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[Pluto] Spvrtan's semi-overland build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Spvrtan, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Jul 11, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Pluto

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    Built by Spvrtan and last updated May 17, 2018
    #toyota #tundra #overland #4x4 #supercharged #40s #trd #488s

    I started this build in late 2014 with the vision of creating an all-around capable adventure rig; Pluto is also purpose-built to prove to others that full-size vehicles can have fun, too.

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    Mods


    WHEELS

    Method Double Standards
    -> 17x8.5 and painted dark machine gray

    Method Double Standards (removed)
    -> 18x9 and painted white with blue accents


    ARMOR

    DIY hitch receiver skid
    -> Made a simple skid plate for the hitch receiver out of 1/4"-thick steel; has a round face so it slides off rocks easier.

    Relentless Fab front bumper
    -> Defender version; steel

    White Knuckle Off Road sliders
    -> 3/16"-walled outer tube

    BudBuilt gas tank skid
    -> Made of 3/16" stainless steel; made to take a beating.

    ARB rear diff breather
    -> Relocated stock breather up behind taillight

    BudBuilt transfer case skid
    -> Made of 3/16" stainless steel; made to take a beating. Comes with a beefy frame crossmember for mounting.

    SDHQ ABS skids
    -> It's a small skid but protects a very important piece of your vehicle's modern electronic systems.

    Custom/DIY rear bumper (progress)


    TIRES

    Mickey Thompson MTZ P3s
    -> 40x13.5

    BFGoodrich KM2s (removed)
    -> 37x12.5; my first set lasted over 40k miles!


    PERFORMANCE

    TRD supercharger
    -> Got this installed a few months before Toyota announced they were discontinuing the supercharger program (even though they were always made by Magnusson).

    TRD performance dual exhaust system

    SDHQ secondary air injection pump
    -> The stock location for the secondary intake is very exposed to offroad elements when abused. This kit helps relocate the intake to the engine bay.

    Radium Engineering (testing)


    DRIVETRAIN

    Nitro Gear & Axle 4.88 F/R gears

    Spidertrax wheel spacers
    -> Adds 1.25" at each corner

    ARB rear air locker

    DIY steering reservoir upgrade (planned)


    SUSPENSION

    BDS 7" bracket lift
    -> Don't let the haters fool you. Bracket lifts can be very functional if you know how to use them to your advantage and what upgrades to make afterward.

    Atlas 4.5" leaf packs
    -> Expedition-style

    ICON billet UCAs

    ICON front coilovers
    -> Large-lifted application variation with remote reservoirs and CDC valves

    KING coilover springs
    -> Rated at 800lb

    ICON rear shocks
    -> Large-lifted application variation with piggybacks and bypasses

    Coachbuilder tie-rod ends
    -> These help to correct some of the angles the bracket lift pushes on the steering rack

    Coachbuilder +3 shackles (removed)
    -> About 3" longer from bolt-to-bolt, which increases the rear height about 1.65"

    Custom +5 shackles

    Long-travel (planned)
    -> Going with either Camburg or Total Chaos for a kit.


    LIGHTING

    Spyder projector headlights (black)

    Spyder LED taillights (black)

    4 x Rigid Industries Duallys

    2 x Baja Designs Squadron XL Pro
    -> Mounted on the A-pillar

    6 x KC HiLiTES Daylighter (LEDs)
    -> Mounted on the roof rack

    Auxiliary taillights


    INTERIOR

    Clazzio seat covers

    Husky X-act Contour front floor mat

    MAXLINER rear floor mat


    EXTERIOR

    Pro Comp flares
    -> For the front fenders and rear bedsides; these require cutting a lot off of the stock sheet metal.

    SDHQ A-pillar light mounts

    RKSport ram air hood
    -> Fiberglass construction with functional scoop and heat vents

    EAG Viscious grill
    -> Matte black; yea, it's a clone of the "Raptor" grill but I love the look.

