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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. Nov 8, 2023 at 8:27 PM
    3GTCMLMTD

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    Let us know how it goes and how you like it :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Nov 8, 2023 at 8:59 PM
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    I didn't but had I known that paying over 1k for the shittiest GPS I've ever seen in a vehicle (including in cars that are up to 20 years old) along with how trashy their electronics are, I may have bought the Nissan Frontier. I legit like the Tacoma better as a truck, including in the looks department but holy jeez, their infotainment is fucking garbage. Ironically, when you swap out the dash tweeters it doesn't sound half bad. Not great by any stretch of the imagination but good enough for most people.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:04 PM
    WaitingOnMyR1T

    WaitingOnMyR1T No longer waiting…

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    Getting the Alpine ILX-F511 from Trail Grid Pro solved a lot of the infotainment issues and eliminated the need for adapters for wireless CarPlay.

    https://trailgridpro.com/products/alpine-ilx-f511-plug-play-bundle-16-23-tacoma

    I have this but the 9” may look like a better fit for the dash to some.
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:16 PM
    RichochetRabbit

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    I have a dedicated portable Garmin GPS. Display-layout is far superior to in-dash system, and I can get updates for that dedicated GPS whenever, unlike "if you subscribe" like the Toyota in-dash.

    Besides, in-dasj cannot move with me if I must leave the vehicle, and cell phone "network required" GPS is useless without the network. Granted Gaia/Trallforks/others can download "offline maps", but then you need to power the phone for GPS as well as talking ... and abandoning the vehicle means you want the phone to talk if you finally get a signal.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:27 PM
    McHale

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    My fault for not test driving a vehicle with built in nav. But I seriously couldn't have imagined it would be THIS God-awful. In 2023 NONE of their "engineers" considered muting the music/radio when it has to give navigation instructions? Seriously? I've never seen another nav system NOT do that, even since the earliest days of vehicle GPS. Had I known how seriously flawed it is I wouldn't have paid extra for nav and I certainly wouldn't have paid extra for "pReM1uM aUd10." That money could have put in a MUCH MUCH MUCH better system with money left over. Or a different vehicle.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:28 PM
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    I think there's a TSB mentioned in this thread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/qi-pad-lifting-bubbling-up.629831/
    Not sure I'm interested in getting it replaced and may be too late to take advantage anyhow.
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:32 PM
    WaitingOnMyR1T

    WaitingOnMyR1T No longer waiting…

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    You can download offline maps on Apple Maps or Google Maps too.
     
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    All the things
    Ever had the pleasure of replacing the b pillar vinyl? Your finger tips will thank you

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    Even Ferrari has been known to install useless sat-nav (ask the Top Gear crew, they will tell you). I have lived too long to expect something more-or-less-optimized for off-roading to be luxurious in all areas. And I have learned in those years that I must sometimes make my own "optimized" feature.

    My 15-ft work desk optimized for easy movement underneath and 70-degree bend for stability, my holder for work-out weights holding weights at 2 ft and a 20-degree angle, my nightstand with flip-down sides for storing things easy-access, my bathroom towel rack that is as wide as a normal batch towel ...

    I fix what I must, leave the whine for the cheese.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:35 PM
    rgljr831

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    Didn’t buy the GPS bullshit but I did install all Kicker speakers and the sound is much improved. Agree the infotainment system is crap but I wouldn’t even think about Nissan…
     
  11. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:36 PM
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    I drive cross country almost monthly. Built-in Nav that is this shitty is a little more than a "whine." It's not like I got it for free.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:39 PM
    rgljr831

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

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    Ever consider a Nissan? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Replaced my 285/70/17’s today with 285/75/17’s

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    Seriously, I could live with the stock speakers if I had to. But the fact that it can't properly handle a USB thumb drive is embarrassing. Most of the time, most of the options don't work.

    My last vehicle was a Nissan and after 150k miles, had zero issues. The infotainment from 2014 was leaps and bounds better than Toyota's 2023. Nissan's 2023 is WAY better than what they had in 2014. From a truck perspective, I think the Taco is a better truck (though some of the issues that plague it are problematic - leaking timing chain cover, plastic manifold cracking, etc.).
     
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    Yep. My last vehicle was a Nissan. Fantastic vehicle. I miss it more every day.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:49 PM
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    rgljr831 The less you bet, the more you lose when you win

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    Then get another one. Just tired of hearing some people rag on the Tacoma instead of enjoying what it’s capable of. This thread is “What have you done to your 3rd gen today?” not “How has your 3rd gen disappointed you today?”
     
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    THIS
     
  18. Nov 8, 2023 at 9:57 PM
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    Man, if someone started that thread this forum couldn't afford all of the traffic.
     
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  20. Nov 8, 2023 at 10:05 PM
    rgljr831

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

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    Well, then guess you better start kickin’ rocks….:facepalm:
     

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