When you buy a new truck, you want people to notice it. After checking off a couple of the bells and whistles boxes at the dealership, a new truck can soar past $50,000. Writing that check every month will be even more difficult if your truck looks just like everyone else's rig and it easily gets lost in a sea of boring, stock trucks. It's what we affectionately call the "new truck blues". We had a new '10 Toyota Tundra Platinum edition that looked nice, but once we rolled off the dealer lot, it looked just like every other Tundra. To cure this illness, we logged on to www.autoanything.com and searched for our specific truck make and model. Within an instant, we had dozens of parts ready to be bolted onto our Tundra.

First, we installed a new 3-in-1 ReadyLIFT SST lift kit at ReadyLIFT's facilities in Santa Ana, California. Nice and simple, the ReadyLIFT 3-in-1 kit is easy to install and gives the Tundra extra height without compromising ride quality. The three-inch front lift and one-inch rear allowed us to clear 34-inch tall Nitto Terra Grappler tires mounted on 20x8.5-inch MB Motoring Gunner 5 wheels supplied by Discount Tire Direct. A true perk to buying online, Discount Tire Direct shipped the tires premounted, already balanced, and included tire pressure monitoring sensors. All we had to do was bolt the wheels and tires in place and call it a day. To squeeze out some more horsepower and MPG from the big 5.7L V-8, we bolted on a new K&N intake and Borla dual exhaust system in our in-house tech center. With these high-quality aftermarket parts, not only did we make Toyota's best Tundra yet even better, but we also made it stand out in the crowd.

HIGHS
Better looks, quick and simple install, increase HP and MPG with intake and exhaust, relatively low investment for a high gain

LOWS
Lift and wheels/tires cancels out HP and MPG gain, tire rubbing when making hard turns, intake whine at constant speed