Falken Tire Toyota Tundra – Big Blue

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This year’s SEMA show was crawling with interesting items. We got some great video and interviews, did some quick demonstrations of a variety of parts, and of course we found a lot of cool Tundras.

That's a Kawasaki KX250F and a Kawasaki KX450F in the back.

Falken Tires Big Blue Toyota Tundra

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However, this 2011 5.7 Tundra 4×4 from Falken Tire is the only Tundra we saw with a genuine solid front axle. Check it out:

Toyota Tundra Solid Front Axle

First, let’s talk about the solid axle. Falken enlisted Off Road Evolution to fabricate a custom front suspension more similar to something you’d find on a heavily modified Jeep than anything you’ll find on a regular old Tundra pickup.

Dynatrac 60 solid axle Toyota Tundra

That’s a Dynatrac 60 series axle up-front, connected to the Tundra with a set of King Off-Road Racing coilovers. I’m not even going to try and pretend I know what it took to assemble this suspension – the plan is to interview someone at Off Road Evolution as soon as possible.

King Off-Road Racing Coilovers with External Reservoir

Falken Tire Toyota Tundra Rear View

Walker Evans Racing 20 inch Wheels

The new setup front and rear resulted in about 8-9 inches of lift, which made it easy to put a set of 355/60R20 Wildpeak Falken Tires (about 37″ in diameter) mounted on a set of Walker Evans Racing 20″ wheels underneath. Since Falken was cool enough to build this thing and kind enough to send us some info, please take a moment to check out their tires.

Falken Wildpeak truck tires 355/60R20

The truck’s modifications don’t stop with the suspension. Falken also upgraded the factory front and rear bumpers with powder-coated Expedition One steel bumpers.

Expedition One Tundra Winch Bumper

Expedition One Rear Tundra Bumper

Expedition One also provided the step bars.

Expedition One Running Boards

There’s a Magnaflow exhaust and a K&N air intake on the already powerful Toyota 5.7L V8, and with the aggressive 37″ tires and substantial lift, it’s hard to imagine this truck getting stuck. Still, just in case, there’s a Warn M12000 winch up front.

Warn Winch and Hella Fog lights with Anzo head lights

The blue color is not custom paint – it’s a vinyl wrap. We saw quite a bit of vinyl at SEMA this year, and it seems to be catching on in a big way. Considering how well this blue works with the set of flat black Bushwacker fender flares and black and chrome Walker Evans wheels, it’s easy to see why vinyl is gaining in popularity with customizers. Not to mention that it makes it easy for us to see all the truck’s sponsor logos!

Falken Tire Truck Sponsors

Custom Center Console

Inside, Falken installed a comprehensive custom sound system (Alpine Audio components installed by AutoFashion) that includes a rear DVD. Because this truck is meant for hardcore off-roading, it has a set of Mastercraft Baja RS racing seats with 6 point harnesses.

Mastercraft Baja RS Racing Seats

Frankly, there’s a lot to this truck that we simply haven’t shown or mentioned here – Falken deserves a lot of credit for going all out. Great job guys!

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  1. Matt says:

    Notice the six lug wheels all the way around. Doesn’t that mean the rear axle was swapped too?

  2. Jason (Admin) says:

    Matt – You’ve got a sharp set of eyes – good catch. You are correct – new axles front and rear.

    I’m planning on an interview soon…at that time we’ll have the full specs. Thanks for commenting!

  3. TXTee says:

    I’m only impressed by the SAS b/c I’ve heard how much better that is for offroading.

  4. Jason (Admin) says:

    TXTee – That solid axle swap is a big deal – I have yet to see another Tundra with this setup (only I’m sure there are a few out there).

  5. Racer12 says:

    How can I make my toyota tundra like this one?!?! haha

  6. Jason (Admin) says:

    Racher12 – Spend lots of money! 🙂

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  10. Jake says:

    The Rockrails are not Expedition One they are custom EVO MFG Rocksliders for the build…..

    • Jason (Admin) says:

      Cool! Did you help build them and/or can you tell us more? This is the kind of info we love to write about…

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