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Debadging ??? Please explain the reason

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by FLAJIM, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:05 AM
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    FLAJIM

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    ARE tonneau cover, Electric Pop & Lock tail gate, 2 lighter plugs in bed, Reese hitch/ factory wiring, OEM Bed Extender and fog lights.
    Ok, I guess I am just not with it/ old or a supporter of Madison Avenue but what is the deal with debadging ??? I see many posts about it. Is it done for style or for a protest against "Toyota" and or the Dealerships ?? Hell, my first 1980 SR5 had a 4 foot "Toyota" across the tail gate, now just a 10 inch chrome Toyota is OK with me. Thanks i advance for all replies

    Be Safe JIM
     
  2. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:07 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    It's a style thing. It gives the truck a clean look.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:08 AM
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    RMAN808

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    Cleaner look :thumbsup:

    All personal preference, you can debadge, black it out, color match it, remove some letters, etc.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    SlamFire

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    Easier to wax your truck/detail it.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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    bridgcat

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    I did it for a cleaner look. All a personal preference.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:24 AM
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    jassco

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    Not a big fan of chrome no matter how small.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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    PSJ

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    As mentioned, its a cleaner, or custom look that most are after, but I hated the 4 badges on the tailgate alone! :cool:
     
  8. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    hendooman

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    I de-badged mine for all these reasons. Especially the tailgate, IMO it looks so much better with no badges.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:03 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    I'm debadged and love it when the clueless ask: "Is that a Tundra"? or "what kind of truck is that"?
     
  10. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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    Devux

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    Completely de-badged, shortened front mudflaps
    Because with chrome (or chrome plated plastic), less is more. Plus it is an easy way to make the truck more 'your own'. Whenever I see a debadged Tacoma around town I think, "Cool, there's someone who likes to mod their vehicles, wonder if they're on tacomaworld."
     
  11. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:37 AM
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    Same reason as any other exterior appearance mod, some like the way it looks
     
  12. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    tacomathom

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    Jim, I did mine for a cleaner look. I like the way my black bumpers, mirrors & door handles look with the Magnetic Grey paint without the chrome. If I had one of the TRD packages, I would peel off those graphics too.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    I'd probably pull of the TRD graphics too, but only because I hate that the color is the same regardless of the color of the truck. Other than that, I actually like all the badges on the tailgate, and think some colors look odd without them (while others look really clean).
     
  14. Jun 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    Moose1988

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    I HATE chrome.. got rid of ALL of it.. plus, its cleaner looking.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    All the same reasons above for me...it looks cleaner without the graphics on the sides too. I just left the TACOMA on my doors for now till i get sick of them too :D
     
  16. Jun 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    It's the clean look that I most like :eek:
     
  17. Jun 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    My TRD sport stickers were nicked and had brown gunk built up around the edges. The chrome had caked on brown gunk all the way around. Maybe leftover wax? Either way I liked the cleaner look. Plus IMO a product dosent need to be branded 50 times over. Just annoying overkill.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Bryan139

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    I thought the TRD sticker on the side of the bed looked like shit. It had to go.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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  20. Jun 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    I like 'em! Mine are staying put. If I had a white/silver truck I might think otherwise, but with a dark background (Timberland Mica), I like the accent. I also have shiny wheels so they kind of go together. On the other hand, if I had TRD stickers those would most likely be gone. Never have liked the looks of those on any Taco or Tundra.
     
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