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What have you done to your 2nd gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by T-Rex266, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Sep 21, 2022 at 7:27 PM
    Filthyphil

    Filthyphil Lions Not Sheep

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    Flatbed?!
     
  2. Sep 22, 2022 at 4:20 AM
    kos221

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    Thanks, I am glad all involved were able to walk away. Hoping that little dent will buff right out.
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2022 at 5:37 AM
    Retroboy1989

    Retroboy1989 'Course it's 4x4!

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  4. Sep 22, 2022 at 5:46 AM
    omgboost

    omgboost The Accountant

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    Washed, clayed using speedy towel, polished slightly (not to perfection) and turtle wax hybrid ceramic waxed it. Then it rained on me when the forecast said it wasn't going to! So next day I washed it again and applied a new coat, waited almost 24 hours to apply another coat. Need to clean up the wheels next.
    20220919_140806.jpg
     
  5. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:39 AM
    aelarson

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    An Alaska road trip is on my bucket list - that seems a lot more fun than standing behind my desk today. Post up some more pictures. Have a great time!
     
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  6. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:48 AM
    Shanet421

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  7. Sep 22, 2022 at 7:08 PM
    NueveTundra

    NueveTundra Mod list in Bio

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    Exterior: Toytec ultimate 3" lift level, AcanII smoked headlights, AcanII smoke Tail lights (2.5 gen style), DV8 front winch bumper , Badlands 12k winch with Apex Synthetic, White AUTMATCH Shackles 3/4" D Ring Shackle, Apex Winch shackle, Trail Ridge mirrors ,Icon Rebound Pro 17"x8.5" +25, Cooper Discovery STT Pro 285/70R17, PowerStop drilled n slotted rotors W/Carbon pads, Rigid flood flush mounts rear bumper , WeatherTec rain guards , OEM black side badges , Rigid Amber Radiance Pods. Energy Suspension Red Rack and Pinion Bushings, EAG front mesh Grille, RCI HighLift bed mounts. Rough Country DS2 Steps, A.R.E OverLand Canopy with Ascend basket, Stickers: ToyTec lifts windshield banner, Red Strange Music window sticker(back cab), White Strange Music sticker(back canopy), White Rigid sticker x2 (canopy sides), white Official BigFoot Research Team (Back Canopy) Interior: Alpine double din touch iLX-650 , JL C5-653's (front) JL C1-650x (rear) , JL JX400 4 channel amp , JL JX500 mono amp , 2 JL 12" subs , WeatherTec floor mats, Kenwood F/R Dash Cams, Black steering wheel emblem overlay, Tekonsha P3 Brake controller, ToyTec "Fresh" Scent coilover air freshener, Under the Hood: Koyo all aluminum radiator, Mishimoto red silicon hoses , XS Power 3000 amp battery , LAlectric 300 amp Alternator , K&N replacement filter. Online LED store accessories Fuse/relay box. (Identified) Dirty Deeds 8" Cat back exhaust with DD resonator delete/axel over converted into dump. Coming soon:
    A659B340-2A10-4067-9B70-DA798E7D6F5C.jpg Ordered new Swaybar links and bushings. And a set of Total Chaos Uniball upper control arms.
    :spending:
     
  8. Sep 22, 2022 at 7:37 PM
    kparrow

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    Goodyear UltraTerrain AT 275/70/r18, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, DECKED, and lots more!
    Update on these. They have shrunk and warped in the sun. They are also cracking in the corners. Barely made it a year. They claim a lifetime warranty so I’m going to try and get replacements, but will be spending the money on actual Toyota OEM soon as those originals lasted almost 13 years
     
  9. Sep 23, 2022 at 5:26 AM
    Retroboy1989

    Retroboy1989 'Course it's 4x4!

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    I'm really happy with the results. Steering feels tighter and more responsive as you might expect. My steering wheel was getting jostled by every bump in the road. That effect seems to be mostly gone and the steering feels more isolated from the road surface imperfections.

    The driving reason for doing this, for me, was that my truck has become so sensitive to any tire imbalance, even slight inbalances would cause the wheel to shake. I'm hopeful that this corrects that issue. Only way to test would be to strip off some wheel weights.:p

    The wheel is still centered which makes me believe I got the splines on the steering shaft back to their original clocking. That was my one worry. I was also careful to make sure I didn't let the wheel spin at all when disconnected for the sake of my clockspring. I used OBD fusion to make sure my steering angle was not 360° off zero. Turns out, dead center reads as 20° or so on the steering angle?
     
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  10. Sep 23, 2022 at 10:08 AM
    WVI

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    @kparrow , thanks for the update. I was about to order a set for my CM...
     
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  11. Sep 23, 2022 at 10:11 AM
    WVI

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    Did a fluid exchange on the power steering system.
    I found it was much easier to deal with the return hose fitting that is under the drivers side of the front of the truck.
    PSteeringHose.jpg

    That's where I drained the old fluid from.
    I cycled thru the system by turning the steering wheel w/o the engine running.
     
