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

  1. Jan 8, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    NeonTaco

    NeonTaco Can I put this jet engine in my truck?

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    Yep! I think I'll disconnect the links and try it out next week.
     
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  2. Jan 8, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    replica9000 Just your average meatbag.

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    When I took mine off, one of the nuts welded inside the frame snapped off. I haven't missed the sway bar though. Better ride both on and off road.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2018 at 10:40 AM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 grumpy ass

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    I have an ABS kill switch and waiting to do this mod but after reading through your post you discuss this usage or application with a truck with a locker. As I have a TRD Sport I have no locker so are there any differences in the application or installation?
     
  4. Jan 28, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    This that and the other thing.
    from the reading I have done there is no issue, I will be doing it according to the thread below
    but maybe @NorilskSever can chime in if he did it and if this is how he did it

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/4lo-trac-abs-kill-switch-why-why-not.257444/
     
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  5. Jan 28, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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  6. Jan 28, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    This that and the other thing.
    @Kemosabe did it to his truck haha I am in the same spot as you, something like when u go into 4LO u have open diffs, but yellow wire mod tricks ur 4LO into thinking its in 4HI so u get the benefit or 4HI but in 4LO? hahaha I would have to read up on it again and probably a few more times to understand fully
     
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  7. Jan 28, 2018 at 11:16 AM
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    Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Little bitty life

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    Don't read, just do it:D
     
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  8. Jan 28, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Casper66

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    When you making your run down here
     
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  9. Jan 28, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Little bitty life

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    It was yesterday! We went to Binghamton and went back to Canada, arrived home at around 8:30pm
     
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  10. Jan 28, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    Where's Binghamton? Who'd you meet up with?
     
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  11. Jan 28, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    Kemosabe Little bitty life

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    Binghamton in the state of New York, just before crossing to Pensylvania, on route 81. We met Eatsleeptacos, Fatfurious, SasquatchTaco and PMSTaco. We were me and Bocsy44.
     
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  12. Jan 28, 2018 at 1:13 PM
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    It's a shame I'd liked to have met y'all but when I saw who one of the people going was that was enough for me. I sincerely hope it all works out for ya and you got what you needed
     
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  13. Jan 28, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    Just DO IT! Think later...
    I was planning on doing that mod to my truck ^^^, but things changed, will be looking into disabling ABS on 3rd gen anyways. That thing chimes in at the worst possible times on trails for me...
     
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  14. Jan 28, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    Kemosabe Little bitty life

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    I don't think it is going to be the last one tho!

    We got everything we wanted for sure! But was a pain to bring it back to Canada at the border haha but overall everything went well!
     
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  15. Jan 28, 2018 at 1:27 PM
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    Was it like:

    - Anything to declare? :blahblah:
    - :anonymous:
     
  16. Jan 28, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    This that and the other thing.
    apparently they don't like car parts lol they made us pull into the garage and they emptied the entire truck hahaha they said it was standard because people misdeclare car parts and their value haha I swear they counted every nut and bolt to make sure it was all accounted for lol
     
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  17. Jan 28, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    Yeah they are pain in the ass always, that's why I do quick install of things on parking lot, cross the border, dismount, moving on. :spy:
    Brought RTT, skids and many other thing like that haha. Don't like wasting my time counting bolts. :anonymous:
     
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  18. Jan 28, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    This that and the other thing.
    the funny thing is when we were on our way down, I was bringing springs and shocks down to one of the guys, told the US border guy that I had them and blah blah and he was just like, okay man no problem hahaha harder to get back into my own country lol I think part of it was that we drove down to Binghampton NY so they thought it was weird we would travel so far just to get truck parts off people we haven't even met before
     
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  19. Jan 28, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    is this with the SuperBrightLED's or the Ozium.com bullet style ones?
     
  20. Jan 28, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    T3 Neo-wedge bulbs from autoillumination .com. Looks to me like a home based business in AZ? Ordered on a Friday, they had them in the mail on Monday. Pleased. These are the bulbs for our OEM switches to the left of the steering wheel.

    Colored incandescents were like $1.50 (black bases). Silicone bulb covers were $.49. The "Japan OEM" LEDs were $3.99 I think (white bases). The green on far right is the OE Toyota bulb (it's clear with a green silicone cap).

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    I wanted to try a variety to see what bulbs/colors I liked best. The LEDs work best and are the "cleanest" light. Nice even, dark color in the switches. BUT... they might require modification. I had to file down the diameter of the fiberglass(?) disk that the led is mounted to. The diameter is slightly larger than the base and they didn't want to fit. But with just 30 seconds of filing, I was able to make them fit.

    The lower circle on the side of the switch is where you install the bulb. 1/4 turn with a small screw driver.
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    Red fog light switch is led. The two blue switches are the OEM bulb with blue silicone covers. I didn't like the light output out of the colored incandescents. It was ok, just not as nice as the LEDs.

    I broke one blue LED while filing. Forgot to turn the lights off when I installed the second blue led and it blew out. So I pulled the green covers off my old OEM bulbs and put on the blue silicone covers.

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    In closing... the safest/cheapest bet is silicone covers on the stock bulbs. The LEDs are a little nicer light but do require slight modification. My last choice would be the colored incandescents, although I bet some colors look better than others. Blue wasn't great. It was nearly indistinguishable from the stock green. But the Red was fine (but not as deep/even red as the led).

    All said and done, a cheap and easy mod. Pick up a selection of bulbs and see what you like, as there appeared to be a flat $5 shipping charge. You want to get all you need in one order. Cheaper to get an extra coupla bulbs/covers than to have to place another order.

    EDIT: make sure your lights are turned off when removing/installing bulbs. Or you might get a spark and blow the bulb like I did.
     
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