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YZed's 2017 MGM SR5 Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by Yzed608, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Jul 1, 2017 at 8:56 PM
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    Yzed608

    Yzed608 [OP] New Member

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    Would have thought of a wittier cool sounding build title, but I don't have a nice classy (or non-classy?) name picked out for her yet...

    So I finally have the vehicle of my dreams! I've wanted a Tacoma for 2.5-3 years, I've reasearched countless hours on them, read loads of build logs, and have tons of bookmarks on tips/wanted products. When I finally started to get serious about wanting to buy a new truck, what I could find used with what I wanted was either impossible to find or almost priced like new, and what I would really want in a new truck was slightly lower priced than what I would want in a new Tundra. So why not pay a little more and get a larger more capable Tundra?

    Drove the Tundra off the lot with 61 miles on it.
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    What I left behind at the dealer was a hand-me-down 2001 Mazda MPV mini van. Was free so I can't complain but started to have issues and started to not trust it for longer drives other than commute. Last photo of it:
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    Truck Info/Factory Equipment:
    2017 Tundra SR5 5.7l MGM DC Regular Bed with SR5 Upgrade and TRD Offroad Package
    Heated outside tow mirrors
    All weather floor mats & door sill protectors
    Black tube steps
    Black Tailgate insert

    Protection:
    • RCI Off Road Engine Skid Plate Aluminum Black Powder Coat
    • RCI Off Road Trans/Transfer-Case Skid Plate Aluminum Black Powder Coat
    • SDHQ ABS Guards

    Interior:
    • Changed Entune Startup Image
    • Changed Entune Screen Off Image

    Exterior:
    • TRD Pro Grill
    • Colormatched Hood Bulge
    • Colormatched Front Bumper Caps (need to install)

    Future Plans:
    LineX Bed Liner
    Colormatched Rear Bumper Caps
    Seat Covers
    Tonneau Cover

    Had to take her for a photo shoot...
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    Her first beer run, this center console could handle a 24 pack no problem!
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    Changed Entune on screen:
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    Changed Entune "off" screen:
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    First fill-up showed 17.4MPG, truck said 15.9 average MPG (including whatever the first 61 miles were).

    So far I love it! Look forward to being a part of the Tundra family. Will update this post and thread as the truck progresses. Thanks so far for the info I've found here and for the future help!

    Edit: Let me know if photo sizes are huge, not sure how this board handles photo resizing and what-not.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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  2. Aug 13, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    Berdine

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    Great start! Love the color!
     
  3. Aug 13, 2017 at 7:33 PM
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    Welcome and great color!!
     
  4. Aug 13, 2017 at 7:41 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ King Shock Pimp

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    Wouldn't mind seeing some YZ's either....
     
  5. Aug 26, 2017 at 8:57 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Any plans for a lift and bigger tires since you're armoring er up?
     
  6. Aug 26, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    Coolhardy

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    OP, somebody is already putting ideas in your head....
     
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  7. Aug 26, 2017 at 11:29 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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  8. Aug 27, 2017 at 6:21 AM
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    Very nice, congrats and welcome from the Show Me State!!
     
  9. Dec 4, 2017 at 9:58 PM
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    Yzed608

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone! Sorry for the late reply here, busy with end of summer activities and hunting/holidays, plus I wasn't getting any notifications on replies for some reason.

    A few updates to it. I received my TRD Pro grill and color matched hood bulge and installed them back in August. This was taken right after they were installed:
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    I also received color matched front bumper caps but haven't installed them yet, as of now will most likely wait until Spring to do so.

    Did install the ABS guards in July, and finally got the RCI engine/trans skid set on just this weekend. Was a pain doing it myself with no lift though. Some of the bolts are in hard to reach spots and had to find what angle was most efficient to lay under the truck to tighten everything. Lots of crawling around under the truck, I really like the protection on them though!
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    Before with stock skid removed:
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    Here's my (other) baby, 2010 yz125:
    Boyesen rad valve reed cage
    Boysen power x wing
    FMF fatty
    FMF turbinecore 2
    Supersprox stealth rear sprocket 49t (+1 from stock)
    ODI cft bars (back to stock Pro Tapers)
    WC radiator braces
    WC glide plate
    WC frame guards
    WC hour meter
    Cycra stealth dx handguards
    Cycra front rotor guard
    Lightspeed right lug guard
    2001 yz125 rear fender decals
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    Took off a Friday to use a vacation day up:
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    What I like to call my "winter mistress", 2004 SXVenom.
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    In the future yes, I don't want to change tires until these wear out though, and I'm not quite sure what route I would go for lift. I'd probably be happy with 34's and 3" lift front and back (or close to, might be unpopular but I like the rake look...). I'd really like 35's but not a fan of having to cut things... I need to do some more research before that point though. From what I've read it seems like the Tundras are fairly forgiving at higher droop numbers for part longevity. I'd like to keep proper bump stop engagement (if that means changing them out) and downtravel though so ride quality is still good.


    Next I will get the bed LineX sprayed, most likely in Spring now also. Was in there a couple times when it was wet and it's slippery! My father's 2005 Tundra has had it on since the beginning and it has held up great. Also have been looking for a tonneau cover that can handle a bike in the back without being totally removed. Also been thinking about seat covers...

    This site is a bad influence for my bank account! :cheers:
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2017 at 7:57 PM
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    Yzed608

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    Updated first post, some of the photos should be smaller now too.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    Yzed608

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    I could just be imagining it, but I swear the truck sounds louder (exhaust) after the skid plate install. Could be echoing off of it, but like I said I may just be imagining it. Makes me want to get an exhaust system for it...
     

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