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Grills and headlights

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Alaskan toy, Jan 29, 2013.

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What is your headlight mod preference with this grill?

Poll closed Feb 28, 2013.
  1. Color matched white headlights

    8 vote(s)
    21.6%
  2. Blacked out headlights

    29 vote(s)
    78.4%
  1. Jan 30, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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    chipnoreo

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    Haha YES.

    Yall storm troopers hear that? I am Lord Vader in my truck!:D
     
  2. Jan 30, 2013 at 4:02 AM
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    357sig

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    Ok ok, maybe to much white. But you get use to it. Anyways don't do all black just smoke it like the trd has
     
  3. Jan 30, 2013 at 4:11 AM
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    DLat27

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    black them out.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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    KCDuran

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    Is I just me or do these letters look funky?
     
  5. Jan 30, 2013 at 5:20 AM
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    t4daddy

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    Thought the same. And way to big IMO.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    KCDuran

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    I dont mind the size.... but the letters... good lord
     
  7. Jan 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    Alaskan toy

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    Don't blame me, that's an existing grill. Minus the horrible photoshop job to change the color of the letters.

    Are there any mods that you guys consider mandatory? I'd eventually like to do some off-roading with it, and a guy at work told me the best thing I could do (in his opinion) is keep good tires and breaks on it. Maintain it regularly, don't let anything wear out and catastrophically fail.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    Natidog

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    Cape first. Luckily, I won't be a trooper. Going for bronze wheels.


    By the way OP, I really like the grill. Those are pretty much the original style Toyota letters. I'm pretty sure my truck stereo Toyota logo is still written like that.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    chipnoreo

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    Would a tonneau suffice as a cape? ;)
     
  10. Jan 30, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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    I think BHLM is getting overplayed, I say do something different. That said, I have all black projectors and a satoshi and love it...

    your truck, do what you want :D
     
  11. Jan 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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    Alaskan toy

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    It doesn't have the same flow that a cape has.

    I agree that the black headlights are getting a little out of control...but there's something to be said about black and white, they compliment each other so well.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    Don't think the black headlights are overplayed, I think that's just how the trucks should have come stock.

    I haven't seen a single truck that the chrome looked better on than the black housing.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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    IMO... white head lights would show more dirt, and foggy lenses (i dont know from experience)... Black kinda covers it up.. I hate chrome haha
     
  14. Jan 31, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    Nope. And your lens shouldn't be foggy if you seal up the headlights properly. I've been running the white headlights for a few years now and they are holding up great. That being said, I didn't like the completely white out look posted on the previous page. I left my reflector bowls chrome to make it stand out while still having a stock-ish look.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    No I agree I didn't mean a foggy lense inside from condensation but just a dirty head light lol I don't know I did the same and kept the chrome as well on my BHLM. :cool:
     
  16. Jan 31, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    If you're going for different, how about red/blue?:cool:

    I probably would have tried blue in mine my old headlight housing hadn't been messed up and I hadn't just replaced them....
     
  17. Jan 31, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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    Then I could join the local police and have the only tacoma cruiser in the fleet!

    I like your thinking. Imagine the high speed chase footage.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    If I had a speedway blue or red Tacoma I would totally color match... Looks bad ass!
     
  19. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    Alaska State Troopers, yo!

    Not red AND blue at the same time....
     
  20. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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    If something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing...
     
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