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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. Jan 14, 2024 at 8:09 AM
    OHwendTrd

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    Does platinum not come with a leather steering wheel?

    When I was looking to buy my 2021, I had the choice between an MGM crewcab Platinum or SR5 at two different dealerships. I didn't have much personal value in the differences for a ~7k higher price point. Slightly different interior, few extra gizmos (driver seat 1 and 2, electronic adjustable passenger seat, electric adjusted steering wheel, heated seats?, etc.), stock leather and sunroof. To each their own of course as Platinum is a great trim level, just things I just saw breaking/malfunctioning at some point in the future that didn't care enough to be there in the first place. Only benefit would've been a higher resale value down the line if I considered selling. Oh and heated seats, real feel is -17 today in Ohio. Me and the kids are camping inside while momma is at work! Once these seats wear out I may look at upgrading them and adding heat.
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2024 at 9:01 AM
    SAGE63

    SAGE63 Wannabe Go Fast Overlander Small Rock Crawler

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    looks good. Resonator too? love my 10" with Resonator. Keith has this dialed in.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2024 at 9:02 AM
    TacomaTRD4x402

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    Hey there, I'm really happy with the result. I haven't taken it out for a test drive just yet but I did start it up just a bit ago and it sounds amazing! As @Tundra234 said, it's the standard 8" so install was very simple to do it myself. I'd say definitely don't skip out on this.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2024 at 9:05 AM
    TacomaTRD4x402

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    Thank you! No resonator. I'll see how I like it without and will possibly install after. I got the 8". He really does! I have yet to drive it but every single comment I read and video i watch is nothing but positive reviews.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2024 at 9:07 AM
    SAGE63

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    one note when you do the install be careful and do not lose or damage the original gaskets.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2024 at 9:10 AM
    SAGE63

    SAGE63 Wannabe Go Fast Overlander Small Rock Crawler

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    the Resonator will help to reduce ir eliminate the drone. I did a rear axle dump about a year after installation to clear the ICON RXT leaf pack so I need to reach out to keith to see what to do to fix the self induced drone...
     
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  7. Jan 14, 2024 at 9:52 AM
    AZBoatHauler

    AZBoatHauler SSEM#140/ASCM#3/2ndGenNaysayer/BAF140

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    Because :worthless:

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  8. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:19 AM
    Long Duck Dink

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    Doing an oil change today. Probably the 4th or 5th oil change I've done on my 2019 with 35k miles.

    In all of those oil changes, I've never once been able to get this little plug thingy to come off without spinning the entire oil filter housing. It makes an absolute mess each time. The only way I've ever been able to get it off is to take it to a vice and hold the filter housing with the vice while I put a ton of force to get the little plug out. Today's experience was no different.

    Is there some secret to it? I don't tighten it a a lot when I put it back on, in fact, mostly just a hand tighten. My only assumption is the miles of vibration cause it to tighten itself on.

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  9. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:23 AM
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  10. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:25 AM
    OHwendTrd

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    Lube up your replacement rings with oil and tighten the cap a little more, should fix your problem.

    Also:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0791MWXD...p_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWxfdGhlbWF0aWM
     
  11. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:26 AM
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    that looks good!
     
  12. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:26 AM
    AZBoatHauler

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    Use a torque wrench. The spec is like 7 ft lbs for the bottom plug and 15 for the housing.
     
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  13. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:27 AM
    koditten

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    It's because you install the plug cool, but remove it when hot. It swells from the heat

    If you let the truck cool overnight, then removed the plug, it would come out easy.
     
  14. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:28 AM
    Oey12

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    So the muffler is what comes in the 6, 8, 10, or 12 options?
     
  15. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:30 AM
    Damie Street

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    Is that a factor lift if so what size tires did you go with?
     
  16. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:31 AM
    OHwendTrd

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    Fancy torque wrench lol, fair point made to correct the problem. Just a little extra ugga ugga's, but no UGGAs should do it. :)
     
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    What size tire n rim u got there?
     
  18. Jan 14, 2024 at 10:42 AM
    S13ka24de

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    Any drone noise?
     
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  19. Jan 14, 2024 at 11:04 AM
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    JaBeau Grumpy Old Metalhead

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    Braved the elements and removed damaged bully bar, grille, and headlight. Discovered hidden damage. Reinstalled damaged goods, cracked open a beer and fantasized about the one who walked away slowly roasting, marinated, upon the grill.
    Oh, and swapped the interior lights to LEDs.
     
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    Unfortunately my torque doesn't go that low. I'll get one that does for next time but for now I'm just going to do my best guess to achieve these numbers. Thanks!

    Oh, and I'll try the cold removal of the housing drain plug first next time.
     
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  21. Jan 14, 2024 at 11:20 AM
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    WAtundra4x4 Retired from active retirement.

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    I use a torque wrench and that seems to work. I change the oil after warming it up for a few minutes, so the oil is slightly warm but the metal is ok to handle.
     
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    I just never take that plug out. It's easier for me to just slowly lower the housing over my drain pan and dump it out.
     
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    Yes
     
  24. Jan 14, 2024 at 12:02 PM
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    Speakers, amp, subs, floorboard lights...and the little step thing under the bumper
    New wipers so they hopefully won't 'scrunch' in light rain.
    Changed the oil...Fumoto plug is the bomb-diggity...not a drop outside the pan, and very little there!
    Forgot to drain the filter casing first, so that was a little messy, but still confined to drain pan.
     
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  25. Jan 14, 2024 at 12:08 PM
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    Thank you! :thumbsup:
     
  26. Jan 14, 2024 at 12:15 PM
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    Correct, that's what determines how loud you want it. I just went for a drive and the 8" is definitely a good choice. Description on the website is spot on. It's quiet when idling and really brings the sound of the v8 when you step on it. I'll post up a cold start video in a bit..

    @Oey12
    https://youtube.com/shorts/H8MXKKZA1u4?feature=shared
     
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  27. Jan 14, 2024 at 12:16 PM
    SAGE63

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    Keith will also make other dimensions just call him or email
     
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  28. Jan 14, 2024 at 12:47 PM
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    I am between the 8 and the 10 without the resonator. And just recently started researching. Don’t wanna make the wifey or kids mad if it is too loud.
    I am planning to call him in the next few months. I am not buying until it warms up…lol. There are other questions I have…. One being, does the muffler size have any effect on performance?
     
  29. Jan 14, 2024 at 12:53 PM
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    It will sound even better when under 'load'... IE>>> In drive and rollin'; it's way different in park revving the engine than it is on the road :thumbsup:

    You'll be even more :bananadance:
     
  30. Jan 14, 2024 at 1:07 PM
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