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Empty mounting bracket?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by johntoyota, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Jun 16, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    johntoyota

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    2016 TRDOR DCLB tech & towing package. This is behind the air filter box and in front of the firewall. What is it designed to hold?
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  2. Jun 16, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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  3. Jun 16, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    No that's all on the drivers side. I've now noticed another set of mounting points on the inner fender on each side. image.jpg image.jpg
     
  4. Jun 16, 2016 at 8:18 PM
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  5. Jun 16, 2016 at 8:23 PM
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    Hmm. Maybe it's a mounting bracket for some California emissions components that your non-Cali vehicle doesn't have to have.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2016 at 8:28 PM
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    I think Toyota gave us the option to customize. And mount anything you can think of there.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2016 at 8:33 PM
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    johntoyota

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    No I'm stoked about it! I got excited when I saw them but I was curious too
     
  8. Jun 16, 2016 at 8:34 PM
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    The ones on the driver side fender are for the clutch hydraulic fluid reservoir on manual transmission trucks.
    Handy.
     
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  9. Jun 16, 2016 at 8:45 PM
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    Pretty sure there is an ABS block mounted there on the trucks without ATRAC. That block been giving the non-OR dual-battery guys fits.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2016 at 9:26 PM
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    They all have the same emissions package. There is only one
     
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    I have the same space on my 2005 TRD OR.
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    That's pretty sweet!
     
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    :help: The toyota trucks are not made for just the U.S.A In the U.S the steering wheel is mounted on the left side of the truck but for just about every other region of the world the steering , brakes and numerus other items are mounted on the right side. Those are probably some of those attachment points. My best guess anyway.
     
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  14. Jun 17, 2016 at 2:54 AM
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    It's for mounting the ABS modulator. Off road models have it built into the master cylinder so the space is open.
     
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  15. Jun 17, 2016 at 7:18 AM
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    Hadnt considered that. Makes good sense to me!

    Either way, I now have 3 new places already ready for me to mount stuff on!
     
  16. Jun 17, 2016 at 7:20 AM
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    And that makes sense too because my master cylinder obviously has a brain larger than mine fastened to it.
     
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    I wish I had that space to mount a compressor or a second battery. Plus to offset the weight on the driver side.
     
  19. Jun 17, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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    Yeah, but I thought they were called HiLuxs and were pretty different from Tacomas?
     
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    They are more different then a 2nd gen to a 3rd gen.
     

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