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Going to try and document the mods on my truck from here on out and gather everything in one place.

I got the truck several years ago from Eric. He was going to law school and needed/wanted a more practical truck. So I traded him for a 2005 Tundra 4x4 with low(er) miles.

It all started with my friend crashing my first Tundra. Insurance took very good care of me and allowed me to buy the 2005.


Sometime is 2004?




Installed by Toyota. No problems since day 1 with ~170k miles on it now


Eric had it linked/lowered/???



He used it.




At some point Eric got tired of pavement, and put some glassworks front and rear fenders on




As well as a spacer lift and some mud terrains


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The truck sounds great, but threw codes due to bad cats. I ordered some universal ones and had them shipped to a friend out of state. Passes smog without issue and well below the limits but throws a PO420 code. I solved that by adding a URD O2 Simulator which eliminates that code and makes it smoggable. It has TRD headers to magnaflow muffler dual in dual out. There is no drone and runs all the way past the axle to minimize noise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gbYtXyssog

I didn’t like the glassworks front fenders so I sold them and bough some Mcneil 6”. Did a shitty rattle can paint job to protect the fiberglass.


I had already broken a spindle before and didn’t want to ever experience that again. So I bought Solo spindles. I also swapped out the 600lb coils for 700lb. I upgraded to 35s on 17s so that the tires on my 4runner and the Tundra were interchangeable. Plus they filled the truck out better with the spindles.


Kind of gives you and idea about how big they are. This also shows that my shock is actually limiting my travel


After adding the 35s, I couldn’t stand the power loss and so I added 4.56s and an ARB powered by CO2. I added an ammo can to hold the CO2 regulator when I wasn’t using it. I Herculined the bed because it was starting to rust. It has held up really well and was super easy to do





The 4.56s were replaced when I found a deal on a set of 4.88s. These really are the better choice with 35s.However they revealed how much axle wrap I was still getting. So I built a traction bar and did got rid of ubolts to use 4 grade 8 bolts. Problem solved. These are the only pictures I have of the rear setup.There isn’t much to see anyway. Just 4” Fox air bumps on the outside of the frame, 18” Fox Tripples mounted off the front of the axle. Longer shackles, but nothing fancy



Did a few trips to Pismo







After losing about $500 of truck parts out of my bed, I needed a tailgate. I started out wanting to have a tiregate so I built one to hold a 35” tire. After finishing it, I decided the tire would be annoying to have on the back all the time. So now it just serves as a tailgate. I don’t carry a spare unless I go offroad because theft is pretty common where I live and I park in a commuter lot for days on end. Also boxed in the rear of the frame with 1/4” square tubing


Added UCA bolt gussets, TC shock hoop, and made a cross brace. Too little too late because my buckets had already flexed in and UCA bolt had already bent. My truck doesn’t align very well anymore and heimed UCA are in the future.




Took it to Pismo again and let my friend drive a little. He promptly got it stuck. Ive been stuck ONCE in the truck in all the times Ive been to Pismo. HP and spooled rear makes it really easy to drive around


Messed up the transmission on that trip. With the 4.88s, the truck was constantly searching for the right gear especially when the supercharger kicked in. Replaced it with a 20K mile junkyard one. While I had the junkyard transmission, I shimmed the accumulators. Awesome upgrade that I wish I did before



As soon as the transmission was back in and everything checked out, I broke my 6 month old set of 4.88s. I don’t know if the new transmission was able to transfer torque better or what. I had my stock 4.10 third sitting around and it has been miserable driving without the 4.88s



Added an adjustable proportioning valve. Big improvement


I added an electronic shifter to solve the problem of the transmission constantly shifting offroad. This allows me to set it in whichever gear I want and go without having the truck downshift every time it loses traction. One switch is for auto/manual, one for manual TC lockup/no lockup/ auto lockup, and then several switches for the ARB, line lock, whatever else I need. Transmission temp guage is mostly out of curiosity. The console isn’t beautiful, it was my first time working with aluminum, and its dispensable if I ever change it




My list of things to do before summer:
I have some SAW threaded bodies to add because used 8” bypasses are few and far between
shorten my front bumpstops,
rebuild the rear shocks
add rear disc brakes and get new wheel bearings
Get a clevis to add heim to inner tie rod
Buy a 220 welder to build a cage
 

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Hey man..what lb springs are you running you running on your coil overs?
 

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In most of the pictures I had 700lb. I had 600, went to 700, and back at 600. 700 is WAY too much spring
 

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Its perfect for the auto, I have no 5sp desires anymore lol. I used to have drive around in 2, which limited how fast I could go. Now I can just shift around like a manual and then put it in auto mode for the drive home. The price is right and its a quality piece I cant say enough good things about it
 

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Neat that Tundra has been on both sides of the fence now. Nice choice to go LT.
 

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so did you make that Shifter box or buy it? how does it work? Does it use a manuel transmission or hook up to an auto one?? Sounds dope and useful. Siiick tundra btw
 
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