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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. Oct 19, 2019 at 4:51 PM
    Jamesr913

    Jamesr913 Well-Known Member

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    It's the retraxpro mx.
     
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  2. Oct 19, 2019 at 4:53 PM
    rascott95

    rascott95 Well-Known Member

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    The Tacoma had a big couple of days. Yesterday I had a 2.25” level installed along with some 285/70/17 Ridge Grapplers. Today she got a wash and a new coat of wax before winter. I’m enjoying the look and the ride is pretty close to stock. Thanks for the inspiration folks!

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  3. Oct 19, 2019 at 5:08 PM
    jbroke2

    jbroke2 Well-Known Member

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    TRD Pro Grille, North Mountain Soft Roll Tonneau
    That’s a beauty, looking to do the same tires/rim setup on mine soon
     
  4. Oct 19, 2019 at 5:16 PM
    HMM

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    I had a pretty eventful day with my new 20 Pro:
    -Full ceramic coating and top coat
    -Extended the AC drain hose
    -My AJT Design vent covers arrived in the mail
    -Ordered me a Hitch Skid from War Fabrication
    -Stopped at Auto Zone and replaced the stupid green valve stem caps with black ones and splurged on a new Reese tactical hitch (only because it wasn't chrome, hopefully it'll hold up)

    Just sad I have to leave it sitting for a couple of days to cure. I found a few paint issues that I didn't like but over all it'll do. At least it's protected. Next up is getting the front windows tinted.
     
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  5. Oct 19, 2019 at 5:22 PM
    rascott95

    rascott95 Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate it bud! I’d highly suggest the C rated version of the Ridge Grapplers. I swapped a set of E rated KO2’s for these and the ride is night and day. I won’t make that mistake again.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2019 at 5:37 PM
    IsotopeGear

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    Well, I had some time on a beautiful Saturday...

    - I didn't like all the chrome that came with the 2019 OR and have been slowly getting rid of it. I painted the grille molding/surround vs buying a new one ($10 paint vs $100 molding). Reading on the forum here, rather than using Plastidip or Rustoleum, I went with Epoxy (VHT) paint for durability and matte look and it turned out really nice.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CPIN34/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  7. Oct 19, 2019 at 5:51 PM
    xerogs1

    xerogs1 Well-Known Member

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    Bartact Seat Covers, Cali Raised LED molle bed system, radio knobs and Subaru Tweeters, OCD interior parts, OEM Exhaust tip, dash cam, hood protector, various theft deterrent items. Still a WIP
    Installed a new shift knob today after it showed up in the mail. It is definitely is larger than stock and in pretty good shape for an eBay purchase.
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  8. Oct 19, 2019 at 5:55 PM
    IsotopeGear

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    My RCI 5 degree rock sliders came in yesterday - Whoot!. So, yea. I have read many posts here on the forum and watched the few videos on YouTube for RCI sliders install. These are invaluable. To be honest, I am really surprised there is not an "official" RCI corporate how to video. Really should be. Just sayin'.

    A few things on my 2019:

    1) I installed these solo so a jack/lift is required. I have a motorcycle jack that worked perfectly.

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    2) I didn't see mentioned anywhere in forums or videos, may be specific to 2019+, but there is a plastic frame insert that must be removed to get access to bolt down the front of the sliders on both drivers and passenger side.

    Passenger side frame insert
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    Driver's side
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    3) Brake lines and RCI instructions, Driver's side. On the forums and per the RCI instructions, you are to put the bolt through the frame from the outside and the nut on the inside. If you do that on the Driver's side, you end up with a 3/4" bolt shaft with threads that will stick right between your brake lines. That didn't seem right to me (or safe) so I put the bolt head on the inside and nut on the outside. Seems much safer re brake line rubbing...
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    I used WoolWax coating on the frame before installing the sliders re rust prevention. Seems like a good add but be aware, Fluid Film/WoolWax make the bolts/nuts SLIPPERY :) It's all good though.

    All in all, I am really happy with how they turned out. Solo install is not too bad - if you have a jack and some patience. Motorcycle jack was perfect. Sliders arrived via FedEx with a few minor powercoat dings, nothing too bad. RCI did a great job packing/wrapping. I was quoted 3-4 weeks for delivery and it was on the tail end of that (4 weeks). Top plate looks really good (request by my wife for a step). These are SOLID! Now I can cruise the mall in overlander style...:oldglory:

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  9. Oct 19, 2019 at 6:15 PM
    FlywtrJoe

    FlywtrJoe Well-Known Member

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    I have the same sliders. I remember the plastic insert, and I have an 2018. I drilled the frame to add a top bolt. May have been overkill.
     
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  10. Oct 19, 2019 at 7:23 PM
    RallySOP

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    Very well done! Looks great.

    Smart move, if you nut on the inside it can lead to untold expenses for years!

