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MR POTATO HEAD THREAD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYOTA 09, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    TOYOTA 09

    TOYOTA 09 [OP] Kicking Ass Since 1981

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    Just wanted to share my thoughts on some of the front end set ups of the second gens... This is not a hater thread, just a place to discuss and post pics:

    So after browsing the site and looking at everyone's beautiful trucks I started to notice that some trucks just have too much going on up front... Bug guard, bull bar, lights, decals, stickers , badges...

    I couldn't help think that some of these trucks look like a mr potato head doll with ALL the pieces crammed on. Has anyone else thought this? Now I'm sure each accessory serves a purpose though!

    Feel free to post pics or discuss why you chose the MR POTATO HEAD look......
     
  2. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    OP should post a pic of said potato head truck
     
  3. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    wmdpowell

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    Mine has nothing up front but I am thinking about driving lights behind the stock grill. Guess I'd be "mr potato head stealth"
     
  4. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    shane100700

    shane100700 Look'n like a fool with your pants on the ground..

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    Wow, this might be interesting. Trying to make people pick sides?!

    Potato heads vs. OEM heads!

    FWIW
    Daily driver- OEM
    Crawler/Off Road (a lot)- Potato head

    add a poll?!

    Let the drama unfold...

    :popcorn:
     
  5. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    Pugga

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    Mine's for the 'Boston Bump'. People around here tend to park by touch so I gave them a nice steel grille guard to run into instead of cracking my bumper cover. I added the PIAA's because I do a lot of driving down crap ass back roads and they work very very well. If I ever leave the city, the grille guard is gone, I'm actually not a huge fan but it does it's job well.
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  6. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Agreed
     
  7. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    :D

    I haven't really noticed people trying to cram needless things on the front of their trucks. Huge, chrome, bull bars, make me want to gag though. :puke:
     
  8. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Lol
     
  9. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    haha this is the head shot of my mr potato head:
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  10. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    Boston bump? Must be like the "New York tickle". I would never drive a personal car in New York City. There's a reason the taxis have big 'ol black rubber bumpers.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    Yeah, the same reason I have that big 'ol steel guard! I also have a receiver and a shackle in the back in case someone noses up too close. If only people could actually park the cars they drove...:rolleyes:
     
  12. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    Potato head no but perhaps?!

    funny-animals-pictures-bulldog-smile.jpg
     
  13. Jun 2, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    I'll try to fond the truck that made me think of this.... I thinks the bug guard has a lot to do with it.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Fortunately I haven't been hit that hard yet... Normally they just back up slow until they feel the bump, then pull forward. If I off-roaded at all, I would have gotten a plate bumper but for what I use my truck for it's overkill.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Pugga

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I had a bull bar on an older truck that got pushed back and really f-ed up the bumper. That one on mine is just a Hunter Guard but we welded on some reinforcements. It's stainless so it holds up to the salt we have up here also. It'll take a light bump and some brush but you couldn't really push with it. Just a simple and cheap solution to keep people from messing up the front of the truck! :D
     
  16. Jun 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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  17. Jun 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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