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Mystery Black Boxes on 5-lug Double Cab?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by ISUGrad05, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Feb 6, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    ISUGrad05

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    Just wondering if the new 5-lug double cab has those same mystery black boxes in the inner fender wells. I noticed that even though it is a 5 lug, it has the same overfenders as the Prerunner and 4x4. So maybe it also has the same inner fender liners as the Prerunner and 4x4 too. Anybody know?
     
  2. Feb 6, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    well i don't own a 5 lug double cab, so sorry i cant post a pic... but here is a pic from another post on here that sort of shows what I'm talking about

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    and some from TN of the removal of these little bastards:
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  4. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Looks like it's just some stupid plastic for protection of nothing? haha.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    It is the bane of all 5 luggers who want to put larger tires on their trucks... does nothing but cause rubbing.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    So does no one on this forum own a double cab 5-lugger yet?
     
  7. Feb 8, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    I have a 5 lug access cab and i took my inner fender out to remove this box and i believe i could run 31x10.5s if i want too. i have no idea what the box is for though. im running 30x9.5s right now on stock rims and no lift. never had any issues
     
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    I dont think theres such thing as a 5 lugger double cab you talking about access cabs?
     
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    really? the 11 model?
     
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    I have a 2012 2WD Double Cab 5 lugger 2.7L/4 Cylinder - which photos do you need?
     
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    They are data recorders that record speed,distance,cab conversation and a few other parameters to aid in the cause of crashes. Similar to flight data recorders on aircraft. One was recently recovered from a demolished tacoma in Texas. It was beat up so bad the only data that was recoverable was the last minute of the cab conversation.
    It was "Just watch this!"
     
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    Really? I dont think they can legally record the in cab conversation, that is an invasion of privacy. however I was aware of a black box type recorder in our trucks that records speed, rpm, throttle position, shifted position and the like. Just not audio.
     
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    You are talking about the event data recorder that's been in most Toyota models for a few years now. The black boxes in the fenderwells aren't it - they don't have wires feeding into them for power.

    The EDR doesn't record in-cab sounds, just data from the vehicle's existing sensors (sensors which are normally used by ABS and VSC).
     
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    So what are these boxes? Do they relay TPMS data?
     
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    "Just watch this" - famous last words. :laugh:

    It was a joke, Zack. Conversations in the cab are not recorded (yet). He just used that as a setup for his punch line.
     
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    LMFAO Nice one there!

    It depends on where you live. Some states allow recorded conversations as long as at least one person knows that it is being recorded. The "black box" that you are referring to is the SRS (Airbag) system, that uses the DERM to continually record and overwrite telemetry data, and then lock it in when a crash occurs. Each DERM can record up to 3 accidents that deploy any of the airbags. After those 3 recordings the DERM locks on the airbag light until the DERM is replaced with a new one. These DERMS have been a federal requirement for all manufacturers for over a decade, not just Toyota.

    Correct pretty much. They only record telemetry data for airbag deployment, such as speed, accelerator pedal angle, brake pedal position, seatbelt position (on or off), etc...

    Last famous words of a redneck right there!
     
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    Originally Posted by willie2 [​IMG]
    They are data recorders that record speed,distance,cab conversation and a few other parameters to aid in the cause of crashes. Similar to flight data recorders on aircraft. One was recently recovered from a demolished tacoma in Texas. It was beat up so bad the only data that was recoverable was the last minute of the cab conversation.
    It was "Just watch this!"


    :facepalm:
     
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