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Putco Chrome Accessories

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Soon, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Sep 15, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    Soon

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  2. Sep 15, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Just don't get those fake vents
     
  3. Sep 15, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    Wasn't planning to... don't like how they look...

    just the mirror and door handles I was thinking about.


    Was wondering if the hilux mirror and door handles would work....Hmmmm
     
  4. Sep 25, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    Does anyone have close up pics of the door handles and mirrors?

    Thanks
     
  5. Sep 25, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    One thing i noticed was that alot of people on the forum dont like the chrome look. me depends on the truck. but good luck finding someone on this forum with them.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    I agree it depends on the truck.

    I'm planning on getting a black double cab with the TRD off road package.

    I currently have a black hilux and the chrome door handle and mirrors give a nice contrast to the black. Its not overdone with chrome. :)

    Also... I'm trying to figure out if the hilux handles and mirrors would work on the tacoma.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    .Blaine.

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    I have the door handels and the mirror covers and i love them on my truck.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    eww chrome.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    Did you use the putco ones?
     
  10. Sep 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    Yupp. i just didnt knw how well they would stick but with that 3M tape they come with i havent had any problems so far. And i have had them almost a year.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    i just dont like the idea of installing something on my truck with tape that is suppose to last the life of the truck..

    and if something is chrome.. it shouldn’t also be plastic.. My $0.02
     
  12. Sep 25, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    +1
     
  13. Sep 25, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    damn i am half tempted to get them and have them painted same color as my truck
     
  14. Oct 23, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    Is anyone in the DC area?

    I'll be visiting next week (from tomorrow actually) and might bring my hilux mirror cover to determine if it'll work on the tacoma door mirrors.

    Thanks
     
  15. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    Wouldn't that kind of be like having a fake hoodscoop?...
     
  16. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    ^^ nope...

    Its a chrome cover, so instead of the black mirror... it'll be chrome.
     
  17. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    Just kidding. Adding perspective for others if you will...

    Do what you want. It is your truck. I think chrome accents can look fine on many trucks.

    Just don't paint your body panels and/or rims with black bedliner...
     
  18. Oct 23, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    All i'm planning to "chrome" are the door handles and door mirrors. This is how my hilux has it currently and I like that look.
     
  19. Oct 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    fake hood scoop/fake vents...same thing.
     
  20. Oct 23, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    I don't usually like chrome but I think on a black truck what you're doing will look good.
     
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