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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mattgecko, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:37 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Hi-

    I currently own a Tacoma but always loved the Tundra's and it will definitely be a future purchase, especially if Toyota releases a diesel version.


    I bought my 2011 Tacoma Off-Road 4x4 new and built it myself.
    [​IMG]

    4.0L with TRD Super Charger (305HP). The SC gave it that pep that I felt it was missing.
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    In 2012 I started making LED bed light kits for Tacoma's and every once in a while Tundra's.
    Please feel free to PM if your interested a light kit.

    MattGecko LED light kits come mostly pre-assemble and are designed for the non-DIY (electrical newbie) to the experienced installer. Everything that you need to install the kit is included (except basic hand tools) and includes easy to follow installation instructions with lots of pictures. I use super bright 5050 waterproof LED light strips, all connections to the LED’s are soldered with shrink tubing over the connections. Light strips come with upgraded "high strength" adhesive tape and heat shrink crimp connectors.


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    My Facebook page:
     
  2. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:41 AM
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    831Tun

    831Tun crazy Bastrd

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    Nice Taco. Don't hold your breath waiting for the Tundra diesel.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:43 AM
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    joonbug

    joonbug bacon

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    What switch does it use?
     
  4. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:44 AM
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    14tundra

    14tundra On Wisconsin!

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    Interested in a bed LED kit. send me a PM with some info. Thanks!
     
  5. Feb 2, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    That's a shame.



    Small push button switch with a waterproof rubber cover that is mounted right below the end of the tie down rail.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    PM sent, thanks.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    Welcome Matt!

    -guys: Matt is good to go and the real deal with the leds :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Feb 2, 2017 at 8:39 AM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    Matt From CO welcomes Matt from CA.
     
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  9. Feb 2, 2017 at 8:46 AM
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    Agitated1

    Agitated1 Newish Member

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    Im interested in the bed LED. Can you pm me some info.

    Thanks
     
  10. Feb 2, 2017 at 8:53 AM
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    dcsleeper408

    dcsleeper408 BASTRDS

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    Yup!
    Definitely going with Matt for my LED upgrade! Good stuff!
     
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  11. Feb 2, 2017 at 8:54 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    PM sent, thanks.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    831Tun

    831Tun crazy Bastrd

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    I'm interested. I've been sourcing the components lately as this a definite future mod for me. Seems like a must for camping. This and rock lights to serve as puddle lights.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    I am happy to email my install instructions in advance for anyone that would like to review them to see what the install involves.
     
  14. Feb 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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    avh128avh128

    avh128avh128 New Member

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    Nice truck mattgecko . I was thinking to add SC to my Tacoma also . Any regrets or issues with SC . Is it really worth it to add SC. My truck is 2013 4.0l 4X4 like yours.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Thanks! Nope regrets at all, I've had it about 30k miles now. Took my brother and I about 6 hours to install and was a fun project. A few years ago I took it down to Mexico with 5 adults, 5 bikes and full gear, truck tow/hauls like a champ for not being a Tundra.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Feb 2, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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    avh128avh128

    avh128avh128 New Member

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    Thank you . Where is that place in Mexico . I go to Baja California 3 time a year all the way to San Quentin.
     
  17. Feb 2, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    We usually go down for the Baja races, Ensenada & San Felipe, Pre running dirt bikes on parts of the coarse and having fun.
     
  18. Feb 2, 2017 at 10:01 AM
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    avh128avh128

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    thank you
     
  19. Feb 2, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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    Welcome from CO!
     
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  20. Feb 2, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun crazy Bastrd

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    I was just looking at CL and saw your add, didn't know you were right over the hill.
     
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  21. Feb 2, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Yes, in Campbell. Also $5 off if picking up an order.
     
  22. Feb 2, 2017 at 4:52 PM
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    831Tun

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    It'll save me some work if I just get it from you and I won't be guessing about the quality, or lack thereof, of the leds. I'll let you know when I plan to head your way.:thumbsup:
     
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  23. Feb 2, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    040Tundra

    040Tundra Teddy 2013-2019

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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Welcome from Las Vegas!
     
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  24. Feb 2, 2017 at 5:33 PM
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    k9shag

    k9shag New Member

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    Welcome from NC and another former Tacoma owner
     
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  25. Feb 2, 2017 at 6:55 PM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Welcome from eastern CO! Shoot me a PM on the light kit please.
     
  26. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    PM sent, thanks.
     
  27. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    Krezz

    Krezz Doesn't want to be new member

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    @mattgecko is good people!!
    I'll post up some pics of his lights I've used on my Tacoma and My Tundra in a bit!
     
  28. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko [OP] The LED Light Guy... MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Hey Kevin. Hows it going? I'm amazed, a lot of folks with both Tacoma and Turndra's.
     
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  29. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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    Krezz

    Krezz Doesn't want to be new member

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    I opt'd for the remote feature when I installed these in the Tundra but had just the switch in the Tacoma. Amazing lighting at night, especially out when camping.
    Switch works great, remote even better.

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  30. Feb 2, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    Krezz

    Krezz Doesn't want to be new member

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    There is quiet a few on here who seemed to have come to Tundra from Tacoma, and a fair amount with both.
    My wife swapped to the Rav4, leaving me the sole truck now in the house... the Tacoma was mine also, so she wanted something of her own. :argue:

    Trying to convince her to get the 4Runner instead.
     

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