD skid plate access door. Got the Motivx Engine Oil Funnel for Tundra as well. Note: I would have bought the complete Motivx kit for the Tundra but they were out of stock so I ended up purchasing the parts separately since it was time to change the oil and I didn't want to wait around for it.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XTAGHU0?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LMVJBMJ?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016FVJUX0?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

    4. Replaced the bs OEM plastic Oil Filter Cap Assembly with the correct fitting Toyota aluminum version. There is lots of instruction online here and on YouTube on how to do this properly, but mainly you have to switch the center part of the oil filter cap on the aluminum version with the longer one in the original plastic model. Very simple to do and the end result is an aluminum cap that you don't have to worry about cross threading or cracking over time.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BHP68A?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

    5. Purchased a half case of 5 OEM Oil Filter Kits.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007OW6LSC?ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

    6. Changed the oil with Mobil 1 Extended Performance Full Synthetic 0W-20. (Purchased at the local Wally World for $27 each.)

    7. While I had the skid plate off I finally got around to installing the TRD Front Sway Bar that's been sitting in my garage for quite a while. Easy-peasy install, took about 20 minutes by myself once I had the skid plate off.

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  12. Mar 12, 2022 at 1:10 AM
    k3k0a808

    k3k0a808 New Member

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    Chrome and wood gone from the interior, ajt pieces installed... debating on wrapping or painting the silver pieces on the door and the radio surround.. painted bumper caps, just waiting for grill to come in. 5DBC9126-C38D-44D3-914C-5DCAB18AA4E3.jpg 50F58CEC-3327-4520-853C-740DE5D3DC37_1_201_a.jpg
     
  13. Mar 12, 2022 at 2:41 AM
    D3VA

    D3VA New Member

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    So you coasted downhill out of the gas station for 12 miles or so? :)
     
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  14. Mar 12, 2022 at 5:08 AM
    PaulROahu

    PaulROahu New Member

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    Do it! I did and love the look

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  15. Mar 12, 2022 at 5:21 AM
    YotaTruckLtd

    YotaTruckLtd Secret Squirrel

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    What did you use to change the look of the wood portion of your interior? I'm looking to change the look of the same parts in mine but can't decide to wrap, paint or buy some covers.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2022 at 6:56 AM
    Jbehredt

    Jbehredt Burgeoning member

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    Nice setup. Don’t google klick wrench unless you’ve got a few bucks burning a hole in your wallet.
     
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  17. Mar 12, 2022 at 6:59 AM
    PNW_Husky

    PNW_Husky New Member

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    Ok. That’s genius. I might have to order one of those.
     
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  18. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:05 AM
    nmjameswilson

    nmjameswilson New Member

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    I have issues with bed bounce in some instances on my 2021. Is the sway bar a fix for that? Thanks
     
  19. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:08 AM
    nmjameswilson

    nmjameswilson New Member

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    I have had my 2021 Limited DC Nightshade 10 months and just went over 25,000. I storm chase in the spring all over so I fear I will at least double that in the next year.

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  20. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:10 AM
    Terndrerrr

    Terndrerrr 936000 miles to go

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    17 months and 24.6k miles here. There are a few of us on here racking up the miles on ‘21s.
     
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  21. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:15 AM
    TFTundra

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    Yep, my battery crapped out at exactly two years too. Went ahead and got the free replacement from Toyota. Your upgrade is probably a better idea, though..
     
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  22. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:31 AM
    frichco228

    frichco228 Valued Member

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    I hear bed bounce is worse on the DC vs crew. RSW is a huge improvement in cornering so you don't feel like you are rolling out of the seat. I am not sure if it would help with bed bounce. Do believe firmer shocks help with that. If you have the black shocks, those are pretty soft and may be related. These may help
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/so-...-bed-bounce-embarrassing-highway-ride.100699/
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/bed-bounce-fix.21924/
     
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  23. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:34 AM
    1794TX

    1794TX Should be taken in small doses

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    Not throwing shade on the idea at all - - I'm a tool hoarder, and not at all in recovery...

    Would it not be better to spend the extra $10 and have a torque wrench with the same or better quality, that you could use for other applications as well?
    Kobalt 1/4-in Drive Click Torque Wrench in the Torque Wrenches department at Lowes.com
    Or you could go USA made and buy-once-cry-once:
    3/8-Inch Torque Wrench Square Drive 14-Inch Length - 57000 | Klein Tools - For Professionals since 1857
    ...and you'd still need to spend $25 on the filter wrench, if you don't already have one:
    Amazon.com: Motivx Tools Oil Filter Wrench for Toyota Camry, Tundra, Tacoma, 4Runner, RAV4 and More - 64mm 14 Flute Precision CNC Machined Aluminum Oil Filter Removal Tool : Automotive

    Filter housing torque: 25Nm (18.5 lb ft) - the application for which KlickWrench will work
    Filter plug torque: 12.5Nm (9.2 lb ft) - KlickWrench will not work for this, and you'll be doing it at the same time

    However; admittedly, you'll still need another torque wrench for the drain plug: Drain plug torque: 40.67Nm (30 lb ft); but then you'll have that for when you re-torque your RSB, change diff fluid, or some other fun project.
    Kobalt 3/8-in Drive Click Torque Wrench (20-ft lb to 100-ft lb) in the Torque Wrenches department at Lowes.com
    Or, you know...
    1/2-Inch Torque Wrench Ratchet Square Drive - 57010 | Klein Tools - For Professionals since 1857

    ...and now that I've suggested you spend more than 10x the cost of KlickWrench, you see how serious my problem is.:)
     
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  24. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:41 AM
    TampaRD Pro

    TampaRD Pro Cunning Linguist

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    Lots.
    Nice… I hadn’t seen those before. I think I’ll be ok with the Motivx for now as it worked extremely well and not to worried about over tightening with the aluminum oil filter cap. Used my Craftsman torque wrench on both the Motivx and oil drain plug no problem.
     
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  25. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:55 AM
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    Jcmf52 New Member

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    Shorty antenna Trifold hard top tonneau cover Center console safe Center console tray Rhino liner TRD air filter TRD rear sway bar TRD front sway bar Center console wireless charger kit Remote start Black 4x4 emblem swap
    So went to Houston for a wedding, got my cats stolen, and spent over half a day getting that resolved….
     
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  26. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:57 AM
    1UP

    1UP Truck Gang

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    That sucks. Sorry to hear it. Getting a full skid to solve future attempts?
     
  27. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:57 AM
    1794TX

    1794TX Should be taken in small doses

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  28. Mar 12, 2022 at 8:29 AM
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    jhardy1979 New Member

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    So you were able to get new cats that day?
     
  29. Mar 12, 2022 at 8:56 AM
    k3k0a808

    k3k0a808 New Member

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    Nice! Ok yeah I’m sold
     
  30. Mar 12, 2022 at 8:59 AM
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    k3k0a808 New Member

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    i wrapped it with matte black, but I did it with some eBay brand vinyl I had from before, looked good when I first did it but now the corners are starting to shrink/rip. Ordered some 3m vinyl
     
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