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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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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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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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