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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. Aug 1, 2021 at 6:43 PM
    oostroma

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    What is the difference?
     
  2. Aug 1, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    First oil change (for me) and rotated the tires. Happy 5k mile anniversary to the both of us.

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  3. Aug 1, 2021 at 6:46 PM
    BobbyTacoTRD

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    Sorry for the delayed response, been away from the forums for a bit. Yes sir, still completely stock suspension....for now.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2021 at 6:49 PM
    mysubiewasalemon

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    Did you have to add a harness or anything to make this work ?
     
  5. Aug 1, 2021 at 6:52 PM
    iLLFadedBowl

    iLLFadedBowl Well-Known Member

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    Remote start w/ vehicle control and locator, Prinsu rack w/ Cali Raised Light Bar and 360 LED lights, LED Bedlights, Tailgate lock, 3" Lift, Wheels and Tires, Raptor Lights, LED headlights and fog lights, Blacked out LED taillights, Front windshield eyebrow tint, Rough country bed molle, 8-gang switch to control LEDS, Dominator D6 running boards/side steps, Blacked out sequential mirror turn signals
    The toyota OEM kit comes with the harness, the module, and the sensor.

    Edit: Nothing extra needed to install. Someone posted the install instructions above. It says to disconnect the hood latch from the dash panel but that's not necessary, and more a pain in the ass to reconnect than to work around it. And always disconnect the negative from the battery before unplugging any harnesses in the truck.
     
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  6. Aug 1, 2021 at 6:53 PM
    mysubiewasalemon

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    How do you know if the truck came with a Oem alarm ? I’d guess most do . What Part number did you go with I heard they have two different ones
     
  7. Aug 1, 2021 at 6:59 PM
    45longcolt

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    We need a RAINX ONLY sticker for our wiper fluid reservoir.
     
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  8. Aug 1, 2021 at 7:03 PM
    iLLFadedBowl

    iLLFadedBowl Well-Known Member

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    Remote start w/ vehicle control and locator, Prinsu rack w/ Cali Raised Light Bar and 360 LED lights, LED Bedlights, Tailgate lock, 3" Lift, Wheels and Tires, Raptor Lights, LED headlights and fog lights, Blacked out LED taillights, Front windshield eyebrow tint, Rough country bed molle, 8-gang switch to control LEDS, Dominator D6 running boards/side steps, Blacked out sequential mirror turn signals
    An easy way to test if you have an alarm and if it's working is to sit in the truck and lock the doors with the key fob. Wait 30 secs or until the light on the center dash goes from solid to blinking and then manually flipping the door lock above the door handle. If the alarm goes off then you have an alarm and it's set up.
    That's the main reason I added the GBS because it seems as tho the alarm only goes off if the doors are opened manually or the truck is started with it set. I've read stories of smash and grabs without opening the doors and the alarm never goes off.
    Sorry I forgot about the other question on part number. This one here PT398-35160. I'm not exactly sure what the difference is. Manual Transmission vs automatic maybe? Or 2nd gen vs 3rd gen?
    Here is another post about the GBS
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/glass-break-sensor-add-on.664387/page-2
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2021 at 7:09 PM
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    Illegal in some US states too but seldom enforced.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2021 at 7:38 PM
    markram

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    your seat covers look nice! i have the exact same color seat covers and installed them without any unbolting of the seats, although i did get a few scratches in my hands :rolleyes: the blue install tool that came with the seat covers was a huge help in getting the seat cover straps from one side of the seats to the other...
     
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  11. Aug 1, 2021 at 8:13 PM
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    Took it up Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga earlier and my 2nd time going up I was behind this 2nd Gen for a little bit

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  12. Aug 1, 2021 at 9:11 PM
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    Finally got around to installing the Greenlane Offroad bed stiffeners. They look pretty nice and work with the OEM bedmat which is a nice bonus. There are others that maybe go a bit further up, or are completely hidden like the 4WP bracket, but this will probably serve for the life of the truck.

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    While kicking around back there, it seemed like a good time to also hook up the License Plate DIR harness.


    Also finally installed the Redline Tuning Hood QuickLIFT Plus Max Lift Edition.

    For the rivets I originally bought the hand squeeze riveter but in every video it looked like a carpal tunnel inducing struggle, so I went on Amazon to buy a riveter gadget that hooks up to any drill via a 1/4" bit. Connected to the drill it was a total of 17" which was way too long to be practical under to hood, so I used a 1/4" socket on a ratchet to turn it and everything went smooth as silk --effortless riveting.

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    Also workshopping possible vinyl wrap ideas and most recently came across this truck in a thread which inspired a couple mockups.

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  13. Aug 1, 2021 at 10:03 PM
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    I like the second from the bottom, but not sure I’d do white rims.
     
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    Finally put the roof rack on. Thanks UpTop. Also installed pop&lock tailgate lock. Sorry no pics.

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  15. Aug 1, 2021 at 11:05 PM
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    Celebrated hitting 11,111 miles by getting a CVC Tune from @chanvchau. Worth every penny. I was ready to sell the truck but getting the tune today has completely changed my mind. Also, I've been lurking for about a year and finally made an account, so... hello TacomaWorld!

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  16. Aug 2, 2021 at 2:19 AM
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    Functionally, no difference. From a construction standpoint, the 2021 is a single piece vs. the 2018 is 2 pieces (grill plus surround trip piece). I did find out the TSS emblems are mounted differently with different tab orientations… I thought I would now have an extra but that’s not the case. Visually, my 2018 started to chip and peel, and started to show the chrome base coat. I went with the 2021 grill because I preferred the “horizontal lines” it had over the 2018. I’m also waiting on an emblem overlay from IG: c_mento_taco_808 to complete the look.
     
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  17. Aug 2, 2021 at 2:28 AM
    ClassyTacos

    ClassyTacos Wait what.

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    Ha, thank you. I filmed the bumper install on Friday night finished up on Saturday morning, then jumped into the hammer hangers right after. I'm editing the bumper install for this this weekend and then the hangers install for next week. For the rivets I used a combo of a cutting disc then a flapper disc, then an air hammer. I cut the heads off the rivets first, then flap disc flat to the stock hanger. Then I punched the lower rivets out with the air hammer. I clamped the frame support/cross member down to the frame so the air hammer would focus on the rivet only. I should mention that cut the upper rivet head off the lower rivets too. At that point you can beat the stock hanger off with a couple of hammer hits and some pry bars. Then flap disc the upper rivets down to the frame and air hammer them, they came right off with no drilling. Saved a ton of time. I would say start to finish was right around 5 hours, the passenger side I did first went slower as I learned some tips for the driver side. Good luck, there is no way around it. It's going to be a long, dirty day. I did have one stock shackle bolt that I had to cut, so that added some time.
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  18. Aug 2, 2021 at 3:01 AM
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    Nothin crazy yet...
    ...I wanna thank you personally for contributing to my eventual divorce :rofl:

    This is an outstanding point, but one that comes at a premium cost - Im sure!
     
  19. Aug 2, 2021 at 3:20 AM
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    I also got my Liftd gas cap holder in over the weekend. They best part is, it actually works!

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  20. Aug 2, 2021 at 3:42 AM
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    Reinstalled factory grille due to sensor error while running aftermarket TRD Pro grille. Will probably order black grille surround to replace chrome.

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