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RSI Smart Cap

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

  1. Oct 11, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    TwinTaco31719

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    Dang wish mine was too
     
  2. Oct 11, 2021 at 12:55 PM
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    Just got this bad boy installed this past weekend. Couple questions before I finalize and post some pics..

    1 - The instructions were pretty specific about the torque for the bolts... Any good ways to feel 4ft-lbs vs 8-9 ft-lbs? Lol yes, I understand people have different strengths, so... say for an average guy
    1.b - What are potential downsides for being off torque? I didn't let anything feel loose nor cause any too much bowing on the plates..

    2 - I also received the plug-and-play wiring harness, great to see I got the correct one! However, I notice the third light only goes on when I brake, is this normal/expected? Feel like I've seen toppers on other trucks with the third light on if the tail lights are also on. Shouldnt they be lit if the tail lights are lit? I played around with the various settings on the light switch but none of them left the third light "on." Definitely flashes when I press on the brakes though, which is what's important.

    3 - The installation part of the cap, one of the steps mention to put down the rubber pads, in even spacing. What are these for? I haven't done this yet..
     
  3. Oct 11, 2021 at 1:42 PM
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    Tacodog

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    Pads should be put down near or under the bolts. Between cap and rail.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2021 at 1:51 PM
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    I placed the pads close in proximity to where the mounting bolts are. As you torque the bolts it’s just to prevent the metal from bowing and over tightening
     
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  5. Oct 11, 2021 at 2:08 PM
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    Icon Stage 5 w/ All Pro leafs Yokohama Geolander M/T's Nitro 5.29s RSi Smart Cap Evo A High Clearance Rear Bumper w/ Swing out Prinsu Rack Deleted Rear Seats

    **SOLD***
     
  6. Oct 11, 2021 at 3:47 PM
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    Im confused how would rubber pads prevent bowing lol

    The pads dont have through holes in them though ? Wouldn't the bolt need to be able to go through in your example?

    Sorry guys, very below-average handyman. All i can work on confidently-ish are non-automotive bikes xD
     
  7. Oct 11, 2021 at 4:40 PM
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    They just get sandwiched between the plate and the bed rail and prevent over tightening
     
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  8. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:09 PM
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    I placed the
    Pads underneath the bolt hole and the pads were getting in the way. What I did find out that there should be a pad near the tailgate so the weather strip on the cap doesn’t go to low so you can still close the tailgate and not ruin the d gasket.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    Anyone in here have a Gecko LED on their RSI cap? I just want to see how people wire their lights. Least difficulty as possible since I’m not mechanically inclined haha
     
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  10. Oct 11, 2021 at 8:39 PM
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    The pads are actually stupid. The front and rear locations are gusseted so the rail won’t bend much but the center bolts if over tightened will bend the rail very easily. I put them in where they gave the most support and didn’t torque down the center bolts too tight to actually bend the rail. I also put rubber washers under the steel washers and that seem to help in making sure they stay locked down. The center hole location should’ve been gusseted and there should be aluminum shims that extend out to the bolt locations to support the tightening. Probably just another redesign they need to figure out.
     
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  11. Oct 11, 2021 at 10:12 PM
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    Yeah I was getting worried that the metal was bending but seems no real damage has been done though.
     
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    It seems like Cement is the most popular color to have a cap installed here. We have a couple evo a's left and this Saturday Oct 16th is out of town install day if any are interested.


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  13. Oct 12, 2021 at 9:15 AM
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    I’m also curious to see how people have wired lighting in their caps.

    Also, anyone know what the threaded holes are for on the inside? I’m trying to figure out the best way use them in mounting a net.
     
  14. Oct 12, 2021 at 9:44 AM
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    Holes are for the table brackets.
     
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    Yeah I ordered from tnutz as well.
    Id maybe go an inch longer. (1/2 inch longer on each side) to avoid hitting the doors
    Its not higher than my cab rack. Its very close to making it level
     
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    I’ll plan on using vled strips most likely. Just will have to see best locations on/near the doors
     
  17. Oct 12, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    I used rechargeable magnetic motion sensing LED lights I found on Amazon. They have a few different sizes depending on where you want to put them and how much light you need. They work pretty good and you can move them around as you need them. You do have to remember recharge them once in a while though. The motion sensing is nice, they turn on when I open the doors and shut off after a few seconds once I close the topper up.

    I will still likely hardwire some lights down the road but these work really well for the money.

    Led Closet Light, USB Rechargeable 52-LED Under-Cabinet Lighting, Wireless Motion Sensor Activated Night Light with Magnetic Strip for Closet, Cabinet, Wardrobe(2 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PGV14RZ?_encoding=UTF8
     
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  18. Oct 12, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    Would love to see some night time photos if you have them.
     
  19. Oct 12, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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    I tried to post a video but can’t do it directly through TW. I’ll try to upload something to YouTube or something later.
     
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