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I'd like to replace the sign on my toolbox. (Pics!)(Gas mileage)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Moving4ward, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Apr 21, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    Moving4ward

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    I'd really like to de-badge the toolbox on my truck, and replace it with a custom one. Anyone here have any input????


    Here's my taco, Frijoles Negros:

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    And here's a chart I've been keeping since installing the toolbox, to track my gas mileage... look at those numbers!!


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  2. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Moving4ward

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    Hmm, nothin guys?
     
  3. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Do you have access to a machine, or other device that can carve aluminum?
     
  4. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    No, i was hoping to find a guy on here that i could pay to fabricate and ship one
     
  5. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Im sure you can find someone. Give them the dimensions of the existing one, and design a new one, plus a couple other options, and see what pops up. Sounds like a good idea.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    PM TW member Coupe, he makes some cool stuff with plexi that might cover that or replace it. He's selling some fuse panel covers now so you can see what the stuff he makes looks like.

    Also, JLee (owns BAMF - Bay Area Metal Fabrication) might be able to make something for you.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    I thought the 2.7 was suppose to get better mpg.... i was getting 19 before my tires...
     
  8. Apr 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    You can go to a trophy shop and have them engrave you something.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    I bet the toolbox is giving a fair mileage hit. Messes up the bed bubble, or so the hypothesis would go. If not, then the 4.0 is saving me a few pennies :rolleyes:
     
  10. Apr 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    fuelly.com to track mileage...
     
  11. Apr 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    Surprisingly, according to Toyota's site, the EPA numbers for both the 2.7L manual & automatic 4x4 access cabs are only 18/20. They're 16/21 for the automatic V6.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    Might aswell get the v6
     
  13. Apr 23, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    x2, I didn't realize the OP's numbers were for a 4 banger. :eek: I'm getting similar numbers with my DCSB V6.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    Great suggestions guys, thanks, i appreciate it

    ^This. I was getting about 22 before the toolbox, which i thought was AWESOME since it's significantly ABOVE the EPA rating, which never seems to be the case lol
    Eh assuming you have the extra 5 grand or so

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    Reps to all who've helped, feel free to PM me or post up here if you have any other ideas!
     
  15. Dec 31, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    Dd you ever follow through with this? I've recently picked up a delta pro toolbox, black, but the tag is yellowed. I'd love to replace it. Maybe ever just a quick coat of flat black to get rid of the yellow.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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