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RSI Smart Cap

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

  1. Oct 12, 2021 at 3:43 PM
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    OmahTako

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    The front is wider than the rear so there’s that.
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  2. Oct 12, 2021 at 3:53 PM
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    See my post here for a solution to not having to drill a hole:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/rsi-smart-cap.679267/page-47#post-25419804

    Install is actually easy but just requires running one of the wires all the way to the front. The instructions are easy to follow.

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  3. Oct 12, 2021 at 5:35 PM
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    I already had Matt Gecko LEDs for my bed that I put in a while ago. Once I got my cap I emailed Matt and asked him just for the RSI LED strips, didn't need the rest of the kit. He was happy to sell me just that. I wired in the lights with the bed lights on the same switch and circuit. I had previously replaced the switch with a sealed marine unit since the original one didn't last one new england winter without developing the green crusties.

     
  4. Oct 12, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    So you were able to just tie in to the Gecko power supply at the back of the bed without running another set of power cables to the battery? I wasn't sure if the original wiring from the Gecko bed lights was able to power both the bed and the RSI lights. If so, I'm ordering an RSI set from Matt.
     
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  5. Oct 12, 2021 at 10:27 PM
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    Okay so I scrolled through the whole post. I see some people did Prinsu rack on their RSI cap. My question is, what do I need to mount the rack? So I need trimming or can I just replace some nuts and bolts to make it work?
     
  6. Oct 12, 2021 at 11:11 PM
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    I used m8 square nuts in the rsi tracks (like the ones linked at the bottom of this page) and 16mm length screws to mount the prinsu feet onto my smartcap. I did have to put fender trim on the bottom edge of the prinsu rack because my side doors on the smartcap were slightly hitting the prinsu rack when fully opened.
     
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  7. Oct 13, 2021 at 6:25 AM
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    When I installed my Front Runner load bars I thought that one was longer than the other, nope...they are same length (the load bars) but the RSI EVOA I got is a bit narrower towards the rear. I guess it follows the Tacoma bed shape (short box).
     
  8. Oct 13, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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    Anyone have answers to my earlier question?

    Did all of you use a torque wrench as instructed or just go by feel? I went by the latter. 9ft/lbs = "go until I have to force it using my whole forearm" 4ft/lbs = "go until I have to force it using just my hand"
     
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  9. Oct 13, 2021 at 8:43 AM
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    I just used feel partly because I trust it more ironically. I just went until I hit the first resistance into the pads that sit underneath the plate and turned a few turns in addition and called it good haha
     
  10. Oct 13, 2021 at 9:05 AM
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    I just tightened everything up within reason and kept the gap even around the edge. The key to just keep the gap even so there is equal force around the seal and not bending the edges of the metal. Hard to explain, you just have to know what it feels like. Also, you’ll want to check them after a few hundred miles to retighten any if needed.
     
  11. Oct 13, 2021 at 9:09 AM
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    I went to about 6ft/lbs but I back off a bit if the metal started to bend. I have not had any issues with water intrusion inside the bed.
     
  12. Oct 13, 2021 at 9:11 AM
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    I did it by feel. I tight them down till the crush washer is flat and then half a turn. If it helps there seems to be 10 threads showing from the bottom. Seems to work for me, you dont want to overtightening it because the bed rail bar will bend more if you do that. Same for the cap rail. I also used blue loctite just incase it backed out while driving. Seems to be fine to me and no water intrusion.
     
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  13. Oct 13, 2021 at 9:36 AM
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    When you get a chance, can you take some pictures of the mounting portion? I want to see how the rack mounts onto the rail. Also, how long is your 16mm bolt? Can you share the link you got it from? I google 16mm but there are various sizes in length. Thanks in advance!
     
  14. Oct 13, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    I did mine by feel :p, used blue locktite for the roof area.
     
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  15. Oct 13, 2021 at 10:15 AM
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    Loctite is a good call. Might take them out one by one to apply lol
     
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    Same, I didnt think about the roof portion haha
     
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  17. Oct 13, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    A little Loctite is a good idea. I may do that as well.
     
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  18. Oct 13, 2021 at 1:18 PM
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    Without further ado, here's mine (without the rubber pads inside :oops:)

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  19. Oct 13, 2021 at 1:53 PM
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    How do I lube the hinges and make the lock easier to put the key in? I have a hard time putting my keys in my cap now
     
  20. Oct 13, 2021 at 2:01 PM
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    I bought some graphite, coal like fine powder...that's what we apply to locks in hospital I work at. Got mine of Amazon, cheap...just a few puffs and you'll be good a long time. Just don't use graphite in stuff that has electric contacts...like car ignition but best for almost all mechanical type locks.
     

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