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Shave/De-Badge TRD pro?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ironmonk9, May 2, 2021.

  1. May 2, 2021 at 9:28 AM
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    ironmonk9

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    Any good ways to de-badge these pros? I realize I can just take the ones off the sides but the front bumper and rear Deck are going to be tough. I have the blackout option if that matters. Any aftermarket companies sell Replacements without badging? Anyone done this and know what it takes or what's involved? Thanks for helping advance.

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  2. May 2, 2021 at 9:38 AM
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    Just curious why you would want to. Are you ashamed of a Toyota coming over from a Ford? Or do you just think it would be a cleaner look
     
  3. May 2, 2021 at 9:44 AM
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    Ya I wouldn’t de-badge a pro. I like the way it looks with them.
     
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  4. May 2, 2021 at 9:50 AM
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    Moon Landing

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    De-badging is a big thing on the West coast(don't know about other areas) some say certain European cars can be ordered, de-badged. :notsure:
     
  5. May 2, 2021 at 9:51 AM
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    ironmonk9

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    Yeah I like the smooth clean look. I don't care about the pro name, I honestly never even knew it was a big deal until I started researching these to buy one. I kind of assumed it was a similar to some type of sport model. I bought the pro almost entirely because I wanted this LR paint job and the fox shocks because I love the Fox reservoir shocks that were on my Raptor. The name itself doesn't really matter to me at all. But I do like the look of no badging. I know I can strip the side badges with line, but that front grille wording looks impacted into the plastic, and the Toyota on the rear deck is a whole other story. Was hoping maybe there was some wordless aftermarket options just to replace the entire front bar and rear decklid badge
     
  6. May 2, 2021 at 9:54 AM
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    Moon Landing

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    Any bodyshop worth their salt can erase them if you're willing to fork out the coin.
     
  7. May 2, 2021 at 10:09 AM
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    Not a fan of de-badging. Atleast I would never do a thing like that.
     
  8. May 2, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    Gamma Ray

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    For the front, you'd probably have to buy an aftermarket blank heritage grill overlay and remove the entire overlay on yours. It's the big black thing that the Toyota letters are on. If you try removing the Toyota letters, you'll probably get little indentations left over. A blank aftermarket heritage grill overlay will be completely smooth.

    Good luck with the big Toyota emblem and the 4Runner badging on the rear below the window. I don't know if there are any good options here.
     
  9. May 2, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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    Shallowminded

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    Yeah I agree, it came from the hot roders in the 50’s and 60’s, they would do it so you really didn’t know what you were up against..
     
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    LethCarBoot

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    Got dealer to remove the ones on my c-pillars when I took delivery. I like the clean look. I left all the other badging. If someone can’t tell it’s a pro or an OR by the hood or paint do you really care what they think of your rig anyway? ;)
     
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  11. May 2, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    ruiz4251

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  12. May 2, 2021 at 12:02 PM
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    Yeah, it actually looks like all the lettering including the Toyota symbol on the rear deck is stuck on with 3m two-sided tape, so it'll all come off pretty easy but the problem is that Toyota symbol will leave a big empty circular space. That's why I was hoping there might be some type of aftermarket applique out there.
     
  13. May 2, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    Floss, heat gun and some cleaner to remove some leftover residue
     
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  14. May 2, 2021 at 3:42 PM
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    I did mine it was super easy

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  15. May 2, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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    Re-badge it with SR5 tags all over it. Be a trend setter.
     
  16. May 2, 2021 at 5:49 PM
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    Looks clean. Needs a 2” lift haha
     
  17. May 2, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    Fishing line and blow dryer works well. Finish it off with goof-off. I like the clean looks as well.

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  18. May 2, 2021 at 5:57 PM
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    I don't know about anyone else but, if I had the doe to buy a pro, I would make shure every one would know it was a pro. Just my 2 cents. Definitely would not de badge.
     
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    I'll trade my SR5 badges for your Pro badges. Of course I would be roasted by everyone.

    :rolleyes:
     
  21. May 2, 2021 at 6:24 PM
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    I don't really care if people know it's a pro or not and love the clean look without the badges and roof rack
     
  22. May 2, 2021 at 7:23 PM
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    I concur with that beacon of a roof rack! I would promptly remove it as well!
     
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    Better yet, I'll take the Pro badges and add them to my SR5 badges.

    Imagine, I'd be the only one with a "SR5 Pro".

    Now that would be a conversation piece.
     
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    I’ve always debadged as much as possible. No logos always looks better than logos.
     
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    Well I removed the annoying things off my Pro like the roof rack and exhaust. There is no other way for them to know its a Pro. I paid big money for those badges and I bet they are worth a ton in resale.
     
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    lol whoever buys the truck off you one day is going to kick tires all day over the missing badges.
     
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    Floss and Goo gone. Also, what size Coopers, and what fairing is that on the rack? Looks good!
     
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    How do you like the Nitto Ridge grabblers? And are they 265?
     
  29. May 3, 2021 at 1:15 PM
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    I took the "TRD" offa my ORP, cut out the stupid logo from the mounting plate on my sliders before painting them, but I forgot to drill out the rivets on my a-arm skids.
    I want no logos whatsoever. Eventually I will have a smooth blank grille, a smooth blank liftgate, and have nothing but "Off Road" on the c-pillars... until I decide to yank those as well, maybe.
     
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