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An Oil themed mod day + more

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SpaceMonkey, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Mar 28, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    Today, I met up with Grumpy (XRU buddy) at his house and had a mod day. This was our mod list for the day:

    1. Relocate horns
    2. Paint behind grill
    3. Install OEM oil cooler
    4. Install oil catch can
    5. Fix minor annoyances
    a. battery tie down,
    b. relocate stereo fuse
    c. paint pink fan adapter plate
    6. Install RGM grill


    First up was to relocate the horns. Grumpy had a good location which was to install them down on the radiator support.

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    Then, we masked and painted the radiator area

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    Here is a good shot of the stock part with the oem oil cooler version. Grumpy and I realized that someone could take their stock unit and drill out the 2 holes and press in 2 new sleeves. Then you would just need to buy the sandwich plate kit.

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    Here it is installed. We didn't run into any issues. Just make sure you have the 30mm socket and 12mm allen wrench. Finding these parts can be a little tough.

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    Next, we tackled the oil catch can. This is the best location we found. It's temporary for now. I would like to fab up a bracket and install the catch can closer to the engine. This works for now and it does clear the hood Redline struts. I also need to get new hose clamps.

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    Then, we took care of the other little issues I had:

    Battery tie down Before:

    Had to use a spacer to secure the battery down.
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    Battery tie down After:

    Here Grumpy added more thread to the rod on the left and also added a spare rod on the right to secure the battery in place:
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    We relocated the stereo fuse next to the fuse box

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    We also painted the ugly pink fan adapter black since we had the fan out when installing the oil cooler:

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    Finally, here are some shots of the RGM grill that Grumpy did for me. He does awesome work! I need to decide on what emblem I want to add.

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    I want to thank Grumpy for all his help.

    I even got a special treat by being a passenger in his X. We took some good twisty roads after our lunch break. Great rush for sure man. Makes me want to lower my truck for increased handling and cornering maneuvers.

    Pic of his sick truck:

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  2. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    SampleFool

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    Your the only person besides me that I have seen put the sensor back on the rad support. You know what the senor is for? Also I like that grill never seen one like that. Have you used your horn yet, mine are in the same spot and sound weak now.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    That sensor is to read ambient temperature that connects back to the overhead temp/compass console. You know I haven't tried my horns yet. I will do that tomorrow. Thanks for reminding me.

    The grill is a pretty common mod called the Satoshi mod or RGM (recessed grill mod). It's takes tons of time to make though.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    this is what i want to do, why would they make them pink:confused:
     
  5. Mar 28, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    i was told it helped toyota make it easy to identify which parts belonged to the tacoma. other models get green. go figure.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    No love for the new grill? haha
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    Grill looks great. Sorry for my ignorance, but what's the catch can for?

    EDIT- Never mind, I googled it.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Thats sick AL! I must say I've never seen a IRP Satoshi grille. +1

    You'll get Stupidhurts drooling over this. :D
     
  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    Great job! Where did you get the parts for the oil cooler mod? I am interested in doing the same!
     
  10. Mar 30, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    Sorry for may be asking a stupid question but, what is the oil cooler for? Obviously, I know to cool the oil. But there has to be something else right?
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    I got lucky and found someone selling theirs because they were selling their truck. The parts are expensive if new like $600+. Just keep looking or post up in the for sale section that u are looking for one.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    Stupid hurts.

    Stupid hurts. Hoogie boogie!

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    Looks damn good! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    Thanks, I'll do that.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    Ummm.... For the cool factor maybe. haha.

    It's primarily to lower the oil temp which helps prolong your engine. It's a good idea to have it when adding more power like from a supercharger.

    Ray, you crack me up. Thanks guys. Any emblem ideas?
     
  15. Mar 30, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    LOL i figured it had to do something along those lines. I just was not sure if there was a catch that I did not know about.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    very productive day everthing looks awsome I like the radiator pait mod
     
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