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AAA members get free VIN etching today til 3

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by iRepLONGBEACH, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    iRepLONGBEACH

    iRepLONGBEACH [OP] SoCal Reppin

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    If you are a AAA miember, most AAA locations are doing the VIN window etching today for FREE . It usually cost about $300 to get done. ive gotten mine done today and it only took 15-20 mins (thats because i was their pretty early). Just thought I'd post this up because you cant go wrong getting this for free.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    iRepLONGBEACH

    iRepLONGBEACH [OP] SoCal Reppin

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    damn that sux..try to take off a bit earlier for your lunch break maybe?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    Fightnfire

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  4. Aug 10, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    Tint won't affect it at all. They do it on the outside of the window.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    ^^^this^^^

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  6. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    This is definitely worthwhile. My Tacoma has it from the factory and I did get a break on my insurance because of it. :D

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  7. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    whats the point of this?? just curious.. :confused:

    :crapstorm:
     
  8. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Is this only Southern California AAA?
     
  9. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    and whys this in second gen?
     
  10. Aug 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    cummins6speed

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  11. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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  12. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    Wouldn't they have to bust out said window to open the locked door?... lol
     
  13. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    Maverick904

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    With the right tools couldnt the windshield be removed?
     
  14. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Yes the window is pretty easy to remove. The VIN numbers are etched below the door panel so they are not seen. Its basically another VIN location identifier for a stolen vehicle that is not too common and makes the car itself less valuable to try and part out.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Maverick904

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    Yeah I was just sayin that to the above posts about window breaking. That if somebody wanted to steal your windshield, It could be removed with no damage, and then they have access to everything.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    This, I read actually here on TW that it makes it less desirable for a thief to steal the truck. The to cost of having to replace the windows is quite expensive. Making it harder and more expensive to sell. Kind of a cool idea, not really sure how effective it is, but the idea is nice.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    jcgarvey

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    Wish they would have done it in Los Angeles area... Free service that normally costs ~$300 plus you get an insurance premium discount :eek: why the hell not!
     
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