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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Jan 10, 2020 at 10:59 AM
    m3bassman

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    I'm thinking I will keep the switch for now. I believe i can take the wire at the 85 terminal on the relay, instead of grounding it to the chassis through my fuse block, I instead tie it to the grounding wire at the headlight, it should fire the relay. Effectively by turning in the brights, you are connecting the ground to complete the circuit. In term it'll complete the signal circuit for relay, and if the switch in the cab is set to on, the relay will close and complete the circuit for the Hellas.

    I have no plates and way illegal tint. I am not worried about the legality of it. I have been told the lights on my bumper are perfectly legal to operate on the road. The light bar, not so much.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2020 at 12:11 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

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    Hmm, sway bar bracket cut off and 3 bolts.

    Are you trying to make that adapter plate to move the LBJ forward in the LCA? If so, I'll be watching closely.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Just get a SPDT switch and use the high beam ground and chassis ground. One position turns on with highs, one position turns on anytime, one position is off. That's how I have mine, except I used a relay to get 12v positive when the highbeam is on so I could easily use another relay in my bussmann rtmr to power the lights.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2020 at 12:43 PM
    m3bassman

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    I don't see a reason for that though. There is no situation I've been in where I have the aux lights on but not the hibeams. Basically I'll use my existing switch to "arm" the circuit. The stalk then becomes the master for controlling the lights. If I want brights but no aux, I can do that as well. Im ok with losing the ability to use the Hellas independent of the hibeams.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2020 at 1:11 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Yes, if you get the MX model instead of the EM. Still way cheaper than Scangauge, at $89.

    A number of reasons, and I do have the Torque Pro app on my phone, so I know the setup. First, Torque Pro ties up your phone. You can't display Torque Pro and navigation at the same time, for example.

    Second, you have to fire up Torque Pro every time you get in the truck; by comparison, the SG or UG are always there and running. After trying this for a week, I realized that I stopped bothering turning on Torque Pro on a regular basis, saving it for only when I wanted to see something.

    But by doing that, I lost the top feature of the UG, IMO, which is having it constantly monitor important parameters like coolant temp, and alert me when it gets too high. So it was a no-brainer for me to get the separate dedicated device.
     
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  7. Jan 10, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    Yes it does now. The new one.

    because having a unit with a dedicated screen that is always one and always showing you want you want it to is way better than having to dig out a phone and fire up the app make sure BT is on and the switch back to the other app you were using and then..

    I get it that phones can do a lot. But when Im driving. I don't like changing stuff a ton. Why I have a screen for nav, one for APRS, HAM has a screen and phone is only for music. That way I can just look at what I want to look at when I need to vs being very distracted and fiddling with too much.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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    I can see some of your points. I don't normally run nav on my phone, normally run that on the tablet. And I also normally run an older phone for my Torque app. (I have the Torque app on my regular phone, but that's not the one I normally monitor my truck with)
     
  9. Jan 10, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    That's why you use an old phone to use with the Torque app. You can leave it plugged in and it doesn't even have to be connected to service.

    Then you don't have to dig it out, fire it up, turn on bluetooth... and you have a better display, customizable, and you can set it to alert you at certain parameters, just like ultra/scan guage.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2020 at 1:38 PM
    Blackdawg

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    eh at that point for me then it would be easy of mounting. The ultra gauge is much smaller than a phone and lighter and easier to place. Cockpit already looks like this:

    [​IMG]IgorsCommandCenter-65.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr

    Not a lot of places to but a 3rd phone. Lots of places to put a gauge easily.
     
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  11. Jan 10, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    lol... Where's your Ultraguage even at?

    (Assuming behind the steering wheel in pic)
     
  12. Jan 10, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    Dang, 3 screens!? That's a lot going on.

    Gauge didn't need to be line of sight. I like the lower left of day. Easy to glance at when I need to.
    IMG_20180315_125056.jpg
     
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  13. Jan 10, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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    That's a pretty old photo. But yes that is my location in this truck. Had a scangauge but removed it. Just haven't had a moment to do it.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    Eh it's not bad. The HAM is the worse since it is so low but I don't touch that much when driving very often. Plus the 5100 is very easy to use anyways due to the large touch screen.

    Im not sure I could see it there. Be like the OEM clock haha
     
  15. Jan 10, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    And took out my cadillac horns. Guess the novelty wore off. Expect these in the BST sometime soon. Cough cough @Empty_Lord.
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    Also made an appointment to get some new tires next week! 265-75-16 Firestone Destination AT2's. Been wanting to step up to a 32" tire for awhile now and with Firestone deal days being next weekend, Im getting $100 off. So $640 out the door not including an alignment.
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    Totally pm me when your ready... tundra needs horns because the factory ones are uh... borked
     
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    Its missing the C note, but it sounds fine with another F note in there. Ill PM you sometime this weekend.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2020 at 3:33 PM
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    My ham lives on two frequencies. It's nearly out of reach and that's ok.
     
  19. Jan 10, 2020 at 3:38 PM
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    For me I want to know the engine temperature and fuel trims with a glance.

    Running a supercharger it’s probably more important to know the timing, fuel trims , short and long and temperatures with a glance at anytime
     
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    I had issues with the Torque App annihilating my phone's battery before I got a new phone, not so bad now. But I do like the Torque app for its numerous features and customization. I don't think I'm even using it to 1/10th it's potential but it does what I need it to do
     
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