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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Apr 15, 2020 at 7:09 PM
    Tacman19

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    So we can agree the system is fine you just need to supplement the AGM charging. I've never expected a dual battery system to provide all the electrical load needed to be out there for weeks. I do expect a dual battery system to be able to start the truck and return to safety if needed. Am I correct? Asking for a friend...lol
    Zim
     
  2. Apr 15, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    Love them too!
    This was during a time when everything from Meso sold out in minutes.

    Years of camping, setting up my highest limit credit card on paypal, prep and save checkout info, F5'ing and blind speed clicking, just to get to that "Complete Order" button first.

    Cause just having it in your cart was not enough...
    Had emergency lines on fast dial, for whenever I click "Complete Order" and get met with "Sorry this Item has Sold Out"

    I have participated in the drop of these taillights,
    3 times now.

    3rd time the charm,
    but was also extra lucky cause the Total Taillights Stage 2 dropped at the same time.
    Help divide the attention away from these.

    They sell out in less than 30 seconds, without fail.

    Thanks,
    Lots of Tacoma's in my area,
    want to be a little different.
    Everyone here seems to go for 6"+ lifts...


    Aren't they just beautiful.
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    The subtle details really bring out the character.

    Ignore the bed...
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2020 at 7:34 PM
    Karminski

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    Maybe I should expand on the interchangeable seats a bit. When I bought my '96 RC M/T, the driver's seat outboard bolster was all torn up and the seat leaned driver's side just a little too much to really be comfortable. Probably from the previous owner(s) getting in and out over the years. The Passenger seat was just about pristine however. I unbolted the seats, swapped driver side and passenger side seats, and "Voilà": brand new driver's seat. A pair of CoverKing Neoprene Seat Covers later and I'm "King of the World".
     
  4. Apr 15, 2020 at 7:47 PM
    UncleShrek

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    TRD Pro mats, LED low beam bulbs OEM side steps, LED interior bulbs, Meso chrome delete, American tonneau cover, Replica TRD grill w/red letters, debadged, 30% Tint on door windows, 70% on windshield
    Picked up a bed cover for a great deal!
    Will install Sunday.
    Made up for the shitty oil change experience earlier.
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2020 at 8:08 PM
    oostroma

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    Understood. For me it was an issue of getting a bit of adjustable lift in the rear without compromising ride quality and needing to take on the added tongue weight of hauling my pop-up camper in the summer.
    The pic is before I installed the RMAS system. As you can see I have a bit of a sag in the rear and the camper was not loaded to go yet.

    IMG_20190511_1227235.jpg
     
  6. Apr 15, 2020 at 8:28 PM
    Gjr003

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    Let us know how it goes, been wanting a set of these for a while
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2020 at 8:33 PM
    ANTupLIFE

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    I likely will post back Saturday. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2020 at 8:49 PM
    RyanDCLB

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    Barcelona Red bumper caps? :notsure: :D

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V57W2SQ/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_pu9LEb28REZQF
     
  9. Apr 15, 2020 at 8:50 PM
    JDUB-Fabrication

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  10. Apr 15, 2020 at 9:07 PM
    TheTacoAdventurer

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    Forever modding!
    Figured the more information the better so here is everything that is part of the bumper.

    Bumper (no hoop): http://sosoffroadconcepts.com/2016-tacoma-streamline-front-winch-bumper/

    Winch: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K150VAI

    Flip up license plate mount: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4AKOEB

    License plate backplate: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764LQJSZ

    D rings: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FRLCY11

    Support brackets (not ordered yet): http://bayareametalfab.3dcartstores...ont-bumper-reinforcement-brackets-_p_142.html

    I also recently added this solenoid to prevent any power drain from the winch: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CQFVN8

    It's worth noting that with the winch I chose, you cannot have a light bar in the lower bumper section without relocating the control box somewhere other than the provided brackets. I didn't bother as I have enough other lights, but had I known this I probably would have gotten the hoop on the bumper. Also the control box is mounted off to the side of the winch with the lower profile mounts Smittybilt provides.
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2020 at 9:23 PM
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    So far good;
    I had some of these on my 2011 so
    I actually ordered this set a couple weeks before I bought this truck. Definitely worth it.
     
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  12. Apr 15, 2020 at 9:33 PM
    Round the world

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    Nice! I did the same as well and removed the rear back rest as well and installed a water purification system.
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    I also removed the storage under where the bottom of the seat was and am planning on building shelving
     
  13. Apr 15, 2020 at 9:33 PM
    MountainManGuy

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    In my opinion, the system is fine. Nothing is going to fail. An agm battery is still better than the factory battery, and a dual agm battery setup is still better than a single agm battery setup.

    Even with our alternators only charging around 13.7-13.8 volts, it's still enough to keep the batteries from draining below safe levels, and it's still enough to be able to start your truck. For longevity of the AGM batteries though, you'll want to find a way to charge them at 14.4-14.8 volts on a regular basis (some people say once a month, I'd do every 2 weeks). AGM batteries degrade quickly when brought below 50% capacity.

    You definitely want to use a smart isolator instead of just having the 2 batteries linked together full time. Also, combine that with either solar, or a dc to dc charger and you have the peace of mind knowing at the very least your auxiliary battery will always be fully charged, which can be used to jump your starter battery if needed. For me, I just link the two batteries together using the ML ACR, and back my truck out into the driveway and the solar panels top off both batteries to full.

    Lastly, if you have a second or first gen, you can just get an inline voltage booster that will make your alt charge at a constant 14.4 volts or higher.
     
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  14. Apr 15, 2020 at 9:42 PM
    Round the world

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    Couldn’t you just install a DC to DC charge controller for $380 which should allow the batteries to be fully charged. Wouldn’t that allow for a longer battery life?
     
  15. Apr 15, 2020 at 10:04 PM
    MountainManGuy

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    From what I understand those are mainly designed to charge just the auxiliary battery and not your starter battery, but if they were linked together I suppose they would share some voltage. The people that have those devices seem to like them.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2020 at 10:16 PM
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    got some new tires today
    just one size up from stock 265/75r16

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  17. Apr 15, 2020 at 10:24 PM
    Round the world

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    I think a charge controller can be set to do both. However mine is not. My truck battery is designed to be charged only from the truck engine and only run the truck and winch. The camper battery is only designed to run the camper and can be charged three ways: shore power, solar (I have 3 panels totaling 420 watts/ and from the engine. The redarc deals with all three seamlessly
     
  18. Apr 15, 2020 at 11:39 PM
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    Cheap LED’s on fog & low beam
    Will be installing this tomorrow or the day after tried them on today just to see how bright they are and I was quite impressed
    Will post here once I’m done

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  19. Apr 15, 2020 at 11:58 PM
    oostroma

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    How much taller are they from stock?
     
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  20. Apr 16, 2020 at 1:09 AM
    45longcolt

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    Stock is 30.6" and the 75 size is 31.6". So a 1/2" gain in height. Don't forget to up-size the spare too.
     
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