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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. Jul 17, 2018 at 10:44 AM
    Jckdnls

    Jckdnls Roads less explored

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    Welcome to tw. :worthless:
     
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    It seems have some strength , but I didn't take care enough while working.
    As you can see, the tailgate has become about 1/2 inch lower on this side.
    Moreover the left bed wall gegins to give way on the left.
    So, I've ordered bed stiffeners; hope it'll help to put that right again.
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  3. Jul 17, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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  4. Jul 17, 2018 at 11:11 AM
    Kuntrykid

    Kuntrykid Tacoholics R Us

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    Yes it does. I've swapped mine already....
     
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  5. Jul 17, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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  6. Jul 17, 2018 at 12:34 PM
    HawaiianSON

    HawaiianSON Blood makes the grass grow

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    For sure. Work in progress. Take it back to the truck, measure and lay out the holes for the mount and compressor and hopefully have it mounted up this weekend. Stay tuned:turtleride:
     
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  7. Jul 17, 2018 at 12:43 PM
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    I just learned bend radius and setback so I am eager to bend some aluminum at my school to use as my OBA and Aux fuse bay/WTF is that area...
     
  8. Jul 17, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    Gunshot-6A Not A Fed

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    That is a lot of weight for a panel like that if you are going down even gravel roads. Might want to fab a support leg that bolts to somewhere in the engine bay. Powertrays use a leg like I described. Maybe take some inspiriation from those.
     
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  9. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    Wired the FJ Cruiser auxiliary light switch to my light bar.

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  10. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:11 PM
    HawaiianSON

    HawaiianSON Blood makes the grass grow

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    Your right. I was thinking about running something off the firewall to the panel. Reason being, I might mount the comp towards the back and the blue sea fuse block and 120a breaker upfront. Gotta play a lil Tetris to see what will work. Totally understand where your coming from, appreciate it! It’s always good to have another set of eyes notice something.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:24 PM
    Gunshot-6A

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    Glad i could help. There is a smallish (M6?) bolt down in the engine bay maybe 8-10 inches below the elevation of that tray. Should be roughly in line with the front mounting bolt on the fender. That is the one the power tray uses as support, and it is rock solid.

    You can see where it goes in this picture:
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    Looks like somebody had a similar idea to you as well:
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  12. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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  13. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    Where'd you get the switch and how hard was it to access that slot? That's exactly where'd id like to put mine.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:53 PM
    HawaiianSON

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    Fits in there perfect, measurements were dead nuts! Except the little square to access the fuse panel, kinda over measured. I’ll probably cut it off. All in all it’s starting off pretty good! IM thinking of fab’n a leg to go right by the brake master cylinder cuz it’s sitting on the sensor right now.12745DFC-AFC0-4566-BEBF-6187F832795F.jpg
     
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    Got the switch and wiring harness from Toyota. You have to modify the switch wiring harness to work with a light bar but it’s super easy to do.

    Switch - PT297-35070-AS
    Harness - PT297-35070-SH

    I paid $45 for the switch and $30 for the harness

    If you go this route And have questions PM me and I’ll help you out.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    Dang... Not sure I like it that much more than some of the other switches. How'd you access the blank to get it wired? Were you able to do it via the fuse panel door or did you have to disassemble the dash?
     
  17. Jul 17, 2018 at 1:59 PM
    HawaiianSON

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    @Gunshot-6A After seeing that picture, I almost want to make a new piece going into the engine instead of back to the firewall. I like that idea of the comp/fuse setup. Thanks!
     
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    I had a “Toyota” push button switch in there but didn’t like how the back light colors didn’t match my other switches. To others it might not be an issue but it bugged the hell outta me. I used a pick tool to get the blank switch out. From there I was able to maneuver the wires into place with the fuse panel door off. There’s plenty of room back there to work with.
     
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  19. Jul 17, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    I've seen a review online where the plastic coating on the cable started rubbing/breaking off. Just so you're aware. I wouldn't mind adding this myself.
    I haven't encountered a work-around yet, but perhaps there is one. I saw the other day that ARB is starting to make these for vehicles down under, but I don't know if they'll support Tacomas.
     
  20. Jul 17, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    I'm going to wait and see what the verdict is on how much weight the EZ-Down can support by itself. I may try just removing the cable and rely on the EZ.
     
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