    :eek:
     
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  11. Oct 19, 2019 at 7:36 PM
    TX Bat

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    It was a busy day.

    I spent five hours washing, detailing, and waxing the truck. She looks so good that I might be able to show her off at the state fair.

    I also put my Texas OHV sticker on. It should be good for a bunch of torque. I'm also allowed to go to the mall now.

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    I also took my running boards off. She looks a little taller.

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  12. Oct 19, 2019 at 8:17 PM
    R2D2

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    How’s your wife doing?
     
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  13. Oct 19, 2019 at 8:34 PM
    Cudgel

    Cudgel “Tonka”

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    ICON8 Lift -285s on FUEL Recoils -KCs on bars (+).
    Under the hood I knew I’d be making several connections throughout my builds, needing relays and more fuses, but I didn’t really know how many at the start so I put in a watertight junction box and just wired up my up front accessories.

    I now have two other branch circuits inside the cab so am tackling cleaning up the under hood connections. Including a fuse/relay box that will fit in the space in front of the master cylinder without having to move the OEM relay.

    Here is the jumbled junction box:


    Here is the business end of my new in progress watertight relay and fuse box.
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    Each terminal is double crimped and shrink wrapped.
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    As you can see below, after my connection test (it all works), I’ve done an absolutely wonderful neat and clean job of cable management and mounting.

    ok, ok...it’s late, I‘ll mount and bundle it all up tomorrow...so many pics of these are “done” top views, I thought I’d share the midjob cluster fuck dela extrodinaire!
     
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  14. Oct 19, 2019 at 8:42 PM
    MiTacoTRD

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    09E60892-3793-4335-A8C5-F5F16303C9F5.jpg 12CB5C0F-56F0-4ABC-A82E-B788A093E523.jpg I know, this can go to “cheap mods”. But this is what I did to my 3rd GEN tonight. I finally lost one of the little rubber bumpers on the fuel cover. So I went to ACE and took the other one left before I lose it too so I can compare. I got these for $2.49 ea.
    I inserted the top one thru the back really easy but I had to loosen four 10mm/screw bolts on the black fuel filler neck retainer so I can slightly lift from the bottom side and insert it much easier. You can also trim the diameter of the backing if you’d like. The length is perfect and these won’t come off every time you lightly nudged them.:thumbsup:
     
  15. Oct 19, 2019 at 8:51 PM
    tirediron

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    Got my Fluid Filming done today... glad that's only a once-a-year job!
     
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  16. Oct 19, 2019 at 9:30 PM
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    Weather tech mats, LED interior lights and reverse lights, tube steps, bed extender, bed mat, folding bed cover, TRD Pro grill, blacked out badges and wheel center caps. Kicker speakers(all 6). Front bed rail header. Under hood LEDs. Tufskinz door and interior foam inserts. Chrome interior door handles. Fumoto drain valve. Aluminum oil filter canister. Rear view mirror with Homelink. Quick charge USB charging ports. TRD badge on grill. MESO fuse box cover. Redline Tuning hood struts. Ceramic coating. Pop & Lock auto tailgate lock. LED bed lights. Lower bumper LED light that bar. MESO coin holder. TRD cat back exhaust.
    Link to the knob?
     
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  17. Oct 19, 2019 at 9:38 PM
    Rodchester

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    Weather tech mats, LED interior lights and reverse lights, tube steps, bed extender, bed mat, folding bed cover, TRD Pro grill, blacked out badges and wheel center caps. Kicker speakers(all 6). Front bed rail header. Under hood LEDs. Tufskinz door and interior foam inserts. Chrome interior door handles. Fumoto drain valve. Aluminum oil filter canister. Rear view mirror with Homelink. Quick charge USB charging ports. TRD badge on grill. MESO fuse box cover. Redline Tuning hood struts. Ceramic coating. Pop & Lock auto tailgate lock. LED bed lights. Lower bumper LED light that bar. MESO coin holder. TRD cat back exhaust.
    I got one pretty high up on my 2014 tailgate. I backed into a damn shopping cart. Doh! It wouldn’t come out like a hail dent. Body shops wanted $700-$800 to fix it. I put a Saints fleur-de-lis badge on top of it and that took care of that for only $20!
     
  18. Oct 19, 2019 at 9:42 PM
    rgljr831

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    Billstein 5100’s front and back with OME 887’s and KYB top hats, 16x8 Pro Comp wheels, 265/75/16 Falken Wilpeaks, Deleted Air Dam, @Mrproduxn license plate mount, Brackets on seat trim for Maglite, SnugTop Cab-Hi shell, Headstrong Off-Road 3 leaf AAL. MESO map lights.
    Nice work! :cheers:
     
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  19. Oct 19, 2019 at 9:47 PM
    rgljr831

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    Looks awesome! Sure the dogs will be happy! :D
     
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  20. Oct 19, 2019 at 10:00 PM
    rgljr831

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    Looks awesome! :cheers:
     
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