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Tacoma Knight Rider Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by elykTacos, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Jan 9, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    elykTacos

    elykTacos [OP] "Its all ball bearings nowadays"

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    Custom sliders, Bilstien 5100s in front - 5100's + AAL + TSB in rear, dif drop, LED's in scoop, CB installed in console, flashlight mount, window tint, locking compartment in bed.
    Yes. I did it. I fully expect some of you to really hate the idea but it was fun and gets guys my age smiling.

    Here are some pics and a video of the mod. Didn't cost me too much:

    Arduino board: $45
    LEDs (12): $5
    Scrap CAT5: Free
    Time: Who cares? (about 8 hours)

    Also, I am certain the red LED's in my hood is totally illegal. I dont plan to turn it on while driving or anywhere around a cop. This is more for when I'm hanging out with someone and I show them.

    Let me know what you think.

    Video of it before putting it in the hood:
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    https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=528a90499efbbccb&resid=528A90499EFBBCCB!275&parid=528A90499EFBBCCB!117&authkey=!APswZxRitTxBHYk

    UPDATE: Added video of it installed:
    http://youtu.be/_ROYtD3dMJc




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  2. Jan 9, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    birdmanp

    birdmanp Active Member

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    Props on the creativity. I'm assuming you're not planning on showing this off while driving. Cops in my area are tight on red or blue lights
     
  3. Jan 9, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    elykTacos

    elykTacos [OP] "Its all ball bearings nowadays"

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    Yea, this is more of a "standing around the truck with a beer" mod.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    birdmanp

    birdmanp Active Member

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    I never would have thought of using cat5. I did a homelink install and used ribbon cable. Now that I think about it, cat 5 may have been much cleaner!
     
  5. Jan 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    elykTacos

    elykTacos [OP] "Its all ball bearings nowadays"

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    Custom sliders, Bilstien 5100s in front - 5100's + AAL + TSB in rear, dif drop, LED's in scoop, CB installed in console, flashlight mount, window tint, locking compartment in bed.
    Yea, someone else suggested that to me and it made the wire management a breeze. Its so easy to work with and compact.

    I still need to feed the cat5 through my firewall so I can turn it on/off from in the cab.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty sweet. Good work.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    PRBulldog36

    PRBulldog36 Well-Known Member

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    Lol, that's cool !
     
  8. Jan 9, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    cvillechopper

    cvillechopper Jackass to the masses

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    Badass! Finally a mod to make them ugly scoops useful :)
     
  9. Jan 9, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Utard

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    Oh man don't tell um we drink beer in Utah. (as I drink my home brew)

    You have a vid of that working?
     
  10. Jan 9, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    GMRtaco

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    Awesome! you should have posted a video with the scoop already on the truck! :D
     
  11. Jan 9, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    nice, i like it!!
     
  12. Jan 9, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    Siiiiick! That has gotta look cool as hell at night, imagine seeing that in your rear view.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    shut up! that is so sick! thumbs up!
     
  14. Jan 9, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    elykTacos [OP] "Its all ball bearings nowadays"

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    I will update the post with a new video of it at night in the hood. I still need to feed the cat5 cable into the cab so I can turn it on/off from inside. Im also considering wiring it to a switch in one of the free buttons.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    elykTacos [OP] "Its all ball bearings nowadays"

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    Thanks everyone for the encouragement.
     
  17. Jan 9, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    looks sweet!
     
  18. Jan 9, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Looks good
     
  19. Jan 9, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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  20. Jan 9, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    TRDGRL My Toys.....

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    See Signature.....
    I like it.....;)
     
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