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My N-fab dilemma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Buzzoff, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    Buzzoff

    Buzzoff [OP] Don't go ninja'in nobody don't need ninja'in

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    Hey everyone. I bought my stainless N-Fabs a while back b/c it seemed that everyone had the black and I wanted something different. Also a big reason I went with stainless is b/c my rear bumper and front grill surround are chrome.


    My dilemma now is that I often waiver back and forth about the stainless. One day I think it looks great and then the next I think that my truck would look better with black. With my blacked out windows, door handles, bed rail protectors, and rims(at least half of them) being black I am sure black N-fabs would look great. The thing I am not sure about is that if I went with black, will it look weird with the chrome rear bumper and front grill?

    Color matching or getting a new rear bumper isn't really an option financially. If I went with black N-fabs, I would just get a local place to powder coat them. PLease let me know what ya'll think.

    Do the stainless clash with the truck the way I have it now?
    Keep them the way they are or go black? Thanks in advance

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  2. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    KMN-BLU

    KMN-BLU less work/more play

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    Go Blue , or black in my opinion
     
  3. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    PatHLC128

    PatHLC128 College.

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    it doesnt look bad especially with your wheels
     
  4. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    TacoTycoon

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    yeah it doesn't look bad at all, but if you find yourself wanting them to be black more each day then I would go ahead and get them powder coated.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    militaco

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    I've been debating nerfs for my truck....but i'd always knew that i would get black if i decided to get some.........maybe when you get the funds to color match the bumpers, then you can black out the steps......but until then, your truck looks pretty sick now.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    coma09

    coma09 Senior Member. Hey, what's That supposed to mean?

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    Stainless holds up over winter driving.
    Black powder coat doesn't.

    Course if you live in Texas this is a moot point.

    I prefer black, but it's not practical here in Canada.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    You'll get 100 differing opinions...yours is the only one that matters. Screw what everyone else thinks about YOUR truck...if you're happy, then peachy.:cool:
     
  8. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    Your truck looks great now, but I agree and probably would have gone black if it where my decision in the first place.

    I think if you go black the little chrome left (grill and bumper) will help to tie in the chrome/polished on the wheels.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    X2. But I think black would look good IMO. But then again my truck has a BnW theme so I like black anyways. Just do what you think looks best.;)
     
  10. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    Hey man it's your truck it's nice looking with the chrome.if your'e happy with it keep it if not then go with the black like i did.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    I like the stainless.:)
     
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    He's specifically asking what other people think to help him in his decision. Nothing wrong with that . . .

    I don't think they look bad on your truck but I'm a chrome hater myself. :D My opinion would be to start the slow tranformation to the dark side.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    rickjames

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    I'm also getting ready to buy a pair of the N-Fabs (3" tube). Black or the truck color would be better looking in my opinion. Powdercoating (wrinkle black finish) the SS is also a good idea then you'll have nerf's that won't rust and look great. I would do exactly this except I prefer the 3" tube vs the 2" . SS can only be ordered with the 2" tube.
     
  14. Mar 9, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Hmmm...I'm a big Black and SWB fan...but I really like the looks of your truck to be honest man...it looks different...sad to say but most of the SWB trucks look the same. Take mine for example... :anonymous:

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