1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Where to mount two light pods?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Scoobarooo, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Mar 4, 2016 at 9:26 PM
    #1
    Scoobarooo

    Scoobarooo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2014
    Member:
    #133735
    Messages:
    3,832
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    Brooksville, FL
    Vehicle:
    '02 DCSB TRD OR
    3" OME/Bilstein, Retrofits, Custom Bed rack/Toolbox, Amsoil Everything, tons of others.
    Am I the only one that comes up with things to do to my truck just because I'm bored? I find myself doing that way too often. I can't be the only one though...

    I hope :confused:

    Does anyone have any ideas on where to mount two light pods?
     
    Obsessed2000 and mahaloTaco like this.
  2. Mar 4, 2016 at 9:28 PM
    #2
    medic2230

    medic2230 @Koditten Pirate Radio member #002

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Member:
    #9942
    Messages:
    63,870
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Murph
    Bama! Roll Tide
    Vehicle:
    2011 Taco 4x4 DCLB 2019 TRD PRO 4runner
    20% Tint, OME 3"complete lift with Dakar's, Light Racing UCA's, 285/75/16 Nitto Terra Grapplers, 10 HP TW sticker, Ultraguage, B.A.M.F. Rock Sliders, MedicFab Bed Rack, Relentless front bumper, Air Flow Snorkel, Ham comms, Tech Deck
    Back of the hood with a set of ditch light brackets.
     
    Scoobarooo [OP] likes this.
  3. Mar 4, 2016 at 11:26 PM
    #3
    NightProwler

    NightProwler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Member:
    #116470
    Messages:
    3,356
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harlan
    Maricopa, Az
    Vehicle:
    '01 Prerunner, '03 cbr600rr, '09 R1, '03 cbr954rr
    This is what happens When i get bored.. And when you have an obsession with lights..

    DSCF3173_zps2b3286af_df2d4d1350a78eddace1c1c3e665b17ff268d185.jpg

    And still trying to add more. Ha.
    Ditch light brackets are the most popular. I mounted the Orange ones on the hood with trunk lip antenna mounts that clamp on the edge of the hood. Also have some led cannons on cbi ditch brackets. Seem to be the cheapest. Except I think croth is selling ditch brackets cheaper. Even has dual pillar brackets. Others have put dual pods in the turn signal area. I put the 8" bars in mine..
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
    mahaloTaco and CayucosTacoma like this.
  4. Mar 5, 2016 at 12:12 AM
    #4
    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma Just think outside the Yota

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Member:
    #74580
    Messages:
    5,591
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    San Luis Obispo/San Jose
    Vehicle:
    2004 Double Cab 4x4
    Specs in the Build Thread
    do you have a link to where you bought the led's underneath the headlights?
    I was looking for those for a bit the other day and couldnt find them
     
  5. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:08 AM
    #5
    bry838

    bry838 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2014
    Member:
    #137527
    Messages:
    2,403
    Gender:
    Male
    oregon
    Vehicle:
    '00 tacoma 2.7 4x4 reg cab 5speed x's 2. '01 T4R 3.4 5 speed
    Do an ebay/Amazon search for bullet leds, you'll find more than you could ever use!
     
  6. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:10 AM
    #6
    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma Just think outside the Yota

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Member:
    #74580
    Messages:
    5,591
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    San Luis Obispo/San Jose
    Vehicle:
    2004 Double Cab 4x4
    Specs in the Build Thread
    Yea I think the pieces comes pre wired with LED's. At least I've seen it like that before. Was wondering if he had a link for them pre wired and ready for install
     
  7. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:17 AM
    #7
    NightProwler

    NightProwler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Member:
    #116470
    Messages:
    3,356
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harlan
    Maricopa, Az
    Vehicle:
    '01 Prerunner, '03 cbr600rr, '09 R1, '03 cbr954rr
  8. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:19 AM
    #8
    NightProwler

    NightProwler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Member:
    #116470
    Messages:
    3,356
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harlan
    Maricopa, Az
    Vehicle:
    '01 Prerunner, '03 cbr600rr, '09 R1, '03 cbr954rr
    Oh you mean the whole filler panel with leds pre-installed? Nope. 2nd gens only:(
     
  9. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:27 AM
    #9
    bry838

    bry838 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2014
    Member:
    #137527
    Messages:
    2,403
    Gender:
    Male
    oregon
    Vehicle:
    '00 tacoma 2.7 4x4 reg cab 5speed x's 2. '01 T4R 3.4 5 speed
    I believe he did that all on his own.... they are spyder one piece housings though, ya might check em out maybe they come with the leds like that. I know fur sure he did the filler panels below the headlights himself.
    Like toendanger said i believe only 2nd gen.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
    NightProwler likes this.
  10. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:34 AM
    #10
    NightProwler

    NightProwler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Member:
    #116470
    Messages:
    3,356
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harlan
    Maricopa, Az
    Vehicle:
    '01 Prerunner, '03 cbr600rr, '09 R1, '03 cbr954rr
    Oh another thing casey, for some nice touches to add to your truck, is some sweet vinyl bedside stickers. Or other stickers. Got some amazing bedsides for mine from @ruggedT . there's other vendors as well. Lots to choose from. And can even use your own fonts, to an extent. Tons of fonts to choose from at dafont.com

