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Today is cosmetic. I'm replacing the factory radio antenna with a short plastic fixed stubby. Using Plasti Dip on the troublesome rear rubber window trim, painting the faded rear corner posts, and restoring the oxidized rear bumper and side steps to be black again. Got new tires yesterday.


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Upgraded. After 8 years it's time to say goodbye to my beloved 03. It's been the best truck I've ever owned and will serve the next owner for many more good years to come.

Last Friday a buddy who works at the local Toyota dealer texted me pics of an 06 DC he just took in on trade, 121k miles, never seen snow was stored every winter while the owners spent winter in Florida, timing belt done, body is perfect and frame too. Super score got it for $10k. So far lifted the front 2.5", new 285 Kumho AT51's, Kenwood deck, Magnaflow muffler and 2.5" tail pipe(cause I had it), transferred my Hellwig sway bars, and some other stuff.
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Installed Rancho Quick lift struts today, took about 4 hrs for both sides. That being said it was more than half of that time was fighting to get the bottom shock bolts in. The washer head bolt had to be put in at a odd angle because of the 4wd CV shaft. I considered grinding a flat spot on the washer head to clear the shaft but I opted against it and fought the fight. Anyway, I definitely like the more aggressive stance,(and my old shock bushings were wore out and every where i drove sounded like a squeaky bed) and the ride is greatly improved. I also set the ranchos on 6.
 

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New Gas Cap. The old one knew I was thinking about getting one and fell off the day after I put a new one in my basket.
More sensitive than I ever imagined a gas cap to be.

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Installed Rancho Quick lift struts today, took about 4 hrs for both sides. That being said it was more than half of that time was fighting to get the bottom shock bolts in. The washer head bolt had to be put in at a odd angle because of the 4wd CV shaft. I considered grinding a flat spot on the washer head to clear the shaft but I opted against it and fought the fight. Anyway, I definitely like the more aggressive stance,(and my old shock bushings were wore out and every where i drove sounded like a squeaky bed) and the ride is greatly improved. I also set the ranchos on 6.
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Lets see, looked into my front drivers side wheel well, admired the rusted out frame then drove to the dealer and pick up a new to me 2016 Tundra DC Inferno.
The time had come
 
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I was thinking you had a plumbing job awaiting ! I'm repairing a rotted fence post myself.
Tomorrow I'll be visiting the Big Box Store for some pressure treated 4x4 lumber to finish the repair.
 

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Well...... what I did to my first gen today was trade it for a 2017 tacoma. I will miss the green machine and I want to thank all on here for all the helpful info. Many times I used the searched function (LOL) to find the info I needed when tackling a project. Anyway, I am going to still be a lurker to see whats going on in Tundra world.
 

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I found a new way to lose tailgaters.... one of my ways home is a little road out of Gahanna Ohio called Clarkstate road, anyway I've been traveling this road for 30+ years I love the twist and turns and rarely do I use any brakes, depending what section you are on it can be 35 or 45 or 50 mph, so I'm in a 45 mph section going bout 49 & all of a sudden all I see is a Buick windshield in my rearview mirror, & I'm thinking wow you are really close, & here comes the first fun turn bare right cross a bridge into a sharp left turn w/o even slowing down the tailgater almost went into the ditch since he could not see the road & I never slowed down. next turn sharp right-hander & he's still on my bumper, he crosses the center yellow line since he's still so close he can smell my exhaust. it took three turns for him to learn it helps to see the road for yourself. It would also been fun to have video. out the back of my 05.
 

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Overdue to do mine again. got almost everything else possible besides injector cleaning.and changing out O2 Sensors, but was looking at them just a few days ago. not so hard to get to, and I already have them in my stock, so thanks for the nudge!!
 

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Huge difference. With the lengthened Suspension Maxx swaybar links.
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Also did trans kit with 4 quarts of Amsoil. Oil change.
 

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Nothing too exciting with the tundra lately other than driving it. Today it got some much needed new tires. Which of course got broken in right away out at the barn feeding the horses

That looks great. What's the tire size?
 
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