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Taking a Tacoma around the world, need advice

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Round the world, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:07 PM
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    Shellshock

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  2. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:08 PM
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    Think he meant Noco. A portable battery pack that can be used to jump start the Taco. I've got the Noco40 but have not had the pleasure (or displeasure depending on how you look at it) or having to use it.

    https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GB40-Ul...82175205&sprefix=battery+jump+,aps,204&sr=8-4
     
  3. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    Ah I see! I’ll check it out, thanks
     
  4. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:17 PM
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    Hey Round The World, I don't know if you have watched much of 4Xoverland on YouTube but you might check out his channel. This guy literally wrote the book on 4wheeling and Overlanding. Lots of interesting content on his channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/4xforum
     
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  5. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:20 PM
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    I left my radar detector on in my 12 year old 911 and killed the battery and since the battery is under the hood and the hood only opens with a battery-operated release I was stuck. A tow truck driver used a lithium battery charger that fit in his front pocket and jump started it though the fuse box which is porsche’s backup location.

    Very impressed with lithium batteries!
     
  6. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:23 PM
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    There’s the taco flaties!
     
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  7. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    I have not! Thank you. Aussies are so into overlanding
     
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  8. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:34 PM
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    definitely check him out

    he’s also got a podcast if you are into that (Andrew st Pierre white)
     
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  9. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:38 PM
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    Haha! I'm watching one now
     
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  10. Feb 19, 2020 at 10:03 PM
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    He’s actually English, but lives in Australia now. Formerly he lived in South Africa. If you meet him, be sure to call him Australian.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2020 at 10:20 PM
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    Interesting, he thinks the Tacoma (and the new Hilux) is only lightly engineered for overlanding. Loves Toyota in general though.
     
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  12. Feb 19, 2020 at 10:25 PM
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    He’s got a few cobwebs in his noggin at times, but yes, a land cruiser has a greater payload capacity than most trucks it’s size.
     
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  14. Feb 20, 2020 at 4:46 PM
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    i love it! I just ordered the NOCO model that he tested that was the second worst, couldn’t even start the car. So I ordered Audew as well and will send back the NOCO. Thanks!! It weighs about a pound
     
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    Never could figure out why Toyota put an inverter in the cab of the truck but not an AC receptacle. So I figured why not add one as it will probably come in handy charging a laptop, toothbrush, whatever while the truck is running. ED3AF17E-17D8-405B-9C69-4C2184759A39.jpg

    Many thanks to @Grossomotto for his ideas on exactly what receptacle to use as well as how to do this on the manual transmission truck as the AT version is a bit different.

    This thread was used to allow my outlet to have 400 watts of output even when the truck is running, overwise you’ll be limited to 100 watts. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/3rd-gen-ac-outlet-in-cab-and-400w-anytime.505598/page-5

    Here’s another good thread:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-ac-outlet-in-cab-400-watt-anytime-mod.322320/
     
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  16. Feb 23, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    Awesome! Looks like factory OEM :thumbsup:

     
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  17. Feb 23, 2020 at 3:11 PM
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    You lead the charge dude! I merely followed along
     
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  19. Feb 27, 2020 at 6:41 AM
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    Thanks for asking. I did in fact try quite hard to find steel wheels. I liked the idea of pounding a bent rim back into shape with a hammer. But couldn't find any in the right size. I thought of OEM spare wheels but they say for temporary use only. The hard part was finding the right size that would fit over the brake calipers.

    The other consideration is that steel wheels are quite a bit heavier than aluminum. I'm worrying about rotational mass affecting driveability.

    In the end I went with a American Racing Wheel that has been highly rated, doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and weighs the same as the OEM rims. One highly rated rim I considered was going to cost $450 apiece and that's just ridiculous.

    One good thing is that the Tacoma spacing/stud pattern is the same as the Toyota Hilux so if I break one then I should be able to find a similar rim fairly easily, I hope
     
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  20. Feb 29, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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    Recently finished the install of Hellwig front and rear anti-sway bars. Took about three hours to figure it out/ install as the installation guide is not super clear. But the results are great. I now have little to no sway on corners. I’d highly recommend doing this if you’re carrying a bunch of weight. Cost was about $500 for both front and rear. Almost thinking that I don’t need the Hellwig front bar. Before there was a bit of side-to-side motion and now it’s eerily flat around corners.

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    And now the completed rear sway bar installed.

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    Basically the install is to make sure that the bar to the left of my hand is parallel to the ground and the vertical shaft is perpendicular to the ground.

    Notice the 10 leaf Deaver springs in the background

    THe front install was a bit more complicated because I had to remove the front splash guard, two bolt-on frame extensions, and the existing front sway bar.
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    Here’s the frame member that needed to be removed. Unfortunately the slightly larger sway bar was rubbing on the frame member where my finger is pointing so I had to remove it and grind on the sway bar.
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    Some bolts were a little challenging
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    Overall super happy with the sway bars but did add about 20 lbs of weight.
     

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