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Watch Me Bolt Crap on to my Taco

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by travisw87, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Jan 31, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    travisw87

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    Well I figure I better start this thread before I forget lol. Picked up a Quicksand 2017 TRD OffRoad 4x4 with prem/tech package in Auto Trans, last week. The end goal (is there ever and end? Probably Not..)I do not have piles of $$$ sitting around so it will probably move a little slower than some. So, without further ado, I give to you my Taco in its exact nature that I purchased it. Will update as we go along. Thank you for tuning in!

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    I did add a screen protector and photochopped me up a picture for the startup and screen off

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  2. Jan 31, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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  3. Feb 1, 2017 at 9:09 PM
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    getting some small stuff out of the way..... bed mat and TRD Pro knob came in from Toyota today.... and also replaced every bulb I could with LED (actually waiting how the reverse and brake/rear turn signal bulbs they will be here tomorrow)

    Here is a list of all the bulbs I ordered for each light just in case anyone is wondering:

    Low Beams: H11 , https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VNBDWPK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    High Beams: H9 , https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXKF8XV/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Fogs: H11 , https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SZK26T0/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Front Turn Signals: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PGRGSH6/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Cab Map Lights / License Plate: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MAG6RMM
    Cab Dome Light: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZKTXJA4/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Brake / Rear turn signals (you will need 4 total of these bulbs): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019JAQJJC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Reverse Lights: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K3GBRQ2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    I only have pics of the low beams because I lost a piece to one of the high beam bulbs so I have to get that piece replaced then I will get pics with high beams. I had these OPT7 bulbs in the low beams on my last car also and they were great, never had any issue with them, and rarley ever had to even use my brights! :thumbsup:


    Bed Mat put in:
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    TRD Pro knob in:

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    Halogen bulb on the left, OPT7 LED on the right:

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    few pics showing the LED headlights, this is on low beam only:

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    and a shot of the interior LED after:

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    Next will probably be WeatherTech floor mats, some nice quality seat covers, and a TRD Pro Grille......on the fence about TRD Pro headlights and taillights, not sure if I feel like they are worth it to me yet or not .... after all the small things are out of the way I will get into the more expensive items lol

    thanks for looking!!:goingcrazy:
     
  4. Feb 3, 2017 at 5:49 AM
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    How are your Opt7 headlights treating you? I am wanting to get some LED headlights but I am weary because I don't want to short or burn anything up... is there any dangerous associated with retrofitting LEDs instead of normal halogen head lights? Sorry if this is a broad question, I am not very familiar with led headlights. Thanks they look great!
     
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  5. Feb 3, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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    The OPT7 bulbs are amazing, i had them in my 2013 Fusion, we have them in my wife's 2015 Focus and a buddy of mine has them in his 2013 Focus, and have never had a single issue! ... love them so far in the Taco, they are a direct plug and play replacement of your H11 halogen bulbs. Took my about 10 minutes to install them :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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    Can you hear the fans run with the opt7 LEDs? Kind of curious if that would be a new noise to deal with.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2017 at 7:49 PM
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    the ONLY time I ever hear them is if the truck is completely off and there is no other sound .. if the radio is on or truck is idling you cannot hear them
     
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  8. Feb 6, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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  9. Feb 7, 2017 at 8:53 PM
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    I had these bulbs on my 15 renegade... I test fit them on the new taco and they don't clear the ledge on the drivers side? Did u remove The Whole housing?
     
  10. Feb 10, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    Nope, just very carefully slipped them in, i will get a picture of driver and passenger side tomorrow.... i did have to undo the windshield washer fluid resevior on the passenger side to fit my hand in there
     
  11. Feb 10, 2017 at 9:39 PM
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    Yeah couldn't get it to fit... I ordered a much shallower one and it was tight then too.. looks way better. Only did the drivers light last night. Nice to know that I gotta remove thst ahead of time.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    Thats wierd, i got mine in just fine without removing anything
     
  14. Feb 12, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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    Here are the H11 OPT7 bulbs i used and they fit just fine

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    Bye bye chrome grill. Was going to do the TRD Pro grill but then I was like everyone has that and I am definitley not spending $500 on a piece of freaking plastic. So doing it myself. Spent a day of time and about $20 on paint :thumbsup:

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    Grill is back together and on :thumbsup: loving it

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    Looks like that came out real nice. One of the better grill paint jobs I've seen!
     
  18. Feb 12, 2017 at 1:46 PM
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    Thanks!
     
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    grill looks great. I have been inspired to do mine as well. Everyone on here seems to have good results. Also with the dip it comes off easy. I also can not spend that crazy money for a pro or any other grill really. I hate the chrome so much so I will just at least make a attempt.
     
  20. Feb 12, 2017 at 4:35 PM
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    It was very easy to do :D
     
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