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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. Oct 18, 2020 at 4:58 PM
    JB83

    JB83 Well-Known Member

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    Another fellow Louisianian! Nice truck!
     
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  2. Oct 18, 2020 at 5:12 PM
    oostroma

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    TRD emlems, tinted windows, OEM running boards, AVS vent shades, RMAS upgrade, LED lights in front and rear, interior LED light upgrade, LED lighting in bed, touch control dash mount for LED lighting, auxillary 12v and USB lacks in bed, replace all speakers with Infinity brand, custom tweeter mod with Bose...
    How about sourcing some clear plexiglass and cut out a lense from it using the good one as a template?
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2020 at 5:49 PM
    not_tacomike

    not_tacomike Well-Known Member

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    Does your water port change shape when pressurized? Mine bulges. Don’t know if that’s typical. I don’t pressurize over 45 psi.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2020 at 5:56 PM
    ThatBoyBill

    ThatBoyBill Well-Known Member

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    Topped off the Taco with a Prinsu today.

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  5. Oct 18, 2020 at 5:56 PM
    The Shepherd Chauffeur

    The Shepherd Chauffeur Well-Known Member

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    Any important safety tips/notes?
     
  6. Oct 18, 2020 at 5:56 PM
    CXYyuppie

    CXYyuppie Sarcasm Master

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    Stuff with some other black things
    Nice! Geaux Tigers!
     
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  7. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:02 PM
    CXYyuppie

    CXYyuppie Sarcasm Master

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    Stuff with some other black things
    1) Don't look at the arc without a shield.
    2) Get good gloves to learn.
    3) Wear long sleeve shirts.
    I've seen good welders use crappy units and do an excellent job then I've seen people with high dollar equipment do shitty work.
    It takes practice and until you get proficient, have a grinder ready.
    I use a little Harbor Freight fluxcore mig($200). It's not great but it does the job for me.
    Good Luck!
     
  8. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:06 PM
    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    Wear shoes you dont care about (sparks fall on them and will burn them up), dont wear things that are flammable, WEAR A WELDING MASK, and just remember, your making metal very very hot and causing sparks to fly. Your going to get hit with little burning hot balls of metal, they will go in your shoes, they will get in your hair, and they will land on your hands/arms. You can get gear to cover all these things so you dont get burned, but if your just welding every once in awhile its not worth it and you can just brush them off. You'll end up with a few dozen little burns, but they heal up pretty fast.

    Also, get welding blankets to cover anything near by. The sparks that fly while welding are small molten balls of metal. They will destroy anything they touch (paint and clear coat gets fucked by these sparks)

    But, the most important thing is to wear the welding mask. Dont use sunglasses, dont use a torch mask, get a welding mask. You cant see shit with it on till you hit the arc. Welding without the mask will hard boil your eye balls and cause serious damage. You will get a sun burn on your face without a welding mask. The arc from a welder creates UV radiation that will cook your face very fast.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:06 PM
    Tamagotchee

    Tamagotchee Well-Known Member

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    Did the differential drop and skid plate spacer. While I was at it, I painted the OEM skid plate red and replaced all the bolts because one broke while taking it off. There were only two bolts in the skid plate. Sometimes I wonder if lifetime dealer oil change is worth it..
     
  10. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:07 PM
    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    I use a cheap fluxcore CH welder I got from northern tool about 20 years ago. Cost me 60 bucks and ive welded up tons of things with it.
     
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  11. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:15 PM
    CXYyuppie

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    Yeah, mine has paid for itself several times over. I originally bought it to weld up the framing for my camper garage. Since then I have had to build many racks, gadgets, and repair things for friends and family. Definitely worth having one. Just need to get a tig now to weld aluminum.
     
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  12. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    Did the rail bolt right up or did you have to complete some modifications?
     
  13. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:25 PM
    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    Yeah, Ive always wanted a aluminum welder to make some cool rack for my fishing/kayak stuff in the bed of my truck.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:27 PM
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    Literally unscrew the 5 bolts on the back top rail and then screw them back in with the rain. Nothing else needed.
     
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  15. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:37 PM
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    3” lift, 265/70/16 Wildpeak ATs on stock dipped SR5 wheels (for now). Meso stuff (puddle pods, Gasshole, stage 1 taillights) Pro grille, 5% tint, some other stuff
    Looking for a non scooped hood? Hey, you’re pretty close. Doesn’t hurt to ask :thumbsup::rofl:
     
  16. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:48 PM
    TacoLog

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    New to the forum. Purchased the ‘18 TRD Sport exactly a month ago. Started with some inexpensive aesthetic mods with long term goals in mind, because well...I just bought a truck.

    Don’t hate on the “raptor” lights and trd sport badge. I like the look and have been driving an ilx for the last 9 years so I don’t know the politics, get over it.

    What would you guys do next?

    Mods so far:
    badge and emblem removal
    Added TRD Sport TRD Pro style badge
    265/70/17 Wildpeak AT3w
    Cheap ass pro grill replica
    Grille lights

    On the way:
    Tonneau bed cover

    Goal:
    Prinsu roof rack w LED light bar
    Body armor low profile front bumper
    Bilstein 5100s adj

    Considering removing pillar vinyl

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  17. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:52 PM
    Rottencotton

    Rottencotton Well-Known Member

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    Stinkin Rincon
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    A Diamondback would be nice. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Oct 18, 2020 at 7:04 PM
    Jbbarrette

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    Nothing to exciting today, installed the oem bed lights. 5 min job and done!
     
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  19. Oct 18, 2020 at 7:04 PM
    sled dog

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    Yeah, thanks, but no way to attach, it's a molded, clip-fit. I could probably silicone on a clear piece, I may do that with this one for a spare, I can see this happening again if you use your truck. :) I'll bite the bullet and get OEM this time and start building spares.
     
  20. Oct 18, 2020 at 7:13 PM
    oostroma

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    TRD emlems, tinted windows, OEM running boards, AVS vent shades, RMAS upgrade, LED lights in front and rear, interior LED light upgrade, LED lighting in bed, touch control dash mount for LED lighting, auxillary 12v and USB lacks in bed, replace all speakers with Infinity brand, custom tweeter mod with Bose...
    Maybe figure out a way to put a protective bar in front of the lenses. I bet your not the only one who has accidentally damaged one of these new OEM bed light lenses. Something like this?
    https://www.amazon.com/AUTOHAUX-Gri...ck+Metal+Car+Bar+Grille&qid=1603073547&sr=8-1

    I installed LED lights under the side bed rails. They are well protected there.

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