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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

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

  1. Jan 22, 2024 at 11:47 AM
    Stoney Ranger

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    I've been considering a dash mount for sometime. I found this on a 4Runners.com thread. It's not one of those "shelf" dash mounts that you have to drill the side of the dash trim to mount it. It is hidden above the head unit. It is a new design by Taco Garage. Because it is new, TG had a 25% off sale. If you were one of the 1st five people to do the install and provide a write-up with pics, they would refund 100% of the cost of the dash mount. I couldn't resist. Not sure if I was one of the 5.
    They also have these for you Taco guys.
    The balls are easily removable for a clean factory look.

    EDIT: The offer does not extend to Tacoma's.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2024 at 1:03 PM
    rubbersidedown

    rubbersidedown Well known voider of warranties

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    That's some low-hanging fruit for a @wi_taco joke right there...
     
  3. Jan 22, 2024 at 1:12 PM
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    Supr4Lo Well-Known Ken

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    I have the DMM (tacoma version) from Taco Garage. Had it installed for almost 3 years now. Has been an excellent mount. Recommend.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2024 at 1:25 PM
    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Balls...low-hanging...ehehehehe....

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  5. Jan 22, 2024 at 1:30 PM
    Pixeltim

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    Does anyone have experience with trailer brake controllers?
     
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  6. Jan 22, 2024 at 3:05 PM
    rubbersidedown

    rubbersidedown Well known voider of warranties

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    Browsing for a spare CV axle and decided that I don't really want to spend $350 for OEM when I can pick up one of these locally for $134. Lifetime warranty too. If I busted one of mine I might replace it with another OEM at some point, but I think one of these as a spare should work out fine. Anybody feel differently about that?

    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NCV944082
     
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  7. Jan 22, 2024 at 3:09 PM
    Supr4Lo

    Supr4Lo Well-Known Ken

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    That's the one I carry as a spare. You're right in your thinking. The cheap spare can get you home, can always purchase OEM later.
     
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    F'n kids.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2024 at 3:52 PM
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    Other than installing one about every five years or so as I buy a new rig, no.
     
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    Pixeltim

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    Is a hard wired one better than the Bluetooth ones?
     
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  11. Jan 22, 2024 at 3:55 PM
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    Because I am of a certain generation-Fnya they are better. That said I didn't know they had Bluetooth brake controllers,,,
     
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    Pixeltim

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    The camper dealer has a Curt Echo Bluetooth controller and a Redarc Tow Pro that mounts into one of the empty dash switch openings. It costs a bit more but supposedly is far easier to use.
     
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    If it mounts in the switch holes go for it! I mounted mine on the door for the fuse panel. Can't get to it to change anything very easy. Are they plug and play?
     
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    Pixeltim

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    Supposedly, he has a Tacoma with one installed. Are brake controllers interchangeable or specific to what’s on a particular trailer?
     
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  15. Jan 22, 2024 at 4:42 PM
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    Trailer won't care.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2024 at 4:44 PM
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    Do some research and look at peoples reviews
     
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    Thanks, I shall do so!
     
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    There is a hardwired brake controller that was already in my truck when I bought it....
    Never needed to use it.
    For the longest time I didn't know what it was.
     
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    CygnusX191

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    When I put my OME suspension on, I had a CV boot start wearing and leaking. Replaced it with an AutoZone gold axle as a temp fix.

    4 years later, that AutoZone axle has been on every single wheeling trip/event with my truck and is holding up great.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2024 at 6:37 PM
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    dont get a bluetooth

    the redarc is awesome. you can also pretty much hide it all except the knob when mounting it, there's a blank you can get that fits the holes in the taco with the cutout for the knob.

    I had one of these in my tacoma (I put it in before the redarc was available)
    https://www.tekonsha.com/product/90195_trailer-brake-control-proportional

    it worked fine but its a lot more of a pain to try and find a place to mount.
     
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