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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. Aug 3, 2020 at 5:55 PM
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 Vehicle Design Engineer

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    Ive seen them, but not tested them. Difficult to say for certain, but from online comparisons to Morimoto in 3rd Gen form and many online photos the beam pattern looks sub-par, too much foreground light and not enough distance light. The peak intensity in the pattern looks way to low, when it should be right up at the cut off.
     
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  2. Aug 3, 2020 at 6:25 PM
    WestCoastBestCoast

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    Welp just found out I don’t own a socket big enough for it. Looks like it’s a 21 or 21mm, biggest I own is 19. Gotta go to the hardware store in the morning. For now, I cleaned it and put cardboard under to see how bad it is.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2020 at 6:27 PM
    srspicer

    srspicer Paint it black

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    They look fantastic, just way too expensive. They change the whole look of the truck for the better.
     
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  4. Aug 3, 2020 at 6:28 PM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

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    It’s 24mm. The deep impact socket set from harbor freight has one. Pretty inexpensive set. Good luck!
     
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  5. Aug 3, 2020 at 6:28 PM
    FreshPots

    FreshPots "Spared no expense"

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    Never enough
    If they did I'd order right now
     
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  6. Aug 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM
    FreshPots

    FreshPots "Spared no expense"

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    Never enough
    Oh sweet jesus please hurry! Headlights and a grill upgrade are in the future!
     
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  7. Aug 3, 2020 at 7:26 PM
    Xx Ares xX

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    I don’t think you can go wrong with either. They are both really nice. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Aug 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM
    prone2xl

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    @lenoxluda How long did it take u and what pattern did u go with from them ? Looks great man. Is the thread black also? Was considering a dark gray stitching maybe
     
  9. Aug 3, 2020 at 7:46 PM
    trdtacojef

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  10. Aug 3, 2020 at 8:10 PM
    Toysareus

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    키스 내 엉덩이 Hôn vào ass của tôi.
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    Philrab

    Philrab Curator of useless knowledge

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    Bunch of Basic Taco mods.
    Manual trans has no temp sensor. So, no.

    Also much less risk of overheating heavy weight gear lube vs much thinner ATF.
     
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  12. Aug 3, 2020 at 8:19 PM
    trdtacojef

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    Don’t forget to get the fill port opened first!
     
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  13. Aug 3, 2020 at 8:42 PM
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    Sorry, before I go deep diving on TW... Do you know what size or where to get the crush washer?
     
  14. Aug 3, 2020 at 8:45 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Hunterdc1

    Hunterdc1 Propane and propane accessories

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    Finally getting around to doing my 5100/885 AAL set up after it sitting in my garage since Christmas. But I've got new hubs/bearings going on up front as well. Slow moving when its just you and it's Florida in the summer :bananadead:

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  17. Aug 3, 2020 at 9:30 PM
    DG92071

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    I have yet to receive the first one. I don't know who/what agency to contact.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2020 at 9:31 PM
    Xx Ares xX

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    Mucho respect @crashnburn80

    I went from the old Spyder projector Headlights with an HID Retrofit, to the AlphaRex and I can tell you, from driving around town, that it is like night and day. From a practical standpoint, these light are very bright/clear and a definite upgrade to stock and other off-the-shelf options. Not to mention the quality. In my opinion, these are the first aftermarket headlights that are as good, if not better, than OEM.

    Now I have not retrofitted my OEM lights with Morimoto projectors but I found some videos that compare Morimoto to AlphaRex and there respective technologies. Please compare for your self but it's pretty clear to me, that I made the right choice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qLm6Vyyvwo&t
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKszEhol4Ok
     
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  19. Aug 3, 2020 at 9:43 PM
    MaverickXJ

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    Purchased it!

    2013 TRD OR DC SB. Pretty clean... was traded for a new Tacoma and my buddy at the dealership gave me a heads up. Excited to start a build and have the good ole 4.0 again.

    Already ordered TRD pro style headlights and grille insert... now to color match the surround and take it wheelin.

    87E00316-CE52-4124-894B-157DAF693A15.jpg
     
  20. Aug 3, 2020 at 9:48 PM
    taco912

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    I tried all kinds of made up pieces and finally went and bought the Harbor Freight Master Ball Joint kit ($60 with coupon). Used several of the pieces doing my BJ's and bushings. Edit: The kit had exactly what was needed for the lower BJ removal.

    Well worth it.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/master-ball-joint-adapter-set-14-pc-63725.html
     
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