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Door edge guards, keep or ditch?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by hardtaco, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Jan 1, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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    hardtaco

    hardtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bought a silver 08 D-Cab PreRunner that came with some black door edge guards on all 4 door edges. They are functional, but not sure if I like the black on silver on my door edge. Anybody else using these?
     
  2. Jan 1, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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    Toyo_Jet

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    I don't ever lay my doors up against anything to need them. Always look better without.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    I've seen body colored guards. Anybody sporting these?
     
  4. Jan 1, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    rex99

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    i just ordered some from the dealer, should have them tuesday-- $45 for a DC

    and i'm careful as hell, its just anybody that rides with me-- its not their truck, so they wont care. and since murder is illegal, all i can do is yell at them, which usually doesnt work
     
  5. Jan 1, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-pro

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    I have some black ones on mine, but I have a MGM. So they don't really stick out. I'm always careful, but as REX said friends are not. Plus you never know when a strong wind can catch it and fling it open! I have had that happen! If you don't like them, get some new ones and paint them silver, proably wouldn't be a perfect match but close and look better.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    achirdo

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    keep! worth their weight in gold if u ask me...
     
  7. Jan 1, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    steviestyles

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    I have colored matched ones on mine...I love them cause I hate door dings.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    hardtaco

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    Wheres the best place to get the color matched ones?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    Colton

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    X2, can't agree more.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    steviestyles

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    I got mine from here. They were a bit more expensive but they are molded to the curves ofthe door.

    http://dooredgeguards.com/
     
  11. Jan 1, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    dessertsand05

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    I tried out the OEM ones from Toyota. I was not a fan, they were really hard to put on and figure out what door to put them on, didn't fit that great, and they seemed like they would fall off over time. Not to mention that they probably do trap dirt and grime, ie one more think that is a pain to detail.

    It was not a good $45 spent, and I did follow the instruction very carefully, in the end I was like......"oh that is why cars don't use these anymore" or no wonder nobody on Tacom World has them or talks about them....

    YMMV
     
  12. Jan 1, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    Gregg

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    I found this site that sells color matched door edge guards for Tacomas. Click on moldings and trim.

    http://www.brandsport.com/
     
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