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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. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:40 PM
    Narutaki

    Narutaki Well-Known Member

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    New fab fours bumper just installed. Finally got it replaced, cuz my OEM bumper got messed up due to a rear sliding black ice incident. How's it look fellas? Note, I'm not offroading anytime soon, so I'm mostly just either camping of pulling a trailer or hauling cargo.

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  2. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:44 PM
    Manfred

    Manfred Well-Known Member

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    All of them
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    id say right fucking nice bud
    also, ill be adding a swing out carrier to mine eventually so let you know how that goes
     
  3. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:53 PM
    JeffB

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    Beautiful VW!
     
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  4. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:53 PM
    mtmudrunner

    mtmudrunner Well-Known Member

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    Ome, arb,baja,sb winch,boxer&lab hair
    :puke:
     
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  5. Aug 23, 2018 at 7:14 PM
    FrieightPusher

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    3 Mods done to the Taco. All items will be listed in links except for the seat spacers which a link will be provided.

    1. I have had numerous cell phone holders of which some were ok others not. I think I found the answer to all my cell device problems. It's the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PC29ETE. This holder hasn't budged and fits perfectly in the cd drive. I don't really use my CD drive all that much so it was a perfect fit. You do need to be careful of the install as to not over tighten the knob, but it's a great fit.

    2. I have an S6 Active Samsung and it can sometimes hog a lot of battery power even being charged on the standard charge port in the truck. I needed a charger that provided proper and full charge and was small. This is what I found and purchased. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0795DJXNH. The normal charge on the standard port was slow and I mean very slow. My commute to work is an hr and if the battery was let's say 50% at the beginning of the drive I would only see about 65% when arriving. This charger was able to charge my phone at 3% up to 45% by the end of the drive. It has 2 ports and I only used one so far.

    3. This mod was one that I was a bit hesitant to purchase but what the heck. It's the https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/fs-aluminum-seat-spacers-for-seat-mod.563843.
    I installed the driver only and took it for a spin. I found that it did raise the seat and made the drive a bit more comfortable. After about the 20 mins I forgot it was even there and became comfortable with the hight. The shipment came fast and packaged well. The bolts had plastic protectors on the threads and were good, not cheapo bolts. Took about 10 mins to install super fast and great cheap upgrade.20180823_173619.jpg 20180823_173625.jpg 20180823_173651.jpg 20180823_173719.jpg 20180823_173733.jpg 20180819_115354.jpg 20180819_115413.jpg 20180819_115837.jpg
     
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  6. Aug 23, 2018 at 7:26 PM
    JeffB

    JeffB Well-Known Member

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    You need this.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ram-mount-feeler.476890
     
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  7. Aug 23, 2018 at 7:29 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Dune whip installed in preparation for volunteering at the Bonneville Offroad Race this weekend. So many colors!

     
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  8. Aug 23, 2018 at 7:44 PM
    dome

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    Finally got around to putting the sliders on! Also getting the tent ready for camping next week.

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  9. Aug 23, 2018 at 7:59 PM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos East Coast Conner

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    Finally got my toob dawrz painted and mounted. These things are so fun to drive around with and I can't wait to wheel with them on Saturday.

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  10. Aug 23, 2018 at 8:12 PM
    FrieightPusher

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  11. Aug 23, 2018 at 8:57 PM
    ultrabattler

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    Toyota dealership tried to charge me $100 to update my software on my 2014 Entune Navigation system. Declined, came home and researched. Found out Toyota offers the software update for free and can be done within 30 minutes with a USB.

    I also took this chance to put a photo on my usb for Start Up and Shut Down Image for my system!

    Now I have a upgraded navigation system, and this dope logo on startup and shutdown! TRD.jpg


    EDIT: Adding HOW TO links
    This is the link to download and update software. It has all the information you need to do it. Very very simple to follow.
    https://securedp.toyota.com/download-app/getUpdates

    The youtube link below shows you how to do the imaging. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND reading the top comment by kjekk. His description will make sure you only have to try this once, and not run back and forth between truck and computer trying to get the right image size, USB format, image extension, file naming convention, etc...

    Basically:
    1) Image has to end in (.JPG) case sensitive.
    2) Image works best at size 885x530. (You can customize your image Google search to only show images that fit this size)
    3) My USB is formatted to FAT32 or MS-DOS (FAT) for Macs. This works.
    4) The folder names that hold the image(s) on your USB must be named exactly as follows (case sensitive):

    a) DisplayOffImage
    b) StartupImage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkQqXYKF7H8
     
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  12. Aug 23, 2018 at 8:59 PM
    scleaf

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    Link Please
     
  13. Aug 23, 2018 at 9:03 PM
    ultrabattler

    ultrabattler Well-Known Member

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    This is the link to download and update software. It has all the information you need to do it. Very very simple to follow.
    https://securedp.toyota.com/download-app/getUpdates

    This youtube link shows you how to do the imaging. I would highly recommend reading the top comment by kjekk. His description will make sure you only have to try this once, and not run back and forth between truck and computer trying to get the right image size, USB format, image extension, file naming convention, etc...

    Basically:
    1) Image has to end in (.JPG) case sensitive.
    2) Image works best at size 885x530. (You can customize your image Google search to only show images that fit this size)
    3) My USB is formatted to FAT32 or MS-DOS (FAT) for Macs. This works.
    4) The folder names that hold the image(s) on your USB must be named exactly as follows (case sensitive):

    a) DisplayOffImage
    b) StartupImage


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkQqXYKF7H8
     
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  14. Aug 23, 2018 at 9:17 PM
    Bigpat_ca

    Bigpat_ca Well-Known Member

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    Imma through a monkey wrench in here real quick.

    What if you did the black out hood but with the stripes on top of it and fading out as it gets closer to the windshield.

    I'm invisioning this with the stripes following the taper of the blackout but with a thin black border all the way around.
     
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  15. Aug 23, 2018 at 9:24 PM
    ultrabattler

    ultrabattler Well-Known Member

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    I like your idea. Also, if OP really wants the strips on the sides, I like this style here: 6.jpg


    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/tacoma-decals-hilux-classic-tribute.512237/ post #16 on this thread has more photos.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2018 at 9:33 PM
    scleaf

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    SaBellCo's Tailgate Lock :), Cable mod

    I have a 2013, no updates :(
     
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  17. Aug 23, 2018 at 9:42 PM
    Greg617

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    Dents and scratches...
    I feel your pain. I hit mine with WD-40 every oil change.
     
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  18. Aug 23, 2018 at 9:50 PM
    Greg617

    Greg617 Well-Known Member

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    Dents and scratches...
    I've been using one of those for the last 3-4 oil changes on my 4 banger. Makes cracking it free so much easier.
    ...the filter is underneath the engine on the passengers side. You 4.0 people dont know how hard it can get to remove.
     
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  19. Aug 23, 2018 at 10:06 PM
    olecoot

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    Thank you for the write up.
     
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  20. Aug 23, 2018 at 11:06 PM
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    Many and still modding Wheels Suspension lift Armor etc...
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