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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 30, 2021 at 10:11 AM
    PDX_Cray

    PDX_Cray Well-Known Member

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    Good vid! I know this will be helpful and a great way to save some coin as well as give the driver an opportunity to do work on the rig.

    Oil change is the gateway drug to doing your own work. Nothing on these trucks is hard to do. The process of doing the oil change is the exact same as swapping out a steering pump. Just different bits involved.

    Put the money you would give to a shop to acquiring your tool set and you are set to do your own wrenching for years and years at a fraction of the price and the reward of doing it and knowing what was done and how.

    It is surprising the amount of rust you have. Must be salted roads. I have a 2016 with 90k miles and no rust at all.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:15 AM
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    Thanks for the comment brother !!!! You are right, it all starts with oil changes and then takes off from there!! I live in Canada near Toronto, so our mild winters are to blame for the salt. The city uses a ton of salt :( I keep it clean as best I can, and when it was new I even sprayed the frame with that black rubber guard stuff. Tough Canadian winters.......
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:37 AM
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    Installed the Toyota tailgate lock - so nice to have the tailgate now locking with the key remote. Highly recommended mod - our trucks should've come standard with it I believe (or at least standard in the TRD trims).

    The process was quite easy, being OEM. The long parts were routing the front wire harness and tying all those zip ties :-D
     
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  4. Apr 30, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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    Check out Impact Coatings in Edmonton. I’ve never personally had anything done there but they did a set of hand railings for my parents house. They came out beautifully.
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2021 at 11:18 AM
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    Just starting out, give me time
    Does the something button turn on Flux capacitor??
     
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  6. Apr 30, 2021 at 11:29 AM
    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    Absolutely. It's what makes time travel possible!
     
  7. Apr 30, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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    Finished up making my load bars for the bed so I could relocate my basket. Then promptly put her to work.

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  8. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    cant wait to see these on the truck..
     
  9. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    Wash n Polish and new floor mats.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:12 PM
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    Took it to the dealer for the fuel pump recall! No free wash though because I had my bike rack on :(
     
  11. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:19 PM
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    Thanks
     
  12. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:23 PM
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    Shit. I've got a local guy quoting $350 OTD
     
  13. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    Reading all these prices at 1/4 what I paid (or less) got me like...



    Took the wheels back today (after getting extensive photos) and they seem eager to fix their work, which is... nice, I suppose?

    The guy did originally mention just cleaning up the back side, but I insisted they re-blast the wheels down to metal and start over. He seemed to accept that, but made kind of a show about mentioning it to the tech directly in front of me which seemed more :jerkoff: for my benefit than really meaning it.

    I could imagine the minute I left he turned around and said "just fix the back side..." but time will tell. I will definitely give much more scrutiny before walking off with the rims after round two, and will never pay these prices again in the future based on the spanking I am receiving on TW for being such a boob.
     
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  14. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:38 PM
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    Ok, I've done a bit of powder coating and from what I can see these have a lot of possible issues. They look like they weren't blasted, at least not the backs. They also look like they were laid flat on a rack to cure and shifted before the powder set. I'm suspect that they are properly cured as well. Coating looks mega thick and if properly cured you could set those on the ground fresh out of the oven and that wouldn't happen
     
  15. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:40 PM
    Smashing

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    Hope you get it straightened out! I'm looking forward to seeing them on your truck!
     
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  16. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    Sorry everyone is :deadhorse:.

    FWIW I have seen prices close to this, but it's usually for items that won't fit in the oven to cure where they have to heat it by hand.
     
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  17. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:49 PM
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    Added the Rok Block to the tailgate gap. Smooth install but I got it just a little bit wonky at the end when I was using a roller. I slipped and actually rolled it into the gap, pulled it up immediately but still tore a little off of the underside. Man that stuff sticks!01A4C562-2EFE-4358-B001-04EBEAFBA63E.jpgF40853CB-2A96-4780-A67A-3EDB2189D1C7.jpg FD80127A-627B-4B18-9E18-E9A646808141.jpg
     
  18. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:52 PM
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    Saturnine I am a meat popsicle

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    Nothing significant. Just some blind spot mirrors for parking lines and whatnot and a place to hide some cables
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  19. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:55 PM
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    I tinted my grill emblem matte black. Link below for the tint I used...
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017MWRSWG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_P1VM0KFFAG9TWCDGC5Z5?_encoding=UTF8

    I was going to remove the emblem in order to wrap it, but ended up breaking one of the clips that hold it in place so I ended up leaving it on the grill. Cleaned the emblem with soapy water and rubbing alcohol, got it all covered (dry method) then carefully trimmed around the edges with an Xacto knife. I really like the look. Time will tell if I have any problems with the sensor but hopefully not.
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  20. Apr 30, 2021 at 1:08 PM
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    Mostly stock for now...

    That's a cool idea for the blind spot mirrors... :thumbsup:
     
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