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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, 2024 at 9:16 AM
    reywcms

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  2. Mar 11, 2024 at 9:19 AM
    AZBoatHauler

    AZBoatHauler SSEM#140/3URx2/BAF140

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    :fistbump:

    Had these installed the same day - same size different flavor.
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  3. Mar 11, 2024 at 9:19 AM
    Vizsla

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    Yep, no good.

    ADS internal bypass is the correct answer if they will make them. Set the bar a little higher for everyone else.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2024 at 9:21 AM
    AZBoatHauler

    AZBoatHauler SSEM#140/3URx2/BAF140

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    Nalgene, oversize cup / yeti, wallet / extra keys, or a Sig P365 live in mine.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2024 at 9:29 AM
    mfelton18

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    Nice
     
  6. Mar 11, 2024 at 9:35 AM
    AZBoatHauler

    AZBoatHauler SSEM#140/3URx2/BAF140

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  7. Mar 11, 2024 at 9:55 AM
    Tundra234

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    Nice. Would there possibly be an option for just the width of the switch portion? I don't need a charging position and my SG3 is using some of the real-estate and could be moved over a little.

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  8. Mar 11, 2024 at 10:06 AM
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    George - clean your truck, bro!

    Sincerely,
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  9. Mar 11, 2024 at 10:08 AM
    Tundra234

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    Yeah it's a little dusty in that area and the pollen isn't helping lol. I'll take a break from my miniature tundra build to clean it. :D
     
  10. Mar 11, 2024 at 10:14 AM
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    Ha, good eye. Broke one of them last night. Does the replacement count towards this post once I put it in the truck??
     
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  11. Mar 11, 2024 at 11:18 AM
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    Liking the new look of the Vland tail lights!

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  12. Mar 11, 2024 at 11:49 AM
    roughfisher

    roughfisher Aggressive hockey is back in town!

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    ha! I broke two in a senior mens league tournament the previous weekend. hopefully just a bad batch. waiting for the warranty return, playing in the Houston Oil Kings Memorial Day shootout
     
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  13. Mar 11, 2024 at 11:50 AM
    roughfisher

    roughfisher Aggressive hockey is back in town!

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    they look nice, but how do they look lit up?
     
  14. Mar 11, 2024 at 11:52 AM
    Tundra21NS

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    Looks pretty bright during the day. Gotta wait until night fall.
     
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  15. Mar 11, 2024 at 1:42 PM
    RainMan_PNW

    RainMan_PNW SSEM #82 RGBA #4 “That Guy” Vendor?

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    Working on a 6-switch version with no charger. Two vertical rows of switches.
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  16. Mar 11, 2024 at 2:11 PM
    AZBoatHauler

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    :bananadead:
     
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  17. Mar 11, 2024 at 3:08 PM
    Tundra234

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    Awesome. I will definitely be interested in that.
     
  18. Mar 11, 2024 at 4:20 PM
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    How is the quality and fitment?
     
  19. Mar 11, 2024 at 4:29 PM
    Tundra21NS

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    Quality is very good. I had to remove the two clips from the old light and use those for the vland tail lights. For some reason the t30 bolt couldn't reach the ones that came with the vland tail lights
     
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  20. Mar 11, 2024 at 4:31 PM
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    I got my RCI tranny skid with cat guards installed today. It arrived all scraped up (I blame RCI sorry packaging), so I had to sand and paint before installation. I spayed with high temp; same stuff I use on my BBQ smoker. The actual installation went really smooth and easy. Thanks @Tripleconpanna for the tips and lessons; I pre-assembeled the whole thing, as you directed, and everything lined right up. My engine skid is from Talon, and having their TRD nut plate made it a breeze.

    Getting to the nuts for the carriage bolts that hold the skid to the transfer case cross member was not difficult, but I do not have any SAE ratcheting wrenches, just metric, so I tried a 14mm on the 9/16" nuts. I'll file that one in the wrenching skills memory bank, 14mm and 9/16" are close enough to swap wrenches.
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    Things went so well I decided to also install my new Elevate Racks. That was a PITA, but got her done. I've had my ACI Lomax Pro Series cover for about a year now. Elevate racks play well with the Lomax tri-folds. With my racks adjusted to the 23" height, my Lomax fully opens and closes.
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    Finally, I rearranged my dash with new 67 Designs 20mm ball arms. Amy guesses what the center arm will hold? I think @Pangaea will know.
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  21. Mar 11, 2024 at 4:38 PM
    831mic

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  22. Mar 11, 2024 at 6:14 PM
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    I'm going to install the RCI tranny skid guard with cat guards soon too. Any tips? I have the RCI engine guard on already.
     
