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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Apr 24, 2021 at 7:43 PM
    Karminski

    Karminski Well-Known Member

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    I finally got the BAK Revolver Tonneau that I've been wanting forever. I like the fact that it can be used even with a bed rack and an RTT (maybe some day). I actually got the X4S which I like even better being all black. I picked it up through a recent TW Group Buy. Now I finally feel like I can leave my Axe, Shovel, and Fire Extinguisher in the bed rather then pulling them out for my daily commute. Unfortunately, when rolled up, I could no longer hook bicycle forks to the mounts I put on the head rail (like @[TACOMA] posted here). I thought about moving the bike mounts from the front rail to a set of VooDoo crossbars I use to transport skis. The only problem there was that the Tonneau moves the bed rails just a little closer together. Luckily, I was able to find a couple "J" hooks and (other than the fact that I can't close the tailgate with the bikes on board) I think I'm in a pretty good place :thumbsup: I think I might need to look into a ROK Block Tailgate seal though since I need to leave the tailgate down to transport bikes and skis now.









     
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  2. Apr 24, 2021 at 7:52 PM
    Karminski

    Karminski Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to thank @rock09 for hooking me up with his old nerf bars. I know they don't offer up any real protection, but I like the look. But then again, I even like a little chrome here and there :notsure:

     
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  3. Apr 24, 2021 at 7:55 PM
    TACOHAWG13

    TACOHAWG13 Well-Known Member

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    Pictures are all over cast, SoCal hasn’t been providing good lighting for pictures lately. This is lightened a bit, at night the wheels look darker than black. Appreciate the props and trust me man they look killer in person!

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  4. Apr 24, 2021 at 7:58 PM
    Maine Brain

    Maine Brain Well-Known Member

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    In progress
    Mounted cases on my prinsu rack.

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  5. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:21 PM
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 Vehicle Design Engineer

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    Go Hawks!
    See the 3rd Gen headlight thread for all the data, specifically posts #2 (halogens) and #3 LEDs.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...11-projector-headlights.589465/#post-19689309

    Best plug and play bulb: Tungsram Xenon Nighthawk H11 +120
    Best maximum performance in the halogen assemblies: Philips H9 swap to the low beams
    Best replacement LEDs (lower in perfromance than the above halogens): Hikari Ultra and Morimoto 2stroke 3.0. The Morimotos are slightly better focused and superior build and design, but the Hikaris are just a little brighter.
    Best headlights overall: OEM LED
    Brightest headlights overall: Morimoto XB v2.0

    For the OEM halogens, I'd recommend the H9 swap as the best performing option. The Philips H9s are the best performers, but the Hella Performance 2.0 are a close second and a little whiter, if favoring a slightly higher color temp.

    The OEM LEDs are better than any upgrade in the OEM halogen assemblies, and is the best option overall. But the value in performance gain for a simple $16 bulb swap with the H9s is impossible to beat.
     
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  6. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:27 PM
    sroloson

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    What nerf bars are we looking at? They look good.
     
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  7. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:34 PM
    BudFriendguy

    BudFriendguy Finger Sniffer

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    I like the nut hugging look of those type of bars.

    If I didn't have a crippled back and actually used the step to help me in, that'd be my top choice.
     
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  8. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:14 PM
    Round the world

    Round the world Well-Known Member

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    No snowstorm is going to dent that nice looking truck!
     
  9. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:15 PM
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    Did the nipple rings today. I didn’t like how the Bulletproof Fab(BPF) shackle mounts backed the stock bolts out a half inch, so I picked up some 10.9 grade M12 45mm bolts from Fastnel based off another member’s suggestion, for the passenger side. The driver’s side mount came with 8.8 grade M12 40mm bolts, that was a nice touch. I thought about getting some 10.9 grade bolts for the driver’s side as well, but upon removing the box ends of the frame cross member, I realized how much overkill even the 8.8 bolts are. These are definitely for decoration only. I wanted something a little more then the demon brackets, but didn’t go with the ARB recovery point because my taco is a pavement princess, and will never need to be hard yanked out of anywhere. Also, wanted the look of the nipple rings, and couldn’t get that with the ARB... I threw some $12 Amazon red shackles on there, didn’t want someone walking away with my Crosby shackles. I tightened them down with a breaker bar, so at least thieving bastards would need something more then their fingers to unscrew them... Oh yeah, notched the air dam to fit around the new mounts, cause I don’t like seeing my Taco’s underparts hanging out the front.
    Cheers!

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  10. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:15 PM
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    Finished up with the front of the TRD Baja kit. Sitting about 1.5” higher now.

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  11. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:19 PM
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    Super helpful. Thank you! So, I'm guessing I should return these? I'm eventually going for the OEM LED retrofit, but thought the big break kit was more important, so I'm doing that first. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:24 PM
    cheddars

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    Hit 10,000mi on the 1-year anniversary.
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    1 year later:
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  13. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:44 PM
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    265/75/r16 KO2’s, Extang 2.0 hard tonneau tri-fold. Billstein 5100’s front/rear with OME 886 coils and Headstrong off-road 3 leaf progressive AAL.
    Happy Tacoversary! :cheers:
     
  14. Apr 24, 2021 at 10:11 PM
    ryanvar42

    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    I still have mine on, but if I can add another I’ll take yours!!
     
  15. Apr 24, 2021 at 10:52 PM
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    Nice. Thx! That’s a classic. I wanted one when it came out but could only afford a Trek 1200.
     
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  16. Apr 25, 2021 at 2:22 AM
    ClassyTacos

    ClassyTacos Wait what.

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    Got the snorkel installed. Should have the video up on the channel soon.
    Have to give a shot out to @RyanDCLB for the heads up on the sale.
    Probably would have missed it without you bubs. Thank you.
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  17. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:16 AM
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    It is. It’s an incredible system. Definitely engineered extremely well. Super easy to install, they did a great job with it. I got their bed stiffeners also and you’ll have no problems at all with installing. If you decide to do it and have any questions feel free to reach out!
     
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  18. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    OME/ Bilstein 2" lift, Deaver aal Pro/Heritage grill TRD PRO wheels w/ Goodyear Ultraterrain 265/70/17 Westin HDX DROP NERF STEP BARS LEER 100R shell Custom bed platform High flow air filter/air accelerator Marine Corps graphics A-Premium mud guards Emblem black-out Rove R2-4K Dash cam
    Yeah, I'm not sure why they even install that thing. I understand it's supposed to be for fuel economy, but I never saw an ounce of difference after removal. All it really does is decrease the approach angle. They could have used that plastic to install a cheap tank skid plate.

    And what's wrong with dorky grampas?
     
  19. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:19 AM
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    TRD 2" Lift kit w/ PRO Grille swap package ARE CX Classic Cap Sumitomo Encounter AT 265/75/16 tires TRD Pro wheels Predator steps Frame salt protection spray Weather Tech floor Mats and rainguards Wet Okole Seat Covers Bedmat Black exhaust tip Bed light LED kit Tailgate mat Eyecatcher tailgate letters Yoda cover for tow hitch and steering wheel Decals for grille, glove box, badges $$$$$$
    I think I just won sale of the century?20210424_222858.jpg
     
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  20. Apr 25, 2021 at 6:22 AM
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    Dude that looks awesome!
     
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