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RAM X-mount, my version.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ctmedic, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Aug 1, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    ctmedic

    ctmedic [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know there’s a few threads out there using RAM Ball products for a phone mount, and some vendors that have really nice no-drill options. However, if you’re willing to drill one 1/4” hole that you’ll never see, and want to save some money, consider this option I just did:



    Parts list:

    Ram Mount 1/4-Inch-20 Female Threaded Hole with 1-Inch ball https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006RKF1X8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NREyBbAAFB184 (I spray painted the post black)

    Ram Mount Composite Short Double Socket Arm for 1-Inch Ball Bases https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KWPJ04/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fSEyBb0BAEE74

    Ram Mount Cradle Holder for Universal X-Grip Cellphone/iPhone with 1-Inch Ball - Non-Retail Packaging - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055PH0XA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JSEyBb2DE2054 (Apparently unavailable at the time of this post...)

    And obviously a 1/4”-20 bolt and washer, which I picked up at the local hardware store for $0.50

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  2. Aug 1, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    mhornco

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    Did the exact same thing with mine. Only issue is I might put a bit of a backing plate below the plastic as when going down a really rough road it bounces a bit. But I agree, for the price, it was really easy to do.
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    Looks nice.
    I'd like to do something similar, except on the left side of the steering wheel. Any advice? Seems like the parts would be the same.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    TD90S

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    Nice DIY!
     
  5. Sep 22, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    ARB rear locker OVtune Mobtown sliders Core-shifter short throw Trd bro-phony grill Caliraised bumper light bar Caliraised ditch lights Rigid ignite back up lights FN Five Star 16x8 Et0 255/85/16 cooper st maxx MesoJDM fuse box cover MesoJDM led interior lights Bilstein 6112 fronts Bilstein 5100 rears Headstrong 3 aal Toytec 3* shims Mesjodm dome and map lights Diode dynamix ss3 pro yellow Mobtown aluminum front skid 2lo mod SOS front recovery point
    Appreciate the idea!
     
  6. Sep 22, 2018 at 12:05 PM
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    Thinking more about this - how solid is that? I feel like it would not handle bumps very well, would it benefit from a backer plate?
     
  7. Sep 22, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    ctmedic

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    It definitely would, but there isn’t much space back there. I couldn’t even fit a washer. An aluminum bar would work, but I don’t know how much rigidity it would add. It wobbles a little, but it’s fine for my puposes. Too wobbly to use as a dash cam, at least the way I installed it.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    Not sure! I did the right side simply because of easily the radio surrounds pops off.
     
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  9. Sep 22, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    The left side pops off just as easily. Held on by the same clips.
     

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