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Backup sensors

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Evil Monkey, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Dec 18, 2007 at 4:41 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Has anyone installed backup sensors on their truck? I was thinking of adding something like this.

    I saw a thread on another Tacoma site where the guy put the control unit behind the left rear turn signal assembly.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2007 at 5:14 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Absolutely not, If you're behind me, sux for you ! :devil:
     
  3. Dec 21, 2007 at 9:18 PM
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    dbbd1

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    For less than 100.00 you can get a VR3 wireless back-up camera.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2007 at 9:27 PM
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    There's a wireless back-up cam they sell at Costco and PepBoys for about $80.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2007 at 9:45 PM
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    Yeah, that wireless is reaaaaaly tempting as a XMas present for the wife.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2007 at 11:10 PM
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    phantom, lol! She's getting something on our anniversary next month.... that thing will have plenty of shine for the whole next year!
     
  7. Dec 22, 2007 at 6:52 AM
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    I got my wife a stripper pole, is that selfish of me ? I can never tell. :devil:
     
  8. Dec 22, 2007 at 8:28 AM
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    Can I come over and watch? :eek: lol!
     
  9. Jan 29, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Well, I stumbled across a Pep Boys sale on the Dolphin Backup Sensor like this one at JC Whitney. It mounts on the hitch and plugs into the trailer power outlet. No drilling and easily removable. Total install time was about 5 minutes. Pep Boys has them for $49 plus a $20 rebate on close out (not returnable). Lowest cost anywhere else was $150.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    So you're getting gold rims?
     
  11. Feb 5, 2008 at 6:15 AM
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    I was thinking about duct taping the wife or a small child to the tailgate... Heck, I have 3 of them so there's spares! :D
     
  12. Feb 5, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    With three kids, you could put one on each corner and one in the middle. Then you'd have directional sensors. :devil:
     
  13. Feb 5, 2008 at 3:55 PM
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    I didn't think about that... lol I figured I'd start with the oldest and work down.... :D

    2 of them are still in diapers so it would be easy for the wife to clean up.... ;)
     
  14. Feb 5, 2008 at 4:14 PM
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    Yeah, but calibrating them for their inherent different volumes would be a pain.
     
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