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Like the title says, what all transformation has your truck been through?

Mine started with just a bedliner, then exhaust, then to the brush guard about a year later and tires a few months after that.

I stuck with the brush guard and it was a nice addition and complimented the tires.

Of course, about a year later, I got an itch. A pill got rid of that once a day for a week.

After that, I got another itch and put on the OME lift. The truck looks great, rides great, functions great, and has better traction because it shifted some weight to the rear end. Even with a full load it doesn't squat beyond believe.

So, in what order and why have you done the mods you've done?

She was a purdy one:


Brush guard and stock pansy tires...



Brush guard and new tires



Andd, all of it put together.







-rockstate
 

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I sent mine back for a recal. They did find a minor issue and corrected gratis. :tu:
 

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I traded in my 2007 Tundra CrewMax on a whim for a 2009 CrewMax, with the intention of sorting it properly.

I have done a bunch of stuff, including TRD SC, TRD 2/4 suspension, and some other stuff.

The first picture is on a trip to Yosemite in April 2009. The other is from 2 days ago in my driveway, after the rims went on.

I am liking the way the thing is looking so far.
 

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I am liking the way the thing is looking so far.
I really like the smoked tail lenses. Very sharp.

I removed the giant rear head rests.
Removed the HC filter and routed cold air from the right fog light opening to the air box.
Swapped the steelies for SR5 aluminum wheels.
Removed front tow hooks.
McGaughy's 2/4 drop.
Installed Lakewood traction bars.
Added a shell.
Added lights to the front end.
Painted the grill emblem.
Installed Monroe air shocks in the rear.

To Do List:
BHLM.
Supercharger.
Fabricate better traction bars.
Tint the glass.
...and thanks to Colt Nasty, smoke the tail lenses.
 

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I really like the smoked tail lenses. Very sharp.
Thanks. They are the LEDs from Longo Toyota.

I initially did a black tail-light mod myself, and then had a shop clear coat the lens and REALLY black the lens out (The third brake light is from that go-around).

In fact, the lens was so dark the work I did was wasted (couldn't see it through the tint).

But I screwed up and the lens did not line up with the sheet metal properly. And the CHP did not like them, either.

I am very happy with this new result and I will PM you the guy and shop responsible.
 

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Thanks. They are the LEDs from Longo Toyota.

I initially did a black tail-light mod myself, and then had a shop clear coat the lens and REALLY black the lens out (The third brake light is from that go-around).

In fact, the lens was so dark the work I did was wasted (couldn't see it through the tint).

But I screwed up and the lens did not line up with the sheet metal properly. And the CHP did not like them, either.

I am very happy with this new result and I will PM you the guy and shop responsible.
Thanks, I just sent Longo an email about their LEDs.
 

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Hmmm... let's see if I can remember everything I've done...
OK, here is the list, as best as I can remember it...
  • First thing I did was add 3M clear protection to hood, fenders, lights, etc. plus bottom 12" all around except for tailgate.
  • Next added step tubes (chrome)
  • Next added Westin bull-bar (chrome)
  • Added new front grill
  • Had bed-rails and latches attached with bed-liner.
  • Added the rear-view mirror with home-link/directions/auto-dimming.
  • Added Undercover bed cover
  • Removed stereo head-unit and added new Pioneer Unit
  • Added new stereo speaker wiring to all four doors (16-gauge)
  • Added new Polk speakers (6.5" components up front and 6" in the rear doors)
  • Added Kicker 5-channel amplifier with Rockford Fosgate wiring kit and 1-Farad Digital Capacitor
  • Added Kicker 8" Square SB7 subwoofer and home-made enclosure.
  • Added new Viper Alarm system with remote start.
  • Added Doug Thorley shorties...
  • Added Borla dual-rear exit cat-backs
  • Added new K&N filter
  • Added new Stebel truck horn
  • Added new Bilstein 5100s front and back with 2.54" lift front and 1.5" blocks in rear
  • Add differential drop
  • Added fog lights and switch
  • Added Dynamat pro to doors and part of interior.
  • Added rear-backup camera and overhead console lcd monitor
  • Added 20" Alcoa polished aluminum wheels
  • Added 305/55r20 Hankooks
  • Added Bulley bar hitch-step and lock-pin.
I may be missing something, but I'll have to edit if I remember... also, I did remove the RF Cap when I was having the electrical problems... so not bad. Just waiting on the Supercharger! :D:D:D
 

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OH Yeah and show up some pics of the process! Unless of course you have a thousand modifications, coughawesomebasecough

