From the factory, the third generation Toyota Tundra (2022+) is proving to be a very capable truck, as expected. They do have a few options from the factory, and have the ability to tow well, go off-roading well, and ride on the highway well. However, what do you do when you want to make your truck more unique?
This could be style or performance. Tundras have always been ready to be modded to fit your lifestyle and needs. The third generation, while still new, is no different. Here are 25 mods and accessories under $500 that you can get for your third generation Toyota Tundra.
Rear Bumper Covers (Estimated $150 - $200)
If you want an easy and cost effective way to spice up the looks of your 2022+ Toyota Tundra, these Rear Bumper Covers by ChromeStoppers will make your Tundra stand out from the crowd. While chrome has its place, these colored covers are placed over the chrome portions of your Tundra’s rear bumpers, completely changing the look from factory to custom in minutes. They are also a good way to cover up any dents, scuffs, or rust that may be on your bumper. With different color options, you’re sure to find something that fits your style.
Fog Lamp Surrounds (Estimated $200)
Much like the rear bumper covers, these are a great way to dress up what everyone sees when they look at the front of your Tundra. Stand out from the crowd with an inexpensive mod that is easy to install. It’s a subtle way to make the front of your Tundra pop!
Mirror Covers (Estimated $150)
These Mirror Covers by ChromeStoppers are a very subtle yet effective way to change up your style. With these, you can easily color match your body color, make them sporty with black, or go rogue and throw on whatever color you choose. These are confidently secured with 3M double sided tape. Not only are they great to change up your style, but can also be useful to cover up any damage your stock mirrors may have from rock chips or ignorant parkers.
Front Grille Surround ($320)
Break up the same front end you see on every Tundra with this front grille surround. It simply gets placed over your existing grille surround, completely transforming the front end of your truck. Choose from different shades of black, or color match your body! Easy to install, and looks great. What’s stopping you?
Headlight Tint ($40)
If you want to give your Tundra a sporty look, headlight tint is a subtle, yet effective way to achieve that. These pre-cut vinyl tints get placed over your existing headlights. If you find you ever want to remove them, vinyl can be removed in the future. They look good with the lights off, and don’t darken your lights to a dangerous level when they are on.
Tail Light Tint ($40)
Much like the headlight tint mentioned above, this pre-cut vinyl tint for your Tundra’s tail lights is a great way to make the rear end of your truck look sleek. It’s a touch of sport, luxury, and badass all wrapped into one inexpensive package.
Bumper Mounted LED Light Bar ($120)
Light bars and trucks just go hand in hand, but sometimes taking the more subtle approach is the way to go. That is exactly what you get with this LED light bar. Rough Country says, “with 20, 5-watt high-intensity CREE LEDs, you'll have plenty of light to take on even the darkest trails,” and you’ll do it in style without a bulky bar mounting to the front of a bumper or your roof. This mod looks like something from the factory, and at $120, you can’t go wrong.
Ditch Lights ($100)
If you do plan on doing some more serious off-roading, or just want that more aggressive off-roading look, ditch lights will achieve that. They mount without modification behind your hood, and when pointed off at an angle, they will help illuminate what your headlights can’t see. They will do wonderers off-road, or even on country roads at night.
Bull Bar with LED Light Bar ($400)
Bull bars and push bars are perfect bumper protection when it comes to off-road driving (or bad parkers). They are designed to take the impact before the more delicate plastic bumper cover does. This one is more minimalistic to help give a more sleek look, but with the integrated LED light bar, you’ll get protection AND more visibility at night on the trails.
Tailgate Letter Inserts ($40)
If you’re a proud Tundra owner, you may want to show off the name a bit more. The imprinted letters on the tailgate are nice, but if you want to accentuate TUNDRA, these inserts are perfect. They are coated in thick polyurethane to give them a unique 3D look and feel. They are easy to install, long lasting, and make the name pop at an inexpensive price.
