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Jason Lancaster is the editor and founder of He has nearly a decade of experience on the retail side of the auto industry, and another decade of experience of the part and accessory side of the industry.

ThirdHorseman Rides A Black CrewMax

From Wikipedia — “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are the forces of man’s destruction described in the Book of Revelation…The third horseman, riding the black horse, is popularly called Famine or Pestilence. The black colour of the third horse could be a symbol of famine. Its rider holds a scale, which could be a representation of the ‘scales of pitiless justice’ which commonly represent inequality and corruption.

Scary stuff, but when you see the pics of this truck, you might agree that Ford, Dodge, and Chevy owners fear the apocalypse as this Tundra screams by.

ThirdHorseman's Black 2007 Toyota Tundra

Here’s what TundraSolutions member ThirdHorseman has done to this truck:

Colormatched front and rear bumpers
Colormatched handles
Black sport appearance grille
Tow mirrors
HID retrofit (E55 projectors, X5 halogen powered halos, D1S bulbs and ballasts) in black housings

The front end of a blacked-out truck. HID conversion kit

Webasto panoramic sunroof
Katzkin two-tone black and gray leather

The sunroof and the custom lever

TRD shifter
Limited 20 inch alloys
Leer fiberglass tonneau
Limited running boards
Carriage Works black billet grille
Eclipse 5510 DVD Navigation
Eclipse Sirius and ipod interfaces

Eclipse navigation unit

Boston Acoustics coaxials
TRD sway bar
Magnaflow exhaust

Magnaflow dual side exhaust

Custom painted engine cover

This painted engine cover is just sick. Awesome.

The painted engine cover is just sick…awesome touch.

ThirdHorseman — thanks for submitting your vehicle. We can’t wait to see what else you come up with!!

Alien Abductions, Get 4 More MPG, and the VW Thing

Some things I found loitering on TundraNetwork

A Tundra owner that’s improved his gas mileage 4mpg by adding a pressurized air box — we’re excited to learn more about it.

This dog is wondering what’s going on and dares you to lie to him.
Tundranetwork member photo

Mike’s VW Thing site is really fascinating — interesting photos, and one helluva story about breaking down in the Arizona desert in the middle of the night. Mike, if you want to embellish the story a little, you could absolutely change the “mysterious beetles” line to “Those aren’t beetles — THOSE ARE SCORPIONS!!”. Follow it up with the normal Hollywood horror ending, and you got yourself a blockbuster movie.

But seriously, good story. Check it out people.

Latest BorgWarner Tech in the Tundra

From a press release, I found this interesting:

BorgWarner Morse TEC’s latest HY-VO(R) four-wheel drive chain technology debuts on the 2007 Toyota Tundra and a new luxury SUV scheduled for release in early 2008. Developed to provide best-in-class sound quality and strength, the technology allows car makers to quietly transfer more power without expanding the size of the transfer case.

‘Four-wheel drive applications increasingly demand greater durability while drivers expect quiet comfort in the cab,’ said Alfred Weber, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse TEC. ‘Morse TEC’s technology delivers both, without increasing weight. This contributes to better fuel economy, reduced emissions and improved performance.’

The Morse TEC HY-VO(R) chain product line has been powering automotive products for over 40 years. Customers have shown their confidence in the continuous innovation of the HY-VO(R) product line by employing hundreds of millions of HY-VO(R) chains in transmissions and transfer cases around the world.

Michael’s Trick Red DoubleCab

Michael sent us some photos of his 07′ Tundra DoubleCab, and we gotta say we’re impressed. At first glance, this truck really stands out.

Michael's Red 2007 Toyota Tundra Doublecab Limited 5.7

Here are the specs:

2007 Limited DoubleCab with the 5.7L and the TRD package.

Front Suspension System by Total Chaos. Includes upper A-Arms, a huge 1″ ball joint, 1″ diff. drop and Donahoe Racing Shocks.

The all-new BFG KM2’s on 20″ Hotwheels by KMC. These really make the truck stand out, and they have a great off-road look while still seeming sort of luxurious. Very nice set of wheels — great choice.

Total Chaos Toyota Tundra front suspension and Hotwheels by KMC

Michael’s rounded out the truck with a TRD Dual Exhaust and a TRD Air Intake.

Tundra off road in the sandToyota Tundra sand dunes

Michael has only one question — When will the Tundra TRD Supercharger be coming out?

Toyota Tundra Owners: 7 Gift Ideas

In honor of “black Friday”, we decided to come up with a list of a few items that every Tundra owner might want to have. For best results, print out this list or leave it up on your computer when your significant other walks by. Then, in a loud and clear voice, state “Wow. Sure would be nice to get one of these things as a gift.”

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Repeat as necessary.

You might also try — “Wow. FREE SHIPPING?! What a deal!!” then make sure they see this ad.

Good. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s our list:

1) Weathertech Extreme-Duty Floor Liner: Winter often makes for a dirty truck, but having a nice set of floor mats that actually collect dirt and moisture will keep the dirt to a minimum. Made thick with a specially ridged underside, WeatherTech Floor Mats provide an impenetrable barrier that’s designed to stay put. WeatherTech’s soft rubber treads offer excellent traction for driving, and the tall outside edge of mats keeps dirt from sliding/sloshing out onto your carpet. They’re easy to clean – just hose ’em off – and they come in 3 universal colors. $114.95 for the front, $81.95 for the back, and free shipping.

Carriage Works 2007 Toyota Tundra Billet Grill2) Bolt-over Billet Grill: Easy to install (they literally bolt over the factory grill), Carriage Works billet grill covers look great and don’t cost very much. We found a brushed billet grill (pictured) on for only $132. You can buy the whole set and have billet for the main grill, top grill (the little sliver above the main grill), and the bumper grills too. If you don’t like the idea of bolting over the factory grill, you can buy a replacement grill for about the same price.

3) K&N Drop-In Air Filter: It’s the least expensive item on the list, but it’s still a great item to have. K&N filters improve gas mileage, performance, and come with a lifetime warranty. Prices range from $38 – $47, depending on engine size.

4) ShurTrax Traction Weight System: For a lot of truck owners, winter means putting sand bags in your truck’s bed. When winter’s over, you’ve got to store them for next year, assuming they haven’t worn out. ShurTrax came up with a new solution – put a big heavy bag of water in the bed. It will add as much as 400lbs of weight to your truck’s bed, boosting traction. When winter’s over, dump the water out and roll up the bag. It’s a slick idea, and it costs $140 for a full-size truck. Also at

TRD Exhaust Tip5) TRD Exhaust Tip: From the Toyota Accessory Guide “Enhance the look of your vehicle with this double-walled exhaust tip by Valor Manufacturing. Made from polished 304 stainless steel, which will not rust or corrode.” That pretty much sums it up. The part is listed at $60, but you should be able to get a little bit of a break (try asking for $50). Install is quick and easy. Toyota part # PTS18-34070 for the 5.7L.

6) TundraHeadquarters Gear: OK OK — it’s shameless self-promotion — however, if you enjoy this site, why not buy a coffee mug, hat, or t-shirt? Visit the store.

7) Volant Cold Air Intake: If you read our Toyota Tundra Volant air intake review, you know we liked this kit. It makes the Tundra sound mean, look mean (at least under the hood), and it might even improve your gas mileage (if you keep your foot out of it). $369.

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