  12. Sep 23, 2022 at 11:29 AM
    GSil

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    I tried searching first but i think the search feature here hates me lol, the hood release lever inside my truck isnt making the hood pop, any ideas as to what the issue could be?
     
  13. Sep 23, 2022 at 1:44 PM
    FredB32

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    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    No pics right now...I'm not sure I took any.

    Spent TWELVE hours last Friday doing part deux of the suspension/brake upgrade (the fronts)...which resulted in the following:

    • 3 broken weld nuts on the driver's side sway bar (two in the front frame and the end link)
    • 1 stripped lower shock bolt (driver's side)
    • lots and lots and lots of swearing, being unable to actually get any of the job done
    • lots and lots and lots MORE swearing trying to get the lower ball joint back together (finally got it in the end)
    • several thousand f-bombs being dropped because the F'IGN 2" spacer at the top of the shock the previous owner had installed makes this job next to impossible without the truck being on a lift, dropping the lower control arm
    • being unable to re-align the lower shock bolt enough to get it back in and trying to put it back together
    • calls to 3 shops in the area seeing if they'll do the work with my parts (3rd shop's a charm!)
    • getting a tow to said shop in order to have them complete the work we started
    • 3.5 days without the truck since they had to special-order some parts
    • a $1,500 bill, all said and done
    :spending:

    Honestly, the price was about what I expected, and included installing the front coilover setups, the new rotors and pads, new caliper hardware, replacing the brake fluid (I supplied the Bosch), a new lower shock bolt, new sway bar end links, fixing the broken weld nuts, an alignment, plus fixing a slow leak in one of the tires...

    So all in all, more or less a complete fail on our end. On the plus side, I now hate with a burning passion those stupid spacer/leveling blocks (I've wanted to take the dang things off since I got the truck), but everything is done and she rides a bit nicer, steering is a bit tighter and less floaty, and I'm hoping to pick up that 0.2mpg that you lose when you level the truck and make it less aerodynamic. Literally everything was off by about 1.5-2" when taking it apart or putting it back together due to those stupid spacer blocks.

    Also, lesson learned...might be time to start doing less DIY type stuff...getting too old for this crap!!
     
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  14. Sep 23, 2022 at 6:51 PM
    07DCLimited

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    The Frozen North....
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    Optima 830 CCA Yellowtop 27F battery, full Amsoil throughout.
    I've been silicone lubing my truck's rubber bits over the last few days in preparation for winter (weatherstrips in the engine bay/on the cowl, door seals, window seals) and cleaned up and silicone lubed my rear brake hoses (all 4), exhaust mounts and carrier bearing rubber seals. Changed my rear axle breather for a fresh one before winter and tightened the wheel speed sensor bracket that bolts to the differential on the driver's side, as mine was quite loose for some reason. While underneath, I noticed a ground strap had rotted away. It is a flat copper braided cable that connects the bracket that the shifter cable goes through on the transmission to the body itself. I ordered what my Toyota parts guy thinks is the replacement...very hard to nail it down in Toyota's parts system though.

    BTW, the Toyota-branded Silicone Spray lubricant is excellent stuff. Not cheap by any means, but much much better than the crappy generic stuff.
     
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  15. Sep 23, 2022 at 6:56 PM
    AZEric

    AZEric New Member

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    Please share the part number on the ground cable if it's correct. I need to order one. Thank you for reminding me! haha
     
  16. Sep 23, 2022 at 7:10 PM
    07DCLimited

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    Will do...but won't know if it's the right one until Tuesday though...:( It's very strange that a) Toyota would use such a poor quality ground strap (as exposed copper usually doesn't wear well b) would make finding the replacement so difficult. Can't decide if a or b is more annoying...
     
  17. Sep 23, 2022 at 7:12 PM
    AZEric

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    Maybe apply some heat shrink to the new ground strap before installing it. That might protect it from corrosion and last longer.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2022 at 7:12 PM
    07DCLimited

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    The Frozen North....
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    Optima 830 CCA Yellowtop 27F battery, full Amsoil throughout.
    Cheap Chineseum crap never lasts...Genuine OEM is the way to go...;)
     
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  19. Sep 23, 2022 at 7:16 PM
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    Perhaps, but as the cable is flat, heat shrink tubing might tend to try and roll it and that may damage the braiding. I'll drown it in Fluid film, wipe it clean and then wrap it in electrical tape...that should do it. If all else fails, I'll make an actual soldered ground cable and seal it 11 ways from Sunday...;)
     
  20. Sep 23, 2022 at 7:18 PM
    Shanet421

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    ….or just move to Southern California. I’m guessing mine will outlive me
     
  21. Sep 23, 2022 at 8:39 PM
    wyoboypt

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    Dang that seems steep. I had a local shop install my coilover kit w diff drop and rear spacers and shocks for 760.00. Wish I had them do my current truck too but a buddy insisted we do it so we spent a good 10 hours doing so,in part due to a seized shackle bushing. PITA! Next time I’m letting the shop do it.
     
