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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by because_wumbo-truck, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Jul 30, 2017 at 4:33 PM
    OnHartung'sRoad

    OnHartung'sRoad -So glad I didn't take the other...

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    Somewhere in the Mojave Desert...
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    Just got back from a shakedown overnight camp out with the new trailer and Taco. Thanks to several on this thread, I saved a lot of money installing my own brake controller without paying for it and had a great time. The extra power of this truck made it a pleasure going up the mountain roads, whereas my Gen 1 Taco with over 270k miles requires me to use more turnouts due to slow speed- it did well enough, but was pushing it to keep at safe speeds up the steeper hills. Looking forward to many more trips with this rig, in fact we are planning on taking the trailer up to Oregon in a couple weeks to watch the eclipse. You can see the front hitch I also installed in the photo, have not used it yet, but on my older Taco I used it to push the trailer into our narrow parking area behind a sharp turn. IMG_0600.jpg
     
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  2. Jul 30, 2017 at 4:42 PM
    Hellvillain

    Hellvillain Well-Known Member

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    Tailgate light. Love these for some reason 20170730_193403.jpg
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2017 at 4:50 PM
    allVOLfan4LIFE

    allVOLfan4LIFE Well-Known Member

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    Do you have spacers on your wheels or is that just how those wheels sit? Thinking about a small spacer for my stock TRD wheels.
     
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  4. Jul 30, 2017 at 4:54 PM
    trabo

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    Swapped the chrome caps for the black ones.

    This will hold me off an $800 aftermarket bumper...


    for a while anyway.
     
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  5. Jul 30, 2017 at 4:55 PM
    yago8541

    yago8541 IG @filipinotaco8541

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    Put these on and tried them out today. Rockymounts Driveshaft Track. Pretty secure and best of all, lockable
     
  6. Jul 30, 2017 at 5:05 PM
    socal996

    socal996 Well-Known Member

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    Curious as to where you ended up with your lift, did you change from just the 5100s?
     
  7. Jul 30, 2017 at 5:19 PM
    yago8541

    yago8541 IG @filipinotaco8541

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    I've had this set up since I got the truck. It's 5100 all around. Front is set at .85 with stock springs. 265/75 R16 KO2

    I was looking into getting a little bit more lift by going with different springs and an AAL
     
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  8. Jul 30, 2017 at 5:21 PM
    KEFarm

    KEFarm Well-Known Member

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    Bed rack installed just in time for the lake
     
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  9. Jul 30, 2017 at 5:44 PM
    Haikin

    Haikin Well-Known Member

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    What size?
     
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  10. Jul 30, 2017 at 5:46 PM
    KTJO 4x4

    KTJO 4x4 Well-Known Member

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    I plan to get one of these as well for the winter months. Looks amazing
     
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  11. Jul 30, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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  12. Jul 30, 2017 at 6:02 PM
    KTJO 4x4

    KTJO 4x4 Well-Known Member

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    Tacoma Locking Storage Doors - Thanks to @tacitos

    As he stated in his OP, that you can find here: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/tacitos-white-taco-supremo-build-dclbor-4x4.409534/, the goal was to secure the storage compartments at the back of the bed. I also purchased the items needed to waterproof and seal the storage compartments, but at this time I have not completed that step as I am still up in the air and possibly waiting for any other options that are out there.

    Purchased the following items from my local Home Depot:
    • 3 Packages Mailbox Locks
    • 3/8x3/16" Rubber Foam
    • JB Weld
    The locks fit perfectly into the existing patch holes, there is no need for drilling. I took the advice of the OP and didn't worry about reconfiguring the tumblers so that I could open all (3) locks with the same key. Therefore, I have three different keys. Not a big deal to me, but maybe others. I don't know. I do think you could do the same as the OP if you really wanted and then just get three of the same keys made. You'll have two keys in each pack so you'll only need to have one made up that matches. The reason you will need three keys is because, although it works, you cannot remove the key while in the open position. This is important for the larger compartment since you need to open both locks at the same time.

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    Step 1:

    First thing first, I made sure compartments were cleaned. Man were they gross. Then I removed both doors and the OEM Door Locks. Inserted the new Mailbox Locks.

    Step 2:

    Applied JB Weld to the backside of the lock cylinder.

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    Waited 1 hour for the JB Weld to cure.

    Step 3:

    Assemble the locking arms so the fit snug against the compartment latch slot. Each door latch area has a small tab that keeps the OEM latch from accidentally going to the open position, I used these tabs as a reference when securing the latches. In the OP you will notice that he bent his metal patches to fit snugly. I actually did not take that approach. Instead, on the smaller door, I just took a small sander and sanded a little of the edge on the back side of the compartment so that it fit nice and snug with out bending anything. I was lucky because I only had to do that to the small compartment. The bigger compartment fit right away.

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    Step 4:

    This is where you would apply the Rubber Foam but I skipped this step for now. However, this is what it would look like if you did complete this step from the OP pictures.

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    Like I stated above, I do have this Rubber Foam. I just wanted to hold off for now before I completed this step.

    Step 5:

    Installation

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    Before:

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    Overall, I am extremely happy with how they came out. This was another easy mod that doesn't cost a lot of money. I highly recommend. Thanks again @tacitos
     
  13. Jul 30, 2017 at 6:03 PM
    socal996

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    Looks good, thanks
     
  14. Jul 30, 2017 at 6:32 PM
    IPNPULZ

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    Behind Enemy Lines.....
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    going to be fun!
    Is there a plug under the dash for the controller to plug into I have yet to look but I do have the harness from my 14 TRD Off Road......
     
  15. Jul 30, 2017 at 6:55 PM
    KTJO 4x4

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    Another little update...
     
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  16. Jul 30, 2017 at 6:59 PM
    Istan

    Istan Leave it stock they said

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    There is. Look for a thread on brake controller. If I remember correctly, you'll need a different harness but the thread will confirm. I bought the 3017
     
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  17. Jul 30, 2017 at 7:03 PM
    KTJO 4x4

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    I need to put one of these on my list. NOCO gb40 jump starter. You get that online? I'm assuming this would be great if you are out by yourself and need a jump for some reason.
     
  18. Jul 30, 2017 at 7:11 PM
    Tomstaco

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    Threw on my new Expedition One bumper the other day. Still need to bolt on the license plate and wash the truck. Overall I'm very pleased that I can now hit something tougher than a strong breeze and not wreck my front bumper.
     
  19. Jul 30, 2017 at 7:19 PM
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    That thing is a beast. I have their rear bumper. Hoping to install it next weekend.
     
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  20. Jul 30, 2017 at 7:22 PM
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