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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 14, 2024 at 7:20 AM
    TundraMidwesterner

    TundraMidwesterner What?

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    I've had great luck with the Duplicolor ceramic caliper paint kit. I've done 4 cars or so over the last 10 years. One kit is enough paint to do 2 or 3 cars easily. I dremel, wire wheel, the rotor then clean with brake cleaner and a toothbrush.

    It's brush on, I did 2 coats in an hour on each caliper, two calipers at a time. Key is getting the caliper prepped right, nice and clean then after paint you give it MORE than 24 hours to cure, I let mine sit for 48.

    https://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-BCP400-Single-Brake-Caliper/dp/B000B6AF80?th=1
     
  2. Mar 14, 2024 at 7:22 AM
    Lifer

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    Moving does suck man but new places are cool too! Beautiful rigs, nicely set up.
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2024 at 8:06 AM
    CaptRussia253

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    For sure. I can deal with a few miserable days of moving to live somewhere so much nicer for me and the family.

    Thank you!
     
  4. Mar 14, 2024 at 8:37 AM
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    This was a weekend project that spilled over to last night. QC on the Napa supplied seals is not up to par.

    The noise:
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    The issue....20 thou difference between Napa and OEM.
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    And a vid of how easy it was to remove...
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  5. Mar 14, 2024 at 9:54 AM
    InfernoBoyz

    InfernoBoyz YoutubeTech

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    Picked up my truck from the shop for the first repair I did not complete myself, the steering rack replacement.
    Labor was $900 which IMO, well worth it. Total with OEM parts that I sourced, $1400 replacement. I’m not stoked on it but the bushings were really bad. I found a great deal on an oem rack for $380 so I just went with that. All new shocks, leaf springs, UCAs, tie rod ends and steering rack has me feeling brand new!
     
  6. Mar 14, 2024 at 11:21 AM
    Rakso

    Rakso Tundra + Tacoma=Winner

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    TRD sway bar, TRD filter
    Let me borrow that trailer. :cheers:
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2024 at 11:55 AM
    Fergie

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    Thats far cheaper than when I had my steering rack replaced about a year ago. On mine, the TRs were seized and they couldnt adjust them for an alignment. Glad the truck is up to snuff now.
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2024 at 2:16 PM
    dan8906

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    Why not just replace the bushing?
     
  9. Mar 14, 2024 at 2:29 PM
    Retired Blue

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    I just, after 9 days, received an email from RCI. They acknowledged the issues I experienced, apologized, and offered a partial refund against what I paid. My opinion of them is most positively increased. :thumbsup::fistbump:
     
  10. Mar 14, 2024 at 2:37 PM
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  11. Mar 14, 2024 at 2:47 PM
    InfernoBoyz

    InfernoBoyz YoutubeTech

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    Truck has 115k with hard off roading, tie rods were original and toast. Made more sense IMO to have the security of a new rack and inner/outer rods going into my next 100k. Also, I didn’t feel like tackling the stress of swapping the bushings myself.
     
  12. Mar 14, 2024 at 5:50 PM
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    Too many mods to come
    Knocked out one rear side for the Alcon bbk kit. Will do the other tomorrow then bed them all in. Ready to run Saturday with a raptor r and some TRX’s.

    IMG_1254.jpg
     
  13. Mar 14, 2024 at 6:12 PM
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  14. Mar 14, 2024 at 6:13 PM
    gkreitzburg

    gkreitzburg 2020 Limited

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    I got the $67 one and it works fine so far.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2024 at 6:59 PM
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  16. Mar 15, 2024 at 7:00 AM
    Gainer

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    Leveling kit, TRD wheels, remote start, Hellwig helper springs, TRD Rear sway bar. TRD Rear shocks, Dirty Deed 10" exhaust, S&B Cold Air intake
    What options did you get on your cap?
     