    Other addition I love is my tpms.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0111PVHR2/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_tvR2wbW0160NA

    Not sure what all you're looking for to do to your truck, whether it's lighting stuff, or anything in general... Just throwing out some options for ya that I've done as far as cosmetics go, and personal favorites of mods/additions. Getting a dash cam pretty soon too.
     
    ruggedT likes this.
  11. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:39 AM
    #11
    bry838

    bry838 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2014
    Member:
    #137527
    Messages:
    2,403
    Gender:
    Male
    oregon
    Vehicle:
    '00 tacoma 2.7 4x4 reg cab 5speed x's 2. '01 T4R 3.4 5 speed
    Hey that tpms unit thing is pretty sweet! Ive never givin it any thought that a guy could get an aftermarket deal like that. Man, more shit to get now!!!
     
  12. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:44 AM
    #12
    NightProwler

    NightProwler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Member:
    #116470
    Messages:
    3,356
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harlan
    Maricopa, Az
    Vehicle:
    '01 Prerunner, '03 cbr600rr, '09 R1, '03 cbr954rr
    Lol. Yeah it's pretty sweet. And have had no issues with it. Been installed for, idk, 3 years maybe. Had big o tires install the sensors for me. Some places MIGHT have a problem with this. As they usually sell their own retrofit kits for older vehicles. But much more pricey. Luckily my local big o is pretty lenient. The lcd screen and wiring install was very easy and straightforward. I attached some Velcro to the screen and placed it on the dash by the dimmer.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:51 AM
    #13
    bry838

    bry838 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2014
    Member:
    #137527
    Messages:
    2,403
    Gender:
    Male
    oregon
    Vehicle:
    '00 tacoma 2.7 4x4 reg cab 5speed x's 2. '01 T4R 3.4 5 speed
    So looking at them now on Amazon im seeing units that just simply screw onto the tops of the valve stem and monitor psi like that. Any opinions on those? Havent looked long obviously but i noticed one that had a 3 year warranty.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:55 AM
    #14
    bry838

    bry838 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2014
    Member:
    #137527
    Messages:
    2,403
    Gender:
    Male
    oregon
    Vehicle:
    '00 tacoma 2.7 4x4 reg cab 5speed x's 2. '01 T4R 3.4 5 speed
    @toendanger
    So i have no prior experience with tpms' at all. For example, the ones you linked, are those the actual valve stems with the sensor one the bottom? Or do those deals go up inside youre valve stems? If thats the case do you have to get special stems to accomodate this?
     
  15. Mar 5, 2016 at 2:58 AM
    #15
    NightProwler

    NightProwler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Member:
    #116470
    Messages:
    3,356
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harlan
    Maricopa, Az
    Vehicle:
    '01 Prerunner, '03 cbr600rr, '09 R1, '03 cbr954rr
    Ha I was just looking at those too!! Yeah they must be fairly new. I haven't really looked at these since I bought mine back then. They look pretty nice actually. Saw one branded Carchet something or other. Seems itd be much easier to just swap the sensors when you rotate. Mine you gotta program it/relearn the sensor position. Another thing to note, with mine, is that if you air down, a lot when offroading, is that the sensors will only go down to like 18 psi for the low pressure alarm. So if you air down below that, you'll have to unplug the unit or else alarms will just go off. Ha. I'm not comfortable airing down lower than that anyways, and don't do much offroading. Not sure how the other ones work in that respect.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2016 at 3:03 AM
    #16
    NightProwler

    NightProwler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Member:
    #116470
    Messages:
    3,356
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harlan
    Maricopa, Az
    Vehicle:
    '01 Prerunner, '03 cbr600rr, '09 R1, '03 cbr954rr
    No they replace your oem valve stems completely. The valve stem and sensor are a complete unit that must be installed by removing the tires. Them you just use regular valve stem caps. Looks like stock stems when you're done. The sensors would be inside the wheel. Not sure I'd be inclined to get the other screw on sensors myself, just because of the looks. Kinda, bulky, looking. Idk that's just me being nit picky.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2016 at 3:05 AM
    #17
    bry838

    bry838 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2014
    Member:
    #137527
    Messages:
    2,403
    Gender:
    Male
    oregon
    Vehicle:
    '00 tacoma 2.7 4x4 reg cab 5speed x's 2. '01 T4R 3.4 5 speed
    Id like to try the exterior sensors myself if they arent junk and like you just mentioned it would be super easy to just take em off while in an air down situation, well, and for rotation purposes too! I like to go to the dunes every now and again so i air down at least a few times a year, sometimes in the snow too if im having troubles at normal psi, which isnt often but sometimes ill air down in the snow. Definitely gunna look into these things a lil more now.....gee thanks alot for making my wallet lighter!!..j/k.

    Edit**i do agree on the bulkiness factor on the exterior sensors maybe being a lil too much...
     

Products Discussed in

To Top