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Does anyone actually like chrome?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Naveronski, Oct 3, 2013.

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Chrome or painted?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2013.
  1. Chrome!

    26.3%
  2. Paint!

    73.7%
  1. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM
    #1
    Naveronski

    Naveronski [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My TRD Off Road came with the usual chrome grill and rear bumper. However, I (like most others I see) much prefer colour matched parts.

    If you had the choice, how many people here would still pick chrome, all other options being equal?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    TxFireman

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    Not a chrome fan. Still prefer either flat black, or black plastic depending on the item of course.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    ToyotaKTMracing

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    The way my truck CURRENTLY is, I would rather have my chrome front bumper because it matches and doesn't dull my truck. After I get black wheels, my search will being for color match.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    Taco Dan

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    I honestly don't mind the chrome grill. I don't see why people hate it so much. Everything runs together and you get lost with too much color matching. To me it's kinda like wearing dinem shoes with dinem jeans. Just too much. The chrome has a good contrast to set off the front of a stock truck.
     
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  5. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    kai38`

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    Chrome won't get you home.
    Invest your money in other useful items

    Chromes for motorcycles.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    Taco Dan

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    Just don't go crazy and get Crome covers for handles and crap. Then you are just tacky
     
  7. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    tacomataco2

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  8. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    I love this saying, chrome will get you home a lot faster than many other things. Many more people on here have the "black look" on their trucks here and dont even off road, they "drive mostly on the street" so take what you want form it. :rolleyes:

    I don't mind chrome as long as its tasteful and not just the "chrome ->:jerkoff: " attitude.

    But its your truck...do what makes you happy and dont care what others think. :cool:
     
  9. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    beatupford

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    It's my browser of choice. :cool:
     
  10. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    Taco Dan

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    ^ lol mine too
     
  11. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I like chrome wheels , that's about it
     
  12. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    Taco Dan

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    That's the dumbest saying. Neither will paint. Any means of transportation will do. Heck walk if you have to!
     
  13. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    PLC721

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    My chrome wheels always get me home.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

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    I got chrome wheels cause my truck is white. Any other color I would have gotten black. Some white trucks can pull off the black wheels but I figured with keeping my chrome it'd all level out and I'm happy with it. Even though most people don't like it. But I don't really care lol
     
  15. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    kai38`

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    If you have a &100.00 to spend buy some recovery gear, that will get you home
    $100.00 of shiny crap won't do anything to help you, except maybe shine so the SAR can spot you.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    yota243

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    Id take chrome over colour match but black is my first option. I don't mind the grill or the rear bumper (the latter is equals liking chrome or black) I don't like chrome wheels or any other accent pieces really, but all colour matched does get a bit monotonous.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    Lord Helmet

    Lord Helmet What? You Went Over My Helmet?!

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    If it don't go.... chrome it :thumbsup:
     
  18. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    Brodie

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    I don't mind a little chrome. Like the look of the front of my truck.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    Taco Dan

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    I agree, but op is talking about appearance and his grill and rear bumper, not recovery.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    2012tacolover

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    :burnrubber: Chrome was nice on older cars, 50's 60's & 70's, new cars are just not as suited for it in my book. That's mt 2 cents.
     
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