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Billet or satoshi? for lights behind the grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma414, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    Tacoma414

    Tacoma414 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a chrome billet grille and ordered mesh, not sure if i should return the mesh and powdercoat the billet grille black and throw 2 lights behind it, or sell the billet and satoshi the grille with mesh and put 2 lights behind it. And if i did 4 lights, does that block to much airflow to the radiator? I live in so cal btw
     
  2. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    Tacoma414

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    yeah thats true, idk what to do though, spend the $80 and get the billet powdercoated, but idk if the lights will get through as good as the satoshi, if anyone has pics or links please post
     
  3. Feb 11, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    Loosely place the lights behind your billet grille and test the light output. Never seen it done on the billet, only satoshi. I say save the $80 and sand/paint it yourself, very easy.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    Tacoma414

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    its metal so the paint wouldnt stick, my buddy owns a powdercoat shop so it probably wouldnt be $80
     
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