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What have you done to your 3rd gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by T-Rex266, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Sep 16, 2020 at 8:49 AM
    jr1016

    jr1016 Stormtrooper

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    If you change the reverse light to LED it can help with the camera while backing up. I haven't done it yet on the Tundra but I did it on my wife's Pilot and it was a big improvement.
     
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  2. Sep 16, 2020 at 8:50 AM
    Rabidllamas

    Rabidllamas New Member

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    For me it is more a behavioral/discipline issue. I have more money to invest instead of payments. The peace of mind also that I don’t have to panic if I have a big issue ((lose job, major expense). Great job on 15% return.
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:05 AM
    HulkSmurf14

    HulkSmurf14 Pulling Hard...

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    I swapped in a couple months back the GTR PnP 1k lumen backup bulbs and they are amazing...the license plate light created a wall of light when driving with lights on and caused subtle glare issues when using backup camera...but you are correct, upgraded reverse bulbs are a game changer!
     
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  4. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:15 AM
    jr1016

    jr1016 Stormtrooper

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    That could be it. I didn't change the license plate bulb on hers. Changed it on mine but I haven't drove the truck at night yet. She uses the truck at night though since she works graveyard shift and I haven't heard any complaints from her yet. I need to get some reverse LED bulbs.
     
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  5. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:25 AM
    RBB

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    Blackout badges, tailgate insert, sill protectors
    Has anyone put on the blackout badges that go directly over the chrome ones from the dealer?
     
  6. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:32 AM
    Vr0ck

    Vr0ck New Member

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    Toytec Boss C/O, Toytec Shackles, 5160s, nfab step bars, 8" BAMuffler, OVTune, AuxBeam LEDs
    Removed pcv valve for inspection/cleaning and upon trying to reinstall dropped it into the abyss below the manifold.

    #imwinningtoday
     
  7. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:34 AM
    16 blue crewmax

    16 blue crewmax New Member

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    Cool I had looked at those looks really good
     
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  8. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:42 AM
    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 040 IS THE FASTEST

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    I have the blacked out badge overlays installed and love them.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:42 AM
    jgullace

    jgullace New Member

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    Just bought my 2020 Tundra last week. Today I replaced the factory tint with Wincos by Madico, 5% on the back windows, 25% up front and 70% on the windshield. I have already noticed the difference when driving, as the AC runs less intense. I drove home and didn't realize the shop had turned the AC off until putting it in park.

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  10. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:47 AM
    sotex

    sotex Sic 'em Bears!

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    Calling that "idiotic advice" isn't taking into consideration the whole picture. You're leaving out an important part of the equation - risk. Paying off any debt regardless of APR is guaranteed positive return. The stock market is anything but guaranteed. My stock investments have also been doing well, but my investments are independent of my cash position and holding debt. Most people who carry a car note don't do it to have expendable income. They do it so they can "afford" their car/truck of choice. I seriously doubt that those who finance a $50,000 vehicle do so in order to have $50,000 to invest in the stock market and hold over many years. Also, the less debt you carry, the more cash you can bring in as it's not going to cover the debt (which helps dollar cost average when investing regularly in order to neutralize the volatility of the stock market).

    With the $25k you've made, did you cash it out and put it into something you're enjoying or is it still in the markets? If it's still in the markets, then it technically isn't "made" yet. That doesn't happen until you cash it out.

    Maybe we need a personal finance thread instead so we (I) don't hijack this thread (too late?!?). Great discussion on a very important topic though!
     
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  11. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:59 AM
    AZTundra

    AZTundra No Longer a New Member

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    TRD Goodies (Pro Suspension, Pro Grille, Exhaust, CAI, Rear Sway Bar, Oil Cap). Weather Tech Floormats, BakFlip MX4, Spray In Bedliner, AMP Research Bed Extender and Bed Step, Side Steps, B&W Adjustable Drop Hitch, AJT Designs Battery Hold Down.
    I have maybe a month ago. What do you need to know?

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  12. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:04 AM
    Redrider29

    Redrider29 HARDTRD

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    Paint matched mirror caps, grill surround, hood bulge, and Bumper Shellz Wireless phone charger in center consule TRD rear sway bar Black painted TRD off road wheels with TRD center caps Black emblems TRD air filter Tyger roll up tonneau cover Extra USB plugs in cab TRD Pro grill Paint matched Bumper Shellz 1.25" Spider Trax spacers Lamin-x fog light covers yellow-removed Diode Dynamics SS3 amber fogs Bilstein 5160 rear shocks DIY bed rail system AJT TSS relocation bracket AJT interior chrome delete bits and pieces Caliraised LED 32" light bar bracket GG Lighting 32" light bar
    Yep. Almost from day 1 of owning it. 20k miles later and no issues.

