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Today's Minor Ext. Mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IrishPilot, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Sep 17, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    IrishPilot

    IrishPilot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful day, so I decided to wash, wax, dress the tires etc. Also my colormatched grille showed up. HUGE improvement IMO, especially on the white truck since Ive got the white/black thing going on. Picked it up for $175 shipped.

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    Also added some "4WD" decals that I had. I really think the red looks great on the white truck and really makes the decal "pop"...much like the off-road decal...

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    EDIT: Added picture to give better idea of 4WD placement...

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    Final mods before winter starts:

    1) Wet Okole Group Buy
    2) PA15-Toy Ipod Adapter
    3) Remote Start

    I need to find some time to take some more professional shots...maybe at the airport or something.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    iowa530

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    Looks good. Where did you buy the grille and do they have more?
     
  3. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    jonny

    jonny Betty White Edition Heep ZJ

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    the grill looks 110x better! good job man
    not sure if i am feeling the additional emblems...but to each his own:thumbsup:
    congrats on the new mods
     
  4. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    Chazmanian

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    Love the sooper dooper white....

    But the emblem? Are you certain about that one...There?
     
  5. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    IrishPilot

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    Well...I was until you 3 asked lol. I should take a picture from farther back. It think it actually looks great, and it fills the side a lot more...nice and balanced from the Tacoma decal, to the 4WD, to the rear OffRoad decal.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    IrishPilot

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    This does a better job of showing it...

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  7. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    Nice looks great :D
     
  8. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    IrishPilot

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    I actually taped the 4WD sticker all over the truck trying to find the best fit (tailgate left-right, upper side, above "Tacoma" on door, after "Tacoma" on door...the place I put it I felt gave the best feel and...ah...feng shui lol? Am I totally out to lunch on this one or does it look decent?
     
  9. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    jonny

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    well shit...
    i will have to stare at it for a few minutes later and see if my mind changes :D
     
  10. Sep 17, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    where did you get those 4wd emblems from? Just curious.
     
  11. Sep 17, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Outside...

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    I want to know as well.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    You can find them on the web, ebay, etc. Stuff like that you can usually find on ebay for pretty cheap.
     
  13. Sep 17, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    Cool thanks. I like the 4WD on the rear door. It's unique and sets your truck apart from the rest. Nice mod.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    rossk35

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    like the grill, but not feelin the emblem placement.
     
  15. Sep 17, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    I like the emblem itself - the chrome and red look great, but the placement is off. There is something on almost every body panel of the truck. IMO, the truck needs what is referred to in technical writing as white space. If you look at written documents, you will notice that what makes them visually appealing is some amount of blank or white space.
     
  17. Sep 18, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    Hmm...well maybe Ill have to pull 'em off and look at it again. I still dont think the pictures do it justice. When you stand back and look at it, it seems to balance the side out quite well. The only other place I really liked it was in the upper right side of the "Toyota Tacoma" on the bottom left of the tailgate. Maybe Ill have to reconsider that placement.
     
  18. Sep 18, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    ditto...
     
  19. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    x3 on that one... don't dislike it, but not likin' it either... have to give it a bit of time to see if it'll grow on me :cool:
     
  20. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    If you decide to move it try the 4WD emblem at the back of the rear door windows like the older model limited tacos. for example
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