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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. Oct 22, 2019 at 9:15 AM
    SoCalTbird

    SoCalTbird Well-Known Member

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    i have a similar in my DD and love it, i have found that do do the "fascia" around the CD slot(on the Taco), the tabs make minimal contact inside the slot. any similar problems with yours?
     
  2. Oct 22, 2019 at 9:21 AM
    Minny Taco

    Minny Taco For the Horde!

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    - Bilstein 5100s - American Racing AR969 Ansen wheels - LT265/75/16 Toyo Open Country A/T II load C - TRD Pro headlights - Bullet Proof Fab skid plate w/ Line-X - 3M Matte Black roof vinyl - Astrostart remote - Debadged - Black shifter bezel - Front window tint 50% - Color matched grill surround - MESO LED red/white map lights - GE Megalight Ultra +150 headlight bulbs - Headlight Services upgraded wiring harness - Auxito LED reverse lights - Zulu Nylon Gear MOLLE visor cover - Truxedo Lo Pro QT tonneau - Weathertech floor mats - Weathertech vent visors - Redline Tuning Elite hood struts - OEM bed mat - AJT Design custom shift knob - AJT Design custom climate knobs - Center console organizer - Salex glove box organizer - 1" driver seat spacers - AntennaX 14" antenna - AVS door sill protectors - Trimmed OEM mud flaps - Candyapple red tow hook - Painted pinch weld and radiator frame - Custom radio knobs from Hondo Garage - Xtunes black tail lights - Black LED third brake light - Ruff Tuff Kryptek Typhon seat covers - Receiver hitch w/ D-Ring - ACEkraut license plate relocation bracket - Cali Raised Side Shooter ditch lights w/ lo-pro mounts - Subaru tweeters + Rockford Fosgate speakers - Thinkware F800 Pro dash cam - Stickers n shit
    That's how you know you're a hardcore off-roader.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2019 at 9:28 AM
    2ndGenOffRoad

    2ndGenOffRoad Well-Known Member

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  4. Oct 22, 2019 at 9:47 AM
    Rick_Taco

    Rick_Taco I'll do it myself

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    I would rate it a 5 or 6 on the difficulty scale out of 10. I've done way easier plugs, and I've done some that were a lot harder. Like remove the front engine mount and tilt the engine, harder!

    I run the Mobile 1 20k filter. I have been since around the time they came out. Hasn't let me down yet.

    That's how I power washed the front of our house. I looped a ratchet strap through the ladder and tightened it to the bed. IMO it was safer than just being on the ladder by itself. Other than I was 4 feet higher.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/gps-install-hardwired-to-the-a-pillar.305904/

    I did this and hardwired a charger with an add a fuse. Ill probably redo it once I get a new phone with wireless charging.

    Holly Glare!! Good luck bud.
     
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  5. Oct 22, 2019 at 10:04 AM
    G.T.

    G.T. Official TW Burrito Inspector

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    CONUS
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    Some stick on chrome from pep boys
    Spacers are for people that suck at math and can’t figure out which BS wheels to buy.

    This, we didn’t even put the dust shield back on, still laying in the bed, I’ll get to it next weekend when I drain the diff to check for metal.
     
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  6. Oct 22, 2019 at 10:06 AM
    G.T.

    G.T. Official TW Burrito Inspector

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    Like a chump I walked past the pair of spare hubs in the shop four different times and told myself I wouldn’t need them. Janked myself with that move. But yeah, carry spare axles everywhere and don’t forget the 35mm socket for the flange nut.
     
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  7. Oct 22, 2019 at 10:26 AM
    Tcomaboy

    Tcomaboy Well-Known Member

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    yeah the bilstein 5100 have hex
     
  8. Oct 22, 2019 at 10:37 AM
    srspicer

    srspicer Paint it black

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    Are you saying bilstein makes bed bolts or are you referring to the shocks?
     
  9. Oct 22, 2019 at 10:58 AM
    TacoTuesday94

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    Thanks! Maybe one day our trucks will meet in the wild. If you do decide to pick up a pair of those headlights, remember to use the coupon code 'Exclusive' (I think that's right) for $100 off. Makes them actually quite affordable.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2019 at 11:15 AM
    Ibocnet

    Ibocnet Well-Known Member

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  11. Oct 22, 2019 at 11:49 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    You mean that you don't carry a spare axle with you? o_O I'll have a spare as soon as I reboot my OEM one :D

    I missed it. Where do we use this code?

    That's too busy for me. My cabin feels small enough as it is.

    My CB is in the center console and that's about it for me. Though I have been thinking about getting a tablet to use for trail rides.
     
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  12. Oct 22, 2019 at 12:20 PM
    Picantesauce

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    Oh nice. The more I look into this, the more I've realized the LEDs are not a good fit without the correct setup. I didn't realize a whole LED system is required and not just the bulb to make it safe. I just assumed it would be ok this way since I see it on the road so often.
    I think I might give this method a shot shortly. I am really disappointed with the power of the stock lights. Thanks for the information.. it's much appreciated!
     
  13. Oct 22, 2019 at 1:06 PM
    Kidwidataco

    Kidwidataco Yes, my avatar is a real car.

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    Just looking back through old pictures, I actually really miss my yellow headlights. I'll probably never do it again, but I'm glad I did it.

    DSC_0518.jpg
     
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  14. Oct 22, 2019 at 1:12 PM
    That one old guy

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    I got these



    Before

    IMG_20191019_112728.jpg

    After

    IMG_20191020_190536.jpg

    IMG_20191019_113200.jpg
     
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  15. Oct 22, 2019 at 1:21 PM
    BassAckwards

    BassAckwards formerly rjbiii

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    Were you ever harassed by law enforcement when using these?
     
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  16. Oct 22, 2019 at 1:24 PM
    HAVOC

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    Picked up my DRL bulb socket and retainer for the filler panel today.
    I also got some screws to replace the ones that were really rusty.
     
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  17. Oct 22, 2019 at 1:30 PM
    TacoTuesday94

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  18. Oct 22, 2019 at 1:37 PM
    dpele

    dpele Eh.

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    Installed new OME Dakar EL095R leaf pack. I always had a 2" block and wanted to upgrade to something useful. One day I broke a leaf so it was a perfect time to upgrade!
    Installation obviously didn't go as planned... rusty bolts and cutting Ubolts. The "Toyota expert" shop I bought everything at also gave me the wrong new Ubolts... so I had to run around town on a Sunday late afternoon to find some that would fit before the stores closed. Needed to get to work on Monday. Ha!

    Now I just need to install my Trim Packer Kit.


    Before (top) / After (bottom):



    Before (left) / After (right):



    New and old:
    (you can see my crappy blocks at the top of the picture and the wrong round top Ubolts)



    How it currently sits:
     
  19. Oct 22, 2019 at 1:44 PM
    Kidwidataco

    Kidwidataco Yes, my avatar is a real car.

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    Yup... all the time. I got 3 tickets for it but technically it's not illegal. Never paid for a single one
     
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  20. Oct 22, 2019 at 1:45 PM
    BassAckwards

    BassAckwards formerly rjbiii

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    Damn that's what i figured. What did they ticket you for if it wasn't "illegal"?
     

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