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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. Mar 6, 2024 at 3:00 AM
    Charlie Too

    Charlie Too Well-Known Member

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    Google is often full of shit, but in this case, I'll give it a try. Just don't ask it to produce an image of George Washington.
     
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  2. Mar 6, 2024 at 3:42 AM
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    Really would like to replace my 19 stereo head unit, but want to retain the non stereo factory applications. I’m not looking to watch DVD’s at the mall, just listen to music, have My iPhone connected with iplay, and listen to CD’s, or downloaded Bluetooth music. ( not all of us are flat landers, and find cell service sparse much of the time).
    Toyota no longer supports Entune, which means, everything is hands on, no verbal commands are recognized, no Siri, no Alexa, etc..
    Thinking about the DDX9907XR, although it’s 5 years old now. Question is, what additional costs will be incurred to get it to function? Apparently I need a maestro interface, and numerous interface cables, mic, sat, steering wheel button harness, and ???.
    Anyone been down this road, what exactly is needed, and what was the outcome? Did it all work, or did you continue to throw money at it?
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2024 at 5:29 AM
    oostroma

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    TRD emblems, tinted windows, OEM running boards, AVS vent shades, RMAS upgrade, LED lights in front and rear, interior LED lighting upgrade, LED lighting in bed, touch control dash mount for LED lighting, auxillary 12v and USB jacks in bed, replace all speakers with Infinity, custom mod with Bose tweeters, TRD Pro illumination mod...

    Personally I couldn't justify spending over $1000 replacing the HU and buying all those adapters in order to retain all the factory interface functions. Therefore, I purchased this module that mounts under the HU in order to provide me with Android Auto, voice commands and live Google maps. My TRD OR version had the Sirius module mounted underneath and I just removed it entirely. You can retain the Sirius module but I never cared for the technology and took it out.

    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0CB2ZR6QZ?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
     
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  4. Mar 6, 2024 at 6:08 AM
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    Bilstein 6112/Eaton Truetrac/RCI sliders Some other stuff
    Got a FabFours rear bumper from my friend for free. Wouldn't recommend the one man installation but with some creative jack work, rubber bands on the stud plates, using a generator to balance the one end and some luck I got it on by myself without any damage to my truck.

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  5. Mar 6, 2024 at 6:25 AM
    ssd2k2

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    When I installed mine by myself I used Rubbermaid totes with some blankets on top to hold the bumper close to position.

    Did you check your tailgate clearance against the bumper when open? Mine was incredibly close to touching the bumper.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2024 at 6:38 AM
    K9tacoma

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    Week of installs and upgrades for this Taco.

    Two big ones (yesterday) but finished up late so I couldn't get any good pictures. Alltop soft-shell RTT on my bed bars installed. I was hoping to get to use it this weekend, but it looks like they're calling for almost an inch of rain so I think I'll hold off until next weekend.
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    Second one was the AllPro Offroad bumper with bull bar - can confirm it doesn't affect TSS sensor even with Pro grill. I moved my hidden light bar down to the bumper and it fits perfect. Just need to figure out what I'm doing for a winch and I'll be sitting pretty!

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    One of everything and my awning on my Prinsu:
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    Just doing a bit of saving before I end up buying the bed rack to attach to the KBVoodoo VRS base rails, I really want to get aluminum (pricey but worth it) since I'm sure I'll pack the bed full of heavy gear and can use all the weight savings I can get. Otherwise, truck is doing great, just rolled over 10k and did my 2nd oil change this past weekend.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2024 at 6:41 AM
    Backdoc

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    I did, it has room. I had to mess with it a little bit before I tightened it up but it was pretty easy to align.
     
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  8. Mar 6, 2024 at 8:09 AM
    king.cong.1119

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    Made a video showing how I undercoat my Tacoma to prevent rust, I used two products

    Rustoleum Rust Reformer https://amzn.to/3Im0I6t

    CRC Rust Inhibitor https://amzn.to/48H70rY

    They worked great on my previous Tundra so I am doing it again with the TACOMA

     
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  9. Mar 6, 2024 at 9:26 AM
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    AWE Exhaust, KARTBOY exhaust hangers, custom 1/0 exhaust grounding, lots of Titanium hardware from my old builds, silly JDM bits from my old Subaru builds, Uniden Bearcat Off Road CB, Firestik 2 w/custom CF mount, custom KARTBOY plate frame with Rigid Ind Spot on ball head mount, Yakima Mega Warrior w/custom CF cross brace. ARP extended studs (not installed yet), Optima Red Top, Siless Insulation in cab. Diode Dynamics LEDs throughout... More titanium fasteners. K&N intake snorkus delete. Greddy hose clamps throughout. DBA 4000XS Brake Rotors. TRD PRO fogs. Dakine Tail Gate Pad. More to come of course.
    Super Exciting...not...Carhartt Seat Cover. I've not had cloth seats in years and have gotten tired of having to vacuum them every time I get groceries or put luggage back there. They collect debris like they are adhesive material. :rolleyes:

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  10. Mar 6, 2024 at 10:11 AM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    My best truck by a long shot was my 1986 Ford F150 4x4.