    DIY front cab body mount relocate (planned)

    DIY 3/4" body lift


    COSMETIC

    Debadged OEM chrome emblems


    ELECTRICAL

    sPOD
    -> This wiring kit makes hooking up your accessories, which can be anything from lights to air lockers, a breeze while protecting your primary battery.

    Artec battery tray


    RECOVERY

    ARB air compressor
    -> Twin motor high-performance portable air compressor

    Warn winch
    -> ZEON Platinum 12k with synthetic line

    TRED Pro

    ARB static rope
    -> 2-3/8" x 30' strap (17,500lbs capacity)

    ARB tree saver
    -> 3" x 10' strap (26,500lbs capacity)


    SAFETY

    DIY mud flaps (progress)

    Windshield visor tint (progress)

    Fire extinguisher

    Drake Offroad extinguisher mount


    STORAGE

    DIY bed tray
    -> It mounts to the OEM bed rails and can slide along them for adjusting the width for larger containers.

    ESP floor storage
    -> The floor comes stock with a good amount of wasted space that is filled in with foam; thankfully, this storage system makes use of the wasted area.

    Lock'er Down center console box


    UTILITY

    DIY dashboard top console

    DIY bed rack roof rack
    -> A simple rack to flat-hold gear.

    DIY spare tire mount
    -> Bolts to the bed in a flat horizontal orientation for maximum stability and strength.

    45-gallon auxiliary fuel tank
    -> RDS (#71083); measures about 57" long, 8.5" wide, and 20" tall; gravity-fed

    36" UWS storage chest

    6 x removable eye-ring tie downs

    4 x additional D-ring tie downs

    Cooler/fridge tray
    -> Replaced the short seat in the rear with this custom-built tray. It's extremely sturdy and bolts to the OEM seat mounts.

    Custom bed rack
    -> Aluminum material (~45lbs); built by Pelfreybilt

    Gobi Ranger roof rack

    Bed & tailgate Line-X'd

    12-gallon water system (progress)

    Dee Zee "heavyweight" bed mat


    ACCESSORIES

    Dometic CFX-65DZ
    -> This dual-zone unit has plenty of room in both the freezer and fridge sections to keep us well-fed/hydrated for a week.

    2 x Mob Armor magnetic phone mounts


    MISCELLANEOUS

    Inclinometer & tilt gauge
    -> Honestly, this is one of the most useful little mods for any "overlander" out there with a RTT.



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  2. Jul 11, 2016 at 9:51 AM
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    jztacoma

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    wow this is one sick Tundra
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    Nicklovin Braaaaptorliner 4 the win

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    :D Best looking Tundra on TW :D
     
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  4. Jul 13, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Installed my RK Sport ram air fiberglass hood today -- while I was at it, I got the SDHQ A-pillar light mounts on for future use. The hood looks out of place because it's so clean. I'll have to get it dirty this weekend so it matches the rest of the truck's paint job. Yes, it's a functional hood scoop; it feeds toward the intake. Yes, the hood louvers are also functional; they let heat escape out from the rear of th hood on the inside.

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  5. Jul 17, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    You definitely need some armor, especially watching you in cleghorn awhile back. :mudding:
     
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  6. Jul 18, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    I have some skids for the belly on the way but it's hard to find skids for the rest of the belly that'll fit because I have a drop-bracket lift -- maybe I'll get some custom ones made.
     
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  7. Jul 18, 2016 at 8:20 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Got around to getting the sPod kit for the Tundra installed the other day. This will make my future electrical installs way easier. I'll probably wire only "functional" mods to the system. I have a Switch Pros kit coming in this week for all my lighting needs.

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  8. Jul 22, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Mounted a pair of Rigid Industries Midnight Edition Duallys with blue lenses on the SDHQ A-pillar mounts today. Also installed my Rigid grill insert on the newly-painted blue grill with another pair of Duallys. On that note, I now have a used black TRD Pro grill for sale with cosmetic damage to the paint.

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  9. Jul 28, 2016 at 1:53 AM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Did the rear differential breather relocate mod. Routed it upward, with enough slack for full suspension droop, toward the top of the bed. The new ARB breather is mounted behind the driver side taillight. Went a little overboard with protecting the hose but it's better to be safe than sorry.

