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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. Nov 1, 2020 at 10:28 AM
    CLVol1255

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    image.jpg 2F8B2577-8B00-44DD-B55D-29EDF9046E3B.jpg A6B13B14-FAD5-4BA4-A9CC-1851641EA71F.jpg Hard to get a good shot but added a red arc tow pro elite trailer braking controller behind the kick panel
     
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  2. Nov 1, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    image.jpg Added a blue sea switch panel in the bed of the truck. Dang wish the fasteners were waterproof. Lol time to put a little flat black on these things
     
  3. Nov 1, 2020 at 10:40 AM
    CLVol1255

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    image.jpg image.jpg Finally added some decent seat covers also! Love these things! Fit was tight but precise
     
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  4. Nov 1, 2020 at 10:42 AM
    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...
    I have gone to a local fastener shop and purchased several sizes of SS bolts and screws for my Taco. Every time I see a rusty fastener I replace it and everything I install I use SS.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2020 at 10:44 AM
    CLVol1255

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    Thanks man! I really like it too appreciate that
     
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  6. Nov 1, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    Added spider trax 1.25” spacers and changed rotors and brake pads with power stop z36 heavy duty kit and caliper upgrade a few weeks ago and put some gorilla lugs in all four wheels image.jpg
     
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  7. Nov 1, 2020 at 10:50 AM
    oostroma

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    How improved is your braking power with the vented rotors?
     
  8. Nov 1, 2020 at 10:56 AM
    CLVol1255

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    To be honest with you the calipers made the biggest difference bc I added them after the fact. I didn’t really notice much a difference until adding the calipers with the brakes and rotors. Also last night trick or treating with kids riding in the back I did notice some minor squeaking already which I’m not too happy about. Braking is good but wouldn’t say it’s very noticeable with rotors slotted and drilled for me personally over the oem. Calipers did improve it quite a bit though
     
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  9. Nov 1, 2020 at 10:57 AM
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    Hey, Bob. I was kidding about someone stealing my OEM caps. It's just, the OEM caps stick out like a sore thumb, and most aftermarket bumper companies have you remove them, so you're left with a big hole for mud to get into. These Squareone caps cleanup the look and provide function by capping the hole. :thumbsup:

    OEM Cap:


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    @ClassyTacos install vid:




    Frame cap link here. ( @Epic3rdgen you need these)
     
  10. Nov 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    C0D25D20-7FE4-4984-9913-F8C567298ABE.jpg Also added a USB port in the back for the kids to use and wired it into a switched fuse
     
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  11. Nov 1, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    Yeah I’m think I’m gonna go that route too. Didn’t realize how shitty these looked already and haven’t been installed but about a month
     
  12. Nov 1, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    The screw on the door is what holds most of the other gas cap holders in place. You may be able to cut a washer or bend some wire and secure it behind the same screw to make a hook.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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    You have more kahonas than i do...
     
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  14. Nov 1, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    Yeah, I had that thought too, but wasn't sure how long that screw was, or if there was actually anything out there like I'm looking for. It could end up being the solution.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2020 at 11:52 AM
    RivetNutBob

    RivetNutBob Right Ain't Wrong and Left Ain't Right.

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    No harm, no foul. Took it with the spirit that it was intended. :thumbsup:
    Mine looked fine to me and I was just there when I did my skid plate and Demon hooks. Didn't understand why they needed replacing.
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    Prior to mounting my skid plate I didn't even know that those were present.
    Either way it's all good. :thumbsup::thumbsup:



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    This is my aux panel installed in the LS cubby in the box.

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  17. Nov 1, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    I originally saw them from a guy in Hawaii, only large set I’ve ever seen, so I messaged him to see if I could purchase a set. When he shipped them, he printed them on vinyl in all separate pieces, so I would’ve had to stick each and every little drop-shadow piece one by one...

    Eventually I called my old graphics buddy here in Sacramento, and we designed and printed a single custom set on clear vehicle vinyl. I think they came out pretty sick.

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  18. Nov 1, 2020 at 12:15 PM
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    Nice! Do you have any more photos of how it's all mounted and wired up?
    I was planning on mounting a switch plate, usb/12v outlets, and +/- posts onto the door of the cubby but this seems like a way better idea.
     
  19. Nov 1, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    Primed and painted said bracket for final installation. Also replaced the battery with another Optima Red 35 as a precaution before winter, because the old one is more than 5 years old:

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  20. Nov 1, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    Saturnine I am a meat popsicle

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    A usb device left plugged in isn't going to drain your battery. My car's usb ports are always active and I have devices plugged in 24/7 indefinitely
     

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