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Is the factory color cardinal red the same as radiant red, but with a new name? Is cardianl red from 95-00 tacos, and radiant red for 01+?
 

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My guess is that they are different, check your information plate in the drivers door jamb, the paint code will be on it. The code is after the C/TR, it will be probably a 3 digit code like 8K8 or 3M5.
 

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The paint code for radiant red is 3L5, I'm not sure about cardinal but Red Mica is 3N5. I will check the computer for Cardinal tormorrow.
 

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I was told by the dealership that my Taco's color is cardinal red. Was cardinal red a color option for all 95-00 Tacoma's?
 

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As mentioned above check your paint code. The code for Cardinal Red is 3H7, its a little darker than Radiant Red and has no metallic in it, at least the formula in the computer says so anyway. I hope this helps ;-)
 

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If its a 2000 it probably is Horizon Blue, 1998 and 99 also had a lighter color similar to it called Bluesteel Mica.
 

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CASlim,

What color is your 2000 tacoma?? Mine is the same year and the same color..you know, that dark red-ish maroon? but i'm going to need to know the color so i can start getting quotes. My truck is at home in San Diego...
 

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Oh how nice!! Thank you so much kind sir! Much obliged!
 

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No problem bud, if anyone has any body/paint questions I am happy to try to help, if I don't know offhand I can likely find out.
 
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