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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TacomaBuzz, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz [OP] Manual Transmission Enthusiast

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    Matt
    Connecticut
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    2011 RegCab Manual 5 lug
    Hose clamp mod, Bench>Buckets swap,6-Speed center console,Secondary air filter removed,AFE pro dry s,Weathertech mats,TRD seat covers,Sirius,Pop N Lock, Bed Mat,Int Wiper switch, Bugflector,Yellow Fog lights,Ventvisors,back-rack.
    TW has a place for Budget mods, basic mods, and disorganized mods. I've decided to put all mods in one user friendly thread to help everyone out! Please be patient while i assemble all the significant mods. If you take the time to do a write-up, please don't delete it 6 months later. Pm me all new mods to be added to the OP!

    {A}
    Audio
    General car audio FAQ's
    Stereo upgrade basic how-to
    Basic speaker upgrade DIY
    Radio "on" w ignition off mod
    DIY Aux input 05-08 Factory HU
    DIY Aux input that overrides FM 05+
    Grom audio aux adapter
    installing speakers/amp to factory HU
    How to change LED's in stock HU
    Steering wheel control interface
    RegCab rear speaker DIY
    XM radio install
    05+ DC complete audio install
    How-to tundra usb/aux on aftermarket HU

    {B}
    Battery
    Dual Battery install

    Bed
    DIY Bed storage locks
    D-ring install
    LED bed lights with dash switch
    How to wire bed pocket lamps
    Bed lights w tailgate pin switch

    Brake
    ABS disable mod
    How to-changing third brake light
    Colorado Third brake/cargo light mod
    Front brake pad change DIY
    05+ 5-lug brake pad DIY

    Bumper
    General bumper info

    {C}
    Camera
    09+Rear camera on anytime
    DIY tailgate camera 05-08 Taco

    CB
    CB install DIY
    Hidden CB install

    Compressor
    On board air install

    Console
    Overhead compass/temp fix
    Center console+glove box on/off light
    Center console removal
    DIY Overhead compass/temp console
    Replacing shift indicator lamp

    CV
    How to-CV axle removal/wheel bearings

    {D}
    Detailing
    DIY badge removal/painting
    Tinting tail lights
    Climate control back light/face color change

    Differential
    A-Trac/Trac/Auto Lsd explained
    How a differential gear works
    Changing differential fluid DIY
    Front differential and TC oil change DIY
    Differential breather mod
    Differential breather mod for dummies
    ToyTec differential drop DIY

    Door
    Door panel removal
    Sealing+deadening door panels
    Replacing exterior door handles
    How-to disable 05+ door buzzer

    {E}
    Electronics
    Electronics basics
    Wiring a remote start system
    How to install homelink
    illuminated 4wd switch
    Hardwire your GPS
    Easy Gps hardwiring
    OEM cruise control-DIY

    Engine
    Ticking engine fix 1GR-FE
    How-to 1GR-FE Supercharger install

    {F}
    Fuse
    Secondary fuse block install

    {G}
    Grill
    How to remove 2012 Grill
    2012 Grillcraft install
    2012 Satoshi grill
    Homertaco grill install
    Satoshi grill DIY 05-11

    {I}
    Inverter
    inverter anytime mod

    {L}
    Lights
    Headlight removal
    Foglights on with high beams
    Foglights on with parking/low beams
    Non-OEM fog light install
    Black headlight mod
    How to change tail lights
    DTRL toggle switch mod
    DIY wiring aftermarket lights
    05+ Daytime Running light DIY
    Installing HID lights
    Hella 700ff HID conversion
    How-to wire reverse lights
    How-to mount 2 Hella 700ff's behind stock grill

    Locker
    Removal/installation e-locker 3rd member
    2nd gen grey wire mod
    Locker anytime alternative

    {M}
    Mirrors
    OEM heated mirror DIY
    El cheapo heated mirror DIY
    4 runner heated/signal/power mirror DIY

    {O}
    Oil
    DIY oil change 1GR-FE
    Oil filter comparison
    Oil pan heater mod

    {R}
    Rack
    OEM roof rack install

    {S}

    Seats
    Bench>Bucket Swap
    Working airbags system w/ aftermarket seats
    Non-airbag buckets>2010 Regcab
    DIY leather interior

    Sliders

    General slider info

    Spark Plugs

    How to change spark plugs 1GR-FE
    How to change spark plugs 2TR-FE
    The truth about spark plugs

    Step
    05+running board install

    Suspension
    General suspension info
    Long travel general info
    DIY squeaky leaf fix
    2nd gen rear shock install
    AAL install DIY
    Icon stage 4 instructions
    How to swap spindles
    General lift FAQ guide
    Suspension lift general info
    Official spindle instructions
    How to 1" body lift
    Installing Toytec lift kit

    {T}
    Tailgate
    DIY power tailgate lock
    How to prevent tailgate theft mod
    Pop N lock power tailgate lock

    Throttle Body
    How to clean Throttle Body 1GR-FE

    Tire

    Bypassing TPMS

    Towing
    Taco Towing Bible

    Transmission
    How to drain/fill 1GR-FE 5-Spd Auto trans
    1G-RFE 5-spd auto trans flush DIY

