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2012 Grillcraft

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rab89, May 18, 2012.

  1. May 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    rab89

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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    Well, I suggest you go for it, here's upper and lower :)

    I'll upload more pics, with a write up and install tips soon!

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    this shows how much room I left in the corner for install, I'd leave a tiny bit more of the black on the corner if I did this again...
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    stock grille cut up, very easy with the 2012
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    when you are taking the stock grille off, there are tabs in all these little slots you see on the top of the bumper, you just have to wiggle them out..
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    other than that, paint everything behind the grille black while you have it off, including the rad and rad supports..
     
  2. May 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    757 Taco

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    looks sweet man. my old username was tacoman355 and my other truck was real similar to your 1st gen now we have identical 2nd gens, lol. Good taste :thumbsup:
     
  3. May 18, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    haha nice! I just finished my bhlm today, the grillcraft and black headlights work great together!
     
  4. May 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    i want to soo bad but im scared as hell to crack these bitches open. i bet it looks sick though :jellydance:
     
  5. May 18, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    yea I was nervous too, people are right it's easier than you think. I'm going to post some info on the 2012 bhlm in viet's thread, it's a little different than the older models.
     
  6. May 18, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    alright sweet man.
     
  7. May 18, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    awesome ill be waiting on this =)
     
  8. May 21, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    when were you planning on posting this? ive been waiting to get in my order if it seems easy enough to me. Ill throw some plus rep your way for this thread btw
     
  9. May 21, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    nice truck rab the grill crafts look sweet on there!
     
  11. May 22, 2012 at 5:29 AM
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    rab, it looks great. cant wait to get mine.
     
  12. May 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    Thats a lot of money (>$350) for a grill that you have to install and cut open your old grill yourself. But it definately looks great!

    On that website, anyone know where they got those 2012 projector headlights? I really like those!!
     
  13. May 23, 2012 at 2:28 AM
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    151 in the group buy here on TW is the cheapest...ever
     
  15. May 23, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    yea thats a good price with the group buy!

    Original post is getting an update with more pics :)
     
  16. Oct 3, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    Just finished up my GCraft mesh. Sort of reviving a few month old thread but whatever.

    Thought y'all would like to see what I did with mine.

    Cheers,

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  17. Oct 3, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    looks great man, you installed it yet? just ordered mine a few days ago for $160 shipped from truckalterations.com with the tw discount :woot:
     
  18. Oct 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    Looks awesome OP! I like the Gcrafts better on the '12s than the previous years. They are extremely durable too.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Looks great, Ross. owned an '11 full grillcraft prior to my satoshi, and also on a previous dodge dakota. both were outstanding. Even Homertaco has attested to the finish on grillcrafts grills, which surpass a simple powdercoating and/or rattlecan finish as it has an almost "rubber"-like finish which is extremely durable. also, Jerry of grillcraft was terrific to deal with when i inquired about a scoop piece for the '11 model which they did not manufacture at the time, sending me small sheets of the same mesh, untouched of course, to assist in creating a scoop version of my own :)

    grillcraftinstalled.jpg
     
  20. Oct 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    @ 757 Taco, I'm going to install tonight. I'll have a post install pic tonight or tomorrow. So far very impressed with the fit and finish of the grillcraft! Cutting out the center of the grill can be a PITA if you don't have optimal tools... All i had was a sawsall and a dremel with a high speed cutting wheel, got it cut out in a half hour but not as precise as I would like... Everything lined up and bolted in perfectly. Should be a simple swap with the old grill tonight, after I paint the rad and interior grill area black...

    Cheers,
    ~M
     
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