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grey wire mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 2003greenbean, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Dec 12, 2007 at 7:27 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I think it's totally cool, I wasn't trying to undermine your mod, I think Toyota should have made it that way from the beginning, almost like it's a no-brainer ? :typing:
     
  2. Dec 13, 2007 at 11:28 AM
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    2003greenbean

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    i dont think they could from the factory some dumb ass would tear up there truck and want it covered under warr
     
  3. Dec 15, 2007 at 2:07 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    Well just wanted to update yall about my gray wire problem haha

    grounded the right end this time took it out to day and damn what an awesome mod.

    Thanks for all the pics and help
     
  4. Jan 11, 2008 at 2:52 PM
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    99TRD

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    Greenbean, I can't help but notice that your ABS light is on, as is mine. Is that a common problem? I am assuming it is a wheel sensor.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2008 at 8:28 AM
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    2003greenbean

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    mine is only on when the locker is on
     
  6. Feb 4, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    mbaltonv

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    Thanks for the post, I am going to do this tomorrow. And Concrete Jedi I think that the reason that the locker will only engage in 4L with the 4x4 is mainly a safety issue. The prerunners don't have 4L capability so then they need to be able to engage in 1st or what ever gear. That is my guess, they just don't want the liability of some fool driving down the highway with his rear end locked.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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    ETaco23

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    hey guys, I went out and did this mod today, and it works great, But I was wondering why my ABS light isnt on when I turn the rrdiff on? I asoom it could be the light itself. Any ideas?
    And Is it ok to ground it to an existing ground with other wires?
     
  8. Feb 25, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    2003greenbean

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    yes its ok to use a ground thats alredy there
    as far as the light i guess it could be the light how far have you driven the truck with the locker on
     
  9. Feb 25, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I just drove around the property/5 acres. And It never came on.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    tacotoe

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    Maybe the ABS doesnt work with the Locker engaged ? And about the comment about smelling smoke was just because I cringe at the thought of "molesting" the factory wiring. I have owned a vehicle with electrical Gremlins and it sucks...the wiring had been, "tampered with".Thats just me though,to each is own.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    Yeah, I thought about that too. Wasnt sure if I should do it. But alot of people have done it on TW and have had no problems or issues. So I took a chance, because i hated not being to use my diff lock in 2wd or 4hi. It sucks. But yeah, I see you have the Gibson cat-back exhaust. how do you like it? and was your HP gain? Im thinking about getting the same exhaust.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    tacotoe

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    Nothing noticable as far as a performance or mpg gain, it just sounds a little better.As far as the locker in 4 hi, it would have been nice to have that option this past week-end, I got stuck. Decided to try 4 lo with the locker but 20/20 hindsight I would have been better off in 4hi with a run at it.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2008 at 7:05 PM
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    lol.. yeah Its stupid that toyota didnt have it stock to were you could use the locker in both 4hi and 4lo. Did you install your exhaust? if so, was it fairly easy?
     
  14. Mar 22, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    can you do this mod on the 08's
     
  15. Mar 23, 2008 at 5:07 PM
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    It was a pretty easy install. I did it I think in about 5 hours, but the only reason it took that long is I had to use a right angle die-grinder and slitter wheel to remove the rusted studs holding the rear O2 sensor.
     
  16. Mar 23, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    Cool, well i hope i dont have that problem. I just ordered my Gibson exhaust thursday and it should be here this week. Cant wait to get it installed! I Hope everything goes smooth with mine.
     
  17. Mar 23, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    tacotoe

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    When removing the old exhaust at the rubber hangers, use a spray lube ( I used silicone spray)and a small straight screwdriver to pry the rubber over the ends.
     
  18. Mar 23, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    Ok, thanks for the advise. Did you still use the factory hanger locations?
     
  19. Mar 25, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    tacotoe

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    Yes. You`ll see it will be a piece of cake. I forgot to mention a trip to the auto parts store for hi-temp O2 safe silicone, and the hardware store for two bolts,nuts,washers to replace the rusted ones at the flange.
     
  20. Apr 6, 2008 at 4:26 PM
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    Hey! does anyone know where I can get the factory door sill piece that you have to take off when doing the gray wire mod. Cause a few clips broke and now it wont screw back down on the ones I broke. Any help Appreciated!!
     
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