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whys my truck look smaller?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by RoyB, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Jan 22, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    RoyB

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    There is a blue tacoma at work that I see all the time. The last couple of days he has parked next to me. It is an extended bed, double cab. I have the short bed, double cab. Both sports. He has 265/70 BFGs, black out, I have 265/70 Generals, black side out. Pretty identical truck for the most part. Only other differences is I have the factory roof rack and he has a hard cover.

    Well, when they are parked side by side, his truck looks way taller than mine from the front (we both back in). I got out the tape measure and it was identical. Mine mighta been 1/8 higher even.

    My truck is silver, his is blue. I asked a coworker and he said the blue truck looked higher as well. Why is that? I measured the bottom of the side mirrors and to the bottom of the fender. both the same.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    tacoskim

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    his hardcover can add an illusion
     
  3. Jan 22, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    Its not small, it's a nice size.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    jrw1965

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    X2 I think thats what it is
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    RoyB

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    I was looking head-on though. the hood looked higher. obviously an illusion since they measured the same.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    color also may add to the illusion
     
  7. Jan 22, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    JimmyCrackCorn

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    Blue ones are taller than Silver ones, come on, everybody knows that.....don't they? :p
     
  8. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    whats a hard cover?
     
  9. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    branct06

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    blue might be taller then the silvers but we all know black is by far the tallest!!!
     
  10. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    +1
     
  11. Jan 22, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    wat?
    until timberland mica came along!
     
  12. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    RoyB

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    ok, now we will all have to line up next to each other and compare side by side.

    im happy to see the amount of tacomas on the work site though. about 5 of them. 3 2nd gens and a couple first. even an older tundra. union proud and driving tacomas!
     
  13. Jan 22, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    Does that make silver the shortest? :D
     
  14. Jan 22, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    No, but we silvers have the greatest girth and best stamina.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    Is the ground the trucks are parked in level or does it slope? That could definitely be the difference.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    C'mon man! The owners manual specifically states you are to water silver mica weekly.
    Do I have to do everything around here... :D
     
  17. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    Maybe the guy with the blue truck shaves it.... I hear that makes it look bigger. :p
     
  18. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    +2 - It's funny that you say that. I bought a DC LB, and black somehow made the illusion that it was taller to match the longness of the LB. There was a silver one beside it, and it just didn't look right. Can't explain it, nor do I want to know how.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    Blue truck envy?
     
  20. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    ZING! Hhaha.
     
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