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3D Printed Raptor Style Lights For 2020 Stock Grill

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by StapleNut, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Apr 28, 2020 at 6:49 PM
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    StapleNut

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    I actually like the new 2020 grill that came with my truck but kinda like the amber lights available for the pro grill. So I picked up some smoked out amber LED'd off Amazon and sat down to make some basic mounts. I found the grill is tapered in a way that if I made the mount flared to match it almost squeezes in place without any sort of clips molded into it. I first made it so it took up the whole cavity but then decided to add air bypass to each side. I ended up just chopping off the sides all together. I printed on white PLA just to get the basic fit and plan to print on dark grey ABS if it all works out. I plan on driving some miles on them to see how they stay in place before anything else. Think of it as a rough draft.

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  2. Apr 28, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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    mullett757

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    :spending:Subbed for sure this is what I’ve been waiting for lol!
     
  3. Apr 28, 2020 at 7:02 PM
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    Pretty cool man. I like the 2020 grille better than the Pro grille so, it's nice to see some fab for it.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2020 at 9:01 PM
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    mjanmohammad

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    any chance you'd be willing to share the design file for this? I have a 3D printer and would love to make some for my stock grill
     
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  5. Apr 28, 2020 at 9:05 PM
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    RobertusvT

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    Definitely interested to see how this goes. Would love to have raptor lights without having to shell out a few hundred for a new grille.
     
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  6. Apr 28, 2020 at 9:51 PM
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  7. Apr 29, 2020 at 5:31 AM
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    Great job OP! You should do a front camera mount as well!:thumbsup:
     
  8. Apr 29, 2020 at 5:36 AM
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    Sweet op! Post a pic of the lights on too
     
  9. Apr 29, 2020 at 5:41 AM
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    Same!! I always planned on replacing the grille and adding lights but ended up liking the 2020 grille a lot.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2020 at 6:17 AM
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    Cool I’ll take some in black. :)
     
  11. Apr 29, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    definitely interested! I have no need to change to Pro but i really love my '20 grill, it looks so much better.
     
  12. Apr 29, 2020 at 11:37 AM
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    Looks good, but IMO it should go corner to corner to fit the shape of the diamond like grill opening and mimic what an OEM grill light might look like?
     
  13. Apr 29, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    That actually look sick. Hope someone like you would make one for 19 OR oem grill
     
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  14. Apr 29, 2020 at 9:57 PM
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    Ditto on if you are up for providing the file if you're up for sharing. If not, totally understand! Nice design!
     
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    It's nice to see options available. Here's another:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/grille-light-kits.660952/#post-23123185
     
  16. Apr 30, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    Still Making changes and tweaking things but if guys want to give it a go I have uploaded the working files to Dropbox. Let me know if you are unable to download them. I have never used Dropbox so not sure if I set it up correct to share the file. (I didn't realize you could upload .Zip files so I uploaded it below).I used Solidworks to make the model but I saved it in .STEP and .STL in case people are using other software(Autodesk Fusion). Looks like Amazon is out of the exact lights I designed it for. Smoked lens with amber LED's. They do have other versions of the light in stock. Clear or amber lens with either a white LED or amber LED.

    FILES

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/bbu9y4lm37mapek/2020_Tacoma_Raptor_V2.zip?dl=0




    MATERIALS


    Amazon search for lights
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=partsam+oval+2.5+inch+led&i=automotive&ref=nb_sb_noss

    Fuse Taps
    https://www.amazon.com/Nilight-5003...&sr=1-17-dd5817a1-1ba7-46c2-8996-f96e7b0f409c

    T-Connectors
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/15pcs-2-Pin-2-Way-T-Shape-Wire-Connector-Lock-Flap-Style-for-Flexible-Line/264410295657?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2648

    1/4in Wire Loom
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074GM1PK1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    From your local hardware store
    Qty.8 10-24 5/8" long stainless socket cap screws
    Qty.8 10-24 stainless aircraft or nylock nuts


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  17. Apr 30, 2020 at 4:28 PM
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    You sir, are a legend. Sending you a PM to get your paypal info so I can buy you a beer.


     
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    StapleNut

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    Just so its clear im still making changes all the time so I will try to make sure to upload the latest version.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    they look awesome. Would love to see a shot of them lit up.
     
  20. Apr 30, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    Great job, OP. I love the grill on my 2020 OR but was thinking of swapping to a Pro grill just for some raptor lights. Hopefully soon I can have the best of both worlds.
     
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