1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Colormatched ARB Bumper?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by focotacoma, Jan 8, 2012.

?

What do you guys think

Poll closed Feb 7, 2012.
  1. Colormatched

    29 vote(s)
    70.7%
  2. MGM or Silver

    12 vote(s)
    29.3%
  1. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM
    #1
    focotacoma

    focotacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Member:
    #23666
    Messages:
    854
    Gender:
    Male
    Fort Collins
    Vehicle:
    07 Speedway Blue 4x4 TRD off-road
    Im getting there......
    Hey everybody I just wanted to post these up since Ive never seen a colormatch like this before. What do you guys think? I don't know if I like it I think I may do a contrasting color instead on my new bumper like a magnetic grey metallic or silver or something....

    36.jpg
    37.jpg
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:42 PM
    #2
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,973
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Personally, I really like the look of the ARB when it's color matched. If you wanted a contrasting color though, why didn't you just leave it black... :confused:
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:45 PM
    #3
    focotacoma

    focotacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Member:
    #23666
    Messages:
    854
    Gender:
    Male
    Fort Collins
    Vehicle:
    07 Speedway Blue 4x4 TRD off-road
    Im getting there......
    Its not mine its just a sample...but furthermore I just think black looks a little to harsh with speedway blue as its such a light and conversely bright color
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:51 PM
    #4
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,973
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Ooh, I thought you already color matched it and now were considering painting it another color. I still really like the look of the color matched ARB. The black rubbers give a little contrast and makes it look sharp. MGM could be interesting... Color matched still gets my vote :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM
    #5
    oliverlove

    oliverlove Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Member:
    #36724
    Messages:
    137
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oliver
    Laguna Vista, TX
    Vehicle:
    01 SR5 Ext Cab
    Color matched speedway blue looks to mall crawler to me.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM
    #6
    Spoonman

    Spoonman Granite Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Member:
    #63328
    Messages:
    7,819
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Calgary
    Vehicle:
    2006 Campster Mobile
    My truck is MAGIC
    I've seen white. Definitely interesting. It would grow on me though.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:58 PM
    #7
    Fish Head

    Fish Head Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Member:
    #26076
    Messages:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm inclined to go with the black as well.
    If you think black is too sharp a contrast, try it in a flat black over a gloss,.....it will be more subtle. Perhaps even have it finished with a ( tinted ) spray on box liner product - it will take far more abuse over "regular" paint jobs, plus the texture in a flat colour ( sorry - northerner spelling there ) will help in the subtle dept regardless of which you choose.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2012 at 4:02 PM
    #8
    SalmonTaco

    SalmonTaco Tasty fish in a tortilla

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Member:
    #53488
    Messages:
    1,958
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    '08 quatre roues motrices
    Brute Force bumpers, 5100s/885s, SnugTop MVP Shell, USA Spec iPod adapter, WeatherTechs, Tinted Fronts, Mud Flap chop, Tuffy Bed Box, Console Vault, Fogs anytime, ImMrYo mirror bracket, Wet Okoles, aFe Pro Dry S, PowerStop Z36 pads & drilled/slotted rotors, more shit I can't remember
    I've seen a white one on a 2nd gen, and a red one on a first gen. It looks pretty badass to me.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2012 at 4:03 PM
    #9
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,815
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    I like it
     
  10. Jan 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM
    #10
    theduck911

    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Member:
    #45374
    Messages:
    4,275
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Max
    Northwestern Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    Locked and Geared!
    I do agree with the Silver bumpers/sliders on a SWB Truck. This is Yota 4.0's 92' Pickup and it looks good.

    [​IMG]

    Although, Kevin (Fire931/ATO) & Jandrews trucks both look good with SWB and black bumpers. :cool:
     
  11. Jan 8, 2012 at 7:50 PM
    #11
    Boerseun

    Boerseun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Member:
    #60538
    Messages:
    2,751
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ferdie
    Sarasota, Florida
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner DoubleCab TRD
    Bull bar, nerf bars, bed extender, tonneu cover, bug deflector, wish list,....
    I like the color matched. MGM or Silver will look good also, but then you will have to add the same color elsewhere so it match the rest of the truck, and does not look like you pulled it from another truck. Maybe the rear bumper and sliders.
    I painted my bumpers, steps, bull bar etc. MGM and I like it. I also did a two-tone stripe at the bottom in MGM to tie everything together.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM
    #12
    theduck911

    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Member:
    #45374
    Messages:
    4,275
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Max
    Northwestern Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    Locked and Geared!
    Yeah that what I was trying to say, definitely need all 3 so it flows with the vehicle and doesn't look outta place:cool:
     
  13. Jan 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM
    #13
    Tigahshark

    Tigahshark Senior NEWBIE

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Member:
    #61688
    Messages:
    8,285
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Isaac
    On a volcano, literally!
    Vehicle:
    2011 DC TRD off road 4X4
    Tint Weathertech floor liner, weathertech window visor Roll n lock tonneau cover Rubber bed mat Smoked license plate covers
    Color match :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jan 12, 2012 at 12:48 PM
    #14
    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Member:
    #62338
    Messages:
    5,908
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Covington, LA/Friendswood,TX
    Vehicle:
    06 SWB 4x4 trd off road
    leave the top parts (over the lights and grill) black, would make it better IMO
     
  15. Jan 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM
    #15
    MonkeyChief

    MonkeyChief Mr. Magoo

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Member:
    #69116
    Messages:
    168
    First Name:
    Citizen #1839-7634-001
    In the desert, by the beach, under the mountains
    Vehicle:
    2012, DCSB, 4x4, TRD Sport (for the skewp)
    884, OME shocks 4 corners, no badges / decals
    I voted to stay color matched, but a very close second on your truck would be silver.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM
    #16
    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Member:
    #42917
    Messages:
    2,731
    First Name:
    Craig
    Somewhere in Canada
    Vehicle:
    Check out my build
    I like colormatched. Looks clean but if you offroad much that wont look so pretty very long.
    Ive seen this one on another forum and its my favorite Toyota truck of all time. So awesome
     
  17. Jan 27, 2012 at 2:12 PM
    #17
    TeamSarcasm

    TeamSarcasm Mr. President

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Member:
    #51510
    Messages:
    10,115
    Gender:
    Male
    I think the term "mall crawler" is abused on this forum :rolleyes:.

    I like it OP, I say go for it if you do as well.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2012 at 2:16 PM
    #18
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,135
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Aftermarket plate bumpers should be left black. I think they look odd when color matched. :eek:
     
  19. Jan 27, 2012 at 2:22 PM
    #19
    TeamSarcasm

    TeamSarcasm Mr. President

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Member:
    #51510
    Messages:
    10,115
    Gender:
    Male
    sometimes they look funny. I think the black accents on the pictures in the OP eliminates the "color column" effect if that made any sense.

    If it was all just blue including color matched grill/mirrors/doorhandles that would be a little much. It would probably look like a massive otter-pop driving down the street.
     
  20. Jan 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM
    #20
    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Member:
    #10545
    Messages:
    4,256
    Gender:
    Male
    Dirty Tucson
    Vehicle:
    2010DCSB4X4TRDORMGM
    See build thread.
    Coltstrd has a grey prerunner bumper on his swb. Looks sharp
     
To Top