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

  1. Jan 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    URBIKESUCKS

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    the light is gonna burn your car roof, Great color choice
     
  2. Jan 6, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    In answer to the first question, I took a pic of the front of a white truck, then reworked it in photoshop to give you an idea of what it will look like. This pic is not my truck but one i found on the internet same color as mine. I am doing the same mod to the grill as this person did on his. Its just for reference to give you an idea of what it would look like with the side vents removed. On the second question, can you have my Challenger, yes in about 30 years or so. The challenger is not getting modified at all and will remain stock for as long as I own it. On the third question about the roof of the car getting damaged by the flourescent lights, they arent normal light units. They are HD's and not affected by cold or sub zero weather and do not produce the same heat as a normal flourescent tube. Normally i park my gfs prius under it.
    frt_grlcopy_4e5edfac803301d96bcbed750aa669899cfe3986.jpg
     
  3. Jan 6, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    Kicker_Of_Elves

    Kicker_Of_Elves If it bleeds we can kill it

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    The mod is named in honor of the creator of this mod, Satoshi Miura.

    More info below:

    http://4runners.org/writeups/satoshi/miuras.html
     
  4. Jan 6, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

    tacoma08MZ Well-Known Member

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    this is an awesome thread, i gotta remember to check it out when im not at work!
     
  5. Jan 6, 2009 at 11:21 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    x2. Replace work with school. :p
     
  6. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    Thanks guys! I like having all the info in, more or less, one spot to reference! :D Nothing like looking all over the damn place for info. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:00 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    It's the wife's T4R so it's stock
    lol... from that thread...

     
  8. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:47 AM
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    kind of an old one, but...

    I had the TSB done for the rear susp.

    after driving around without this mod, i could def tell a difference.
    so i re-installed it again with the TSB.

    still makes a big difference
     
  9. Jan 7, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    Darn, and I thought I was the first to do this mod lol!. Here is a pic of my 02 Tacoma. I did this mod back in 03.

    1019204847380_imageeditor_CID__06-1_21e2c5cef65e6c516af9dce4fd5e9af074cb457c.jpg
     
  10. Jan 7, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I'm thinking about this mod, seeing's how I ripped mine off on the trail a couple weeks ago. But, if I drill the new hole, how do I treat the hole so it doesn't rust? Just rattle can primer or something else? Just worried about overspray...
     
  11. Jan 8, 2009 at 4:00 AM
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    This mod is something I will do on my Tundra. Kinda makes it alot easier to access that plug instead of bending down, sometimes in knee deep snow. My Tacoma does not have a trailer hitch setup. Thanks for the info.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2009 at 4:19 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    Or a small brush or nail polish I suppose would work. I don't think I bothered to do anything with mine.
     
  13. Jan 8, 2009 at 4:25 AM
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    It's the wife's T4R so it's stock
    looks like an 01-04 to me... :D
     
  14. Jan 8, 2009 at 4:30 AM
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    Actually, its an 02, typo there. The mod was done in 03. I will correct that thread, thank you for pointing that error out to me.
    I did have an 05 red Tacoma and got confused, lol! hey, I am close to entering the senality age, lol.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2009 at 4:32 AM
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    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    It's the wife's T4R so it's stock
    no worries -- I take pride in pointing out the unimportant in an effort to drive up my post count... :laugh:

    BTW: Your 02 looks great with those big lights in the grill.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    You're up in the snow and salt, so you've had no problems with rust?
     
  17. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    I have surface rust on the inside of the bumper on the factory chrome after a few months. If I'm going to worry about 1 more little hole I should worry about coating the whole damn bumper. :rolleyes:

    I also have spot rust on the frame which I plan on doing something about sometime, but that's the frame. More important to me. :D
     
  18. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    On my 08 Tundra, I had surface rust on the rear bumper and it is getting replaced under warranty. Shouldnt this also be true for the Tacoma?
     
  19. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    sunruner19

    sunruner19 Senior Senile Member

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    I did quite a few mods on that 02, including relocating the back up lights into the rear bumper after modifing the tailights. I learned recently that Toyota crushed that truck due to rusted frame recall. All that work down the tubes.
     
  20. Jan 9, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    My B2B warranty ran out over 30,000 miles ago. I put 40k on it the first year and a half. Which is about the time I noticed the minor rust on the inside, and everyone else's had it so it seemed "normal".
     

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