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2003 Toyota Tundra Extra Cab 2WD - The Work Truck

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Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted July 1, 2010

Simple Necessities

Mike Maddux is a welder and fabricator by trade, but he lives on a ranch in the central coast of California, miles off of any paved road, where he needs a truck that will smoothly eat up dirt roads at high speed while still being able to haul a bag of feed or a mess of tools. His truck of choice? A 2003 Toyota Tundra Extra Cab with a long-travel front end and a bed that still has some storage space. Maddux has had the truck built this way for a few years now, and it's proved to be a great vehicle for all-around recreation, daily-driving, and for prerunning and chasing during race season.

But being the owner of a fab shop like Central Coast Prerunners (CCP) would almost force one to go further. The truck lacks a full rollcage-something it should definitely have-and the Tundra's race prerunning duties are starting to require a bit more suspension. Therefore, Maddux has designed is own Tundra long-travel kit that CCP will be releasing soon. His truck will be the first to get the suspension, and he'll be adding a stealthy interior rollcage to protect him and his family.

When the CCP Tundra kit is done, we'll have to check back in with Mike and see what they've come up with. Stay tuned.

Specs
Vehicle:

2003 Toyota Tundra Extra Cab 2WD
Owner:
Mike Maddux, Central Coast Prerunners
Chassis:
Stock Toyota frame, CCP engine cage
Engine:
4.7L V-8, JBA titanium headers, cold-air intake
Drivetrain:
Stock Toyota transmission
Suspension:
Front: Total Chaos long-travel kit and secondary shock hoop, 2.5 King coilovers with 18-inch 700-pound single-rate coils and King bypass shocks. Rear: Deaver leaf packs, 2.5 King 16-inch stroke bypass shocks
Steering:
Total Chaos tie rod extensions
Brakes:
Factory Toyota
Tires/wheels:
35x12.50R17 Toyo Open Country M/Ts on Mickey Thompson Classic IIs with OMF beadlocks
Interior:
Stock
Other Parts:
Central Coast Prerunners bumpers and spare tire carrier, Hella 4000 lights with HID retrofit

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