Bed Side MOLLE Storage Panel ($251)
If you want to maximize the storage space in your Tundra, panels like this are key. Small items can slide around, get covered, or misplaced. The MOLLE panel not only gives your truck an off-road and tactical look, but it offers an incredible mounting solution for an otherwise “useless” space in your Tundra. Made from steel, this will be durable for almost anything, and when it comes to mounting, only your imagination will be the limit. Victory 4x4 offers more panels for the rest of the bed and plenty of other locations as well!
Pedal Commander ($300)
If you’re tired of lag and slow acceleration, Pedal Commander is here to help. This simple product plugs into your gas pedal to help eliminate that nonsense. Gone are the days of a physical wire opening and closing your throttle when you press your pedal down. Now, everything is electronic. When you press your pedal down, it tells your Tundra’s computer that you’re doing so, and how hard you’re doing it. The problem is that it will still only open the throttle as fast as it’s programmed to. Pedal Commander will amplify the signal your foot provides to open the throttle faster.
Center Console Organizer ($24)
The Tundra is great for hauling big things, but what about your little stuff? Even the storage compartments end up being a large void of no return. This center console organizer for your Tundra will help keep your small items at hand, right where you need them. It’s little things like this that make big differences. You won’t hurt your wallet with something like this either!
Center Console Overlay ($100)
This TUFSKINZ Center Console Overlay applies directly over the interior trim of your Tundra. You can choose between 14 different colors including carbon fiber and factory paint colors to match your exterior! While this is for the center console, CaliRaised offers many different overlays for different interior panels. Add one, two, or all of them to completely transform your interior into a sporty, sophisticated, or off-road look.
All Weather Floor Mats ($179)
Regardless if you use your truck for off-roading, live in a snowy or muddy area, or just have kids or pets, your floor mats will get dirty. All weather floor mats are made out of durable rubber that will not only be long lasting, but are easy to clean. Simply take them out, hose them down, and you’re done! This kit is directly from Toyota, so you will have no fitment issues like you may have with those universal ones. Sure they say TUNDRA right on them, but they have that Tundra quality as well.
Seat Covers ($200 - $350)
Same thing as the floor mats… Your environment, use, and family can make or break your seats. If it’s break, you might want to protect them. Seat covers come in all shapes and sizes. You can get basic universal ones that will simply “cover” your seats. These are great for those weekend camping or beach trips. If that’s not enough, you can go all out with precise fitting ones to take your boring seats to fancy stitched leather ones! Not only will they look good, but they will protect your factory seats, increasing your truck’s resale value. Prices vary depending on what you decide to go with.
Leveling/Lift Kit ($425 - $475)
Lifted trucks look good. Simple as that. Lift kits for serious off-roaders can cost thousands of dollars, but leveling kits or lift blocks are an inexpensive option for some extra ground clearance. This kit from Westcott Designs will give you three inches of lift in the front and one inch in the rear. This is perfect for an aggressive look, and moderate off-road use.
Catalytic Converter Shield ($270)
The catalytic converters on your truck are important for emissions and expensive to replace if they are damaged from off-roading, or missing due to questionable parking decisions. It’s worth protecting them if you are concerned about either situation. These are a direct bolt on, and will shield the expensive cats. While it won’t stop a determined thief, it will dissuade someone looking for a quick buck, and slow down others.
Muffler ($50 - $500)
While the mighty V8 is gone in favor of a more efficient 3.4L V6, that doesn’t mean you still can’t make it sound good! An aftermarket muffler is a good way to not only change the sound to something more aggressive, but the increased airflow will give you a couple more ponies as well! While you won’t be thrown back in your seat, every bit counts. Prices range from not a lot to a bit more, and each one is going to sound a bit different, so make sure you watch lots of videos to find the one best for you!
