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

  1. Jan 2, 2008 at 1:47 PM
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  2. Jan 2, 2008 at 8:08 PM
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    This is probably as good as the "washer fluid reservoir - drilling a hole in the top" pseudo mod mentioned a while back.

    For the little cargo compartment doors in the box, I just drilled holes in the knobs and put in screws to keep them from being turned. With the heads painted black you don't even see em and that should slow down any thief (and myself) from getting inside them.
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2008 at 8:54 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    other dood beat me to it, but there it is lol...that actually came from all of my friends doing it to their fancy little import go-karts, and it just took off from there...it's something that is cheap and easy but it completely changes the look of the taco
     
  4. Jan 3, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    Thanks to dbbd1 for this. It uses 1 wire instead of a relay. Looks like you could ground this one wire permanently to just use the locker button to engage it, or wire in a safety switch like dbbd1 did.

    He can answer more questions about it.

    Locker Mod- An Alternative - Toyota Forums :: Toyota Nation

    EDIT:
    FYI - This from Fortech on TN after doing this mod:
     
  5. Jan 3, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    yo tiger, you should add another one about spray-tinting the taillights and 3rd brake light, i don't have any instructions anywhere that i know of tho but if you want me to, i can type them up
     
  6. Jan 3, 2008 at 7:46 PM
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    If you wanna type it up here, I'll edit the TOC to include it. Never done it, so I'm not gonna write it up! :laugh:
     
  7. Jan 3, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i'll write it up as soon as i get a few minutes and PM it to you, and if u could, put "brought to you by TuRDTACO" next to the wheel painting link :D even tho the other dood wrote it up, i was the first one to do it and i told him how to lol...my instructions included more beer
     
  8. Jan 3, 2008 at 7:54 PM
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  10. Jan 3, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    thats the ONE AND ONLY good thing that i did in 2007, let me have my moment lol
     
  11. Jan 3, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    haha awesome, thanks bro. if u make it down to the NC meet, i'll have a case of beer with your name on it! or just cartoon tiger stickers plastered all over it, i can't read or write :(
     
  12. Jan 4, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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  14. Jan 5, 2008 at 6:17 AM
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    I didn't think about adding that since people with lifts don't need it, and the TSB does the same thing for free from what I could tell. Has anyone with the rear leaf TSB still needed those?
     
  15. Jan 5, 2008 at 7:19 AM
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    So you can't get the rear leaf TSB done because you're out of warranty? Pick up a set up helper springs from an auto parts store for around $30 and mount them backwards.

    Like this:

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    This helps prevent wheel hop, axle wrap, and body roll by stiffening the suspension if you're out of warranty for the TSB, or don't want to lift the truck. If you have an AAL or leaf pack lift (or TSB) you probably don't need. it. I had those problems before my AAL, and they went away afterwards.

    Like db said, the link with more info and reviews from people doing it is here:
    Sharing the Wealth- Traction Mod - Toyota Forums :: Toyota Nation
     
  16. Jan 5, 2008 at 7:24 AM
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    Thanks to PB for this mod.

    Add 110v outlets in the cab if you have the stock inverter, or want a more powerful one and more outlets than just the bed one.

    This can be as cheap or as expensive as you want depending on the inverter you get.

    In-cab 110 AC outlets - Toyota Forums :: Toyota Nation
     
  17. Jan 5, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    Originally posted by dan_o_89_rs:
    ...Am I wrong to think that this mod will keep my fogs on when I go from low beams to high? What about w/ no headlights at all? With this mod, do the fogs go off with the ignition or manually only?...

    Reply by piercedtiger:
    ...the fogs work manually with the switch. So as long as the switch is on they will come on when the key is turned on, and go off when the key is turned off. So if the switch is on and the truck is on, they will be on if headlights are off, low beam or high beam. Headlight setting has no affect on them anymore...

    Originally Posted by dan_o_89_rs:
    ...You didn't have trouble getting the relay back in with one of the legs sticking out the side?...

    Reply by piercedtiger:
    Nope! It pushed right in.
     
  18. Jan 5, 2008 at 9:21 AM
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    I'm kinda waiting for a hoodstrut write up in here. I guess I could look for previous ones elsewhere.

    EDIT: okay I lose, its already there (#10).
     
  19. Jan 5, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    Yup! :thumbsup: That's a great one too! Makes the truck hood easier to open than my car hood.
     
  20. Jan 5, 2008 at 12:14 PM
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    Just updated the alternative locker mod post. Seems there may be a few glitches with that method. Will keep it updated if things change.
     

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