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Noob question.... is it really any cheaper or is there an advantage to modding an SR5 vs just buying a TRD Pro? Obviously, there is the enjoyment aspect of tinkering with your SR5. The reason I ask is I am considering bumping up to a TRD Pro from my Limited.
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Noob question.... is it really any cheaper or is there an advantage to modding an SR5 vs just buying a TRD Pro? Obviously, there is the enjoyment aspect of tinkering with your SR5. The reason I ask is I am considering bumping up to a TRD Pro from my Limited.
Regardless of your answer(s) great looking truck(s).

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For me it was.

I paid $36k for my 4x4 crew max.

I paid 1500 for the wheels/tires/bumpers. I purchased these also when I needed to buy tires anyways so the cost seemed like a wash to me.

The TRD front grill was $400? Not really sure I bought it a while ago.

I don't have suspension yet but I probably wont go with the Toyota suspension and get something like a 5100 or something close to that. That will run me around $1,000 when I get there.

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For me it was.

I paid $36k for my 4x4 crew max.

I paid 1500 for the wheels/tires/bumpers. I purchased these also when I needed to buy tires anyways so the cost seemed like a wash to me.

The TRD front grill was $400? Not really sure I bought it a while ago.

I don't have suspension yet but I probably wont go with the Toyota suspension and get something like a 5100 or something close to that. That will run me around $1,000 when I get there.


The suspension and Bilsteins are cheaper than I thought. Is $1000 an installed price, or do you plan on installing yourself?

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I gotta say the pro headlights make all the difference in the front end when you go pro grill. maybe even more important than the bumper ends in looking right.
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For me it was.

I paid $36k for my 4x4 crew max.

I paid 1500 for the wheels/tires/bumpers. I purchased these also when I needed to buy tires anyways so the cost seemed like a wash to me.

The TRD front grill was $400? Not really sure I bought it a while ago.

I don't have suspension yet but I probably wont go with the Toyota suspension and get something like a 5100 or something close to that. That will run me around $1,000 when I get there.
was everything you bought used off an actual pro truck? what about paint for the bumpers/grille?
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Wrap the chrome with satin vinyl wrap!

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I'm building a 2017 crewmax SR5 now. Pro Comp 7" lift 20's with 37's. Leather interior, heated seats 4, sunroof, OEM AUDIO + (had in my FJ was AWESOME) Pro Grill, Pro headlights, tinting all 3 brake lights (similar to my old 2012 Tundra). Wrapped the bumper chrome ends (F&R)with satin vinyl (super affordable) Also adding the Magnuson SC.

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I'm building a 2017 crewmax SR5 now. Pro Comp 7" lift 20's with 37's. Leather interior, heated seats 4, sunroof, OEM AUDIO + (had in my FJ was AWESOME) Pro Grill, Pro headlights, tinting all 3 brake lights (similar to my old 2012 Tundra). Wrapped the bumper chrome ends (F&R)with satin vinyl (super affordable) Also adding the Magnuson SC.

Calling it my Tundra 2.0
What is "super affordable", as in total cost? Did you do the wrap yourself, if so, how difficult was the process?

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"affordable" is relative. You can buy flat black sheet on EBAY and use an adhesion promoter with the wrap. Heat gun, patience, and time. I wrapped and cut the top first and then wrapped the bottom (lay down a water / alcohol solution). The seem is around the top radius. If you want a quick idea of the look, you can always plastidip the ends. Chrome is a b*tch to paint over. There are a ton of videos online showing you how to wrap your vehicle.

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