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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. Feb 25, 2021 at 10:39 AM
    FreshPots

    FreshPots "Spared no expense"

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    Never enough
    Walked passed it at home depot. Over with door hinges and stuff. 5 bucks and some misc hardware from the garage. Works great. Got lucky with the openings being pretty much perfect.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2021 at 11:03 AM
    Kidwidataco

    Kidwidataco Yes, my avatar is a real car.

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    ACLB 6 SPEED, Suspension: Bilstein 5100's (F/R) OME 884'S (Front) Wheelers Offroad 3 leaf progressive AAL Wheelers Superbumps (F/R) Wheels and Tires: Method NVs (17") (white powdercoated beadlook bolts, Meso TRD center caps) 285/70r/17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrax (Load D) "Performance": AFE CAI with custom powdercoated white filter cover MBRP Exhaust Brakes: Stoptech Slotted Rotors TRD ceramic pads Wheelers offroad SS brakelines (Front) Interior: Kenwood DD headunit Oem Subaru Kicker Tweeters Alpine 6x9 (Front) & 6.5 (rear) (With Taco tunes speaker mounts) Alpine 500 watt amp Sound Deadening (Doors, Rear "wall") ODI Rouge Shift Knob Weather Tech Mats Painted/wrapped trim pieces Console Safe Console Vault Gridx Organizer Aliengear Holster Mount Ram Phone Mount Full LED interior Lighting Meso Customs dual color map lights Coverking Neoprene seat covers (Black) Wet Okale center console cover (Black) 1" Seat Raisers (Driver & Passenger) Chinese special climate control and 4x4 knobs Back Up Camera Lighting: Retrofits (Mini H1's, RGB Halos, 5500k Bulbs)(Lenses wrapped in self healing PPF) Diode Dynamics SS3 Max (Yellow) Fogs Anytime fog mod Rigid Industries E series 32" Combo bar (spot/flood) Rigid DD-SS (side shooter) Pro (flood) LED Reverse, brake, turn signal, parking lights and license plate lights Armor: Apex All Pro sliders BPF steel skid plate Bigass Trailer Hitch Camping/Storage: Leer canopy LED interior lighting Sleeping platform (Storage underneath) Removable snowboard Yakima mounts Extra D rings in bed (6 total) Custom Powder coated white snow shovel with custom bedrail mounts Amazon special Traction Boards with custom bedrail mounts Hi Lift 48" Jack with custom Rail mounts to accommodate my sleeper set up Other: All pro Bed Stiffeners Relentless Fab tailgate panel TRD sport graphics (Turd Gen spec) Anti Sun glare hood scoop wrap (Satin Black) Custom Grille with Homertaco letters (TOYOTA) 4 Hella supertones ECGS needle bearing 2 patches (for now) BPF shackle mount (With smittybuilt shackle (custom white) Tinted windows (Front/Rear + Full canopy)(18%) Tinted Taillights Meso Gasshole Locking Gas Cap AVS inchannel window visors Diff Breather Kit 2012-2015 Turn signal/folding mirrors
    Booooo, post pics from KOH
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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    1SHADEofGREY15 Well-Known Member

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    Dipped my shift knob. Just wanted to see how it looked while I wait for my AJT Design V3 shift knob.

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  4. Feb 25, 2021 at 11:25 AM
    Andy Standard

    Andy Standard To the Window, to the Mall. All the Tacomas Crawl

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    Relentless Fabrication Hybrid Front Bumper, Sliders from Ghost Ship, Brute Force Fab High Clearance Rear Bumper, OEM Roof Rack, BedSlide S, Billie Bars, TuffStuff 4x4 Alpha II RTT, Countersteer X from FN Wheels, Nitto Ridge Grapplers in 285/75-17, Weathertech digital floor mats, FX-R retrofit projectors with 5000k HID, BD S8 30in bar, Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro, G4 Elite cover, Wet Okole seat covers, Flyzeye LED light, Bed Light LED kit, All in one key from Neneago
    Finally installed a dash cam. Bought Dongar technologies cable so I wouldn’t have to run a long wire around the windshield. My backup cam still works with this unit.

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  5. Feb 25, 2021 at 12:32 PM
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    Bilstein 5100’s With OME 288. 2inch blocks with freedom off-road extended shocks.
    What’s the name of the dash cam you have? Looks pretty slick.
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:36 PM
    SilverJack

    SilverJack no one

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  7. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:44 PM
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    Mods are currently being changed .....
    Wheel bearings and brakes today! Had these things sitting around for about a year and a half now. Finally decided to do it since developing some new noises. 3 out of the 4 brake pads looked fine. The 4th seems to have something going on. Not sure why it got so rusty.

    Also want to bleed the brakes and get fresh fluid in there. I'll wait on some help for that though.

