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tonered's Weaksauce Taco Build and BS Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by tonered, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Nov 1, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    tonered

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    Hey, Folks.

    I wanted to stay stock, but there was no resisting the draw of modding the Taco.

    Here's where it started:
    yJwCfUPD1L3Hmj82hixqYneddWwEBoctxoLKqarz_1886a1816aa2d71ef0ca48989ef2609984bea51b.jpg

    2017 Taco Sport ACLB (non-Technology / non-Premium Packages) with the 6spd MT purchased from Rodland Toyota in Everett, WA

    Pre-Softopper:
    IMG_20191009_153958.jpg

    Here's the current situation:
    IMG_20200216_162136.jpg


    Mod List (Mostly in Order of Appearance):

    Air Dam / Chin Strap Removal
    No Bracket Front Plate Installation - see Post 15
    @Hoangde 's HAI override cable
    Debadge / Desticker
    @rrentrop 's Vinyls of to hide the interior chrome
    @micwillia 's Cubbie Covers
    Cubbie Cam Locks from Lowes
    @CaliRaisedLed Bed Stiffeners - see Post 87
    Visor Sticker Removal - see Post 130
    Hitch Shackle
    HF Tow Strap
    HF Spare Shackle
    Lund Genesis Tonneau - in storage
    Bed D Rings - see Post 87
    Toyota Front Accessory Rail
    Taco Truck Rear Window Sticker
    @FreshMexicanTaco 's Taco Sauce Only Rear Window Sticker
    Intake Charcoal Filter Removal
    Sway Bar Delete (SBD)
    Painted Center Cap Badges
    Functional Skewp Mod - see Post 6
    Front Camera
    @7r41lbr34k3r 's Custom Shift Knob and V2 Shift Boot Collar with blacked out chrome - see Post 36
    BirdDawgIndustries Rear View Mirror Riser - see Post 15
    Derped Cheesegrater Grille
    Rear Diff Breather Mod
    @FreshMexicanTaco 's V1 Dashtop Multi-Mount (DMM) with extra RAM balls and X-grips
    @MESO V4 Turn Signals
    @MESO LSP7 Switch Panel
    Clutch Accumulator Delete (ADM)
    @NoOne 's / @MESO 's Full ‘C’ Brake Light / Amber Turn Signal Mod
    Rigid Industries Diffused Flush Mount Reverse Light
    Fender Guitar Radio Knobs
    Rok Block Tailgate Seal
    Matching Front Window Tint (20%)
    RedlineGoods Shift and E Brake Boots and Center Console Cover
    Blue Sea USB Port
    Notched (coped?) 2x8s for 2nd Tier Loading - see Post 32
    Passenger Floor Mat Snaps
    Painted Steering Wheel Badge - assist from @JimmyRigged88 - see Post 19
    Scuba Tank Mount for AoB
    Peerless Auto-Trac Tire Chains (need to sell / for 265/65R17s)
    @OVTune - Current Tune: Edited Version 7 of 04B14 SFOB Prem OL on 92 octane
    Subaru Kicker Dash Speakers
    Pre-Axle Dump with Downturn Tip - see Post 18
    AoB Switches
    Bolt Hitch Pin
    Tailgate Security Bracket
    @lapoltba 's 2Lo Mod (2LM)
    Bike Mounts - Homemade
    Fire Extinguisher Mount
    @YF_Ryan 's Tailgate Chain Mod - see Post 32
    @Shellshock 's DIY Deflator / Inflator - see Post 86
    Bed Mat - SB and cut for D-rings and Stiffeners - see Post 87
    Faux Pro Grille - in storage
    24in Driver Side and 22in Passenger Side Wipers
    LED Fog Lights
    Laminex Yellow Fog Light Protectors
    265/70R17 SL Wildpeaks
    Faux Pro Intake - HPS Intake Tube 57-1600-BLK and TRD PTR03-35160-AE Flow Accelerator - see Post 98
    Softopper with blacked out rails and fittings - see Post 67
    3rd Brake Light for Softopper - see Post 16
    Bed lights - see Post 17
    Rally Armor Universal Mud Flaps
    Clear Vinyl for Top of Tailgate
    HF Motorcycle Carrier - see Post 34
    Rear Camera Anytime finally wired in
    4WD Knob Mod - dechromed and no push for 4Lo - see Post 25
    @7r41lbr34k3r 's V2 Shift Boot Collar - see Post 36
    Viair 300P with Automatic Mod (VAM) - see Post 73
    TRD Skid - see Post 57
    Winch Receiver Plate - see Post 58
    Instrument Panel Speaker Delete - see Post 132
    @MESO Flip Fob - see Post 135
    Drivers Side Grab Handle
    OR / Pro Tow Hook
    License Plate Light Off in Reverse Harness - see Post 152


    Any questions, lemme know.

    Have a good one,

    tony
     
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  2. Nov 1, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    Reserved.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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  4. Nov 1, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    ArmandHammer83 This truck is AMAZING

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    1. what does the functional hood skewp mod do / look like from front and underneath?
    2. what is the override cable?
    any more plans or just cosmetic?
     
