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Last week I sat down with Doug Gosh, owner of Toytec Lifts, for a quick chat about how he built this amazing specimen.
TCT Magazine: Doug Toytec has been a leader in Lift & Suspension kits for over ten years, but this is your first Tundra. Why was 2014 the right time?
Doug Gosh: We originally built the 2014 Tundra because it was one of the Toyota models Toytec didn't have many options for lifting, It was the test vehicle for our Boss suspension 2.0 series coilovers & shocks
TCT: What products has it been the test mule for recently?
DG: We designed our rear lift shackles and Remote reservoir rear shocks for the 07-17 Tundra using the Tundra.
TCT: One reason we chose the Tundra was for its hauling & towing use. Does your truck get the chance to pull or haul?
DG: After we built our long travel 4Runner in 2015 the Tundra became a great tow rig for long trips, including the off-road expo in Pomona, SEMA 2014 and 2015 and the FJ Summit in Ouray, CO in 2015, the truck was also displayed at the overland expo in 2015. In 2015 the Tundra hauled the long travel 4Runner to the Las Vegas convention center for the SEMA show, then the trucks were both displayed in premium outdoor locations at the show, while our freshly built 2016 Tacoma made it's 1st appearance in Toytec's indoor space.
TCT: I'm sure the supercharger makes towing a little more fun.
DG: We love the truck in the mountains with the supercharger, it runs really good It's even been at the local dragstrip for their Truckfest the last few years too.
TCT: I think I saw a video of your truck on the drag strip. DG: It's always a fun day! The Tundra is also my favorite daily driver, the power is great, and it gets better MPG than our 2016 Tacoma or 2015 4Runner.
TCT: it sounds like I need to save my pennies for a Supercharger then :) Thanks for your time Doug. Do you have a full build-list we can publish?
DG: Since the truck is a bit of a test mule, it’s always changing. The current mod list includes:
Supercharged Toytec Tundra Specs and Mods
2014 Tundra Base Model Double Cab 5.7L 4x4
Borla Catback Exhaust
ToyTec BOSS 2.0 front coilovers
Total Chaos upper control arms
ToyTec BOSS 2.0 Remote Reservoir rear shocks
ToyTec 1.5 inch Signature Series blocks
Firestone Ride-Rite Air bags
Wheels and Tires:
18’’ KMC- XD Series(XD128)
305/70R18 Cooper STT PRO
Exterior and Armor:
Addictive Desert Designs Venom front bumper
Addictive Desert Design Venom chase rack
InSain Fab dual tire carrier and jerry can holder
RCI 07-17 Tundra Heavy Duty Side Steps
Rhino Linings Bed Liner
Rigid 50 inch E2 series HyperSpot light bar
Rigid 30 inch E series flood light bar (reverse facing)
Rigid E series 30 inch E series flood light bar in the bumper
Rigid Industries Tundra gille with 20’’E series Combo & Dually D2 Hyperspot driving lights
Rear Flush mount Rigid Dually D2 flood lights mounted in bumper
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