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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. Jul 4, 2021 at 7:26 AM
    E.T.

    E.T. Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad I'm at the point in life where I can pay in full and not have to worry about about bringing the bank into it.

    Congratulations on the upcoming wedding and the new truck. Best to your fiancée.
     
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  2. Jul 4, 2021 at 8:10 AM
    Traction

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    Sure thing!
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2021 at 8:15 AM
    Round the world

    Round the world Well-Known Member

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    Yes indeed! With crazy people, displaying a weapon may not deter them and in fact could incite them. You never know. Way too many of these people moving to PDX
     
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  4. Jul 4, 2021 at 9:38 AM
    Round the world

    Round the world Well-Known Member

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    flatbed with 4WC Fleet with extensive mods
    As some of you know 11 months ago my wife and I hit the road full time living in our 2019 Tacoma with a Four Wheel Camper Fleet on back.

    We were happily camping on the beach in Baja when we realized we had a power problem. Our battery was not getting charged from the truck's alternator anymore. Looking at our SwitchPros 9100 we discovered one of the switch’s wires had been burned.


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    Thinking that the SwitchPros had somehow failed, I sent an email with photos to them and surprisingly got a phone call back from them within a minute from Laura Muertter, the co-owner of SwitchPros! She immediately saw two major installation failings, one was that the SwitchPros ground wire wasn’t directly hooked to the camper battery and two, that an unknown wire (purple arrow in photo below) was drawing power from an unfused portion of the Switch-Pros.

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    She recommended that we take the truck to Aiden James Customs / Sibi Built of Santa Ana, CA. A month later we took the truck into the shop and Wow! There they found that our original outfitter from the Pacific Northwest had installed an insufficient sized wire that charges our camper battery which caused the circuit to burn out

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    He said we were lucky the camper didn’t burn to the ground. They also found that when this original outfitter installed the camper on the flatbed, they pinched a wire that had rubbed through to the bare wire. He also discovered that the unfused mystery wire had been hooked up by the installer of our Scheel Mann custom seats for the seat heaters, not the original outfitter. This also could have overloaded the SwitchPros.


    Before Aiden James Customs:

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    After Aiden James Customs:

    They even cleaned up the install using a SD Off-road mount tray! @Jason TRD OR
    even had time to do a tune, it’s worth it!


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    I cannot recommend Aiden James Customs / Sibi Built enough. Even though their shop was completely full of Tacoma’s and Fourunners they helped us out, did top quality work, and quickly got us back on the road at a very reasonable price. I’m also super impressed with the customer service at SwitchPros!
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2021
  5. Jul 4, 2021 at 9:53 AM
    lupercal

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    Wow. That is pretty scary, but a great save. The new install looks much better, too.
     
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  6. Jul 4, 2021 at 10:09 AM
    MedicineMan2

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    added extra tie downs in bed, the tool-less 32oz cupholder mod, fog lights in process...
    Installed a few goodies from Taco Garage! Love the DMM with the slim grip phone holder so far. Quicker and easier to install than I thought it would be. Wife loves the taco sauce only decal she thinks I'm so funny.
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  7. Jul 4, 2021 at 10:12 AM
    NaYoung

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    Feeling the heat after this install but worth it and pretty easy.

    SS3 Pro SAE fogs with a a shirt as an added gift.

    Will need to do some adjustments later when I can get a level area but pretty happy with these.

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  8. Jul 4, 2021 at 10:13 AM
    Round the world

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    Yes it was scary. The sad part is the original install “Overlanding” shop in WA/OR was highly rated and therefore I trusted their expertise. Should trusted but verified
     
  9. Jul 4, 2021 at 10:22 AM
    Chief 4x4

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    TRD GRILL WET OKLOE SEAT COVERS RAPTOR GRILL LIGHTS NEW OFF ROAD BED DECALS SCS Ray 10'S 16x8 Gunmetal OVTune
    That is a cool switch Colonel. Thanks for explaining the pictures to an old Air Force mechanic.
     
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  10. Jul 4, 2021 at 10:59 AM
    RobWinNC

    RobWinNC ...needs more chrome.

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  11. Jul 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    excentryk

    excentryk Too-eager member

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    235 85 16's, Gashole, aluminum stereo knobs, stuff
    Subdued the lock/unlock beep tone by partially covering the emitter hole with electrical tape. Super easy, the emitter is a little grey box mounted right in front of the battery.
     
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  12. Jul 4, 2021 at 11:03 AM
    RedWings44

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    I believe you can actually turn that off if you don't like it
     
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  13. Jul 4, 2021 at 11:03 AM
    svermilyea

    svermilyea Well-Known Member

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    Step bits came in the mail yesterday, so I finally got around to installing my Meso Hitch Pod.

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  14. Jul 4, 2021 at 11:04 AM
    excentryk

    excentryk Too-eager member

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    Yeah you can - l like having it, just not so loud.
     
  15. Jul 4, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    Today's Project: Meso Customs Vent Ring Kit (chrome delete). And Taco Garage Dashtop Multi Mount (DMM). For once, I don't believe I have any parts, pending installation. Time to shop.IMG_1087.jpg
     
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  16. Jul 4, 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    Some stuff
    I’m pretty sure you can turn it down as well. Mine’s set so quiet you don’t hear it unless everything in the outside is quiet. I have a timer that is so loud, if you don’t tape up the holes, everyone goes running out of the building, because they think it’s a smoke detector.
     
  17. Jul 4, 2021 at 12:54 PM
    907rx7

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    Did you try flipping the duetsch plug over?
     
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  18. Jul 4, 2021 at 1:28 PM
    WhiteTaco20

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    Drove it to my cousins for 4th of july

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  19. Jul 4, 2021 at 1:33 PM
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    Work in progress
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  20. Jul 4, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    Got my KDMaxed Tuned. Feels like a brand new truck and so responsive. Thank you pnw_tundra Paul from Oregon. Also did Pro grill and MESO interior chrome delete. Debadge the bed and plasti dipped the emblems. Pro mat came in also. I only own my truck for 2 weeks

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