Category Archives: Tacoma Updates

Tacoma Update: Blacked-Out Switchback Mirror Signals

As mentioned in an update last week, I ordered a set of Unique Style Racing’s (USR’s) Revi Motorsports-made, Switchback mirror lights late last week and they arrived today. The fit and finish is very good.  Installation is straightforward, although I … Continue reading

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Tacoma Update: Redline Leather Goods: Shifter, Brake Lever & Armrest Covers

Why, you might ask, would someone want to bother with the expense and effort to “upgrade” something as utilitarian as the shifter and brake boot or your center console cover / arm rest cover? UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: Regular readers may recall … Continue reading

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Tacoma Update: First Impressions – A.R.E. Z-Series Shell

This is our second A.R.E. Z-Series pick-up bed topper / shell and we purchased both from Custom Campers in Lake City, Georgia.  I thought I’d do a follow-up to the “installation” blog entry I wrote back in early January you … Continue reading

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Tacoma Update: Head, Tail, Turn & Fog Lights

As I edged ever closer to being “done” with dialing-in the Tacoma, one of the last things I still needed to address as part of my de-chroming process is the exterior lighting.  More specifically, making changes to the head, tail, … Continue reading

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Tacoma Update: Sound Insulation Installation

Background: I’ve been reporting on the sound insulation project since early-December just ahead of making a 1,600-mile round-trip to visit my folks in Pennsylvania. We were experiencing what sounded like an out of balance tire/wheel or perhaps a rear differential issue … Continue reading

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Tacoma Update: OBDII Reader, Interior LEDs and Pop & Lock Installation

Well, my extended Christmas gift season will be winding to a conclusion here in the next week or so as I’m just about done “tweaking” the Tacoma.  Seriously, I sometimes think on-line shopping is so addicting since you get to … Continue reading

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Tacoma Update: Tweaking the Sound System & Lighting

I keep finding things I feel I must tweak because Toyota just didn’t get it quite right; it’s about as bad as buying a Harley-Davidson!  Seriously, I’m reminded of what I’ve done to  most of my motorcycles and the 2006 … Continue reading

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