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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. May 11, 2021 at 2:58 AM
    KA19Taco

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    Chrome bumper is gone :bananadance:

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  2. May 11, 2021 at 4:36 AM
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    I know the power tailgate lock in plug and play, but did you have to splice wires to get the LED bed lights? I'm thinking of doing both of these mods as well after adding a tonneau cover.

    Looks great. Did you go with bumper shellz/caps or replace the entire insert?
     
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  3. May 11, 2021 at 4:55 AM
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  4. May 11, 2021 at 5:11 AM
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    I think p0verty is in Cali. It may be a while before he answers. I have an SR5 and the bed lights I installed were plug and play. No splicing.
     
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  5. May 11, 2021 at 6:15 AM
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    I don’t recall it coming with instructions but I YouTubed it allot and I tried the wet method and the vinyl moved to much I just got wheels super clean didn’t use alcohol just soap and water and so I just did it dry it’s very time consuming but I did each wheel in 30 to 40 minutes
     
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  6. May 11, 2021 at 6:37 AM
    TacoMacs

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    I agree it does seem like a waste of money. I did 2 year ceramic coating on a 2013 Mustang GT that was garage kept and I only took out on weekends when the sun was out to car shows and just to show off around town. It was black, and the maintenance was constant. I can see someone doing it only for the paint protection properties to extend the life of the paint but that is it. The ceramic coating on an offroad vehicle will be chewed up pretty quickly with the dirt, etc. BUT... For someone that really enjoys the time, care, and dedication to their vehicle; this could be something that works great for them. This is one of them, "To each their own" scenarios. Personally, I'd MAYBE try it once. Perhaps a 6 month coating and use all the specialty items/cleaners to maintain it and prolong the life of the coating. BUT... the price, cost, and time investment... I think I just talked myself out of it, nevermind. I wouldn't do it. :)
     
  7. May 11, 2021 at 7:07 AM
    oostroma

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    Me either. I'd rather "paint protect" this way.

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  8. May 11, 2021 at 7:09 AM
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    Nope. The led bed lights was the easiest thing I have EVER done on a vehicle.

    Two bolts to take out the tail lights and the pigtail is just sitting behind the light waiting to be plugged in. It is absolutely baffling to me that the truck came with literally EVERYTHING for the lights but the actual $50 bulb assemblies.

    Whatever. It wasn’t difficult at all!
     
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  9. May 11, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    I wish I knew the answer for you but the thread was like 35 pages long and I lost track.

    I think for the 2017 and prior it was “mostly” plug-and-play but I can’t be sure.
     
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  10. May 11, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    Why are you guys trying to dunk on a guy that prefers to next level detail his truck?

    It's not your time, it's not your money and it's not your truck.
     
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  11. May 11, 2021 at 7:30 AM
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    I disagree sir.

    You gotta layer the ceramic coating, 1 coat does nothing. Also, always have to follow with the topshield. That combo actually protects from pinstripes. Remember, the stuff I got you cannot buy online. The only reason I got it, is my coworker used to be a professional detailer and I bought some stuff from him. The ceramics you buy online are just okay at best.

    I’ve been through some pretty tight spots and only have a few pinstripes on the sides. It really works if done right.
     
  12. May 11, 2021 at 7:30 AM
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    Just to be clear, I am not. Actually jealous of the time he spends on his truck to keep it immaculate. If I lived close by I would pay him to detail mine.
     
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    I purchase the custom built Pop-n-Lock from KTJO. It was completely PNP.
     
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  14. May 11, 2021 at 7:39 AM
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    Getting rid of the chrome, just need to figure out something with the grill surround now.
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  15. May 11, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    To make it look good...…… what do you mean why? Who cares where you park it and what does off roading have to do with it? Just because people do scratch the shit out of their car offroading doesn't mean they don't want to have good looking paint.
     
  16. May 11, 2021 at 7:49 AM
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    Right? Plus, some people just enjoy spending time on their cars to make them look good, even if it’s only for a short period. I try and wash the truck once a week on Saturday, and spend over two hours doing it each time. Is it necessary? No, not at all, but I love stepping inside a clean truck.
     
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  17. May 11, 2021 at 7:57 AM
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  18. May 11, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    Looking good! I have the black grille surround on my truck right now. I’ve had it for about two months and it really makes a huge difference but, I still decided to bite the bullet and just ordered a TRD Pro grille, so I’ll probably be selling mine. 9124C71D-A78B-4523-B505-75A244DC3CD4.jpg
     
  19. May 11, 2021 at 8:06 AM
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    Looks good. I like the SR5 grill just not the chrome surround. Kinda wish it came with SR grill looks a lot better.
     
  20. May 11, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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    That’s what I replaced on mine, the chrome surround. I replaced it with the SR black surround, but I will be replacing the whole grille now with the TRD Pro one.
     
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