Another Toyota, on a Ranger site? This I have to see... (01 Tundra boring "build")

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smokeysevin

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2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 Access Cab V8 2WD

This "build" will be tame by most measures but will (hopefully) end up where I always wanted it to. It is also not going to have lots of cool travel pictures, its pretty much a home depot runner and occasional beach truck/jetski tow rig. The only reason its getting worked on at all is because I finally managed to cobble together all the parts I needed to finish the 4wd swap and thought "if I am going to do the work, I may as well do it how I wanted"

The truck as it sits now is a mutant hodgepodge of miss matched parts, 16-28 year old Sean was a real idiot. The truck is kind of a mess right now, I am in the process of doing the shifter installs and finishing up the 4wd swap. Lots of loose ends to tie up.

Recent maintenance has been:
Lower control arms
Lower ball joints
Upper uniballs
Upper control arm bushings
Inner and outer tie rods ends
Lower control arm pivots
Rear leaf spring rebuilt
Transmission service
Transfer case service and shifter lockout removal
Radiator and coolant


Spec overview: 2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 2WD


Engine
ASP Underdrive Pulley: (https://www.autospecialties.com)
Ported Upper and Lower Intake Manifold: (DIY)
Throttle Body Coolant Reroute: (DIY)
SSAutochrome Shorty Headers and Y Pipe: (http://ssautochrome.com/level.itml/icOid/1430)
Magnaflow 2.5” Center In, Side Exit Muffler (Dumped Before Axle):
Magnaflow 2.25” “Spun Cat” Catalytic Converter:
Champion Cooling Aluminum Radiator: (https://shop.championcooling.com/2000-2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-Toyota-Tundra)
HPS Silicone Radiator Hoses: (https://hpsperformanceproducts.com/products/hps-black-silicone-radiator-coolant-hose-kit-toyota-99-03-tundra-v8?_pos=3&_sid=8d6ce3a24&_ss=r)
URD Maf Calibrator (Untuned) : (https://www.urdusa.com/urd-maf-sensor-calibrator/)
URD Rear O2 Sensor Simulator (high flow cats kept tripping the CEL):
Ebay Air Intake


Drivetrain
2004 A340F 4wd Transmission
Radesigns Winters Shifter with electronic control system (http://www.radesignsproducts.com/winters-elec.-control-kits.html)
2000 J Shift Manual Transfer Case
Radesigns Twin Stick Shifter (http://www.radesignsproducts.com/triple---twin-sticks.html)
2000 7.5” Clamshell Front Differential
4.56 Yukon Gear
Toyota Supra Limited Slip
ECGS Solid Bearing Spacer
Locked ADD Actuator
94.5 Tacoma Manual Locking Hub Swap
Aftermarket Spindle Hubs
OEM Wheel Bearings and Seals
OEM Manual Lockout Hubs
DTA Tacoma Outer Axles
DTA Tundra Inner Axles
GM 12 Bolt Truck Rear Axle
Yukon Heat Treated Axle Shafts
Mark Williams Enterprises Steel Bearing Cap
Mark Williams Enterprises 1310 Yoke
Low Range Offroad Toyota to 1310 U Joint: (https://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/1310-to-toyota-conversion-ujoint-u-joint-universal-joint-tdi-1310-toyuj.html)
Detroit Tru-Trac
Yukon Gear 4.56 Gears
Moser Bearing Support Diff Cover
Hendrix Motorsports Billet Aluminum Carrier Bearing: (https://www.polyperformance.com/hendrix-motorsports-billet-aluminum-carrier-bearing-support-for-toyota-cbs-001)


Brake Hydraulics
Toyota 4runner Dual Diaphragm Brake Booster
T100 1-Ton Master Cylinder
Wilwood Adjustable Proportioning Valve (https://www.jegs.com/i/Wilwood/950/260-12627/10002/-1)
LSPV Delete
Wheelers Offroad Extended Rear Brake Line (https://wheelersoffroad.com/shopbyvehicle/tundra/99-06-tundra/rear-brake-line-for-99-06-tundra-stock-height-to-2-lift-tf-bline-05-red-or-black.html) Currently too short


Front Brakes
2006 Tundra Brake Update

Rear Brakes
Custom Brake Caliper Mounts
GMT 1500 Front Brake Rotors
GM LT1 Camaro Rear Brake Calipers


Front Suspension
Donahoe Racing (Icon) Extended Travel Coilovers (http://iconvehicledynamics.com/shop/individual-accessories-components/36-2000-2006-tundra-ext-travel-front-coil-over-shock-kit.html)
Camburg Uni-Ball Upper Control Arms (slug welded into spindle) (https://camburg.com/shop/suspension/camburg-toyota-tundra-2wd-4wd-00-06-performance-1-00-uniball-upper-arms/)
Sway Bar Delete
Total Chaos Fab Steering Rack Bushings (https://www.chaosfab.com/accessories/2000-2006-Tundra-Urethane-Rack-Bushings-97701)
Total Chaos Fab Double Shear Plates


Rear Suspension
Deaver G57 Spring Over Leaf Springs (https://deaverspring.com/product/tundra-2wd-4wd-1999-2006-10-leaf-spring-1-inch-lift-rear/)
SOS Rear Cantilever Suspension
FOA 10” Travel Remote Reservoir Shocks (https://f-o-a.com/shop/f-o-a-2-5-inch-id-reservoir-shock-10-inch-travel/)
Airlift Dominator 2600 Airbags (https://www.airliftperformance.com/product/58616/)
Daystar Air Bag Cradles (https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/daystar-air-bag-cradle-ku09140bk/_/R-BKCG-KU09140BK)
G2 1.5” Wheel Spacers


