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[Late Post] New Taco/First New Vehicle!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by ThisIsCovy, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Apr 14, 2021 at 1:49 PM
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    ThisIsCovy

    ThisIsCovy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey y'all! I'm excited to say that I'm finally a Tacoma owner!

    My post is a bit late, but i bought a 2020 TRD Sport 4x4 DCSB Sept of last year and am IN LOVE with this truck. Kinda bummed that the dealership jerked me around and lead me to not getting one with the tech/prem package, but I love my Taco none the less.

    Meet Griselda (no clue where the name came from, but it popped up and stuck haha :rofl:)
    IMG_0526(1).jpg
    (need to take new photos soon as I make my way through my modding journey and take her on her maiden voyage)

    Mods installed:

    • NFab EpYx Steps
    • Rideline Tuning QuickLIFT ELITE
    • 15% Tint all-around (because Phoenix gets hotter than Satan's booty during the summer)
    • WeatherTech Bug Deflector and Wind Deflectors
    • N2 Designs Remote Start
    • Overland Expedition 3TPAM
    • TRD Sport Grille "Raptor Lights"
    • Prinsu Cab Rack
    • SnugTop GB Sport Sportsman's Package
    • Prinsu Top Rack
    • Baja Designs S8 40" Combo in White
    • 1Up HD Single Hitch Mount Bike Rack
    • AlphaRex NOVA Head Lights
      • Alpha Black
    • Black Rhino Armory Sierra 17" Wheels +12 offset
    • BFGoodrich KO2 A/T 285/70/17 121R E1
    • Prinsu Ridgeline Handles (x4 on Cab Rack)
    • AlphaRex PRO Tail Lights
    • CBI Ditch Light Brackets
    • Baja Designs S2 Pro White Ditch Lights
    • Baja Designs Squadron SAE Amber Fogs
    • Garmin Overlander
    • LeatherSeats.com 100% leather interior kit
    • Extasy Black outer panels
      • Extasy Charcoal perforated body panels.
      • Charcoal Stitching.
    • Switch Pros SP-9100
      • PowerTrays FOR SP-9100 with high amp CB's
    • SDHQ Negative to Body Ground connector
    • SDHQ Battery Terminal Upgrades
    Mods waiting on install:
    • Weboost Drive Reach OTR
    • Matt Gecko Hood Light Kit
    • Matt Gecko Camper Light Kit
    • Icon Stage 4 Suspension System with Billet Upper Control Arms
    • Mountain Hatch in Black
    • SDHQ Billet Battery Hold-down
    • BajaDesigns Rocklight Kit - White (x4) for the Cab Rack handles
    Mods on the way:
    • researching group 34 batteries.
    Mods I'm considering: (in no particular order)
    • Decked bed drawers
    • Skycamper iCamp Mini
      • Benefits of a fold-out RTT in terms of space with the bonus of being hard shell (drag/aerodynamics)
    • aFe Momentum GT CAI w/ Dynamic Air scoop
      • Gives it a nice intake growl
    • An awning of some sort
    Plans are for some light overland camping, heading out to fun MTB trails (new to it but love it), and having the ability to bugout to the wild if I want to just get away.

    Any criticism/advice for what I have or what I'm considering is greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. Apr 14, 2021 at 1:51 PM
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    BINK05TRD

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    Welcome Covy and Griselda :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 14, 2021 at 1:56 PM
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    ThisIsCovy

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    Thanks a lot! Excited to get out there!
     
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  4. Apr 14, 2021 at 2:11 PM
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    De Taco

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    Working on the never ending list
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  5. Apr 14, 2021 at 2:17 PM
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    ThisIsCovy

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    Thanks for sharing this De Taco!

    I have been looking at some delete kits for the rear for reasons similar to what this product ultimately serves, but never committed because i want to retain the seats if i need them. Im curious, does this just serve as a flat surface for when the seats are folded down?? Do you also keep the cubby behind them? I've been looking at the OEAudio reference 500 kit to upgrade my audio system, and it makes use of the 40% cubby for the small sub woofer.

    If all things above check YES, then I'm likely to get this. haha. I wonder if the manufacturer has considered doing a full 60/40 cover too, rather than offering just 100% or 60%.

