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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. May 14, 2022 at 7:31 AM
    thomasburk

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    Thanks I checked out that thread. I'll be opening up the transmission this summer for sure I'm due for a oil change. Hey, does the transmission pan gasket need replacing on pan removal? Assuming it does...
     
  2. May 14, 2022 at 8:24 AM
    Barrydd

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    Installed an aluminum skid plate.
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  3. May 14, 2022 at 10:19 AM
    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    Hauled a bunch of wood chips from a ground up stump at our park. Used them to make the kids a neat little hang out area in the woods behind the house.

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  4. May 14, 2022 at 10:36 AM
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    Replaced the front door speakers this morning. Went with Alpine R-S69.2's. I know everybody does Kicker but this is what sounded best to me using Crutchfield's comparison app on their website. I actually bought them about 2 years ago for my last truck but never got around to installing them. They look a little plain without the grill on:

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    Road Kill Speaker Enhancer - I was trying to figure out how to use this foam kit, but it didn't seem to work with the window glass being behind the speaker.



    Also installed the driver's side door molle panel from Taco Vinyl. First project with the rivet nut setter. I was gathering up some items to install on it but it's just too damn hot outside right now.

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  5. May 14, 2022 at 10:43 AM
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    not entirely sure bud. The procedure I had done at the shop didn’t involve cracking the trans open (as far as i know). I just did a top off, not a drain and flush. Only being at 42k myself, I was performing the 40k routine maintenance when my truck first started driving like a hiccup. Did my diff fluids, and while I was down there I set up my Icon rxt to setting 2 from 1. So at first I thought I had messed up my driveline/pinion angles. Did some down the list troubleshooting, got my alignment checked and made sure my torques and diff fluid levels were good. So it was just down to transmission. I’m tellin ya it was so noticeable in the way the truck drove. There’s videos on youtube. I was convinced I was the first ever 3rd gen to have really bad axle wrap without using blocks under my leaf springs lol. It drove me nuts for almost a month till I had the time to take it into my mechanic. Thank god I did. The truck drives like brand new now.
     
  6. May 14, 2022 at 12:01 PM
    MGMDesertTaco

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  7. May 14, 2022 at 12:59 PM
    TRDTaco420

    TRDTaco420 Chum is Fum

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    Forget the boots. Spray on shoes.

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  8. May 14, 2022 at 1:59 PM
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    There was some kind of tubular structure running through back of the speaker hole. You would have to notch the back of the inside foam piece around this. Most of the adhesive area would be lost. Not sure if enough would have been left for it it stay put. Then you would have to make a notch along the top for the window to slide up and down. The idea of the kit is to create a seamless funnel to channel all the sound out the front. I didn't see how this would have been possible.

    I ended up using a Dynamat speaker kit. It's just 2 12"x12" pieces of sound dampening material. It's meant to do 2 speakers, but you could easily use a full kit for each speaker. I figured it was better than nothing.
     
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  9. May 14, 2022 at 2:02 PM
    MGMDesertTaco

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    Thanks, I'm just going to deaden the doors and call it good enough then.
     
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  10. May 14, 2022 at 2:06 PM
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    If you Dynamat the plastic door panels as well this will improve the base as well as reduce road noise.
     
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  11. May 14, 2022 at 2:27 PM
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    If you’re still looking for an attic net, we’ve got one for sale on our website in the signature below :thumbsup:
     
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    Our attic kits fit both access and double cab models :thumbsup: check them out in our shop link in the signature below
     
  13. May 14, 2022 at 2:48 PM
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    Made an adapter for the wireless charging phone mount using my Ender 3 v2 3D printer. This allows me to mount it on top of the dash trim without having to keep replacing the 2 sided tape everytime it would lose adhesion with my previous setup. Lets see if it holds up.
    https://youtu.be/DbSS137680c
     
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  14. May 14, 2022 at 3:09 PM
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    Another puddle pods post for this forum. Easy but kinda tedious install. The door boots arent as bad as I was expecting. Now to wait for the sun to go down so I can really see what they are like.
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  15. May 14, 2022 at 3:25 PM
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    Did you drop the headliner to take out the light or drill it out?
     
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    That one pic as I was scrolling sure looked like you put Duals on your Tacoma lol Stopped and scrolled back up….oh ok. They look nice!
     
  17. May 14, 2022 at 3:40 PM
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    You must have a lot of weight in the backend. I can’t imagine the tongue weight of that boat is anywhere near as much as that squat looks lol
     
  18. May 14, 2022 at 3:50 PM
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    Edit: Use a dab of grease to hold the nut in the socket until you get it threaded.

    Don't pull the headliner or drill anything. Just follow their YouTube video. Basically pull the 2 clips on the back of the headliner, open the rear window and shove an extension and socket up through the opening and onto the nut. Then attach your small ratchet and unbolt. Follow up with a bead of black silicone. Sounds simple, but I guarantee you'll spend 1-3 hours on this. :rofl:

    It's cheaper if you buy from Amazon.
    https://www.amazon.com/Third-Brake-Lights-Tacoma-2016-2021/dp/B09TR2SYW3?crid=1B7FRZGB1UXP&keywords=third+brake+light+tacoma&qid=1652568484&sprefix=third+brake+light+tacoma%2Caps%2C121&sr=8-5&th=1

    OEM Trim gasket...
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Genuine-OE-Toyota-Tacoma-Chmsl-Repair-00948-CHMSL/314129377

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGv6AbZRuus
     
  19. May 14, 2022 at 3:53 PM
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    Still have to install my MESO KC5 was just wondering on the install method others were doing thanks for the links!
     
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  20. May 14, 2022 at 3:59 PM
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