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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. Mar 28, 2021 at 9:45 AM
    Taco1004

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    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average College President Emeritus

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    I expected them to be clear, too. Was surprised when I took them out of the tube.
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2021 at 9:55 AM
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    Having grown up and lived in California for almost 40 years (the Bay Area too), I can’t imagine New Jersey winters being “more pleasant” than the Bay Area. I remember thinking 50 degrees was “cold”.
     
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    OffroadJet

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    All these dumb lil things are about emissions/ fuel economy. We would def get a better performance out of our vehicle if some of these things like this were off from the factory.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2021 at 10:05 AM
    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average College President Emeritus

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    Today's project was to install the ScreenProTech Pillar Protectors. Some people prefer to pull the black vinyl from their trucks. I like the protection they provide for the area where you often grab the doors to shut them. Like the screen and odometer protection kits, these use a self-healing vinyl to protect the covered area. I've been pleased with the screen kit so I thought I'd give this kit a try.

    I was surprised when I originally received them to see that the protectors were black - the originals I had seen and those in the install video are clear. Not sure why they changed them to black - it actually seemed to make alignment a little tougher because you couldn't see the edges as you could have with a clear strip.

    It took me about an hour per side. To get all (at least almost all) of the air bubbles out, you need to work slowly. I found that it was impossible to get them all - always seemed to miss a few small ones. I have gone back and got a few more close to the edges since taking the pictures. The material is supposed to breath so the small bubbles should work their way out in a week or so. It was also difficult to get the lower rear corners of the rear door pillar to adhere. I had to work both of those several times and go back to them occasionally. I'll check them in an hour to see how the look.

    All in all, I'm pleased with the kit. It covers well - the real test will be to see how well they hold up and protect the pillars.

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  6. Mar 28, 2021 at 10:06 AM
    Soul Surfer

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    Nice Score :thumbsup:
     
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    Glad I didn't go with a fiberglass shell. s/o offroad alliance for providing the cap in just a few weeks.

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  10. Mar 28, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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    Want to understand this a little better. So these go over the black vinyl that is already there? It is for better protection against scratches, wear, tear?

    PS - Love the AG and the Yoda killroy. I have an AR Offroad on order.
     
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    thank you! And,
    Yes sir! Wilco Off-road hitchgate
     
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  13. Mar 28, 2021 at 11:01 AM
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    I could go look, but it’s easier to ask. Are those available in clear for those that removed the vinyl?

    EDIT: I got caught up on the thread and discovered the answer.
     
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    It is amazing how worthless things appear when they are not understood.
     
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    I can see your chrome headrest posts!
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    I’ve been contemplating covering mine with black hair scrunchies.
     
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    Are we talking about the resonator box? Please elaborate... Not being shitty, I learn new stuff all the time on this site
     
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    I Know I’m an ass, but I can’t help winding people up and watching them go!
     
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    Another option is the proper Size Black Heat-Shrink.
     
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    It's fantastic, well worth the time and money. Drastically extended our camping season.

    Even with the alu-cab uninsulated at this point, it keeps the tent at 65 when it's 25 and windy.

    I'm getting around 75-125 hours of heat out of an 11lb tank, depending on the settings.
     

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