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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. Apr 7, 2024 at 1:26 PM
    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 Let’s color match it

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    Brake fluid swap and bleed. Pedal feels like a new truck again. Was getting a little spongy.

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  2. Apr 7, 2024 at 3:40 PM
    Sleeper16plat

    Sleeper16plat New Member

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    took a pic of the installed skids yesterday while exploring. This truck never ceases to amaze me! Found a great spot for a picnic overlooking the lake!

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  3. Apr 7, 2024 at 3:43 PM
    TacomaTRD4x402

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    Brand new cabin air filter!
    Looks great! I just installed the trans skid and cat shields on mine. Did you go with aluminum or steel? Beautiful scenery too!
     
  4. Apr 7, 2024 at 3:58 PM
    bulldog93

    bulldog93 Usually tired...

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    I'd say to use the driving/combo lens.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2024 at 4:03 PM
    TacomaTRD4x402

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    Brand new cabin air filter!
    Thank you. I'll give them a try
     
  6. Apr 7, 2024 at 4:32 PM
    vtl

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    No idea, honestly.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2024 at 4:33 PM
    vtl

    vtl New Member

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    Where is it?
     
  8. Apr 7, 2024 at 4:53 PM
    texasrho83

    texasrho83 DGAF#1

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    Washed the Rig today just in time for a sorely needed rain (you're welcome, neighbors). Also slapped on the MGM overlays on the bulge and surround. The contrast between the new 1G3 and old is evident but I still like it. It'll fade and blend in I guess. Looks a LOT better than the old faded peeling bedliner. @EC1 here's your after pics.

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    Also installed the bulge lighting (white) and it really pops I think.

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    And replaced the rear reverse pods in the bumper with Infinite Off-road 40w diffused pods.

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    Oh and installed new-to-me Carhartt seat covers in the front.

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    Busy day (well, 2 days)...
     
  9. Apr 7, 2024 at 6:42 PM
    Sleeper16plat

    Sleeper16plat New Member

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    I opted for the powder coated steel. Hoping it will hold up better than aluminum in the long run.
     
  10. Apr 7, 2024 at 6:44 PM
    Sleeper16plat

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    up on the west side of Chehalis Lake.
     
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  11. Apr 8, 2024 at 5:29 AM
    azTony

    azTony member since sept, 2017 and over 1,600 messages

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    I figured it would be too wide, 58” is too wide. Thanks for going through the trouble :hattip:
     
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  12. Apr 8, 2024 at 5:45 AM
    Retired Blue

    Retired Blue New Member

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    NP. Oh man :ohsnap:, after measuring I opened my rear door and stuck my tape between C pillars. I figured 58" would make it. Oh well. It's 11 ga, IIRC, maybe trim it a bit and paint? :monocle: I hope you find a solution.
     
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  13. Apr 8, 2024 at 6:05 AM
    Terndrerrr

    Terndrerrr somewhere remote guzzling dealer repellent

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    As part of my 60k service, I drained and filled the rear diff yesterday. Every 30k according to the manual. This is stuff was black. Amsoil 75w-90 going out, and Amsoil 75w-90 going in.
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    Very little stuck to the magnet this time around. New crush washer on, ready to reinstall and torque to 36 ft lbs:
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  14. Apr 8, 2024 at 7:05 AM
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    sawzalot New Member

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    What did I do , I added the TRD PRO Grill and since it was open I decided to add spyder projector headlights in black smoke but I encountered a serious problem , they will not fit with the leveler installed and barely fit without the leveler. Does anyone know anything about this as Spyder insists that they work , the video shows them install on a 2016 Tundra I have a 2014 , Thanks for any insight
     
  15. Apr 8, 2024 at 7:10 AM
    EC1

    EC1 Ask about our BumperShellz Vendor

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    Sweet! Thank you!

    VERY important question: Did you install it while that cowcatcher was still on, or did you take it off first?
     
  16. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:01 AM
    texasrho83

    texasrho83 DGAF#1

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    The cow catcher was lowered and cleared the surround for removal then application.
     
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  17. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:02 AM
    texasrho83

    texasrho83 DGAF#1

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    I had them in my 2016 years ago. I don't recall any fitment issues. Nice headlights until they started getting condensation.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:05 AM
    texasrho83

    texasrho83 DGAF#1

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    Awesome job, thanks for the write-up as I hope to never have to do it, but love having a solid reference to help.

