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Old 06-25-2012, 05:05 AM   #1
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Debadging ??? Please explain the reason

Ok, I guess I am just not with it/ old or a supporter of Madison Avenue but what is the deal with debadging ??? I see many posts about it. Is it done for style or for a protest against "Toyota" and or the Dealerships ?? Hell, my first 1980 SR5 had a 4 foot "Toyota" across the tail gate, now just a 10 inch chrome Toyota is OK with me. Thanks i advance for all replies

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Old 06-25-2012, 05:07 AM   #2
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It's a style thing. It gives the truck a clean look.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:08 AM   #3
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Cleaner look

All personal preference, you can debadge, black it out, color match it, remove some letters, etc.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:09 AM   #4
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Easier to wax your truck/detail it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:40 AM   #7
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As mentioned, its a cleaner, or custom look that most are after, but I hated the 4 badges on the tailgate alone!
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:42 AM   #8
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Easier to wax your truck/detail it.
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I did it for a cleaner look. All a personal preference.
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Not a big fan of chrome no matter how small.
I de-badged mine for all these reasons. Especially the tailgate, IMO it looks so much better with no badges.

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #10
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Because with chrome (or chrome plated plastic), less is more. Plus it is an easy way to make the truck more 'your own'. Whenever I see a debadged Tacoma around town I think, "Cool, there's someone who likes to mod their vehicles, wonder if they're on tacomaworld."
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:48 AM   #12
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Jim, I did mine for a cleaner look. I like the way my black bumpers, mirrors & door handles look with the Magnetic Grey paint without the chrome. If I had one of the TRD packages, I would peel off those graphics too.
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Jim, I did mine for a cleaner look. I like the way my black bumpers, mirrors & door handles look with the Magnetic Grey paint without the chrome. If I had one of the TRD packages, I would peel off those graphics too.
I'd probably pull of the TRD graphics too, but only because I hate that the color is the same regardless of the color of the truck. Other than that, I actually like all the badges on the tailgate, and think some colors look odd without them (while others look really clean).
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I HATE chrome.. got rid of ALL of it.. plus, its cleaner looking.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:18 AM   #15
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All the same reasons above for me...it looks cleaner without the graphics on the sides too. I just left the TACOMA on my doors for now till i get sick of them too
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It's the clean look that I most like
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #17
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My TRD sport stickers were nicked and had brown gunk built up around the edges. The chrome had caked on brown gunk all the way around. Maybe leftover wax? Either way I liked the cleaner look. Plus IMO a product dosent need to be branded 50 times over. Just annoying overkill.
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I thought the TRD sticker on the side of the bed looked like shit. It had to go.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #20
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I like 'em! Mine are staying put. If I had a white/silver truck I might think otherwise, but with a dark background (Timberland Mica), I like the accent. I also have shiny wheels so they kind of go together. On the other hand, if I had TRD stickers those would most likely be gone. Never have liked the looks of those on any Taco or Tundra.
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