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    patriot Passing of a Legend in the Tundra World

    It is with great sadness we announce the passing of not only one of Tundra Geeks original Super Moderators but also a legend in the World of Tundras.
    John always took the time to greet new members and answer many Tundra related questions. He attended numerous Tundra events on the east coast and was well known in the Tundra community.

    That being said, here’s a re-post of a Special Edition “Pic of the week” originally posted back on 1/26/12.

    Rest In Peace John...


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    Special Edition Pic Of The Week: "jbtoy"

    John's 2000 "Sunfire Red Pearl". 4.7 Toyota Tundra Access Cab has been the pride of ALL the Tundra forums for 10+ years and we see no signs of slowing with his MONSTER list of modifications.

    Strong Work John!




    "Just completed my supercharger and engine upgrade project. Loving it much more now with the whine!
    11 years later....reborn. Still a couple more details to add, but, running strong"



    Current mod list:

    Engine/Driveline:

    V8 4.7L
    TRD Supercharger (special powder coat in Silver and all stainless cap hardware)
    TRD piggyback ECU
    TRD 160 deg thermostat
    TRD long tube stainless headers
    Custom SS Y pipe, Bullet stainless muffler with dual out and 18" Bullet polished stainless tips
    Complete SVH changeover for all hoses
    Custom match silicone heater and radiator hoses
    Proflow Braided hoses on power steering and fuel
    PPD TB and Fuse covers
    Red powder coat Valve covers with new SS cap bolts
    Red power coat cam bodies and stainless cap bolts
    Red powder coat coolant housings with stainless cap bolts
    Modified CAI Air box/tube
    Stainless Cap Hardware
    TRD oil / radiator caps
    Red Optima Battery
    Hella Supertone Horns
    Custom OEM paint on covers and brackets
    TRD Eaton LSD (400# pretensioned clutches)
    Gloss Black frame and underbody detail

    Interior:

    Complete Ivan Stewart Leather Conversion
    TRD Black mats
    TRD Seatbelt Pads
    Gentex Comp/Temp mirror
    2003 Toyota Full center console
    Webastos Electric sunroof
    15% window tint all around
    TRD Boost gage colorkeyed
    Backseat mod (1" spacers)

    Suspension/Brakes:

    TRD Red/Blue Bilsteins
    TRD coils (Red powder coat)
    2" Front level kit (Red powder coat spacers)
    Front/Rear sway bars (Red Powdercoat)
    Red poly bushings for front and rear
    Frozen Rotors, slotted, cyro treated, plated, with ceramic pads
    Stainless brake lines front and rear (red)

    Exterior:

    Color in Red Pearl (only available for 2 years as OEM color)
    TRD Ivan Stewart Full body kit, fenders, grill
    TRD Ivan Stewart wheels with Toyo AT (265x75x16)
    ARE LSII Bed cover
    Bedrug, divider, fire ex, Toyota Road kit, under rail LED cargo lights
    Led overhead lights for ARE cover
    Full color matched mirror frames with Muth signal mirrors
    9" black powder coat billet antenna
    WeatherTech in channel visors
    Ground Effects step bars
    Complete debadge
    Boyo VTL backup camera
    Colorkeyed tailgate handle
    Clear corners upfront (turn)
    Clear-Red-Clear tails painted in OEM match on borders
    PIAA lighting for top headlights and bottom fogs
    TRD gas cap
    2 color skid plate in powdercoat Red (engine side) and black (outside)
    Sigplate "jbtoy"

    Video/Audio/Alarm:

    Alpine IVA205 DVD/CD HU
    JL XR650CSi components in all 4 doors
    JL W3V3 8" subs installed in Qlogic box
    Fosgate amps as P400-4 and P400-2
    Fosgate 1.0 Farad Cap
    Monster cable for all wiring
    Dynamat Extreme Soundproofing
    Bluetooth Mic Handsoff
    GPS Navigation Blackbird
    Viper 5901 Alarm with remote start/sensor breakage

    Planned for Next Mods:

    Performance Billet Pedals in black/silver anodized (underway)
    Custom Billet caps for fluid locations in engine bay (underway)
    IPT Transmission upgrades
    Full VLEDS conversion for interior
    18" Ballistic wheels w/ 33" sneakers

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    Default Re: Passing of a Legend in the Tundra World

    John will be greatly missed, not only here, but in the entire Tundra community. His knowledge of the 1st generation Tundra was unapparelled, and he was more than willing to share his experience with others, both on this forum and elsewhere. The 2000 Tundra he built is a work of art, and will live on as a testament to his knowledge, skill, and dedication. A special thanks to John for his advise and insight to me when I became a moderator on this forum. I would like to convey my deepest condolences to his family and friends. RIP John.

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