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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Sep 27, 2016 at 1:23 PM
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    Frito

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    Same idea here, but thought it might be cool to have something inside on the floorboards too....
     
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  2. Sep 29, 2016 at 3:59 AM
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    Wow...lots of info here!
     
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  3. Sep 29, 2016 at 5:53 AM
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    Frito

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    Sssshhhhh.... it's a secret. You'll have to "PM" someone to get the answer. :boink:
     
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  4. Sep 29, 2016 at 6:52 AM
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    Caprizzy

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    This thread has some good info about wiring in the lights

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/courtesy-lights.446163/

     
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  5. Sep 29, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    hrmancha20

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    I followed the directions to the tee. My fog lights come on automatically when I start the engine and they turn off when I turn on the headlights, Fog light button has no control. Any idea what I might be doing wrong?
     
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  6. Sep 30, 2016 at 7:58 PM
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    Does anybody know by any chance where i can find "Metric" T-slot nuts that fits 16 Tacoma?
    I tried finding it on ebay but couldnt find whats equivelant to standars.
     
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  7. Oct 1, 2016 at 11:29 AM
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    bblake00

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  8. Oct 2, 2016 at 2:59 AM
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  9. Oct 10, 2016 at 12:38 PM
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    Taco Jax

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    Slight lift for function. Mods galore.
    Or just have the dealership disable the seat belt chimes. It's one of the customizable prefrences on your trucks. I found it in the owners manual and showed it to the dealer and they sure enough did.
     
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  10. Oct 15, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    lpfe42

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    I have a 2015 do you think is will work for my Yoda?? Also you your lights fade like the dome light does???
     
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  11. Oct 16, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    Tijeras

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    Leer Camper Shell Fuel Rims BFGoodrich AT KO2 Aries Bull Bar Pro Comp HID Flood Lights
    Nice!!! Thank you for that..that really bugged me
     
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  12. Oct 29, 2016 at 6:40 PM
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    lpfe42

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    Has anyone ran rock lights to the dome light?
     
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  13. Oct 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    a lot of bad ass stuff
    I've heard there is away. I want to do this too, when I install my rock lights, but have no idea how to actually do this.
     
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  14. Oct 29, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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  15. Oct 29, 2016 at 7:22 PM
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  16. Oct 30, 2016 at 7:53 AM
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    Thanks Cap:fingerscrossed:
     
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  17. Nov 3, 2016 at 1:20 PM
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  18. Nov 3, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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  19. Nov 7, 2016 at 9:56 PM
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    SamuelJ

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    Shortened flowmaster exhaust with a turn down pipe, under cowl intake, throttle body spacer, train horn, underhood led lights, hood struts, northstar group 31 batt. led ditch lights, led front roof light bar, led fogs and headlights, behind grill mounted piaa dual color driving lights. Aux fuse and relay panel, pro comp skid plate, bilstein 5100 leveling shocks on a 2in. lift, b110 rear 5100, ubolt flip kit with an add a leaf, front superbumps, light racing jounce rear bumpstops, sway bar relocation, brake line bracket extension, driveline carrier bearing drop, front diff drop, on board air compressor, 10 gal pump driven fresh water tank, cb radio, pioneer 4200 hu, infinity reference component front and component rear speakers on rockville f20 4 channel, kicker comp cvt102 10 pancake with a kicker 1600w class d amplifier. Big three upgrade, capacitor.Full cab sound deadening and thermal insulation. Led interior including added footwell, courtesy, cupholder, center console, and glovebox lighting, rock lights, bed lights, ring gear armor, under bed ammo can storage, pistol safe, body armor sliders, roof rack, hilift, 285/70 17 bfg km2 on american racing teflon atx, tailgate strut, and tailgate lock, retrofit projector headlights(home built), rgb halos inside turbine shrouds, black out surround, black chrome reflector and shroud, white halo outside shroud, white led drl, rgb behind grill on rf control. Mods followed from a TW thread: Anytime fogs Anytime rear view camera Anytime 400w inverter Alternating blinker/running lights 110v center console outlet ABS kill switch Engine kill switch (magnetic) 12volt bed socket Rear diff breather relocation Led bed lights Cargo net anchors Grid it center console top Grid it sun visor Locking center console Instrument cluster led swap Map lights on with dome Cigarette lighter add (shifter position) Dtrl kill switch Hilux lighted 4wd selector switch. Vios hvac knobs Hood scoop led bar
    I have done more than 80% of the mods on this thread and piercedtiger, you are the man for putting this together and I also have to give some props to crom. I don't know how you come up on some the posts you have but dude, your badass. I've had people stop me to ask how I did "that"... I tell em look it up on TW. Keep it coming guys I need more. Lol
     
  20. Nov 18, 2016 at 12:41 PM
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    i8boots

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    For the record, I used search and couldn't find this, and so I thought it best I post it here!

    ****NOTE - I totally stole this from somewhere else (cited) and helped a friend with it. Now that I'm looking for it here I don't see it on the tacomaworld forums:
    http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f23/diy-utilli-trac-tie-down-points-41784/

    END NOTE ******


    DO IT YOURSELF BED TIE DOWN ANCHORS:


    This mod is simple to do with 1 wrench and about $10's worth of hardware that can be found at Home Depot.

    Items you will need:

    Spring Nuts (can be found in electrical section of Home Depot)
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    Square Washers (can be found next to spring nuts)
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    2" Eye Bolts w/ nuts (found in hardware section)
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    The spring nuts and washers came in packs of 5 so I bought 1 package of each and 5 Eye Bolts.

    ***NOTE**** I also bought some wingnuts/thumb nuts so that I could easily unscrew / move these anchors, and I use it in place of the little nut used for tightening *****

    Step 1: Assemble your materials

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    Step 2: tighten nut on eye bolt to about halfway up the threads, and place the washer on. Then thread the spring nut onto the eye bolt.

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    Step 3:Place your newly assembled part in the Utili-trac just like the stock adjustable cleats. Then while holding the eyebolt use a wrench (9/16 in my case) to tighten the nut on the eyebolt. **OR use a thumbscrew instead so you don't need a wrench*** Then you are ready to use

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    Step 4: Stand back and enjoy!

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    EDIT: I own a 2017 and I finally got around to trying this myself. Sadly, the spring nuts do not fit in the channel properly. I had to use my angle grinder to cut them down a bit. They now work very well, but are not as cheap / easy as previously believed.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017

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