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A pillar phone mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Juxa, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:37 PM
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    Juxa

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    I wanted an iPhone mount, but one out of the way and in the best location. On the A pillar! Does anyone make a mount for this location? There is a screw under the cap on the handle that could be used as a mounting location.

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    Kind of like this.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:38 PM
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    JimBeam

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    There has been at least 1 person who figured out how to fit a RAM mount in there but I can't recall which parts
     
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  3. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:40 PM
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    I do not think that is a good place to mount your phone because:
    • obstructs your view
    • phone will be in direct sun and get hot
    • phone will be in direct sun and glare will make screen hard to see
    • a-pillar shit is played out don't be that guy
     
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  4. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:42 PM
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    Here you go. I just did this mod 2 weekends ago. I absolutely love this mod and I have gotten several compliments over the last 2 weeks from contractors who have rode in my truck.


    Ram Mount Cradle Holder for Universal X-Grip Cellphone/iPhone with 1-Inch Ball - Non-Retail Packaging - Black:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055PH0XA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

    Ram Mount Composite Double Socket Arm for 1-Inch Ball Bases:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074WMQLS?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

    Ram Mount Motorcycle Handlebar Clamp Base with M8 Screws: (please note the bolts that came with this kit will not work; you will need a 6mm bolt you can pick up fromHome Depot or Lowes)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005J43I56?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00

    The original DIY i followed is here: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/mod-a-pillar-ram-mount-gps-phone-holder.372250/
     
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  5. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:44 PM
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    Yep there are at least 2 threads on this using RAM mounts. I have my Harmon mounted there. No "visibility" issues to speak of but its horizontal.
     
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  6. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:46 PM
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    zscott

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    I got one from craven speed (http://www.cravenspeed.com/the-grab-bar-smart-phone-mounting-kit/) and really like it. At first I thought it was going to be too close to my hands on the steering wheel but it works fine.

    It doesnt obstruct my view
    I haven't noticed it getting hot since on hot days I have the AC vent open and it hits the phone and on cold days it just doesn't heat up.
    I haven't noticed any bad glare at all from the sun
    I needed something strong that wouldn't break or come undone so this worked well. All the suction cup mounts and clip on mounts I tried just didn't work.
     
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  7. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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    Couldn't agree more. No issues at all with heat, glare or obstruction of view. I too needed something solid and thus why I chose to do this mod.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:50 PM
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    JdevTac

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    Infinitely better than a shitty suction cup mount :)
     
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  9. Mar 1, 2016 at 1:51 PM
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    Thanks! This would be the one.
     

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