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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 25, 2021 at 11:27 AM
    bagleboy

    bagleboy Well-Known Member

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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    I swapped the sick green led for white in mine. You may find them either brighter or dimmer with a different color. There’s a resistor associated with each and every led in the truck and they’re pretty easy to swap. The lock button pulls off/snaps back on and after that you can remove all the screws through the printed circuit board to access the top side where the led and resistor are.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2021 at 11:36 AM
    bagleboy

    bagleboy Well-Known Member

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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    I’d like to see somebody bend the fairing to match the windshield. The top edge would need to be cut with a curve instead but I think it would look even better.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2021 at 12:29 PM
    ardrummer292

    ardrummer292 Resisting G.A.S.

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    Overbuilt daily driver
    I'm basically a firefighter now.





    Amerex 2.5 lb extinguishers, Halotron (for my truck) and ABC dry chemical (for everyone/everything else), in H3R Extreme Duty quick release brackets.
     
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  4. Apr 25, 2021 at 12:40 PM
    GimmeTacoma

    GimmeTacoma Lovin my new ride!

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    LED headlights, new grill cover, upgraded speakers and new mounts, wired for sub but not installed
    The front speakers were buzzing and vibrating really bad, so I took the doors apart to find out that the guy who had my baby before me broke off the posts that the speaker was supposed to be screwed into. He zip tied the speakers in and made it kinda work. I took this all apart and made new custom speaker mounts out of some plastic I found. No more vibration and my speakers sound crisp and loud again. Super happy to have it fixed
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  5. Apr 25, 2021 at 12:45 PM
    GreyComa

    GreyComa Well-Known Member

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    OME CS047R Dakar leaf springs, OME 2885 coils (3/8" spacers, and 1/4" on driver side), Bilstein 5100s, Light Racing UCAs, ToyTec sway bar relocate, N-Fab 2" nerf steps, Bestop Supertop, BlackRhino Glamis wheels 17x9, extended diff breather mod, MCM Fab 50" radius mounts, Auxbeam 50" curved LED bar.
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  6. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:04 PM
    nightcrawler

    nightcrawler Well-Known Member

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    Nice cap
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2021 at 1:14 PM
    Crosis

    Crosis Tertiary adjunct to unimatrix 01

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    Today I drove it to Home Depot. Yeah, no big deal but after 12 years of ownership I still love it like the day I bought it new.
     
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  8. Apr 25, 2021 at 2:11 PM
    TacoTuesday1

    TacoTuesday1 Well-Known Member

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    which brand/model lines did you end up going with?

    I wonder if they have any for 2” lift and the slightly more extended droop that might come with Bilstein 5100 upgrade

    I think some advertise as being for up to 3”
     
  9. Apr 25, 2021 at 2:44 PM
    Tacoma13_NC

    Tacoma13_NC Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's; OME 885's; Wheeler's 1.5" 3-Leaf AAL's w/ overload; OME CB drop; TRD Pro 4-Runner Wheels; BFG KO2's (265/70/17); Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport (Yellow) fogs; Go Rhino D2 step bars; CaliRaised 32" hidden light bar; New OEM headlight assemblies with upgraded HD harness; Unifilter mod; Rear-View mirror riser bracket; Truxedo Lo Pro tonneau cover; New OEM color-matched grille; Bumpershellz color-matched rear bumper cover; Pedal Commander; Ultra-Gauge MX 1.4 w/Spiker mount; Baja Designs S2 Sport Ditch Lights with SDHQ brackets; Fog Light Anytime Mod; 3rd Gen TRD Pro skid plate
    Trip to Lowe's today to get 21 large pavers. The weight was noticeable but she handled it well.

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  10. Apr 25, 2021 at 2:53 PM
    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Lions Not Sheep

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    Damn thanks for reminding me I have to get the same for my side walkway.
     
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  11. Apr 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM
    tattooedsnake

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    Diode dynamics SS3 fog lights yellow. AVS window deflectors and bug guard Undercover Flex Tonneau cover Weather Tech floormats front and back Custom built exhaust with Black Widow venom 250 muffler Afe Stage 2 Dry CAI OPT7 Projector Headlight Assembly w/Black backing Philips X-treme Vision +130% Headlight Bulbs LED indicator bulbs Falken Wildpeak AT3 265/70/17. Bilstein 5100 rear shock w/TSB leaf pack. EBC front brake rotors w/TRD ceramic pads

    Wheelers performance extended brake lines. They are 2" longer than stock and they make ones 4" longer the stock. I also grabbed the from them to fix Taco lean.

    My front end went up 1.5" just from installing the new 6112 on the 1st clip with the 1/4" taco lean spacer. The shocks will still settle some, but it was still significant enough lol.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2021 at 3:05 PM
    gkomo

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    Replaced both door lower trim pieces. Very easy to do. Anyone that's tackling this... just use some pliers to grip it and rip it (the old ones) off. I tried for a while just using my hands and gave up pulling them off. Pliers made quick work and no need to worry about damaging the old ones anyways:

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    For some reason the photo makes them look faded but they are nice and new looking.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2021 at 3:05 PM
    SaintTaco

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    This is not about what I did, it's about what I want to do to my 2nd gen Taco. Replace the rear slider window with a one-piece window.
    I've watched a few Youboob videos. :( Not really what I'm going for.
    Question: Can the slider be removed so possibly someone else can use it.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2021 at 3:30 PM
    DetroitDarin

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    OME 885 & Bilstien 5100 | OME HD Leaf pack + AAL & Bilstien 5125 | OME Carrier bearing spacer | OME FRONT Diff drop kit | Firestone airbags | Daystar Cradles
    Broke in my pizza cutters. Very happy with the offroad and mud performance. 178766172_1777217162450523_2336174332293828126_n.jpg
     
  15. Apr 25, 2021 at 3:33 PM
    Tacoma13_NC

    Tacoma13_NC Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's; OME 885's; Wheeler's 1.5" 3-Leaf AAL's w/ overload; OME CB drop; TRD Pro 4-Runner Wheels; BFG KO2's (265/70/17); Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport (Yellow) fogs; Go Rhino D2 step bars; CaliRaised 32" hidden light bar; New OEM headlight assemblies with upgraded HD harness; Unifilter mod; Rear-View mirror riser bracket; Truxedo Lo Pro tonneau cover; New OEM color-matched grille; Bumpershellz color-matched rear bumper cover; Pedal Commander; Ultra-Gauge MX 1.4 w/Spiker mount; Baja Designs S2 Sport Ditch Lights with SDHQ brackets; Fog Light Anytime Mod; 3rd Gen TRD Pro skid plate
    Yes I agree. I did mine a little while back and pliers were a must to get it started. The rear doors were much easier for me than the front two.
     
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  16. Apr 25, 2021 at 4:37 PM
    toucan

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    Added more Noico upfront
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    Installed ARB fridge power into the backseat
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    Installed new bass knob
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  17. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM
    Nato1012

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    Installed this to help pull the RTT XL up the ladder ramp and onto the rack.

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  18. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:04 PM
    rnish

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    Cut my tail pipe off at the rear axle. Then gently beat the spare tire holders into submission. I can fit the spare under there again.
     
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  19. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:12 PM
    jkauf

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    Nice! You sand and use adhesive promoter before spraying? You need clear coat after trim black? Wondering cause I’m about to do the same
     
  20. Apr 25, 2021 at 5:14 PM
    jkauf

    jkauf Well-Known Member

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    Cleaned engine bay and got a sunburn

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