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Cheap/Free Mods

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

  1. Jan 14, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    jacob_wood

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    Thanks for the input I did it on one and it came out terrible but that was probably due to my lack of spray painting abilities. I'm gonna do the satoshi and I would like to have my grille black but have it all look good so thanks for the input!
     
  2. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    I just got done doing this mod and it works great. Thanks
     
  3. Jan 17, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    Now my bright lights will be BRIGHT. Took 20 minutes and looks bad ass
     
  4. Jan 17, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    tacopromatt

    tacopromatt Matt's Pro Taco

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    Speaking of cheap/free mods, I had a busy weekend.

    - Fog lights always on
    - Bike mount in bed tray
    - Mag light mounted
    - Bottle opener in bed

    :D
     
  5. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    tacoman355

    tacoman355 WORD!?!

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    I was really getting tired of the orange glow of the dash in my taco. especially next to my bright blue alpine stereo so i spent like 20 bucks to change it up a little with some blue leds. i think it looks sweet, tell me what you think......

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  6. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    i like the blue leds
     
  7. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    do you think the paint will hold up good did you have to put any primer or any prep work
     
  8. Jan 23, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    wheels, tires, sound system, hid headlights, 1st gen fog light mod, tinted tails hella 500s on custom light bar, dust light, led white guages/dash lights, color matched grille, exhuast, blacked bumper and accents....
    2 cheap easy mods are subwoofer light and truck pee mod
    -for the sub light you get some speaker wire and any led light (i used an interior festoon led) then solder the speaker wire to the ends of the light and mount the light somewhere in the car and stick the two wires in the back of the sub box and now the light will come on as the bass hits!!
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    for the truck pee mod, go to a hose shop or anywhere that they sell car stuff. open your hood and follow the windshield sprayer nozzles' tubes and pop the passenger side one out. then with the new hose you bought (it was about 15 cents a foot) stick that in and then cut it so that it sticks out the side when you close your hood. then stick the nozzle in that you bought (was about 10 cents) so that it shoots far. and now you can pee on those dumb people that "piss" you off :)sdghjmyfuk004_2e4796fcbbcf3e45f2bb4464139761176b6b54a3.jpg
     
  9. Jan 24, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    Another method of the pee mod is to turn on your wipers and at the same time spray some WD40 out you window using a tube. This will cover the windshield of the asshole who is tailgating you. When he turns his wipers on to clear it, it will smear so badly that he will have to pull over and you are long gone. Just make sure if it gets on your paint too, to wash it off soon.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    I got some small LED & put them in each box in the bed with on off switch

    Put back up lights on, there was already bolts on the rear bumber so NO drilling...LOL

    Cig lighter in the rear box , Weather proof at Walmart for 9.00
     
  11. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    man thats funny but i dont want to kill him:eek:
     
  12. Jan 30, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    astral On my second taco now....

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    This is a great thread. Is it just me, or was stickied in technical chat until recently?
     
  13. Jan 30, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    I have a question related to your picture at the bottom of your posts, I guess that's a mod kinda, plus it's probably cheap. I was wondering what you made the emblem out of and how? I've been thinking of making a custom emblem for when I get my tacoma. Thanks for your help.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    If any one wants to add a led to ther glove box & center consol they will need the following 2 switches from digakey # 800-858-3616. 59140-040-nd & 57140-000-nd. A total including shipping is 16.42 You open it & the light comes on & you close it & it goes off.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    STOCKER....
    Im sorry to be such a newb but iv been looking all over and cant seem to find what im looking for. is it possible to disable the abs on the sport models? i have a 2010 trd sport and iv found how to do it for the off road. is it the same? Sorry if this is a repetitive topic im just really getting frustrated
    thanks
     
  16. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    I believe it's the same as it works on trucks without the e-locker as well (I think....).
     
  17. Feb 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    I want to do my lights like this for my nerf bars. Should I run this through a fuse or what?
     
  18. Feb 11, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    (old truck 2008 AC ....PIAA fogs, led "puddle" lights, bed lights, in cab 115V, Toyota Devil emblem, Randy Ellis light bar with LED light bar, OME 885 and Dakar leaf springs OME shock all round, 2.5 Gal OBA system with air horns, iPod adapter, scangauge on blend mount, magnaflow catback, bike fork mounts, tinted 2009 tails.)
    always run your shit through a fuse. You can get fuse holders at any store that sells automotive stuff.
     
  19. Feb 11, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    Logically Insane

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    Yeah I was kinda thinking that. I just don't know much about this crap yet. LOL.
    I guess its kinda one of those experience things. Appreciate the input.
     
  20. Feb 11, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    Rear Breather MOD done today , 6 feet of 1/4 fuel line is all you need....Parts 12.00 from the dealer....
     

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