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TripleThreat Tier3 Prerunner Build/Mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TripleThreat, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Oct 19, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    TripleThreat

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    Howdy Partners,
    I am TripleThreat and here is my modifications to my truck.

    -HID Headlights 10k H4 High & Low Flex Bi Xenon Digital Conversion Kit Headlight brand: Sportiva Mortors
    -HIDs 10k BUMPER FOG LIGHTs Xenon Kit Bumper Headlight Brand Motor Energy Auto Parts Modded to run anytime



    -Viper LED Daytime Running Lights with chrome finish
    -Dual color matched midnight black Exhaust
    -Badgeless prerunner
    -Carbon Fiber Door Handles
    -TRD (haha) Cup Holders
    -Plasti Dip Hub Caps
    -Custom Grill
    -Custom LED dashboard gauge lights
    -Carbon Fiber Oil Catch Can
    -LED 3rd Brake Light Decal/Mod TRD style
    -URD MAF Calibrator Proformance mod

    -Custom cup holders for tailgating with the laidies ;)
    Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aftermarket...orolla-S-RAV4-Tacoma-Previa-TRD-/380437561305


    -Hidden Antenna Kit

    I will slowly add to this as I put together posts


    Interior/Exterior completed:

    Near Stock 2013 Toyota Tacoma

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    Heres the Interior and Exterior now

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    Interior
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  2. Oct 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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    Cup Light Mod 2013 Toyota Tacoma

    Tools:
    -Solder tool
    -red and black wiring
    -a switch to turn them on and off
    -Drill and drill bit matching the size of the LEDs
    -Guts to do this to your cup holders

    Used this to melt holes in the rubber cup holders

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    Drill and Drill bit

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    Drilled out and ready to go
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    Now to wire them up
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    One of my favorite mods which makes any clear cup from a restaurant into Gatorade!
     
  3. Oct 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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    TripleThreat

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    TRD BED cup holder
    You get one from a marine store or ebay and then you find a place you like and drill some holes for the screws and your done. It took me 5 minutes.


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  4. Oct 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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    TripleThreat

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    Alright I went and ordered the kits for HIDs and it came with a cover above the headlight bulbs so they stay level with the bumper of the guy infront of me. It included wiring harness and when you take out the stock halogen bulbs you just install the HIDs and hook up the connectors to the stock connectors and it uses the stock halogen connectors as a signal wire to run on the lights. I modded the Fog lights to run anytime and installed them straight to my secondary fuse box for accessories. The hardest part was getting the new switch through the fire wall and and resealing it so I could drive though the water again :D and taking my dash apart to wire it up.
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    The Finished Project
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  5. Oct 20, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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    TripleThreat

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    Ok so this mod took some time and you have to be careful not to destroy your micro board but it looks amazing.

    Tools:
    -Solder Tool
    -Solder
    -Micro LEDs for your micro board
    -some skills to pay the bills... and not mess up your gauges :rolleyes:


    First you need to remove the face plate to the speedometer/dash
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    Now remove the screws and take out the speedometer/dash itself and remove the skin
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    Now use your layout and plan which LEDs your going to switch out
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    Heres what it looks like without a speedometer/dash
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    Heres all the different pieces
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    First Blue LED installed (Any color you want)
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    Heres my layout so I know which LED has been switched out and soldered
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    My side by side
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    Only took me 1 hour :cool:
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    The Finished Product
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  6. Oct 20, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    Heres my Oil Catch Can install

    I used 3/8 Fuel Line and a Carbon Fiber Oil Catch can

    Check out my install and maintence Set up I can look on my laptop for step by step instructions and play some tunes!
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    That is the PCV valve

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    Heres the hose clamps for the tube I like blue so I got blue 3/8 fuel line
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    Installing this baby in the truck
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    Installed on and has been keeping my engine clean for 6 months now

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    This is what it has collected at 2000 miles
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  7. Oct 25, 2013 at 6:01 AM
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    Floor mats, shorty antenna, brute force hybrid front bumper, ICON stage 3, method double standards, 285/75/16 KM2's, cool stickers
    Not a huge fan of cosmetic mods on Tacomas but wow your truck is super clean! And man you have a set of brass nuts to take your dash apart like that. What kind of grill are you running?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    GrillCraft TOY-1951-B 12-13 Toyota Tacoma Mesh Grille Truck Grill I got it from autogrilles but I found it on ebay for you:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GrillCraft-TOY-1951-B-12-13-Toyota-Tacoma-Mesh-Grille-Truck-Grill-1-Pc-/321217140529?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A2012%7CMake%3AToyota%7CModel%3ATacoma&hash=item4aca089731

