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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. Sep 14, 2018 at 4:59 AM
    TRD4X4Taco

    TRD4X4Taco Well-Known Member

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    for me its more comfortable sitting like this sitting up right in the seat.
     
  2. Sep 14, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    Made a switched color red/white dome light to go with my switched color map lights.
    20180831_195058.jpg 20180831_195052.jpg
     
  3. Sep 14, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    Leveling kit, Flowmaster exhaust, BFG AT KO2, Warrior Products steps, roll bar
    More pics and info please!
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2018 at 8:34 AM
    JohnnyRed

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    @308savage

    I bought 4 red and 4 white 12 SMD LED Panel lights on ebay (links at the bottom). I chose the 12 SMD LED because I measured and I don't think the factory housing would hold a larger LED.

    I mounted them in the factory housing and drilled a small hole to run the wires into the back of the housing. I then wired all the grounds together, and connected it to the ground on one of the festoon adapters which the LEDs came with.

    I connected all the red + together, and all the white + together, then ran each of those to a mini SPDT switch (I personally prefer a switched hot instead of a switched ground, but to each their own). So, one pin of the switch receives power from the festoon, then the other 2 pins are connected to the + side of the LEDs.

    I had to dremel out a small channel for the back of the switch to stick through as it's too deep for the factory housing. Then I drilled a hole in the lens to mount the switch to.

    Here you can see the holes I drilled for the wires, and the rectangular cutout I made for the switch to poke through. I don't have a photo of the finished wiring on the switch, but the 3 red wires at the bottom of the photo were connected to the switch:
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    Red - https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-Brilli...terior-Map-Dome-Door-Trunk-Light/130697513592
    White (I'd personally look for a different white, these are much more blue than I'd like. I'd prefer to find something in the 4000k range, these are probably ~6000k) - https://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-White-1...A9S-Dome-Festoon-Adapters-12V-US/171574618646
    Switches - https://www.ebay.com/itm/10PCS-Mini...ition-On-on-Toggle-Switches-M111/401299688736
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2018 at 8:54 AM
    natesmitte500

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    Dual 185W spot lights, ultra motor sports wheels, 255/75/17 BFG Mud Terrain, patch board (aka roof liner)
    Cool thanks!
     
  6. Sep 14, 2018 at 9:40 AM
    henrilepuf

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    I've noticed the same at first day.
    Afterwards, all good.
    Good quality stuff
     
  7. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:02 AM
    308savage

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    Thanks!
     
  8. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:05 AM
    henrilepuf

    henrilepuf Well-Known Member

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    What's the exact english name for this rubber piece ??
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    I need to order a new one.
    Thanks
     
  9. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:11 AM
    oni06

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    CV Boot
     
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  10. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:19 AM
    henrilepuf

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    I guess I can run the truck with this damaged boot till I get the new one.
     
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  11. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:20 AM
    oni06

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    Your just gonna fling the grease all over the place doing that.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:24 AM
    AugustaTaco

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    In the conditions you run your truck, dirt is going to get into the boot and probably start messing up the constant velocity (CV) joint that the boot is trying to protect

    It's a lot more expensive if you have to replace the whole cv axle
     
  13. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    Did something positive to day. Installed my MESO Ultimate Map Lights. Love the way they look much better than Toyota's, Have both the Dome and Maps no, I can see in the dark.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:28 AM
    henrilepuf

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    Thanks a lot
     
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  15. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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  16. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    more pics of your rack jack and how you mounted please. and how well does it hold? looking to do the same thing for my jack
     
  17. Sep 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    azhiaziam

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    So need to do this
     
  18. Sep 14, 2018 at 12:20 PM
    Alexely999

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    Purrfect
     
  19. Sep 14, 2018 at 12:21 PM
    Musubi3

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    I installed MESO's dome and map lights. I still have a tan from lights' intensity.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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