Nitro Gear Supercharged, Long Travel Toyota Tundra “More Than TRD Pro” Tundra, The truck that Toyota never built - A Crewmax with a 6.5’ bed! Coined “The Six Fingered Man” in reference to its ability to transport 6 adults and to a certain film that also featured “Inigo” Montoya the name adopted to our Land Cruiser BJ73 Project from Spain, and its driver Carl Montoya of Nitro Gear. The Nitro Tundra has been a very long lived project for us and gone through an evolutionary process from mildly modified with a stretched chassis to a full update last year for the SEMA show in Las Vegas. It’s been a great truck and is a ton of fun both on and off-road. Summer 2015 we swapped 2015 TRD Pro Tundra sheet metal front and rear including the lighting combined with SDHQ pre runner style fenders/bedsides for more clearance in the wheelwells.
Add in a combo of Total Chaos long travel control arms, custom Atlas springs (now sprung under with floating air springs for load capacity) and bypass Icon shocks all around and this rig was clearly build for more than just show. An SDHQ front bumper mounting 3 ARB Intensity lights and Rigid fogs improved clearance without sacrificing the Warn 9.5XP winch or nighttime illumination. Rear bumper and hitch assembly (it still tows regularly) were custom fabricated in house. Finally, new Nitto 37” Trail Grapplers wrapping black TRD wheels put the power to the ground. This wasn’t exactly a stock rig when we started. The earlier build included the aforementioned TRD Supercharger, ran a color matched ARB bullbar, upgraded suspension and a fully boxed rear frame section lengthened 12 inches to accommodate the long bed instead of the standard tiny box as this Crewcab was equipped from the factory. It was a good, usable combination with somewhere north of 500HP, but visually not very unique.
- Wheel Base: 160”
- Track Width: 88”
- Over all Length: 21’8”
- Over all Height: 79”
- Type: Toyota 5.7 3UR-FE, TRD Supercharger - Less than 10K on motor.
- Weight: 7200 lbs
- Output: 550HP
- Engine management: Bullydog / Toyota
- Exhaust system: Doug Thorley longtube, magnaflow muffler, custom piping
- Fuel Tank: Transfer Flow 46 Gallon
- Transmission: ITP High Performance Valve
- Body Shop where work was done: JT’s Parts and Accessories
Icon Vehicle Dynamics
Axles And Gears
Differential gears brand: Nitro 4.88 (world’s first set!)
Birfields/CV brand: OEM, w/ Total chaos extended shafts
Locker-Rear: Auburn Pro LSD
Front bumper: SDHQ Prerunner
Rear bumper: Custom Krys-Fab
Sliders: Amp Research power steps
Skid plates: SDHQ
Brakes: Pads/Shoes, f/r: TRD Pads, Crossdrilled, slotted rotors, Stainless lines
Tires: Nitto Trail Grappler 37/12.50R18/Toyota TRD Pro 18”wheels
Winch: Warn XP9000
Winch rope: Warn Synthetic
Body mods: 2015 Toyota USA OEM Fascia, Tailgate. SDHQ Fiberglass Fenders and Bedsides.
Frame mods: Precision Bodylines 12” frame stretch to fit 6.5’ bed with crewmax. (Toyota only offers 5.5’ bed) custom boxing, additional crossmembers for airbag system.
Headlights: 2015 TRD Pro OEM
Paint/Graphics: OEM Radiant Red, w/ Nitro Graphics designed in house by our graphics guy, Randee
Seats: Classic Softrim Leather, heated seats
Other safety/Interior gear:Factor 55 Prolink