Running Boards ($380)
What good is a truck without running boards? It’s not. Running boards not only help you get in and out of your truck, but look good, and if they have built in sliders, they can help protect your truck from obstacles when off-roading. Not every running board offers that protection though! This kit from Rough Country offers a wide and beefy design that’s backed by a lifetime warranty.
Bed Mat ($205)
A bed mat is a must for anyone who plans to make use of their bed. Not only will this help protect the finish of your bed, but it will help stop things from sliding around as much. Much like the all weather floor mats, it’s easy to clean! Pull it out, and hose it down. This one is from Toyota, so fitment, quality, and Tundra branding will be no problem.
Bed Extender ($320)
If you find yourself using your truck bed a lot, especially with longer items, you might want to look into a bed extender. You can make one for cheap, but since we got yelled at by our viewers on YouTube for suggesting that, now you can buy this one right from Toyota! It looks good, gives you extra secured length in your bed, and allows airflow. Like the bed mat and floor mats, this will come with Toyota quality and a perfect fit!
Tonneau Bed Cover ($490)
Bed covers tend to be on the more pricey side, but we managed to find this one just under the $500 mark on Amazon. Bed covers are perfect for protecting your cargo from weather and wandering eyes. Hard folding tonneau covers offer extended durability and life over simple cloth covers. While new trucks are expertly engineered to be as aerodynamic as they can be, this will also help reduce a bit of drag, which can help improve fuel economy.
Carbon Fiber Fuel Door ($90)
While the last few mods offer some type of performance or utilitarian improvements, this is just for looks. Want to add a unique bit of sportiness to your Tundra? This carbon fiber fuel door will take care of that. This will stick right on top of your factory fuel door making installation a breeze. Sometimes you just need something that looks cool, and this can help.
Mud Flaps ($180)
Mud flaps can be basic, by why? Sure… They are great for protecting the finish of your truck and those less fortunate behind your impressive Tundra, but why not go a bit more? These mud flaps by RokBlokz give you the option of two different sizes, eleven colors, and six logo colors. Options upon options will allow you to get the mud flaps you want. Protect your ride and those around you, and look good while doing it!
Trucks are meant to be modded. From looks to performance, and everything in between, if there’s a will, there’s a way. There are tons of Tundras out there on the roads and trails, and for good reason… They are some great trucks. Why let your third generation Toyota Tundra look, feel, handle, perform, and sound like all the other ones? Make your truck yours! Don’t forget to check back on Empyr Off-Road for more parts and information for your Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, or 4Runner. Be safe, and mod on!
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Rear Bumper Covers - Courtesy ChromeStoppers
Fog Light Surrounds - Courtesy ChromeStoppers
Mirror Covers - Courtesy ChromeStoppers
Front Grille Surround - Right Here At Empyre Off-Road!
Headlight Tint - Courtesy Rvinyl
Tail Light Tint - Courtesy Rvinyl
Bumper Mounted LED Light Bar - Courtesy Rough Country
Ditch Lights - Courtesy Rough Country
Bull Bar with LED Light Bar - Courtesy Extreme Terrain
Tailgate Letter Inserts - Right Here At Empyre Off-Road!
Bed Side MOLLE Panel - Courtesy Victory 4x4
Pedal Commander - Courtesy Pedal Commander
Center Console Organizer - Courtesy Muslogy Amazon Store
All Weather Floor Mats - Courtesy Toyota
Center Console Overlay - Courtesy CaliRaised LED
Seat Covers - Courtesy Real Truck
Leveling/Lift Kit - Courtesy Westcott Designs
Catalytic Converter Shields - Right Here At Empyre Off-Road!
Muffler - Courtesy Extreme Terrain
Running Boards - Courtesy Rough Country
Bed Mat - Courtesy Toyota
Bed Extender - Courtesy Toyota
Tonneau Bed Cover - Courtesy Calffree Amazon Store
Carbon Fiber Fuel Door - Courtesy The Yota Garage
Mud Flaps - Courtesy RokBlokz