2012 Toyota Tundra SEMA Show Truck Built By Brian Chaves – Featured Truck
While at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, we came across many exceptional Toyota Tundra pickups. Over the next few weeks, we are going to feature as many of them as we can complete with conversations with the owner.
Up first, and in no particular order, is this 2012 Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4wd owned by Brian Chaves. The truck is currently for sale and has around 18,000 miles.
- Gibson Metal Mulisha exhaust
- 12″ Bulletproof suspension
- Performance Accessories 3″ Bodylift
- Icon coilovers and Shock with resis
- Airlift airbags
- Nitro 4:88 Gears
- 40×15.50×20 Toyo Mud Terrain Tires- 4000 Miles on them
- R1 Concept rotors and brake pads
- Matte Gray Metallic Wrap
- CALI Retrofits headlights
- 2 KC HiLites 50″ Light bars
- 2 KC HiLities 30″ Lightbars and pods
- Arsenal Offroad grille
- A.R.E. Accessories Z-Series truck cap
- Bedslide 1000 Pro SE
- Monster Hooks Black Forged Hook
- N-FAB RSP Bumpers
- N-Fab cab-length tube steps
- EGR fender flares and window visors
- NBQ Motorsports roof rack
- VIS Racing Blade hood
- Truck Viva Black LED Taillights
- Rhino Lined Fenders Flares, bumpers, grille surrounder
- AMI Fuel Door
- Hornblasters Train Horn kit
- Roadwire Black Leather with Red Diamond stitch pattern
- Lunas Motorsport black suede headliner, pillars, and visors
- Leather steering wheel w/ red stitching
- Vibe Slick coaxial and component speakers with two 12-inch Slick subwoofers
- Custom Sub box for 2 12″ subs and amps
We had a chance to talk with Chaves. Here is our Q&A.
Did you build the truck only for SEMA?
I built my truck not knowing I would be attending SEMA. Since I was young I’ve always went to Monster Jam and always wanted a big truck. When I was old enough I wanted to build a huge truck that I can drive on streets.
Sorry for the obvious question, but why you are selling the truck you’ve always wanted?
I was wanting to build a big truck and have done more to it than I thought I would with the help of sponsors. I enjoyed building it, it was so much fun. I want to sell it start fresh on another build that will be a diesel and even bigger and see what I’m able to do with the next.
What was the hardest modification?
I wouldn’t say the hardest just took time was the roof rack and hood. The roof rack because it’s a custom one off rack so it needed to be made perfectly to flow the body lines of the truck so took some time. Ryan from NBQ Motorsports did an amazing job on the roof rack. The hood well because it’s fiber glass and didn’t sit right, holes weren’t lined up right so we need to do some modification to make it fit better.
Overall, great job on the truck!
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