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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Chimp75, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    Chimp75

    Chimp75 [OP] Member

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    Hey all, thought I'd introduce myself formally with a shot of my baby. Still a work in progress... Next week I am taking the Fox coils up 2.75" and adding 1.5" rear blocks. Should look real nice. The tires are 285/75 17's and they just barely rub the wheel wells. I also had to space out the front wheels because the tires rubbed the upper control arms, which after inspection I realized they are stamped steel and probably should be replaced soon.

    I opted to powder coat the stock wheels, it was economical and I didn't like the narrow choices I had at my local shops. Mountain towns are notorious for having crummy selection.

    I have several questions, I am going to search the forum for answers but figured I'd lay them out here as well.

    Does anyone know of a bed light that can be adapted to the 05-08 tacoma? Like a new unit that replaces the brake light and would include a clear LED to see what the hell is in my bed at night? Can't believe this was an oversight from Toyota... I would like a nice clean switch on my dash for it. Has anyone upgraded a bed lamp to their truck?

    My other question: Where are people placing their amp? The amp I bought is just a little tall to fit under the seat, but I am considering raising the passenger seat to accommodate. Suggestions?

    Great information here, thanks for looking-
    Chimp
     
  2. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Added pic in post for you
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    Looks good!
     
  3. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    Chimp75

    Chimp75 [OP] Member

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    Thanks, I am learning as I go. Images make a big difference... I will keep that in mind
     
  4. Jan 31, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  5. Jan 31, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Nice truck!
     
  6. Jan 31, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    Ry1984

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    welcome to TW
     
  7. Jan 31, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    silver07taco

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  8. Jan 31, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

    Phantom_X-SP Rude Boy |><|

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  9. Jan 31, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Welcome to TW and thats a nice looking truck. i like the powder coat.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    welcome to tw!!! tacoma looks great.............as do the powdercoated wheels!
     
  11. Jan 31, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Chimp75

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    Thanks for the kudos- The powder coat color is mirror black. It really shines.

    FYI- I powder coated the skid plate mirror back as well, but there were some issues with the material. The powder coater said because it was porous the finish came out a little wrinkly. If you are thinking of doing this, it might be better to go with a wrinkle powder coat or similar with texture because your going to get it anyways...

    I think it will start to look cool when the scratches show through in silver, it will wear in nicely.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    neontrail

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    Welcome to the forum!! Glad to have you
     
  13. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    welcome! VERY nice truck.
     
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