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Low Cost Exterior Ideas?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BlueByrd, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    BlueByrd

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    Glad to be apart of Tacoma World with you guys! I have just recently joined and am pleased with the site!
    -I am 18 and you know every teenager wants the truck of their dreams, but for right now does anyone have any low cost exterior ideas for me? My truck already has dual exhaust but I am nowhere near satisfied yet..any ideas to improve the overall look of my tacoma?
     
  2. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    redezman

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    get it muddy and dont clean it,
    really the looks depends on you and what you want.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    zachc113

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    What color is it? im 16 so im in the same boat. I removed my flaps and steps and it made it look like i put a small lift on. I also plastidipped my badges and am getting my front windows tinted to match the back.Other than that id like to hear some new ideas!
     
  4. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    All Factory for now, LOVE it that way
    with step bars removed it does look goo, and flaps off, well each there own, i like looks of both.
    without the mud flaps, takes more time to clean lol
     
  5. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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  6. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Paint or remove the badges, Black Headlight Mod, tinted tails...
     
  7. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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  9. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    Yeah, I am thinking about blacking out the emblems with plastidip. What color should my front one be? Black or the speedway blue?
     
  10. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    i know you you feel. there's not much you can do for "cheap" that is unique and will suddenly sky rocket your tacomas look from the stock.. imo, save up a little bit and get things that not only look good, but are functional. Personally, i drooled over a ton of stuff for my truck when i got it back in december.. avid light bar and lights for it, projector black out halos, etc. but being a starving student, saved up.
    this weekend ill be getting new bfg all terrain t/a ko 265/75/16 and throwing on all pro 1.5" spacers. tires look sick, spacers give it a little extra beef and a better stance.

    other than that, do what you want with your badges. maybe throw on some lights around the truck. i did bed lights for around 20 bucks.
    good luck! post some picks of whatever you decide to do!
     
  11. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    painted lower valance, paint your pinch weld, debadge/repaint badges, remove mudflaps... so much more

    you should post some pics of your truck, makes it a lot easier.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    Really just keep up on this site for about 2-3 weeks and you won't ever ask again for ideas. Instead you'll be asking for money to buy more parts and have a million new ideas in your head for your truck.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    Here are some pics I took today after I gave it a bath:

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  15. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    I like the dual exhaust tips, nice looking truck you have there.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    :D plastidip wheels, painted valance, bhlm, paint badges, and shorty atenna

    oh and colormatch that toyota emblem!
     
  17. Apr 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    Now thats what I am talking about.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Debadge, yellow fogs, black out the wheels and anything creative you can think of with plasti dip.:D
     
  19. Apr 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    custom rearending mod
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  20. Apr 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    also what im looking at doing is to build a bed bar that includes a firestick cb antenna, two bike fork brackets with tire holders and a spotlight that will light up the bed when its dark. should cost about 200 for everything including a cheap cb setup and will add a little bit of flair to the bed
     
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