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  13. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:05 AM
    Famof5Tundy

    Famof5Tundy New Member

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    Yeah the red ring would ONLY go around the start button. Other than that I like the centerpiece look of climate control and everything. By blacking out everything else I think it makes it look clean. Without it there were just too many colors and shiny things. Now it looks like a clean design. The red might just look cool around the start. I might even do a red TRD engine sticker like I had on my 17 Tacoma. It looked cool and appropriate.
     
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  14. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:20 AM
    War Machine

    War Machine SSEM # 5 SKDM # 23

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    Yes sir, several of us have. What do you want to know?
     
  15. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:44 AM
    RBB

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    Blackout badges, tailgate insert, sill protectors
    I was curious as to how thick they were, does it make them look bulky? or is it a pretty thin plastic? Also, do they just clip over top with a pressure fit or do they glue on? Thanks in advance for responding:)
     
  16. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:46 AM
    Redrider29

    Redrider29 HARDTRD

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    Paint matched mirror caps, grill surround, hood bulge, and Bumper Shellz Wireless phone charger in center consule TRD rear sway bar Black painted TRD off road wheels with TRD center caps Black emblems TRD air filter Tyger roll up tonneau cover Extra USB plugs in cab TRD Pro grill Paint matched Bumper Shellz 1.25" Spider Trax spacers Lamin-x fog light covers yellow-removed Diode Dynamics SS3 amber fogs Bilstein 5160 rear shocks DIY bed rail system AJT TSS relocation bracket AJT interior chrome delete bits and pieces Caliraised LED 32" light bar bracket GG Lighting 32" light bar
    They are pretty thin. They are held in place with some thin straps of 3M double sided tape.
     
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  17. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:46 AM
    RBB

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    Just saw the pics from the other guys, so it looks like dounle sidede tape and they dont look bulky. I'm sold. Thanks everyone.
     
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  18. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:59 AM
    War Machine

    War Machine SSEM # 5 SKDM # 23

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    Yeah, they aren’t bulky. You can’t really tell they’re overlays unless you look really close. Just clean the badges and wipe them down with alcohol before you put the overlays on.
     
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  19. Sep 16, 2020 at 11:04 AM
    War Machine

    War Machine SSEM # 5 SKDM # 23

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    Just happened to have an extra set in the truck. This is what they look like:

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  20. Sep 16, 2020 at 11:27 AM
    19crewmaxTRD

    19crewmaxTRD Tundra Enthusiast

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    I’m going to slide some heat shrink over the shaft to and see how I like it with the black instead of the chrome.
     
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  21. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:26 PM
    Beesta

    Beesta New Member

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  22. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:35 PM
    Hightide

    Hightide Kinda’ new, but old

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    AlahhBama!
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    Lots of do-dads.
    A number of folks have inquired about my “beefy”, no bounce rigid fog light mounts.

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    These are actually mounts that I had leftover from an automatic gate opener.
    https://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Mule-MM572W-Automatic-Opener/dp/B07YP7JXWT

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    I did find these as a kit, but may be a little too expensive to purchase for just the mounts.
    https://www.ebay.com/c/1068045764

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    If one really wanted these mounts, and were persistent, they could find them more cheaply I’m sure.
    Even contacting the manufacturer to ask for “ replacements” may yield good returns.
    I was just fortunate enough to have some left over.

    As you can see from the pics, the pre stamped holes make for easy mounting and a place to relocate the wire bracket and the upper slots give some adjustments on the light themselves.

    Hope this helps.

    These brackets will not bounce!
     
  23. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:36 PM
    Hightide

    Hightide Kinda’ new, but old

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    Lots of do-dads.

    I was going to wrap mine.
    I didn’t even think about heat shrink tubing.
    So much easier.

    DUH!

    Thanks for the idea!
     
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  24. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:38 PM
    jr1016

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    As a lot had already said they're great. When I first installed them it felt cheap but it grew on me. I even took my truck to the car wash and they survived it, that was one of my worries.
     
  25. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:42 PM
    DCGymRat303

    DCGymRat303 Psalms 91

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    Now that's my idea off the perfect looking tundra
     
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  26. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:43 PM
    MKKnuds

    MKKnuds God, Truck, Guns, Beer

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    Tonneau cover, PlastiDip emblems
    I have a 2nd Gen.

    Will these work for mine?

    Also where can you find them?

    I just started a thread on the 2nd gen asking about this exact thing a few minutes ago! Haha!
     
  27. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:46 PM
    Hightide

    Hightide Kinda’ new, but old

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    Lots of do-dads.
  28. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:53 PM
    HaveFun

    HaveFun Happy to be here

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    Yep, didn’t get a chance last night but will tonight and post.

    thanks! Yes, new headlights are LED.
     
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  29. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:56 PM
    3xYOTA

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    do you live in Texas? If so how are you able to tint the windshield with anything other then clear? Thats a gold mine for DPS.
     
  30. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    Rc23 New Member

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    ECGS Clamshell bushing install...while replacing a cv axle.
    *side, if anyone want to do this I used the install and removal tools once and I'll save you a few bucks - pm me

     

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