Building a Rock Star Tundra – Finishing Touches
After spending months searching for the perfect 2010 Tundra, installing a comprehensive suite of performance modifications, and then adding a top-notch stereo and chrome, it’s time to wrap this build-out up with a bed liner, BedRug, and a better-than-average SnugTop topper.
Bed Liner or Bed Rug – Or Both?
I’m sure some people will wonder why Chris opted for both a bed liner and a bedrug, but I have a pretty good idea: bedrugs don’t scratch or mar precious cargo the way that a tough spray-in liner can…which means they’re more comfortable for man’s best friend, less likely to damage your great Aunt’s china, and they really muffle the sound of a dead body rolling around in the back (OK, I made that last one up). The point is, why not? I don’t want to hear any bellyaching.
Under that nicely installed BedRug (learn more about buying the bedrug) you’ll find a nicely installed ProCote spray-in bed liner.
We found some good reviews of the ProCote folks (located in Colorado Springs, Colorado), but we couldn’t find any info about the material they used…so we gave them a call. Here’s what we learned about them:
- ProCote is an independent company that sources their material from SWD Urethane, a well-known international urethane manufacturer
- Despite being an independent installer in Colorado Springs, ProCote offers a nationwide lifetime warranty on both materials AND workmanship through other SWD affiliates
- ProCote prides itself on being a quality installer. A father-son team, ProCote is highly focused on prepping things right the first time. Jay – the owner – says that he’s simply too busy to do anything twice. It’s easier and cheaper in the long run to do every install right the first time.
- In the time that Jay has owned ProCote, he has not had one warranty claim. Every liner he’s ever done has been trouble free.
- ProCote doesn’t have a website, but you can call them at (719) 475-8188
SnugTop Topper With All The Trimmings
Leave it to Chris to find a way to go above and beyond on something as seemingly boring as a simple topper. His topper – made by SnugTop and installed by Timberline Toppers – has a few interesting features:
- Slider front window that flips – This is cool feature. The front window has a slider (pretty standard), but the entire window also flips down. This is nice for cleaning and a smart add-on.
- Integrated coat hanger and LED lamp – It’s the little things, no?
- Electric locks that operate on factory remote – This is the coolest feature of all. When it’s time to unlock the topper, you just press the same button you use to unlock the entire truck. Simple and incredibly easy – and a nice touch.
Summing it all up…
Chris started with a 2010 5.7L Tundra Crew Limited 4×4 with navigation and the sunroof, and then he added:
- A TRD supercharger, big brake kit, and sway bar
- ToyTec 2.5″ leveling kit, Alcoa forged aluminum wheels, and Michelin MS2’s
- Magnaflow Tundra cat-back exhaust
- Chrome step bars and bull bar
- A top-notch sound system with too many components to list and enough sound deadening material to silence a submarine
- A ProCote spray-in bedliner, bedrug, and SnugTop topper
- …and an alarm system to keep everybody honest.
Chris took a truck that was already very nice and made something special. It’s faster than most trucks on the road, has one of the best sound systems you’ll ever hear, almost all the accessories a truck owner could want or need, and it doesn’t look too much different than stock. Chris has a couple more mods he’s considering (a clearbra, for example), but right now the truck is just about done .
If someone pulled up next to this truck at a stoplight, they probably won’t know it’s packing 500+ hp…
Of course, the bright red calipers and the soft whine of a supercharger are a good clue if people are paying attention!
Special thanks to Chris for sharing all these photos and information, and for supporting TundraHeadquarters with such great content.
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