Bought a brand new 5.7 sr5 Trd in 2017, CM. Silver. Bad choice on color but nbd as the color doesn’t make the engine turn over last time I checked.
Just now getting the funds to make it look right and get off road for real.
In 6 days it’s getting BMC, new Elka suspension with about 2.5” lift, 35x12.50 on 20” method 309 Grid wheels grey/black, +18 offset, 5.75” backspacing. (Changed my mind on 5/15 and ordered these wheels, sending back d564 fuel beasts with +1 offset just in time to do the work Monday).
Doing the suspension right (I hope at least, I researched it for weeks online and made about 30 calls to shops, was gonna get King shocks, but toytec was out of them and pushed Elka, so did my local shop)... anyway, those parts are over $4k alone. So I spent far more than what I initially set out to do already. Eager to put in a new cold air intake and exhaust but can’t see how to pull that off now. Hopefully that’ll change in a year.
Lastly for now I’m getting rid of all of the chrome, particularly grill/front bumper ends. Toyota got a lot of things right in my book with their gen3 tundras. But wtf with all the chrome!? Fortunately rear bumper is color matched. Front bumper was a wall of chrome new. Put in pro grill first week. But surround is still chrome, and bumper ends up front. Just got a silver (not chrome) grill surround from eBay today. About $300. Vinyl wrapping the bumper ends, well, I’m not, but I’m having it done for around $200...which is a lot, but less than half what the gougers are charging for a painted set online. Anyone know the right vinyl to get a good color match? In all of my reading I have yet to get that info for my guy doing the work.
Love this helpful forum! Thanks in advance. Looking for feedback before it’s too late!
Last edited by doghouse; 05-16-2019 at 02:51 PM.