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BAMF 3rd Gen Recessed Raptor Style Grille

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by pngo121, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Jun 21, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    Widdleypud

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    I am because I really don't like the way JLee is handling it. He's making it seem like it was "obvious" that it would happen. However- he never said anything about it when he first started selling the grilles. Yes it's a bad ass grille- no question. But it certainly isn't worth the cost of the grille plus another $400+ for a new surround to simply have a bad ass grille for only 2 years. As you mentioned- JLee has done nothing to help. Hasn't offered any fraction of a reimbursement towards a replacement surround or even posted a video- as he said he would- to help people "fix" the crack. If it's truly only 1% of grilles that have had this problem you'd think the guy could fork out a little money towards a replacement surround since it was "obvious" that metal doesn't shrink and expand like plastic in extreme weather. If it wasn't a manufacturing issue then why has he made minor changes to the production of the grille since then. Im sorry- but he's not taking responsibility.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    Dakota3645

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    Picked this grill up local today for $150, @JLee is BAMF's the only like this on the market? Either way it was a killer deal!
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  3. Jun 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    Blacked Out Emblems Wet Okole Seat Covers Installed Tinted Front Windows Weathertech Digital Floor Liners for the Front Plasti Dipped OF Grill - Removed BAMF Grill - MGM Installed Icon Stage 2 Kit. TRD Pro Wheels - 17's Ko2s installed (275 70 17) TRD PRO Rigid Led Fogs N Fab 3" Step Bars TRD Pro Auto Shift Knob TRD Pro Tail Lights
    What bumper is that ?
     
  4. Jun 24, 2020 at 8:03 PM
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    Oh yeah!! bad ass! who made that one? Id love one at that price! Where did you get that one?
     
  5. Jun 24, 2020 at 8:22 PM
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    BAMF's 3rd gen hybrid of course! Best in the biz and cheaper than most too! :bowdown:
     
  6. Jun 24, 2020 at 8:24 PM
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    No idea who makes it but I think it's a BAMF one. Picked it up used! Couldn't pass it up!
     
  7. Jun 24, 2020 at 8:34 PM
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    It’s a BAMF one.
     
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  8. Jun 24, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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    Id have paid $300! Looks great!
     
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  9. Jun 24, 2020 at 9:34 PM
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    Killer deal!




    Wow.. how far it’s came since jerry released this grill. Been tweaked a little but still rock solid!

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  10. Jun 24, 2020 at 9:53 PM
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    and no crack!
     
  11. Jun 24, 2020 at 9:55 PM
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    Believe it or not, nope. Never cracked the bezel surround.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2020 at 10:39 PM
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    Good lawd man truck looks so good!
    Any tips to prevent bezel crack? I left the bolts snug so they can still turn easily but no movement in the grill insert itself!
     
  13. Jun 25, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    I love my BAMF grille!! Great deal !!!
     
  14. Jun 25, 2020 at 1:13 PM
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    kinda interesting seeing these cracked surrounds. when i installed mine back in sept-2016 just before our normal nuts winter (we usually get into -20F temps at least once a winter and i had the grille installed for a 1 and 1/2 winters up there, the cold never seemed to affect it or cracked in the time i had the tacoma).

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...or-style-grille.406245/page-118#post-13284636

    see this post about my concern about the surround back then

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...or-style-grille.406245/page-156#post-15169883
     
  15. Jun 25, 2020 at 8:57 PM
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    I've had mine for 4 years in Missouri weather and mine hasn't cracked....I think people torqued them too much.
     
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  16. Jun 30, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    Same! Washington State Weather.
    I was one of the first 50 to buy back when Jerry showed us the first prototype. No cracks! Only concern I've had is with the powder coat flaking off back plate and slight rust around screws (due to early buy before rubber grommets), but when I finally get a bumper, I plan to have it re-powdered anyway! @JLee and the crew at B.A.M.F. produce and sell quality products! 4yr + satisfied customer.
     

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