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very upset this morning!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by skiergd011013, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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    skiergd011013

    skiergd011013 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I try to keep my truck as nice as possible, meaning I park far away from people when I go out etc. Last night when I had pool league, I thought oh heck ill park closer tonight. There was one truck there already, so I parked near it but far enough that theres plenty of room for swinging doors. Well, when I left to go back home, a fellow pool player (whos extremely fat) had parked his chevy about 3 feet from my truck. I knew there was absolutely no way he could have gotten out of his truck without bashing mine. Sure enough, in the daylight today, I looked at the side of my truck and theres a brand new mark right where the door would have hit. Its not a dent, its more like a crack in the clearcoat. The ONE time I take a chance to simply park closer. Lesson learned, I will never do this again. Its just so upsetting because I still owe a lot on the truck. I know a guy who does great body work out of his house. I guess ill just have to see him in the spring.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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    lesson learned, stay away from obnoxious fat pool players

    jk, i know the feeling man.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:33 AM
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    Or stay away from fat people in general usually smelly anyways...

    But sorry, atleast you didn't slide into a telephone pole like some people I know ..
     
  4. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:34 AM
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  5. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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    Thank you unchained. I may get those. Thats exactly where the mark is. Plus these will just cover over the mark anyway. Are they effective at protecting? I assume I can get it in black (my trucks bsp).
     
  6. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    Very effective I tested other vehicles and even a lifted Tacoma. Comes out to that spot precisely.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    looks like someone needs to get some sliders. say bye bye to door dings with them. you'll just end up pissing off the people that decided to swing their door open by their door getting damage from the slider. haha. lesson learned haha
     
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    Thanks a lot. I will get some. This lightens my mood a bit.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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    sliders is the way to go if you're serious about protection.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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    Should I get sliders or the mouldings? I dont want to worry about door dings anymore.
     
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    Moldings if you want them to damage something else on your truck with their door. Sliders if you want them to damage their own vehicle with their door.
     
  12. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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    slammed hard enough, the moldings will bend and potentially rub into the paint over time and vibration. sliders have multiple functions like door ding protection as well as trail protection from trees and rocks.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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    At TW we are good at making you spend more money:wink:
    protect your investment!
     
  14. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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    Can someone post a Tacoma with sliders on them? Sliders can't go above the rocker panel at the bottom of the door. Or your door wouldn't open, so if you put 2 Tacoma's side by side the door is above the sliders and will still hit the door.
     
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    This is exactly why I want sliders so badly. Sorry for your experience OP that would really bum me out
     
  16. Dec 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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    They don't go above, but they do stick out further. It will always vary with what vehicle door vs. ride height if you will be dinged or not. Heck, just get both products!
     
  17. Dec 2, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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    There's always a door higher than your own vehicles door, but sliders extend out far enough that they're better protection against the 95% of cars on the road that will bang into the slider before they hit sheet metal.

    Moldings are great, but they still allow 100% of doors to hit your door, they just hit something besides your metal bits. Sliders knock that down significantly further, and the offenders door takes the damage.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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    OZ-T You chose ... wisely

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    Truth

    Sliders won't help in all situations just all cars and some trucks
     
  19. Dec 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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    Are sliders bolt on or weld on?
     
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    you can find both, a good place to start is the vendor section on the forum.
     

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