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Local shop is installing my Long Tubes tomorrow. Any helpful advice to pass on to him? He has been installed headers before, but not long tubes to a Gen2 Tundra. I did a search, but could not find the information I once read about hints such as putting the middle bolt through first before the end bolts.

All help is appreciated. Any advice with the Rear Sim or O2 sensors welcome as well!

The more advice I give him will mean less $$$ perhaps since it won't take him as long. He is saying around $300 as an estimate.
 

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Wish I could help, but as you know I had them installed. I know he took a while. I had lower quotes, but they said depends on time. My guy did them for $500 with before and after dyno, no matter how long it took.
 

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Alright, they are installed and running without a CEL so far. I can definitely notice the power increase for sure. Unfortunately, it is raining in STL so I can't check out the power from the start; however, on the go and stepping on it allows me to feel the pull from about 30 to 60 very quickly. The rear sim was not the easiest task at all; luckily, a former player/student of mine is very intelligent in this area and was able to wire it all up (his dad owns the shop so the dad, him and his brother did the install for $300. The sound is very nice as well, especially when I step on it. Thanks Red4RR for taking my call. The O2s were a small problem, but they were able to get some of the good thread to tighten; hopefully, I won't need a new one(s).

Some pics and videos w/ sound will come soon on a new thread. I will include the DT Long Tubes and Stebel Big Daddy Horn Setup. The lowering kit should be on within the week. It is crazy in how big the LTs are compared to the stocks.

My wheel is scratched from them trying to loosen the lugs. Any advice on where to go to maybe get it touched up and buffed?

Look for my new thread coming soon when the weather allows me.......
 

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Don't forget to change your sig! Congrats.
Thanks, just did! Can't wait until my Unichip comes in and to put the HIGH 93 Octane in and HIT THE GAS!
 

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Alright, they are installed and running without a CEL so far. I can definitely notice the power increase for sure. Unfortunately, it is raining in STL so I can't check out the power from the start; however, on the go and stepping on it allows me to feel the pull from about 30 to 60 very quickly. The rear sim was not the easiest task at all; luckily, a former player/student of mine is very intelligent in this area and was able to wire it all up (his dad owns the shop so the dad, him and his brother did the install for $300. The sound is very nice as well, especially when I step on it. Thanks Red4RR for taking my call. The O2s were a small problem, but they were able to get some of the good thread to tighten; hopefully, I won't need a new one(s).

Some pics and videos w/ sound will come soon on a new thread. I will include the DT Long Tubes and Stebel Big Daddy Horn Setup. The lowering kit should be on within the week. It is crazy in how big the LTs are compared to the stocks.

My wheel is scratched from them trying to loosen the lugs. Any advice on where to go to maybe get it touched up and buffed?

Look for my new thread coming soon when the weather allows me.......
Very cool. I'm looking forward to your review of the DT LTs.
Is the same shop doing your drop? Which drop kit did you end up buying?
 

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Congrats also. :tu:
 

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Dang man! I wish I woulda seen this thread before I trucked through St Louis the other day. Friggin' got stuck on the bridge on I-70 by St. Charles (right??) for an hour and a half moving about 10 miles.

Can't wait for the sound clips.

-rockstate
 

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Very cool. I'm looking forward to your review of the DT LTs.
Is the same shop doing your drop? Which drop kit did you end up buying?
They may end up doing my drop if my other friend/associate doesn't do it soon. I bought a TundraRacing 2051 Kit w/ short shocks and mounting for my sway bar. 2" in front and 4.5" in rear (rear has 3 height levels to choose from).

Dang man! I wish I woulda seen this thread before I trucked through St Louis the other day. Friggin' got stuck on the bridge on I-70 by St. Charles (right??) for an hour and a half moving about 10 miles.

Can't wait for the sound clips.

-rockstate
I live at 255/55 area. I am about 30 minutes from St. Charles. You were right by the Casino in St. Charles. That area is expanding residentially and commercially plus the bridge down a little further on 40 going in to St. Charles is getting ready to be redesigned, etc. Let me know when you will be through again, I will try to meet up.......
 

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I will post the below in my new thread too, but here it is so I don't forget to mention the process.

Follow the directions carefully on the Headers install. Use a lift if possible, but loosen up the lugs before you raise it (I think my installers, friends/associates, scratched my wheels trying to take them off while they were on the lift); this will allow you more room to work. Be very careful with the O2s as they had to file both of mine to get to some workable threads to get them mounted back in; luckily it worked as far as I know up to this point.

Have someone who knows wiring well (hots, ground, etc.) It is a bit difficult to solder so get some connectors and shrink wrapping. A couple wire ties to mount the sim box to the "L" shaped clip that held the harness in.

I have no codes popping up, knock on WOOD!
 

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Congrats on the install. Was the install a total pain? $300 is a great price. Let us know what you think about the power once the rain stops there.
 

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Congrats on the install. Was the install a total pain? $300 is a great price. Let us know what you think about the power once the rain stops there.
I will let you all know about the POWER for sure! I plan to do some recording today after work as long as the weather permits. $300 is a great price for sure, but I do need to repair the front wheel from when they hit it with the lug wrench/bar. I have a few companies to contact here in STL who seem to do a great job; I may have them take care of all 4 wheels if they are not too expensive to make them look like new for the summer.
 
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