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What Have You Done To Your 2nd Gen Tacoma Today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kwalton, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. May 13, 2020 at 10:02 PM
    Evergreen_Offroad

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    Got some rock lights wired up in the wheel wells for now

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  2. May 14, 2020 at 1:18 AM
    tacotunner06

    tacotunner06 Well-Known Member

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    Well thats not gonna happen....lmao...
     
  3. May 14, 2020 at 2:39 AM
    Toytoa4life

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    I’m thinking about doing the same thing, I have a little over 200,000 on mine. Did you use the original springs? Also what height did you set your to?
    Thanks
     
  4. May 14, 2020 at 3:49 AM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

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    That’s terrifying. Luckily putting the new coils on wasn’t quite so bad. It’s just those 700 lb boils that are really terrifying.
     
  5. May 14, 2020 at 4:27 AM
    kidsmoke

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    Nice!

    Is that a Best/supertop? how'sit living with that thing?
     
  6. May 14, 2020 at 5:34 AM
    Gruber1922

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    The SPC spring compressors are amazing. I used a shitty pair before and they were scary. These are awesome, no bending at all
     
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  7. May 14, 2020 at 5:37 AM
    wmg

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    thats a sweet job..and rig...NICE work my friend.....
     
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  8. May 14, 2020 at 5:59 AM
    Gnarbuckle85

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    Mostly Off Amazon

    4 Gauge:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K4WY8XF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Fuse Block:
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    New Relays:
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    Pretty much everything else I already had or could find at my work. For example, 18awg wire, misc nuts/bolts, (8) position terminal strip.

    I did have to buy a hydraulic lug crimpper from Harbor-freight.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/hydraulic-wire-crimping-tool-66150.html

    I am using 18awg for all my small wires.

    Also, this is by far the best diagram I have found for wiring. Found it on a TW thread but can't find the OP or thread right now:


    Hopefully this helps.
     
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  9. May 14, 2020 at 6:55 AM
    motorcyclejesse

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    It is a Bestop, and I thought the flexibility would be great but I almost never utilize it down. It's up about 99% of the time. The side windows are a bit of a pain to remove in order to fold it. More of a pain to replace, actually, so that I never want to remove them.

    At this point I'm thinking about moving to a hard-shell that will provide better protection from weather and theft. The Bestop has a few places it leaks, even just accumulating water while parked. I tried weather-sealing the corners, but eventually it leaks again.
     
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  10. May 14, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    Holy balls!! So much epic in this picture!!
     
  11. May 14, 2020 at 7:02 AM
    Kidwidataco

    Kidwidataco Yes, my avatar is a real car.

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  12. May 14, 2020 at 7:32 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Those look super nice. Having the pair would help it compress more evenly and being short "claws" would help it not bend. Will definitely keep that in mind next time.


    Thanks!
     
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  13. May 14, 2020 at 7:35 AM
    Gruber1922

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    yeah it does. The actual bar itself doesn’t bend either. And they take virtually no strength to compress them. I need to buy a pair but I rented them from autozone
     
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  14. May 14, 2020 at 8:14 AM
    NavyDiver72

    NavyDiver72 I DO ALL MY OWN STUNTS

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    Any Mods? One. Maybe two, tops...
    Take a deep breath, have a plan on how you want it done (including room for expansion in the future), take your time, and enjoy it - it's A LOT of work, but in the end it will all be worth it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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    Cheers!

    Rick
     
  15. May 14, 2020 at 8:24 AM
    NavyDiver72

    NavyDiver72 I DO ALL MY OWN STUNTS

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    Your GROUND IS CRITICAL!! Make sure you get solid, clean ground, AND you must make an effort to always use the same ground point whenever possible. If you cut corners with the ground and start to half-ass it, bad ground can and WILL turn into an absolute nightmare!

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    This is a really good option:

    https://www.amazon.com/JL-Audio-XD-MGLU-Master-Ground/dp/B002F5CUIS

    Cheers!

    Rick!
     
  16. May 14, 2020 at 8:27 AM
    Bonnie’s Squeeze

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    Looking for opinions on new grille. Below are my current grille and the new one I bought. I think the new one should should be completely black. Another option would be to paint the bezel the same color as the Tacoma (Silver Sky Metallic) and the insert black. The color as is really doesn't work. I could plastidip it all black. What do ya'll think? I might also paint the bumper cover black.

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  17. May 14, 2020 at 8:31 AM
    wmg

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    nice job..clean and neat...curious as to how you keep the AGM topped off when recharging ?
     
  18. May 14, 2020 at 8:38 AM
    wmg

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    good point grounds are most important...and that's a nice set up.....as with any 2 dis similiar metals there will be corrosion at some point, I wud assume for these a long time out, but something to check once in awhile.
     
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  19. May 14, 2020 at 8:48 AM
    cgs2k2

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    Truck looks amazing my friend. At your current bed length, would a short bed camper shell fit? That would look gnarly.
     
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  20. May 14, 2020 at 8:50 AM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man, and yes, it should. I need to double check measurements but I should be within 1" length of a short bed. A softopper would definitely fit since those are a littler more forgiving than a hard shell. For now I'm going to keep the bed open but we'll see if I can live with that. I like the dry storage a topper offers.
     
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