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What have you done to your 2.5 gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by T-Rex266, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Feb 8, 2024 at 5:03 AM
    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 Let’s color match it

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    These are sweet!! :thumbsup:
     
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    Cthulhu

    Cthulhu The White and Black Goat of the Woods

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    Thank you Geno! High praise coming from a detail-driven gentleman such as yourself! :hattip:
     
  3. Feb 8, 2024 at 6:54 AM
    grant.ducckk

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    InfernoTundra15

    InfernoTundra15 2015 TRD Pro

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    bought a pole saw and was surprised how much I cut down. Back end was sagging a bit. Giving off Sanford and Son vibes. That was the first of three loads.


     
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  5. Feb 8, 2024 at 6:59 AM
    RobertD

    RobertD SSEM#123, ASCM#4 "I call it Vera" ~Jayne Cobb

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    You ask about a magsafe charger, and they say you don't need charging??

    Spigen is good but I didn't know they did mounts. Depending where you plan to attach the suction cup might not work. Check out Scosche and MobArmor, both have magsafe mounts and mounts that charge and mount using a small footprint that is versatile and non-permanent
     
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  6. Feb 8, 2024 at 7:02 AM
    1794TX

    1794TX Should be taken in small doses

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  7. Feb 8, 2024 at 7:05 AM
    JMGmanAZ

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    My fav color... :thumbsup: The new Solar Octane looks like a Tic Tac.
     
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  8. Feb 8, 2024 at 7:45 AM
    grant.ducckk

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    Whoops! Posted that message right before I walked into a meeting and realized I did not include enough info, sorry about that. All I need is a MagSafe compatible mount. One that will keep my phone upright and visible (for GPS) just to the right of my steering wheel. My phone battery is very good so I do not need charging capability built into the stand.

    The mounts on Scosche's website look to do what I need! Thank you!
     
  9. Feb 8, 2024 at 9:22 AM
    seydou

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  10. Feb 8, 2024 at 9:36 AM
    AZBoatHauler

    AZBoatHauler SSEM#140/ASCM#3/2ndGenNaysayer/BAF140

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    Wife just got this one for the LandCruiser and loves it.
    LISEN for MagSafe Car Mount,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CM429913?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
     
  11. Feb 8, 2024 at 9:36 AM
    roughfisher

    roughfisher Aggressive hockey is back in town!

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    A super easy solution is a pop socket mount. Mounts with 3M tape. I’ve had it in my truck since it was new and my phone screen never vibrates, the fit between the pop socket and the mount is very snug and that rubber material on the pop socket must act like a shock absorber. And the MagSafe pop socket is obviously strong and removable. The mount is $10 and the popsocket is $30

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  12. Feb 8, 2024 at 9:40 AM
    roughfisher

    roughfisher Aggressive hockey is back in town!

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    Here’s a photo of the pop socket

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  13. Feb 8, 2024 at 10:07 AM
    Tripleconpanna

    Tripleconpanna Just an X who bought Bud Light from Target

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  14. Feb 8, 2024 at 12:19 PM
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    Here's the one I went with. It's the Schosche Magicmount Pro 2 (magsafe compatible, and flush-mount style). Partially covers the vent when it's upright, but you can put the phone sideways if you want. I like the simplicity and location. Seems to have a strong magnet as well.

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  15. Feb 8, 2024 at 12:33 PM
    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 Let’s color match it

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    Thanks John! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Rc23

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    I have the same mount in the exact same spot - works great and looks near factory.
     
  17. Feb 8, 2024 at 2:34 PM
    grant.ducckk

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    Well I am super happy to hear that! That's the one I ended up going with (the model with the small articulation). Amazon Prime same-day-delivery, hopefully it will be home by the time I get off work. I am going on a road trip to Mammoth tomorrow and would like to have this all set up.
    Thanks friends!
     
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  18. Feb 8, 2024 at 2:38 PM
    windblown101

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    Wash truck, rotate tires, gave the engine bay a bath which I don't do often. Admired the fleeting shine that will last until I drive down the gravel road.... lol.

