Last week I introduced you to a new rig here on the ExPo and the latest to serve the Clan, Fafhrd the '06 Tundra Double Cab.
In this thread we discussed why we choose the Tundra to be our next truck, but now it's time to make it ours.
All of our rigs have to serve a multiple of uses, especially any truck. Duties will include work, exploring, woods running, long haul travel, and hunting base camp and meat wagon. Any mods will that I do have to center around the fact that the truck will mostly be carting tools and supplies to far flung log home jobs in the Tri-state region of NW PA. Plus, Fafhrd will be mostly be seeing hauling and towing work but must still be able to get us back into the further reaches of the backwoods with little fuss.
So here's the plan. First; get the Tundra set-up for work duties. This will include replacing the factory plastic bedliner with a spray in liner, getting a cap with racks and protecting the interior from the work crud. Second will be a small lift to raise those long rockers a little more off the ground and allow the Tundra to hit more technical trails and washout roads. Third will be some body armor to protect our investment.
As for lift, I'm leaning towards the Bilstien 5100s (2-1/2" lift) in the front and Wheelers' 1-1/2" AALs in the rear. As I'm planning on running the same size tire that's on my LJ, I'm going to get a set of 16x8 rims with 4" BS and mount a set of 285/75/16 Dean Mud Terrians SXTs. When we have the front tore down, the pinchwelds will get the hammer treatment. I plan on having this done by the end of this month.
The armor will have to wait abit, I don't want the Jeep to get jealous so some mods will have to done to him to keep peace in the vehicle pack.
Anyways that's the plan. Let's get started.