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So after reading alot posts about DIY mods, I thought I would give one a try. I did the BHLM, after reading alot, I found that one gave me the inspriation to did it. I beleive that it was "altolearn's" write up with pics about the 2010 model with the headlight motor assembly not being affected by baking. It went really smooth. I baked the headlights at 250 for 11 mins. I did remove some gaskets and torx screws prior to baking. Here is the link to the thread by alotolearn. http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/188288-2010-bhlm-baked-not-fried/

I also installed a AFE cold air intake, that I had purchased from ltsamson. Thanks ltsamson it arrived intact. Everything went really smooth with the install as well. I found that AFe had upgraded their instructions and they were very easy to understand and read. Great photos too. Man, what a difference, she sounds nice and mean. Great performance too!:beavbutt: I did do research on cold air intakes and found the AFe was the one recommended for the Tundra. I found most complaints were justified, and a few with alittle mechanical ability pretty easy to fix. One such as the emblem on the box, with alittle helpo from a heat gun, I was able to peel off and reattach, so it reads correctly when looking in the engine compartment.

Well here are a few pics, and a Great Thanks to this forum!!:first: Everyones inputs make doing things alittle easier to manage and makes it easier to explain to the wife why I am doing things.

John "Woody" Wood
 

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Krewitup, Gotta love it baby!!! More power!!!!!!! I love your quote, I am a fireman/ Driver Engineer/ EMT I. Are You as well?
 

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Nice!!
 

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Hey another Utahn! Hey you got the same truck as me.

Looks good man!
 

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Thanks, in regards to the Afe, LOOOVE IT!!! The growl is very nice, no drone effect at cruisin speed. The fit is great and looks well...you can see it fits right in the color scheme of the engine compartment. The next mod will be to paint the engine cover with some black effects. Slowyota, ya I live up north area, Ogden. I bought from Menlove in Jan. I sure miss my LandCruiser. But love the power, style and room of the Tundra CM.
 

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Nice work - I'm still on the fence about the BHLM - not sure if I want to do it with my Pyrite
 

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I say go for it! It adds alot to the front, I think with any color. Especially if you have the OEM grill that is black. It ties everything together. My wife gave me a hard time about it, since I did it early Sunday am. Then she saw a stock Tundra and comparing the two, since we were parked grill to grill, SHE LOVES IT! It does give the appearence of smoked lenses without the black out effect on the lights. I wouldn't be nervous, it is very easy to do.
 

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In one addition, I did do the stock intake mod to the AFe for a very good seal at the fender area. I took the time to silicone the stock fender seal to the AFe box. This mod was noted in the TundraTalk.net
 

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That is the same CAI I am looking to buy. I read some good stuff about it too, it is more recommended than the Volant or K&N. Looks good in the ride, what were some of the complaints that you saw about it? and do they hold true?
 

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Nice work - I'm still on the fence about the BHLM - not sure if I want to do it with my Pyrite
i wouldnt on your truck since u have chrome door handles and bumper...if u lost those i'd say go for it...i thought about it on mine but i have chrome grille/polished billet insert, chrome bumper, chrome door handles and mirrors and of course the bullbar and lights so i kinda stuck with shiny :)
 

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Some that I read were about not seeing any performance gains. Some said it was too loud. But I have read so many inputs from here, using the search, and other forums it is hard to weight the cons against the pros. Which I felt and agree, the pros out weights the cons, and is worth every penny spent. Which if you shop around, can find for pretty sweet deals. I lucked out and got mine from a member here. So far, I have felt a great increase in throttle, and HP,( butt dyno). I will see about MPG's after a fresh take of fuel, and calculating by hand the MPG. I just don't rely on the computer, but my feelings on it. Overall, I AM VERY HAPPY with the intake and would highly recommend the AFe.
 

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i wouldnt on your truck since u have chrome door handles and bumper...if u lost those i'd say go for it...i thought about it on mine but i have chrome grille/polished billet insert, chrome bumper, chrome door handles and mirrors and of course the bullbar and lights so i kinda stuck with shiny :)
I agree with ya here. If you have chrome, it would clash. I didn't noticed that you did. Until I read your sig line.
 

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Fantastic job and choices!
 

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i've noticed the new 4-runners have a BHLM as an option from the factory... looks good man.
 

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Thanks for everyones inputs. I can't wait for the next idea to pop up on this forum. If you are on the fence about doing the BHLM, and have any questions about how I did or need info, PLEASE feel free to send a PM. I will gladly reply with any of my knowledge that I learned by doing this mod. Or if anyone has questions reagarding the AFe, feel free to do the same. Once again, I give thanks to the guys who have put their info out there for the rest of us to try or do.

Woody
 

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I said I would report back with my mileage with the AFe CAI. Well, after a new tank and I would say 60/40 split of freeway and street driving. I received a whopping 19.5 mpg. I calculated the mileage by hand and did not rely on the computer. The computer said 17 mpg. Things to note, I did not use a heavy foot, on the freeway I maintain around 70-75 mph and speed control. In the city, I drove very easily ( light foot). The throttle response is touchy but once you get that down I think you get massive mileage results.

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