    Still cleans up pretty good for a 5 year old truck living in the country.
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  19. Feb 8, 2024 at 3:06 PM
    RainMan_PNW

    RainMan_PNW SSEM #82 RGBA #4 “That Guy” Vendor

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    Check the build link in my signature.
    I would have to poke at the wiring diagrams a little to check. It was officially added as an accessory in 19, but I think the door lock circuit and connectors is the same for older Gen2.5 as well
     
  20. Feb 8, 2024 at 3:09 PM
    RobertD

    RobertD SSEM#123, ASCM#4 "I call it Vera" ~Jayne Cobb

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    My '18 came with a locking tailgate from Toyota. I love it. So I want to say it should work but I don't mess with the electrical

    :notsure:
     
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  21. Feb 8, 2024 at 3:13 PM
    RainMan_PNW

    RainMan_PNW SSEM #82 RGBA #4 “That Guy” Vendor

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    Check the build link in my signature.
    Sorry - they added it as an accessory in 2018.
    There were wiring changes with MY2018 because of the TSS system, but I don’t think it changed the passenger door lock junctions at all.
     
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  22. Feb 8, 2024 at 3:16 PM
    RobertD

    RobertD SSEM#123, ASCM#4 "I call it Vera" ~Jayne Cobb

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    Why I defer electrical to you. Just wanted to weigh in since I had this.

    We always appreciate your insight Casey!
     
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    Tundra234

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    Good looking dog. Is he a purebred?
     
  24. Feb 8, 2024 at 3:21 PM
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  25. Feb 8, 2024 at 3:57 PM
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    Thanks. Purebred 2.5 YO Czech working line GSD with huge prey drive. I got him at 8 weeks and he's my buddy. He's still a little rough around the edges but we're getting there. He loves to work. Loves his toys, and water... and unfortunately growling at people he doesn't know that approach him directly with their eyes locked on him while saying "Oh look, what a cute pup!" in a whispered high pitched tone. More experienced dog savvy people he's fine with.

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/CvfurVJA3LK/

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C25jzzAvze-/
     
  26. Feb 8, 2024 at 5:11 PM
    RainMan_PNW

    RainMan_PNW SSEM #82 RGBA #4 “That Guy” Vendor

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    Check the build link in my signature.
    According to the installation info, it was 2019+
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    It's possible you have a pop-n-lock aftermarket that was dealer installed. Or if it was late enough in 2018 when you got it, they may have put in the factory one.

    I just dug through the instructions and the wiring diagrams a bit. The factory one jumpers inline at the MJ1 connector in the passenger kick panel.
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    There are differences between the 16-17 EWD and the 18-21 EWD, but the two wires that control the front passenger door lock are the same all the way back to 2014 (different wire colors, but same pin numbers - 9 for Lock and 18 for Unlock).

    So the factory lock setup should work for any 2014 and newer. The only caveat would be for trucks with the memory mirror function (Platinum and 1794) - the 14-17 models use a different setup for the memory ECUs and have more wires routing through that MJ1 junction to reach the passenger door. But when I installed mine, I'm pretty sure that all of the wires were included in the jumper part of the harness so I'd be willing to bet it would still work.
     
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    Thanks for posting those videos. That is awesome to see. He looks very happy. :thumbsup:
     
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  28. Feb 8, 2024 at 6:22 PM
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    “Cute dog” as he wants to eat my face off lol. Two questions though.
    1. how did you get your engine so clean, product used?
    2. When you do an at home tire rotation do you just use two jack stands on the back and your floor jack for the front? Checking YouTube now.
    Just curious of standard procedure as I’m new to diy truck maintenance!
    Thanks for your post. Nice truck. Nice gravel road.
     
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    At the risk of not buying the appropriate one, I purchased this Gooloo jump starter. I researched a few sites and it had good reviews. This after reading several of you all talking highly of jump starters a few pages back. Then my son in law needed a jump for his Ram and my wife said “do not use the truck!!”. I ordered this the next day. Curse this site for spending my money. :spending:
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  30. Feb 8, 2024 at 6:57 PM
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    1) For cleaning I have a good gas powered pressure washer and as long as the engine isn't leaking I stay away from harsh degreasers and use regular carwash soap. If it's a real messy old engine with tons of grime I will use a heavy degreaser. I typically only wash the engine compartment a couple of times a year on my vehicles. High pressure water jets and degreaser can degrease things I'd prefer to stay lubed which is why I try to avoid letting it get too bad. I finish off with Gumout Engine shine. It smells decent enough and more important than the shine it adds a minor layer of protection that will last quite awhile and makes it easier to clean the next time around.

    2) Yes - 2 stands for the rear axle to get both rear tires in the air and then use the jack to lift just one front wheel at a time is what I do because it's what I have, LOL. With this set up I can choose to swap back and front tires one side at a time or I can remove both rears and then take one front off at a time and move it to the opposite side rear. as shown in the diagram below. This way can provide a bit more even wear because you are not only changing tires back to front but also (in stages) allowing all the tires to be run on both sides of the vehicle and in every position. This can help if alignment is less than perfect.

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