  17. Mar 15, 2024 at 8:56 AM
    Quicksand_Tundra

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    -Color keyed grill & bumper -Diode Dynamic SAE LED Foglights -Headlight Revolution LED Light upgrade -SCS SR8 18x9 with 295/70/18 Toyo Open Country AT3 -Go Rhino Dominator D6 Steps -TRD OEM Intake & Dual exhaust -Bilstein 6112 front and 5160 in rear -JL Audio C2 6.5" speakers upgrade powered by JL Audio RD 400/4 amp -Pair of AudioFrog GS25 speakers front dash -10” Kicker Hideaway subwoofer under driver seat -All doors covered with Soundskins deadening mat (inside/outside) -Front window tinted at 35% -Paint protection film full front -30” Rigid Industries SAE light bar -Body Mount Chop -Diode Dynamics SS2 (red) setup for brake light & turn signal -Katzskin Custom leather upgrade (Black/Bamboo) -Amber led running lights (Hood bulge) -AJT Design: Black vent rings, steering wheel trim, shift gate trim, emblem overlay -AJT Design: Quicksand door handle cover -Carbon fiber wrap (silver part on door panel) -Air Design tailgate applique (Line-X in smooth gloss finish) -Air Design tailgate spoiler (Line-X in smooth gloss finish) -Smittybilt beaver step (Line-X) -Valhalla Cat Shield (Line-X) -Coachbuilder Shackles kit +2 -Coachbuilder Strut/Coilover shim (0.5" for driver side) -Sumosprings (rear bumpstop) -Meso Custom Led front and rear cab lights -Teton shop shift knob -TRD Seat belt shoulder pad -Husky floor liner front/back -LED courtesy door/step light -LED bed light kit w/ outside switch
    How’s the fender flares holding up on the truck? I bought the same style, looks perfect for the truck, but the rears did not sit well and were warp. It didn’t mount on correctly. The front was perfect, fits great, but ended up taking them off. Where did you purchase your set from and what brand is that? Might consider giving it another try. Thanks.
     
  18. Mar 15, 2024 at 9:56 AM
    junior

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    Black Rhino Rapid 17" 35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Boss Fox Performance Elite 2.5 DSC at 3" with Coachbuilder 1/4" shim on driver side JBA UCAs Fox Performance Elite 2.5 DSC rear shocks Dobinsons HD Leaf Springs Firestone Airbags + Daystar Cradles 2024 Four Wheel Camper Project M Prinsu Cab Rack
    Mine have been good! Been on since 2021 I think. These were from a seller on ebay that no longer has them in stock (theres a thread on here somewhere where we tried to find them recently). If I remember, I had to tighten the bolts in different ways to try and get one of my rear ones to sit nice and flush against the truck. Sometimes tighenting one bolt too much would prevent it from pressing up tight but you could try another bolt to "pull" it in. I also swapped the rubber seals that came with them to a wider one that is more like the bushwackers come with so that may have helped hide any imperfections in the fit
     
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  19. Mar 15, 2024 at 3:53 PM
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    Finished some installs today, rims, head lights and tail lights. Pretty happy with the results.

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  20. Mar 15, 2024 at 4:46 PM
    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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    :thumbsup:
    Welcome northern neighbor.
     
  21. Mar 15, 2024 at 5:08 PM
    redrum448

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    I havent seen those headlights before what are they? Looks like the outsides are projectors and insides reflectors? fill us in?

    Not sure they would go with my car though as I have 0 chrome on the front end
     
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  22. Mar 15, 2024 at 5:17 PM
    Marauder8708

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    They are Roxx led projectors. Waiting to see how bright they are at night. Seemed bright enough during the day.
     
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  23. Mar 15, 2024 at 7:16 PM
    Tripleconpanna

    Tripleconpanna Just an X who bought Bud Light from Target

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    Props for using some different parts than everyone else.... It's nice to other variations of wheels and lights on our trucks!!!
     
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  24. Mar 16, 2024 at 3:14 AM
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    So after driving to work early this morning, I can say I don't believe the Roxx headlights are any brighter than the stock ones. They have a better range sure, but not any brighter. I'll probably upgrade the bulbs at some point. Still happy with them though. The reverse light on the PZ tail lights is much brighter than stock. Of course being LEd helps a lot.
     
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  25. Mar 16, 2024 at 5:41 AM
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    Harrop supercharger, TRD Pro Fox suspension, CB +1 shackles, 295/70-18 Toyo ATIII, TRD Pro forged rims

    What wheels are those? They sorta look like Welds.
     
  26. Mar 16, 2024 at 5:49 AM
    Jim LE 1301

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  27. Mar 16, 2024 at 6:46 AM
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    RockTrix RT105 in bronze matte finish
     
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  28. Mar 16, 2024 at 2:09 PM
    texasrho83

    texasrho83 DGAF#1

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    Color matched the mirror caps.

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  29. Mar 16, 2024 at 2:11 PM
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  30. Mar 16, 2024 at 2:23 PM
    RainMan_PNW

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

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    Check the build link in my signature.
    Flipped the mounting bracket on the roof light bar (lowered it in line with the wind fairing better).
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    Installed the TRD CAI kit
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    Fiddled with the wiring on the light bar and think I found my problem (installer error).
     

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