So one of the mods I most desperately want to do to my new truck is a front emblem swap. I'm not sure if I like the whole satoshi grille thing, but I am not a fan of the standard Toyota emblem. However, I AM a fan of keeping my truck looking mostly stock. I know. I'm full of contradictions and a little picky.
I absolutely LOVE the look of the classic TOYOTA letter emblem from the old FJ's. But to put that on the front requires major grille surgery. I'm sure you've all seen how great this looks. (TACOFEAVER's pic)
To keep things fairly stock looking, the Toyota TRUCKS "T" emblem would probably fit right in where the stock embelm goes now. This would be an easy install, would be unique, and just might look cool. (Maybe - I havent seen one mounted yet!)
For a little background, I want to eventually color-match my front grille surround (ugh, chrome...) and change up the front emblem at the same time. I dont really like the idea of a blacked-out front emblem because to me its too subtle, and just looks like I popped the whole thing out. I plan to either color-match or black out my side/rear badges. The former looks best IMO but is a pain in the ass/expensive. The latter is easy & cheap (plasti-derp) and looks OK - at least it gets rid of god-awful chrome.
So what do you all think? Take a chance with the T emblem, or use a little elbow grease and some engineering sorcery to attach the old-school FJ lettering?
And in case anyone forgot what the 2012 front look like: