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More practicool than tacticool

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by svdude, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Jan 27, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    svdude

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    So, let's face it, the odds of us driving in a war zone is slim to none but yet there's tons of threads for molle, holsters, etc...

    What about practical mods? What are some cool practical things you have done? Maybe compiling a list of some practicool mods would be helpful.

    Some of my favorites are the homelink rear view mirror, puddle lights that activate with the proximity lights, passenger side touch to lock/unlock handle.

    Let's see what you've done to make your truck practicool!
     
  2. Jan 27, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    Factory Blackout package, Soft roll up bed cover, Cheap seat covers, Front and rear dash cam, AVS in channel vent visors
    Everything I have done so far had a purpose.
    AVS in channel vent visors, seat covers, all weather floor liners, soft roll up bed cover, front and rear dash cam, OEM bed mat, and brake and turn signal lights under the tailgate.
    Edit: I can't forget MESO customs coin holder


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  3. Jan 27, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    Ayeele

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    What if i told you raptor lights are practicool
     
  4. Jan 27, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    I would be curious to see your argument for that statement.

    Wasn't there a legal reason Ford put the raptor lights on? Their truck was too wide and they had to have orange lights or aomesomet across the width of the truck and they came up with raptor lights? Or something like that?
     
  5. Jan 27, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    Yep, its a DOT regulation. Most commercial vehicles with these lights have them on the cab, but if you put them in the grille it becomes cool instead of mandatory.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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    Haven't bought it yet, but I think the anytime front/rear camera is practicool. For me it would be for parking purposes. Front camera for parallel parking, rear camera anytime, when I pull into the garage to see if my ass end is in far enough to clear garage door without having to put in reverse.
     
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  7. Jan 27, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    It's nice to have coms, a large scale map, and a local coms manager (APRS map) all on the dash.

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  9. Jan 27, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    What dash cam is that? Looks pretty slick
     
  10. Jan 27, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    I would argue my overhead molle rack is practicool and tacticool. Keeping commonly used items up out of the way, yet readily accessible. Saving valuable storage room in the interior cab.
    With that said, my most used mod is the tiedown anchors built into my bed rail system.
     
  11. Jan 27, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    It's an Apeman C550. It does the job. If I need to review footage its best to put the SD card in a laptop as the screen is small. I thought it had a true park mode when I bought it because I didnt read the whole description. It does have motion detection you can turn on when parked. I had this camera in my Dakota and pulled it when I traded that truck in. There have since been better cams on the market with front and rear, but for 60 bucks it works for me.
     
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  12. Jan 27, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    Never got the reason for puddle light. Cool factor or are you blind?
     
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    Convenience, that’s all. One example; I had to park out in BFE for a concert.. it was dirt overflow kinda parking lot. Opened up the door and it instantly illuminated the terrain so I could see what I was jumping down into(which happened to be a mud puddle). It’s just a nice touch that I myself find worth it. But to each their own:)
     
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    I park in mud and snow and ice all the time, can’t wait to get these
     
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  15. Feb 9, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    By chance will you be making a run of these in the near future. Would rather purchase yours than build one.
     
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    Yes, more will be in stock later this month.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Sweetness. So I have noticed that you have a thread for your different products, in which you notify members when new stock will be arriving. I have been quick to catch on. What thread might you be notifying us about your Molle Rack?
     
  18. Feb 9, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    Sorry I’m really bad about keeping everything updated, but I do have a dedicated thread in the 3rd gen marketplace for the molle rack:)
     
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Ok cool. I will look for it.
     

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