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Leave chrome or start removing it?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ry1984, Dec 12, 2009.

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Leave chrome or black it out

Poll closed Jan 11, 2010.
  1. Leave as is

    46 vote(s)
    33.6%
  2. Remove just the decals

    16 vote(s)
    11.7%
  3. Remove all of it

    75 vote(s)
    54.7%
  1. Dec 12, 2009 at 11:57 AM
    #1
    Ry1984

    Ry1984 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just looking for some opinions guys, ive been wanting to remove some of the chrome just can't decide if i want to do all of it...
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  2. Dec 12, 2009 at 11:59 AM
    #2
    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    All of it!!!...GONE!!!!!!!!!!! :laugh:
     
  3. Dec 12, 2009 at 12:02 PM
    #3
    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    X2
     
  4. Dec 12, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    #4
    Hologram

    Hologram Go with the flow

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    i say keep the stock chrome. make it look like its older brothers!! "old school toyota pickup" x9,000
     
  5. Dec 12, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    #5
    j_cyrus

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    Debadge it at least... The grill and bumpers do not look bad, but if you have the $ I say go for it.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2009 at 12:52 PM
    #6
    Toyota1998

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    I say black out the grill and the badges and leave the bumpers alone. I wanted to paint my grill but i havn't seen a picture of a 98 tacoma with a blacked out grill that i like yet, so i'm still considering it. But the blacked out grill on the 01's looks sweet IMO.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2009 at 12:57 PM
    #7
    moto932

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    i dont think it looks bad the way it is, but i am a huge fan of blacked out trucks so i would go for the blacked out look. jmo. keep us updated on what you decide.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2009 at 1:25 PM
    #8
    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    you know me.........say byebye to ALL the chrome!!
     
  9. Dec 12, 2009 at 1:31 PM
    #9
    mrp192

    mrp192 REALLY!!

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    im removing all of it. as soon as i get my wife a 4runner
     
  10. Dec 12, 2009 at 4:21 PM
    #10
    HSG100

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    more chrome less rubber....
     
  11. Dec 12, 2009 at 4:33 PM
    #11
    Ry1984

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    thanks for the opinions guys. ill keep you posted :)
     
  12. Dec 12, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    ROTTIRUNNER

    ROTTIRUNNER "Who's got the cookie?"

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    Black out all the way, All I have left is my front trun signals, and lug nuts I will be doing them tommarrow :D
     
  13. Dec 12, 2009 at 4:57 PM
    #13
    yotaluver

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    I like the chrome, i'd keep it
     
  14. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    You wont be completely content with your truck until its fully blacked out.
     
  15. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    yotaluver

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    I'm not content with my truck, but thats because it's not riding on 12"lift with 44's under it and a cummins diesel powering it... nothing to do with the chrome :D
     
  16. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    mb_edgar

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    i got all the chrome off my 2nd gen off road pack double cab flat black grill flat black back bumper i love how it came out
     
  17. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    FoxTaco

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    Take it all off! I personally think it looks a lot cleaner!
     
  18. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I say de-badge it, and paint the grill surround and them just leave the chrome bumpers. I personally like the chrome bumpers...
     
  19. Dec 12, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    Werloc

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    Ya see, now I'm the odd ball. I like the badges, hate the freakin chrome bumpers and grill. See what happens when ya get old?...:(
     
  20. Dec 13, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    STLharry

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    Remove chrome on the bumpers by replacing them with an ARB and wraparound rear tube bumper!
     
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