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Painted TRD wheels Graphite! (and other mods) PICS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 11BSSG, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    11BSSG

    11BSSG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been spending most of my free time doing little things here and there. *My Girlfriend asked me if I was DONE with the truck after this...I laughed a little and told her the truck was a constant evolution and I'd never be done with it!! She looked at me like I had just condemned us both to eternal damnation.* I painted the remaining badges black, sleeved the fog lights, did the any time fog's mod, ordered TRD FJ center caps that I will fit and paint to match the rims, and ordered my DTRL kit. I finished up the rims last night....er' this morning at about 4am. They turned out great! I used 600 grit sandpaper, beer, self etching primer, help from the 'ol lady, and Duplicolor Graphite Wheel paint. (No Clear for multiple reasons.) I went with Gunmetal because so many people with white Taco's go with black and I haven't seen many that do the graphite. I went to the dealership today to see about getting the TSB scheduled for the throw out bearing chirp (Scheduled for Tuesday! Ill keep you updated) and the service writer and a few others wanted to know where I ordered my wheels from and if they were special edition. I just smiled and let them ponder on it. (When I order my Expo SR5 badges from SockMonkey, it will really throw people off...) Enough chat, here are the pics. If you have questions feel free to ask! Let me know what you think Tacoma World!
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    The Pics still don't show how much pearl/metallic flake is in the paint, they look even better in person.
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  2. Apr 2, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    MJonaGS32

    MJonaGS32 MJ on a GS

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    looks good!
     
  3. Apr 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    sambojee

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    looks awesome man! ive got 5100s set at 2.5 with 1.5 AAL as well, do u have wheel spacers in the front and rear?
     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    11BSSG

    11BSSG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    Thanks! I do have spacers; Spidertrax on all 4 corners. Never had a problem from them. I went from a spacer and block in the rear to the billy's and 1.5 AAL and love it! I actually like the stance a little better lowered 1/2" from what it was. Plus the ride is amazing now. NO rubbing issues either, none at full lock, none when turning full lock entering a steep driveway...nothing. I guess I'm lucky.... *We will see when I go down a trail though.*
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    darkgreentaco

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    that color looks good! nice tires, too.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    sgrappone

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    Wheels look Awesome!!! Really making me reconsider my plans for black wheels now. What unit are you with?
     
  7. Apr 2, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    himmie

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    Awesome color choice on the wheels!
     
  8. Apr 2, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    MedlinAround

    MedlinAround Failure is the result of letting setbacks stop you

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    I think that looks awesome man.. Well done sir, Well done!
     
  9. Apr 2, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    Right up there with vise grips and duct tape, a must have for any job. :D
     
  10. Apr 2, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    Looks great! I have thought about doing mine in gun metal. Just about everybody with Silver does black wheels, though it would look good and be different. I'm afraid of messing them up though.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    looks legit man! great choice!
     
  12. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Jere

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    I love the wheel color. Is that rattle can Duplicolor?
     
  13. Apr 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    Fireguy68

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    Looks great. I have a set of Sport wheels sitting in the garage that I may have to try this with. Why didn't you put a clear coat on? Just curious.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Looks good.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    krap22

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    Why no clear over the duplicolor?

    did you remove the tire from the rim when you painted it?
     
  16. Apr 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    That looks so SICK! i wonder how they would look on a gray tacoma or that graphite color like mine below VV :drool:
     
  17. Apr 2, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    stevenstaco

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    man that looks really good:D...way to stay original and dont worry i get the same reaction from my gf..i wanna sleeve my fogs too was it hard to tape off and get a good line
     
  18. Apr 2, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Dr. Pepper

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    Loving the look dude, great job!
     
  19. Apr 2, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    Speed Nut

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    I really like the color choice. What brand of beer did you use?
     
  20. Apr 2, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    graphite looks great, nice choice
     
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