Last month we introduced you to our overland-style Tundra build that we're putting together with Thomas Hale from Fuel Offroad. We already adjusted the altitude and suspension travel with the help of a BDS and Fox coilover kit and 35-inch Fuel Gripper XT tires. This month we took the next step and added bumpers, side steps, LED lighting, and a front winch. Not only were we adding to the looks of the Tundra by effectively removing any chrome that was left on the truck, we were adding extra clearance up front and extra strength against the elements—off-road or on.
Our first call was to Addictive Desert Designs for a whole package to outfit the Crew Max Toyota. We started up front with the Stealth Fighter Winch front bumper. We matched the rear by adding a second Stealth Fighter bumper in the rear with cutouts for the factory sensors. For the steps, we settled on ADD's Honey Badger series that come with provisions for LED lighting. Warn Industries' 9.5cti Series 12-volt winch was a great fit for the bumper, so we ordered one up to fit in the spot. Other items that were a perfect fit were the Rigid LEDs, which consisted of pods to fill the rear bumper, a bar for the front, and dual 10-inch bars for each step.
We returned to Performance Plus in Long Beach, California, which took the better part of the day for the full install. Follow along as we continue to transform the Tundra and make sure to check back next month because we still have to find a wiring solution for the lights, and we also have a whole bunch more surprises for this build. Finally, check out ADD, Warn or Rigid to see what they have for your truck.