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Tacoma FJ Cruiser side mirror mod

Discussion in 'New Members' started by LANDSHARK, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    LANDSHARK

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    This is my first post on this site and would like to say hello to everyone. I am a technician for the US Army and have a 05 2nd genTaco. I have made many mods to my truck, many of which can not be seen from this photo. There is one pediatric depends wearing member here that drives by my house and takes photos of my truck without permission and post them on this site, but that's another story. I recently saw photos of the 2004 Toyota FTX concept truck and just loved the side mirrors on this vehicle. I tried to find information on them, but could not. The only other vehicle that had similar mirrors was the FJ Cruise. I did some research and found I could mate these mirrors to my truck with a little mechanical and electronic modification. I was able to mount one in about 2 hours without electrical connections. I think they look better on a Taco than a Cruiser! I would like for everyone to take a look and tell me what you think. As far as I know this is the first. One member asked about it, but that was it. So with that said take a look and let me know.

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  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    sytfu510

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  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    chris4x4

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  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    Welcome! nice mod. i have thought about this. and was wondering what it looked like. can’t lie i kinda like it!!
     
  5. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    superwhite10

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    cant say i love it but ill def give you props for trying somthing different (at least that ive seen) and succeeding. if you like it, thats all that matters. welcome!
     
  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    Welcome aboard! Nice looking truck ya got there!! :cheers:
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    Welcome, and I like it think the lines on the mirror are similar to the fender lines and it fits well. Are the lights/turn signals functional on the mirror?

    I don't know that it would look right on a 1st gen though, think it is too squared for those.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    mikewho

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    I'm on the fence whether I like it or not. But nice truck and welcome to TW.

    ....Im digging the grill though, where did you get that type of mesh or did you buy a kit?
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    where did you get that type of mesh or did you buy a kit?[/QUOTE]

    +1 I want that mesh
     
  10. Mar 16, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    jandrews

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    Not that I don't respect the ability it took to make the mod happen. Good job on that.

    But:

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  11. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    I like it, but I'm not 100% sold.

    Think it would definitely look good on a '12 taco though with the new front end.

    How did you end up with FJ mirrors?

    And welcome
     
  12. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    cool man! i think i kinda like it, maybe not, idk... ahhh!! good job though and welcome :D
     
  13. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    I personally don't care for them on a taco. What do you do about the hole in your door from your old mirror? Thanks for jumping in and doing the mod. What brand of tires are you running? Nitto's?
     
  14. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    ^ I agree!! I don't care that much for the mesh grills but damm...yours is one of the best looking one's i've seen!!
     
  15. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    agreed
     
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    LANDSHARK,

    Nice Mod... I like them. I always disliked the little bittey mickey mouse mirrors that my tacoma had. On a truck I prefer the vertical mirrors with a built in blind spot lens.
    Good Job. I would consider following suit if I still owned my tacoma.. LOL
     
  17. Mar 17, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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    I have started the electrical conversion for mirror motor control and turn signal, I will have to add one wire for signal.
     
  18. Mar 17, 2012 at 5:46 AM
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    Lots of FJ direct replacement mirrors on Ebay for around $60-$300. These were $65 ea. OEM are the most expense around $350 ea Crazy!
     
  20. Mar 17, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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    Thank you all for your opinions, positive or negative they are all appreciated.
     
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