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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2021 at 7:43 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    I swapped out my access cab wiring...the front doors were a joke. I just disconnected the rears because they're those headliner paper speakers. I went with the Alpine Power Pack amp Bridged 90wx2 and it runs off the stock electric.
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KTP445U/Alpine-KTP-445U-Power-Pack.html
    No rewire. I zip tied it to the dash rails above the glove box. Relplaced the stock speakers with Polk Components with tweeters and crossovers mounted behind the kick plates...Replaced the head unit with a simple usb apple single din cd/HD radio...
    Whole thing is clean. No visible difference and I could finally "hear" podcasts while driving on the highway...
    But I'm not running a Sub...
    Install pics...Including how to make your own Tweeter mounts from a plastic cutting board :)
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/media/albums/polk-mm6501-and-alpine-ktp-445u-install.30097/

    Oh you're in the 3G taco...Forget it...I hate new car radios and their damn integration
     
  2. Feb 5, 2021 at 7:47 AM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    A lot of the new aftermarket HUs are plug and play, drop it in and good to go.

    One of those wireless carplay adaptors is like 180 bucks. A new HU w/ wireless built in and OEM support etc etc is 300$ for a cheap one. For an extra 120 I would just ditch entune and get a new HU entirely!
     
  3. Feb 5, 2021 at 7:52 AM
    emelianenkov

    emelianenkov Santa/Alex Emeliahoweveryouspellhislastname

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    Do it! Soon enough you'll be buying a 5th vehicle so you have a daily for when your daily's daily's daily's daily needs fixing! It works great!!
    I've done that! I know how to make trucks into raisins :laugh:

    Hang on a damn second... You're making interest on crypto!?!?
     
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  4. Feb 5, 2021 at 7:54 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    It's bad enough the neighbors have 2 SUV's that are out of commission and 1 old NAPA delivery truck that still has the hat on the roof...
     
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  5. Feb 5, 2021 at 7:58 AM
    emelianenkov

    emelianenkov Santa/Alex Emeliahoweveryouspellhislastname

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    All my stuff runs, but it does kinda look like a used car lot :laugh:

    I have too many uses for each vehicle. One is a winter daily, one is a summer daily/racecar, one is the home improvement truck/tow rig, one is the plow truck, one is the dedicated trailered trail rig.
     
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  6. Feb 5, 2021 at 8:02 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    Have you incorporated as your own LLC yet :)
     
  7. Feb 5, 2021 at 8:27 AM
    emelianenkov

    emelianenkov Santa/Alex Emeliahoweveryouspellhislastname

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    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Feb 5, 2021 at 8:29 AM
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    Eibach springs, OME Dakars, Walker Evans remote resi coilovers with adjustable dampening, Icon tubular uniball UCAs, Icon ext travel rear shocks, Kenwood in-dash nav receiver, Kicker 10 inch sub in a ported truck box, Alpine 250 watt amp, stickers, Rigid 32" gang box, LED tool box lights, 35% tint, Flowmaster Super 44 muffler, 35x12.5x17 Mastercraft Courser MXT's, Fuel Off-Road Trophy d551 in 17x8.5, Retros, white corner marker bulbs, color matched front grille, custom satoshi grille mod with matching Toyota badge, aFe Pro5R drop in filter, diff breather mod, new frame from recall, SOS concepts front plate, SOS concepts rear high clearance plate with swing out and full size spare, SOS bolt-on sliders with kickout, 22" LED bar, flush mount pods in rear plate bumper for aux reverse lights, Rigid Industries dually's on SOS ditch light brackets, 5.29 Nitro gears, ARB front air locker, Detroit locker in the rear
    I understand why you brought it to the shop, I'm just saying personally I would have done it myself.
     
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  9. Feb 5, 2021 at 8:36 AM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    Let me know if you want an invite link

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    Bitchin!

    Also one thing I have considered for a second vehicle - Subarururu. Get an old hatch impreza. That could probably fit in my garage, that would be the benefit. And it would work in the snow so I could have a garaged vehicle for snow storms! :rofl:

    But most likely I won't buy anything at all. :D
     
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  10. Feb 5, 2021 at 8:39 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    wife has a Crosstrek...It's awesome. Paddle shifters, Eyesight cruise control, awd...Bad ass car...
     
  11. Feb 5, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    Finally got my CRC done yesterday. They also took it upon themselves to "fix" the secondary air pump recall. I had already replaced that filter with a Uni filter but they threw one of the new ones in and surprisingly they took my filter off and left it in the truck. Obviously haven't been able to crawl under the truck and look to see what they coated besides seeing some of their slime near the cab mount.

    I couldn't get in for new NH Oil this year but touched up everything with woolwax so honestly what I do each season is more beneficial than this CRC but at least I know if needed a new frame is in my future.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2021 at 9:58 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    I'm still trying to figure out what my exact end of coverage date is...
    Is there a website?
     
  13. Feb 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    I'm guessing it's a hard 12 years on the truck age? I've had 2 inspections already and CRC done..So I have until FEB of 2022 for my 2010...
     
  14. Feb 5, 2021 at 10:29 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    Well...

    Good thing I didn't DIY my truck..
    Just got the call..
    They got it on the lift...
    Master, slave bad..
    Clutch is wacked...Frozen/seized fork.
    Transmission drop. Throw out bearing replacement..
    WOW am I glad I brought this to the mom and pop and not the dealer..
    We're up to $1K now...
     
  15. Feb 5, 2021 at 10:29 AM
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    My understanding is now you have 12 years from the CRC being applied. At least that's how I read the notice. I also could be totally wrong.
     
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  16. Feb 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    HA! That would be Champagne celebrations! I'm trying to drive it to 500K and I'm at 200K :)
     
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  17. Feb 5, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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    Same! my pie in the sky goal is to hand this truck down to my daughter. Granted she's not due til april sooooooo this ol gal has to survive 15 more years.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:20 AM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Jeez, first day driving a stick shift or what? :boink:
    Jeez... I haven't owned a vehicle for longer than 7 years yet... I'm averaging 3-5 years with my vehicles, that usually puts me a little over 100k miles and about when I dump them. With the diesel, I'll evaluate at 100k miles since that's when the powertrain warranty is up. If I'm problem-free with the emissions crap up to that point, I'd like to keep it much longer. If the emissions system gives me problems, it'll be gone as soon as the warranty is up.
     
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  19. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:37 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    Ha...
    It crapped out AT a gas pump...Filled her up...Hopped in, clutch down, Start...
    And then it remained engaged....nada...no shifty no drivey...
     
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  20. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:39 AM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    Too much car as a tooling mobile. I might as well just get a second Tacoma at that point.

    Damn. Good thing you scored on $GME :rofl:

    I'm at 21k in about 13 months. Putting another 7k on in March for another road trip. I think I will end up getting to 300k before I have to worry about rust, I didn't expect to be driving it this much but I am now using it for way more adventures and shenanigans than I used to with the mazda, so. Oh well. Time to rack up the miles!
     

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