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Poll: Chrome or Silver

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by bpiersma, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. bpiersma

    bpiersma [OP] Member

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    Hey folks, I need your help. I just bought a stock 2001 TRD PreRunner for $8,500 with 74,000 miles on it. Everything is perfect on it, but I'm conflicted about the silver package (see pics). I'm thinking about swapping or buying chrome (grille surround and bumpers). What do you think? I know many people are anti-chrome these days, but the truck seems to 'pop' more with a little bling.

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  2. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Yeah I'm kind of anti-chrome as well but I see what you mean on your truck though. I would leave it silver but it would look good with chrome as well.;)
     
  3. AK27

    AK27 Well-Known Member

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  4. Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Silver...

    Chrome = :puke:
     
  5. pat's taco

    pat's taco Well-Known Member

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    no chrome ........
     
  6. dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    too bad you're on the other side of the country... i was wondering what my grill and bumper would look like silver instead of chrome before i paint it black... i would trade you

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  7. bpiersma

    bpiersma [OP] Member

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    So far we have 5 silvers and 0 chromes. I really am in the minority:)
    One thing is clear, those of you with darker Tacomas (black, red), body-colored grill surrounds are best. Chrome looks cheesy on those. I'm still unconvinced on a silver Tacoma, though. Keep the responses comin!
    Also, I'd love to see some pics of Silver Tacos...
     
  8. Aldo ct

    Aldo ct Well-Known Member

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    Well, I like the chrome pieces. A pained front end will chip easier from debris.
     
  9. ILove2Drive

    ILove2Drive Well-Known Member

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    I think the chrome would look great
     
  10. rhoppas

    rhoppas Land of Oz

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    I like chrome for accessories. But leave the body silver. That is a really good lookin truck as it is. Spend your money on something more useful....
     
  11. pittim

    pittim Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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    chrome sucks.

    silver isn't bad.
     
  12. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    keep the silver.....or black it all out. bling is way over-rated. dont go chrome!!:D
     
  13. glwood6

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    The silver is unique, not many out there like that. I like unique. I vote stay with the silver.
     
  14. ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    I love my chrome! but reseantly I've been seeing alot of guys here painting there emblems and grills, so forth. and I've considered doing it my self. Start with the emblem and go from there. So I guess its mostly a personal appinion, you either do or dont!
     
  15. genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Stick with what you have. Spend the money on better things like wheels or something.
     
  16. tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Yea, chrome the front...or brushed aluminum it...I'll bet nobody thought of that one.
     
  17. Mr.Fahrenheit

    Mr.Fahrenheit Dennis = sinneD

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    save your money, leave it the way it is and maybe spend it on other cooler things....
     
  18. derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I like both on the 1st gens. Hard to decide!
     
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