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how many RAM mounts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTuesday1, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Jul 19, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    TacoTuesday1

    TacoTuesday1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A-pillar. you all know this one
    easy enough, fast
    problems?
    -your hand is probably gonna hit it turning the steering wheel
    -the phone cord/cable is not long enough

    it's still better than nothing. It's still good to have. You can even take the arm off and hide it in the glovebox when not using it so it's out of the way.

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    My question is,
    are the other ones worth getting too? I imagine some of you will have more stuff open.
    Like an Ipad using a trail map

    There's a couple other ones I know of:
    Tech Deck:
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    top mount:
    [​IMG]

    side mounts:

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    the tech deck might not work with/get in the way of the side mounts,
    unless that is too many ram mounts

    but one thing is for certain
    just one seems like not enough
    it should probably be at least two

    I'm gonna look into that techdeck
    it seems like the knobs could get in the way of operating A/C and stuff
    but that may be worth it sometimes for the utility of holding an iPad with trail map
    simply adjust hand to operate A/C from a different angle, no big deal
    or switch to different knob design such as the big colored ones from AJT Design

    might even be worth custom making a tech deck style part that integrates the side mount
    with quick detach to run it blank
    then decide before needing it which mounts to connect where on it
     
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  2. Jul 19, 2021 at 9:54 PM
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    BalutTaco

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  3. Jul 19, 2021 at 10:02 PM
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    You could add a lower level for the Tech Deck. This is from Rago Fabrication.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2021 at 10:12 PM
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    TacoTuesday1

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    that's a decent looking part
    mounting options on the top AND on both sides
     
  5. Jul 20, 2021 at 5:51 AM
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    JeffBoyardee

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    But what the heck are they all for??
     
  6. Jul 20, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    Dude, what happened to your seats?
    This photo feels sticky.
     
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  7. Jul 20, 2021 at 6:06 AM
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    Top mount for me.

    Had the tech deck, didn't like how low stuff was, nor that it blocked controls.

    The EE TPAM keeps my phone up and easy to see while I'm driving. Great for maps, etc.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2021 at 6:57 AM
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    Accipiter13

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    I went top mount with an expedition essentials unit as well. Keeps the phone and iPad in a much more usable position.
     
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  9. Jul 22, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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  11. Jul 22, 2021 at 1:04 PM
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    Yeppers, lots of options to go with. I really like the A pillar mod. Mine is set up with plenty of room for steering. As for charging, I ran the cord up the pillar and out through the mount to my Garmin. For my phone, I went with the panavise set up for the Tacoma. Plenty of room to get the AC knobs and the cup holder.

    Steering Wheel clearance
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    Charging Cord
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    PanaVise Setup
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  12. Jul 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM
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    Regnar

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    I did the DIY method and used my CD player as a mount. I have 3 spots to mount balls but could go up to 5 if I wanted. I have had a IPads, Phones and Radios mounted up there. The iPad sticks into the cabin a little but is great to have large maps. If the CD insert fails I will probably mount one of their tracks on the dash like I seen on YouTube.

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