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2012 Grillcraft mesh grills -- Coming Soon!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by munkeeboi, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    munkeeboi

    munkeeboi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just got done test fitting for Grillcraft for their new mesh grill for the 2012. These will be going into production and should be on sale in the near future (mid april). The msrp on the upper $212.00. Msrp on the lower $131.00. The upper and lower are separate (no picture of that installed).

    This was a test grill and I'll post more pictures after it get's installed with my White grill surround.

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  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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  3. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    Sweet! Can you ask Grillcraft to make a recessed version with the smooth surround already included so they can capture some of the 12 Satoshi market too? LOL
     
  4. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    tried that already...there is too much plastic to fill in on the 2012.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    Doh!
     
  6. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    f#ck YES! That looks great...and can i get on a list or something? I want in firsties
     
  7. Mar 19, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    looks awesome!
     
  8. Mar 19, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    Looks great! I cant wait, maybe us 2012 guys could try and work with grillcraft on a group buy for these.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    $212??? Lol no thanks, ill cut my own.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    it is MSRP....price will always be lower once released. I can try to arrange for a Group buy if there is enough interest.

    There a bunch of compound curves that didn't exist with the old grill which makes it more difficult to DIY. I'm sure it can be done, but I'm just saying that it is not as easy as the 2005-2011 grills.

    keep the comments coming

    I don't work for or have any affiliation with Grillcraft. I just responded to an open call for test fitters in So cal (posted by truckalter) and liked what I saw.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Looks good, BUT I'd like to see a Satoshi or Homeroshi first...

    Is this a replacement or do you have to chop your stock grill to fit the Grillcraft?
     
  12. Mar 19, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    the original grill needs to be chopped up. As it right now, the 2012 grill almost protrudes out the front of the grill opening
     
  13. Mar 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Sweet!!! That looks awesome
     
  14. Mar 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    saw this at Anaheim Toyota

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    believe that is made by TREX and were the first ones to come out with a mesh grill for the 2012. It has a solid border where the grillcraft does not.
     
  16. Mar 20, 2012 at 5:00 AM
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    ill look up trex, as I want a different grill asap, but if its too much or unavailable, Id be in for the GB if we do one.
     
  17. Mar 20, 2012 at 5:44 AM
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    Wow $212 and we have to chop our grill... sorry but not interested.
     
  18. Mar 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Does just sit over the OEM grille?
     
  19. Mar 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    Munkee.. I'd likely be in on a GB, I'm definitely a fan of this look.

    Like the others, I'm curious about how it gets installed. Sounds like we'd just be buying the mesh insert and that it'd more or less be a DIY to chop our existing surrounds and install them. Correct?

    The last I heard, Homer was working on other projects before the 2012 grill (although his 2nd Gen work needs no introduction on TW) and the DIY's I've seen so far don't look as clean as what you've got there, so I'd be willing to pay a certain price to avoid figuring it all out myself. Just want to be clear about what I have to do to get it on.
     
  20. Mar 20, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    for the main grill, 90% of the grill will need to be cut out. there will be no bondo or epoxy needed as the mesh covers the entire opening.

    Aside from the mesh. there is a welded hoop along the backside edge to add back rigidity to the grill since the grill cavity is pretty large

    It's not for everyone, but for those that do like it, I just looked up the Trex grills and they cost around $350 (upper) and $190 for the lower, so the grillcraft is a cheaper option for those that can wait

    If you can fabricate your own mesh grill for cheaper than $200, more power to you.
     
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