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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. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:02 PM
    HanShotFirst

    HanShotFirst Well-Known Member

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    I tackled the lift by myself in my driveway. It was tough. It was just me. Looking back, I would have finished waaaaay sooner if I had gotten some help. If I change my suspension down the road, I'll definitely have help. The bushing was no where near as bad, in my opinion. It was a little nerve-racking making sure pieces of the bearing didn't fall back into the case, but the videos out there on removal and installation are really good. I bought the removal tool, not the installation tool. I felt the removal tool was worth it. The space is limited. Installing the bushing was a lot like installing a pinion seal on a rear end. It was as expected: a pain but nothing I hadn't done before. Whatever you decide to do, good luck!:thumbsup:
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:03 PM
    stftaco

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    Oh cool. Would you mind posting a pic, and where you got your letters? I'm not opposed, but I haven't seen them on MGM. If I do it, I'll have to splurge and get the chrome delete for the raised letter emblems.
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:05 PM
    tacoshell88

    tacoshell88 Not that well known member

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    So, yesterday I installed the anytime front camera and the decal on the sensor cover thing. Well, I did some of the install but my S/O soldered the wires. I guess I ordered the one you have to solder wires to but luckily someone in my household was handy and had the tools already lol.

    I mounted it on a bracket I got from @mdh_us and it made the mounting part super easy. I really liked the holes were pre drilled for the grill mount annd the hole I had to drill myself for camera placement/preference.

    Since I had to remove the grill anyway, I finally decided it was a good time to place the decal on the Toyota logo that I got from c_mento_taco_808 about a year ago. I accidentally broke one of tabs on it but superglued it back.

    Overall, it was kind of a struggle the front camera kit but got it done. And here’s a picture to show.

    I think next, I’ll get around to installing the shift knob I got from @oostroma in the near future. I just procrastinate A LOT.

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  4. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:07 PM
    HanShotFirst

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    I really like those wheels. They are on my short list of wheels I'm considering when I have to get new tires.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:09 PM
    rgljr831

    rgljr831 Well-Known Member

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    Nice work! Diggin the decal. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:34 PM
    Bogus16

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    I got them on Amazon. Subtle but totally worth it. They are more noticeable when it is brighter out obviously. Tailgate Insert Letters... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GWW6299?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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  7. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:36 PM
    cc-rider

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    Installed the Caliraised LED Premium Roof Rack. I just finished the install today. A couple notes...the video on their webpage helps a lot. Watched it several times pre-installation and during install. But for me, the side panels and extrusions did not match exactly and it was a pain in the ass to get all the screws all the way in. Mounting lights, front panels and rear panels pretty straight forward, but the side panels were a real b*tch.

    The wiring harness for the light bar was helpful, but the 2-pin DTP plug on the wiring harness did not match the 2-pin plug on the light. Had to cut the plugs off and solder/heat shrink, etc to get the light to work. That was disappointing.

    With those couple negative notes, I do like the looks of the rack. I like the flip up light bar cover. I haven't driven too far today, but haven't noticed any wind noise so far. But I haven't been over 50 mph. I will hit the highway tomorrow and have a better idea then.

    Pics show headlights and light bar comparison and rack with light bar cover opened and closed. IMG_2093.HEIC.jpg IMG_2095.HEIC.jpg IMG_2097.HEIC.jpg IMG_2092.HEIC.jpg
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  8. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:46 PM
    stftaco

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    Yes, subtle was exactly the word that came to mind when I saw the pics. They do look pretty good. Thanks!
     
  9. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:48 PM
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    Installed OEM Tailgate Lock with a remote, swapped wheels to trd pro's and Falken tires. Installed trd pro tail lights. Sound deadening and speakers upgrade next..

    TRD PRO Exhaust worth it or not? I can't decide.. is it really same as stock or at least a little different sound?
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  10. Sep 15, 2022 at 5:56 PM
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    Really getting stuff done fast! I was the same way. What do you plan to do for speaker upgrade? Any plans for a lift?
     
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  11. Sep 15, 2022 at 6:09 PM
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    Thanks I appreciate the info. I really like doing things myself for savings and gaining experience. I just worry some of this may be a little over my head, mainly the ECGS installation. I also really hate asking others for help.
     
