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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 12, 2013 at 9:52 AM
    #141
    bjasper

    bjasper Well-Known Member

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    Dad's truck, minor mods.. Saving for my own :)
    Chrome in moderate amounts is cool, but head to toe is for big rigs. :D
     
  2. Oct 12, 2013 at 11:27 PM
    #142
    monkeyface

    monkeyface Douchebag, or just douche if we're friends

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    I only care about performance, not appearance. The truck came with chrome, chrome it will stay.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2013 at 1:41 PM
    #143
    Fiolo

    Fiolo Senior member

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    My opinion is that some chrome looks good , I've had a blacked out front end and now put on a chrome grille and I think it breaks up all the black , not a fan of the autozone chrome junk though
     
  4. Oct 16, 2013 at 12:35 PM
    #144
    1 Bored Clerk

    1 Bored Clerk Well-Known Member

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    I like the chrome grill surround and rear bumper on my '13 TRD OR. Don't like chrome wheels at all...same with side mirrors. No thanks. I like the contrast that a little bit of chrome brings. I especially like it on white trucks. White, chrome (just a little), and black (mirrors, tires, door handles) look awesome together. Debadged and color matched gets more boring to me every year.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2013 at 9:39 AM
    #145
    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
    All chrome must die. I got a sport grill to match, plastidiped my badges, and I bedlined my bumper.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM
    #146
    cgnsa

    cgnsa Well-Known Member

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    No :/ Color matched or black.... Except for the emblems on the door and tailgate. Thats the only chrome on my truck.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2013 at 9:54 PM
    #147
    Kevinztaco

    Kevinztaco Well-Known Member

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    I'm more of a chromewhore since I don't dig dirts.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2013 at 7:45 AM
    #148
    glwood6

    glwood6 Well-Known Member

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    Gary
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    Why does your sig pic show chrome grille surround? New photo needed?
     
  9. Nov 2, 2013 at 9:11 AM
    #149
    OffsetPlayer2

    OffsetPlayer2 Cornbread fed

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    Chrome is ok with me as long as it's not too crazy. I wasn't sure about my chrome grill at first, but have come to like it. Sorry for the bad pic, took it looking through my upstairs window.

    chrome grill.jpg
     
  10. Nov 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM
    #150
    Rokon

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    Color matched makes the trucks look like a shoe box to me but everyone likes different things and should get what looks good to them.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM
    #151
    DUCKSURF

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    I hit the jackpot. Guy loved my chrome grill and we both had the same color trucks. I traded my chrome grill for a color matched, my chrome bumper for his color matched and his scoped hood for my non scoop. My truck looks way better IMO.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2013 at 2:22 PM
    #152
    schecter517

    schecter517 Music = Life

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    No. Chrome sucks. All black everything
     
  13. Nov 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM
    #153
    Kilo Kilo

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    I see enough chrome on the firetrucks at work. Should have the color-matched grille done tomorrow. Then just gotta derp the bumper and I'll be chrome free.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM
    #154
    EddyRRT

    EddyRRT www.sos-offroadconcepts.com Vendor

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    I "GOT" Tons
    Chrome is for the Bro lean
     
  15. Nov 2, 2013 at 2:56 PM
    #155
    Bodacious

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    I don't mind some chrome, makes a nice contrast. However I hate the gay OEM tail lamps on the newer Tacoma's. The chrome round circle looks like s***it. Color keyed everything and then throw highlite that into a nice red lens.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM
    #156
    showpare

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    Loved chrome in 1976. Now, like to keep it subdued.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2013 at 10:43 AM
    #157
    cgnsa

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    Yeah, its an older picture. I need it updated. I now have a color matched grille. Thanks, I'm gonna change it now!
     
  18. Nov 3, 2013 at 1:57 PM
    #158
    Whitster

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    Gnarley poseurs...

    ;->
     
  19. Nov 4, 2013 at 4:35 AM
    #159
    bbaggett

    bbaggett Well-Known Member

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    I like the painted the most, but the chrome is fine too. I have a Limited which has tons of chrome. I think it looks nice, but I know most people done like it.
     
  20. Nov 4, 2013 at 5:08 AM
    #160
    05 TRD Sport

    05 TRD Sport She's Fat, I'm Drunk, It's On.

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    Color match>Black>>>>>>>>>>Chrome.
     
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