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billet grille pix

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by IRISHDEVIL, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Sep 1, 2007 at 11:44 AM
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    IRISHDEVIL

    IRISHDEVIL [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im looking to see if anyone has pix of there truck and or someone elses that has a paint match grill with a billet grille insert.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Sep 3, 2007 at 8:01 AM
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    TACOMA915

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    Here is my SWB with a billet grill.

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  3. Sep 3, 2007 at 8:35 AM
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    IRISHDEVIL

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    who makes your grille and wear did you get it from?
     
  4. Sep 3, 2007 at 5:07 PM
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    TACOMA915

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    Its a Carrige Works grill, I got it from performance products. I think I paid around $185 shipped. I got it when they were having some kind of special. It was pretty easy to install.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2007 at 8:51 PM
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    rhoppas

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    Hey, Tacoma915...nice grille. The website says cutting is required to install that grille. Exactly what has to be cut for installation?
     
  6. Sep 3, 2007 at 9:02 PM
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    tcBob

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  7. Sep 4, 2007 at 6:22 PM
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    I got the polished, because they didnt have any brushed. I just ran the very fine steel wool over it to make it like the brushed one. You have to cut the black bars out. Its not that hard, you just need a dremel and some patience. Oh yea after I cut and did the test fits, I masked off the shell and painted the pieces I cut black to hide the cut marks. Total working time was about 5 hrs including "watching the paint dry". I want to get the bumper grill, but Im gonna be getting a scooped hood soon. I work for a dealer that also owns a toyota dealer. Im getting the hood from certifit and I just got all of the parts for the scoop. All in all Ill probably end up spending close to $300 including paint. Its nice to have the body shop guys owe you favors!
     
  8. Sep 5, 2007 at 1:07 PM
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    socko3161

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    Hey Tacoma915, can you post a pic of your truck at night with the lights on... Im curious to see what the headlight mod looks like on the blue truck... I think it looks badass on a black truck but was not sure how it would look on the speedway blue, my thing is I have the chrome grill, didn't know if I wanted to do this mod or not... Thanks in advance
     
  9. Sep 5, 2007 at 6:32 PM
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    TACOMA915

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    Ill get some tonight, but I have the cheap blue light bulbs in there until I get some xenons. My truck is also dirty, so dont knock me to hard about it please.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2007 at 8:15 PM
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    TACOMA915

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    Heres a few quick shots.

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    Hope you like.
     
  11. Sep 6, 2007 at 3:43 AM
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    That still looks pretty cool... I may have to go ahead and do that mod, do you think it will look alright with the chrome grill though???
     
  12. Sep 6, 2007 at 7:01 AM
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    Looks good 915, i especially like the paper towel instal, did you install that yourself or take it to a shop ;)
     
  13. Sep 11, 2007 at 7:36 PM
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    I have the same color truck with the chrome grille. I have the same billet grille sitting in my garage. I can't wait to put it on, but I just don't know how it would look with the chrome. If anyone's got a pic of that, please share!!
     
  14. Sep 11, 2007 at 8:30 PM
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    It depands on what you like. I personally dont like alot of chrome.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2007 at 8:48 PM
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    did it come in 3 pieces or did it come in a piece. Because the kit i got is alittle diffrent and i cant seem to see how the 2 side pices are going to mount. can someone show me a close up
     
  16. Sep 12, 2007 at 8:54 PM
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    SR5TaComa24

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    i have a black 07 prerunner and im thinking about putting a billet grille on mine. i also have a chrome grille. i saw some pictures somehwere but i forget exactly where but if i find them ill send them to you.
     
  17. Sep 13, 2007 at 6:20 AM
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    socko3161

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    what im wondering about is how the blacked out headlights will look with the chrome grill and also the speedway blue color
     
  18. Sep 15, 2007 at 2:20 PM
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    scutch10

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    Just put mine on today, let me know what you think. I was suprised, I think it looks pretty good.

    Billet Grille1.JPG
     
  19. Sep 15, 2007 at 2:24 PM
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    rhoppas

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    That looks better than pretty good! That looks SWEEEET! Good job.
     
  20. Sep 15, 2007 at 8:11 PM
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    TACOMA915

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    Looks good. Did you cut? It wasnt to difficult, right?
     
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