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Seeking side molding suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by zhangxy0526, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    zhangxy0526

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    Which one looks better on a blue taco? Painted original, black or chrome? :confused:
     
  2. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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  3. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    I do tend to rule that out first. A picture will definitely help a lot. The thing is all the vendors I found are online. And for some reason, they show white, silver, red, black much more than blue.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    there are some blacked out swb on here and they look great, i think white and blue look this best blacked out out of our color choices, just pops more
     
  5. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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  6. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    color matched does look better and now i know what u were talking about, oops
     
  7. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    Here is mine it sure helps with door dings when you go to the store.
    I have the toyota factory molding.

    DSCN2390.jpg
    DSCN2389.jpg
     
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    that color is sweet
     
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    Looks good :thumbsup: But I still prefer the color-matched style
     
  10. Jul 8, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Thanks man its a little different.
     
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    Yours looks great!

    So the factory black molding have a better texture quality than others?

    My major concern for black is that a plain rubber molding without polymer-like texture gonna look really cheap ...

     
  13. Jul 8, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    Check out the ones from toyota go see it in person I think you would like the quality.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    Does toyota offer side moldings for tacomas? I don't even know that. So I should stop by a dealer for it?
     
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    My opinion, the stock base black side moulding wouldn't look too good on your speedway blue truck.
     
  16. Jul 8, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    My wife said so too. I'm red/green color deficiency so I never had much confidence in judging how something looks. I tend to agree with your opinion.

    I find only one vendor selling color matched side moldings for 2nd gen tacoma. They are on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Painted-Body-Moulding-for-05-09-TOYOTA-TACOMA-Side-Trim_W0QQitemZ120367482259QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item1c06760593&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1171 . Anyone had any experience with this vendor? $150 per pair is kinda expensive ...
     
  17. Jul 8, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    Stevie, I searched your old posts and you mentioned that you bought your color matched moldings from a ebay store. The company is actually Dawn Enterprises, right? I saw the big picture and they look really nice. I think I'm going to get the same thing. :)
     
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    Yeah...Dawn enterprises is who made mine. I got them quick. I also think i paid more for mine back in 07. I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed. I had the Toyota black one's on my truck initially, but they fell off within a week. I probably put them on wrong. Much happier with the one's I goy now.
     
  19. Jul 8, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Thanks! Placed my order. :)
     
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    I agree
     
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