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    Hello all. I'm about to start doing some rapid upgrades to my 2012 Tundra Rock Warrior DC (the Black Rhino) so I guess I'll start a build log.
    I bought her used in 2014 with only 9k miles on her and she was bare bones stock. Since then I've done some minor mods with the help of this forum so thanks everyone. LAHM, charcoal filter delete, short antenna, blacked out front emblem, 10% front tint 5% rear tint, Optima Red top battery, roll-up bed cover, LED headlights, Yakima roof rack system and RoadWarrior Basket, and of course you gotta have the dashboard hula girl.

    Here's some photos to start off.


    After the tint and roof rack install.

    Here's some cross continent photos from my trek from Alaska to North Carolina.


    Tomorrow I'm installing a 3/2 leveling lift kit from Supreme Suspensions, they hooked me up and I'm very excited for the install tomorrow. Picked up some supplies to smoke my tail lights and third brake light. Picked up a set of fender flares off craigslist. And got a set of 1.5" wheel spacers from All Pro Off Road coming in Monday. More pics to come.
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    Default Re: Black Rhino Build

    good luck with the build. nice looking truck you have there

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    Default Re: Black Rhino Build

    Looks good

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    Good luck with the build.

    Are you getting heavy duty bumpers?

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    So I installed my 3/2 kit from Supreme Suspensions last night in my motorpool. Sometimes being an Army mechanic has its perks.

    Before shots




    Pretty easy Install once I figured out what NOT to do. Had a couple of my Soldiers help out.


    Coil over pack removed


    Coil over


    So I had to remove the nut that holds the shock and spring together in order to turn the spacer so the bolt holes would line up. Huge PITA. No spring compressor available, good thing I have mad skills with a 10K forklift.



    Spacer and coil over installation.


    Thanks to PFC Clamp (shown) and PV2 Townsend for the help.

    Rear blocks took all of 20 minutes to install both sides. Still need to install the diff drop.

    Install complete!


    Will post daylight pics tomorrow.
    Also took advantage of bay space and plasti-dipped my V8 badges. Bye bye chrome!!!


    Preordered Patriot MT 35x12.5R17 tires, definitely needs bigger shoes. 33s look whimpy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crzy2bealive View Post
    Good luck with the build.

    Are you getting heavy duty bumpers?

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    I am once I save up a bit. Liking Blue Lake Bumpers. They're custom fabricated and are priced really well. Still open to suggestions though.
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    Itís been too long since Iíve updated this...

    Got a killer deal on Craigslist for this brush guard. Paid $50. Paint was jacked up and no hardware. Bedlined it at work and got new bolts.



    Firestone Destination M/T 35s. Got the hookup on these. $700 for a set of 4. After a little modification no rubbing.



    On the to do list:

    Currently looking at AFE Power Mach Force cat back system, Bully Dog Platinum GT tuner, Magnusson Supercharger kit, If anyone has knowledge of these setups please let me know.



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    Purchase Revtek's REV7506 lift kit and get a 4WP Promotional Gift Card for up to $180
    Nice truck and thank you for your service!!

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