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Door ding protection

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TempleRidesNepal, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:04 AM
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    TempleRidesNepal

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    My doors are starting to ding and show scratches in parking lots. Wondering what folks are using to protect door dings?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:04 AM
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    Hondah

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  3. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:25 AM
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    alexderaven

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    Avid bolt on sliders.
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  4. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:27 AM
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    ChaseFan

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    Park as far away from the front door as possible.
     
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  5. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    Second for sliders. Mindless minivan drivers beware, my truck dings back.
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:32 AM
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    Yep, sliders do the trick! That and I always park away from people and usually shoot for the spots next to a curb.
     
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  7. Feb 6, 2016 at 7:43 AM
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    Park in the back of the lot, next to a curb, and back in. You can then use your side mirror to hug the curb and leave ~1 inch from curbing your wheels. Leaves ample side on the other side of you still within your space.

    For even more safety, pick a side that when another driver parks next to you their driver door will open on the opposit side of your truck. Virtually eliminates the possibility of anyone opening a door next to you. Been doing this for 20 years and have maybe gotten 1-2 dings total.
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2016 at 8:37 AM
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  11. Feb 6, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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    I have amp power steps. If I v think the space is small or someone may open a door into mine I just keep my steps down. When down they stick out far.
     
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  12. Feb 6, 2016 at 9:20 AM
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    For your existing dings just call local PDR guy. I always park away from other vehicles, but now and again you'll get some jackass ram right in next to you.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2016 at 9:25 AM
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    The protectors in your link will help protect the door edges when YOU open them into something, but will not help at all when someone else opens their door into yours. Rather try these, and they really do look quite good when installed on the lower part of door.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/272107018407?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
     
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  14. Feb 6, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    i have the same, but with kick outs. Sticks out more. As well as color matched door mouldings. If a door gets past my sliders, the mouldings would get hit and not the sheet metal. Hasn't happened though i park very selectively.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2016 at 11:30 AM
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  16. Feb 6, 2016 at 11:39 AM
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    I always park like this but yet still get some A'hole who insists on parking next to me. Happened just the other day at Costco. Parked out back against the side wall,backed into the spot next to the curb, no one within at least 12 spots. Come out 20 mins later and there's some POS Dodge truck right next to mine with his whole drivers side banged up. Luckily there were no dings but I swear I'm just a magnet for this type stuff!:annoyed:
     
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  17. Feb 6, 2016 at 11:54 AM
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    On the subject of bad parking.... How about this! Seen this morning. This person decided the others bumper would be a good place to park on. 20160206_110612.jpg
     
  18. Feb 6, 2016 at 12:19 PM
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    Double Park at the back of the lot, if somebody is ignorant enough to smack your truck with a door then why can't I be ignorant enough to take 2 spots where nobody is parked
     
  19. Feb 6, 2016 at 12:31 PM
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    ChaseFan

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    Good suggestion! When I get a little older and it hurts to walk from clear across the parking lot at Walmart, I will park like that. I'll probably drop dead from a massive heart attack before I have to park like that though. At least I hope so.
     
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  20. Feb 6, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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    Why are you shopping at Wal-Mart if you can afford a Tacoma ?
     
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