Tons of new trucks come from the factory with letters stamped into the tailgate with body color paint. While some are a fan of this look, many (including myself) are not. That’s where BD Trims comes in.
To remedy the bland tailgate look many turn to letter inserts to make their ride stand out. From the eBay vinyl specials to OEM letter inserts, we’ve tried them all in order to tell you which you should spend your hard earned buckaroos on.
eBay Vinyl Inserts
eBay is great for a lot of things, particularly getting a good deal on knock off products. If you’re looking for the cheapest tailgate letter inserts on the market, then eBay is going to be your best friend.
But with cheap price comes cheap quality. The biggest issue with eBay tailgate letter inserts is the quality. Sure there are some sellers that will use high quality vinyl, but there are even more that won’t. Unfortunately your average car enthusiast won’t even be able to tell the difference!
Most of the time vinyl won’t really begin to show its quality until after it has been through the ringer of weathering and aging.
Installation of vinyl letter inserts is a lot more time consuming too, and requires a lot more patience. If you don’t like the 3D look of OEM or BD Trims tailgate letter inserts though, vinyl will be your best bet.
OEM Tailgate Inserts
Okay so you’ve decided you want the 3D look of plastic letter inserts, and want the easiest installation possible. So why not pull from the OEM parts bin you ask.
OEM tailgate letter inserts are fine and dandy, but you’re not getting the best bang for your buck in most cases. For example most OEM Tacoma tailgate letter inserts run right about the $60 mark (and that’s before shipping).
In addition to the price, OEM parts usually are very limited in color and finish options (like camo or unique colors).
Look, the price isn’t horrible if you’re wanting the peace of mind having all OEM accessories but for the price there are simply better options for the price.
BD Trims Letter Inserts
If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck (like most of us are), then BD Trims are going to be your best friend. These are high quality and come in at a very competitive price.
They offer tons of different color and finish options so you’re guaranteed to find something that will suit your vehicle. Installation is a breeze, and it’s a nice little customization that anyone can do with some spare time.
Overall if you’re looking for letter inserts for your vehicle, I would say BD Trims is the way to go. OEM and eBay inserts definitely have their place as well, but pound for pound, BD Trims just hits way above their weight class.
BD Trims Letter Inserts
These are the perfect middle-ground between price and quality. With BD Trims letter insert kits not only do you get a more than fair price (starting around the $20 mark), you also get a high quality product backed with their 5 year warranty!
- Simple Installation
- 5 Year Warranty
- Scratch Resistant
- Tons of Options
- Limited Applications
- Lacking OEM Support
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