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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 22, 2021 at 11:09 AM
    rfranklin1

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    Most dealers will at least match the rate from your credit union. Tell them you'd be happy to finance through them instead if they could offer a better rate. I usually dangle that out there as part of the negotiation.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:12 AM
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    I may have mentioned in the comments on the online form that I had an application in with the CU but wanted to see what they could offer. I should be in a good position, but first time ever getting a new vehicle has me on edge about everything.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:14 AM
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    I want to know where the hammer went?
     
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  4. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:15 AM
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    MIDTNTACO Well-Known Member

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    OMG! Discount tire took less than 1 hr total to do mine. What in hell cost $259? Shop time should be no more than $125/hr I would think, and that's probably on the high side.
     
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  5. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:18 AM
    MIDTNTACO

    MIDTNTACO Well-Known Member

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    In the toolbox, fool!

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  6. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:34 AM
    rfranklin1

    rfranklin1 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with it! It's nerve-wracking. Just make sure you know all the numbers before you walk into the dealership. I usually do an appointment, too, just so they know you're serious.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:37 AM
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    I'm waiting for the truck to get delivered. CU wants a purchase agreement before signing off on the loan, and it seems like the dealership is waiting for the truck to be on premises before doing that. Delivery window is 8 days starting next Monday. I'm putting a pretty good size down payment on it, so hopefully that helps with things too. Never gotten anything newer than 10 years old before.
     
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  8. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:39 AM
    DaveHasTacos

    DaveHasTacos Active Member

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    Where did you get those triangle pilars where you put the tweeters?
     
  9. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:41 AM
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    Thanks a lot! I did a lot of research on covers and found that LeatherSeats.com really seemed to be the top. The vendor went as far as following up with me through email and a call, after i ordered, and ended up sending me thread examples and leather swatches (of what i chose plus other near colors) to make sure my color choices were as i wanted them to be. They offer the following options priced at a Double Cab (* Next to what i selected for my kit):
    • 100% Vinyl Interior Kit - $799
    • Deluxe Leather Trimmed Interior Kit - $899 (front: leather body with vinyl back and sides, back: leather inserts with vinyl upper body, head, back, and sides)
    • Premium Leather Trimmed Interior Kit - $1099 (front: leather body with vinyl back and sides, back: leather faces with vinyl head, back, sides)
    • 100% Leather Interior Kit - $1499 (100% leather throughout) *
    Up-Charges:
    • Two Tone - $50 * (body)
      • Ecstasy Leather (Primary Color) - $500 * (black)
      • Ecstasy Leather (Secondary Color) - $ 0 * (charcoal)
      • Exotic Vinyl (Secondary Color) - $ 100
      • Synthetic Suede (Secondary Color) - $ 100
      • Exotic Leather (Secondary Color) - $ 200
      • Piazza Perforation (Secondary Color) - $ 150
    • Leather Perforation - $175 * (body)
    • Contrast Double Stitching - $40 * (charcoal)
    • Piping - $100

    My kit ended up coming int at $2,114 USD (+ $118.38 in tax @5.6%) and the install was $900.00 (consistently quoted from 5 custom interior shops where i live).

    They also offer pre-built kits with some minor alteration options starting at $1399: https://leatherseats.com/shop/speci...toyota-tacoma-doublecab-black-piazzagrey-pkg/

    The cloth body of the seats was removed, and then the head rest covers is cut, vacuum packed, the leather is pulled over, and then the vacuum released and plastic taken out. Pretty involved process all in all, so i can understand the installation cost. Even the upholstery shop said that these ended up coming out the best they have ever seen, and they've done A LOT of Katzkins installs.

    Hopefully this info helps!
     
  10. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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    For my last couple of car loans I have been going to my local CU because they have had amazing rates as low as 1.5% . Car dealers will usually run your credit through a bunch of lenders which could potentially hurt your credit in the short term because of the credit inquiries. I've also found out (IMO) that it may be easier to negotiate a good deal if you go in with your own approval as you are literally paying cash. In my case, I have gone to the dealer, made the deal (numbers), and asked them for a "purchase order" for the bank to cut me a check and bring it back to the dealer. It makes the transaction so much faster and easier.
     
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  11. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    I just saw that they have console covers and dash inserts. Looks like im ordering more to get it all to match!
     
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  12. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    I re-located my inverter button to the center, under the HVAC controls, and installed an OEM look LED bar button in its place.38F83EC0-9E92-46D2-A72F-6D2850E31D19.jpgD183237B-E13A-4EDC-AFFE-7D9C8868B156.jpg
     
  13. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:07 PM
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    I might have to do that. maybe I'll see if my sales guy is in tomorrow or Monday and go talk numbers with him, so that I have it.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:09 PM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    ooooo tell me more.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:13 PM
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    +

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/diy-license-plate-light-disable-in-reverse-harness-dir.698558/

    @daveeasa

    This is a god send - much good.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:15 PM
    daveeasa

    daveeasa Slowest crimp in the West

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    I too would like to know how you accomplished the inverter switch relocation. I assume cut and splice in extensions to the wire with solder or butt connectors?

    I haven't located a wire-to-wire male plug compatible with the female one but if you have please share :)
     
  17. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:25 PM
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    I did in fact, cut each wire in the harness, and extend them a couple feet. I soldered each connection, worked great. I made sure to cut the wires about 3 inches from the plug itself to ensure I had plenty of wire on the plug side.
     
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  18. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:32 PM
    daveeasa

    daveeasa Slowest crimp in the West

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    Cool, thanks. If I ever manage to get my LSP-8 installed I'm likely to take that approach as well.

    The only other option I can see is something like:
    1. Take a good photo of the female connector and wire colors
    2. De-pin the female connector
    3. Fabricate male to female extensions of proper length (42-45") assuming male terminals are available (I think this is the case)
    4. Purchase terminal compatible wire-to-wire connectors (I believe this one is TE) of 5-8 positions
    5. Match colors and install pins.
    Though to go that far might be better off with just some generic 5-8 pin connectors, cut and crimp so you now have a short conversion pigtail, then do an extension in the easier-to-find connectors with color matched wires to get it to the LSP. That way you can undo later on and not have extra wire coiled.

    The in-truck crimping being the only annoying part but at least it's a one time deal.

    I think I'd be mildly tempted to use the green JST switch plugs since I have them and they go to 5 positions, IIRC only 5 of the 8 spots are used on the inverter switch.

    Of course I have yet to find any reason at all for 120v so this is all just pure fun and games. I thought it might be nice for someone in the rear seat using a laptop someday.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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    1st stage commencing
    Dropped the black bitch off at the upholstery shop to have Katzkins installed.
     
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  20. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:57 PM
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    Also was there from 7:05 am until about 11 am
     

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