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

  1. Apr 12, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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  2. Apr 13, 2013 at 4:11 AM
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    gnawbone

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    Thanks for the reference - I found what might be what you're talking about but I'm not sure. The one I found is less expensive so it may not be the same one:

    $63.97 - http://www.popandlock.net/Manual_Tailgate_Lock/Toyota_Tailgate_Lock?product_id=87

    Update: I found the Tuffy lockbox describe in a later post: $191 - http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-235-toyota-tacoma-bed-security-lockbox.aspx
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2013 at 6:33 AM
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    DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-pro

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    But now no one knows to only use capped bottles only in those cup holders. :p

    Great idea and nice mod! :thumbsup:
     
  4. May 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    acoustictrout

    acoustictrout New Member

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    Started with base model, added accessory cruise, running boards, alloy wheels,in dash nav,etc, shoulda bought a TRD to begin with!
    Thanks Roland for the notes and pix for changing the wiper control arm. With your instructions it was easy and fast. The plastic knife works very well for prying apart the cover. I used a hard nylon knife from the kids cutlery set. It is a good idea to disconnect the battery so you don't accidently set off the airbag. Remove the negative lead--Why negative and not positive? It's so you won't weld the wrench to the chassis if you happen to touch it to a chassis part.
     
  5. May 14, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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    kevinjen

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    gray wire mod Rhino lined front bumper
    anyone have any idea what i can do to get more leg room in my 2003 4 door tacoma trd/sr5 ? is there something i can buy to relocate the seat mounts or do i need to fabracate something ? any help or advice would be very helpful
     
  6. May 14, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    NewRider

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    1. bought it... 2. Mud flap delete 3. BHLM 4. AUX input on factory stereo 5....... Check the build
    Just finished all 71 pages... Don't even have a truck yet but I've already got an EXTENSIVE list of mods to do when I get one soon.... Thanks guys!!
     
  7. May 15, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    walleyeman

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    I have a 2006 tacoma 4.0. I'm thinking of changing to a k&n cold air intake,someone told me i need to change mass flow sensor to. Does anybody have some ideas??? Thanks
     
  8. May 15, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    mloco575

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    I put a K&N on my 4.0 and didn't change my sensor... No problems after 20,000 miles but I am curious now that you said that
     
  9. May 16, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    gottahot1

    gottahot1 Well-Known Member

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    I also have the K&N but didn't change my sensor. I'm not sure what the point would be. I thought you only had to change the sensor if you were adding a supercharger or turbo and were also installing larger injectors.
     
  10. May 17, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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    09redtac

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    I have replaced my taco air filter since I bought it new. I also removed the carbon filter and mesh screen. the truck is running better, quicker throttle responds and better gas mileage.
     
  11. May 22, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    lemons

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    Just did this mod. I suck at wiring but it still only took all of 15 minutes and thats just because I had to find a wire that would work. Fog lights can turn on anytime the truck is on. Bad Ass.
     
  12. May 25, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    waheed

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    Where did yaa get the mounts from dude??
     
  13. May 25, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    A hardware store. Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc should have them. I've actually stopped using it. The rivets were a pain in the ass to get right (kept pulling through the plastic on the seat), and one of them broke a couple weeks ago.

    So now it's jammed in between the seat and the center console. :rolleyes: Easier to just do that.
     
  14. May 28, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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  15. May 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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  17. May 29, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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  18. May 29, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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  19. May 31, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    sub'd. Already started on some of the mods :D
     
  20. May 31, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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