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FRAC Harness Anniversary and random thoughts.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by TundraTex, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Jul 4, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    TundraTex

    TundraTex [OP] Get your FRAC on!

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    One year ago today, @BlueBottle posted his installation pictures and became the first customer to install the FRAC Harness.

    I was just reminiscing and thinking about how almost a year prior to that, I was just trying to figure out a way to see beyond the hood and park my new Tundra without jumping out to check the curb distance. When I soldered together a bunch of wire and parts to build that first FRAC harness, I never considered that hundreds of other people would want one as well.

    I’ve learned a lot about the business side over the past year, and I put a lot of time and effort into building every FRAC harness to the standards I want for my own truck. I take a lot of satisfaction from that, but the most rewarding part of it for me is building a product that people love. I haven’t really advertised or marketed the FRAC harness and so the business has grown slowly; mostly by word of mouth on this awesome forum! I really love that.

    Demand is growing and I want to keep pace and maintain quality. I’ve also got a few other ideas in the works and they are slowly moving towards realization. So I’m continuously learning how to do things more efficiently. It’s a fun journey so far. I hope to keep it going for a while.

    So thanks to all of you who have entrusted a few of your hard-earned dollars with me. I hope you are still happy with the product. And a great big thanks to the mods who make this forum and this great community a reality. We’ve got a pretty special place here.

    Have a safe and happy Holiday.

    Lou
     
  2. Jul 4, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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    GAknight

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    Thank you Lou for sharing your invention and all the support offered to the forum!

    Have a great Fourth!
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    Happy 4th to everyone , and this is still a kick ass mod. Still use it all the time especially the navigation switch, i would drive and my wife input the location. Awesome.
     
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  4. Jul 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    It is a great mod. thank you And Happy fourth of July
     
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  5. Jul 4, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    Thanks Lou. Great product I’ve turned several of guys at work onto you.
    Happy Independence Day to you and your family.
    Ps, phone mirroring thing not worth it.
     
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  6. Jul 4, 2018 at 11:31 AM
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    TundraTex

    TundraTex [OP] Get your FRAC on!

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    Thanks, and I appreciate the referrals! I agree with you about the mirroring, it’s something that sounded cool when I first put the FRAC together, but it turned out to be a lot of expense and effort for very little utility.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    I'm really happy with my FRAC. Thank you for making an awesome product. Looking forward to see what else you have up your sleeve. :D
    HAPPY 4th of JULY
     
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  8. Jul 4, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    i am very very happy with mine. thanks for all your efforts and sharing it with the forum
     
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  9. Jul 4, 2018 at 2:50 PM
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    Thanks for providing the awesome product and help Tex! My favorite purchaces are the ones i have made from members here who have designed and produced special solutions for our trucks.
     
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  10. Jul 4, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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    Thanks again !! I use my FRAC every day and could not live without it . I use the rear camera in traffic as much as the front for parking . Proud to be part of that first group of customers !
     
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  11. Jul 4, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun IMA BasTRD

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    I've got a lot of respect and admiration for you Lou, even if you are a Texan.....:rofl::boink: :crapstorm:. Seriously, great product, great quality and a great price. I seldom use it for parking like I'd imagined I would. It gets used 90% of the time off road. It's a fantastic upgrade and one of my favorite mods. When people mention the obvious mods I've done I'm quick to boast about the forward camera. It's kinda like rolling up along side an F150 and dropping the rear window.:D Thanks Lou!
     
  12. Jul 4, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    dcsleeper408

    dcsleeper408 BASTRDS

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    Solid product Lou!!
    +1 for me. Also +1 for @BlueBottle superb install!
     
  13. Jul 4, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    BlueBottle not a PRO

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    Your product is top notch @TundraTex !
    Love it and use it every time I’m in the truck! Best mod to date!
     
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  14. Jul 4, 2018 at 9:38 PM
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    TundraTex [OP] Get your FRAC on!

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    Wow! Right up there with the rear window? Now THAT is a compliment! Almost makes up for the Texan comment... almost. :D
     
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  15. Jul 4, 2018 at 9:54 PM
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    TundraTex [OP] Get your FRAC on!

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    Glad you like it @BlueBottle. And happy to see how many guys you have helped as the West Coast FRAC installation expert. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Jul 21, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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    d0zer

    d0zer I beat the internet.

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    @TundraTex , do you have a FRAC that utilizes a single 3 way switch?
     
  17. Jul 21, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    TundraTex [OP] Get your FRAC on!

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    Yes. The camera select switch that comes with the FRAC Harness is a SPDT on-off-on rocker switch.

    If you want the VIM enable function as well, that is a second SPST (on-off) switch.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    As one of the first test subjects I'd like to say that it's alright... now if it had lasers ;)
     
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  19. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    d0zer I beat the internet.

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    Ahh, got ya. So VIM disable allows me to tell the car it is in park. I don't need to operate that in order to turn on the front/rear cam on at anytime?
     
  20. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    That is correct.

    @TundraTex - Love my FRAC I use it every time I drive the truck. Thank you!
    I vaguely remember you'd mentioned you were looking into adding other camera options to the harness, did you ever find a way to wire in multiple cameras? It'd be kinda sweet to mount a remote camera line for the back of my trailer or a camera looking into the bed of the truck. Cheers
     
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  21. Jul 27, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    My truck bed was full and I had to use bike racks on the hitch to Palm Springs. While driving and hitting a couple bumps, I felt uneasy about the racks sounding loose. I didn't want to pull over just to check it out..then it clicked!

    I've got the FRAC...flipped a switch...view of the rack on the screen. Rack is secure!

    Thank you @TundraTex
     
  22. Jul 27, 2018 at 1:49 PM
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    TundraTex

    TundraTex [OP] Get your FRAC on!

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    You’ve got it! Camera function and VIM function are totally separate.
     
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  23. Jul 28, 2018 at 6:47 AM
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    TundraTex [OP] Get your FRAC on!

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    I do have a design and a prototype for the trailer cam mode. I just need to get it into production... So many irons in the fire... When it is ready, this will be the first place I'll announce it.
     

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