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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. May 25, 2023 at 4:07 PM
    Tundra234

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    Alot of them
    I was just looking at those on Discounts site. What size and how do you like them?
     
  2. May 25, 2023 at 6:35 PM
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    Installed a dual battery isolator, ran a positive wire above the frame to the bed, put an old 80 Ah battery to test. Will see if it can run my shiny new ARB Element fridge through the night.

    This fridge is huge! A lot of cold beer in the woods, a lot! :) I wish it was a dual zone fridge/freezer, so I could have a frozen meat and vegetables/beverages at the same time, but this one was the only IP67 fridge ARB makes. I think I can build an insulated box for veggies and run ARB as a freezer.

    Also will need a deep cycle marine battery.

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  3. May 25, 2023 at 6:37 PM
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    Buy a can or two of Noxudol 700, it comes with an inner channel attachment that will let you spray the boxed part of the frame from within. 700 will creep everywhere, in every rust spot, and it will drive the water away from metal.
     
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  4. May 25, 2023 at 7:10 PM
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    Thanks for the tip, seems like good stuff - I researched it a bit and it looks like Toyota themselves issues a repair protocol using it https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2009/RCRIT-09V444-6633.pdf


    Also- do you think I should spray POR15 inside before it?
     
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  5. May 26, 2023 at 5:02 AM
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    Big NO! 700 and that's it. 700 is very agile and can travel a few inches in any direction, even upwards.

    I used Noxudol 1600UM on the outer part of the frame, it holds up pretty well after 3 New England winters and a few dozens of offroad trips. Applied with www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TZEIBM, it lays nice thick droplets. Used U-Pol Raptor gun on wife's Sequoia, likes it less (deposits a thinner layer).
     
  6. May 26, 2023 at 6:22 AM
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    @vtl how much air do you need to run that sprayer?
     
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  7. May 26, 2023 at 6:33 AM
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    Literally had not heard of this now. Wish i had it. You were smart to use that. I need to take off my skids to service my transfer case and its the absolute biggest pain trying to pull these skids off. Tore up my hands pretty good when i first put them on.

    If you offroad a decent amount you may need to retorque the bolts every so often as otherwise they pop a lot. At least for me they do, especially the side brackets on the Talon skids. I may try some blue loctite.
     
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  8. May 26, 2023 at 6:35 AM
    Nbab23

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    Stillen CAI, DD 8” exhaust, Toytec Aluma coilovers, Icon leaf springs, SCS SR8 18x9 wheels, Cooper Rugged Trek 275/70/18 A/T Tires, Ecoological bumper shellz and grill surround, AJT interior black out kit, AJT shift knob. TRD pro style grill, VLED aqua blue footwell lights, MESO custom dome and map LED lights, swing case, Rough country bed mat, TRD pro headlights and fog lights, Morimoto XB tail lights and 3rd brake light.
    I'm in the same boat, I fear my 30K mile maintenance because of this...
     
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  9. May 26, 2023 at 6:44 AM
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    Hahaha, same. Still got ~6000 miles to dread/think about it though.

    Edit: really considering just doing all fluids at 30k so I only have to take them off once.
     
  10. May 26, 2023 at 7:00 AM
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    Yeah I have no shame saying i'm overdue and its mainly because of how time consuming taking the skid plates will be lol. I'm at 160k and just going to take care of a slew of maintenance items including front and rear diff, brake fluid, pads, rotors all at the same time and just set aside a day for it all.
     
  11. May 26, 2023 at 7:07 AM
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    Terndrerrr 935000 miles to go

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    It’s really not that bad. Hard to fit my arms above the crossmember to tighten those nuts, but other than that, it’s just an extra 20 minutes on either end of the job. Pressure wash the skids while you’re at it.
     
  12. May 26, 2023 at 7:12 AM
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    My arms were torn up after the initial install of the plates, plus I always get my truck undercoated with fluid film so between the tightness and the oil everywhere it’s not something I look forward to. But I will say the fluid film is certainly doing its job. 4 years in the northeast and not a spec of rust on the underside

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  13. May 26, 2023 at 7:41 AM
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    My fat arms don't even come close to fitting. I came up with the wrench on stick but I will be making my own nut plate the next time I need to take the plates off.

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  14. May 26, 2023 at 7:42 AM
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    So do you advise the use of POR 15 on external areas of the underbody? Or just spray it with the nuxodol after I reform withe the rust kutter? I’ve already done the whole thing with rust kutter at this point. No top coat of paint at all?
     
  15. May 26, 2023 at 7:49 AM
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    RCI made a retro-fit bar with nut clips that sits on top of the cross member so you can bolt from the bottom with the engine and trans skids in place, without having to jam your arms up there (if they even fit; mine, like yours, doesn’t :mad:). It’d be neat if RCI offered it standalone; it currently comes with the RCI cat shield kit.

     
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  16. May 26, 2023 at 9:38 AM
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    My compressor is biggish: 20 gal 5 CFM@90 PSI, but I think a smaller one can do it as well.
     
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  17. May 26, 2023 at 9:42 AM
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    1600UM is tar-like (but it is not tar). It has fiber reinforcement and is loaded with rust inhibitors. It also heals itself when pinched. It dries up somewhat in a month, but remains tarrish for a long time. Doubles as sounds deadening.

    I love this stuff, it's perfect for salty winters and offroad.
     
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  18. May 26, 2023 at 10:03 AM
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    Genius! I may have to use that idea next time around
     
  19. May 26, 2023 at 10:13 AM
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    LOVE the homebrewed ingenuity, redneck engineering, whatever you want to call it...awesome! :thumbsup:

    The stool is yet another example...fantastic!! :hattip:

     
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    Those MTs look really good on your rig. What size did you end up with????
     
  21. May 26, 2023 at 11:29 AM
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    Officially out of warranty on my ‘14, year and mileage wise.

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    Still have mine as a backup since my mechanics shop was able to tighten the carraige bolts while I had it there for new shocks and shackles. I had the plates all in place but no way could I tighten them fully. Shop said it was easy when up in the air. Sucks lying on your back in garage lol ..but hey still have my cats now :)
     
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  23. May 26, 2023 at 12:00 PM
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    Many laps around the garage on that seat... I made it YEARS ago. Now you can buy them all day off Amazon.
     
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    Installed the driver side grab handle. I got fed up dealing with trying to find a scrap one on FB marketplace and just placed an order at my local dealership Wednesday. I'm not one to underestimate an install time - it literally took me longer to go pick up the parts than it did to install them!

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    It’s not just one part number, correct? A pillar panel and grab bar need to be ordered separate?
     
  26. May 26, 2023 at 12:13 PM
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  27. May 26, 2023 at 1:09 PM
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    305/70/18.. about 35.3" x 12.2"
     
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  28. May 26, 2023 at 1:19 PM
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    They're ATs surprisingly. 305/70/18. Just over 35" diameter
     
  29. May 26, 2023 at 1:33 PM
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    When you say “pop a lot” what do you mean? I’ve got a sound that I can’t identify.
     
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  30. May 26, 2023 at 2:39 PM
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    Sorry, I was using the 'MTs' as abrv for Mickey Thompsons.... They look perfect on your setup!!!
     

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