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Too chrome or not?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Tundracm16, Oct 9, 2016.

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Chrome or black handles and mirrors

  1. Chrome

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  2. Black

    21 vote(s)
    84.0%
  1. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:20 AM
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    Tundracm16

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    So I have a slight dilemma that I would like some help with. I swapped to chrome handles and mirrors after purchasing the truck due to the all chrome grills on the 16s. I just scored a killer deal on the following in black-brush guard,steps, all the emblems (brand new full set)and a pro grill. So do I swap the handles and mirrors back to black or not. I'm leaving the chrome front surround just using the pro insert leaving the front bumper chrome and adding chrome rears IMG_2558.jpg
     
  2. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:46 AM
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    You should know; most folks 'round here, myself included, f***in' hate chrome. My vote goes to black.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    Looks good as is, but I do also like the Black look as well. I know, No Help at all......:notsure:
     
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  4. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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    I personally didn't like the chrome on my 16. But I think the most important part is to keep the entire truck flow with one certain look. If you like the chrome then keep it and don't deviate from that. If you have some color matched or black parts then chrome it just doesn't flow together. Keep the wheels and any accessories on the similar path of chrome or shiny. Hope that helps and it's your truck so build it exactly how YOU want!
     
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  5. Oct 9, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    I'm a fan of the blackout myself....
     
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  6. Oct 9, 2016 at 11:44 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    I like chrome on some trucks but handles and mirror chrome just looks too ghetto to me and black looks better on a light colored truck IMO
     
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  7. Oct 9, 2016 at 11:48 AM
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    Have you ever heard anyone say, "once you go chrome you never no back"?

    I do like a little chrome as an accent but chrome everything to me is tacky.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2016 at 11:50 AM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Or a $1000 car on $6000 rims. You know you ain't in the safest place LOL
     
  9. Oct 9, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    I live in Memphis and I'm from Baton Rouge, so I'm unfortunately well acquainted with that LOL
     
  10. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:03 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Trust me, I'm always packing!! Fo' sho'!!!
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  11. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:17 PM
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    I'm roughly 15 minutes south of Baltimore (my hometown, btw) so there's plenty of that around here. Haha.
     
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  12. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:21 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Lived up there too LOL HUGE fan of blue moon!!
     
  13. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:24 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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  14. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:24 PM
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    This one is AWESOME!!
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  15. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Meant blue moon cafe! Off aliceanna Blvd.
    love the brew too though!!
     
  16. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:31 PM
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    Lol. Oh, I don't know that place. When I get down that way I go to Kisslings.
     
  17. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Ah got you! Everybody told me it was a city secret. Damn good food (all breakfast food) if you ever go down that way, try the captain crunch French toast!
     
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  18. Oct 9, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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  19. Oct 9, 2016 at 1:06 PM
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    aperezsh Blessed are the peacemakers

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    I'm one of the few that dig chrome but it's gotta flow with your rig..So go eyeball it in the driveway and if it looks Cool leave it..if its off swap it.
    And remember Cool never gets old! Aint no college equation for bad a$$
     
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  20. Oct 9, 2016 at 1:27 PM
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    I like chrome. Especially on Blue Ribbon Metallic.
    However, the only off road this truck will see is a grass parking lot.
    Ordering chrome Tundra inserts as well. Ghetto? I think not. Classy? Most definitely.
     
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  21. Oct 9, 2016 at 1:46 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    You ain't wrong!! LOL
     
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  23. Oct 9, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    LOL!
    Hey! I'm not racist.....just not PC.

    Oh crap that's the same thing nowadays!
     
  24. Oct 9, 2016 at 3:26 PM
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    LMAO, yepper! I'm not a racist either I just don't like anyone, period! :boink:


    MERICA, :oldglory:
     
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  25. Oct 9, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    I do like the chrome on the blue, something about it on the silver I just haven't been able to get into it. now with all the black accessories I'm lean towards switching it back
     
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  26. Oct 9, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Just other REAL 'MERICANS!!! :oldglory:
     
  27. Oct 9, 2016 at 4:21 PM
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    "To every rhyme there is a reason, for all that chrome, there was season", or something like that....
    Back in the '70s I had a '67 shovelhead and for me my buddies you just kept pulling pieces off every month or so and getting it chromed. Sprocket cover, triple trees, carburetor bowl, etc...left the tank and fenders black though.
     
  28. Oct 9, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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    Go with black handles?image.jpg
     
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  29. Oct 9, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    chphilo

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    I think you gotta go with what you like. I like chrome on a silver truck. It actually looks color-matched.
    Snow Day.jpg
    I think forums like this one is highly slanted toward blacked out look, which I happen to think is a fad. Why do I think that? Just look at the trucks that are produced today.

    Having said that, I do like Inferno color with black trims. Perhaps I've been influenced by the original Pro look.
     
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  30. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:00 PM
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    Yeah on my 14 I had the black handles and mirrors and didn't mind but always thought the chrome would look better that's why I negotiated (figured I'd give it shot and it worked)to get a set of chromes when I bought my 16
    Now that I added a black brush guard and black steps I'm not sure. I also have a full black emblem kit and soon to be installing the pro insert. Really as easy as they are to swap I may put them on and see. On a side note as my wife professes and most likely true I'm OCD and I have noticed the chrome handles and mirrors show so much crap. That's why I love silver in the the first place,dead of winter and still looks clean. Hence the reason I own 3 silver vehicles.
     
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