2013 Toyota Sequoia limited build thread

Discussion in 'Tundra / Sequoia' started by Expolander, Jan 13, 2018.

Which Expedition One bumper to choose?

  1. Expedition One Tundra RangeMax Front Bumper Base Model

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  2. Expedition One Tundra RangeMax Front Bumper Bull Bar

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  1. Expolander

    Expolander

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    I've decided to start a new build thread for my 2013 limited Sequoia.

    I also have a 2001 Sequoia limited and just recently sold my 95 FZJ80 Series.

    My current plan is to make the 2013 Sequoia a weekend camping and occasional overland use.

    Current: Aug, 2018
    Mileage: 52k
    - Tires: 295/60R20 Nitto Terra Grappler G2
    - 20" Fuel Offroad Vapor wheels
    - Window tint Front driver/passenger
    - Yellow top Optima battery
    - Black Tundra Grill
    - ComeUp 12.5RS Seal Gen 2 winch
    - Factor55 flat link

    Armor:
    - RCI aluminum front skid plate.
    - Expedition One Front standard bumper w/ PIAA LED LP 530 FOG Light.

    Suspension:
    @cruiseroutfit installed:
    Front: OME BP-51's with SPC UCA's.
    Rear: Dobinson rear springs and shocks

    Interior:
    - Pretty much stock.
    - Husky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Liners Front and 2nd row



    Future Plans:
    - Hoping that Expedition One will do a rear end scan of my Sequoia in hopes of building a rear bumper too.
    - Kenwood dual-band HAM radio - KG7AFV
    - Possibly a K9 roof rack
    - iKamper RTT
    - Slee Tundra sliders or something equivalent. The Running boards are working great for now.
    - I would like to fit ARB type drawers in the cargo 3rd row, but as the seats are it doesn't seem feasible.
    - A 200 Series LC 2013-2015 If I end up getting a 200 series before the above Future mods then they will just go onto the 200 Series. The Sequoia I will give my my Mrs. She likes her 2001 so much and plus she uses it to haul our 150ibs great dane around. I have two adults kids now so don't really need all the seating but when they come in town.



    Trailer: Pics to come
    I sold my home built off road trailer and wanted to start another trailer build but off a great platform so I purchased a 2017 Schutt XVenture DXL.
    Mods Include:
    Adjustable rear stabilizer jacks
    Linear electric actuators to lift the tent 16"
    2018 Tepui Autuna Sky Ruggedized XL RTT with annex.
    17" ICON 6 speed wheels - Black
    285 70R/17 General Grabber AT2


    Some shots of my recently sold 80 Series, 2001 Sequoia Limited, 2013 Sequoia Limited, and home built off-road trailer (Sold).


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  2. Expolander

    Expolander

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    I'm currently trying to decide on which Expedition One front bumper to choose. One with the bull bar or without.
    Tundra 2007- 2013 Front Bumpers | Expedition One

    I plan to install a Come-up winch the 12.5RS with LED PIAA FOG. I'm also hoping that later this summer I can get Exp One to prototype me a rear dual swing out similar to their existing one they sell for other platforms.

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    Those hoops look retarded
     
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    Expolander,

    Love to hear more about your plans for the '13 Sequoia. We bought a 2011 Sequoia SR5 (4WD) in Aug 2017, and has a "soccer mom's truck" look to it. I currently have Michelin LTX M/S2 275/65R18s on it. I'm looking to add some much needed testosterone to the truck, and would like your thoughts: 1. Replace the Michelin's with BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2's; 2. A leveling kit or lift it (need some input here as to what looks best) to beef up the look, Aries 4" bull bar on the front, and full size 72" Yakima roof rack. I'm not looking to make this into a tank, but something more than where I'm at now. Thoughts?
     
  5. Expolander

    Expolander

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    Hi BangerF16,

    My first thoughts on "beefing" up any Sequoia or any vehicle to get it over the "stock" look would be to replace the tires and/or wheels. I think that is a good first step. The tire brand, make, model all depends on your use. A little research on this forum or other google searches will help you with deciding a tire best suitable for your driving needs.

    I opted for the 295/60R 20 Terra Grappler G2 on Fuel 20" wheels. I've run Terra Grappler AT's on my other Sequoia for years and they seems to work best for all season.

    Front bumpers are awesome for many reasons...but I found that like on my Land Cruiser it came in handy when bush whacking and I used my winch more to pull others out than for myself which was maybe once a year. So a bumper and winch can be an expensive mod, but you just have to ask yourself is it a necessary mod or just a want. Right now, I'm holding off on the front bumper and winch because I don't feel I will use or need it...of course..until that time comes when I wish I had installed it, but I'm putting my money into other stuff as well so that is still a mod on the list.

    Roof racks are nice...if you like to put stuff up their...if you're buying it for the "overland look" then put your money into other things.

    My lift is a ReadyLift 3"F/2"R which should be suitable with the tires and lift to get me around most dirt roads. Since I no longer have my FZJ80 I have no need for "rock crawling" which that was well built and suited for.

    I have added window tint to front driver and front passenger windows and Husky Liners which are awesome in front and 2nd row.

    I'll update my main post with these mods and any future or planned mods.

    Overall the Sequoia Limited is very well equipped and I too am surprised that there isn't a larger after market for them.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Expolander

    Expolander

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    Here are some more pics of my 2013 Sequoia.

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    My updates as of Aug, 2018

    Added the following:
    RCI aluminum front skid plate.

    Expedition One:
    -Expedition One Front standard bumper w/ PIAA LED LP 530 FOG Light.
    -Black Tundra Grill
    -ComeUp 12.5RS Seal Gen 2 winch
    -Factor55 flat link

    @cruiseroutfit installed:
    Front: OME BP-51's with SPC UCA's.
    Rear: Dobinson rear springs and shocks

    So far a very awesome combo and ride.

    The OME's were set to a pre-load of 25mm according to Tundra spec. However, on a Sequoia I think it doesn't sit as high factory as a Tundra anyway, so I may end up reducing the pre-load (~15mm) after I add some more miles to it and let the suspension settle in more. If the front is still high, I'll reduce the pre-load to level it out more.


    I took measurements from the top of each rim to the bottom fender wheel-well. It's pretty dead-on even side to side which is super. the front to rear is more like 1.5".

    FR: 14.25
    FL: 14.25

    RR: 12.75
    RL: 12.75

    I'll run it for a few hundred more miles and see how it does settle. It should be easy enough to re-set the pre-load if I need to. Kind of a pain, but an easy solution and like you say small adjustments and I should be good. I just wanted to pass along the info in case anyone else wants to do this setup.
    @cruiseroutfit did a stellar job as this was a first for them so kudos to OB(Ollie B.) and the crew. I highly recommend.


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  9. Expolander

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    Making time to enjoy this sweet ride as well...

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    Super easy to adjust. Let the front (and rear) settle and adjustment will be easy.
     
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    @Expolander Nice sequoia build. If you can convince Expedition One to build a rear bumper. Add me to the list of interest person. I know a few more 2nd gen sequoia owner looking for a rear bumper.

    BTW, I love your OME BP51 setup. I currently have bilstein 5100 with Dobinson Springs combo for both front and rear.
     
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