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Old 01-22-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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Rt1Box92A's 2010 A-Cab add-ons and mods

Bought the truck last week (around January 15 or 16), after several months of searching.

It's a 2010 Tacoma Access cab, 4.0L w 6-spd manual, Silver Streak Mica (grey interior), w SR5 convenience power package and TRD Offroad package. Mileage is just over 29k. Mechanically, it's bone stock, but did have both side and rear window tint, and a Pioneer stereo.

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My first mod is 'thanks' to Chris4x4's tailgate theft post... very







...and attached the 'key' to a spare spyderco ladybug so I could find it in the glovebox...

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Next 'add-on' was to install a Scangauge 'E' that came out of my work truck. It has lots fewer features than the full size Scangauge II, but still does a good job if you dont ask to much from it. Used a Blendmount kit to install above the rearview mirror.

The Scangauge E is shorter than the fullsize Scangauge II, so the mount needed to be narrowed a bit...



...and it installed nicely.



I set the display color using the 'custom color' setting. 3 red + 1 green made a so-so orange color to match the dashboard lights.
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Picked up a bed extender off craigslist. The seller didnt want to remove his mounting brackets, so bought some of the 'Quick Release' ones from AMP Research for $18. (Thanks to all the OP's that gave insight into stencil positioning.)





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Added a 'Bar Caddy' to the center console... recommend heating it in the oven at 125 or so for 20 minutes before attempting install. The ABS will soften and flex easier and make the 'force fit' install less painful.







Also decided that the truck just didnt have enought cup holders....



Actually I had a lot of these water bottle holders (made for bicycles) that I had bought on sale for, like $1 each, and mounted them on an excavator, a skidsteer, and a skiploader... these were left over, so they got mounted as spare water within reach from the drivers seat.
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Bought a set of metal valve stem caps with a sealing gasket, to prevent valve leaks. Discovered the plastic 'factory' caps already had an o-ring seal... oh well...




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Pulled the Pioneer DEH-P4200UB car stereo that was installed by prior owner. The install was poorly done, and had deleted the steering wheel controls and overhead speakers.





Decided to re-install the factory unit, and use it as a platform for my mobile XM Onyx headunit.



Used a Sirius FM antenna adapter, and a dedicated hardwire power supply.

Bought a Vais Tech SFA12M cable to connect the factory shark fin antenna to the head unit. The sat-antenna connector is behind the driverside kick panel. I thought it was odd for Toyota to factory-install a color matched antenna, and a sat-ready radio, but not connect the two...



Here's the finished install:



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Bought a factory hitch receiver from TW member mysticblu3 yesterday.

I think the factory hitch receiver adds a lot more support than the after market brands.



A short time later...

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Installed phone mount

Piece together a phone mount for my Galaxy Note 2...

Used a PanaVise hidden mount, a PanaVise offset tipper, an Arkon 17mm ball, and finally a Slipgrip phone holder (designed for Otterbox Defender case.) About $60 total from Amazon and eBay.

Could have modded the Otterbox defender belt clip as the last piece, but I didn't like how difficult it was to get the phone out of it; Slipgrip holder is excellent.



Installed with double-sided tape and screws. The tape made the gap a bit large. The 17mm ball adaptor allowed a lot of postion flexibility.




Finished vertical position



Finished horizontal position

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Congrats on the truck. Looks like you have been bitten by the "tinker" bug. Good luck with all your future mods.
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Gathering stuff

Over the last 3 months...

I bought a set of WeatherTechs, test-fitted them, and returned them; waiting for Husky to start shipping their X-Act Contour line for Tacomas soon.

I removed the XM Onyx and swapped a 6 disc factory unit in it's place. The dash was beginning to look to "Inspector Gadget-y"

I bought a factory sub woofer 'Flux Capacitor' and discovered what a pain in the butt it would be to install it. Too difficult + not-enough-return for the effort = Flux Capacitor sold.

I was able to get the TSB leaf springs 3 weeks ago, before the warranty ran out. Lots of nose-down/rear-up, stink-bug look. I'll get a picture up this weekend.


I've collected (but not yet installed) the following:


'07-'11 Camry SE 3 spoke steering wheel from 'ihadmail'. This is ready to install, so it will be first project this upcoming weekend. (I bought a total of 3 steering wheels to get all the little parts needed to make this work.)





Katzkin interior set in Graphite, with extra material for door panels and back panel in rear (Thx slatercat!) This is waiting for seat heaters.




used NFab light bar (as seen on seller stephen11ty7 's truck (bar is currently awaiting a nice color change to Silver Streak Mica) and two new sets of KC HiLite 50 series 5" 100w lights



Ivan Stewart wheels (not my picture) picked up last Saturday. Still working on the TPMS 'fit kit' issue, as I would like to keep them. Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac LT265/75-16 are the current front runner tires. DiscountTire has a price of $668 (before install / after rebate) for a full set.




and yesterday, a full set of 5100's from Gelo760 (to be set at 1.75. Rears are 0)




So, I need new tires (with a fit-kit for the TPMS to work on the IS wheels), lug-nuts (it the stock TRD OR ones don't work), maybe a fuse panel from tooblutacoma06 for the driving lights relays and stuff, and a BAK Ind RollBAK bed cover so I can stop worrying all the time about my tools getting stolen.

Pic's of project days as they come...
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