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Badged, or De-badged ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RedTaco2134, Sep 16, 2008.

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Leave Emblems on or off?

Poll closed Sep 25, 2008.
  1. Badged

    56 vote(s)
    53.3%
  2. De-Badged

    49 vote(s)
    46.7%
  1. Sep 16, 2008 at 5:05 PM
    #1
    RedTaco2134

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    Which do you prefer? Having "Badges", emblems, on you Tacoma or De-badged?
     
  2. Sep 16, 2008 at 5:06 PM
    #2
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

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    badges!! de-badge makes it kinda look generic
     
  3. Sep 16, 2008 at 5:06 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    i painted mine and they look good!
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Sep 16, 2008 at 5:08 PM
    #4
    RedTaco2134

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    There Vote, state your claim!
     
  5. Sep 16, 2008 at 5:09 PM
    #5
    Burns

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    Def De-Badge :thumbsup:
     
  6. Sep 16, 2008 at 5:12 PM
    #6
    JimBeam

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    i did a semi de-badge

    tailgate emblems are still there...front emblem is blacked out...side emblems gone!
     
  7. Sep 16, 2008 at 6:04 PM
    #7
    SteelCity

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    Prefer badged, but blacked out.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2008 at 6:37 PM
    #8
    Okkine

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    Personally, I think de-badged looks kinda dumb. It's part of the truck. You know something is supposed to be there, which makes it stand out when it's not there. But it doesn't stand out in a good way, more like the way a man with no nose would stand out.

    Dealer stickers on the other hand I'll remove right away (or just ask them not to put them on in the first place). If they want me to advertise for their dealership, they can pay me X dollars a month do do it.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2008 at 6:44 PM
    #9
    RedTaco2134

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    Very interesting results. Did not expect them to be so close, keep the Votes Coming!

    SilverB Get those decals on already!
     
  10. Sep 16, 2008 at 6:57 PM
    #10
    derekabraham

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    Badged badged badged!


    Especially if you paint them black! :D
     
  11. Sep 16, 2008 at 6:58 PM
    #11
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.

    I agree!!
     
  12. Sep 16, 2008 at 7:19 PM
    #12
    RedTaco2134

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    :worthless: I must Say!!!!

    Get some pics to up the controversy.
     
  13. Sep 16, 2008 at 7:32 PM
    #13
    RedTaco2134

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    285/70/17 Goodyear BFG KM2's, Revtek 3" lift. TSB rear and Blistein 5100's http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3097063
    Some pics...
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Sep 16, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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    Justin626

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    I only did a partial on mine and painted them.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Sep 16, 2008 at 7:51 PM
    #15
    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    i voted badged........but im adding with that that they look better,to me of course, painted!!
     
  16. Sep 16, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    Mz_TazComa

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    The black on white looks awesome. I'm wondering how black on (radiant) red would look. Does anyone have any pics of that?
     
  17. Sep 16, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    straycat241

    straycat241 maXXXed out mid travel

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    mine is badged, yota badges look better than most other car company badges
     
  18. Sep 16, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    Neubs

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    Here you go.....custom vinyl and front lip (thanks sockmonkey) and de-badge.

    Before:

    [​IMG]

    Everything you need:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Bye Bye old sticker:
    [​IMG]

    Install new:
    [​IMG]

    Ta da:
    (It may look crooked from the angle but it is straight as an arrow, I measured 6 times)

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Sep 16, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats a DAM good looking truck! :D
     
  20. Sep 16, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    Neubs

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    + 100 that truck looks very clean! Nicely done. :thumbsup:
     
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