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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ben alverson, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Jan 3, 2008 at 5:37 PM
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    ben alverson

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    Does anyone know of a source that would show 1996 tacoma models with options listings and /or pics. Specifically instrested in "factory" fender flares.
    Have found a few pics showing what appears to be toyota flares but not sure.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    didnt think there was a factory flare option for the early models... just the little chrome and black rubber trim that you could get... they do stick out a bit like 3/4" but wouldnt consider them a flare... i was going to try to snatch a set of factory taco flares from the 01-04 crowd lol paint to matcht he paint and your set
     
  3. Jan 3, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    I owned a 96 tacoma (3.4L) extended cab and the only flares it had were cheesy little metal strips. They didn't do anything other than looks (cosmetic) and they didn't stick out at all.

    Here's a scan of a really old photo from back in 99 (bone stock after I bought it)
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    I ended up yanking those off and putting bushwhacker extend-a-fender flares on it.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2008 at 9:11 PM
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    they actually do stick out a little
    thats the type I was saying about if you park next to one without them they are slightly wider like I said from memory i thought maybe 3/4"
     
  5. Jan 3, 2008 at 9:12 PM
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    ben alverson

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    Thanks, guys. Janster, these appear to be the ones I had seen in another pic. It was small and hard get any feel for the size. I had asked a Toyota dealer if flares were option in '96 and he said that some were available from
    Toyota but actually bolted to the fender; ifdidn't have a truck that came from the dealer/factory with these flares then I could not use them????????
    OK, I'll take a look at the Warn or who knows, might get an english wheel and try my luck?? Thanks again to all of you.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    I'm so glad they didn't paint a huge "TOYOTA" on the 2nd gen tail gate.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    eh most truck back then had that though...chevrolet right in middle of tailgate FORD right corner 4" letters dodge straight across I think at top lol later 1st gens (01-04)didnt have it either said toyota in one corner and tacoma in other
     
  9. Jan 4, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    Yeah, I agree. Hell, it's a stick-on. You can add it if ya wanted it.

    Or go the 'ghetto' fashion (no offense intended) - and cut off the T O T A and have YO in the middle. :D
     
  10. Jan 5, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    buddy of mine wants me to get lettering that says chevota or toylet for zilla since it is really top half yota bottom half chevy
     
  11. Jan 5, 2008 at 10:01 PM
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    These are the OEM flairs that my 2001 came with. I'm not sure if they would fit a 96. They would look a lot better if they were color matched..what's up with that?

    RA memorial day 07 002 - cropped.jpg
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  12. Jan 5, 2008 at 11:30 PM
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    *TOYLET* would be bad karma.....
     
  13. Jan 6, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    yeah but kinda fits...since I keep flushing money into it LOL yeah no no chance of either going on it ................. "These are the OEM flairs that my 2001 came with. I'm not sure if they would fit a 96. They would look a lot better if they were color matched..what's up with that?" as for that yeah some came colored somedidnt.... they would fit a 96 and i think are a very good look for the early trucks
     
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