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Toyota Tacoma 2005+



  • Well, I don't want to belabor the point (but will anyway..). The website for the "pietoy" says:

    "The TOY03-AUX works with most 2003-2005 Toyota vehicles that are equipped with a radio that has CD changer controls".

    So, since mine doesn't have changer controls, I am assuming it is not compatible. However, as you said, maybe someone who has actually installed one can refute this.

    Either way, I really want to go with the Delphi modulator because it also has a power jack for the XM unit, which is more convenient than having to buy & run a voltage converter off an accessory power plug.
  • boone88rrboone88rr Posts: 194
    This is the picture I was talking about. My radio is black but it has the same buttons. I read somewhere that if you press the "Disc" button and a changer or other aux input is attached it will scroll through the option to choose either the changer or just the single in-dash cd. Also, there is no "JBL" marking on the radio indicating a 6-disc changer. So I think it's safe to say we are both ready for some punch and PIE.

    Link to install page: Install Aux Interface

    Link to: Specific pic I am talking about
  • zaxuszaxus Posts: 9
    these two mods made a huge performance difference..esp. the air, sounds like a jet taking off when i gun it.
  • boone88rrboone88rr Posts: 194
    In case there is any confusion in the future on the compatability of auxilary inputs with different types of stock radios:

    "Yes, it will work in the standard non-6 disc CD changer radio as well as it does with the 6-disc in-dash CD changer radio. It also comes complete with everything you need to install it electronically.

    Thank you,

    Technical Support
    Logjam Electronics"

    Case closed. Mine is on the way! :D
  • westeemwesteem Posts: 49
    Do you know if the K&N filter will void the Tacoma warranty?
  • deluxechevdeluxechev Posts: 17
    pic's didn't load. what'd you get?

    I'm still holdingoff on the K&N Intake. I heard it's an easy install and it really sounds great at the high end. Still don't know if i'm willing to allow that much dirt into my system, might go with the amsoil air filter. My flowmaster's sounding awesome as it is.
  • deluxechevdeluxechev Posts: 17
    not sure about that, but i do know it's not street legal in CA, another reason i'm holding off. i don't know if i'm willing to swap to stock everytime i need it smoged
  • deluxechevdeluxechev Posts: 17
    tough call, both really nice trucks. if i had to chose, (and i did, thus the V6-6spd Access Cab TRD OffRoad) my vote is for offroad. the rims are smaller, but the tires look great on the rims. plus i always thought non-function hood scoops were kinda chessy.

    but either way, you're getting a winner!
  • geogeckogeogecko Posts: 225
    I'd say get the off-road, if you plan on putting bigger tires on it. You don't know how hard it is to find 285 tires in 17", until you've tried.
  • aztechianaztechian Posts: 31

    See my post in the Tacoma Vs. Frontier thread regarding the Tacoma using premium fuel:
    aztechian, "New 2005 Toyota Tacoma vs 2005 Nissan Frontier" #348, 17 Jun 2005 3:27 pm
  • jefe47jefe47 Posts: 3
    anyone know if 0% is coming for the ext cab 05 tacoma?
  • pb2themaxpb2themax Posts: 471
    I think the average joe should be able to install most of that stuff except for the alarm system and maybe the roof rack. Some of the nicer alarm systems can be extremely hard to install. I just got a pretty nice 2-way paging alarm/remote start system put on my 05 Taco and it took a professional installer about 6 hours to install. The 05 Taco has an engine immobilizer that requires some special wiring to get around.

    I was able to install the tube steps, exhaust tip, bull bar, and off-road lights by myself. The exhaust tip is a little frustrating. I had to spray some WD40 on the tail pipe to get everything to go on. There is an aluminum block spacer that fits in there pretty tight. I had to use a rubber hammer to get it to go. But it looks nice once it's on. It's not really overkill like some of the aftermarket tips out there.
  • aztechianaztechian Posts: 31
    Not that I really know anything, but I wouldn't expect it since Toyota's supply seems to be well below demand. Maybe around late fall if there are still '05s hanging around that aren't getting sold. I haven't even seen them advertising the Tacoma's much lately - seems like they are trying to convince people to buy Tundra's instead.
  • jamesbjamesb Posts: 6
    It took me months to have the opportunity to test drive a DC with TRD sport and I like it better then the off road. The majority of off road I do is rough trails and dirt roads. Many people prefer the LSD to locking and prefer the 17 inch tires. I'm not sure the difference if any in the actual suspension but the sport feels smoother on roads which is the majority of my driving. The skid plates/protectors can be added. I also like the color keyed items. Toyota offers many wheel packages. Decide where you do most of your driving. If you do serious off roading thats different. There isn't that much of it in Georgia. If I do serious off roading I use an original small square Bronco.
  • geogeckogeogecko Posts: 225
    That was the main reason I went with the Sport, LSD. I didn't want the locking diff. I'm considering a 3" lift in a year or two, and would like to put some 285 BFG A/T's on the truck. From what I've heard, it requires no modifications, except to the mud flaps, to keep from rubbing.

    Got my first ding last weekend, I was putting a suitcase in the bed, and lifted it with my hand, and didn't realize how heavy it was, and secondly, how long the suitcase was. Once my arm was fully extended, it was too late, I had already started moving it over into the bed, and got a nice ding right above the rear tire well. They just make cars with way too thin metal these days. Oh, well, I'm glad the worrying for that first ding is over.
  • Thanks for following up on that boone88rr. Looks like a nice clean solution, albeit a touch on the expensive side. Please report back after your install to let us know how it works. I'd also like to hear where you route the input cable. I haven't been behind the radio yet, but I'm hoping it will be possible to route the cable into the glovebox, and I can just pull it out to connect to the XM or mp3 player when I need it, and the rest of the time just leave it coiled up & out of the way.
  • tnt67tnt67 Posts: 30
    Just to let you in on a little lesson that I learned, My 05 Tacoma Access Cab TRD Prerunner is lifted with the Rev-Tek 3 " lift and I too was told that 285's would go on easily. After taking off the front mud flaps , and the tires still hitting the inner fenders sitting still, turned to both sides, I decided that I wasn't going to rip a fender off of my new truck. I now have 265/70/17's on it on 9" wheels and they are pretty good except for an occasional rub on a hard turn moving.Beware of this , as my local Toyota dealer are lifting these and putting 285's on them regularly and removimg the front mud flaps.I now have an over $800 set of tires in my garage that I will have to sell used.Hope this saves someone some trouble.
  • toyotakentoyotaken Posts: 897
    You may want to see if there are spacers to put between the wheels and the hubs. This may help prevent the rubbing if it is occuring on the inside of the fender wells. Just an idea.

  • you are rubbing because you have 9" wheels revteck says to put 8" wheels with a 4 1/2 back spacing thats maybe why you are rubbing i have a 3" lift with 285/75/16s on a 8" wheels and no rubbing so try a 8" rim you can look at or go to thats my truck maybe that will help
  • tnt67tnt67 Posts: 30
    The 9" rims are not going to make much of a difference on hitting the fenders. If anyone wants to put 285-17's on theirs, thats fine by me...just trying to save someone some trouble.
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