    Here's to you not being real sad :cheers:
     
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  19. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:18 AM
    EC1

    EC1 Ask about our BumperShellz Vendor

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    Thanks! You'd be surprised how often we get that question.
     
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  20. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:34 AM
    texasrho83

    texasrho83 DGAF#1

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    I'm an elementary Special Education teacher so no I wouldn't.
     
  21. Apr 8, 2024 at 9:28 AM
    713Tundra

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    Changed my Proclip from this:

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    to this Magsafe one so that my wife can use it with her iPhone and I can use it with my S23 Ultra...one mount for both phones:

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  22. Apr 8, 2024 at 9:30 AM
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    This looks great, got a few questions:
    - How did this one mount? Do you still use the ProClip mount that clips on top part of that dash piece but just swap out for the ESR charger/holder?
    - How sturdy/solid is it with bumps or off-road?
    - How did you do the wiring connection/routing?
     
  23. Apr 8, 2024 at 10:12 AM
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  24. Apr 8, 2024 at 12:02 PM
    713Tundra

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    I still used the Proclip Tundra car mount:
    https://www.proclipusa.com/products/854957-proclip-center-mount-toyota-tundra-2014-20xx

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    Then, I mounted an AMPS plate with 17mm ball mount:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/256236247907

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    I then mounted the ESR for Magsafe Car Mount Charger to ball mount:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HNBHSQV?

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    The ESR car mount does have a 17mm ball mount receiver (female):

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    As far as how sturdy/solid is it with bumps and or off-road, well I don't know yet. My truck is 95% street and so far I haven't tested it off-road. If I do go off-road, it would be unpaved dirt/gravel/fire roads. At that point, I wouldn't be going so fast either, just around 20-30mph. I have run over a few railroad tracks and this thing has help up my Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Upon further inspection, it does appear that ESR has a stronger phone mount which I could have used instead:
    https://www.amazon.com/ESR-HaloLock-Magnetic-Compatible-Charging/dp/B0B38P9TF8?

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    There is a port at the bottom of the ESR mount to plug in the provided cable and other end to a USB port to make it "wireless". I'm fine with just plugging in cable to my phone directly. I haven't tried the wireless charging extensively (just like a few seconds to see if it actually works), I have read reivews the phone does get hot. There is another ESR mount that does have a built-in fan to combat this:
    https://www.amazon.com/ESR-HaloLock-Wireless-CryoBoost-Compatible/dp/B09T9JLYZF/

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    However, you there is a blue lighted LED ring around the mount that may get annoying to you if you don't cover it with your phone. Also, the fan noise was louder than I expected. So, I returned that one. Alternatively, I could have just kept that one since I won't see the blue light when my phone is attached, which should be almost all the time when I'm in my truck. Also, the fan noise would be non-existent since I still just plug my cable to my phone directly.
     
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  25. Apr 8, 2024 at 5:48 PM
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    I got mine set up now that I got my cover more under control. I’ll upload some pics tomorrow.
     
  26. Apr 9, 2024 at 6:14 AM
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    I took a short break for a tailgate party with my granddaughter. :)

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  27. Apr 9, 2024 at 9:41 AM
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    @snivilous working on my LS103mm throttle body adapter plate to Whipple. Excited to see the gains from this new intake revamp.

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  28. Apr 9, 2024 at 11:11 AM
    JsjTundra2

    JsjTundra2 Long Time Toyota

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    Just had these installed yesterday. My immediate reaction is that I really like the way the wheels look color and pattern wise (total TRD Pro look without the cost,) but I'm not sure about the stance, which has my tires peaking out of the fender wells, almost as if I had used spacers... I was not expecting it, and I'm going to have to see if I can get used to it. Oh, and the tires rub a hair at full turn angle now. Again, not sure how that happens when I install what I thought were a direct swap for the OEM wheels size wise. 20240409_103352.jpg 20240409_103334.jpg

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  29. Apr 9, 2024 at 11:17 AM
    roughfisher

    roughfisher Aggressive hockey is back in town!

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    My license plate bracket arrived from Rago/ADD this afternoon. Hope to get my bumper installed soon now that it’s finally spring here

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  30. Apr 9, 2024 at 12:10 PM
    roughfisher

    roughfisher Aggressive hockey is back in town!

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    same size wheel, but those wheels have an offset of +1 where the OEM is +60, major difference , 2.3" difference in fact
     
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