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  5. Nov 1, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    Thanks!

    It cleans up the signature line. :D
     
  6. Nov 1, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    1. I quickly got tired of slush and car wash soap coming out of the Skewp and splashing the windshield right in my line of sight. So, I cut off the back of the unpainted section. It has been great since.

    Skewp 2.jpg

    Skewp 1.jpg

    The orange clip was not noticeable, but I did eventually painted it black.


    2. It is the head unit override cable so that all functions are available all the time. It was mainly to get the front camera and anytime rear camera.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...e-navigation-override-smartphone-mirr.501617/


    In my mind, the mods so far have been mostly functional, just not on the true crawling order yet. I do have plenty of plans, just spacing out the costs.

    -- Tank and hitch skids - I am bouncing around the idea of the RCI bumper
    -- Sliders
    -- Winch - the SSO Slimline is neat, but a rear winch ability has me thinking
    -- Rear locker

    The one thing is that I have not really found the limits just yet other than the stock tires.
     
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  7. Nov 1, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Katzkins, sport hood, 17"×8.5" SCS Ray10 matte gunmetal wheels with BFG KO2 265/70/17 tires, heavily modified Mobtown bed bars, tinted windows, Mesojdm OR taillights, TRD Pro skid plate, ADS Ext Suspension, TRD Pro shift knob, TRD Pro Rigid fog lights, TRD Pro grille, passenger smart handle, SSO Slimline bumper with Warn M8000 synthetic winch, TC bed stiffeners, RCI hidden hitch rear bumper
    I didn't see "exhaust chop" in this list.

    Also, I highly endorse the above mods. I love my SSO Slimline (with Warn M8000) and my RCI rear bumper. You'll gain massive clearance by removing the stock hitch. The added reverse lights are another huge benefit.
     
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  8. Nov 1, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    Oh shit! Thanks for that reminder. Updating!


    Yes. I am using a Rigid flush mount with the Full "C" mod. It works great. Having two on the RCI would be even better.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    Katzkins, sport hood, 17"×8.5" SCS Ray10 matte gunmetal wheels with BFG KO2 265/70/17 tires, heavily modified Mobtown bed bars, tinted windows, Mesojdm OR taillights, TRD Pro skid plate, ADS Ext Suspension, TRD Pro shift knob, TRD Pro Rigid fog lights, TRD Pro grille, passenger smart handle, SSO Slimline bumper with Warn M8000 synthetic winch, TC bed stiffeners, RCI hidden hitch rear bumper
    Well, if you decide to pull the trigger, I highly recommend getting it from truckbrigade.com @Truck Brigade

    They don't collect tax and shipping is free. I got mine in exactly 2 weeks from order to delivery.
     
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  10. Nov 1, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    Nice! Will do.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    Oh, and I might recommend getting it bare metal and having it powdercoated locally. Avoid any risk of transit damage. I think you could get it done for about $150.
     
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  12. Nov 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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    Exactly. I would just derp or spray it at home. I know you struggled with your rack and all the other PC issues on armor that get posted.
     
  13. Nov 13, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    you have the BirdDawgIndustries Rear View Mirror Riser??

    How did you make it fit? I got one and it is too tall so the mirror points at armrest instead of being useful :(
     
  14. Nov 13, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    you screw the plate right into the plastic?
     
  15. Nov 18, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    Sorry that I missed these posts.

    I was able to adjust the pivots. Lemme find the pics. I'll add them here.

    Here they are:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/3rd-gen-rear-view-mirror-relocation.459684/page-4#post-17503098

    IMG_20180330_161638.jpg

    IMG_20180330_161645.jpg

    Yes. I drilled new holes in the plate to match the existing holes in the bumper, then added two new holes in the bottom to secure it.

    Just in case, this was the best picture that I have of it:
    upload_2019-11-20_13-37-39.jpg

    Since then, I replaced the rusty drywall screws with SS ones.
     
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  16. Dec 5, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    Softopper 3rd Brake Light Mod:
    IMG_20191204_163929.jpg

    IMG_20191204_164912.jpg

    Using:

    12V LED Strip:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MNCASKK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    2in Wide One Wrap:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I0TTVVC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    1in would be sufficient to hold this puppy in place.

    I had some SAE connectors lying around, so it was no big deal. I tapped the left brake light and routed it through a small gap between the bed and rail.
     
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  17. Dec 7, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    Mood lighting :rofl: with LED strip leftovers:
    IMG_20191206_164844.jpg

    Powered when needed with my jump pack.
     
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  18. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    Axle dump pics.

    This didn't start out well due to the thick metal gauge and my first failed HF tool:
    IMG_20190226_153810.jpg

    The better solution (I wish it was a mandrel bend):
    IMG_20190227_170427.jpg

    IMG_20190928_104446.jpg
     
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  19. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    One of my favorite mods because it is seen every day, yet blends into the background unlike the shitty chrome:
    IMG_20181201_154024.jpg
     
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  20. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    pdip? i like that one. haven't done anything with the chrome inside yet. waiting on MESO.
     
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