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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by jfrd30, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:25 AM
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    jfrd30

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    Alright, I got these bad boys the other day. My question to you is, should I black them out or leave them chrome? All my other badges are blacked out.

    20180213_101824.jpg

    Second question: Above, below, or in front?



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    Thank you in advance and NO, I'm not painting my truck black!
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    Looks good but I say blacked out
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    Why is one backwards? Those are cool by the way!
     
  4. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    I know it may sound weird, but I feel funny blacking out the Flag.....but then many have said that I'm weird, soooooo.....
     
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  5. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:30 AM
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    And to the placement I think below the badge squared up with the rear most part of it. Closer to the door.
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:30 AM
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    Have you ever looked at closely at flags on an aircraft or the right shoulder of soldiers?? The blue/star field always faces forward, as if the flag was on a pole and the vehicle/person was moving. So.....flags on the right or passengers side face backwards
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:31 AM
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    OK that makes sense. I always was under the impression that the stars were always supposed to appear at the upper left-hand corner.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    Many people think that
     
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  9. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:36 AM
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    Like this?

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  10. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    i'd leave them as is... I think if you black them out, it would just look weird unless you had them instead of the iforce badge?
     
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  11. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    That's an interesting thought!
     
  12. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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    i just think that you have chosen the best color... obvi. but it's going to look odd with these big black blocks all over it unless people are close enough to see what it is.... Given that most people look at your truck from a distance where they can't make out what the blacked out logos are... I'd ditch the iforce and leave the flag as it is.
     
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  13. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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    Yep, the stars always go into the wind first.
     
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  14. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    If it were me, I would get a set of the distressed/blacked out decals and place as others have.

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  15. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    Looks good! I would black it out to match.
     
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  16. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    I was going to do that originally and I contacted a member here on the forum. He said he could make it happen but never came through, so I went with these. Yours look nice BTW
     
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  17. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:56 AM
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    Thanks, Mike. I got my decals on Amazon.
     
  18. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    I need to go take a look....Thanks Ron!
     
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  19. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    Here is the one I got:

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    Just search Amazon for distressed flag decal in automotive.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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    aramirez73 VAMONOS A LA CHINGADA!!!

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    Black out above badge centered IMO
     
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  21. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    aramirez73 VAMONOS A LA CHINGADA!!!

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    Looks familiar.....
     
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    NICE!
     
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    It should, Adam! I think you started that deal! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
     
  24. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    You always display a US flag stars forward when on a side of a vehicle or shoulder. With the red and white to the rear as to look like it’s waving in the wind. Although it may look backwards on one side it should be the effect of looking at a real one from the other side .
     
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    That makes total sense now. Understood.
     
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    Yeah I like that.
     
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    In the Army back in the early 80’s it was taught stars forward never retreat. Stars to the rear would look like you were retreating from battle!
     
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    My opinion is they are to small. Maybe it's OCD
     
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  29. Feb 13, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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  30. Feb 13, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    Those are nice, I'm jealous, where can I get my own?

    Also leave them as is (I think if you blacked it out it would just look like a rectangle) below and squared up to the iforce badge.
     
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