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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 6, 2022 at 2:42 AM
    ClassyTacos

    ClassyTacos Wanna Makeout

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    Can I get a firewall pic? I'm having mine done soon and would like to see how far back you went in relation to the cab mount and how high you cut.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2022 at 4:54 AM
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    Those pictures of the truck torn apart scare me.
     
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  3. Aug 6, 2022 at 4:56 AM
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    My Cat Shield is coming Tuesday. Were you able to install it without removing the skid plate? (Some videos say you can)
     
  4. Aug 6, 2022 at 5:38 AM
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    Nah. That wasn't the first dash I've disassembled.

    Just have to remember the sequence of putting it back together. Like a game of Simon, only with plastic clips and 10mm screws.


    (That lower left kick panel is still the worst though. That one is my bain)
     
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  5. Aug 6, 2022 at 5:50 AM
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    This is an ebc kit I just installed. Haven’t got to drive it yet to get a good feel for it.


    I’ll try and snag some more while I’m working on it today
     
  6. Aug 6, 2022 at 5:58 AM
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    Driver mod and doing 10 under for all the MPGs
    Making some progress. Giving it about 30 mins a day after work. I suck at painting as well. Got the channels cleaned out (this step is a ROYAL P.I.T.A.). But the first one is nearing completion. Hoping to get an extension harness built (DIY) for the diode dynamics switchbacks so I can simply wire it with the adapters and not hack in to factory wiring, @daveeasa was a tremendous help on finding the correct connector to make this happen.
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  7. Aug 6, 2022 at 6:24 AM
    wcoffman

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    Front pass door handle replacement, Tyger step rails, Tyger soft bed cover, DDSS3 fogs, TRD skid, OR front tow hook, SokieTech hood struts, front seat covers (neoprene), metal oil filter housing, magnetic old plug, Cyclone under hood lights, Miller cat shield.
    Not the OP, but yes on my ‘18 with the OEM TRD skid.
     
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  8. Aug 6, 2022 at 6:34 AM
    ryanvar42

    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    So, what are you doing exactly? Why not just buy the OEM LEDs and not go through all this? Genuine question
     
  9. Aug 6, 2022 at 6:40 AM
    TacoNonspecialist

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    I'm a glutton for punishment. Honestly, wanted a few more options and save a little $$ (all in so far about $800). Wanted a different look as well. I actually prefer the look of the projector headlights with BHLM vs the oem LED as well. Halfway thru this project those factory led assemblies are looking a bit better though lol.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2022 at 6:41 AM
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    Looks like he’s doing the blackout mod. I don’t blame him OEM LED headlights are expensive. I’m looking to buy some used headlights I can do this with.
     
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  11. Aug 6, 2022 at 6:44 AM
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    Exactly what I did. Purchased a good used set from a member on this site and got to work. This is a long, tedious process, and hope the outcome is worth it.

    Also, wife likes this hobby better than me spending $$ at the range every weekend
     
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  12. Aug 6, 2022 at 6:54 AM
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    I do every 7500km myself. Oil is cheaper than an engine.
     
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  13. Aug 6, 2022 at 7:01 AM
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    I do filter every 5K miles, oil every 10K. Seriously doubt I’ll ever stress the engine to the point of synthetic oil breakdown. If dirt is the culprit then new filter should remedy.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2022 at 7:07 AM
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    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    Seems like a cool project then to keep you bus, and I’m sure have some great lights after. Ugh range time gets expensive quick and is over too fast
     
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    Yes, easy to install without removing the skid. Just leave the driver's side wing off until you get the shield attached to the forward cross member. Once everything was lined up, I was able to slot the driver side wing into place and tighten everything down. Passenger side wing should be attached to the shield while you're still on the ground.

    I didn't completely remove the cross bars. Just remove the two rear bolts and one of the front and then loosen the other front. You can then swing the cross bars out of the way while lifting the shield into place (I used a small floor jack) and then swing the cross bars back into position to hold the shield in place.

    The screws provided with my aluminum version are also aluminum. They are very soft and easy to strip the security-torx heads.
     
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    Driver mod and doing 10 under for all the MPGs
    Been trying to convince the wife to move to a more rural area out of city limits so I can build my own range. Gets shot down every time (pun fully intended). Endless range time and endless ammo costs
     
  17. Aug 6, 2022 at 9:28 AM
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    Thanks, I already was going to try exactly what you said regarding leaving one cross bar bolt in place. Glad to know that worked. Thanks again!
     
  18. Aug 6, 2022 at 10:02 AM
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    Malvolio free zip ties for Stun

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    Small stuff. Removed camper shell for third brake light recall retrofit kit install by dealer, polished out and painted a spot rubbed rawdog by the shell, and briefly admired the truck looking like a truck again.

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  19. Aug 6, 2022 at 10:12 AM
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    Looks great! I have a spot on my front fender I have to touch up from a baseball hitting in causing a chip in the paint. How was the process with that touch up paint? I got the same paint from Toyota.
     
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  20. Aug 6, 2022 at 10:27 AM
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    Got the rear differential fluid changed today. I was planning on changing it after changing the transmission fluid last week but the fill bolt for the differential fluid was rusted on. During the week I banged on it with a hammer a couple times and sprayed WD-40 on it each time. This morning it came right off as well as the drain bolt. Three quarts of fluid came out and three quarts of full synthetic fluid went back in. This was great because my transmission took a half quart more fluid in than came out. I was going to take a picture of the sludge on the drain plug but the paper towel that I cleaned it with got messed up with a small fluid spill. At least there were not any metal shavings on the magnet like my transmission had. One of the reasons for doing this now with 54k miles is because I saw a you tube video of someone with only 15k miles whose differential fluid came out almost black. Mine was only a little darker than the new fluid. All in it took less than an hour for an old man. Easy peasy.

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