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  12. Sep 15, 2022 at 6:10 PM
    bromeister

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    The morimotos are sexy. I must resist!! :spending:
     
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  13. Sep 15, 2022 at 6:14 PM
    V2009

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    Yeah I want to do it all at once and be done with it so I can enjoy it :)
    I was stretching out on mods with 4runner until the better half crashed it to the point where I had to sell it... ( luckily it was good time to sell )

    Noico sound deadening, JBL speakers swapp to the better JBL's, doors only.

    so far I like it without the lift but will see , maybe in the future will go with Eibach's stage 2 but might need help with that one...
     
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  14. Sep 15, 2022 at 6:34 PM
    Bogus16

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    I’m in the same boat. I have modified to the point where I am content, however I am now considering a lift. It never ends!
     
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  15. Sep 15, 2022 at 6:37 PM
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    I love those too! But I was able to swap with another Tacoma owner who had the oem taillights that I like. Best part was it was free. With my total tails from meso I am pretty content for now.
     
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    MGMDesertTaco I believe you have my stapler.

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    TRD Catback is a little mellower at idle and a little louder above 3500k or so. It's on my want/ to do list.
     
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  17. Sep 15, 2022 at 6:56 PM
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    Adopted a new co-driver, aka navi-guess'r
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    Mounted my ultra gauge.
    They have the instructions on their website to calibrate it for 2016+ now - pretty easy and takes about 5 minutes fiddling to understand and get the layout you want.

    I decided to put it on top of the driver a/c vent. I can still look easily without any obstruction - yet in my face so my eyes don’t wander too far while driving.
    Perfect timing that in came in too. I’m going off road tomorrow and wanted to start reading trans temps - if I see an area of concern I’m gonna retire the OEM trans cooler, go larger and add an auxiliary fan

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    Looking forward to seeing the illuminated shift knob installed.
     
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    CmdrTrekk Dante & Me

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    Got a really good trash can for the back seat that I'm kind of excited about. ;) Tinted the front windows and windshield strip Glovebox and Console dividers MESO Hi/Lo LED Dome and Sylvania map lights Upgraded Sylvania down road halogen headlights Toyota Bed lights Tailgate Power Lock Nitto Ridge Grapplers (stock size) Anytime Backup Camera on front with switch MESO Customs Puddle Lights w/ switch OEM Roof Rack TRD Air Filter K&N Cabin Air filter MESO Customs Gasshole MESO Customs pocket switch plate ARB Awning w/ sides and back Taco Vinyl radio knob Mountain Hatch Tailgate Panel Midland MXT275 with clean set up and Ghost Antenna Tonneau Cover - tri-fold Cali-raised Lower bumper light bar Baja Designs ditch lights Icon Add a leaf 2” rear lift Bilstein 5100 with 1” front lift with rear shocks Rear diff breather relocation TacoMods ECT gear shift button KTJO4x4 A-Pillar Handle RAV4 spot mirror Exhaust Re-route Mobtown Hidden Hitch Rear Bumper RCI Full skid plates + Cat guards Fuel Tank Skid plate Heated seats On the list: Battery Upgrade to AGM Soundskins sound dampening? Randy Ellis Rock Sliders? Remote Start? 31" tires Re-Gear Tune? Aluminum low profile front bumper Oil change upgrade
    Successfully sold my OEM tonneau Cover on Craigslist (I KNOW RIGHT!?) for only $150 (booooo). BUT I traded the plastic bed rail from my OEM (pre-notched) with the guy for the uncut version *snort* which was a $400 value at my local Toyota Gouging Parts Department ($250 online). So overall that's a win because I didn't have to buy more stuff.

    Anyway I got a UnderCover Flex (no ultra) and OMG it's SOOOO LIGHT HOLY SHIT GUYS. I got so tired of the OEM cover being so damn heavy all the damn time and slamming all the time and then not opening all the way and making it impossible to get stuff from Home Depot or that one time I rescued a motorcyclist off of a mountain and could barely fit his shit in the bed. So this is a huge boon. I'll be curious to get a car wash and see how waterproof it really is though.

    But right now the truck is full of IKEA boxes and I can take them to the recycle center and I'm very excited.

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