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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. Feb 28, 2022 at 8:58 AM
    huskcummerbund

    huskcummerbund Well-Known Member

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    Nah, Polarization just filters light based on the angle it hits the film. Light is emitted in all directions and angles, but when light bounces off of a reflective object or water it becomes much more uniform and intense. Polarization films can be tilted to roughly the same angle to filter out that light specifically. If the film is tilted to far in one direction the effect is lost.

    You can actually demonstrate this by putting on polarized shades and staring at your phone while you rotate it. At some angles you'll see the screen, at other angles it will be damn near black. This is because the polarization filter in the screen and the polarization filter in the shades are 90degrees opposed and are blocking nearly 100% of the light. This filtering is typically band specific, in this case Visible Light specific, and have little to no effect on UV light. That requires a different filter that either reflects or absorbs the light in that specific frequency band.

    At least, I think that's how it works.
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  2. Feb 28, 2022 at 8:59 AM
    drizzoh

    drizzoh itsjdmy0

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    Magnaflow Overland Series SS Exhaust installed this weekend. Took all of 15 minutes to put on with my buddy. So nice to finally do a modification on this truck that installs as quickly as it should. Fitment is absolutely perfect and has no clearance issues w/ the 33" spare w/ the Hodakaguy relocation mod (have about 1" free clearance all directions). The volume even at it's loudest option is only noticeable when accelerating and does not drone AT ALL. It might be slightly louder if I didn't deaden the cabin, but what I applied usually doesn't do too much for exhaust noise - need a sound blocking layer to dampen those frequencies. I'm happy with my purchase but hope this packs in over the next few hundred miles because it's very quiet so far. I suppose my neighbors won't hate me and it will be nice for when I eventually swap out the y-pipe and manifolds though. It's so nice to not have that stock eyesore of an exhaust pipe hanging out anymore. The back end of the truck looks so much cleaner.

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  3. Feb 28, 2022 at 9:08 AM
    TartanEagle

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    Yep, it was the polarized sunglasses that allowed me to see the polarized windows on other vehicles.
    And yep, you're spot-on about the polarization opposing light waves at 90 degrees. Easy to see the grid pattern (when you do see it).
    I think my brain farted about the function of polarization. It is about --glare-- and not UV. But I can't say if it all or just mostly; and no UV.
     
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  4. Feb 28, 2022 at 9:28 AM
    eurowner

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  5. Feb 28, 2022 at 9:29 AM
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    Your rear axle reminds me of tits on a stick.
     
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  6. Feb 28, 2022 at 9:30 AM
    drizzoh

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    I mean that's a pretty good subreddit ;)
     
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  7. Feb 28, 2022 at 9:43 AM
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    Ceremic is a must for heat blocking application. The Shop I use has llumar and xpel.
     
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  8. Feb 28, 2022 at 9:44 AM
    WaitingOnMyR1T

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    You have your percentages flipped. On tint, the percentage is the amount of light that passes through not the amount of darkness.

    At least, running 5% is contrary to your hopes of maintaining good night vision.

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  9. Feb 28, 2022 at 10:06 AM
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    So I'm curious. Are our double cabs considered sedan passenger vehicles or suv/van?
     
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  10. Feb 28, 2022 at 10:11 AM
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    Trucks?
     
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    For legal purposes passenger vehicles. Suv/van has a side window behind C pillar.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2022 at 10:41 AM
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    Make sure you trim that tailing end of the 2nd leaf on the shackle side. I don't believe OME has corrected that issue yet.

    If you're unaware, the corner of the leaf contacts the shackle during articulation and will start to gouge through it. True story, happened to me.
     
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  13. Feb 28, 2022 at 10:57 AM
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  14. Feb 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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    Of course I searched this...I considered my dual-cab a passenger vehicle/truck but not an SUV/Van.

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    No I know what I’m talking about lol the lower the % the less light that gets through. 5% is almost limo. 50 % on the windshield is nice medium and 35% is legal limit on most front windows. My point was going toi dark on the windshield is bad. I wasn’t referencing the side windows
     
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    Washed and shammied. Oh and got some 16" Motegi's swapped out from stock. Sold the stock wheels the next day.

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    Looking good! :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Feb 28, 2022 at 12:12 PM
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  20. Feb 28, 2022 at 12:42 PM
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    Eibach TRD PRO springs up front with Icon AAL

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