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Old 10-12-2005, 01:02 PM #31
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Heck : I am even more extreme with this. I will not even allow the name Toyota on my vehicle. And I hate white letters on tires. I like the black-out look. Nothing worse to me than the manufacture
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But...you are doing advertising for them now.
LMAO. oops sorry. we save thousands off of MSRP and they really do look after us so we can't really complain
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The real reason I am responding to this thread is to ask why some of you remove the Toyota logos and model insignias from your Runners? I was always meaning to ask. (I can understand if it was a Chevy, Ford, or Chrysler - but Toyota?)

Why not? I think it gives it a cleaner look. And I don't care if anyone knows that I have a Sport (if they know anything they could tell by the hood) or if they know what brand and model I drive. To me it looks cluttered on the tailgate with everything. It took me less time to take the Toyota stuff off than it did to take off the dealer stuff.
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Reasons why I de-badged:

1- It makes washing and especially waxing much easier
2- I really enjoy a cleaner look
3- I paid Toyota $ 34 K for a product and not the rights to advertise for them.
4- It makes it different from every other T4R
5- I know what model & engine I purchased. I don
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Interesting. Thanks for the replies. I can understand it being easier to polish and wax w/o badges.

The only V8 badge on my 04 Limited is part of the plastic grill. I don't want it off that bad.
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Anyone knows I have a Louis Vuitton handbag with me?

No! No one does since I remove the "LV" from the bag.
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Reasons why I de-badged:

4- It makes it different from every other T4R


Except mine.
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Anyone knows I have a Louis Vuitton handbag with me?

No! No one does since I remove the "LV" from the bag.
thats just wrong! maybe you should have not bought one in the first place! or go for the designs without the monogram on them
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I wasn't going to post anymore on this, but here's what happens at a dealership (at least mine) When a new car comes in, our service and detail techs go through a list of things, starting with a PDI, then the tech puts our license plate frames and inserts on the car, then the car is detailed and the detail techs put our dealer logo sticker on the back. That procedure doesn't change, whether the car is a sold unit or it's heading to the lot where it might sit for a month or two. 99.99% of the customers don't even pay attention to that stuff. We've had quite a few people that wanted to make sure they were going to get the stickers and the frames because they were proud of where they bought their car.

Anyway, I just didn't know how many people on this board are so militant about this subject. I learn something new everyday. Again, just my opinion, who cares?

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As for the manufacturer badging, I always leave it on. The only badges I really don't like on these trucks are the ones on the liftgate. I think they look out of place. I really like the look of the door badge. For the little V8 badge on my grille, I wouldn't even think of taking it off! It is all about status!!!
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On my last car, when I test drove it it didn't have any decals or plates or other logos on it, but while I was signing the paper work, they added all that crap while they were "prepping" the car. That was sneaky, and that is what pisses people off.
Yep, and that's why I make sure they know up front that I don't want their stickers on the car. Same thing happened to me the first time I bought a new car. When I went out to take delivery and saw their stickers I made them take it off before I'd leave the lot. Now I tend to be a bit more proactive.

I agree with many of the other posters to this thread that the dealer should ask first before they put on the stickers. But as long as most people just accept them and drive away it will never happen. Let's face it, if they asked, 90% of the folks would tell them no. As it is, 90% leave them on and never say a thing.
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I don't really mind stickers, as those can be removed. But I don't like it when dealerships rivet the advertising on. It bothers me more because now I have two holes in my car somewhere that didn't have to be there. But stickers, eh, I don't care. I'll just take it off..
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Is there an easy way to get the chunky toyota letters off. Took me a long time to do it, but waxing sure is easy now. If you know a easy way to remove them please share.
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Is there an easy way to get the chunky toyota letters off. Took me a long time to do it, but waxing sure is easy now. If you know a easy way to remove them please share.
Dental floss on a hot day or use a heat gun to make the adhesive soft. Then the dental floss to get behind the emblems. same concept as a cheese slicer.
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