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opinions wanted

I am preparing to get the bottom of my truck body line-x'ed from the door body line down and I was just wondering what most think will look better:
Color matched or
Black

I am also getting 2006+ FX4 flares and was wondering what ppl think about them as well

and getting rock sliders

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what no option of "F no"?
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need 2 my paint is all screwed up from rocks that pic is just after the lift went on
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I need to do this too. How much do you think it'll cost you?
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i was quoted 350 for black and 450 for color matched with uv protectant not 2 terribly bad if u ask me
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I would def go black.
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i thought color matched was pretty cool just me tho anyone seen what this looks like?
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Black and black out your corners also.
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color matched. black will make it look like a beater POS. color match will atleast be less noticeable
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corners are already black as i said above
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I would go with black and get the flares and the front valence coated to match. If you didn't want to do everything def. color match it. Black and Grey together wouldn't look so good.
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the question lies at how closely they can color match it and i doubt ima get the valance and all done
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i've seen them try to color match red, and it turns out like light pink redish. black imo
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if they can actually color match it, i say that, just because with the black flares and rock sliders, a little red may be nicer. but if they cant get the color bang on (as mentioned above me), black it is
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I'd go color-match.

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I voted color match, that is what I had my flares on my Jeep done....but after looking at teh truck, black would look pretty good.

There's pics of my Jeep and my color match experience on here somewhere, but the color match comes VERY close. No problems so far also, it has held up great in snow and salt this year.
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after seeing that 150. color match all the way, the 06+ flares and sliders will give it just enough black
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I say do the entire truck black
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Black would be cool. So would color matched really. I guess it all depends on what kind of look you're going for. Do you want the line-x to really stand out? Or do you just want protection that's unseen?
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Black, and I say boo to the '06 flares.

BTW OP your truck isn't a Level II if it's an '02.
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I plan on doing color match this spring but I was quoted @ $750 an for me to get it done its 100+ away from my house. I'd go color match. Tell us how it turns out.
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Black, and I say boo to the '06 flares.

BTW OP your truck isn't a Level II if it's an '02.
Why isn't it?
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level II didnt come out until 03 An 02 FX4 is the same as an 03 lvl II...get ur facts right before u try 2 correct me please and yes my truck has all of the skid plates with the bilstein shocks and limited slip....i should know its the 2nd one i have put in it

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I say color matched. I think it will look good
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BLACK BLACK BLACK!!!
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