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[S2] Photo Journal of my Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by s2studio, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    s2studio

    s2studio [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi TWforum! I've been stalking around for a long time, and figured that since I've gotten a lot from this forum already it's time for me to contribute back.

    So here goes:

    I got my 06 dc 6sp tacoma almost two years ago now. I originally had no intentions on modifying it...until I found this forum :goingcrazy:

    Here's how the taco looked when I first brought it home
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    I have done a few things already:

    Kenwood DVD/Nav
    Front skid plate
    BHL's
    Satoshi grill
    Rear led taillights
    Wrapped rear bumper
    D-rings

    Here's what the truck looks like right now
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    I really just stay on the road with the truck, mainly using it as a hauler to get to the track...
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    Well that's about it for now. Hopefully I'll be able to update this thread as I'm planning some new mods this winter. Thanks for looking!

    -Steven
     
  2. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    s2studio

    s2studio [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So after looking through a few tacomas with the blacked out front valence, I wanted to maybe try it out too...

    But my question to you guys is should I leave my front skid plate the silver or black it out as well??? I've seen both and I just wanted to hear back from my fellow members on their opinion...

    what it looks like now
    [​IMG]

    my two options...
    1.
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    2.
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    what say you guys?
     
  3. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    s2studio

    s2studio [OP] Well-Known Member

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    and plz excuse bad photoshoop
     
  4. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    DannyBFresco

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    I was planning on blacking out my front valence this winter too. To answer your question though, I like the way the blacked out skidplate looks more than the stock
     
  5. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    ChamYota

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    Option #1

    Looks better in my opinion. Great truck man! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    dayNnite4

    dayNnite4 We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    i like the black skid plate.. esp if ur going for the black out look. sick taillights btw!!!
     
  7. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    IluvTEA

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    Option 1, I think if the skid plate is painted black it blends in and you can't even tell that it's there. My $.02
     
  8. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    What might look cool is if you paint the valence and color match the skid plate to the rest of the truck
     
  9. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Intriguing option! Thx

    Yeh, that was one of my "concerns" as well.

    Thanks man! They are not bad for ebay ones I guess?

    Appreciate it man! Thanks for the feedback

    I think I'm going with a vinyl wrap, are you painting or wrapping?
     
  10. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    Ive never seen it done before and just thought it would be a cool contrast
     
  11. Nov 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    wrapped rear bumper?
     
  12. Nov 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    not to be party pooper and this is just my .02 but it doesnt look great.theres a local guy where i live that did that (SW truck, black valence, white skidplate). the skidplate is going to collect alot of dirt and grim being that low to the ground so good luck keeping it clean. and when its dirty it looks like poo. good idea though and if you like it, its your truck go for it! i personally just think its a bad idea and that your better off painting it black! :thumbsup: good job so far though looks good!
     
  13. Nov 22, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    Yessir!

    Thanks for the input! That is a good point since I rarely wash my truck now that I live in Richmond...
     
  14. Nov 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    superwhite10 Live Fast, Die Young

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    Im not trying to discourage you by any means. But yeah if you hardly wash it (me too Haha) then all im saying is I wouldn't. Do what you think looks good!
     
  15. Nov 22, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    I might be able to find a picture of the guy im talking about so you can at least see what it'll look like
     
  16. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    nice truck. i’m going with #1 and nice sport bike BTW!
     
  17. Nov 22, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    Is it just wrapped in vinyl? How much was it?
     
  18. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    s2studio

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    I got my vinyl during a sale from stickercity

    http://www.stickercity.com/

    Muchos gracias! And here's a photo of the bike on the track

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  19. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    s2studio

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    haha that would be good, but no need to go out of your way either :)
     
  20. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    superwhite10

    superwhite10 Live Fast, Die Young

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    just realized he doesnt have the same skid you do but you kinda get the idea.

    [​IMG]
     
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