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

  1. Jul 2, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    dbbd1

    dbbd1 Well-Known Member

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    I keep meaning to get a pic of it but...

    You know those power cords for your radar detector and GPS and all that crap? Well, my wife would not let me put little sticky clips on her car to "dress" up those cords as they drape down the dash, so I used some hairpins (black bobby pins) to capture the wire at the loop end then just slide it onto the vent louvers. Keeps the cords tucked up and away. I promise "someday soon" I will get some pic's to post.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    That's a really great idea! Rep for you! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:52 PM
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    mainerinexile

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    Has anyone figured out how to wire the power windows to be hot even when the key is off? Every car in the world should be wired this way.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2008 at 9:32 PM
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    replica9000

    replica9000 Just your average meatbag.

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    I attempted this on my 2000 Grand Am once, it worked, but the side effects were random dash lights would come on until I inserted the key and turned on the ignition. Could be different with the Taco though.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2008 at 9:43 PM
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    dbbd1

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    I did it on my Acura. Really had not thought about it. I will start working on it for you, but I will be on vacation for the next week plus. It should just be a matter of running power to the window fuse. On my Acura, I had it wired through a switch, so I cold disable it, should I choose to. Stay tuned...
     
  6. Jul 12, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    Drew793

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    I bought 2 packages of foam link pads at Lowes for $19 each
    Each package contains (4) 2' x 2' pads. These are the pads that can be linked together like a jigsaw puzzle. They are made out of foam and are used to cushion the floor in workout / play areas.

    Well, everytime I climb into the bed of my 2008 Tacoma, the composite bed kills my knees. The other thing is that if I put something in there and it shifts around, it scratches the bed. I kinda like keeping my truck new looking as as scratch free as possible.

    So I laid out the pads in the bed and cut out the areas for the wheel wells and ties downs. I made it a nice tight fit that it doesn't move around. It just lays there. Can be removed at any time to clean the bed. The foam doesn't absorb water it kinda repells it.

    I had a little bit left over so I made a piece to fit on the tailgate. Here I used a few self tapping screws to secure it to the tailgate. If I climb in via the tailgate when it's open, it doesn't kill me knees.

    I know that bed rugs are available for our trucks but $36 is a lot cheaper than a few hundred and if a section of it gets ruined,,, can just buy another package and replace it.

    Drew

    bed mat.jpg
     
  7. Jul 12, 2008 at 9:50 PM
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    zombot

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    bull bar and offroad lights, tool box and other minor storage mods
    good idea-
    that stuff's really light though-
    i'd be afraid that some air might get under and lift that up doing 60!
    pop a smalls screw in the four corners (of the whole thing)- maybe?
    saw this kind of thing on sale at big lots. may still hurt your knees, but it's heavy and will drain the rain.
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    this one isn't exactly what they had
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    they had it in interlocking squares as well.
    dang, i might just do this myself.! :cool:
     
  8. Jul 13, 2008 at 9:40 AM
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    Drew793

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    I have a Roll-N-Lock cover and aways have it closed but good point about anchoring it down as well.

    Yep, I saw the same stuff you're talking about. Very heavy duty and the washdown feature is a plus. It just wasn't as cushiony as you mentioned. I put a piece on the floor in the store and kneeled on it and although it's much better that not having anything at all it was still a little hard on the knees. I'm a heating and air conditioning tech and it takes a toll on my knees. So they hurt a lot.

    If the foam doesn't hold up well,,, I may switch to the rubber ones.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Drew
     
  9. Jul 13, 2008 at 3:27 PM
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    zombot

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    bull bar and offroad lights, tool box and other minor storage mods
    not so much a mod- but cheap and handy.

    got a reg cab tacoma with the bench seat and the ridiculous dip in the middle made for a kid's feet you're never going to drive around?
    been struggling to find something to fit in there? so far, i haven't found one console or unit that does.
    until i brought a sterilite mini crate full of tools into the cab, and lo and behold, it fits right there. note these are NOT full size crates, but MINI crates made for cd's and dvds.
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    the dimensions of width are dead on for fit.
    take into consideration how deep you have your seat set back, leg room,etc..
    as it is, my perfect seat adjustment left the right size to drop one of these in there.
    you can find them in several styles and colors and manufacturers anywhere, office depot, walmart. esp around back to school time. $3 bucks max.
    my black one with holes matches several interior accents.

    great for holding that mcdonald's bag, and other loose items.
     
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  10. Jul 21, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    Imrubicon

    Imrubicon Wife thinks I am done Modding truck

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    Shhh! the wife thinks I dont do mods on trucks anymore
    My first mod was to flip the rearview miror upside down as I am taller and it gives you about a inch more to see under out the front
     
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  11. Jul 25, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    hey PT, u can add 09's the the seatbelt chime mod as well. i've got a few more to do on here as well. definately a great thread and i'd give more credit, but it says i have to spread it around...i'll get back to ya again.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2008 at 11:39 AM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    back again....just did the fog lights on anytime mod and it seriously took maybe 2 minutes. the hardest thing was to get the 2 way connector on. i'd do the drl and chirp mods if i didnt already have em stock. next thing is the cigarette and aux plug always on mod

    and another cheap thing to do is to remove the black aluminum covers off the front of the horns to get a lil more db out of em. not a big thing, but it makes em a lil ouder.
     
  13. Jul 25, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    I thought the seatbelt chime was in here.... Maybe not. Feel free to copy/paste it you want. Or send me a link and I'll update the TOC.
     
  14. Jul 25, 2008 at 2:45 PM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    yeah, its in the list, but says 08 only
     
  15. Jul 25, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    Fixed. :D
     
  16. Jul 25, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    still says i gotta spread it....that BS!!! gotta be some crazy canadian themaster rule or something
     
  17. Jul 29, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    Seeing the third gen section forced me to get a Ford...
    and that seatbelt chime crap has to be redone if u remove the power cable going to the fuse box...just some common sense FYI
     
  18. Aug 1, 2008 at 1:28 PM
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    kristopherl

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  19. Aug 2, 2008 at 11:33 AM
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    Added some Gen1 stuff due to someone whining... :rolleyes:

    (check the 1st post Will)
     
  20. Aug 2, 2008 at 2:47 PM
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    getting there....
    nope.......no whining!!! but thanks pt!!:D
     

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