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

  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    The ABS also turns off when the locker is engaged. This mod simulates that without engaging the locker (which is why both the ABS and locker light come on when you flip the switch).

    So basically, anytime you *really* need control and traction, toyota automatically disables the ABS for you. To me that says something about it. :D
     
  2. Jul 6, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    good points of view. thanks for the info, guys.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    Just did the Anytime Locker Mod and amazed myself by getting it right the first time! Thanks to TW and piercedtiger! Works great and makes you wonder why the heck doesn't Toyota just do it from the factory since the Prereunners can do it in 2WD! Thanks again piercedtiger for the post and all these great "Cheap Mods"
     
  4. Jul 13, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    You're welcome. :D And glad it worked out so well for you. I know it took me some time when I did it.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    rcbs204

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    FOG LIGHT ANYTIME MOD

    Now that i have finally done this mod, i can truly see the need for the foglight on indicator, so i am gonna spend a little time on this. I think what i can do is steal the signal from the relay that is being modded, and use that to light an indicator.
    There is an indicator in the switch already, but it is only for the dash lights, mine was out, so i replaced with an LED while i was in there. I also noticed that there is location for a second light just above the dash light but needs to be cut out to accommodate an indicator.
    Stay tuned!

    EDIT: Never mind, looks like it is done already!!

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=194356&highlight=illuminate+fog+light+switch
     
  6. Jul 17, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    Works like a charm! my fuse box was set up diffrent but i found the fog relay and the green wire. love it! now when i drive through fog i dont have to open my hood and disconect my HIDs
    Thanks

     
  7. Jul 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    i thought i could find my rear axle ratio not even the dealer .how can i find the axle ratio for 04 tacoma 4 door with vin 5tegn92n24z425576
     
  8. Jul 25, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    replica9000 Just your average meatbag.

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    On the 05+ tacos it's on drivers door, but you need to decode it like the VIN number. Probably the same for 04.

    Sent from my ADR6300
     
  9. Jul 25, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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  10. Jul 26, 2011 at 5:30 AM
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    Your Tacoma will have either 3.909 or 4.100 gears, according to your VIN, you do not have DIFF LOCK. IT originally came with p225/75r15 tires. A tech here at the dealership I work at said more than likely it has 3.909 gears. The 4.100 are normally for 4x4 but there are always exceptions. On the door or door jam plate, it "should" have what gears are listed though.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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  12. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    Ever had to remove the spare tire?

    Have you noticed that even if you practiced doing it, it's PITA to engage the rod on the elevator?

    Grab a PVC 1 1/2" sanitary pipe and cut a 14" section, drill a hole about 1" from the end and install it with a zip tie as seen in the pictures, works like a charm and total cost was $2.35 for the whole 10ft pipe.

    Why didn't Toyota did that in the fist place?

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  13. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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  14. Aug 13, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    Awesome. I'm going to do that when I get a chance. It's a paint to deal with!
     
  15. Aug 14, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    Ever had the stock radio out and see if the tape or CD inputs can be rewired for an iPod jack? I am using one of those things that plug into the iPod and then go in the tape deck and was wondering if there was another way without replacing the whole unit. Thanks.
     
  16. Aug 14, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    If you have a tape deck I'm sure you could make this work for you too.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/au...iy-aux-input-2005-2008-factory-head-unit.html
     
  17. Aug 14, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Yeah, that is what I am looking for. I wasn't sure if there was a big difference between 1st and 2nd generation models. I have a 2003.

    Thanks. I will take a look at this later.
     
  19. Aug 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    great mod I do a lot of fishing and always worry I will open my tonneau and a rod will be broken. I will be doing this soon!
     
  20. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    With all these mods to get locker anytime, has anyone damaged the locker or rear end by locking it and driving it? its not limited slip so wont the locker damage things when turning on curvy roads?
     

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