    As for the cosmetics, to each his own I applaud anyone who takes care of their truck no matter what they do to it. Also taking the dash apart is not the hard part its the wiring thats the worst haha but I know my way around wires and engines so my only goal is to show someone how to save some money and do it themselves. On the other hand im always waiting for that one person who takes apart something and can't get it back on... :D
     
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  9. Nov 4, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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    Dude your cup holder mod hahaha that is freaking awesome man. Haven't seen anyone do that. I'm gonna have to give that a try one day when I get the balls to.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    TripleThreat

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    Yes it was actually pretty easy all my drinks turn blue haha and I have a "red" switch to make it hilarious whenever someones in the truck thier like whats the red switch do and im like don't touch it!
     
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  11. Nov 5, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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    your truck is pretty sweet. if you dont mind me asking what is the purpose of a oil catch can?
     
  12. Nov 5, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    Thanks and the general use is in turbo or supercharger applications, or high-performance race applications where excessive blow-by (leakage past the piston rings) of air and fuel vapor occurs. This creates a positive pressure in the crankcase. Engine manufactures have placed a valve on the engine block which releases this pressure. This valve is known as a PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve. During engine operation, blow-by gases, as well as oil mist from the rotating components of the engine, pass through the PCV valve and are routed back into the intake for the engine to burn off. However, some of the oil mist and other products settle along the engine intake and over time form a "gunk." The oil catch can collects the oil mist and condenses the fuel vapors while allowing "cleaner" gases to be passed back into the intake. Typically the blow-by gasses are passed through a wire mesh, which give the vapor droplets something to adhere to. Since the oil catch cans condense the vapor portion of the gasses, they will need to be drained periodically of all the oil, fuel and other things. I can't say I wasn't surprised by all the oil and unburnt fuel it collects I can say its makes bonfires a hell of a lot easier to start :headbang:
     
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  13. Nov 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    Just an update and more modifications to the truck.

    Ok I talked to Gadget and bought a URD Maf Calibrator then got it tuned and I actually don't use this anymore I went to a full new ECU upgrade for alot more but I got 35 RWHP from the MAF calibrator being the first tuning to the truck with all the performance upgrades.

    The tools are laid out and let the wire tapping begin!
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    First Set of wire taps
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    Second Tap
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    Third Wire Tap
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    I used crimp connectors for the interception of the maf wire
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    Heres the wire diagram for each of the taps and intercept of the wires.
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    One thing I was not aware of when I had the MAF calibrator is I needed a "serial port" computer to tune it
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  14. Nov 29, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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    TripleThreat

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    You can go get a decal from toyoda or anywhere else and install it but I took it two steps further to make the mod worth it.
    -Switched out bulbs for low light LEDs which are still brighter then the bulbs but not to bright.
    -Clearcoat so the decal withstands mother nature
    Warning: It is actually illegal to put anything on your brake lights I looked it up but im a home loving american that does'nt give a...:oldglory:

    First you remove the Brake Light Cover (yes my LEDs are already installed I took them off to give this step by step)
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    Now take out the crappy bulbs and install low lighting LEDs becuase bright ones will light up the car drivers face behind you :D
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    Put the Decal you selected on the 3rd brake light
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    Take it one step further with Clearcoat I sprayed it with 3 layers and didnt sand it down because its not needed it looks great and its protected from the environment!
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    Finished Product
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  15. Nov 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    I just ordered my brake light decal from steelcityairman. That's a good idea with the low hids and the clear coat I'm gonna have to do that too.
     
  16. Nov 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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    TripleThreat

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    On the truck I have 4 inch color matched true dual exhaust with a X pipe.
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  17. Nov 29, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    TripleThreat

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    If you put LEDs in the brake light it was to bright for me I had to use ones with less LEDs in them to get a clear light that could not onyl allow the person behind me to read the light but also to still be brighter and clearer then the stock bulbs. The light from the LEDs is amazing once you figure it out.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2014 at 6:46 AM
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    RadTaco914

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    Can you post pics of your exhaust setup? Very interested in doing a similar setup but, with an h-pipe. Did you keep the secondary cats? And what muffler or mufflers are you running?
     
  19. Jan 9, 2014 at 8:11 AM
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    TripleThreat

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    I did not keep any cats installed on the truck and I went with flow masters after comparing the flow rate and getting a temp weld to hear what it would sound like at low speeds and check for high speed drones. Would you still like pictures?
     
  20. Jan 9, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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    I was just curious of the space between the x pipe and mufflers.. Im thinking an h-pipe should give me some more back pressure rather than an x-pipe. Just seeing if the sound is worth the possible performance loss :confused:
     
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