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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. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:09 PM
    mosccat

    mosccat Well-Known Member

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    Tried to get these scratches out of the clearcoat with T-cut. They are improved but still there, I don’t think it’s gone all the way through to paint.

    I’m fine if they don’t come all the way out but should I seal the scratches with something?
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  2. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:11 PM
    Rottencotton

    Rottencotton Well-Known Member

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    Stinkin Rincon
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    Yea, cuss louder.
     
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  3. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:11 PM
    RedWings44

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    Quick tip: if you get them wet and they disappear, it is clear coat. If they don't, it is beyond that.
     
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  4. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:12 PM
    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    woooop!!!
     
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  5. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:13 PM
    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT

    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT bearly famous

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    Yeah, snow conditions were pretty bomb.

    Plus she's a pretty cool copilot.
     
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  6. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:14 PM
    mosccat

    mosccat Well-Known Member

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    Good job, I was gonna say you proposed but didn’t show pics of the fiancé!!

    PRIORITIES

    Congrats! Come elope in Hawaii, I’ll give you the TW discount...

    Instagram @markhinwoodphotographer
     
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  7. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:15 PM
    Fretter

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    All I did was follow this YouTube video verbatim https://youtu.be/gz-8j4S3Dkw .It took me about an hour only because of the damn kicker panel!
     
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  8. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:16 PM
    MGMDesertTaco

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    I'd put a nice coat of paint sealant on that and keep up with it regularly to prolong the life of the remaining clear coat. That's about all you can do without respraying the clear. Some clear scuffs are better left unpolished. (FWIW, I can't tell how deep those are from the pictures.)

    https://smile.amazon.com/Jescar-Power-Lock-Polymer-Sealant/dp/B01L2ITBLW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1DX2CZANEY5B2&dchild=1&keywords=jescar+power+lock+paint+sealant&qid=1614550653&sprefix=jescar+paint+seal%2Caps%2C220&sr=8-1
     
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  9. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:21 PM
    CXYyuppie

    CXYyuppie Sarcasm Master

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    Stuff with some other black things
    Congrats. Keep her happy and you will be happy. 25 years of experience.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:21 PM
    mosccat

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    Thanks guys. I’ve just put a healthy layer of wax over it but I will try the water trick at some point....


     
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  11. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:38 PM
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    I did this on Maui and invited no one. It was awesome! Highly recommend eloping to everyone.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:42 PM
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    The 2020 and up are pre-wired to add the lights. Before 2020 are not, so it’s not an easy plug and play mod.
     
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  13. Feb 28, 2021 at 2:55 PM
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    just installed mine last week. Having someone with smaller hands, like your wife or girlfriend, to help feed the harness under the carpet and out the hole in the floor is a huge help.
     
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  14. Feb 28, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    Swapped out the k&n intake for a afe , with the heat wrap and front scoop intake ,intake temps dropped by 12 degrees 9F9CB75A-0C0D-4A13-AB3E-B79BD522BFC9.jpg FC15A525-113E-45FE-909D-776FDD64B688.jpg
     
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  15. Feb 28, 2021 at 3:59 PM
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    ARE DCU Topper, ARB on-board air, AVID Sliders
    Got a DAC Truck Cap Tent (Large Size)

    Sprayed it with ScotchGuard Heavy Duty Water Shield to water proof it. It seems like a pretty good product. The only concerns I have with it is how long the zippers will hold up. While they are as good as those on any tent, that doesn't say much. Took me about 15 minutes to install even though I had never done it before and only about 2 or 3 minutes to pack it up. It comes with 4 bungee cords sewn into it that you use (2 on each side of your truck) to attach it. Also a fifth very long (5ft) bungee that I didn't need and don't know where it would be needed. Comes with a nice bag to stuff it into--which I could do with no problem because the bag is big enough.
    I have a topper which slopes to about 6" above the truck cab height at the back and the tent (LARGE SIZE) fit with no problem. Probably even fits better this way than with a cab-height topper. I mention this because the website says it won't fit "tall" toppers but mine fits great.
    It has a bug net the full width of the back opening and the back opening can be completely tied back the full width of the truck. Even though I have a long bed this will definitely fit a short bed too.

    There are a couple of issues I have heard about. 1. My back door on my topper doesn't open all the way (see the downward slope at the back in the overall view.) 2. There are gaps(about 6" long by 3" wide) on either side of the tailgate where the tent isn't tight against the tailgate. Other reviewers said they stuffed a towel or something there to prevent mosquitos getting in. Not a problem for me since I live in the desert.



    Buy it directly from DAC. https://dactent.com/ It is about $20 cheaper there than the prices on Amazon. Their website says that you need the LARGE size for a Tacoma and that is what I got.

    Overall View Installed
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    One Flap Tied Back
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    It overlaps quite a bit on the sides and roof--should be pretty waterproof.
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    Tailgate side view from inside
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    I'm 6-ft 1-in and I easily fit lying down (in my Long bed)--has lots of room. You can see the rear window of my topper sloping down in this picture.
    Lying Down Looking out tailgate.jpg


    Gap at the sides of the tailgate--stuff a towel in it.
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    Under Tail Gate1.jpg

    Easy to pack it into the supplied bag
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  16. Feb 28, 2021 at 4:04 PM
    Evostaco

    Evostaco Jack of some of the trades, master of maybe 2

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    Do you think that front scoop could be made to fit the stock air box?
     
  17. Feb 28, 2021 at 4:09 PM
    mysubiewasalemon

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    i don’t see why it couldn’t , just be a lot of time
     
  18. Feb 28, 2021 at 4:34 PM
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    Installed the drivers side pillar handle. A0BA96A4-863A-4F1C-AF33-B09476E12E5E.jpg
     
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  19. Feb 28, 2021 at 4:43 PM
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    How did it go? On the ktjo no no thread there are tons of reports of different hardware needed vs what is provided as well as cover caps loosely fitting.
     
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  20. Feb 28, 2021 at 4:47 PM
    FlywtrJoe

    FlywtrJoe A Secular Humanist Tacoma Owner

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    Pretty nifty. Never seen those before. Kind of like a Tacoma Condom.
     
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