Thanks to the support of Continental Tire, we’re giving our much loved but often neglected 2008 Toyota Tundra SR-5 Double Cab shop truck a serious overhaul. With almost 300,000 km (or 185,000 miles) on the clock and 14 years of exposure to Ontario’s road salts, the old girl is long overdue for some attention.
In Part 1 of this 3 part video series, we dive right in and start the rust wars by removing the worn out front suspension (including frequent use of our handy-dandy Bolt Buster, a heat induction tool that works wonders on rusty and seized fasteners) and replacing it with Eibach’s Pro-Truck 2.0 coilovers and Dorman’s premium line of control arms and tie rod ends. Plus we refresh the brakes with Powerstop’s Z36 extreme truck & tow package, which includes powdercoated calipers, slotted and drilled rotors, and high-performance brake pads designed to deliver reliable stopping power while hauling and towing heavy loads.
The rear of the truck also got some much needed love in the form of new Dorman e-brake cables and pivot-bracket, Powerstop brakes, and Eibach Sport shock absorber.
The rust wars were real on this one, and you can be sure progress isn’t going to get any easier in the next episode. Click on the image below to go to Episode 1 of this knuckle-busting rustfest and don’t be afraid to Like & Subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re there!