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Watt maker's Cement TRD Pro build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by Watt maker, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Sep 22, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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    Watt maker

    Watt maker [OP] Keepin' the lights on!

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    Thanks! It’s funny how all the stars aligned that week. It’s been an awesome truck so far and I haven’t seen one just like it anywhere.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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    Notachickmagnet

    Notachickmagnet Whoa girl, simmer on down a notch

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    Sometimes things are meant to be !!!
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    HighDesertSurfer Surf The Dirt

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    Such a great truck build, WattMaker!
    Nice de badging...but perhaps a small bed decal add that's in line with your profession.
    Could look good on Cement...:rolleyes:
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  4. Sep 23, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    Watt maker [OP] Keepin' the lights on!

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    Actually, it’s more like this

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  5. Sep 25, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    None, yet....
    Not sure how I missed this, but cool build.

    Also, if you ever want to manual swap that 4Runner, let me know.. ha!
     
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  6. Sep 25, 2018 at 8:26 PM
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    Watt maker [OP] Keepin' the lights on!

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    Thanks! This Pro is definitely my most favorite vehicle I've ever owned. Absolutely enjoy driving it and I get quite a few compliments on it.

    As for the 4runner, it's been a great vehicle as well. I've thought about manual swapping it a few times. I'm definitely planning on swapping in a manual FJ T-case, maybe with a doubler and twin/triple sticks, at some point. I might just pick up another 4th gen and manual trans swap that one. I do want my kids to learn how to drive a manual trans vehicle.
     
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  7. Nov 2, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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    Watt maker [OP] Keepin' the lights on!

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    Added these tail lights to The Unicorn today: https://www.ebay.com/itm/362445336984. Purchased them last week when ebay had a 10% off sale. Also picked up a pair of these to throw into the new tail lights: JDM ASTAR 1200 Lumens Extremely Bright 144-EX Chipsets 7440 7441 7443 7444 992 LED Bulbs with Projector For Backup Reverse Lights, Xenon White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NPIYDWU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_14j3BbBW3ACJE.

    I had originally thought about going with some totally blacked out tail lights but couldn’t find any that I liked. They either look too “ricey” or they had bad reviews. I just wanted tail lights that got rid of the chrome and had running lights that illuminated the upper turn signal area as well as the bottom brake light area. Light output and visibility for both turn signals and brake lights were also concerns since I definitely don’t want anyone running into my truck. After looking at dozens of lights I settled on these.

    The initial fit and build quality seems to be pretty good. Resistors are built into the housings to prevent “hyper-flash”. All the plugs fit snuggly as do the new LED reverse lights, which are very bright. Can’t wait to see those at night.

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    LED turn signal
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    LED brake light. I had to shoot this off to the side because the light so bright it was washing out the picture.
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  8. Nov 3, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    I know they're still new but overall how do you like them? Are they bright enough? they look great on the pro
     
  9. Nov 3, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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    Watt maker [OP] Keepin' the lights on!

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    Thanks! So far I really like them and they seemed plenty bright enough in the garage but honestly I haven't driven the truck with them installed.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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    Watt maker [OP] Keepin' the lights on!

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    Finished upgrading all the rear facing lights with LEDs.

    Replaced the license plate lights with these: SYLVANIA 194 T10 W5W White LED Bulb, (Contains 2 Bulbs)
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    $15 SYLVANIA 194 T10 W5W White LED Bulb, (Contains 2 Bulbs)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079ZC1GM6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_La74BbE1MDE6N


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    I also replaced the cargo light and third brake light with these: LUYED 2 Extremely Bright 1600 Lumens Backup Reverse Lights 921 912 W 16W 3020 30-EX Chipsets, Xenon White, No Hyper Flash
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    $13 LUYED 2 Extremely Bright 1600 Lumens Backup Reverse Lights 921 912 W 16W 3020 30-EX Chipsets, Xenon White, No Hyper Flash
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075K4DPFY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_vi74Bb8JEE5ZD


    They are pretty bright!
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    I still need to tint the 3rd brake light but I’m saving that job for a day that the weather is bad.
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2018 at 2:57 PM
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    any issues with the 3rd brake light installment? I went on Amazon and they said they don't fit the 2017 tundra
     
  12. Nov 8, 2018 at 6:17 PM
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    Watt maker

    Watt maker [OP] Keepin' the lights on!

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    No issues at all. Plenty of room in there. Just go slow taking the cover off so the seal doesn’t tear. These little lights may be brighter than the reverse LEDs!
     
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