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OH Yeah and show up some pics of the process! Unless of course you have a thousand modifications, coughawesomebasecough

-rockstate
Man! I Knew I should have taken more pics of the whole process of doing these mods, but 90% of the time somebody else was doing something similar and I didn't want to come off as a "cheat" in terms of taking credit for somebody else's work. I think I would have been alright showing the drilling of the plastic wire connector's for the rear doors as I had to do that fairly early on before it was documented here and maybe mounting the amplifier and subwoofer. But I've got decent before/after pics I can share... I'll have to post those when I get home. :D

Rockstate... I gotta say (sorry I know you're morning glory now but still used to your original name) that I REALLY like your brush-guard... it makes your truck look mean! Wish I would have gotten something like that, but at the time I was looking, I couldn't find anything in chrome (though I think the black looks better) and had already gotten the chrome steps... I guess I'll chalk it up as a learning experience!
 

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Man! I Knew I should have taken more pics of the whole process of doing these mods, but 90% of the time somebody else was doing something similar and I didn't want to come off as a "cheat" in terms of taking credit for somebody else's work. I think I would have been alright showing the drilling of the plastic wire connector's for the rear doors as I had to do that fairly early on before it was documented here and maybe mounting the amplifier and subwoofer. But I've got decent before/after pics I can share... I'll have to post those when I get home. :D

Rockstate... I gotta say (sorry I know you're morning glory now but still used to your original name) that I REALLY like your brush-guard... it makes your truck look mean! Wish I would have gotten something like that, but at the time I was looking, I couldn't find anything in chrome (though I think the black looks better) and had already gotten the chrome steps... I guess I'll chalk it up as a learning experience!
haha I think you'da been fine! Hell, everybody has each other mods... Tigerking, Creo, etc all have Borla exhaust. A few people have the brush guard. Hell, it just means we all have a fine truck and good taste in mods :amen:

THanks bout the brush guard, you are one of the few :D. If you want a brush guard for protection though, the chrome ones will do more damage! Those bull balls look pretty good though too. I think they look good on lifted trucks and mine (at the time) was not lifted.

Now hurry up and post up some pics.

-rockstate
 

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Looks good Rock! Or, Morning Glory!

Colt - what rims are those? They look great with your truck.
 

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Not so great pictures but what a difference. First I added the in dash navigation, then lift, then tires. All mods in signature. I don't have the kind of funds that a lot of guys have on here, but it looks great to me. Only things left to do are tint front windows and n-fabs to replace the hidious running boards that came factory.
 

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Did you do a 1" block in the rear?

Looks good btw. Gotta love the subtle differences

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Complete Emblem Debadge
20% Front Tint/30% Rear (over factory) Tint
LED Rear Foglights
White Night Reverse Light System
Factory Color Matched B&I SEQUOIA Logo Inserts
Toyota OEM All Weather Floor Mats (3 Rows/Cargo Mat)
Silverstar Bulbs All Around (High Beam/Fogs/Reverse)
Lexus LS460 Bi-Xenon HID Conversion w/Factory Matched BHLM
Ravelco Anti-Theft Device
LED Puddle Lights/Running Board Lights
Lockpic/Coastal Technologies Navigation Override (includes DVD Override/Rear Camera Override)
Locking Gas Cap
TRD Intake Flow Accelerator
K&N Panel Filter
Charcoal Filter Delete
V-leds 5000k LED License Plate Bulbs
Stebel Engineered Sounds "Big Daddy" Upgraded Horns w/Factory Horns and Upgraded Factory Alarm Horn
SET Exhaust Tip
22"x9.5" Giovanna Caracas w/Yokohama Parada 305/45/22 Tires
Factory Color Matched Brake Calipers/B-Pillars/ C-Pillar Trim Pieces/Non-Chrome Portion of Side-View Mirrors
To come:
Defiant Light Bar w/2 Hella Black Magic Lights wired to Gaugeplates.com Ashtray Switch Panel.
 

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Did you do a 1" block in the rear?

Looks good btw. Gotta love the subtle differences

-rockstate
Not sure who the question was for, but if it was for me no i didn't add a block in the rear. I didn't want to have any rake.
 

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Ah, I gotcha, it looks like in the first "after" that it does have a block. In your sig pic, it looks like it's about perfectly level. Does it still have a slight rake to it in the front?

Looks good either way.

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Nice ride! I LOVE the front license plate... LOL

Question: You added the "TRD Intake Flow Accelerator" which I believe is just the intake tube... right? Has that (with the upgraded filter) given you any gains? And, how did u order just that part, instead of the entire TRD intake assembly?
 
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