This month we were lucky enough to get our hands on a stock '04 Toyota Tundra. It's great fun to look at a blank slate like this stock Tundra and put together a new performance and appearance package.
We decided that the Tundra would look great with a mild suspension drop with a nice, shiny set of 22-inch chrome wheels. After a bit of research, we found a fitting set of rollers and a lowering kit from a company who specializes in Tundra-specific products. Tire Rack was nice enough to send us a set of its exclusive Granite Alloy brand 22x9.5 wheels and four 285/35/22 Yokohama Parada Spec-X tires, which were designed for heavier vehicles and larger wheel diameters.
After our order was placed, the tires arrived pre-mounted and balanced. All we had to do was bolt on the new wheels and tires. Next, Glen Hughes from Totally Twisted Creations, who also specializes in Toyota products, pointed us in the direction of Tom Watts from Tundra Racing (viewable at tundraracing.com). Tundra Racing's 2/3.5-inch drop kit would work perfect for the wheels and tires that we selected. Rounding off the goods that found their way onto the Tundra is a Gibson high-performance exhaust system and an Injen Technology intake.
This wouldn't be a true fantastic four article if we didn't provide both a bark and bite to the newly beefed-up Tundra! Sit back and take some notes, as Adolfo Brisenio from JBM Sport Truck Accessories in Orange, California, transforms the stock Toyota into a street ready hauler.