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Humor me: what to do with my insurance check.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Junebug McQuinn, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Jul 8, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Junebug McQuinn

    Junebug McQuinn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I'm getting a $600 check from my insurance company for the property damage side of a claim from a wreck. I had a 3" lift on my old truck with the stock tires and rims on it. I have the same truck now but with 16" XD Hoss wheels and no lift.

    Basically I want some opinions. I can either do the lift (and keep the stock tires) or I can get a color matched grille, black rear bumper and some other small goodies. I've been going back and forth so any opinions would be appreciated.

    Or if you have any ideas for something besides lift, grille, bumper than I'm all ears!

    Here's a few pics for reference:

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  2. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    rbeezy

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    Your ride looks good how it is already... I say get the color matched grill and bumper and yer good to go
     
  3. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    Cogge89

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    x2 on the color match.. Chrome is nasty.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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  5. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    Dr. Pepper

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    Color match grille and bumper, then save the rest!
     
  6. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Since you went with black wheels, the chrome has to go.. Otherwise, your truck will look like it has an identity crisis. The colormatched grille is an easy fairly cheap upgrade. The bumper isn't so easy, or cheap...
     
  7. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    eagle5521

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    Send me the check! You did say "humor me" :rimshot:
     
  8. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    pootermobile

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    x3 color match front grille. Color match rear bumper?
     
  9. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    You NEED a plate bumper.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Junebug McQuinn

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    I was thinking about that earlier. I definitely want to color match the grille but I was planning on going with black for the bumper but color matching the bumper too might look good. Or hell, maybe go with a black grille and black bumper.

    Is it like matching shoes with the belt? Can I go with the gray grille and black bumper or does the bumper have to match the grille? Decisions, decisions...
     
  11. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Junebug McQuinn

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    I'm a newb, I don't even know what a plate bumper is, I'll have to look it up :eek:
     
  12. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Titties and Beer:cool:
     
  13. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Search "RELENTLESS bumper or ARB bumper"
     
  14. Jul 8, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Get the grille and send me your old one............then

    Buy guns........you can't have too many guns!!!!
     
  15. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    whitetaco02

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    LOL! I am going through the same type situation. I have about 900 coming to me. May be getting a Thompson Center Pro Hunter in a 30-06.

    Sorry to thread jack but it is funny seeing somebody going through the same situation I am going through. :D We have the same truck too!
     
  16. Jul 8, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Junebug McQuinn

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    What happened to you? I was rear ended at a stop light by an uninsured drunk bitch doing about 50mph. I ended up getting a new truck for a bit less and a better interest rate. They're sending me a check for the aftermarket stuff I lost in the wreck, still negotiating the bodily injury stuff.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    Father's day money, birthday money, and I took a class in June and will be getting $500.00 at the end of august! No wreck, just some money here and there. I just don't know what to do!

    Part of me wants to wait and lift it when it is time for new tires. This way I can do it all at once.
     
  18. Jul 8, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    brettb

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    Bingo we have a winner!!!!

    OP: Do what suits your needs. If you want your truck to look pretty, make it look pretty. If you want it to perform, make it perform, ect. Good luck!:D
     
  19. Jul 8, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    BradleyScottETC

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    I think you should use the $600 to repair the property damage. :D
     
  20. Jul 8, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    Rent some love. Just kidding get the lift.
     
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