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Time to get back into my truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by THXEY, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    THXEY

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    i lost interest in anything that had to do with cars for the longest time! so im getting back into cleaning up my truck a bit.

    On my new list of mods.
    Color match grill surround, handles, mirrors, and rear bumper. repaint my front bumper. Line-x my avid bar, take off the "off road" lights. Get alpine type-s components, because my tweeters are all messed up. Replace headlights, because mine are all sun bleached and gross. and spider-trax wheel spacers. :cool:

    I have one question. whats the best way to color-match...Buy a new grill? or get some duplicolor?

    this will be a good year! im getting lots of money for a few weddings this year so all of that will be going to my truck!
     
  2. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    solus

    solus HOME!!!

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    buy a new grill or get pro painted
     
  3. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    :cool: maybe ill just get it painted with my front bumper...
     
  4. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    X2 on new grill. If you paint it yourself it wont match, and will get worse as it ages.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    :cool:
     
  6. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Buy a new one Jake. Trust.

    Toyotaparts123.com I went to and paid 170 and got the 10' grill with the gunmetal. I think you can also order the 11' for the same price just let them know in the text box at the end of purchase
     
  7. Mar 12, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    Buy an ARB/Relentless front bumper.... that way, the grill will look great regardless ;)
     
  8. Mar 12, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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  9. Mar 12, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Jake if you decide to color match the door handles and have a hard time removing them, PM me. The instructions are horrible....

    Also I bought a cheap pair of chrome mirror covers off ebay, sanded the chrome off, and painted them for less than $50 total.
     
  10. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    Kpt do you think you can send the instructions?

    I've pulled the door panel and tried it but never knew where to begin. And the chrome covers is good. How do they attach?
     
  11. Mar 12, 2011 at 11:31 PM
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    as much as i would love either of these in reality it would be a waste of money for me lol
     
  12. Mar 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    The instructions are terrible for the rear doors. The front doors are easy, there's just one torx screw on the side of the door.

    for the rears, you have to take the door apart. There's one torx screw you can see when you so that. After that, you have to remove the latching mechanism on the side of the door and push it out of the way to get to yet another trox screw that will remove the handle.

    As for the chrome mirror covers, they attach via 3m automotive double sided tape.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    New or used matched grill. Paint will never stick to the chrome. I mean it does, but every little chip will show chrome, and it'll chip easily.

    If you have the black one, the OEM will look better, but painting would be cheaper and easier... arguably easier anyway.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    thanks man :thumbsup:
     
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    Nonsense, they make dubstep sound better.


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