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3rd Gen Mods & Tips

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by tcBob, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Apr 24, 2016 at 1:34 PM
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  2. Apr 24, 2016 at 1:46 PM
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    Thanks as I am possibly 3rd Gen bound
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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  5. May 10, 2016 at 10:07 PM
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    You should link to the 2nd gen ac condensate drain thread. Also rear diff breather mod. Same as 2nd gen but both still good mods. The pop and lock thread is pretty interesting too because it discusses both commercial and diy versions of the same mod.
     
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  6. Jul 14, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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    Added the just released transmission TSB to the list
     
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  7. Jul 17, 2016 at 5:40 PM
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  8. Jul 23, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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    Where is the AC evap hose outlet located? I can't find it and I want to add the extension so it doesn't drip on the frame

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    nevermind. I found it and added 2feet of 5/8" ID hose to it and ran it through the cross member
     
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  9. Aug 17, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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  10. Sep 26, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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    Does anyone know if there is a write up on 2016 hood swap? (Sport to Offroad or vice-versa)
     
  11. Oct 5, 2016 at 10:01 AM
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  12. Nov 1, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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  13. Nov 14, 2016 at 1:51 PM
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    Any mod for DRL LED HI on all the time?
     
  14. Nov 14, 2016 at 2:08 PM
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  15. Dec 17, 2016 at 8:23 PM
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    Anyone know if a cai and exhaust from a second gen will fit a 3rd gen?
     
  16. Dec 22, 2016 at 6:38 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Thinking of buying a third gen. How often should I rotate the air in my tires?
     
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  17. Dec 22, 2016 at 6:48 AM
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    I just rotate my air when I do my Halogen fluid change
     
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    Thanks for the add.
     
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    Things to consider if you want to lift your truck.

    This is not meant as a discouragement to lifting your vehicle. Please note: this is just to inform you.

    If you are not willing to spend thousands of dollars, don't mess with your suspension's ride height.

    Here is the scoop. If you change your ride height, you need to fix all of the suspension and driveline geometry you just threw out of whack. Non-negotiable.

    Let's start with the front... Raising the front requires you to correct the roll center, camber gain, bump steer, Ackerman steering, and then an front end alignment. The first 4 cost a lot of money. Don't forget: if you have a 4wd, then you need to correct the driveline geometry you just messed up. Again, money.

    Now for the rear... Raising the rear cause less trouble than the front, but you need to be diligent none the less. The most important thing you need to correct is driveline geometry. With a 2 piece driveshaft, there are a lot of angles to be mindful off. These must be corrected when lifting a vehicle. Roll center needs to be considered as well, but this is very minor. Last, a front end alignment to correct the faster you just through out. Finally, you need to test for vibrations in the driveline and correct as needed.

    Failing to correct the geometry after a lift results in a realization that you paid money to make your vehicle worse. Though, to be fair, it may look a little nicer.
     
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