Chris Payne Brings Arctic Power to the Las Vegas Strip with a Frosty 2011 Toyota Tundra

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2011 Toyota Tundra displayed at SEMA 2012
2011 Toyota Tundra displayed at SEMA 2012
The warmth of the Nevada desert received a chill during the 2012 SEMA show with the presence of Chris Payne's custom themed 2011 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Liter V8. Located in the Westin automotive feature spot, Payne has been deeply involved with the auto industry 6 years, and has been attending the SEMA show for 3 of them. Bringing a truly unique snow recovery theme and concept for the Tundra, Payne was able to talk about his SEMA build.
Many aftermarket parts were used to transform this 2011 Toyota Tundra for SEMA 2012
Many aftermarket parts were used to transform this 2011 Toyota Tundra for SEMA 2012


When asked what it takes to make a successful build, Chris stated, "So much time, preparation, money and sponsor backing, good fab guys and knowledge of the product that's out there to fit a custom theme and design. It's been a solid hobby of mine for 6 years. I love it. I have mod fever. It's something I enjoy doing and learning from. Times change so do mods and what's hot. I just love being able to do what I love to do and enjoy seeing people appreciate the builds," reported Payne.

Obvious to the eye, one of the most radical customizations on the Tundra is the custom wrap and T.B. Customz Gat products. When asked what type of intake was used on the Tundra, Payne replied that it was a K&N cold air intake. "The CAI, it gave me greater hp boost, a nice throttle response and it's an all-time great must have performance product!" A K&N filter fan since high school, Payne used all quality products for this build. Featured in multiple magazines, Payne has reported a great amount of popularity for the Tundra anywhere it goes. When asked about upcoming projects, Payne stated that his next project may to build up a custom Duramax.

The wrap on this 2011 Toyota Tundra 5.7 liter really stood out at SEMA 2012
The wrap on this 2011 Toyota Tundra 5.7 liter really stood out at SEMA 2012
A full list of modifications to the Tundra are listed below:

Suspension, wheels, tires:
Bulletproof 12"
19" sway away coils with resis
14" sway away shocks with resis
Coil springs
Resi mounts
Atlas leaf springs
20X12 fuel wheels
38x15.50 interco ssr tires

Exterior:
Bushwacker pocket style flares-colormatched
RBP-Rx3 grille colormatched
SMP Fabworks- roof rack
This K&N equipped 2011 Toyota Tundra was proven to be SEMA material for 2012
This K&N equipped 2011 Toyota Tundra was proven to be SEMA material for 2012

Westin brush guard bumper
Westin steps
Wade shields
TMAX winch and mounts
A.R.E. Ls2 bed cover
Stubby carbon fiber antenna
N-FAB Rear runner
N-FAB LED bar mounts
T.B. Customz Gat tip
T.B. Customz Gat hitch step
Police PA speaker
Horn blasters Train horn
Onboard air compressor

Lighting:
48" Procomp LED bar
38" Procomp LED bar
This 2011 Tundra made the cut of show vehciles selected for the 2012 SEMA Show
This 2011 Tundra made the cut of show vehciles selected for the 2012 SEMA Show

2-8" Procomp LED bar
4-6" Westin halogen lights
SpyderAuto LED projector headlights
SpyderAuto LED taillights
6-2" white and amber LEDs

Interior:
Custom shift knob
Suede pillars
Suede panels
Custom console cover
Custom toggles
Blue sea wiring components
Westin floor mats
Katzkin two tone leather
Window tint
Custom decals
No matter what angle, the Arctic camo wrap on Chris Payne's 2011 Tundra allowed it to shine at SEMA 2012
No matter what angle, the Arctic camo wrap on Chris Payne's 2011 Tundra allowed it to shine at SEMA 2012

Police Siren
PA/CB system
Bedrug carpet kit
Undercover swing boxes

Stereo:
Sirius sat radio
Alpine 7" touchscreen in dash
Custom door panels
Kicker Qs components-tweets, mids, highs
8-Kicker solobaric L7 subs
Custom sub enclosure
2-2000 watt kicker amps
1-1250 watt kicker amp

Extra/Exchangeable Parts:
N-FAB RSP front bumper
The Toyota Tundra 5.7L happened to be a popular SEMA show vehicle for 2012
The Toyota Tundra 5.7L happened to be a popular SEMA show vehicle for 2012

N-FAB steps
Westin Lightbar
Westin skid plate
4-9" Procomp HIDs
RBP 94R 20" wheels
2Crave 22" Nx2 wheels

Performance:
K&N Cold Air Intake
Magnaflow exhaust
Just differentials 4:88 Gears

Extras:
Procomp shovels
Rotopax Gas and water tanks
Straps
Custom snow camo wrap
Spare battery
Air compressor
This 2011 Toyota Tundra received much attention at the 2012 SEMA Show
This 2011 Toyota Tundra received much attention at the 2012 SEMA Show

Offroad accessories

Other similar SEMA show vehciles can be found in these related articles:
SNUGTOP Toyota Tundra
2008 Toyota Sequoia
2008 Toyota Tundra
The Midnight All-Star(Most Valuable Tundra)MVT

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