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  1. 01erionracing

    01erionracing Well-Known Member

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    After the off road trip from LHC to Lake Alamo even though the Tundra was perform okay but I decided to spend extra few bucks to upgrade the suspension plus some additional off road equipment. Little history of my Tundra:
    This is a 02 Tundra, I bought from a friend about 5 years ago. It has 243k miles when I bought it.
    This is a list that I have done in the past and now I am going to make it a mid travel and add more body armor.
    Roof rack
    Front winch bumper with Tuffstuff 12.5k lbs winch.
    Bed rack for dirt bike
    Bilstein 5100 series

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    Bed rack for dirt bike
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    Rock slider 1.5x4x3/16" square tube
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  2. 01erionracing

    01erionracing Well-Known Member

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    After the off road trip I added
    shovel and axe mount on the truck bed driver side
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    Hi-lift mount and spare tire removal tool on the truck bed passenger side
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    20 lbs CO2 bottle
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    Odyssey 34r battery and the SS battery box
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    01erionracing Well-Known Member

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    Fabbed the bracket to fit 2010 Mini Cooper front seats to add extra comfort for long distance trip
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    I now had two full size spare tires, one is on the roof rack and the other is under the bed. This is a Fish creek wash Anza Borrego last weekend.
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    The suspension parts....
    Camburg UCA arrived and installed 2018-02-28 11.05.29.jpg

    Stock UCA removed
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    New Camburg UCA installed
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  5. 01erionracing

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    Stock rear bumper removed and ready for the off road steel bumper
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    New bumper is forming 3/16" mild steel
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    Looking good. I would add a couple D-ring mounts to the rear bumper and possibly a flush backup light before painting.
     
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    The rear bumper is not finished yet, D-ring was made last night and the backup lights were arrived.
    I am still working to relocate the receiver hitch mount to the bumper to increase the ground clearance.
    Updated bumper

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    Good planning!
     
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    Wow looking good!
    That camburg suspension should be a nice upgrade! I’m still amazed at how well your Toyota kept up on the Alamo ride!

    Do you let Jefferson drive off road at all? I think It’s the best way for young people to learn how to drive and control a car.
     
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    I let him drive before and he kinds of nervous. Maybe I will let him drive more so he will get used to.
     
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    Update on the rear bumper
    Cutout for backup light, plate, receiver hitch, trailer plug and stop up.
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    Boxed up
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    The package shows up today
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    Rear bumper finishing
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    Open box ADS shocks
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    Removing Firestone airbags
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    32" BFG KO2 compared to 35" Mickey Thompson M/T Baja
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    Stock height rear Bilstein shocks compared to ADS resi
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    Rear shocks installed
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    Front Bilstein 5100 ADS resi with clicker
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    Front ADS shocks installed
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    Roof rack spare tire bracket and mount
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    Skid plate 3/16" mild steel
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    Painted and mounted
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    Great build and thread, love the 1st gen Tundras had one around 05-06 as a work truck, awesome rigs. Any more info on your axe/ shovel/ hilift and mounts?
     
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    The base mount just a 2.5" flat bar 1/4" thickness. The clamp is 3/16" flat bar CNC cut and welded.
    Some close up photos below
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    Testing articulation
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    Few drops of engine oil into the exhaust from valve cover gasket so time to replace. I also replaced plugs gourmets
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    At 293k miles
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    Update...
    This is a summary of the carnage on the desert camping trip 2 weeks earlier:
    Front diff carrier internal gear damaged.
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    Broken rear driver lower shock mount.
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    Lost the rear driver shock (ADS piggy back 3 weeks old) and broken rear driver ABS cable and parking brake.
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    Ordered the front diff carrier from ebay on 113k Tundra same gear ratio. The part came from Minnesota so you know what to expect. I spent almost 2 days dipped in the vinegar and salt and it doesn't seem to help.
    I ended up rust removal wheel on the grinder it works.
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    Remove the diff carrier alone.
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    And installing it alone with my 13 years is old boy help the jack and the strap, it is finally installed. IMG_1218.jpg
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    Few hours on the Friday late evening the front diff carrier installed and tested worked perfectly.
     
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    The rear shock was ordered few days earlier from ADS and it arrived
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    I also purchased rear diff protection from trail gear, this is 1/4" thickness.
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    Installed
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    Getting 1/4" shock mount tab from the supply store and built the rear shock mount for both side.
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    The factory shock mount on the pass side
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    The new one that I made
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    New shock on the driver side installed and re-soldered ABS wire.
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    Wow Jimmy your truck looks fabulous! Really sucks to loose a brand new shock when the mounts go bad, but you won’t loose one now !

    Did you check your upper shock mount also?

    You have some awesome Fabractaor skills!

