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Review of All The Random Stuff I've Bought for The Taco (w/Links)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Zoop, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Feb 21, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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    Zoop

    Zoop [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Access Limited Edition Tonneau Cover: Moderately priced, even though their material is thinner these days I needed to get something on and didn't have the $ for a shell yet. I like this model because it gives you a few inches in height for tall stuff, easy to install (tip: go get yourself some adhesive flat rubber seal material for the rails). Fit is great, assembly was easy. https://www.realtruck.com/access-limited-edition-tonneau-cover/R182P2017Y608MA.html

    Raptor 4" Curved Oval Black Nerf Bars:
    These have a few highlights, price is cheap, product is good, not too big, not too small. They sit down at a nice height so you can actually use them and not tight so you're boots are scrubbing the paint off when you're strapping on a canoe. https://www.realtruck.com/raptor-4-curved-oval-black-nerf-bars/R185768P2017Y608MA.html

    Weathertech All Weather Floor Mats:
    Not back, they don't come with the caps for the drivers side locks like they show online and on the box, a few phone calls with Weathertech and emails with photos, they told me I just don't get them. Overall WT was a pain to deal with regarding customer service, they wanted to argue every minute detail. You wouldn't think it hard to send a guy some 20 cent plastic caps but apparently it is. Fitment is okay, not as snug as they claim, although they do keep a ton of crap off your floor and are easy to clean. Passenger side mat slides around, needs nubs on the bottom, back floor mat (double cab) fits real nice and is great for throwing muddy stuff. I will probably give Husky a shot once these burn out. https://www.realtruck.com/weathertech-digitalfit-floor-liners/R181481P2017Y608MA.html

    Weathertech Mud Flaps:
    Work well, hard shell style, another Weathertech gripe, it seems what they sell online and even show on the box varies from what is in the box, not an issue as they are the correct model but annoying to say the least. Don't have a link, seems Amazon and Real Truck both do not carry these at the moment or anymore.

    Weathertech Bug Shield:
    Not too bad considering what I've read across the board, first one they sent was warped and Weathertech was a pain in the a$$ to work with in both explaining the issue and getting it resolve. Seems when they stamp on their logo it warps the shield, in the end they sent me a new one without asking me to return the old one so now I have a spare or one to sell for cheap, hit me up if you want it. https://www.realtruck.com/weathertech-bug-shields/R181487P2017Y608MA.html

    Reese Ratcheting Cargo Bar:
    Another score well worth the cash, sometimes you can catch them on sale for $20. Awesome for transporting coolers and the smoker! https://www.amazon.com/Reese-Explor...487683690&sr=8-2&keywords=truck+bed+cargo+bar

    CargoLoc 8ft. Hi-Vis Orange Ratchet Straps: I like these because they're well made first of all, second they don't cost too much and you can get them in camo. They release easy, lock and ratchet well and aren't made of that cheap thin metal that either gets bent or jams up. http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/cargoloc-8-ft-hi-vis-orange-ratchet-tie-downs-4-pk-/0000000208704

    First Aid Kit: Camping/hiking/biking a ton some weird horrible shit can happen, I was bored and thought the truck could use something basic and cheap, has a suprisingly good spread of stuff from burn cream to dehydration pills, moleskins and even an emergency foil blanket. Pretty sweet for $15 https://www.walmart.com/ip/First-Aid-Kit-123pc/20450231

    Qi Wireless Adapter for iPhone 5c:
    Researched these for a while and was a bit leery but after using it, I'm super happy with it. Allows me to use the wireless charging pad in the truck and came with a wireless pad for the house too. https://www.amazon.com/DanForce-Wir...ywords=Qi+wireless+bundle+for+iphone+5c&psc=1

    Screen Protector:
    Waffled on getting one of these but it makes sense, once the screen gets scuffed, I'd rather drop another $12 than be stuck looking at scratches. https://www.amazon.com/PcProfession...&sr=8-1&keywords=2017+tacoma+screen+protector

    Salex Organizer (Tray):
    This thing is great! No more pen searching, coin searching and whatever else, great function and fittment. https://www.amazon.com/Vehicle-Orga...=8-2&keywords=tacoma+center+console+organizer

    Salex Organizer (Center Console):
    LOVE THIS THING, fits perfect and gives me the ability to have not 1 big container of crap but 6. Works great to keep tools/hats/chargers/all that stuff separate so you don't have to dig through it all to get what you need. https://www.amazon.com/Vehicle-Orga...=8-1&keywords=tacoma+center+console+organizer

    Tailgate Letter Inserts:
    Waiting til it warms up to put these on but they are exactly what I was looking for, matches the black fender flairs, raised plastic, not vinyl, not glossy, not that gel crap. Happy with them so far. https://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Tacom...r=8-2&keywords=tacoma+tailgate+insert+letters

    303 Aerospace Wipes: Work awesome and they're cheap! Easy to use and don't have to think about overspray/runs. https://www.amazon.com/303-30381-Au...UTF8&qid=1487683589&sr=8-1&keywords=303+wipes
     
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  2. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:06 AM
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    Thanks for taking the time to do this I might order the Qi adapter now............
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:10 AM
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    One thing to note with the Qi receiver that plugs into your phone and sits behind the case is that if the case is too thick or has metal it will not be able to charge. I bought this cheap case and although it does not have great protection regarding dropping the phone, it has a nice fit and finish and also allows the wireless charging to work properly. Also a good deal for $10 https://www.amazon.com/iPhone-Diztr...487689661&sr=8-3&keywords=iphone+5c+slim+case
     
  4. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:12 AM
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    I have a pretty thin case on my iPhone and I've been looking for someone to recommend a Qi receiver. I just ordered the one you posted above and I'll be sure to comment back with my thoughts for other Taco owners. Thanks OP.

    Update. Very happy with the QI receiver OP linked to. It fits well under my thin iphone7 plus case and charges 1% of my battery every 2-3 minutes and that's while using Bluetooth audio streaming so my 30 minute drive to work charged me from 70% to 82% by the time I got to work.
     
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  5. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    It does seem the charging pad in the truck is a little slow, I didn't expect it to be fast, the pad they send for the house is the same pretty much as a cable. It did get a little warm on the pad in the truck but its also done that on a chord. I will update it if I hit any freak issues, doing a few hundred mile road trip tomorrow through the weekend so that'll be prime testing time for long-haul usage.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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    I have these and like them. I don't do major offroading so the stiffness is not an issue for me.

    FYI, Advance Auto Parts carries them and often has $25-off-$75 or 15-30% coupons available. See https://www.retailmenot.com/view/advanceautoparts.com

    Front/rear flaps are:
    http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/weathertech-no-drill-mudflaps-120055/11404098-P
    http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/weathertech-no-drill-mudflaps-110055/11404089-P
     
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  7. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:17 AM
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    Look in my signature for my Qi charging magnetic mount mod, I include a link to the Qi case I like (iphone7)
     
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    Screen protector was a must for me. It's very scratch resistant as well and easy to clean.
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:24 AM
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    I'm assuming you use the 303 wipes for your dash? I've been looking for a good wipe to use for cleaning up the dash and the lower portion of the doors that always seem to get muddy scuff marks on them.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:27 AM
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    The 303 wipes are for after you clean the surfaces, you can use them on anything, overfenders, interior/exterior, tonneau, anything plastic or leather (excluding suede). Same as 303 spray only on a wipe, so you'll need to follow behind it and buff/rub it down with a dry cloth after.
     
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