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Tips and Tricks on the 3rd Gen Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by AAChaoshand, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Jan 16, 2020 at 7:25 PM
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    Norsemanvike

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    I exit 15 at Gooher Canyon to get to work every day. I'll have to keep an eye out for you.
     
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  2. Jan 18, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    When I installed my Pop and Lock I wrapped most of it in some leftover self adhesive sound deadening foam that I was using in the cab to improve audio acoustics.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2020 at 6:55 AM
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    Tip for Mudflaps Rubbing the tires.

    Had to heat of my front flaps this morning due to rubbing on my 265/70/17’s. First started by heating itup and trying to push back with a big hammer and it was more making a mess of the plastic and it wasn’t staying back anyways.

    So tried heating it again, got it good an warm till it started to get almost glossy. Then I took a big piece of icey snow and just held it against the spot I wanted pushed back for a few minutes. Once it cooled down it stayed pushed back tight against the inner fender and hardened right back up. No rub now and would never notice anything was messed with.

    Kind of silly way of doing it but it worked well, just thought I would share.
     
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  4. Jan 19, 2020 at 7:07 AM
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    If you have a dog, you can lock the vehicle and leave it running so the dog can be comfortable with the AC or heater on.

    Leave truck on. Open door, lock doors. Put window down all the way. Step out. Shut door. Reach in and pull the auto window button. When you come back, open it with the key in your remote. Don't do this if you don't carry that key. Lol.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2020 at 9:08 PM
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    SOS Front bumper with winch, Dual battery, RCI bed rack, Smitty built XL, 8112's in front, King 2.5 adj in back, Armor on the way.

    Nice! I knew they did that but not why it's a good thing...Thought my passengers necks would break.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:02 AM
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    johnnyroid

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    If there are passengers in the back, they would be blocking the mirror like the headrest does, so just fold it up like it belongs....
     
  7. Jan 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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    Smashing

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    I removed mine. They're a pita when I need to use carseats
     
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  8. Jan 20, 2020 at 7:25 PM
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    Chrisdavenport2013

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    I will start by admitting I didn’t read all 155 pages of this post. But I am curious why the leaking 3rd brake light wasn’t included in the list. I am having a difficult time finding much info about what others have done. Anyone mind sharing a thread if there is one on this issue.?
     
  9. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:26 PM
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    I removed mine too, and I don’t even have kids. I rarely carry more than a front seat passenger. If I have to, I’ll put them back in.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2020 at 5:36 AM
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    I don't sit back there so what do I care about comfort lol
     
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  11. Jan 21, 2020 at 5:46 AM
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    It's not about comfort, it's about protecting the head and neck of your passenger when you get in a wreck.
     
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    Yep, exactly. Those headrests need to be altered.
     
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    Did you ever find anything? I'd love an OEM option but I've found nothing.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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  15. Jan 26, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    Thanks for that link. Interesting kits. I am leaning towards going with one of the custom write-ups I've seen, I can get it done for about $30, just trying to figure out now whether I need an inline fuse or not. Some write-ups recommend it, others don't mention a fuse at all.
     
  16. Jan 26, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    Doobfucious

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    Stock AF. My 68 Bronco and 2000 2.5RS get the mods.
    If you're debating on using a fuse, use one. Imagine your truck burning down because you cheaped out on a $2.89 inline fuse. No joke, I rationalize a lot of things by the cost of a beer while out. "Would I hesitate to order another beer?" Uh, no, just buy the damn thing, Doobie Lol. Back on task, just because you could do it yourself and save a few bucks, remember your time has a value too.
     
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  17. Jan 26, 2020 at 4:28 PM
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    Which wire would get the fuse?
     
  18. Jan 26, 2020 at 4:34 PM
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    Doobfucious

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    Stock AF. My 68 Bronco and 2000 2.5RS get the mods.
    Whatever one is bringing power into what you're doing. (Assuming you're DIY.)

    That isolates what you are doing from the rest of the truck. A great rule to go by is fuse it at 125% of normal amperage. And calculate your amperage draw using like 11.5 volts as nominal. Higher voltage will draw less power so it's an extra window of safety. Itll usually be 12.6v off and 14.7 running up to who knows what these trucks can push on demand, 15.5? I actually don't know how the charging system is controlled but I expect it charges at a high voltage to refill and tapers down depending on electrical load to save fuel. If GM did it in 2006, I expect Toyota does it now.
     
  19. Jan 26, 2020 at 5:12 PM
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    Thanks for the reply. I'll look into the wiring a bit more to determine which one gets the fuse. It won't be happening for at least 2-3 weeks so I'll have some time to get everything in order.
     
  20. Jan 26, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    I’ve had a few cars that did this (as well as be able to roll up the windows with the key fob). I actually tried it the first day I bought my truck. It doesn’t have that feature. And I looked through the options in Carista, and it’s not there either. So, no way to do it to my knowledge :(
     
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