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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Oct 18, 2023 at 2:48 PM
    pearing

    pearing Well-Known Member

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    LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, LS Swap, Ls Swap...:crapstorm:
     
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  2. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:29 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    You're really pushing for a ban, aren't you??

    ;)
     
  3. Oct 18, 2023 at 3:47 PM
    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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    I stand with you!!!
     
  4. Oct 18, 2023 at 4:05 PM
    Taco-Grinder

    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    What?
     
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  5. Oct 18, 2023 at 4:30 PM
    Stoney Ranger

    Stoney Ranger Well-Known Member

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    +2:burnrubber:
     
  6. Oct 18, 2023 at 4:34 PM
    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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    Had an interesting (annoying and potentially dangerous) vehicle related failure on the way home from work tonight. I have my ditch lights wired up via a remote. I didn't feel like feeding wires through the firewall and having a remote is also very convenient for driving at night instead of having to reach for a switch. It has worked 100% flawless since I installed it however long ago that was. Tonight on the way home instead of taking the highway like how I usually do I drove through town. I'm sitting at a stoplight and all sudden I see the world fucking strobing like crazy and for like a second and a half I was like what is flashing so much and then it hit me it was my damn ditch lights. I quick panic and grab the remote and hit off and they shut off like they're supposed to. Made me look like such a dildo doing that at a stoplight with people coming. I was going to chalk it up to a freak accident like maybe someone just happened to use some sort of remote nearby that worked on the same frequency. I got home parked my truck doing my daily routine after work and all of a sudden I see flashing outside. The damn thing was going off again with the truck shut off and me in the house. Needless to say I went out and removed the wire from the battery so there's no chance of it turning back on and it's definitely going to get junked. I didn't plan on spending any money on my truck besides getting the new tires mounted but oh well I want to be able to use my ditch lights....
     
  7. Oct 18, 2023 at 4:42 PM
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    Wiring is voodoo magic. Never seems to last either. Just my two cents.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2023 at 4:42 PM
    pearing

    pearing Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and don't worry about looking stupid at a stop light. I seemingly do it all the time and no harm has befallen me yet...
     
  9. Oct 18, 2023 at 4:49 PM
    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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    These ditch lights are so bright I'm surprised people didn't crash into stuff while their retinas were getting destroyed lol
     
  10. Oct 18, 2023 at 5:31 PM
    rubbersidedown

    rubbersidedown Well known voider of warranties

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    You don't have to junk your truck just because the lights failed dude.
     
  11. Oct 18, 2023 at 5:35 PM
    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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    :p:p
     
  12. Oct 18, 2023 at 5:36 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    Clearly he should. He's had that thing forever, anyway.
     
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    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Yeah don’t junk the truck, just put some new tires on it.
     
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    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    Which switch thing did you use?

    hard to say if the wireless thing has anything to do with it or if it’s just a bad controller
     
  15. Oct 18, 2023 at 5:40 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    Mine are pretty ridiculous, too. But, they rule for navigating tight areas at night.

    I went with the OEM style switches from Caliraised (I think), and I have their locations on the dash memorized. I don't have to take my eyes off the road to use them. Of course, this system will eventually stop working once I run out of spots in the dash to put more switches. :D
     
  16. Oct 18, 2023 at 5:40 PM
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    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Junk that heap and give me the old tires!
     
  18. Oct 18, 2023 at 6:19 PM
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    Golly that cruisers so pretty…kind of hard to hold that LS against it.
     
  19. Oct 18, 2023 at 6:48 PM
    LarryDangerfield

    LarryDangerfield One Larry a day keeps the money away ™ Moderator

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    Well, after thinking on it, I think I'm going to go the fuse tap route and have them come on with my high beams. I'm severely electrically challenged but I'm going to try my best to figure it out lol.
     
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  20. Oct 18, 2023 at 6:51 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Electricity is voodoo magic.

    Just warning you in advance.
     

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