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Toyota symbol back-light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by esimmons, Aug 11, 2011.

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Toyota symbol backlight mod

Poll closed Nov 19, 2011.
  1. Like it... would consider doing it.

    112 vote(s)
    71.3%
  2. Hate it.

    45 vote(s)
    28.7%
  1. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:56 PM
    #1
    esimmons

    esimmons [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Write up: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/172188-back-lit-toyota-emblem-mod.html

    Hey guys let me know what you think... I have been playing with this idea for a while and I finally had enough time to try it. I wanted the Toyota Symbol in the grill to be lit, but not so bright that it was a 3rd headlight, so I put the light right behind the symbol and made a "pocket" out of fiberglass to contain the light then I painted it black. when its not on you cant even tell there is anything behind it. so let me know what you think... The headlights create such a glare with on the camera so here is a pic of it with just the parking lights on.

    ***Pic with Headlights on Post #6***

    IMG-20110811-00339.jpg
     
  2. Aug 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    Fink

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    Definitely unique - I've certainly never seen it before.

    Nice work!

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  3. Aug 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    mwtaco

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    cool though kinda rice-y.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    Taco Man in HD

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    looks pretty cool..reminds me of the new hybrid emblems

    maybe a pulsing red would be even cooler?:headbang:
     
  5. Aug 11, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    colder

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    I like it, creative and eye-catching. Not my style, but cool.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    esimmons

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    Pic with headlights on

    IMG-20110811-00336.jpg
     
  7. Aug 11, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    Jon850FL

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  8. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    SCTASTYTACO

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    not bad, i can see the ricy points.... but does look kind of ominous and dark .... so yeah pretty cool nice easy DIY mod
     
  9. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:24 AM
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    JKD

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    Definitely illegal here, probably illegal everywhere in the U.S..

    Forward facing lights can be amber/yellow or white. If they allow other colors, they typically exclude red and blue except on emergency vehicles.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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    seksilumpia

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    A for effort,but not really for tacomas..good unique mod idea!
     
  11. Aug 12, 2011 at 3:24 AM
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    ^ What he said.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    inesshell

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    yesss, like the "e" on the evga motherboards
     
  13. Aug 12, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    It'd be cool if it were reversed somehow so the T itself glowed and not the background. I like your thinking though and certainly don't worry about the "Illegal" comments unless it's really obtrusive lighting, which I'm sure it isn't.

    RZ Rob
     
  14. Aug 12, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Thumbs up for a unique idea, but the regular Toyota logo doesn't do it for me. If it was the Toyota trucks logo, then it would been kinda cool.
     
  15. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    sook

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    Nice execution, but i agree kinda ricey.

    I spent a while online trying to find reflective paint or some such to make the logo itself glow but couldn't find any options with good reviews.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    ckeeton

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    looks pretty cool actually. i'd get it
     
  17. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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  18. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Kinda reminds me of what the Ram guys are doing.
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  19. Aug 12, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    :)...:eek:...:(...:mad:...:eek:...

    :puke:

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  20. Aug 12, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    If only the eyes were straight...

    Looks like Shannen Doherty.
     
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