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  10. Aug 10, 2016 at 8:52 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Over the last week, we did a whole lot of overlanding from San Diego to Lassen and back..

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  11. Aug 10, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    Exactly!:thumbsup:The same time i got stuck in Cleghorn was the same day @Spvrtan had some help/guidance from @TXpro4X4 and i before i got stuck!:DSweet Tundra though you got rollin there though!:thumbsup:
     
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  12. Aug 21, 2016 at 10:52 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    ..so this is happening; to be continued, completed, and unveiled soon -- very soon. It was very nerve-racking initially drilling into the roof but now that the moment has passed I have no regrets. I think I did a good enough job of keeping the holes from leaking water into the cab. I went a bit overboard, too.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2016 at 10:39 AM
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    I hope you're not planning on loading up that rack... that sheet metal isn't going to hold up much. Should have used the rain channels as a mounting point.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2016 at 10:41 AM
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    I may or may not have an erection :spy:
     
  15. Aug 22, 2016 at 12:07 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    I thought about that, too, but the manufacturer of the rack is Gobi and I'm sure they know what they're doing when designing these things. I know that the majority of the racks out there mount to the rain gutters because the metal is thicker there or two layers stamped together but those same racks also only mount to the gutter with 2-3 areas with small surface areas on the mounting plates. The track mounts that I've bolted on are mounted with 4 bolts. The track mount itself hugs the corner right where the gutter is so there is a little more structural integrity there than closer to the middle of the roof. The track mount also disperses the weight really well since it is 1x48" in surface area. The install uses jack nuts. On the end bolts of each track mount I went a little extra on the install and put 1.5" fender washers on the inside of the cab for the jack nuts to clamp upward. I also used a bunch of red threadlocker and clear silicone sealant on the bolts. But I guess I can't be sure and you might be right so only time will tell.
     
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  16. Aug 26, 2016 at 11:49 PM
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    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    And it's done! Roof rack is installed and ready for accessories. This is more than likely the one and only Tundra with a @gobiracks rack mounted; it's a Ranger instead of Stealth. They don't make these for the truck specifically yet so I had to modify the mounts to work. First up is getting the rack's awning on, then adding a bunch of lights, a shovel mount, a traction pad mount, and finally adding some storage units. I'm anxiously waiting for the next rainy day so I can see how well I sealed all the holes in the roof -- fingers crossed!
     
  17. Aug 27, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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    Any plans for limb risers? Seems like the perfect rack for thwm
     
  18. Sep 7, 2016 at 12:28 AM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    I thought about it but the bumper I have coming in doesn't have any attachment points for that to work.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2016 at 12:30 AM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Mounted my CVT 55" standard awning today to the rear of the custom aluminum bed rack. Had to come up with a sturdy solution for mounting that'll handle rough offroad abuse hopefully.

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    And a bonus shot of my tie down system in my bed..

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    Tie down game is strong. There are 6 heavy duty eye rings on the floor along with 4 additional D-rings on the sides to coexist with the factory anchor points. The floor rings' bolts themselves are removable if I need to load something big and flat onto the bed.
     
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  20. Sep 8, 2016 at 12:55 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Finally got around to removing the front sway bar. I ran without sway bars front and rear on my last truck (FJ Cruiser) and it performed great offroad and was even more fun on the streets. Have to maximize offroad articulation wherever possible. I'll need to add limit straps eventually to prevent popping CV axles though.

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    Pluto looks mean while toothless. Took off the OEM bumper cover because my new aftermarket bumper should be arriving any day now. So anxious to get it installed with my new winch. I also took off the corner trim under the headlights because they needed trimming to clear the tires when tucked and to add some LED marker lights.

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    Swapped out the bulbs on both the front map lights and rear dome lights for some Super Bright LEDs in natural white (part code is "WLED-NWHP5"). It totally changes the inside of the truck at night while not being too bright from the outside thanks to the OEM and aftermarket window tints plus smoked window visors.

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