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OEM or aftermarket TRD badge/decal

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by MrDunev, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    MrDunev

    MrDunev [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I just bought my new (used) Tacoma, and although I think she is pretty darned perfect, there are a couple thing's I would like to change.

    The first thing is a de-badging, then applying new TRD decals. I was looking around at prices and the OEM ones are $100-$120+ and the aftermarket ones range from $30-$60. Is it worth getting OEM ones, or are the aftermarket just as good quality? I'm not sure what would make a Vinyl Decal that expensive apart from being made by Toyota.

    Or is the OEM much better quality and I can expect it to last 10+ years over the aftermarket?

    Here are a couple pics of my TRD decals now, I know they aren't too bad, but I would still like to replace them.

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    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    $100-120 for the bed decal?

    No thanks.

    Mine were destroyed after 5 years or so. Finally just removed them and never put anything back on. I like the clean look.

    If you want decals there is a member selling ones he makes in the marketplace.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Alderleet

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    Sockmonkey makes the aftermarket decals
     
  4. Jun 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    sockmonkey ceased business
     
  5. Jun 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    Alderleet

    Alderleet Ace of Spades

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    Shit :(
     
  6. Jun 1, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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    TIPICOTACO

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  7. Jun 1, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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    MrDunev

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    Thanks everyone I contacted SteelCityAirman7 and when I decide exactly what I want, I will purchase them through him.

    I appreciate everyones help.

    Lucas
     
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