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1st ever built Taco from Texas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by adio, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:15 AM
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    adio

    adio [OP] Do. Or do not. There is no try. -Master Yoda

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    the first Tacoma that rolled out of the texas plant. am i blind here or the grill is totally different from the original 05-09 year Tacoma's? not feeling it with that just one bar grill thing.. what'd you guys think about it? just a refresh etc.. and it seems a honey comb grill is in place beween that one bar.

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  2. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:17 AM
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    Canadianboy

    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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    Thats a fancy looking factory there. Nice white Tacoma coming off the line.
    But yeah, I'm not too crazy about the refresh on the grill either.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:27 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    a little late to the party, but yes the 2011 grille is different than 05-10. the grille slightly changed in 09 too by going away from the black plastic to painted
     
  4. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    adio

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    i get that part but you don't notice the difference?
     
  5. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:34 AM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    yes...that's why i said it changed in 2011. i cant see the pic here at work, but i'm guessing you are talking about the honeycombing?
     
  6. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:49 AM
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    adio

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    not just the honeycombing but that one bar grill they got going.. as far as i know it the production started last month but they had the ceremoney on august 6 on rolling out the first Tacoma out of that plant. completely new news to me
     
  7. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:52 AM
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    wat?
    yeah. some people have thrown pics on here before...it's either love or hate....

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  8. Aug 28, 2010 at 2:41 AM
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  9. Aug 28, 2010 at 3:55 AM
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    You know the first time I saw a pic of the 2011 grill I hated it. I kept looking at it and decided it wasn't so bad, and now I really like it. Has it "grown" on anyone else on here or is it just me? :confused:
     
  10. Aug 28, 2010 at 4:29 AM
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    Here is my 2011 Grill

    Grill.jpg
     
  11. Aug 28, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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    I like the grill now and I prefer the non union made in TX Tacomas...

    w00t!!!
     
  12. Aug 28, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    That honeycomb grill would look awesome without the horizontal bar...like a factory Satoshi...
     
  13. Aug 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    I'm not liking the new grill.
    For some reason it looks a little cheap to me...
     
  14. Aug 28, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    The grill on the 2k11 xrunners is color matched. I'm going to swap out my 08 grill for that, and because I like the look of the new grill. Just me though...
     
  15. Aug 28, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    x2 I like the 2011 grill. Steig posted a pic of a chrome with what looked to be black center. I realy like that combo. Thats just what i like.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    the honeycombing is way too big for my taste
     
  17. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    I want to know how the build quality will be compared to the CA plant.

    Maybe one of the reasons Tacomas had complaints as of late is because the CA plant workers knew they were going to lose their jobs and started to be lazy.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    And if you look carefully you can see the big brother being born on the left :D
     
  19. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:22 AM
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  20. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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