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Should I debadge?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flyby08, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Sep 21, 2008 at 12:03 PM
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    flyby08

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    Sup all, I have been putting some time on my truck lately and I think I almost got her how I want. But i been have debating weather or not to debadge. Or maybe black out them all out. Any opinions would be very helpful
    THANKS!!!!!
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  2. Sep 21, 2008 at 12:18 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I've been on the fence with that too... but being as mine's an sr5 with all the chrome I'm leaning toward keeping them. That being said, as you're going all blacked out... I'd lean toward debadge or blacking them out. Possibly even something diff and maybe red them out? Truck's looking real sharp, love it. Only other suggestion I'd have is maybe the BHLM.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    geerts016

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    the BHLM will make a huge difference if you debadge your truck, i didn't use it but i did replace the entire headlight assembly with something similar. i'd recomend debadging and the BHLM.

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  4. Sep 21, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    luk8272

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    ^ I agree with the above about the BHLM, would look great on your truck. i debadged mine and love it.
    However if you painted your badges red that would be different.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2008 at 12:42 PM
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    Brunes

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    I'd go for debadged and BHLM if it was mine...but the idea about the red would be interesting...
     
  6. Sep 21, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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    Def debadge it man!
     
  7. Sep 21, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    eordonez

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    I say black em out... and bhlm
     
  8. Sep 21, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    DEBADGE!!!!
    Everyone likes a Nekkid Taco! :D
     
  9. Sep 21, 2008 at 4:07 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    id say black them out. it would go great with the BHLM like everybody else has said
     
  10. Sep 21, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    My personal opinion is that debadged looks kinda silly, but I like the sound of the red badges.
     
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    def debadge, especially if you're blacking everything out. it'll look real stealth.
     
  12. Sep 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    Debadge.

    You'll like the clean look. Everyone already knows it's a Toy Taco.

    The debage allows clean areas of sheet metal and are easy to wax and show the paint, w/o inturruption of badges and decals.
     
  13. Sep 21, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    yeah!

    Naked tacos for everyone!
     
  14. Sep 21, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    BHLM and red badges sound real cool on that color. Not so many on the tailgate though, lose some of them. Burnt Orange badges would look even better! The timing is right, Halloween is right around the corner and you would have a "Halloween" Tacoma. :)
     
  15. Sep 21, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    and what i mean by that

    is nicely trimmed tacos for me! :D
     
  16. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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  17. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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    thanks for all the input. I have definitely also been looking to do the BHLM and a set of eyelids after this and from the sound of it seems like that's the right thing to do.
     
  18. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    Khaos

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    Keep the badges.

    I like 'em.
     
  19. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    Take'em off and BHLM.
     
  20. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:30 PM
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    No. Do not debadge. If anything, paint them black, and put them back on. :D



    It would look sweet with your wheels. :D
     
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