    Hope to see you soon!
    Doug
     
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    Those ADS Shocks look really BEEFY- stout! That was a great choice of shock
     
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    Thanks Doug, will see you soon either boating event or offroad!
    The upper shocks mount still looks good. I think the reason I lost the rear shock because of the shock bottomed out. I supposed to use this ADS rear shock with Deaver leaf pack G57 but couldn't get time go down to OC to have them look at the truck for build the rear leaf pack. I finally gone down to Deaver yesterday to have them build me a medium leaf pack and should be done in about 4-6 weeks.
     
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    Picked up Deaver leaf pack and ready for the installation.
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    Rear wheels removed ad ready to install
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    Installed side view
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  27. Dalton

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    yeah I was gonna say the shock body looked a bit long, also did the front diff explode from gassing it in 4wd in reverse? seen that happen to another tundra they don't seem that strong in reverse for some reason
     
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    ?? curious so I know whether to gas mine hard in reverse or not
     
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    I’ve heard that reverse is your lowest ( like a granny ) gear but is also your weakest gear..... I don’t know that much about the modern transmission they are getting crazy 7-8 speeds electronic shift
     
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    I relocated the rear bottom shock mount up to increase the clearance from the rock so now I need to raise the upper shock mount to get more shock travel.

    Could be this is a weak point from gen 1 Tundra front diff also the boulder I was on is huge.
     
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    bump
     
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    Time for removing the bed, cutting the sub frame and reinforced the sub frame and adding strength to the rear frame by welding the 1/4" plate to the frame channel. Then fab the new rear upper shock mount.
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    Cutting the sub frame, reinforced it and adding the plate to the frame channel.
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    The engine is running little warm uphill ( Big bear trip) on the hot day with AC on. The engine temp did not increase when crawling 4low with AC on.
    After researched and talked to few radiator shops they suspected the radiator blockage so I decided to replace the radiator with Champion full aluminum and lifetime warranty.
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    Compared to stock Tundra IMG_1506.jpg
    Installed
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    I love this truck


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    Not much of an update beside lower ball joint failure after passing the speed bump at the shopping center. This BJ made by Import Direct (O'Reilly), I replaced last year same time with lower control arm from 1A Auto.
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    After couple hard wheeling trips all the rubber bushing are bad. Since the LCA has lifetime warranty, they sent the replacement. I removed all rubber bushings and replaced with polyurethane bushings.
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    Update,
    All back together, new lower BJ, new LCA, replacement CV shaft, reinforced spindle knuckle new home brew grill a new glass fender.
    Reinforced knuckle with 3/16" plate
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    New home brew grill
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    New glass fender and painted
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    Since adding the glass fender, the old bumper won't line up the fender line and I want a little more aggressive look and higher clearance, new bumper is needed.
    The old bumper made out of 1/4" mild steel winch mount and 3/16" plate and weighted 110 lbs, the new bumper will be 3/16" mild steel winch mount and 1/8" chromoly plate.
    Some update on the winch mount and bumper shape.
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    I restore the headlight lens but it got oxidized very fast so i decided to replace the lens
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    The bumper is finish and ready for paint. Also color matched grill, mirrors and hood louvers.
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    Wow your going all out looks really cool! The new fenders gives it a nice MEAN stance!

    Your one busy guy!

    Hope to see you soon, out getting dirty!
     
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    Thanks DLC. We will heading out to the desert this afternoon for the weekend with few other Tundra members.
     
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    Updated bumper new color
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    During summer I was busy with river camping trip, I got new toy Kawasaki 310 SE (310 HP supercharged) so not much time to work on my truck. Jefferson (my son) who is riding the Yamaha VX cruiser now.
    We spent most of the river time in Lake Havasu.
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    Jefferson, me and Nancy are also finished boat safety class at lake Elsinore so we are good to go in term of boating card.
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    Took my son (Jefferson) to Big Sur on the motorcycle trip during summer.
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    Last year the LCA passenger sheared during Mojave Road trip with SGU group, LCA on the driver side cracked about 3/4"

    The passenger LCA sheared and I was able to replace this on the trail.
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    I removed both LCA last weekend, re-enforced it and reinstalled with poly bushing.
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    I also replaced rack and pinion, LBJ and outer tie-rod end.
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    All parts were installed, alignment is also done.
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    The truck is now ready for the next adventure trip.
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    What a great summer!

    Nice jet skis! They are so fun to cruise around on! I sold mine when we got the toon.

    You’ve been busy! Big Sur looks nice, that area is so beautiful!

    Hope to see you soon!
     
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    might be time for a long travel kit
     
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    LT is in the house.
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    My adventure with the 2002 Gen 1 Tundra temporary ended here, my son Jefferson will soon take over and continue with his build.
    I am starting a new chapter with 2000 Gen 1 Tundra LT
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