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Opinion on pin stripes.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kyouto42, Sep 21, 2008.

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Remove the stripes?

  1. Yes - they suck

    357 vote(s)
    68.7%
  2. No - they don't suck

    163 vote(s)
    31.3%
  1. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:26 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    I'm about 95% positive I want to remove the dealer applied pinstripes, but there's also that small nagging bit in the back of my mind that I don't completely hate them with a raging passion and might (though highly doubt) regret taking them off. Anyway, just want to see what others think, and if someone has a pic of a stock access cab obsidian black... would help to make up my mind. Thanks in advance.

    The other bit of it is, I want to do it sooner than later to prevent any color fading (also do a good wax job as well). Right now my garage is full of crap so she's sitting outside in the az sun...

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  2. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:45 AM
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    derekabraham

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    They don't look bad.



    I wouldn't get them, but it's your truck, so do what you want to it. :D
     
  3. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Pin stripes look horrible, IMO. But it's very subjective.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:57 AM
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    neontrail

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    pinstripes are for ghetto lowriders
     
  5. Sep 21, 2008 at 1:33 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    If you decide you can't live without them (after you have removed them) you can always get more put on :D
     
  6. Sep 21, 2008 at 1:36 PM
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    Janster

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    Leave 'em on... It's factory and they're subtle.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    ozmon420

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    pinstripes dont like them, only on old school choppers
     
  8. Sep 21, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    JimBeam

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    i have pinstripes

    both the carolina pinstriping and dealer pinstriping...i like both :D
     
  9. Sep 21, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    Okkine

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    I think they look fine, don't really care one way or the other. The problem I noticed on my old Neon is that with age, the pinstripes have started to crack quite a bit.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    i Meant to vote yes they suck. i just dont see them looking good.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2008 at 3:17 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    i took mine off and I think it looks way better without!
     
  12. Sep 21, 2008 at 5:48 PM
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    AUDITECH

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    Its hard to tell in that pic but i could go either way but voted they dont suck
     
  13. Sep 21, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    genxer36

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    Pinstripes suck. Remove them, you will sleep better knowing you did. :D
     
  14. Sep 21, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    ERdept

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    Pinstripes are like vacuums. They suck.

    I like them on old sedans. Or low riders, and ghetto mobiles. In this world of flash where everyone wants more, flashier, bling, embellishment.

    I see the beauty of less. The subtlety of clean minimalism. Of quiet conservativsm in all things.

    The value of a vessel ( a large urn, a barrel, a basket) is in its emptyness. There is a certain quality and meaning to the addage, "less is more".
     
  15. Sep 21, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    Blu08Taco

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    I was in the same boat as you. TAKE THEM OFF. The truck looks soo much cleaner without them.
     
  16. Sep 21, 2008 at 6:09 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    Take them off. It doesn't flow right and looks odd. In my opinion, there should have been a type of sticker like that of the Dodge Charger on the side that follows the lines of the rear (it could read TRD or Tacoma).
     
  17. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:20 PM
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    tex

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    Mine came off within a week of me owning the truck as well as the badging off the tailgate. I left the badging on the doors because I think it looks good with a little something.
     
  18. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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    flyby08

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    They look alright, but a buddy of mine had a Sliverado that had them. And once he took them off it looked a lot better. Pull them off:D
     
  19. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    shootermcgavinyo

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    Never been a fan of them.
     
  20. Sep 21, 2008 at 9:48 PM
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    MT_mudflaps

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    Peel them puppies off!
     
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