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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 9:56 PM
    DG92071

    DG92071 Well-Known Member

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    I was officially offered a deal on some tires, the timing couldn't be worse, but I'm going to have to buy these. It's too good of a deal to pass up. I'll have to do more cutting on the truck. My BFG KO 37's are probably 1 1/2" shorter than the Goodyears. Anyone have any feedback after owning this model of Goodyear tires?
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  2. Aug 3, 2020 at 10:12 PM
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 Vehicle Design Engineer

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    Some of these comparisons are what I was referring to. Some do seem like the AlphaRex are much brighter, look at the screenshot below from the video of AlphaRex left vs Morimoto right. The AlphaRex product looks much brighter, but the light intensity is completely in the wrong place, foreground light should be limited with a smooth transition to highest peak intensity at the top of the pattern cut off. AlphaRex has it completely backward, ridiculous amounts of foreground light which will harm distance vision and reduce distance projection, which is the entire point of the headlight. It will look impressive from the drive seat for sure, as people intrinsically favor foreground light, but that isn't how it is supposed to work. The pictures clearly show Morimoto as the better engineered pattern. And this is why lighting can be so confusing, brighter isn't better unless it is brighter in the right place. This picture shows AlphaRex has it in the wrong place, which actually makes the headlight significantly worse even though it is brighter, and even though it will have a positive initial impression and look great in photos.

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  3. Aug 3, 2020 at 10:57 PM
    Xx Ares xX

    Xx Ares xX Well-Known Member

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    Good info to consider, for anyone in the market. Thanks for the insight.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2020 at 11:04 PM
    Taco-Obsessed

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    Congratulations
     
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  5. Aug 3, 2020 at 11:06 PM
    Taco-Obsessed

    Taco-Obsessed Wildlife Peeping Tom

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    So it begins :devil:
     
  6. Aug 3, 2020 at 11:08 PM
    Taco-Obsessed

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    I have this one for my locker and love it. It is a tad slow to air up 315s, but does the job just fine.
     
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  7. Aug 3, 2020 at 11:12 PM
    Taco-Obsessed

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    Congratulations. Best color too :bananadance: says a guy with the same color.
     
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  8. Aug 4, 2020 at 4:01 AM
    fasteddieyj

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    Did you pull that by yourself? If so how bad is it? The rear seems pretty straightforward and doable, just not sure about the front.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2020 at 4:02 AM
    Kuntrykid

    Kuntrykid Tacoholics R Us

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    Not sure exactly but check where's my stimulus on irs website. Like where's my refund.. mine got sent to old bank account that was supposed to be closed so had to wait an extra month to receive it. Helped alot w/ bills since gf was out of work atm.
     
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  10. Aug 4, 2020 at 4:06 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    It’s tricky but not too bad. I used a strap around each mounting arm and the floor jack under the pumpkin. Just took it slow lowering it a little at a time. This is my second time pulling it alone.
     
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  11. Aug 4, 2020 at 4:29 AM
    Casper66

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    You doing ok down there with all this weather?
     
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  12. Aug 4, 2020 at 4:43 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Yeah, lost power for a few min but other than that it’s fine. Had some tornado warnings and a bunch of wind but it’ll pass soon enough
     
  13. Aug 4, 2020 at 5:09 AM
    Rick_Taco

    Rick_Taco I'll do it myself

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    Like @EatSleepTacos with the new crush washer and just make sure its tight to start with.

    My only thing to add if someone didn't already. Make sure you can get the fill plug loose before you drain it. You will really be in a mess if its seized up and you drain all the fluid out.
     
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  14. Aug 4, 2020 at 6:50 AM
    GARSHA91

    GARSHA91 YES, that is me on that Facebook group

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    Alright so i have a dual battery set up and i have the accessories running off the aux battery but it only allows this when the isolator pops on since i have the cole hearse one. anyway around this without breaking the bank?

    And before you quote the threads I posted there and have yet to receive a response
     
  15. Aug 4, 2020 at 10:02 AM
    cmoterboat

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    If i can chime in too... 95% of day to day activities the topper is a real plus. Especially if it locks up decently. I have a much more secure aluminum contractor style topper and it has made a world of a difference in how safe i feel parking my truck in busy areas when i’m traveling.

    plus never having to tie anything down, worry about dogs jumping out, it just makes life easier.
     
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  16. Aug 4, 2020 at 10:04 AM
    cmoterboat

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    Part number for the charcoal canister? Is that for the emissions stuff on the drivers side of the engine?

    Also what kind of snorkel are you adding?
     
  17. Aug 4, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    WestCoastBestCoast

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    so I decided I might as well just change it out. Seemed like this was the right oil. Weird thing is though, it says the LSD additive is already in it? Or should I still add the additive from the dealer?
     
  18. Aug 4, 2020 at 10:37 AM
    jproffer

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    I'll answer because you quoted me, but mine doesn't take additive at all, so I couldn't answer your question except to say that I can't answer your question. Sorry man. EST or Rick should be able to tell you...I'm sure they'll get the same notification I did when I came on here.
     
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  19. Aug 4, 2020 at 10:52 AM
    WestCoastBestCoast

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    No worries!
     
  20. Aug 4, 2020 at 10:59 AM
    deekyn

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    So there I was contemplating what I want to spend money on the truck. New winch? Have to convince the wife. Hammer hangers? Fridge slide?

    Haha jokes on me. Turns out my steering rack is shot. Even if I sort that shit out on my own, those bitches ain’t cheap. Bye bye ideas for fun things to buy the truck. :angrygirl:
     

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