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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. Oct 26, 2023 at 9:31 AM
    McPickle

    McPickle IG: @ThatTopoTaco

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    I block every single one that follows my truck account. Each one is sketchy as hell, I really wouldn't trust them. They just steal photos from Marketplace or Craigslist and scam folks into believing they're legit.
     
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  2. Oct 26, 2023 at 10:24 AM
    SH7mi

    SH7mi YotaWerx Pro Tune PA MD DE NJ

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    Copy that. That’s enough info for me… TY
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2023 at 10:43 AM
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  4. Oct 26, 2023 at 11:00 AM
    drizzoh

    drizzoh itsjdmy0

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    OEM Homelink is pnp on all 3g's. Gentex GENK45AMB5. The buttons and compass also match the dash lighting. The homelink buttons are always hot with the factory setup, but I believe Bobs Mirror's makes a pnp harness that bypasses it so it's only hot when the truck is on. Here's a bad (old) photo of mine but it's the only one I have that has the mirror in it:

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    Only other person I've seen that has restitched the knob. Looks great.
     
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  5. Oct 26, 2023 at 12:05 PM
    Kenstogie

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    I just paid mine off last week . It's awesome!
     
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  6. Oct 26, 2023 at 12:12 PM
    Kenstogie

    Kenstogie Well-Known Member

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    Aside from paying off my truck last week, between yesterday and today I change the oil (I have quick change valve) I recommend the valve highly and I'd ng aluminum foil under the filter for a basically measles oil change.....also gave the girl a nice wash and ceramic wax.

    I also learned I should not let leaves and rain stay on my hood for a week.... it leaves orangeish stains that requires a stripping of whatever wax you have on it and one of those bug tar sponge things to remove.... That and about an hour or two of time.

    PXL_20231026_185906293~2.jpg
     
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  7. Oct 26, 2023 at 12:31 PM
    TSAVO

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    New sunshade!
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  8. Oct 26, 2023 at 12:57 PM
    McHale

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    I just finished installing my non-OEM skid plate I got on Amazon for like 165 bucks. It would have been a faster install had I figured a couple things out. 1st, buy it. It's fine. 2nd remember the bolt pattern:

    Front of truck gets medium bolts and smaller spacers
    Middle gets large bolts and large spacers
    Rear gets small bolts and no spacers.

    NOTE: Mine came with 3 long spacers (instead of 2). I used that one to pound down the lock washers. I doubt that's why they included it but I'll take the win.

    Go to the hardware store and bring one of the allen screws with you for the oil filter door. It doesn't ship with an allen wrench. Buy said allen wrench so you can change your oil like a boss.

    Remove the OEM TWO skid plates.

    Next remove 4 bolts per this picture. The instructions are B&W photocopies and you can't see the arrows:

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    Now for your new skid plate.

    When you put the lock washers on over the spacers, knock them down about 1/2 way down the threads. I smashed mine all the way to the bottom, making the bolts nearly impossible to screw in because there was no slack. If you knock them half way down you'll be set. Seriously, this made my install suck. I'm still a little angry about it to be honest.

    Use a floor jack to hold it.

    When you go to mount the skid plate, finger tighten the front bolts first, JUST enough to catch a few threads. Move to the middle and finger tighten those. I would leave the rears off at this point.

    GRADUALLY screw in each bolt a little and move to the next one. You want the plate to go straight up and level. When the plate gets closer to the frame, finger tighten the rear bolts. Once all bolts are in, keep tightening each bolt a little and move on to the next bolt. Keep doing this all the way around. Eventually you'll have it on.

    I'd say the install took me an hour and half or so by myself and I did it while working from home so I would do a little, go in the house and check my email, do some work and come back to it. I also did it in the rain.

    This is the one I ordered. When I placed the order a few days ago they were running a 10% off sale on it so it was $172 with tax and free shipping.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LKQ6FVW?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

    The instructions that come with it are B&W photocopies of the OEM skid plate. They are fine with the exception of the picture I posted above.



    ANYWAY, I got the knock off skid plate installed today. Hard Tonneau Cover arrives tomorrow and I'll do it when I get home from work.
     
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  9. Oct 26, 2023 at 1:23 PM
    Boston Gabe

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    Thank you soooooo munch for that detailed explanation. I’m going to order mine tomorrow. Really appreciate the help and the time you took explaining the pitfalls!
     
  10. Oct 26, 2023 at 1:29 PM
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    My pleasure.

    When I thought I was done I stood back to admire my handy work and the skid plate wasn't level. It hung down too far to the right in the front. And I cranked down all the bolts so that was weird. I had to unscrew all the bolts until the thing was hanging loose and retighten. My bolt heads are a little rounded from how much I tightened and loosened them but it seems to be good now. I'll check them in a month or so as the truck gets driven a little and everything settles.

    Hit me up if you have any questions but it's seriously a good kit and a pretty easy install. It's not fast, but it's not difficult.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2023 at 2:15 PM
    D-knoww

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    I like that TRD down in the lower corner. Nice touch.
     
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  12. Oct 26, 2023 at 2:22 PM
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    I feel your pain. Had the same issues this time of year with my white 2004...maddening.
     
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  13. Oct 26, 2023 at 4:02 PM
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    I use these flexible funnels for the 2.7 filter i have a front trd skid so the 2 pack works great with no mess i also have that valvomax drain i love it

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BW8ZBF58?smid=A1O43JZ4KHHA37&th=1
     
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  14. Oct 26, 2023 at 4:12 PM
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    OEM+
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  15. Oct 26, 2023 at 4:44 PM
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    Awesome, thanks brother. Nice looking truck. Are those DuraTacs?
     
  16. Oct 26, 2023 at 5:09 PM
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    ohh man...

    Not rubbing it in but we actually had an 80 degree day.. shorts and tshirts this afternoon... I'm not looking forward to the cold.
     
  17. Oct 26, 2023 at 5:09 PM
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    Dont forget to contribute to the app as well. The more people posting alerts, the better it is
     
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  18. Oct 26, 2023 at 5:13 PM
    2k2

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    Love it
     
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  19. Oct 26, 2023 at 5:55 PM
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    Shoot at this point any day the high is over 40 is a good day here…
     
  20. Oct 26, 2023 at 6:22 PM
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    Yeah, within just a few weeks, we went from 80's to 50's with it dipping down to 29 degrees on Saturday night... And... my furnace decided to die. I get to spend an unexpected $7K tomorrow to have it replaced. I was planning to upgrade sometime soon, just not tomorrow. If I could just dial back all the adulting going on, that'd be great. Yeah...
     
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