    Enough rambling from me.

    Thanks again for sharing!
     
  6. Apr 14, 2021 at 3:22 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

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  7. Apr 14, 2021 at 3:26 PM
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    HanShotFirst

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    Congrats and Welcome. Nice looking truck. Want to see pics with the 3TPAM.
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    buckhuntin-tacoma

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    4 inch lift - complete blackout, n-fab step bars, Black Horse bull bar, 20 inch light bar, anytime fog lights, added led day running lights, Fuel wheels and Falken Wildpeak tires ,custom fit seat covers, Gatorback mud gaurds
    Welcome to TW!
     
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  9. Apr 15, 2021 at 6:18 AM
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    De Taco

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    Yes, folds flat. Yes the cubby is there, and I know there is a split version.
    Click here, a link to the product site;
    https://www.platz-form.com/
     
  10. Apr 16, 2021 at 5:26 AM
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    Welcome to TW!
     
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  11. May 5, 2021 at 1:03 PM
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    here’s a crappy picture of the 3TPAM installed. I’ve got an X Grip for my phone and my iPad on there thus far. Might move them around and add another for a radio when I get my HAM license.

    1BE26752-6FAD-4D01-8212-6712A9373290.jpg
     
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  12. May 5, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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    Nice. Thanks for the pic.
     
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  13. May 5, 2021 at 2:31 PM
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    I’ll take some others later without the accessory mounts on it and from other angles
     
  14. May 5, 2021 at 5:34 PM
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    Installed the prinsu cab rack today! Attached some photos with it, my side steps, and the grill lights illuminated.

    this is Griselda’s current state as far as it goes for exterior mods.

    Waiting on CBI to ship the light bar mounting brackets, as they were unfortunately forgotten when the rack was delivered.

    Photos added to OP
     

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  15. May 22, 2021 at 2:17 PM
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    OP UPDATED!

    Got my SnugTop put on and I LOVE IT

    Also go the light bar installed but not connected. I'm not the most privy to wiring, and I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure out how to get the harness routed without cutting/drilling, so it's just kinda there. To boot, I'm none too pleased with how the Prinsu mounts work with this particular bar. It's too low in relation to the cutout and gets covered by part of the front air dam of the cab rack. I realize I can simply flip the brackets to have them pitch upward, but then the bar is above the line of the rack itself, and I'd like to keep it below in case i have something large i want to put up there that would otherwise need the space in front of it and above the light bar, i.e. an RTT or larger storage cases

    Anyone that has some advice on the harness routing and how to wire my large push switch, please let me know!
     
  16. Jun 10, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    Finally got my light bar wired up! Also added the Prinsu Top Rack to the camper shell. Loving this thing!

    Updated original post.

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  17. Jun 10, 2021 at 9:12 PM
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    hey there welcome to tw!
     
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  18. Jun 20, 2021 at 2:01 PM
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    Thanks!

    Slowly starting to realize that this site might be a slight addiction. lol! There is so much to read up on and a lot to learn.
     
  19. Jun 20, 2021 at 2:05 PM
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    UPDATE:

    My AlphaRex NOVA headlights came in and I got them installed. LOVE the look of these things. adds such an aggressive feel to the front of this truck.

    Only concern is the fact that there is one more plug from the stock harness that doesnt seem to have a home on these lights, and with it the DRL's dont seem to come on on the first click of the light switch, only the second now...


    IMG_0490(1).jpg

    Here's comparison with new light on passenger side, and stock on driver.
    IMG_0491(1).jpg

    New lights (DRL only)
    IMG_0494.jpg
     
  20. Jun 23, 2021 at 11:24 PM
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    Griselda got some dancin' shoes. She’s a bit more ready for some light off-roading. BFG 185/70/17 R121 E1 (they didnt have any C's in stock) on Black Rhino Armory Sierra 17" +12 offset
    [​IMG]

    Now i gotta do some work. Remove Air Dam, Remove Front Mud flaps, and Relocate front outside fender liner bolt (forward)

    also added some Prinsu Ridgeline Handles to the Cab Rack for some leverage when putting stuff up/taking stuff down.
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