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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. Apr 14, 2021 at 7:48 PM
    T.Barn

    T.Barn Well-Known Member

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    Got the bumper on tonight. I was over thinking a way to mount the bedsides in order to prevent them from flapping and a friend came up with a great idea while we were texting about it. Left a tab from the original bedside behind and tapped it into the wing on the bumper. Very solid hold. Still have some adjusting to do and mounting of the license plate but so happy with the way it looks. Such a solid piece.

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  2. Apr 14, 2021 at 8:11 PM
    fatfurious2

    fatfurious2 IG: great_white_taco

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    ah ok. Yea I think someone else did it. I have a 2012+ lower console to go in, but I dont want to do all of that work without replacing my radio too. I have a tech deck also haha.
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2021 at 8:22 PM
    bagleboy

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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    The center console front and rear pieces do come out without removing any of the dash panels. The HVAC controls also just pop out and both the green and green/white wires (dash illumination +/- ) are on the plugs there. To get the stereo out you have to start at the door threshold and remove it, the dead pedal, the kick panel, the lower dash panel, and the instrument panel plus both center console pieces to remove the radio and it’s surround. Everything overlaps.
     
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  4. Apr 14, 2021 at 8:30 PM
    wi_taco

    wi_taco Well-Known Member

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    Black TRD shift knob to remove more silver/chrome. Actually a useful mod to remove that stupid glare on the windshield from the OE silver shifter. Physically smaller too so it doesn't get in the way.

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  5. Apr 14, 2021 at 8:31 PM
    fatfurious2

    fatfurious2 IG: great_white_taco

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    Im not so worried about the hvac controls, but swapping an 09-11 lower center console with a 12-15 requires alot. I knew about the speedo surrounds, and the glove box side, but not the lower kick panel and the dead panel.

    Its ok, i haven't figured out a new head unit yet, so ill be ok delaying more hah
     
  6. Apr 14, 2021 at 8:51 PM
    SteelCooked

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    Can you let me know how you wired this in more detail? I would also like to wire a CH4X4 switch and make it dimmable. Did you tap off another switch's power?

     
  7. Apr 14, 2021 at 8:54 PM
    powder1134

    powder1134 Well-Known Member

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    Ordered BAMF sliders, got the shipping confirmation for my Custom Car Grill, and got the vantop dashcam/rear view mirror kit delivered. Just waiting on the mount to make the looong trip overseas.
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2021 at 9:29 PM
    waxwingedgambler

    waxwingedgambler Well-Known Member

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    Installed a Prinsu Cab Rack today. It's not much, but it made me happy.

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  9. Apr 14, 2021 at 9:52 PM
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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    Any switch that dims already has the illumination wires.
    Dash illumination is green for positive(hot with headlights on) and green/white for negative. You don’t want to use the dash illumination green wire for switch power, only for led+. Negative is actually a floating ground not connected to the chassis. Tacoma’s dim by varying voltage on the negative side. Al you really need to know though is the green for positive and green/white for negative. Your CH4X4 switch should have instructions color coding those switch wires along with a 12V supply wire(typically from a fuse tap on the interior fuse panel) and the wire to your accessory or wire to trigger a relay.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2021 at 1:47 AM
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    There are two junction blocks (J2, J3) where the power and ground side of the illumination circuit are.
    I bought two terminal repair wires and used an empty slot in each to get my switches to light up.

    J2 J3 junction.jpg
    J2 J3 location.jpg
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2021 at 3:28 AM
    bagleboy

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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    Excellent!
    Got a part number on those terminals?
     
  12. Apr 15, 2021 at 4:01 AM
    T.Barn

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    Got the license plate lights wired up this morning. So happy with this bumper.
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  13. Apr 15, 2021 at 4:13 AM
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    What 3rd brake light are you using? I'll be looking to do something similar in the not to distant future.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2021 at 4:38 AM
    T.Barn

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    I ended up using this:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0140XMI1Q?ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

    Wired it up to where it stays on with lights and lights up brighter when the brakes are applied.
     
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  15. Apr 15, 2021 at 6:10 AM
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    3" Toytec ULK 285/75-16 BFG KO2 Verge FN Wheels DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, BFG KO2 285/75-16, FNWheels Verge, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR, C4 Fabrication Lo-Pro Bumper, Relentless Fab Frame Reinforcements, Warn 9.5XP-S Winch, Baja Designs S8 20" Lighbar, Off-Grid Engineering Dual Battery Tray, Odessey 35-PC1400 Batteries, BlueSea ML-ACR


    Green - to your source power
    Red 1 - to your load/device
    Red 2 - to dark green dash illumination wire (found in various places) 12v
    Black - to green w/ white stripe. This is the dimmer wire 0-12v.
     
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  16. Apr 15, 2021 at 6:13 AM
    MikefromCT

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    OME Bp-51; Relentless Armor
    Upgraded to 33s and bronze wheels.

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  17. Apr 15, 2021 at 6:14 AM
    Aardvark13

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    doopity doo.. gettin places..
    I have really enjoyed my Vantop, I had no visibility out the back with my camper shell and tint at nearly every level going back. Now I have better visibility than if I had no cap at all..
     
  18. Apr 15, 2021 at 6:50 AM
    kidsmoke

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    is there a thread about this somewhere? Looks worthwhile.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2021 at 7:04 AM
    Vaspence

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    What size tires are those?
     
  20. Apr 15, 2021 at 7:12 AM
    dpele

    dpele Eh.

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    Just curious why that is one of your first mods?
    I think a roof rack will be one of my last mods.
     

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