  22. Sep 23, 2022 at 8:43 PM
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    Front Fox 2.5 Coil-over shock with adjustable reservoir -- DSC Rear Fox 2.5 shock with adjustable reservoir -- DSC Total Chaos Fabrication UCA -- tubular Method Race Wheels MR701 18x9 + 25mm -- Matte Black BFG KO2s - 35x12.5x18 Demello Sliders RetraxPro XR bed cover Yakima Roof Rack setup Baja Designs S8 40" light bars x2 (amber and white LED) Baja Designs Squadron Pro ditch lights Baja Designs Squadron Sport fog lights Switch Pros SP-9100 Midland MXT400 GMRS radio
    Best set of UCA ever. The uniball function is amazing
     
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  23. Sep 23, 2022 at 9:36 PM
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    Hey do you wanna sell me your tire change kit? Mine is missing pieces I just found out, and I need it to put my spare back where it goes and take it out obviously.
     
  24. Sep 23, 2022 at 9:54 PM
    NueveTundra

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    Exterior: Toytec ultimate 3" lift level, AcanII smoked headlights, AcanII smoke Tail lights (2.5 gen style), DV8 front winch bumper , Badlands 12k winch with Apex Synthetic, White AUTMATCH Shackles 3/4" D Ring Shackle, Apex Winch shackle, Trail Ridge mirrors ,Icon Rebound Pro 17"x8.5" +25, Cooper Discovery STT Pro 285/70R17, PowerStop drilled n slotted rotors W/Carbon pads, Rigid flood flush mounts rear bumper , WeatherTec rain guards , OEM black side badges , Rigid Amber Radiance Pods. Energy Suspension Red Rack and Pinion Bushings, EAG front mesh Grille, RCI HighLift bed mounts. Rough Country DS2 Steps, A.R.E OverLand Canopy with Ascend basket, Stickers: ToyTec lifts windshield banner, Red Strange Music window sticker(back cab), White Strange Music sticker(back canopy), White Rigid sticker x2 (canopy sides), white Official BigFoot Research Team (Back Canopy) Interior: Alpine double din touch iLX-650 , JL C5-653's (front) JL C1-650x (rear) , JL JX400 4 channel amp , JL JX500 mono amp , 2 JL 12" subs , WeatherTec floor mats, Kenwood F/R Dash Cams, Black steering wheel emblem overlay, Tekonsha P3 Brake controller, ToyTec "Fresh" Scent coilover air freshener, Under the Hood: Koyo all aluminum radiator, Mishimoto red silicon hoses , XS Power 3000 amp battery , LAlectric 300 amp Alternator , K&N replacement filter. Online LED store accessories Fuse/relay box. (Identified) Dirty Deeds 8" Cat back exhaust with DD resonator delete/axel over converted into dump. Coming soon:
    If I'm not mistaken its a 3/8th (maybe 1/2) square if its the cable type. I used a extension and impact cause I was lazy.
     
  25. Sep 23, 2022 at 9:56 PM
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    The previous owner had a couple bars from some other vehicle that definitely didn’t fit. I got the spare out with an extension as well
     
  26. Sep 23, 2022 at 10:29 PM
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    If it's super simple, I'll consider doing it myself. But, for most things, the learning curve is one I'd rather not have to deal with, especially if you end up with a broken vehicle as a result. I'll trust my Master Tech...he works on vehicles like mine all the time, knows all the tricks, does a good job and doesn't try and screw me. It's not worth the risk or aggravation for me to try and do most things to my truck.
     
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  27. Sep 24, 2022 at 11:37 AM
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    Previous owner had some very negative offset wheels paired with aftermarket fender flares. When I switched the tires to Rock Warrior rims they had too much of a tucked look because they lost the offset, but the flares were still there. Today I installed my spidertrax spacers to help correct the problem. A few pictures below. Note: I cant remove the flares because they have damaged the paint underneath them. Eventually I will find another flare set that doesn't stick out so far that will still cover the damage.

    Old tires (nice stance, but ugly rims):

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    Rock Warriors pre spidertrax (nice rims but bad poke):

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    Rock warriors with 1.25" spidertrax installed:

    20220924_114105.jpg


    20220924_142740.jpg
     
  28. Sep 24, 2022 at 1:13 PM
    Tipsovr

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    Looks great! The stance is about perfect.
     
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  29. Sep 24, 2022 at 1:35 PM
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    Optima 830 CCA Yellowtop 27F battery, full Amsoil throughout.
    Nice truck, but I never saw the allure of fender flares...seems most often they're much more trouble than they're worth

    Also, I have to say it's quite a sight to see a nice parking lot with intact curbs that's not dishevelled and full of holes...you must be in the lower latitudes...;)
     
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  30. Sep 24, 2022 at 2:32 PM
    chrisf111

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    I'm not a fan of the flares either, just stuck with them for the time being. Those are Florida curbs lol!
     

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