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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. May 15, 2024 at 9:31 AM
    GorgeRunner

    GorgeRunner Out There

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    New battery. O'Reilly 27R with 2 year warranty. I replace it every three years. This time was about 3.5 years.

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  2. May 15, 2024 at 9:44 AM
    Jgurnari

    Jgurnari Well-Known Member

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    Getting mine soon! Looks great.
     
  3. May 15, 2024 at 1:13 PM
    TegoTaco

    TegoTaco Well-Known Member

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  4. May 15, 2024 at 8:50 PM
    Yammer

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    IMG_4403.jpg IMG_4402.jpg IMG_4405.jpg De-badge/re-badge! Only issue is what seems like etching of the paint where the side badges were. Got rid of all the chrome, includiing the Totoya “sombrero” badge and replaced with a killer BH3D “TEQ” badge. Also a TEC decal for the slider, and a Marty McFly TOYOTA decal attached on the inside. A bit hard to see from the outside but I like it reversed and stealthy. Speaking of stealthy, I put in this Bluetooth adapter that plugs right into the back of the OEM stereo! I LOVE that I can keep the original look of the dash, no screens! Sound is completely great for 60 bucks.
    Gen 2 rules!!

    Oh yeah, I also got the “OhSnap” magnetic pop socket style phone grip and mount. It’s really great too

    https://www.bh3dprinting.com
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1IFWA1
    https://ohsnap.com/
     
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  5. May 16, 2024 at 3:41 AM
    ToyotaMan2015

    ToyotaMan2015 Well-Known Member

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    I just finished yesterday trying to bulletproof my hvac. The blower motor blew on me. So, I put in a new one. I honesty used a duralast from autozone. Let's see how long it lasts compared to the oem. I put in the updated resistor and pigtail. And I did as @Dm93 suggested, I put in a harness for a relay since I run high a lot. Should have no more issues. BTW, heat shrink butt connectors are boss. It's like you've never cut the wires if crimped and shrunk correctly.

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  6. May 16, 2024 at 9:07 PM
    Its_Taconie

    Its_Taconie Well-Known Member

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    Eibaich Coilover and Shocks, OME Light Leaf Springs, FJ Cruiser Steelies, C4 Overland Bumper, SPC Uppers
    Got the truck back after months of waiting. Just need tires and an alignment. Maybe wheels.

    Possibly needing to upgrade to stiffer leaf springs. Adding a rear bumper soon and the current are to soft.
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  7. May 16, 2024 at 9:15 PM
    ScrippsRanch67

    ScrippsRanch67 Well-Known Member

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    Gave my 06 Tacoma a good wash job today. Took the weed blower to clean out the shell and bed. Also used the same to blow out the dust and dirt in the interior for a road trip.
    I think my Tacoma is happier I gave it a little TLC. It really needs a good wax job!
     
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  8. May 16, 2024 at 9:16 PM
    ScrippsRanch67

    ScrippsRanch67 Well-Known Member

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    Tell me please about the display screen?
     
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  9. May 17, 2024 at 4:28 AM
    TacoTuesday603

    TacoTuesday603 I welded it helded

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    Rear bumpers do not add alot of weight unless you add swingouts and stuff like that. With my tube rear bumper I built I ended up being +10 lbs (hitch is about 50 and bumper is about 30)
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  10. May 17, 2024 at 7:03 AM
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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand..........

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    What else can I say?
     
  11. May 17, 2024 at 7:05 AM
    Nato1012

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    Finally broken in.
     
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  12. May 17, 2024 at 7:10 AM
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    You know it...now I can start REALLY driving it :)
     
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  13. May 17, 2024 at 8:38 AM
    Yammer

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    Those wheels are pretty great, I’ve never seen them before. Looks like a large version of the old school Toyota steel wheel.

    If you’re into sticking with Toyota designs but with bigger sizes, check out AGP. They do clones of the TRD wheels. I’m super happy with them.

    https://agpwheels.com/products/17x8-agp-pro-black

    I bought these:
    https://agpwheels.com/products/17x8-agp-pro23-bronze

    But I kind of wish I would have got these:
    https://agpwheels.com/products/18x9-agp-pro22-bronze-5x150
     
  14. May 17, 2024 at 9:26 AM
    Yammer

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    That looks great. I wish there were an option from the aftermarket designs to just get the grille centers. It looks way cooler and unique to put those large fogs behind the grille! TBH I am pretty tired of the Raptor/Semi truck look.
     
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  15. May 17, 2024 at 10:24 AM
    Its_Taconie

    Its_Taconie Well-Known Member

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    Eibaich Coilover and Shocks, OME Light Leaf Springs, FJ Cruiser Steelies, C4 Overland Bumper, SPC Uppers
    https://www.ustopdisplay.com/produc...arplay-4g-lte-bluetooth-wifi-free-rear-camera

    Purchased here after seeing a few other Tacoma guys on YouTube talk about it. Still learning how it works. Had the same buddy that installed everything on the truck install it as well but didn’t wire the back up camera.

    https://youtu.be/S-KHqNTR0ek?si=OenFJjkcCmVP1dJj

    https://youtu.be/BxL5Oy26zWc?si=v1n69S6HPVxlkl_M

    I did the Archive Garage shock relocation with the suggested Fox 12” shocks. U-Bolt flip kit etc and it was the first thing I noticed on the truck that my leaf springs are looking flat and made me think they won’t be able to hold the weight of the swing out with a 35” tire.

    Mine are just powder coated FJ steelies in Toyota cement grey or close to it. Love the look of them too but they’re HEAVY.

    Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll take a look at the them.

    Looking for a full set of fender flares now to put on and trim them to flow better with the bumper and to get rid of the ugly screws I put on.
     
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  16. May 17, 2024 at 10:35 AM
    steveo27

    steveo27 Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    HomerTaco on here was selling precut mesh.

    I’m not sure it he still is though.
     
  17. May 17, 2024 at 11:58 AM
    Lumberjackcoma

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    They're just FJ steelies with the center cap, also running them on my truck.
     
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  18. May 17, 2024 at 12:35 PM
    E4x4

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    Powder coated and mounted the ATH bumper

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  19. May 17, 2024 at 6:16 PM
    texvet61

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    Lighting: Phillips LED headlights, BD's S2pro fog lights, LP4 pro and LP9Pro Racing LED's, Black OaK IR cubes. COMMS: Cobra WSX75 CB, Icom 7000 Ham Radio, antenna; Alpha MotoSS HF 80m-40m, CA-2x4SR tri-band 2m/70cm/ - AUDIO: ALPINE ILX-W650, KTA-450 Amp, S-A60M 300Wt mono amp, F/R door speakers, JL Audio C2-650X, JLAudio Micor 8" sub. C4 Fab Hybrid Bumper, Warn VF12000S, Locking Rear seat Gun Vault. Locking Console Gun Vault, FPV winch Camera,
    Finally added CC LCA's to finish suspension... Fiberglass fenders are in garage waiting to go to body shop on 28th
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  20. May 17, 2024 at 8:20 PM
    Yammer

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    That’s cool they brought that look back on the FJ! The look is very similar to the late 70s trucks if I recall right. I’m not a fan of the FJ so I guess I never noticed the wheels.
     

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