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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 7, 2021 at 5:14 PM
    Xero

    Xero Well-Known Member

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    18 Tacoma TRD off road 4 Bilstein 5100 Icon 3 leaf AAL BFG KO2 285/75r16 TRD OR rim Vinyls Cali raised ditch light brackets Baja Designs S1 pods Baja Designs Squadron SAE fogs Prinsu Cab rack TRD Pro grille AVS rain guards Spider traxx 1.25 spacers. Backwoods adventure mods hi-lite bumper BL Apex 12k winch Dobinsons 4x4 snorkel Sy-clone prefilter ARB rear diff breather relocation RRW rock sliders RCI engine skid plate Factor55 splicer
    Replaced the wing nuts with plastic knobs for the traction board mounts.
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  2. Jul 7, 2021 at 5:15 PM
    BIG EYE

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    I originally did it with plasti dip - not a good solution for high touch areas. I redid it today with enamel paint. I’ve painted parts in other cars with the same paint without any issues so I expect this to hold up as well.
    Time will tell…..
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2021 at 5:25 PM
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    I was joking. Incredible nature in that trip!!
     
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  4. Jul 7, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    Grill, headlights, tail lights, mirror turn signals, rock sliders, tint, bed cover, fog lights, KDMax tune, interior mods...
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    Installed tool mounts under the diamondback cover.
     
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  5. Jul 7, 2021 at 5:32 PM
    Benny blanco

    Benny blanco Well-Known Member

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    Some stuff
    I did it, because I have a manual. Seems to be holding up fine. Looks better than the chrome did.
     
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  6. Jul 7, 2021 at 5:33 PM
    gabbo2112

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    Sounds good thanks for the advice! I’m probably going to try this when I find some time.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2021 at 5:48 PM
    Apollo14

    Apollo14 IG: @Front_Range_Taco

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  8. Jul 7, 2021 at 5:49 PM
    Taco de Naranja

    Taco de Naranja Well-Known Member

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    Very fine sandpaper followed by very fine steel wool to remove the shiny chrome. Mild soap/rinse to remove any oils from your hands. Dry with lint free cloth. Probably 3 light coats of a good enamel paint. 2666BE8D-F5DF-4B9A-B757-562AE2F2CE51.jpg 7A6765CB-599C-41A1-B1E8-4D6308ECEF89.jpg
     
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  9. Jul 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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    Amazon brought my smoked sequential turn signals. Just almost dark and worked to long today to put them in.
     
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  10. Jul 7, 2021 at 6:03 PM
    WRREGL

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    I like it would look great on white.
     
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  11. Jul 7, 2021 at 6:35 PM
    ORtoCOTaco

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    Over the past week I've been tinkering on a head unit replacement with front camera install.

    For head unit, I decided on the Jensen Car910x for a few reasons. First of all, the Entune unit constantly dropped Bluetooth and I'd had enough.

    The reasons for the Jensen were larger screen size (9" vs. 7" Entune), Android Auto, resolution slightly higher than a many competing units, second A/V input, and $399 is good for what you get. No, it's not a premium unit, but it does work well and the screen is more than satisfactory.

    I bought it through Amazon because after waffling for weeks, it went out of stock at Crutchfield, and I was getting desperate with almost everything I've been researching now out of stock.

    I used the Crux SWRTY-61N wiring harness which made it all relatively straightforward. I wish Crutchfield had everything in stock, I would have opted for the Ready Harness service and have them do all the wiring, it would have come out cleaner for sure.

    The backup camera is just the Nakita Backup/Front camera that seemed the most popular and highly rated. Quality seemed solid out of the box, it's got some weight to it and looks very well sealed.

    I have the Body Armor 4x4 HiLine winch bumper and love it. The bar gave me a great mounting option, just had to buy some strong tube clamps.

    Overall it wasn't a terrible job, but I haven't installed a new stereo in a car in about 20 years, many more wires and components now.

    Happy to answer any questions, but wanted to share if anyone else is thinking of swapping out the head unit.

    Anybody have ideas for what I should do with the stock unit, given that it was experiencing constant Bluetooth disconnects? Ebay at a discount/as-is, just not sure what to do with it.

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  12. Jul 7, 2021 at 6:41 PM
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    Add gas when needed
    Or on the drain screw
     
  13. Jul 7, 2021 at 6:44 PM
    TacoSRSX

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    I want a tailgate panel so bad but it's hard to throw $250 at one ...... How are you liking it?
    Any reason you went with the plastic vs an aluminum panel?
     
  14. Jul 7, 2021 at 7:07 PM
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    You must be in aviation. I used that orange goop on my helo when I was out of station.
     
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  15. Jul 7, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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    Some things today, others the other day....
    Pro tails,
    Yellow vinyl stickums,
    Ventilation for my bumper,
     
  16. Jul 7, 2021 at 8:57 PM
    ORtoCOTaco

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    Speed holes make the car go faster

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  17. Jul 7, 2021 at 10:05 PM
    DAS Taco

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    Re-wrapped the fog lights, two layers this time and hooked up the grill lights :D. Then last week installed an air intake accelerator to go with my drop in K&N air filter...CAI for a fraction of the cost:eek:!

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  18. Jul 7, 2021 at 11:09 PM
    tcoffin

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    What kind of wrap and where do you get it?

    thanks
     
  19. Jul 7, 2021 at 11:17 PM
    tcoffin

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    Is there a link for lights
    Thanks
     
  20. Jul 8, 2021 at 4:16 AM
    Abominator

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    Blackout , Tonneau, bed mat, bike rack, all weather mats (OEM), LED low beams, Blue LED cabin lights, more stuff to come.
    Is the shape of the air accelerater beneficial or does it just keep it in the fenderwell? Could you just cut the scoop portion of the factory one for increased air flow?

    I like the light wraps. Curious to see how they hold up to wear & tear
     
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