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

  1. Mar 22, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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    zapper

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    I am going to like this site. Got some good Ideas already!
     
  2. Mar 22, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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  3. Mar 22, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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    Weston used to sell a "sport tube, side bar". It was essentially a "dress up" item for under your rocker panel. Not a nerf bar, not a step up bar. Similar to a rock slider, but more for dress up. A chrome bar under rocker panel.
    2012 access, V6.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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    ThomasMore66 We can't stop here, this is bat country!

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    Avid Offroad has something like that, but it's not chromed. You could powder coat silver.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2014 at 6:43 AM
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    Thanks! I will def. check it out!
     
  6. Mar 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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    I've only had my truck 3 days and I've already ordered stuff for 3 mods...
     
  7. Mar 27, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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    AiNoFaKNKeA

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    That's it, lol....I know couple guys got their trucks lifted by that time
     
  8. Mar 30, 2014 at 10:01 PM
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    No need to wire up to the pillar, you can connect to pin9 on the wire harness in fuse panel lower left corner.

    fuseboxconnection_fe79a047c53544227e6d709492cadf6a51b08080.jpg

    this is my version
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/li...ome-light-circuit-lots-pics-wire-routing.html
     
  9. Mar 31, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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    I dont seem to have the same colored wires on my 2010, almost the same but not all the same. Anyone done this on a 2010?

    Also, when using the locker in 4Hi, does it disable TRAC?
     
  10. Mar 31, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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    I saw this one the other day on a different website, old school mod...Here's a cheap mod for you guys only about 20 bucks... Apparently alot of cold air intakes are not good for our motors and heads and everything, so I referred to this old school mod. Going to pismo this weekend I had to do something so I wasn't gunna suck sand straight out of my wheel well( the OEM location. First go buy a deck cap from a marine/ boat store it's cheap!
    CF8A72FE-4CD4-4641-BB27-952C23DCD3AA_zps_9f5ee6fddd6201a12aeec4d8f6029b8b093c866d.jpg

    Then cut a 4inch hole in the front of your air box ( location will be behind your headlight), and block off your OEM intake port... Be creative I used a hose clamp and plumbing tar tape.
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    Also buy a kitchen sink drain catch mesh thing lol
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    Then unscrew the center of the deck cap out and cut the center out to fit the drain mesh in and jb weld the screen on
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    D494050C-00B7-43AA-8DC6-D1A1D42C4D50_zps_670b572a5100b10215948c5a21a3a266ad672d0f.jpg I painted my ring black btw

    Fit in the outer ring into your airbox and screw it into place
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    Now reinstall your intake... Without the screen insert you will get the most performance increase an I DID notice a small increase in throttle response and power but this mod for me is more for the intake location so I don't get stuff in the box. You can now screw the screen in for off road use and keep it off for on road if you want to.

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    Anther thing to note as well is if you are not worried about your wheel well oem intake location, you can keep the original intake port how it is and just by adding the port infront, therefor creating 2 ports, you will gain the most performance out of this mod, but I deleted mine due to debris getting sucked in the wheel well. This mod is apparently better for your motor than most cold air intakes. It doesn't look as cool but I'm about function I guess. Although the aem and k&n systems look sick! Well enjoy!
     
  11. Apr 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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    Just finished the intermittent wiper mod on my 2011...literally took 20 minutes.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    Here's a twist to the good ol' fog light anytime mod. There is no reason to cut into your factory wiring harness for this mod. There is a perfectly good 12V hot right there in the fuse/relay panel.

    Items Needed

    Crimp ring terminal
    In-line fuse holder
    Crimp female spade terminal

    You still have to bend the leg of the relay, but you don't have to splice into the factory wires. The fog lights will come on even if the truck is turned off so don't go draining your battery over something silly.

    The in-line fuse holder that I picked up had a good length of wire attached so all I had to do was crimp on the fittings and wire it up. You do need to make an access hole between the partitions. I used the dremel to make a divot in the plastic.

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  13. Apr 10, 2014 at 7:51 PM
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    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    ^is that one always hot though? I the mod I posted you don't cut the factory harness, you use a quick splice that leaves the wire intact, and the fogs only come on when the key is turned to on so you can't leave them on accidentally and drain your battery.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM
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    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    That is the main feed for the fuse/relay box, so yes, it's always hot. Don't leave them on and you won't have a problem.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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    piercedtiger [OP] Devout Atheist

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    Thought so. Bumped too many switches and come out to a dead battery too many times to do that. Might be helpful for others thought.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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  17. Apr 11, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    You want clean? Click the link in my sig. IMO clean isn't wires running all over your engine bay like loose spaghetti. That's just me though.
     
  18. Apr 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM
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  19. Apr 11, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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  20. Apr 11, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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    your mod needs to add wiring. my mod does not.
    readers here can decide for themselves whose mod has the cleaner look. lol.
     

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