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Debadging

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Khaos, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Jul 22, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    Khaos

    Khaos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I don't like it. No offense to any of you who do, but I don't. This only includes factory decals (Toyota, Tacoma, V6, SR5), this does not include dealer bullshit adds or those old fart decals sometimes placed on trucks when new.

    I just had to get that off my chest.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    eordonez

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    i don't like it either.....but that's whats cool, you get to do whatever you want with your truck if you like it
     
  3. Jul 22, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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    zombot

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    i can understand why when you find a brand you like, you have a pride in it that you want everyone to see.
    there's a reason why you buy that product, automobiles especially.

    for me it was an asthetic choice for my toyota. the chrome factory branding in off-center places didn't jive with the black and white clean look i wanted. i'm a chrome hater anyway, and definately not a label slave.
    as it is my truck to fuck with, that's my right and choice.
    i figure anyone else in the taco family can look at my truck and know it's a taco without the plastic chrome labels.
    the pride is still there. my emblem is on front but black to suit the grill and be stealthy.
    i totally agree with debaging any dealer decals. i make it a point to ask them to do it before i pick up the vehicle, unless they want to subtract from my monthly payments the fee that i charge for renting their adspace on my truck. that's bullshit.
    i refuse to pay any money and be a driving ad for them, or pay for their balloons, strobelights and inflatable parking lot gorillas.

    badging is a choice of the owner. it doesn't matter if you don't like it. our trucks are our own toys to mod out.
    personally i don't wear clothes that rely on printing the brand across them as a substitute for style (seanjohn, tommy, etc etc), and i don't think my toyota needs to say anything on it to kick ass.
    on your next drive through town, look at the cars all around you and look at all of the chrome plastic words on all of them and ask yourself if you are one of them, or if you a little different.
    that's my story anyway.

    :cool:
     
  4. Jul 22, 2008 at 10:05 AM
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    ED R

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    I'm thinking of removing the Texas Edition badges. I specifically asked them to remove all dealership nadges- and they didn't. AND they put License plate frames with their name on both ends.
    Yep, this dealer's a piece of work.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2008 at 10:06 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I kinda just wanted to have a single badge on the front, and that's it. That's the way I like my truck. I don't think I would ever debadge the RAV4 though. It would look strange to me.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2008 at 10:47 AM
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    CometKat

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    Recently someone asked me if my debadged Tacoma was a Chevy. Anyway, words all over a vehicle detract from the design. This includes words on tires, stickers, windows, license plate frames, etc. You never saw one of Boyd Coddington’s hotrods with words all over it. A debadged, deflapped, Tacoma with nice wheels is a great looking truck.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2008 at 10:51 AM
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    mws4ua

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

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    I plan to take the 'Prerunner' 'V6' and 'SR5' badges off of my tailgate, but leave the Toyota Tacoma ones on, as well as the ones on my doors. My father-in-law has a Tundra TRD and all that he has on his tailgate is Toyota Tundra (in the same place as our badges). I think it looks better.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i like a smooth, clean vehicle. i'm another chrome hater as well...(obviously by the last truck). i like clean lines w/ nothing stuck on there to take away from the trucks actual beauty...(I'm not a bitch!!!lol)
     
  9. Jul 22, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    Justin626

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    ....but IMO, people should stop wasting these great trucks by putting on 22"+ rims. If you want "DUBS" on a ride, be like the rest of the sheep and by a GM product.:eek:


    Justin626 is: trying to ruffle some feathers:mad:
     
  10. Jul 22, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    avalanches made over to look like the caddie's w/ 36" rims are PIMP!!! lol
     
  11. Jul 22, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    cleanTRDmachine

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    i just bought a black mesh grille from grillcraft, debadged the doors and took off "Toyota V6 SR5" from the tailgate and just left Tacoma

    it looks so much more clean w/o badges... why did they have to make the badges so friggin big???
     
  12. Jul 22, 2008 at 8:48 PM
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    zombot

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    smells like badgeless and the right to be badgeless is kinda whoopin' ass here :p :cool:
     
  13. Jul 22, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    hail-bop Command

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  14. Jul 23, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    I am in the process of debaging my truck, I am taking everything off but the toyota tacoma on the tailgate. :D


     
  15. Jul 23, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    i thought about taking mine off but they look better painted black alot of people ask hey man like the black badges.
     
  16. Jul 23, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    Justin626

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    Do you have any pics?
     
  17. Jul 23, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    I will try and get a pic up as soon as i can.
     
  18. Jul 23, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    swatjoe592

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    Im confused. While I am against most badges, why would you take off anything that glorifies the greatest state in the union? If the word 'Texas' is displayed anywhere on your truck, it automatically becomes a cooler truck by sheer association. It is the envy of all other trucks on the highway. How many 'Oklahoma Edition' or 'Vermont Edition' trucks are out there. Thats right. None.
     
  19. Jul 23, 2008 at 7:20 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    If you dont want the symbols of texas i will take those from ya!
     
  20. Jul 23, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    chris4x4

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    J/K!
    I want to de-badge to make it easier to wash. :eek:
     
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