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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 28, 2015 at 1:18 PM
    tyfoon11

    tyfoon11 Drifting...

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    Aluminium... lots of aluminium
    that black and orange theme looks wicked! very cool, man
     
  2. Feb 28, 2015 at 1:20 PM
    BeaverYota

    BeaverYota Oregon State Edition

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    Thanks man. I appreciate it.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2015 at 1:30 PM
    ERMB

    ERMB Well-Known Member

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    Those came out really good! I take it the lights held up well when you baked it.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2015 at 1:32 PM
    BeaverYota

    BeaverYota Oregon State Edition

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    Yeah they didn't budge a bit. I'm quite happy with how they came out. The black just looks so much better on these trucks. Wish it came stock that way.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2015 at 1:37 PM
    CVYota

    CVYota Damaged goods

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    Off road, doing stuff I shouldn't.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2015 at 1:39 PM
    ERMB

    ERMB Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed that on some lighter white and silver Tacomas they use smoked headlights. I agree black would be way better.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:03 PM
    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    Blew both rear shocks on the first day of the trip. Still wheeled it, just pulled the shocks off. :)

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  8. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:05 PM
    BeaverYota

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  9. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:08 PM
    T4RFTMFW

    T4RFTMFW #DBBeer

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  10. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM
    ERMB

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    I didn't know you could do that. :eek:
     
  11. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:16 PM
    TXCotton

    TXCotton Well-Known Member

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    I hated the fact that I could never tell if my fog lights were on or off unless I looked to see if the switch was physically depressed.

    I swapped out the original switch with an FJ switch since it has a status LED. Part Numbers I bought from toyotapart.com:
    1 x PT297-35070-AS AUXILIARY SWITCH FJ
    1 x 90980-10933 HOUSING, CONNECTOR, FEMALE
    2 x 82998-12340 TERMINAL, REPAIR W/ WIRE

    The "Terminal, Repair w/ Wire" were the extra two wires needed since the FJ switch has 6 positions and the Tacoma only has 4. These are the two super thick green wires in the images below.

    The FJ switch came with a green LED for the status indicator and an amber LED for the illumination. I swapped the amber LED with the green LED from my OEM Tacoma Fog light switch so that everything matches. They just twist out / back in super easily.

    Installation was super simple. I pulled apart the lower dash, released the 4 x wires from the Tacoma connector (using a little jewelers screwdriver to push up the tabs holding in the wires), plugged the wires into the FJ connector, added two extra wires and jumped them over. These 2 extra wires are used to power the status LED. I followed the following wiring scheme when connecting the FJ connector:

    Pin 1: Green
    Pin 2: White / Green
    Pin 3: Blue
    Pin 4: Black / White
    Pin 5: Jumpered to Pin 1 Green
    Pin 6: Jumpered to Pin 3 Blue

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    Fog Lights On, Status LED Illuminated:
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    Fog Lights Off, Status LED Off:
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    All Lights Off (on stalk), Fog Light button still depressed, LEDs off:
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  12. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:18 PM
    CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Member since 2011

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    Shocks just dampen bumps...springs are your suspension really.

    Matt
     
  13. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:19 PM
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    Before and after

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  14. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:26 PM
    JEP

    JEP Resident Lurker

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    washed the salt off.
     
  15. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:29 PM
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    Me, too!
     
  16. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:36 PM
    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    The ass end bounces like crazy with any speed, but does just fine crawling. :)
     
  17. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:36 PM
    AR15xAR10

    AR15xAR10 #blackriflesmatter

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    Heh, wouldn't you like to know
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    Sounds like a good way to wear out some leaf springs in record time lol
     
  18. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:37 PM
    TXTaco13

    TXTaco13 Taco Enthusiast

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    Nice! What lift/tire size did you go with?
     
  19. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:44 PM
    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    Two days of wheeling won't wear them out. Flexing them negative like this might though.

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  20. Feb 28, 2015 at 2:51 PM
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    Hell, yeah I'm going this, awesome.
    Thanks. :cheers:
     

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