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Zach's 08 Hunting Rig Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by zcarpenter92, May 1, 2016.

  1. May 1, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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    zcarpenter92

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    This Tundra has done a little bit of everything in its life with me: it’s been a daily driver, a farm truck (only for a hot second, thank God!), my weekend long distance rig, and now it’s the weekend driver and my hunting rig. Despite being 12 years old, she only has 136,000 miles as of December 2020.

    The Canvas: “Gadsden”
    • Bought January 2015
    • Desert Sand 2008 Tundra TRD SR5
    • 5.7L 4x4
    • 67,000 miles
    • BFG Rugged Terrain A/Ts 275/65/18
    • Truxedo soft roll tonneau
    image.jpg

    Mods/Stuff Added
    • Toyota center console cover
    • Cabelas Hunters Tackleback
    • Paracord wrapped "oh shit" handles, front and back done
    • Tundras.com sticker mod (from what I've heard, it adds 5 hp :))
    • Hood and window deflectors
    • Salex organizer
    • Steering wheel cover
    • Center console firearm mod
    • Plastidipped Grill Emblem
    • Toytec Shift Knob
    • Rear Diff Breather
    • Toytec/Radflo 2.5’s with shackles on 1.5” setting and 2.0 Boss shocks
    • LT295/70R18 Ridge Grapplers
    • FN BFDs, 18x9 +12 offset
    • Partial debadge
    • Husky 2.5 ton low-pro floor jack
    • Husky 2.5 ton jack stands
    • Spray in bedliner
    • WeatherTech floor mats
    • Rear seat cover for the pup
    • Hi lift jack
    • Flashing emergency triangles
    • Matching spare wheel with full size tire
    • Du-Ha underseat storage
    • Vehicle OCD Center Console Organizer Tray
    • iKross Cup Mount holder
    • Backseat organizer
    • Emergency road flares
    • Noco GB40 jumpstarter
    • Rad Rubber Design splash guards
    • Vofono 13” Spiral Antenna
    • Victory 4x4 Strike front bumper with hoop
      • Baja Designs Squadron SAE fogs
      • Victory 4x4 license plate flip
      • Victory 4x4 perforated lightbar filler
    • GRIP 20’ snatch strap
    • Sylvania Silverstar Ultra bulbs - Low and high beam
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    Mods in Progress

    • Battery hold down bracket
    • DIY bed rails (front and sides)
    Mods Removed
    • Toolbox
    • DIY bedrails (sides of bed)
    • Tonneau cover
    • 5” antenna
    • 13” antenna
    “Eventually” Mods as of November 2020
    Suspension

    • UCA's
    • Progressive leaf pack
    Lighting
    • Headlights w/ HID's or LED’s
    • LED tails
    • Ditch lights
    Exterior
    • Backup and front facing camera
    Armor
    • Sliders
    • Rear bumper
    • RCI engine, gas tank and drivetrain skids
    • SDHQ ABS guards
    Interior
    • Touch screen stereo w/ nav
    • Seat covers
    • Husky Weatherbeaters
    • Window tint
    Bed
    • TC bed stiffeners
    • Storage of some kind (toolbox/chest, something)
    Recovery Gear
    • TREDPros/Maxtraxx
    • Murder Spork
    Safety
    • First aid kit
    • Fire extinguisher
     

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  2. May 1, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis I need a beer.

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    Nice start and one hell of a planned mod list!
     
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  3. May 1, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    Well I plan on running this pickup until it blows up, so I might as well make it how I want!
     
  4. May 1, 2016 at 7:07 PM
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    Black Wolf

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    About freakin time Zach!!!!!!!!! You and I are pretty much on the same page. (money tree wise) I need your opinion on ALCAN springs. I want DAKARs, but ALCAN is in Grand Junction. More pricey , but Colorado made. I'm actually thinking about making the trip there to have the ALCAN folks do an up close and personal look for the best way to go. I realize you are literally at the other end of the state and maybe the best bet is to call them: http://www.alcanspring.com/


    Maybe we ("Bob") can get them on board for a Tundras.com discount. I'm all for helping out small local companys that have limited budgets, let alone for advertizing. Anybody have ALCAN springs???? I'm going to give them call tomorrow to see what's up. Grand Junction is a pretty cool town on the Colorado River. Not far from Moab!!!
     
  5. May 1, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    I haven't been able to glean much on Alcan. I'd love a reason to go up to GJ though, the only towns I've been to on the Western Slope is Walden and Delta. Absolutely beautiful country up there.
     
