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Debadging ??? Please explain the reason

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FLAJIM, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Oct 23, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    tragerbon

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    Pulled mine off the first week, with a pocket knife and finger tips at the car wash.

    I don't work for Toyota and they did not pay me to advertise on my truck.

    And lastly...We don't need no stinking badges !
     
  2. Oct 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Hahaha heartbeat of America... My first car was a 93 blazer and it had a heartbeat of America decal on the tailgate, heartbeat of America license plate frame and heartbeat of America floor mats.... Overkill?? Lol I never did take them off after I bought it but I thought it was funny...
     
  3. Oct 24, 2012 at 2:52 AM
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    Side badges off, rear 'toyota' badge removed. Don't slam my fingers into the damn things when washing/waxing and looks better.

    Old at 36? I'm 62.

    Once upon a time, badges were attached by holes in the body, a nut or something behind the sheet metal to fasten to the stud that went through the body panel.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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    I personally like some of the badges, but agree.... there is a little too much on the tail gate. I'm planning on taking off the "Toyota" emblem, as well as "SR5 V6" on the opposite side.

    That being said, I'm also not a fan of the white outline on my "TRD SPORT" stickers on the bedside.... so looking at some color options to have Sock do for me (providing he'll ship to Canada?? lol!)

    I'm also looking at adding some TRD emblems from E-bay on the tail gate and possibly on my grill..... but that's not set in stone yet.... ;)
     
  5. Oct 24, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    Fabtech 6", xd addicts/35x11.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Black badges, Pioneer HU, 11' grille, ect ect ect....
    I don't mind the badges but I really don't like that lame wanna be chrome look. So mine are all coming off and I am replacing them with the black ones!!
    Looks so much better especially with the MGM.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    unless it's a hot rod, or a highly customized truck/vehicle (usually w/ custom paint)...I think shaving manufacturer badging looks like there was an accident and the badging was never replaced after the repaint.

    Although, I won't have any dealer stickers or plate frame on my truck/cars.

    And, I'm on the fence with the TRD Sport stickers on the bedsides.

    btw, I'm 53...and while I'm not running for office, I approve of this message. :D
     
  7. Oct 24, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    ouyin2000

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    He does. I ordered a set from him last year.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    I ran with them for 2 years, took them off trying to shave wieght off the vehicle. My gas milage has gone up .2 mpg, well worth it!







    no, really it is like painting the wheels black or putting a sticker on, nothing to figure out, if you dont get it, dont do it.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    Too Busy, too cluttery, too much............

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    Same thing, nah.............

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    Better...............

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  10. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    I agree. If one is a little older they might remember having to purchase the lower priced basic model vehicles in their younger and poorer days.

    These were usually plain with little trim on the outside, roll up windows and and no radio (in the old days) etc. You finally get to afford a vehicle with a few features bells and whistles and heck, I'm not removing or "modding" any of it.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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    I'm in the same boat. When I was shopping for my truck (used) I found a few with de-badged tailgates. The first thing that popped in my head was that it was in an accident. I will say that I couldn't stand the chrome, so I plasti-dipped mine and they're still holding up 7 months later. I'm 27... if that matters to anyone.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    Took all my badages off and only kept my Bed Decals, couldn't be anymore happier. If I own A sport, i'd do the same plus taking off the bed decals...
     
  13. Oct 24, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    I removed mine with the intention of painting them black and then putting them back on. However after removal I decided I really liked the clean look and have left them off. It has made washing and waxing a little easier.

    In the past I thought the same as some others about cars without badges; looked like they were in an accident. Now I like the look and am sticking with it. It is much better than looking at the plastic-chrome badges turn to crap from the winter chemicals on the roads. Besides, all that matters is how I like it. :)
     
  14. Oct 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    Agree

    plus...if ya really want to mod/custom in a "shaved" clean way...

    gotta go all the way...

    remove & fill the door and tailgate handles..."french-in" the antenna...remove the rear bumper and do a roll pan...remove or fill the fender flares for a seamless look...etc.

    old school custom.
     
  15. Oct 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    Took mine off becuase I hate chrome with a passion. Also took them off becuase I know my truck is a prerunner, has the V6, and is a Toyota Tacoma.

    Started pulling on them at the dealership before I bought the truck to see how good the stupid double face tape was. Once I got the truck home I pulled them off and threw them in the trash. After that came the mudflaps, hate those things too.

    I've been taking badges off of every vehicle I have ever owned and have now perfected the art. Yep I've been doing this for quite a while now, almost 20 years.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    To me, there's two schools of thought on no badging. Remove all the badges. Was every panel on the vehicle damaged in an accident? Most likely not. Someone that removes the badges is obviously more of an enthusiast and more than likely cared more for their vehicle than the average Joe. The only customizations that scare me away from a used vehicle are electrical. Anything else and you're getting their hard work and mods for free or a hell of a lot less than you would have to pay for them. I took mine off as soon as I got it home from the dealer.

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  17. Oct 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    Now that is a good looking truck phantom. I like the gray and you kept the wheels silver which is perfect.

    Another off-topic note concerning badges and this is no exaggeration whatsoever. For an older fart like me who's held very little interest in the world-wide car scene over the last 30+ years, I could not even tell you the maker of a single car or SUV on the road today by sight without seeing the badges. Let alone which one of the 48 dozen different models offered by each maker. And forget about knowing what year it is. Not unless it is the exact same model that I or friends/relatives have owned recently.

    I can recognize at least the make of most trucks, but today's cars and SUVs all look like identical painted turtles running around.
     
  18. Oct 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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  19. Oct 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    Thanks. Yea, I wanted something a little different. Seems like you see a lot of black wheels on the Tacos.
     
  20. Oct 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    I saw earlier the best way to debadge the plastic Tacoma and V6 emblems, is there a trick to taking the stupid TRD stickers off the rear fenders or just peel them off like you would any normal sticker?
     
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