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  8. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    So today I did the locking bed storage mod. It took like 20 minutes and I got to use the bed outlet.
     
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  9. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:21 PM
    Northbound_Taco

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    RCI skids/armor, OME 90021's with 887 springs Dakar HD, SPC UCA, 16" TRD PRO rims/ 265/75/16 Cooper ST MAXX, custom bed drawers, SS3 Pro fogs, Sherpa Roof Rack, Tuff Stuff RTT
    Are those Powerstop? I just picked up some disks cheap from a local. Did my breaks less then 2 years ago so now I'm going to be in the same boat. Waiting a couple years to install.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    PyritePirateBill Well-Known Member

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    I believe you have the left rotor on the right side and the right on the left side
     
  11. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:50 PM
    Chris(NJ)

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    Mods are currently being changed .....
    this was a stoptech kit
     
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  12. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:51 PM
    Chris(NJ)

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    nope, it’s correct
     
  13. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:04 PM
    Chris(NJ)

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  14. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:05 PM
    PyritePirateBill

    PyritePirateBill Well-Known Member

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    Just looked it up. You're correct. Stoptech's venting makes them correct while most other brands are the other direction
     
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  15. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:06 PM
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    No worries. Appreciate you looking out :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:08 PM
    whatstcp

    whatstcp currently drunk so don't listen to me

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    King + Archive Relocation Wheeler's bumps +hydros
    happened to me and I'm pretty sure it was due to some mudding I did that year and a nice clog was trapped and caused retained moisture and rust. Now if there's mud on the trail I wait till the brakes are cooled off once I'm home and give them a nice rinse through the wheel and from underneath the front. Just go for a drive around the block after so the brakes can dry and not rust
     
  17. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    No problem. I've been a suspension tech for 40+ years and that's the first I've seen that. I've never run Stoptech tho. I have the Powerstop brand which is the other way.
     
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  18. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:21 PM
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    As of yesterday the bank no longer owns my truck. That last payment is a good feeling :D

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    Next step it's time to re-gear.
     
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  19. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:22 PM
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    Congratulations.... Best mod ever...
     
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  20. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:30 PM
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    Lift, wheels/tires, Snugtop
    Yeah, I quoted myself to keep things in context. Weird flex, right?

    Anyway, while I just haven't been able to make it out to the mountains for some nicer pics, I did get a little driveway time.

    Here's the panel. I need to re-fab the filler trim panel behind the switch panel to properly fill those gaps. I have no idea why I didn't use the cupholders themselves (which fit perfectly into that gap) as a template but I do have more ABS and a head to get it done... now... I found a nice switched source that clearly would go to a switch by the driving lights on a more equipped vehicle. It's nice because it turns off all the 'always-on' blue marker lights and voltmeter as soon as I open the door along with the rest of the switchgear. I could avoid illuminating the switch markers (the thin blue illumination at the top of the switch) but I've found it is much easier to keep them glowing to find quickly and hit the correct light switch).

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    The larger square illuminates when the switch is flipped, and I don't think there's any way around that except to get into the switch itself and disable the LED. The switch panel came with some decals to put over those (some glow) and I suspect I'll be doing that at some point.

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    And this is generally how it looks to my eye when I'm driving.

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    The panel is solid, being framed in an aluminum plate with countersinks for the fasteners at each corner. It's wired through 15A circuit breakers which can be reset with the little nubs. There's two USB ports, a 12VDC port and the voltmeter. Handy, though the voltmeter isn't all that accurate run from the wiring I chose; close enough for my needs though and it wasn't worth the trouble of running a wire directly from the battery. It isn't the greatest switch panel ever, but for the money I can't complain and it can be configured a few different ways; all the switches, outlets, and the voltmeter can be flipped around as needed.

    Here's the overall light assortment on the truck. Two fogs up front, ditch lights at the lower corners of the windshield, the spots in the center of the cap with the floods bookending them. You can make out the side-light side-shooters and then there's the one light bar at the aft end of the rack.

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    This shows how the wiring was routed up to the top of the cap. All the connections are waterproof, with some quick disconnect waterproof connectors for the light bar and the basket for quick removal of either or both as necessary.

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    And a view from the rear to show off the light bar.

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    So there ya go. If you didn't catch the first post (quoted) it goes into some detail on the quality of the lights, patterns, color, etc. They aren't going to compare to BD, DD, or KC lights, but then again I'm not racing and they light the hell out of the areas I'll be in and meet all my needs for the speeds and visibility limitations of my intended routes. I expect that one day I'll treat myself to way too much light for my needs, but for now these will be just fine and they aren't breaking the bank at all. If you go to my build thread, I've listed all the lights to be found on Amazon.
     
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