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What You Need To Transform a Toyota Tundra Into a Ford Raptor Killer

Ford did a great job with its 2014 F-150 Raptor, but so did Toyota with the TRD Pro package for the 2014 Tundra model. However, the special Tundra is not up for sale now and if you already got yourself a 2014 Tundra 4x4 Double Cab model, you can either wait for the TRD Pro and a trade in if available, or spend some cash and make it an off-road monster.
2014 Toyota Tundra TRD 1 photo
Photo: Toyota
How will you do that? With TRD parts specially created for the Tundra of course. Bellow, we'll talk about what you can fit your pickup with to increase its performance. As a note here, we will be referring to the 5.7-liter V8 4x4 Double Cab version of the Tundra.

The first thing you notice on a hardcore pickup truck is its higher stance. Yeah, unfortunately, TRD is not offering a higher off-road suspension for the Tundra. Only lower “more racy” suspension is available. You can have it if rocks and trails are not the places you're driving regularly. Front and rear kits will set you back around $1,200.

Power might be the next thing on the list and with a TRD supercharger, any other performance pickup will only see the “Tundra” stamped logo on the rear gate. The TRD supercharger kit comes with integral by-pass valve, factory calibrated ECU, upgraded fuel injectors and all other bits and pieces so it will look as standard after installing it. Total power is booster to 504 hp and 550 lb-ft. Price for it as suggested by the manufacturer is set at $3,300.

With such a behemoth under that manly-sculpted hood, you might want to let people know how much power it makes, so a TRD dual stainless steel cat-back exhaust system is exactly what you need. Along with giving you a few extra horsepower, the less restricting exhaust will make a deep throaty tone while meeting the legal 95 dB noise limit. This will set you another $600 back.

Now that you can sprint faster than most sportscars while sounding like a beast, you'll also need to stop properly and a TRD high-performance braking kit will surely decrease the stopping distance. This comes at a recommended price of $2,795.

Cool performance Gun Metal TRD 17-inch rims come at $400 a piece, so to sum it up, you'll need to spend around $9,500. Adding the $40,270 price tag of the Tundra Double Cab 4x4 and the overall price kicks in at $49,765.

However, in case you don't want all-wheel-drive, the $37,220 Double Cab 4x2 with all the upgrades above will set you only $46,720 down. Now, we're just curious how expensive the new Tundra TRD Pro will be when launching later this year. Stick around for info as soon as it emerges.
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