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RSI Smart Cap

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by microsnook, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Apr 21, 2021 at 2:07 PM
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    chuam

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    If these are the Matt Gecko lights the LEDs come with adhesive on them.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    I just used the double sided tape that came on the back of the LED light strips. On the ends of the strips I used a drop of gorilla gel glue. If any of the strips start to fall I will use the gorilla gel glue to reattach them.

    To secure the wires from the LED light strips to the power source, I used these with some zip ties:
    https://www.amazon.com/XHF2018-Adhe...rds=zip+tie+mount&qid=1619040760&sr=8-2-spons
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2021 at 2:50 PM
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    Where did you tie in the power for the strips? I would think tieing them into to the bed lights would be a decent fit.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2021 at 3:01 PM
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  5. Apr 21, 2021 at 4:43 PM
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    thebaker

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    I set up a aux fuse block and switch in my rear cubby. You can probably tap the bed lights since the led strips take minimal power.

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  6. Apr 21, 2021 at 5:29 PM
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    Shortcomings:
    Shortbed - appears too short vs longbed - appears about right length - not my issue since I have a DCLB and it's subjective...
    Positive pressure vent - water intrusion
    Latches - not only will / do locks freeze, but water pools in the latch cavity after washing, rain, splashes...anything involving it getting hit by water. Wash the truck, come back 3 days later, still has water pooling in the latch cavity. How to get it out other then sopping it up or letting evap take its course, I don't know?
    Wiring - Gen 3 and the third brake light wiring - really need to re-wire myself and then wait for them to send me a correct 3 wire hoping it's correctly wired for polarity (which it was)?
    Third brake light - mine leaks from washing, rain etc....was told to seal it with caulk myself and see if that works - why caulk a new cap?
    Mounting rail - once torqued down to 9ftlbs, tend to bend downwards towards the bed rail bending it out of shape - gotta be a better method.
    Front window - happy to report no leak yet, but not looking forward to having to remove the cap just to clean either truck window or cap window since cap window is soo small
    Wish I could get one "A" side panel and one "Sport" side panel for dogs so they have a window/air flow.

    Biggest concern I don't have experience with yet (only two months old) is seeing reports on here about "rust/corrosion"...huh...wha...it's supposed to be painted stainless steel?

    There's plenty of other shortcomings on here. But the BLUF should have been - would I buy it again - yes.
    DZM
     
  7. Apr 22, 2021 at 7:17 PM
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    Mike's Custom Toys

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    Front Runner Load Bar update:
    The 40 mm feet are back in stock. Those who placed back orders they will ship out Tomorrow. If anyone else was waiting hit me up.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    microsnook

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    The other day I re-installed the cap. Wasn't that difficult using my pulley system. i don't see any gaps or holes. Everything seems covered and sealed. I also installed the ultimate tailgate seal kit with the rokblock. And placed a few more foam inserts around the rear window to make sure water can't leak back into the tailgate area. The tailgate is hard to close now, but I should be covered for leaks and help out somewhat with dust... No pics at the moment as I just finished installing the tailgate seals and am eating dinner.
     
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  9. Apr 24, 2021 at 7:52 PM
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    Alright. This is getting dumb. I got the warranty replacement brake light harness with the 3 wire set up for my led lights. Now the lower half of my driver side brake light doesn’t light up. Do I need to switch wires? TIA!

    update: spent 3 hrs last night dicking around with the two harnesses and switching pins. Trying all the permutations. Nothing got the DRL light to light up. Turns out the bulb filament was broken for the DRL but intact for the braking.
     
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  10. Apr 27, 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    microsnook

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    Frustrating.
    Glad you found what was happening.
    I never even asked them for the brake light harness. It was easy enough to splice into the taillight.
     
  11. Apr 29, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    microsnook

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    UPDATE:
    We got a huge rainstorm in Denver and I was there visiting and also testing the cap to see for leaks.

    At first there was no leaking and everything seemed good. Then the rain kept coming and coming.
    Eventually where the rear panels meet the roof, all along the seams, water was leaking through. So it’s no longer leaking through the roof but in through the sides where I siliconed.

    I plan to silicone the entire fuckin cap wherever the panels lined up. Then I will continue testing to see if it is water tight.
    Man these caps really take a lot to seal up. I believe that’s the only place it was leaking though and some silicone on the outside should fix it. And a little more around my 3rd brake light as well.
     
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  12. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:16 AM
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    OkeyCodyOh

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    First time wheeling since I put the cap on, no issues, this thing is sturdy, still in its original position from the day I put it on.
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  13. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    Awesome action shots, looking to have pics of my install up this weekend.
     
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  14. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:23 AM
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    thanks man. can't wait to see it!
     
  15. May 1, 2021 at 2:14 PM
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    Didnt want to spend 500+ on a cap rack and the RSI bars have been backordered for awhile so decided to order parts onlince to build my own.
    Pretty stoked on how it came out. Currently only running 2 cap bars but will more than likely pick up another 2.
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  16. May 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM
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    Genius. I spent money on feet and side supports. That would have worked just fine.
     
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  17. May 1, 2021 at 8:34 PM
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    Parked outside last night and it was foggy and misty. Opened the rear door of the canopy and its leaking water from where the rear section meets the top section/side section.:annoyed::annoyed::annoyed:

    The only other leaks I saw before were from the front corners but thats from the bed not the canopy.

    Maybe i'll try to tighten the bolts in that area a little more and make sure they're all even.

    Was hoping I didn't have to go through this.:censored::censored::censored:
     
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  18. May 1, 2021 at 8:42 PM
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    I almost do the feet/side supports custom made. But saw these parts and thought to try them oit before spenting more money
     
  19. May 1, 2021 at 9:55 PM
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    JWestie

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    I really like the modular design but it sounds like there are still a lot of bugs in the RSI Smart Cap. Hopefully they get it dialed in over the next year and I'll take the plunge.
     
  20. May 2, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    Ironman FCP Stg 2 FN f(x) AT3W 285/70/17
    Just caught up on the 56 pages of this thread. New to the Camper/Topper/Shell/Canopy world. Couple quick questions.

    Was looking into Fiberglass and in discussion with the shop, he mentioned potential for the topper to "twist" while off road and potentially break the rear glass? Is that actually a thing? Along those lines, is that a possibility with the Evo Sport models or does the modular and stainless build provide enough rigidity to be less of a concern? I don't do anything crazy, but off camber and bumps are very likely!

    Also, with everything being on backorder, is there anyone in the N. NV area that is willing to let me check theirs out?? Will be in Sacramento/Folsom area Friday also if someone nearby has a flexible schedule?? :hattip:I'll bring the beverages!

    Cheers!
     
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