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Caliper Color for Impulse Red Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dk6487, Feb 25, 2010.

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Caliper Color

Poll closed Mar 27, 2010.
  1. Red

    12 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. Black

    21 vote(s)
    40.4%
  3. Other

    4 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. None, Stock all the way.

    15 vote(s)
    28.8%
  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 10:49 AM
    #1
    dk6487

    dk6487 [OP] NorCal Member

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    What color do you think will go best with my impulse red taco? I'll tally up the votes tonight and attempt the project tomorrow.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    dk6487

    dk6487 [OP] NorCal Member

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  3. Feb 25, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    I went with black:

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  4. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    dk6487

    dk6487 [OP] NorCal Member

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    Thats super clean
     
  5. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    dk6487

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    Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm going with a black rim when I have the money. Not sure if that makes a difference to anyone.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    Reznor88

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    I also have the Impulse Red and I planned on tackling this project this weekend. Not sure how it's going to turn out but I'm going to try to pull off color matched calipers. :cool:

    If that fails horribly then I'll just repaint them black since I'm doing the drums anyway.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    dk6487

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    Keep me posted on the drums because I wasn't sure if I should try them. If it goes well I will attempt it as well.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    Capita

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    I think the red would look really nice with a black rim
     
  9. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    leave em alone unless you wanna be a ricer.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I would do it red to color match the truck.:cool: The black looks nice but its not really noticeable.:rolleyes: And since you are getting black wheels, the red will accent them more instead of all black.;)
     
  11. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I did mine black because they are stock calipers. Didn't go with RED since there was nothing that stood out on the stock calipers; however, if you have black wheels, go with Red for the contrast.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    moto932

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    black! i plan on painting mine black this spring
     
  13. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    I'm thinking about doing mine red if I can get a red that will match the body color. I don't think the black stands out.

     
  14. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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  15. Feb 25, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    back to bone stock.
    i voted for crusty, rusty stock! it's a truck!
     
  16. Feb 25, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Red calipers are for Brembos or 17 year old high school seniors that work at McDonald's and are struggling at attaining a C average but spend all their free time doping out the Civic.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    Reznor88

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    Yes it's a truck. A truck that I'm paying $20,000+ for. Not some 30 year old pickup that has a "For Sale - $800 o.b.o." sign hanging in the window while it's parked out in a Walmart parking lot. I'd like to avoid the crusty and rusty as much as possible.

    Exactly.
     
  18. Feb 26, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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  19. Feb 26, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    i don't see the need for paint.

    I've always been of the mindset that any mod that doesn't increase performance isn't worth doing.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    IMO, unless you install a super-bad brake system, it's dumb to paint them any color other than black. Painting them red (or any other color) would be calling attention to a stock part, which seems silly to me.

    Black, FTW.
     
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