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Research on the new 2012 tacoma.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma909, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Tacoma909

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    I really like the new look of the 2012 tacoma. I was asking my local dealer when he's getting them in & he didn't know. My question to you is if I bought the front bumper, grill & head lights do you think it will match up with my 06? I know it would be little expensive to do the switch, but its better then buying a new truck. Do you think it is possible to put the new front look on a older truck?

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  2. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    ChamYota

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    Sounds Possible. Nothing really changed with it to start with. I say go for it.
     
  3. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    I am thinking the hood where the grille meets will be different also..
     
  4. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    Throughhonor

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    It looks like it would work
     
  5. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    It looks like the headlights are a different shape, which means that the front fenders are different shape to match. Might want to do a side by side comparison before you go ahead with it.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    SOSHeloPilot

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    I think the cost to do it to look OEM will be VERY expensive ... especially matching the present 5 y/o paint or even repainting the entire truck (to match) may be necessary.

    And what will this "Hybrid Mod" do to your "Stock OEM Resale Value" ?
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  7. Sep 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    Tacoma909

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    I definitely have to do a side by side comparison. But if it means new fenders & hood, that will be to pricey.
     
  8. Sep 26, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    TRDsport253

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    Yeah it appear to be possible not much have change on these Tacoma. I wouldn't mind changing mine to look like an '11. It just headlights front grille and rear led tail lights.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    zul

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    I think you'd have to replace every panel from the A column forward, including the hood. Which sounds expensive unless you found a wrecked 2012 with an untouched front end (not likely right now ;))

    Let us know if you go ahead with a project like this, I'm sure everyone would love a step-by-step!
     
  10. Sep 26, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Texan Taco

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    I think your truck looks "too badass" for you change it to a new stock look. Don't do it!
     
  11. Sep 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    sonocotaco

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    True, the hood and fenders are slightly different
     
  12. Sep 26, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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    Front bumper, grill, headlights n hood are different...fenders seem to have stayed the same as you see the side corner of the headlight all the way down looks the same.
     
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