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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Sep 17, 2023 at 5:55 PM
    TwinTaco31719

    TwinTaco31719 Well-Known Member

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  2. Sep 17, 2023 at 6:06 PM
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  3. Sep 17, 2023 at 6:10 PM
    RichochetRabbit

    RichochetRabbit Ping Ping Ping

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    Probably just moved the rocks around the vehicle he very timidly rolled into position
     
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  4. Sep 17, 2023 at 6:15 PM
    Sparky66

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    Westcott Designs Toyo 285/75/16
    For sure, I would with your truck
     
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  5. Sep 17, 2023 at 6:18 PM
    TwinTaco31719

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  6. Sep 17, 2023 at 6:32 PM
    americsg1

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    Yes, with enough blades and time but that can be said for most if not all cat shields.

    This one suited all my needs and a want or two.
     
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  7. Sep 17, 2023 at 6:34 PM
    rgljr831

    rgljr831 The less you bet, the more you lose when you win

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    285/75/r16 Nitto Trail Grappler M/T’s, Extang 2.0 hard tonneau tri-fold. Billstein 5100’s front/rear with OME 886 coils and Headstrong off-road 3 leaf progressive AAL. All speakers replaced with Kicker CS Series. RCI engine and transmission skid plates. RCI sliders. Garmin Mini Dash Cam 2.
    Thank you! I’ll check em out. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Sep 17, 2023 at 6:38 PM
    apreston1

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    Traded in my 2015 Gen 2 for a new 2023 Gen 3
    IMG_1920.jpg IMG_1677.jpg
     
  9. Sep 17, 2023 at 6:48 PM
    TwinTaco31719

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    Great color choice!
     
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  10. Sep 17, 2023 at 7:15 PM
    mrproduxn

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    Retired/Hobbyist old as f***
    Pretty new truck. Was smart enough to keep my low mileage 2nd gen when I bought my new 3rd gen Sport in 2016. Then was dumb enough to sell that low mileage 2nd gen and keep the 3rd gen. Then in 2021 I was smart enough to sell the 3rd gen for what I paid for it in 2016. Then was smart enough to buy two 2nd gens. Have never missed my 3rd gen. Hope your story ends well.
     
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  11. Sep 17, 2023 at 7:24 PM
    TwinTaco31719

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    That’s a great story!
     
  12. Sep 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM
    Cincy Tacoma

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    Nice
     
  13. Sep 17, 2023 at 7:43 PM
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    trifold solid bed cover (Amazon) Pop & Lock tailgate auto lock LED Headlight/ fog lights, reverse lights, dome/plate lights AVS ventshades Smartliner front & rear floor mats Rough Country neoprene seat covers BHLM NiLight LED strip bed lights NiLight RGB LED strip lights behind rear seat storage NiLight RGB LED strip lights for under hood and behind the grill lighting NAVIKS Apple CarPlay interface on stock Entune system Auxbeam auxiliary fuse box/ switch controller Auxbeam custom fit switch panel (Etsy) Coin holder bucket (Etsy) Center console organizer HookeRoad center console vault 32” Slim LED light bar mounted on CaliRaised Offroad lower bumper brackets Suparee sequential turn signals in black smoke OEM bed mat Sokie Tech hood struts 14” Hood scoop LED light bar RGB Raptor lights with smoked lens K&N air filter with TRD air intake accelerator K&N cabin air filter ViAir portable air compressor TuffSkinz interior red color accents on doors and center console TRD faux Pro shift knob w/ TVD TRD decal Glove box letters from Tacos4Cheap MESO customs chrome delete MESO customs door handle blackout covers MESO customs minimalist key fob V1 & V2, red MESO buttons MESO customs puddle lights MESO customs dual color map lights Matte black steering wheel overlay TVD matte black glove box overlay Pedal Commander A/C drain mod Red/Black paracord grab handles Red seat pull straps LOSTAR faux Pro skid plate Rockville 8” powered subwoofer CaliRaised LED catalytic converter plates Hooke Road tailgate panel Rok-Block tailgate gap seal Rear cab USB mod (idea from @ClassyTacos) Xprite RGB rock lights Falken Wildpeak MT 285/70/R17 Painted calipers red w/ TRD decal Akebono brake pads eBay seat jackers 4WP rock sliders Bought it with: Black Rhino Hammer wheels Spacer lift 285/75/17 Toyo MT’s TRD Pro Grill Hertz Audio speakers/ KENWOOD tweeters
    Brake pads replaced today. Used the Akebono pads as recommended my @TRDRed. I’ve used them on my 2nd gen in the past without complaints.
    I saw that I had some old Duplicolor caliper paint so I went to town on this as well. Was a little leery of doing red calipers as this is a truck, not a race car but the color accent fits my trucks color scheme of black with red accents.
    Paint prep:IMG_1097.jpg
    Primer, did 2 coats:
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    3 coats of red Duplicolor caliper paint:
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    Added a TRD decal and did a couple coats of clear top coat: (photo is passenger side now/ light was better)
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    Finished up:
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    I’ll admit, got a little impatient waiting for proper drying, plus less than ideal weather for painting today (cool with light rain) and had to do some touch ups.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2023 at 7:50 PM
    apreston1

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    I’d like to hear more about your experience with you 2016 Gen 3. I have read a lot about the growing pains with the 2016-2017 and I expect by 2023 those bugs have been worked out. To make this story a little more interesting, my fallback vehicle is a 2007 FJCruiser which has more “cool factor” than any Tacoma (IMHO).
     
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  15. Sep 17, 2023 at 7:53 PM
    apreston1

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    Story is nicht so gut.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2023 at 8:10 PM
    TRDRed

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    I'll probably do the same at some point, but I like the look for now - inexpensive mod. :rolleyes: I picked up the LED fogs from a local TW member. Link to the film is in my post but here it is again JIC:
    https://lamin-x.com/toyota-tacoma-trd-2016-fog-light-covers.html
     
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  17. Sep 17, 2023 at 8:20 PM
    TRDRed

    TRDRed Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff, thanks for the details! :thumbsup:

    Highly recommend the plug-n-play DS18 PRO-ST Tweeters. Surprisingly good upgrade. More here:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...3rd-gen-today.399305/page-13227#post-28985602

    Also, have a set of Rockford Fosgate P1675 that I had in the rear doors. Worked great but I replaced all four speakers with Infinity References. Like new. Shoot me a PM if you'd like to try them out, pay me for shipping and whatever you think they're worth.
     
  18. Sep 17, 2023 at 8:30 PM
    TRDRed

    TRDRed Well-Known Member

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    Looks terrific! :thumbsup: Going fast is great... being able to stop? Priceless. ;) Post pics with them peeking through the wheels after everything dries out!
     
  19. Sep 17, 2023 at 8:40 PM
    TwinTaco31719

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    Agreed!
     
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  20. Sep 17, 2023 at 8:58 PM
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    RCI sliders & engine skid, BAKFlip MX4, PPF, and many other smaller things
    I'm interested in more details on your taillight tint. I looked at the Lamin-x pre-cut ones but they barely cover anything. So I think I'd have to do it custom and not sure of the best way to cut the vinyl. I'm guessing I could do two parts (side with one piece, back with another), and use knifeless tape to get the edges right (the tape looks like a great idea, but I've never used it).

    TIA.
     
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