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After market hood

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Rujack, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Feb 22, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    Rujack

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    Just curious. I haven’t even looked at my truck close enough to know if this work - that is, clear the engine, radiator, grille, etc. But wondering if anyone has seen an AM hood that you can actually see over. Damn near can’t see a thing coming over hills.

    They designed this thing so that when you hit someone it doesn’t injure them as badly. The trade off is you’re more likely to hit someone. Gvmt logic.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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    what is an "AM hood"?

    Is that the hood that you only use in the morning?
     
  3. Feb 22, 2018 at 2:33 PM
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    SirRoytzz

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    Get a front approach camera. Problem solved. Pretty inexpensive too.
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    That was my abbreviation for aftermarket.
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    That is what I did. Also, an AM hood won't help with the height of the grille or grille surround. I like the big radiator but do wish the sight could have been lower.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    Cost of camera??
     
  7. Feb 23, 2018 at 12:10 AM
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    Setup can be anywhere from probably 60 to 200. I got one on eBay which is pretty much plug and play (a little crimping required) for 160 which turns on by using the hang up call button for 2 seconds
     
  8. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:39 AM
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    Was it this one? https://www.ebay.com/i/152676042678?chn=ps
     
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  9. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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  10. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:11 AM
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    samwoo2go

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    Agree with front camera approach.
     
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  11. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    Nice, thx. What’s install time?
     
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  12. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    The vent surround pulls off and the head unit is held in by four 10mm screws. From there, it is just a matter of plugging in and routing the leads. With the camera and such, I might have 3hrs in it? The hardest part was routing the cam harness through the firewall as the grommet is up high (tight access).

    In the end, just the harness eliminating the frustration of functions not being available while moving is more than worth it. I felt it was almost unsafe since I had to look over often to tell if I was just not hitting the right spot on the screen or it the function was being locked out.
     
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  13. Feb 24, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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    Gonna hijack this for a min

    Any vented hoods out there anyone recommends
     
  14. Feb 24, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    RkSport, love it.
     
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  15. Feb 24, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    Ty!
     
  16. Feb 24, 2018 at 5:33 PM
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    Just remove your hood. Problem solved
     
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  17. Feb 24, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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  18. Feb 24, 2018 at 9:56 PM
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    :drunk: If this is true do they have an all day hood? Maybe all weather?
     
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  19. Feb 24, 2018 at 9:57 PM
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    Do you have a sport hood? I’m wondering why you can’t see?
     
  20. Feb 25, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    Bc the center section of the hood is so high
     

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