    300ci, straight 6, 4 spd stick and manual hubs. Steel floors, steel inside door panels, steel interior ceiling above your head, and no A/C.

    Bench seat which came in handy. No freaking computers!

    In 13 years replaced one clutch, a radiator, and one inner needle bearing.

    Never left me stuck. About 250 offroad trips throughout BC with that truck. It took a beating. Paid $14K brand new, sold it for $5K. Basically a stock truck, still ran like new after 13 years, but we moved into Vancouver and offroad trips became scarce so I sold it and bought a car for city driving.

    If they still made a plain bare bones truck like that with no computers, I would sell my Taco (or any modern pickup) to buy another. Ain’t gonna happen.

    I would not buy a new full size pickup from any brand out there.



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  11. Mar 6, 2024 at 10:20 AM
    barch88

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    Car wash and new sticker

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  12. Mar 6, 2024 at 10:29 AM
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    Do you have a link to those lights?
     
  13. Mar 6, 2024 at 10:30 AM
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    You may want to move this to the audio section. The feedback is pretty good. I use Crutchfield to fill in the blanks. They will tell you everything you need to retain install and factory functions like steering wheel contols. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113DDX9907/Kenwood-Excelon-Reference-DDX9907XR.html
     
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  14. Mar 6, 2024 at 10:37 AM
    ssd2k2

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    Here are the lights I got, they don't come with connectors so you have to figure out how you want to connect them.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CHMRXVS6?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

    I had lights up there before so I reused my existing wiring that was in place and used these connectors. They work ok but eventually I want to upgrade them to Deutsch Connectors.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FP1HXHQ?ie=UTF8&th=1
     
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  15. Mar 6, 2024 at 11:29 AM
    SGJarrod

    SGJarrod Jester of the Degen...

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    I got a sticker and some cool valve stem caps...
    Did a couple things this week. TacoMods radio knobs. And Diode Dynamics LED Stealth Light Bar kit.

    The radio knobs are a must! So much better. I did the standard size for the 8" screen. But can imagine the XL version is even better.

    The light bar. Kind of a pita. It's nothing complicated, but damn! Getting the bolts on the end of the bar in the bracket can be frustrating. Looks great and works even better.

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  16. Mar 6, 2024 at 11:37 AM
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    SGJarrod Jester of the Degen...

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    I got a sticker and some cool valve stem caps...
    Those 300 straight 6's were indestructible and torquey af. Those yrs of f150's are what we always used on the farm growing up. Great trucks. We eventually moved to late 90's f250's with the 7.3 turbo diesel. Oh, man!!! Those are a lifetime truck if you're a diesel guy.

    You can still find those 80's f150's in good shape. U just have to go to Texas. Sigh... I live in part of the rust belt.
     
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  17. Mar 6, 2024 at 11:44 AM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    Yeah they were indestructible and the torque just insane. After 13 years of bush trips, I sold it to a guy who was going to use it for logging operations in the mountains around Squamish BC. In other words he was going to beat on it daily in deep mud, snow and horrible trashed logging cut roads.
     
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  18. Mar 6, 2024 at 11:48 AM
    SGJarrod

    SGJarrod Jester of the Degen...

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    I got a sticker and some cool valve stem caps...
    @ppat4 that sounds about right. We always jokingly called the 300 a stump puller. And yes, have done that many times with one. :D

    I personally was always partial to the 302. Might b my favorite engine of all time. Quick revving v8.
     
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  19. Mar 6, 2024 at 12:19 PM
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    Grill, headlights, tail lights, mirror turn signals, rock sliders, tint, bed cover, fog lights, KDMax tune, interior mods...
    Joying headset last night, a little tricky for me to get the back up camera to work but thanks to help from fellow TW members got it to work. Already had the Subaru tweeters, kicker front and rear door and a small sub. I have to say what a massive upgrade in sound quality and raw power. Stock I'd usually roll around with volume at 50ish and this I don't want to go above 20. IMG_3292.jpg
     
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    I decided to get this for my Taco and Subaru. It works great! Takes a little time to start but I haven't had any major problem with it. One time I couldn't connect to it and had to restart my car.

    https://amzn.to/4a4pdRt
     

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