    {W}

    Windows
    One touch window mod

    Wiper
    OEM intermittent wiper DIY
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2015
  2. Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    6000k HID's, AUX Reverse Lights, 3" Rough Country Suspension Lift, Pioneer AVH-P4200 Double Din, Underglow and footwell Lights, Camo Seat Covers, Duralast Tool Box, Blacked Out Badges, Grill, Front Emblem, Midland CB Radio, Amber Strobes, POWER REAR WINDOW, cup holder LED's, Firestik 3' in bed, console divider, Ultragauge.
    I feel so honored to be the first comment. All of my hardwork and dedication has paid off. Getting to be the first comment on an important thread has been a dream of mine for many years, and I would like to thank those who have helped me along the way. First and foremost I would like to thank TCBob for giving me this opportunity. Next I would like to thank my parents for bringing me into this world. I would also like to thank my pet goldfish for surviving against all odds. Next I would like to thank all the mods and members of Tacomaworld, this is a special moment in my life and I would like to thank any of my unmentioned friends and family that have helped me along the way. This moment will be the moment that I will never forget. I just remembered a couple other people I would like to thank. I would like to thank my dog for always being around when I'm alone at home, the light that makes it possible for me to see the keyboard, the internet for letting me go on TW, and last but not least I would like to thank all the people with no lives who took the time out of their day to read this. I cannot stress how much of a big deal this is to me. I have been trying to snag this opportunity for years, but that has not been possible until this amazing day. Hopefully my good luck will continue, but this is undoubtedly a rare occasion. If you asked me how I did this, I would say, you can achieve anything you set your mind on. To all the kids out their reading this, I would like to tell them to follow their dreams. Being the top comment is amazing, thank you TW.
     
  3. CANNUCK

    CANNUCK Member

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    Tacoma TRD Sport
    2008 Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab UNDER HOOD: K&N CAI, Doug Thorley's LT Headers, Throttle Spacer, UNICHIP, Flow Master 40 muffler, Custom Exhaust Tip EXTERIOR LIGHTING: CA.Projector Headlights HID 9000K high/low beam, LED Hood Scoop Lights, PIAA 520 Series Yellow Fog Lights, Putco Jet Yellow Fog Bulbs(replaced OME bulbs) SUSPENSION/TIRES/RIMS/TRIMS Rough Country 3inch Suspension Lift, KYB Gas-A-Just Premium Front/Rear Shocks, Spyder Traxx front/rear spacers, Westin Bullnose-Custom Black finish, Husky Mid-Size Tool kit, TRD logo 3rd brake light cover, 33' Hercules Tires, Liquid Metal Rims, Bushwhackers INSIDE: Custom Wet Okole Seat Covers, WeatherTech Mats, WeatherTech Side Deflector Window Covers, OBDII Bluetooth Adapter/Nexus 7 Tablet (Torque Pro) App
    Here's my mods if interested:) Well....my mods are in my profile pic.
     
  4. BuckNakedBooda

    BuckNakedBooda There's no place like 127.0.0.1

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    Doing a great job so far......

    Many people here will appreciate the effort you are putting in.....
     
  5. TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz [OP] Manual Transmission Enthusiast

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    2011 RegCab Manual 5 lug
    Hose clamp mod, Bench>Buckets swap,6-Speed center console,Secondary air filter removed,AFE pro dry s,Weathertech mats,TRD seat covers,Sirius,Pop N Lock, Bed Mat,Int Wiper switch, Bugflector,Yellow Fog lights,Ventvisors,back-rack.
    Thanks man, trying to make it as user friendly as possible
     
  6. Tommy27

    Tommy27 Well-Known Member

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    White 09 AC 4x4 2.7 5spd SR5
    Leer shell, Bed mat, Grill Guard
    STICKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. MBTacoma12

    MBTacoma12 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for breaking them down easier to find this way
     
  8. 650H1

    650H1 Well-Known Member

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    X2! but there is no locker anytime mod??? put it in the differential section! then it would be sticky material.
     
  9. joneill03

    joneill03 Look away, I'm hideous!

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    Looks good so far man! Good idea. SManZ has a good DIY supercharger install write up on here you can add. I'm sure that list will grow quite a bit and be ever expanding.
     
  10. JustAddMud

    JustAddMud Professional Grease Monkey

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  11. DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-pro

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    TRD Cat-back Exhaust. Semi-Debadged. Shorty 8 in. Antenna. Weathertech vent visors. TRD FJ Cruiser Center Cap Wheel Mod. Nitto Terra Grapplers. Inverter tapped into for outlet in cab. Tacomaworld sticker which adds 5 hp.
    :confused: WTF?!

    Anyway OP +1 for the work! Making it easy for us!
     
  12. mjp2

    mjp2 The Lost Mod of Akalabeth Staff Member

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    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    Already exists and is on every page you view.

    Capture.PNG
     
  13. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    Damn. You beat me to it.

    Sorry Mr. Buzz but you spent some time doing nothing. Thanks for trying though.
     
  14. jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    lol

    and :rofl:
     
  15. jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    :rolleyes:
     
  16. Grundletaint

    Grundletaint Well-Known Member

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    Debadged, derped, weathertech visors, antennax, tinted, need more money
    May already exist but this is much easier to use and is nicely organized.
     
  17. 97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    this one is better. +1
     
  18. Toy Yoda

    Toy Yoda Go Pro Junkie

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  19. tostidos

    tostidos Well-Known Member

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    Its called the grey wire mod, he has it on the list
     
  20. tostidos

    tostidos Well-Known Member

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    For some reason I was thinking this was going to be Bio's about the Moderators :rolleyes:
     
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