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Stock Painted Bumpers vs Stock (real) Chrome Bumpers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by widget, Apr 22, 2010.

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Which type of stock front bumper would you rather have

Poll closed May 22, 2010.
  1. Painted same as truck color

    56 vote(s)
    59.6%
  2. REAL Chrome

    11 vote(s)
    11.7%
  3. ABS-type black

    24 vote(s)
    25.5%
  4. Other

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. Apr 22, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    widget

    widget [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got my Pre new in November and just noticed today that a couple of bugs had splattered against my bumper and their sucide where they hit took the freaking paint off my front bumper, DAMMIT!! WTF?! This really pisses me off - does touch up paint work or does it just make it look "touched up?"

    If you had your rathers and had a choice of either a painted stock bumper or a stock (real) chrome bumper (not chrome-look over plastic), or a flat black ABS-type front bumper which would you rather have?
     
  2. Apr 22, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    do they even make a chrome front bumper for our trucks?

    I voted black, its what I have and cleans easily, but if I use a "wet" cleaner like amor all it attracts dust very badly
     
  3. Apr 22, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    lembowski

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    Confused by the chrome option also........do you drive in reverse?
     
  4. Apr 22, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    knickerbocker

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    the leading minor of order 1 is not positive definite.
    probably real crome depending on how it was styled. but not if it's anything like the rear chrome bumper on 2nd gens. really thin metal can not actually "bump" anything without denting/crumpling. what happend to the days when bumpers were for bumping stuff?
     
  5. Apr 22, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    widget

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    It IF you had a choice - Toyota puts together option packages. I personally would rather have had the choice of a real chrome bumper not painted. Chrome can be cleaned and doesn't "chip" or "flake" like when a bug hits it.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    ditto
     
  7. Apr 22, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Obviously he means the grill surround peeps. I mean really :p

    Anyway I ditched my stock chrome grill for a color matched BSP one. I did the same with the rear bumper to. Never looked pack, I hate chrome.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    Tillers_Rule

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    Chrome front bumper would look so f-n ghetto, you wouldn't be allowed to post on this site anymore.:p
     
  9. Apr 22, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    jandrews

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    Chrome grille surround I think he means...I ditched mine for color matched when I grillecraft'd.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    I was thinking the same thing:rofl:That must be one of those "special" Dealer options for the front bumper
     
  11. Apr 28, 2010 at 1:27 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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  12. Apr 28, 2010 at 1:29 AM
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    Umm...maybe Im missing something? Who doesnt drive in reverse?........ :cool:
     
  13. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    not necessarily. lots of guys have chipped their chrome grills spraying off bugs at the car wash, they dont make chrome like they used to.
     
  14. Apr 28, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    you can always get some chrome tape from wal mart to fix it :D
     
  15. Apr 28, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    My truck only has park, fast, and faster as an option. I paid extra for the option.
     
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