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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. Jun 25, 2022 at 5:10 PM
    Cappy

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    Good luck with your new to you F150. My previous truck was a 2002 F150 FX4 Super Crew. Kept it for 16 years and the only issue was a fuel pump that I had replaced after buying my Tacoma. Loved the truck and sold it because I no longer needed a full size truck. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoyed mine.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2022 at 5:11 PM
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    I didn’t realize that salt was left in the water. I thought it was only used to basically clean the softener beads. I’m sure that spraying salt on the truck would be good.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2022 at 5:59 PM
    MGMDesertTaco

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    Calcium and magnesium minerals cause hard water spots. A softener will add salt to make the water feel more slippery, but won't remove the hard minerals that cause etching. A deionized water system will remove hard minerals as the resin absorbs the calcium and magnesium. However, the life of the resin will be limited depending on your water hardness and total dissolved solids. An in-line carbon filter and softener will prolong the life of the DI resin too. Ideally, you'd have a second inline carbon filter after the softener, but before the DI system, because salt will also shorten the life of DI resin.

    A 50/50 mixture of distilled vinegar and distilled or deionized water will remove spots if they're not etched into the clear. You'll need to polish them out with a random orbital polisher if they're etched. Also, spraying a drying aid on the wet panels before drying will buy you some time. I like Adams detail sprays and spray wax.

    https://www.amazon.com/Adams-Detail...gid=pla-518019100477&ref=&adgrpid=68995954464
    https://www.amazon.com/Adams-Spray-...t=&hvlocphy=9061147&hvtargid=pla-584134694622

    I use a DI Rinse Pro 100, but I also have a whole house water filter and softener system through Aqausure in addition to a wall mounted sediment and carbon filter after the softener, but before the DI system.

    https://clean-garage.com/spot-free-...MI5N6Qt_LJ-AIVqsLCBB3KpgjZEAQYASABEgIcYfD_BwE
    https://dirinse.com/product/d-i-rin...MI5N6Qt_LJ-AIVqsLCBB3KpgjZEAAYASABEgIkd_D_BwE

    https://aquasureusa.com/collections...h-iron-reducing-fine-mesh-resin-48-000-grains

    https://aquasureusa.com/collections...house-water-treatment-system-1-500-000-gallon

    (DI tank not pictured as it's kept indoors during hot summers and carried out and connected as needed.)
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  4. Jun 25, 2022 at 6:06 PM
    Kronk21

    Kronk21 YouTube @ Narrow Gate Expeditions

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    Okay so thank you a hundred times! That is a fantastic response and super helpful! Truly appreciated! I’m going to look into that Adam’s detail spray for sure… I need something like that setup our water is terrible. Turns everything salt white and ruins shower heads..
     
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  5. Jun 25, 2022 at 6:23 PM
    PFL_Customs

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    I washed my truck 3 times since 2019, everytime its a full detail, ceramic coating, and I put a layer of undercoat on, well... everything under the truck,

    So far no rust no anything really, every now and then I will hit the leaf springs with the power washer because they get squeaky. Crazy when I do the yearly wash dirt falls right off paint in fantastic shape.

    Now I do have my roof wrapped for protection. Plastics have a clear film on them and the again have the 3 year ceramic coating but do it once a year. It also helps the truck is the color if dirt but yeah im a few months into this years wash, just drove it 3100 miles to Alaska.

    Ive put 70k on it since new in 2019 drove it across Mexico, the US twice, Canada once. I do wipe down the kings as well every 10k and grease everything

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  6. Jun 25, 2022 at 6:29 PM
    PFL_Customs

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    The "and I think I'm done" quote.... then you browse tacomaworld and find 709 things you dont need but need and in a few years you have a offroad machine sent from the gods sitting in the driveway.....
     
  7. Jun 25, 2022 at 6:41 PM
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    Honestly my gf coordinated the install so what you’re saying is a bit over my head lol I just know we have like two tanks and a salt basin I have to refill every so often and a filter for the sediment


    Edit: loooove Adam’s stuff
     
  8. Jun 25, 2022 at 6:46 PM
    Kronk21

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    That’s awesome! Love the build are those water on the roof? I am so jealous I wanna drove to Alaska. It’s on the to do list..
     
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  9. Jun 25, 2022 at 6:51 PM
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    So how was the sound reduction to you? I picked up an orange noodle at SFI (1.99) last week, stuffed it in, and the cab seems to be quieter. I'd also put foam in the vents when I put soundproofing on the back wall of the cab a couple of years ago.
     
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  10. Jun 25, 2022 at 6:54 PM
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    Yes they are pressurized water tubes about 8 gallons 7 to 9 minutes of flow on a low flow shower head. And the drive was amazing highly recommend doing it.
     
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  11. Jun 25, 2022 at 6:58 PM
    E.T.

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    Where'd you get the console cover?
     
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  12. Jun 25, 2022 at 7:17 PM
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    Finally did the 2lo mod!
    Took about an hour.
    Very cool functionality
     
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  13. Jun 25, 2022 at 7:25 PM
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    it slows them down or you can use a clamp that uses a socket - better
     
  14. Jun 25, 2022 at 7:33 PM
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    this is better than the clamp and only about 18-20$
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  15. Jun 25, 2022 at 7:38 PM
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  16. Jun 25, 2022 at 7:51 PM
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    Mod day today. Pic heavy!! My list:
    - TC UCA
    - TC LCA
    - Toytec 700 springs
    - Toytec block to level out rear
    - Denso iridium plugs
    - Oil change
    - Alignment

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  17. Jun 25, 2022 at 8:08 PM
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    this is absolutely incredible good job!
     
  18. Jun 25, 2022 at 9:03 PM
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    Finally installed my CaliRaised hidden bumper light bar. Then because the state I live in is very restrictive regarding exterior vehicle lighting, I installed a magnetic light bar cover to make sure it is truly hidden.
    Pretty happy with how it turned out.
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  19. Jun 25, 2022 at 9:11 PM
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    It's interesting to see a Taco with all those mods and yet stock wheels, nice
     
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  20. Jun 25, 2022 at 9:17 PM
    MGMDesertTaco

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    I've had one sitting in a box for almost 4 years. I keep forgetting about it. Are you using the included switch or something else like a switch pro or auxbeam control panel?
     
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