  23. Mar 11, 2024 at 7:20 PM
    Tripleconpanna

    Tripleconpanna Just an X who bought Bud Light from Target

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    Looks good.... glad it saved you a little time :fistbump:
     
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  24. Mar 11, 2024 at 7:31 PM
    Tripleconpanna

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    This is what I shared in an RCI Best Practices thread...

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    I'd recommend scrolling through the 3 pages of that thread prior to starting your install as you may find some of the other info shared by others helpful as well :thumbsup:
     
  25. Mar 11, 2024 at 8:04 PM
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    Got more pictures from further away? Looks great especially on black.
     
  26. Mar 11, 2024 at 8:58 PM
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    Just purchased this for my ‘17 TRD Double Cab 2WD.

    Truck is all original OEM with 120k miles and never had an upgrade. I do tow a travel trailer so after an exhaustive research and thanks to this forum. Thanks guys you all suck!! :rofl::rofl:

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    :spending:
     
  27. Mar 12, 2024 at 7:18 AM
    Retired Blue

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    @SR5style Yes, I followed what @Tripleconpanna wrote with two small differences. 1) My Talons Garage engine skid came with a TRD nut plate, so I left it in place. The larger the gap, to slid in the tranny skid, you can accommodate, the better. While instructions say 1/2", I was able to achieve over 3/4" with the Talons' nut plate and bolts. And, 2) I used a creeper, instead of a floor jack. With my Tundra on ramps, I also used two buckets, and a 2' long 1 x 2 and a 2 x 2. I put the assembled skid on the creeper and rolled it under the truck. I skootched under, on my back, head to the rear. One bucket was by my head, the other near my calves and between my legs, and directly under the rear edge of the engine skid, the gap. I slid the tranny skid off the creeper and onto my chest and thighs. Lifting with my knees, I slid the tranny skid into the gap. I had the bucket there to catch the skid incase it slipped out and fell. I then lifted the rear of the skid off my chest and wiggled and pushed toward the front; the slots for the bolts were a little tricky to line up, but not bad. I then bench pressed the rear of the skid into place and whooped!:yes:; the bracket bolt holes lined right up with the holes in the transfer case cross member. Holding it up with my left hand I slid my head bucket under the rear of the skid. Sliding the 2 x 2 in-between the bucket and skid was the perfect height to free both my hands to insert the bracket carriage bolts and start the nuts. Get a set of ratcheting box end wrenches, if you don't already have such.
     
  28. Mar 12, 2024 at 7:28 AM
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    These two thingies came in the hardware bag with my RCI tranny skid. RCI has not returned my voicemail, nor email inquiries. Does anyone know what they are intended for? There's no mention of them in the RCI instructions.20240311_133429.jpg
     
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  29. Mar 12, 2024 at 8:57 AM
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    They go on top of the cross member as an additional large washer (also what they call the backing plate). Basically the bolt goes through the cross member, then the large ones that you have, then smaller washer and nut.
     
  30. Mar 12, 2024 at 9:49 AM
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    Ahhhhh. I'll crawl back under today and see about installing those, one at a time. I thought maybe they were spacers if needed for a diff drop, or something. Amazing that their instructions say: "2. Install skid plate mounting bracket onto transfer-case frame cross-member using the supplied 3.5” carriage bolts, with washers and lock-nuts on the top side of cross-member." Not a mention of backing plates nor backer plates, but in the parts list, which states that the "backer plate - 2 ea." come with the front (engine) skid, and I don't have the RCI engine skid.

    :hattip:

    After this experience with RCI, my first, I doubt I will ever buy from them again. Their packaging was total crap and both the skid and cat wings arrived dented, scratched and banged up. I spent a lot of time straightening, filing, sanding, and a full can of Rustoleum spray paint. Their customer service has not responded, at all, to my inquires. :confused::mad:
     
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