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Welcome aboard. Congrats and have fun with it.
 

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Congrats and welcome to T3G! Post up a photo when you get it. What are your plans?
 

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Congrats and welcome to T3G! Post up a photo when you get it. What are your plans?
lol seems like my plans change day to day. So far Im going the overland route. Gotta get the family outdoors. Last on the list is the lift kit. So many options, not enough monies lol
 

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lol seems like my plans change day to day. So far Im going the overland route. Gotta get the family outdoors. Last on the list is the lift kit. So many options, not enough monies lol
Name checks out, lol.
 

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Here is an actual picture
 

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Awesome! Longbed is the way to go and the Cement looks great as usual.

Yeah I actually didn't realize it was a long bed until I looked at the window sticker again when I got home. It wasn't on the truck at the stealership and I knew it was optioned the way I wanted and the right color
 

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Are you glad it is then? Or would you have preferred the shortbed?
 

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Are you glad it is then? Or would you have preferred the shortbed?

I am glad it is. The short bed would have been better for parking at work but the long bed will be better for everything else.
 

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I already did my first mod, pulled the dealership stickers off the tailgate. They are crazy if they think I am going to advertise for them
 

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I already did my first mod, pulled the dealership stickers off the tailgate. They are crazy if they think I am going to advertise for them
I never understand how the hell people keep that on their vehicles...
 

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Installed door handle protectors today. My last car got all scratched under the door handles from my wife's rings so now I put these on every vehicle.

Debadged the tailgate. That lonely v6 back there looked so out of place.
 

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Had no idea these were coming in today. Just ordered them two days ago. What a difference these make. This is the way they should have come from the factory.
 

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TVD vinyl flag stickers installed today.
 

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Radio knob looks sweet and the tailgate looks much better. Now you just need vinyl inserts for the “TACOMA” letters.
 

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Nice truck! I just did the tailgate inserts and knock off pro grille lol. Best part of the truck so far!
 

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Just saw this today. Truck is less than a month old ???
 

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Installed door handle protectors today. My last car got all scratched under the door handles from my wife's rings so now I put these on every vehicle.

Debadged the tailgate. That lonely v6 back there looked so out of place.

How did you remove the badge?
 

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Hair dryer and some fishing line. Heat it up a little with the hair dryer and then slide the fishing line behind the badge. Make sure you pull it more towards the badge than the truck. And then just work the fishing line back and forth in a sawing motion, again favor the badge side so as not to damage the paint.
I worked it from both sides and heated it up a couple times. Key thing is to be patient and take your time.
If you heat it up really good most of the tape residue should come right off and what ever is left use a little Goo gone or alcohol. Then rewax the area.

If your truck is older and the badges have been there a while there might be a ghosting in the paint. Just use a clay bar in the area and give it a real good rub down making sure to keep the area wet. It probably won't be perfect depending on the age of the paint and how bad the ghosting is but over time it will all even out.

Hope that helps.
 
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