Utility
SOS Bedcage
TT Motorsports “Harbor Freight” Jack Skid (https://www.tt-motorsports.com/product-page/tt-motorsports-1-5-ton-floor-jack-skid-plate-and-quick-release-mount)
SOS Fire Extinguisher Mount
Unistrut Shallow Superstrut Bed Tie Downs
Viair 5 Gallon Air tank (https://www.viaircorp.com/air-tanks/5gallon)
MF1050 Air Compressor (https://masterflowair.com/products/mf-1050)
40MM Ammo Cans
Tools
Required for service/repair
Recovery Gear
Straps
Shop Towels
Solar Charger
First Aid
Air Hose
Fluids
Oil
Trans Fluid
Diff Fluid
Brake Fluid
40MM Ammo Can Locks


Lighting
Aftermarket “Black” Headlight Housings (http://www.ajpdistributors.com/0001020304to3.html)
TRS Morimoto BI-LED Projector Retrofit (https://www.theretrofitsource.com/bi-led-morimoto-m-led-headlight-projectors-kit.html?preselect=52976,54340,49863)
Nilight 7” LED Spot Pattern Lights
Clear Laminx
Amber Laminx
Orange Laminx
Nilight 2X3 18W Dust Lights
Nilight 2X3 18W Reverse Lights
KC Hilights Cyclone Amber Rock/Service Lights (https://www.kchilites.com/light-type/led/cyclone.html)


Interior
Alpine Android Auto Head Unit (https://www.alpine-usa.com/product/ilxw650_kta450_power-duo_package)
Firestick Antenna (http://www.firestik.com/CatalogFrame.htm)
Sony Xplod 800w Amp
Kicker S8L5 Subs under rear seat
Infinity Reference Speakers
Raamat Sound Deadner
Raspberry Pi 3B+ with Display
Microsquirt for logging/temp monitoring (may run engine at some point or may just leave passive) (https://www.diyautotune.com/product/microsquirt-engine-management-system-w-30-wiring-harness/)
Trans Temp
Oil Temp
Oil Pressure
Water Temp
AFR
RPM
MAP
TPS
Switchpros SP9100 (https://store.switchpros.com/sp-9100-switch-panel-power-system/)
Exterior
Roadrunner Fiberglass Front Fenders
Chopped Rear Fenders
Rear Bumper Delete
SOS Custom Rear Hitch
2006 Tundra Grille


Long term goals are for long travel front end while retaining 4wd, rear glass, full paint, new seats (probably prp) 4.88's and 35s all around (which will involve a swap to a 9" FF Rear), a winch and custom front bumper.

Sean
 

smokeysevin

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So do you have mismatched front axles to run locking hubs?

Good start for a build
I had to order 2 sets of axles, one set from a tundra for the inner cv and axleshaft and one set from the manual hub tacoma for the outer cv, that is actually next on my list to do once I finish up the console.

I am debating using the spindles on the truck now or swapping them out for my spare set. The problem is that in my spare spindles I have the Total Chaos spindle adapters which contact the uniball cup on the camburg upper arms. I am not sure if Total chaos uses different height misalignment spacers but the standard height ones don't work for this setup.

Sean
 
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smokeysevin

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Bed rack, chase rack, bedcage thing.

Built so I can still move plywood or drywall since the cantilever suspension and airtank take up the stock location under the bed.

Its 1.5"*0.120 hrew with 2" wide by 0.25 thick base plates on the inside with doubler plates under the bed floor. It was my first notcher project and turned out well for what it is/my experience level. Cheap but functional.

Sean

 
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smokeysevin

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Morimoto BiLed projector retrofit from TRS

The process itself was super easy but its not super fun. Baking a set of brand new lights is pretty unnerving. The projectors are made to fit the hole used by a h4 bulb and allign off that bore. The light output is excellent.

I regret painting the bezels red, it looked neat on the bench, not so much on the truck. The issue is that you are supposed to glue the bezel to the projector and then seal the housing with the rubber butyl stuff so to change it I would need to take the whole damn thing apart.

Toyota uses a weird double relay setup for the headlights and also uses reverse bulb polarity. Which means if you flash the brights the main led driver goes off. To fix it, I tagged the ground wire for the projector to the chassis ground so anytime the headlights are on, the headlight gets 12v and rather than a ground switched relay to swap circuit for the low beams, they are always grounded. The high beams are still ground switched so the shield in the headlights just moved when you toggle between high and low beams. This took me longer than I would like to admit to figure out.

I would highly recommend this setup to anyone with a gen 1 tundra, the light output and pattern is amazing compared to stock. I should have done this years ago.

Sean
 
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I had to order 2 sets of axles, one set from a tundra for the inner cv and axleshaft and one set from the manual hub tacoma for the outer cv, that is actually next on my list to do once I finish up the console.

I am debating using the spindles on the truck now or swapping them out for my spare set. The problem is that in my spare spindles I have the Total Chaos spindle adapters which contact the uniball cup on the camburg upper arms. I am not sure if Total chaos uses different height misalignment spacers but the standard height ones don't work for this setup.

Sean
I would love to run manual hubs on mine and might look into trying that, Im not a fan of the ADD system. I have heard the manual hubs setup may not be as strong but cant confirm that.
Yes the TC lower misalignment spacer is taller.C0ED1763-2134-4E6F-8C40-0026CB42369D.jpeg
 
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