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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Eltacos, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:18 AM
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    Eltacos

    Eltacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    LED conversion on every accessible bulb, TRD exhaust (dealership threw in for free along with the Blu-Logic).
    The night I brought her home.

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    Stickers were off before I went to bed.

    Debadged except for.

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    Some custom wiring with the front lights:
    Anytime fogs
    Switched the turn-signal plugs from 3156 to 3157 to enable "switchback" LEDs.

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    Since then I have added some LED DRLs and 5000 kelvin "high/low" H4

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    Video "Walk-through" of the LEDs and lights installed so far.
    http://youtu.be/8KSlOXHEHjY

    Turn signals low "white" illumination now has a wig-wag function. Useful when someone is slow in the fast-lane. Controlled by a on-off-momentary switch.

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    Started with a rocker for my anytime fog mod and ended up using some stainless steel push-button switches. Top one illuminates the fogs, bottom turns on my DRL LEDs.

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    Billet piece of aluminum that I drilled and tapped for the shifter.

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    Bakflip G2

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    White LED dome lights. The front "map-lights" illuminate white with the dome. Push them and they illuminate red, to preserve night vision.

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    Red and white on at the same time
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    Red LED rear turn-signals

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    PLX used with the "Torque" app on my Droid X2

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    Center console pocket lit with an orange LED and armrest storage lit with a white LED. Three white LEDs in the gear indicator location. Wired to the dash dimming circuit.

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    White LEDs mounted to the fender to give turn-signal indication to the person in my blind spot.

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    Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers
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    URD Y-pipe
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    Installed the new V-leds.com V3 switchbacks.
    http://youtu.be/3RF-Z5hCLUM
    New LEDs and control console for them.
    http://youtu.be/ZLRm4rL3y2Q
    http://youtu.be/VjLKXdPNJVw


    As you can see my "BUILD" is mostly lighting based. Cheapest mods that can be done while still making payments. In the future I want to pick up either a custom "plate" bumper or crash bars. Lift kit, rims/tires. Weld up a "headache bar" that will allow the Bakflip G2 to clear. When my budget provides I want to buy a few sets of Rigid Industries off-road lights. My goal is for the truck to be more of a sand crawler and not a rock crawler.


    Thanks for viewing, I know my truck doesn't stack up against to the other "Taco's" in this forum, but I am trying.

    Fender bender at the gas station. I have the passenger fender and flare on order (pre-painted) and instead of getting a new factory bumper I ordered the ARB with winch mount.
     
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  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    Off to a very nice start! That's one thing I never took enough time to do was put more lighting on my truck even though its pretty cool. I really like the side blinkers for when you've got peeps in your blind spot. Keep it up :woot:
     
  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    Nice setup so far man! I might be in touch about some of your lighting solutions that you have going on...
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    Eltacos

    Eltacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for looking.

    I have been browsing through the other builds and have some serious ideas and can't wait for the $ to come into play. I am going to keep with the "Pre-Runner" theme. Biggest expense is going to be the aluminum plate bumper. I think I am only going to put a lift in the front to bring the truck back to level after the weight is added up front.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    tacoma16

    tacoma16 Well-Known Member

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    sick build. Gotta love purposefull lighting. those must have been fun to wire up. Look forward to what the future holds :)
     
  6. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    I like your light setup a lot. Very good work. I think I'm going to have to do that switchback mod now that I've seen this.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    Eltacos

    Eltacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bump for updated lights and added video clips.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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    Eltacos

    Eltacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ARB bumper installed and 2" lift out front to compensate for the weight of the plate bumper.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    DezTaco

    DezTaco Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Truck!
     
  10. Sep 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    Eltacos

    Eltacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    LED conversion on every accessible bulb, TRD exhaust (dealership threw in for free along with the Blu-Logic).
    Thanks Dez, Sent you a PM about some of my lighting. Hope I can help out.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    krob32

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    Nice truck. Switches look good.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM
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    Eltacos

    Eltacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bump for added Doug Thorley Headers and URD Y-pipe.
     
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