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Parts feeler (what would you love to see)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nhab, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    nhab

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    I am in the process of working on some prototype plastics specific to the Tacoma. Items such as fender flairs (paintable, with much more wheel coverage), ultragauge mounts, access cab sub enclosure (under rear seat offset one side), ipad dash dock, pillar gauge mounts, satoshi insert for two piece grille, etc.

    What would you as consumers like to see? Any comments are welcome, and I have zero prices available at this time, this is just a feeler thread. I am in conceptual design phases at this point. I want to make some decent qty production runs, but being in HI, I am also having to work logistics to keep product and shipping costs down as well. The floor is yours!
     
  2. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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  3. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    ^^^ anything specific, i.e. detachable, color, texture to mimic stock etc?
     
  4. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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  5. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    just to be close to the steering wheel, high enough to see and reach, low enough to be out of the way of the vents, im 5'9", so when im sitting back in my seat on a trip, i would like to be able to reach it (ipod touch 3rd gen)
     
  6. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    haha ok you originally said Ipad. Gotcha. How are you pushing your audio? bluetooth or tethered? I am working on something with power/usb integrated. My goal is to keep these products non-intrusive. No drilling required, so users can go back to stock if they wish. Are you using the stock H/U or aftermarket?
     
  7. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    its an AUX input to the stock JBL 6cd stereo... but soon enough ill have the ipod connection direct...
     
  8. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    Cut out/off fender flares, for a bigger wheel clearance (like nOrth's fenders) and like a template for those of us who are willing to chop our fenders but need a little guided help.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Noted, and I like it. Keep the ideas flowing!
     
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  11. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Yea,

    Especially since no one is selling anything like that, and with the increasing number of people who want to run 35's on 3" of lift, I'm sure there would be a good group of people wanting to buy them.
     
  12. Dec 24, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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  13. Dec 24, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    getting hits on fenders, what specifically would you like to see from them? more tire coverage, if so how much? paintable or just black? different shape than OEM?
     
  14. Dec 24, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    I think oem style maybe 1" or 2" of extra coverage compared to stock...and a cut out of about 2" higher clearance
     
  15. Dec 24, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    And maybe a base black plastic so that you can leave them black if you want and also be paintable (for those like me who like color matched fenders)
     
  16. Dec 24, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    Would love to see sub enclosure for under rear seat of dc!!:D
     
  17. Dec 24, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Flare them out like 2" and keep em white for sure...like a smaller glasswork flare
     
  18. Dec 24, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Just buy the All-Pro Fenders if you want that (which are nice if you want just a little bit bigger fender and like the plate bumpers (most don't like up with Glasswork fenders)...I was suggesting more of a cutout Fenderflare (similar to the Bushwacker Cut Off Flares)
     
  19. Dec 24, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Hi, I would love to see a cowl cover (something to cover the windsheild wipers) so that most of the snow won't get in and freeze the wipers solid. If you make it, I will come. Thanks. Steve
     
  20. Dec 24, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    Yea I also like Steve's idea!
     
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