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DIY mods for the 95-04 tacomas!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaman06, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Jun 1, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    pairodice

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    Looks Damn good. Any other pics
     
  2. Jun 7, 2018 at 1:39 AM
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    So this is what I did tonight (in the amount of about 30-45 minutes). Replaced the dual usb cigarette lighter adapter, with a dual usb power port with a voltmeter.
    I disconnected and removed the old cigarette lighter and heat shields and installed the new power port. I cut the old plug off and "repurposed" the factory wires with female spade connectors.
    Hint hint hint....1996 toyota tacoma 2.4L cigarette lighter wire colors are grey/red stripe=positive and white/black stripe=negative.

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  3. May 16, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    My favorite version is making the clock in the truck into a voltmeter. Almost like it came factory like that.
     
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  4. Jul 6, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    RedTacoSean

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    Infinity q45 retro with Green Cob led
    These might give you some fun headlight ideas.


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  5. Jul 6, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    RedTacoSean

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    This is what I made took a couple weeks but turned out solid.

     
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  6. Jul 17, 2019 at 8:27 PM
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    Id rather make it than buy it
    98 , after installing my Bert's customs high and tight bumer i had to relocate turn signals into marker light housing, as you can see i retain the 194 marker light bulb but i drill a 1" hole approximately 1" below existong socket hole, afyer a small pilot hole my stepdrill made quick work of it , now you fish the dirctional bulb up the marker light housing location, i then took note of the 4 notches on directional socket i marked then on housing with a sharpie, then very carefuly i cut out the 4 notches a little at a time and keep test fiting till it plugs in, i had purchased 2 amber 1156 bulbs one for each side then pugged them in and insert sockets, next reistall marker housing and your all set , no cutting of wires and it looks factory

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  7. Jul 17, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Id rather make it than buy it
  8. Aug 14, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    Nice bumper
     
  9. Aug 28, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    Hello guys not sure if this is the right thread to look for or ask about this, but the link connected to this build has some awesome stuff and i came across this link http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacomamods/rockstomperuboltflip/rockstomper.htm for u bolt flip kit with shock relocating tabs ....tried to contact "rockstomper" and it seems this information is out of date or theyre no longer in business if any one has informtion with something like this it would be very helpful thanks in advance.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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  11. Sep 17, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    @CyborgMan92
    Think you could point me in the direction of someones write up on this?:fingerscrossed:
     
  12. Sep 17, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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  13. Sep 18, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    ShiftyShank Your Poops Are numbered

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  14. Sep 18, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    No problem bud, let me know how it looks!
     
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  15. Sep 18, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    super straight forward and looks EASY. From what I gather It's a direct hook up? Just using the ACC wire to read the Voltage off the battery?
    I'm not very electrical savvy and for some reason all along I was thinking I needed to run a wire to the battery. :smack:
    Been doing my research to set up an auxiliary battery so monitoring voltage will be important.
     
  16. Sep 18, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Yeah it should be pretty simple from what I read
     
  17. Sep 18, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    se7enine

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    I have a hard enough time seeing my clock as it is, for me it's pointless for it to read anything at all. If you want a clock to work on let me know. You can have mine.
     
  18. Sep 20, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    underaroof

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    Same, although I'll keep mine. I opted to replace a cigarette lighter with a USB and voltmeter setup.
     
  19. Sep 20, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    GQ7227

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    do you have a tilt steering wheel?
    I noticed I cannot see my clock with the wheel tilted up because the wiper controls are in the way until I lower the wheel and then its easy to see, maybe its different with how tall somebody is and what position the steering wheel is in
     
  20. Sep 23, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    Trickle charger port...goes right to battery terminal. My daily commute is about 5 min max drive so not enough to keep battery going in winter. Works great and no worries about getting it started in subzero cold in morning.

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