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  6. May 1, 2016 at 7:53 PM
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    Not to mention the small minor mountain range in between:

    o-ROCKY-MOUNTAINS-COLORADO-facebook.jpg
     
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  7. May 1, 2016 at 8:10 PM
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    ALCAN has a link to ToyTec. Wonder why ToyTec doesn't have a link to ALCAN. Nothing about ALCAN on ToyTec's site. I'm kind of curious about that.
     
  8. May 1, 2016 at 8:27 PM
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    I purchased Alcan for my 07 Tacoma in the past. We're def decent. Thinking of going the OME Dakar next year in the rear. We will see.
     
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  9. May 2, 2016 at 6:01 AM
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    I like the price of the Dakars too.
     
  10. May 2, 2016 at 2:22 PM
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    Your mods list would keep me busy & broke for quite a while! I have the Cabelas tackleback in my truck also,great way to carry several long guns, without using up valuable floor or seat space!
     
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  11. May 2, 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    Oh they'll keep me broke for awhile too ha. I'd like to upgrade to a pair of Condition Zero Rackbone mounts, but they run around $190-275/each.

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    $190

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    $275

    This one is entirely different, and idk if it'd work with as well with the full center consoles that Tundras generally have. Might be worth a try though, these only run $35
    <http://discretedefensesolutions.com/shop/vehicle-accessories/ar15-truck-console-mount/>
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  12. May 15, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    After a weekend of drinking and thus not getting anything done on the Tundra, figured I'd clean the interior out a bit. Snapped this pic after getting a laugh at how small my GMC work truck looks compared to my baby.

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  13. May 19, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    Updated OP.
     
  14. May 19, 2016 at 9:40 PM
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    By the way, I just re-read your build thread. Time to start shortening that mod list.............. I may have to check out that Cabelas Hunters Tackleback. Very much a need to have.
     
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  15. May 19, 2016 at 9:48 PM
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    They're a decent addition, especially for $14.

    It may be till the end of the month before I add something, likely hood and window deflectors, steering wheel cover, center console organizer, and DIY backup lights. My two month layoff did some damage to the bank acct :(
     
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  16. May 20, 2016 at 5:42 AM
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    That money tree thing :frusty:
     
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  17. May 29, 2016 at 3:03 PM
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    Just ordered AVS tape on window deflectors and the hood bug deflector from AutoAnything. Hopefully they'll be here by next weekend so I can install them!
     
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  18. Jun 4, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    Bad news: the water pump on my Tundra is leaking, so sometime this month I'm gonna have to part with what would be a good chunk of change for mods to replace it :annoyed:
     
  19. Jun 12, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    Got the hood and window deflectors on today, and wrapped the back row oh shit handles. Me and my dad wound up losing one of the plastic push in dealios while putting on the hood deflector, thankfully my Grandpa had some of the same ones in his garage! After that got done I finally cleaned my WeatherTechs and the rest of the truck, the mats are fairly discolored after only 17,000 something miles so I'll be buying Husky's here in the next few months. Also bought some plasti dip to do the grill decal in black, if it's dry tomorrow after work I'll probably do it then.

    Thinking I'm going to order the center console organizer and stubby antenna either tonight or tomorrow :) will go get a SW cover tomorrow.
     
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  20. Jul 9, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    Finally added a toolbox
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  21. Jul 9, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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    Nice box Zach. Still leaves you some room to slide/fit stuff under it. Not compromising bed length.
     
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    Get that water pump replaced?
     
  23. Jul 9, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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    That was the goal, unfortunately if I haul my four wheeler I can't close the tailgate but that's pretty rare that I have it in my personal truck. I'd like to leave enough room where I could fit one of the bed tents in there in the future.

    Not yet, the dealership said they found a few drops from it but I haven't seen any evidence that it's leaking. The way my service advisor phrased it was that "it may go out tomorrow or it may be a year from now, just keep an eye on it and we'll replace it once it's really leaking." I haven't seen any less liquid in the tank or high temps so it seems ok.
     
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  24. Jul 9, 2017 at 11:16 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Dude! I didn't know you had a build thread. Doing great man. You'll love the tool box. I've had em and loved em. Gotta keep working at organization or you'll start piling stuff that doesn't belong ;)
     
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    Z, where did you get that console cover. Thanks
     
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    Glad to help brother.:thumbsup:
     
  29. Jul 10, 2017 at 5:57 AM
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    I think I found it on EBay or Amazon.
     
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  30. Jul 10, 2017 at 6:59 AM
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    Great mod list so far man! Keep it up!
     

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