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New Owner...few questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cadeucsb, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Feb 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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    cadeucsb

    cadeucsb [OP] Active Member

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    Moved from this (99 TJ)...
    [​IMG]

    To This (2001 Double Cab)...
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    The first thing I plan to do is replace a bunch of the front end...some of the drivers side bumper clips are broken so the headlight/corner light/side of grill are loose.

    My original intent was to black it all out (I dont like chrome) via these:

    Black Grill:
    http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2001/toyota/tacoma/body_mechanical_-ar-_trim/grille_assembly.html

    Parking/Corner Light (black trim):
    http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2001/toyota/tacoma/body_electrical/parking_light.html

    Black Bumper Face (which i think replaces the chrome):
    http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2001/toyota/tacoma/body_mechanical_-ar-_trim/bumper_face_bar.html

    What I dont know is if this stuff matches or if I will have 28 different shades of black on the front end. If they dont match up, I was thinking about maybe trying the Argent/Gray grill in that grill link and pairing it with the black bumper face.

    Any one have thoughts or experience trying to match unpainted black out parts?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    chris4x4

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    cadeucsb

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    Thanks all for the welcomes...been trying to snag one of these double cabs forever. Needed more room than the 2 door jeep.

    I like the flat/matte black look, so may go a couple coats with that...but hoped being unpainted it would be less prone to chipping.

    I couldnt find many examples of the Argent colored grill on silver, just a couple notes about how it doesnt quite match, but is ok.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    I love the satoshi grilles, but I like the allure of a $40 grille too :) Possibly ordering two and attempting my own cut and mesh
     
  8. Feb 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    Haha gotcha, well GL!
     
  9. Feb 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    Are people running these on Tacos? I havent seen many examples of such. Not sure I am a huge fan of the LED strip but I like the 2in1 design:

    [​IMG]
     
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    No problem. That was one good looking TJ. I would have had a hard time giving that up.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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    Thanks. The upside is that the taco world seems to be as fun as the jeep world so I look forward to the process and upgrades. Just have to sell that TJ first :)
     
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    Shouldn't be too hard, looks to be in great condition.
     
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    im pretty sure he had the 2.5 tj which i would die for, im just now changing my plans to get a taco
     
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    I wouldn't touch the 4 cylinder jeep with a 10 ft pole. Way under powered. Anything bigger then stock tire and its bogged down. If that was the case I don't blame him for buying a Tacoma. Jeeps were great up until the JK, and that's really just the 6 cylinders.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    Man, out sick one day and I miss all sorts of action in my thread...:D


    Even with the camper shell?

    The taco upgrade was simply needing a truck bed and 4doors. I would have driven the jeep forever if it had the utility I needed.

    Yea, its a 2.5L

    Thanks, any good local shops or anything for the Taco world around here? I found Yota Jims but thats about it.

    I have 31's and its slow but completely functional. Its not a sports car.
     

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