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Old 02-15-2012, 06:03 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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This will be the start of my build thread. My newly purchased 2011 2500HD LTZ will be undergoing a plethorea of modifications to make it more "capable" as it were. I already own a super capable off road sort of semi militarized truck so this one will not focus on the off road thing as the primary design factor.
I think the truck should retain all it's off road prowess and perhaps even be enhanced in some areas such ar undercarriage armor and suspension travel, but I am not going to SAS this truck like I did with my other truck.

Edit: When I wrote this I thought Obama was finished in 1 term...He got re-elected...I have hence forth lost my mind and after some 7oo odd pages from here, you will see I was not telling the truth about the SAS thing, nor have I kept this project as sane as I envisioned when I thought our nation was soon to be saved...

I want it to have good bumpers just in case I need to push stuff out of the way, a self recovery capability if I need that, more engine power but only if it does not adversly affect mileage, much longer range while enhancing the multi fuel capabilities. It would be able to safely carry my family over great distances while negotiating anything from a tractor trail around a field to a debris strewn roadway. Well, more on my thinking and the vehicle mission statement later on as this thread developes. I think some of you will understand where I am going with this especially in view of the particuliar design charactersitics of my Tundra.
So here it is on zero day when I purchased it this past fall

So far the modifications include: (I update this list every time I make a change)
1. Glock pistol holster mod Pg. 1
2. MBRP 4" exhaust w/muffler Pg. 2,3
3. H&S XT Pro Pg. 3
4. S&B air filter/intake system Pg. 1,2
5. Stainless exhaust clamps Pg. 2,3
6. 6" Fabtech lift Pg. 7-17
7. Dirt Logic 2.25" shocks Pg. 7-17
8. Pro Comp 18 X 9 wheels Pg. 18
9. Toyo 12.50 X 35" MT's Pg. 18
10. Road Armor front bumper Pg. 22-25
11. T-Max 9K winch Pg. 21,22
12. Synthetic winch line Pg. 21-22
13. Poly fairhead rollers and poly bobbin Pg. 20
14. 4 ea. Warn 350F fog lights Pg. 22
15. Hella Optilux HID driving lights Pg. 22,24,28
16. Air Dog 165 fuel pump Pg. 32-36
17. Alligator Performance fuel tank sump Pg. 32-34
18. Merchant Automotive tie rod sleeves Pg. 39
19. S&B paper filter and filter wrap Pg. 55
20. Yukon 4.56 gears Pg. 60-64,81-84
21. Yukon Grizzly locker in rear axle Pg. 52
22. Amsoil dual bypass filter system Pg. 86
23 Fumoto engine oil drain valve Pg. 87
24. Extra exhaust hangar pg. 66
25. Opti Lube Pg. 43-50
26. Fuel tank skid plate mod Pg. 67
27. Great Lakes Off Road rear cover Pg. 71
28. Overhead switch mod Pg. 69
29. Great Lakes Off Road (GLO) rear Axle cover pg. 97,98,103,104
30. Bug out bag/medical bag pg. 101-102
31. Steering stablizer, Fabtech pg. 108-109
32. U-Pol Raptor bed liner pg. 117
33. GLO U-Bolt flip kit Pg. 130
34. Relocated lower shock mounts (rear axle) pg. 140
35. Cognito steering truss kit pg. 144-145
36. Swiss topper mod pg. 157-182
37. Sulastic Shackles pg. 183-184
38. 12 gage shotgun mount install 188-189
39. Fuel and oil filter rock shields 194-195
40. Edge CTS pg. 208-209
41. Turbo resonator block off pg 214-215
42. HID headlights pg 216
43. LED back up and map reading lights pg. 217
44. EGR Delete/downpipe install pg 238-244
45 Hypertech speedometer in line calibration unit pg 249-250
46 Cognito UCA pg 256-257
47 Kenwood GPS/tuner pg 262-263
48 Pro Flow manifolds and up pipes pg 303-312
49 3" Alligator intercooler pipe pg. 312
50 PPE Deep trans pan pg. 315
51 Rare Parts tie rods pg. 333-334
52 AMP Research steps pg 337-339
53 Road Armor rear bumper pg 377-430
54 Rear tire and fuel can carrier 377-430
55 PCV Delete 456-458
56 Tire Pressure Sensor removal 461
57 Solar panel 481-482, 487
58 Mossberg 930 Modification 486
59 Spare tire mod and latch painting 487
60 Mag Light mount 490
61 Pac-Air Air Bags installation and modification 492-496
62 10K Trailer 502, 510, 523
63 Articulating trailer coupling 518-519, 524, 528-529
64 Side exit exhaust 554-556
65 Titan fuel tank 564
66 Back up camera 583
67 Back Up LED lights 583
68 Tac-Topper restart 591-690ish (Project incomplete, discontinued)
69 T-Rex Y-bridge test fit #1 609
70 T-Rex Y-bridge test fit #2 653
71 SAS project starts (parts acquisition) 703
72 HPD60 axle purchased 724
73 ARE Aluminum commercial topper 757
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:06 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Here's the first modification that any country gentleman will well understand
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:09 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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The position of the Glock is only inches from my hand while holding the steering wheel. I need to practice at a range (farm) drawing and engaging so I don't ventilate my passenger door frame!
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:12 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Next I decided to do something to improve the mileage which was historically running in at 16.4 overall.
I started with adding an air intake system. After talking to Holton over at Alligator performance, he recommended an S&B intake for my application
Here is the factory intake system after removal
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:15 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Here is the vacant spot sans factory air box
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Next the factory steel air box mount is removed
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:18 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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Sounds like you'll be having some fun, that glock set up is the shit man I love it.


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The factory MAF and filter life units are removed and installed on the new air box
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Here is the intake tube end showing the air bellows which is a smooth venturi molded into the tube itself
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