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Changing up the grill.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cbcs1987, Mar 15, 2010.

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What would you do?

Poll closed Apr 14, 2010.
  1. Paint it black

    14 vote(s)
    26.4%
  2. Paint it white

    33 vote(s)
    62.3%
  3. Leave it chrome.

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 11:56 PM
    #1
    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 [OP] Redneck from the hills

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    I'm getting tired of my chrome grill and looking for a change. I'm probably gonna get a grillcraft in the near future( not the billet) and do the BHLM. I have either thought about painting the chrome part of my grill black or white. What do yall think would look best on my Super White? I already have a black/white theme going with my truck. Black toolbox, black bullbar(all pro in the near future), etc....

    I'm thinking black, but just wanted some opinions. Heres my Microsoft paint skill:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    yotanator

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    I have done both :eek: and I like both. The white shows rock chips not as easily, but touch ups are a little more difficult. If your going to do a BHLM, I like the black grill because it matches the headlights. It all flows together IMO
     
  3. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

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    I like the black surround with the white Tacos. It just makes them *pop* IMO
     
  4. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:11 AM
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    I like the white surround with black grillecraft and BHLM
     
  5. Mar 16, 2010 at 3:38 AM
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  6. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    White.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    05PreRunner

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    I've tried both black and white.. and like both.....
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I'm keeping the black grille...I love the contrast.
    I will probably be painting my side mirrors black as well...
     
  8. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    cbcs1987

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    Thanks for the input so far everyone! 05prerunner, do you have a better pic of the black grill? Both look good!
     
  9. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    yea, Here you go:

    This is the only pic i have so far of the front of the grill... I'll try to get more later..
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    I looks really clean that way :cool:
     
  11. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    I love white trucks with black grilles

    downsized_0226001602.jpg
     
  12. Mar 16, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    cbcs1987

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    Yours goes nicely with that bumper.

    If I go black, would flat black be best? I don't really want the grill to stand out much. I would rather it kind of flow with the BHLM.

    edit- after reading that out loud, I answered my own question. Using the same paint from the bhlm on the grill would work out nicely I think.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    White... and also you could WHLM instead of BHLM.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    The white looks hot
     
  15. Mar 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Well... a flat black grille would look amazing on mine. because.. the bumper is dull looking, and the grille is glossy. so when i first got it, i was upset it didnt match. but now, i love it. so, trial and error i guess?
     
  16. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    WHITE !!!
    I've been driving a White Ranger for 9 years, and White was #1 on the list of requirements when I was buying it. Just replaced it with a 2010 Silverstreak AC TRD Sport and love it. But every "All" White Taco I see on this site makes me second guess myself. They're just Classy.
     
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