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Black Grille On 2012+ ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by littleblue81, May 3, 2013.

  1. May 3, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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    littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone do a black or plastidip front grille instead of body match on their 2012+ ? Don't think I've seen any photo's and am curious to see what it looks like.
     
  2. May 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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    Jimmyh

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    Look up a base 2012 Tacoma online, they have a black grill.
     
  3. May 3, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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    TahoeChris

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    2012 base
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  4. Jul 7, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    Vmmvmmm

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    I'd also be curious to see a pic of a non base 2012-13 with an all black grille. It's hard to get a feel for it when the bumper and flares are also black.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    TR90125

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    Bone stock for now....
    I'm assuming a 2012+ black TRD sport doesn't work for your purposes?
     
  6. Jul 7, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    mclovin

    mclovin chicka chicka, yeah!

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    im pretty sure that im going to do this this week coming up... i've been wondering what it would look like for quite some time... will post pics when its done.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    Raz4back

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    Here's mine plasti dipped before I color matched it. It's not the best pic, but its the only one I can find.

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  8. Jul 7, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    DIP IT :D
     
  9. Jul 7, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    Xer0 SiN

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    this and that...
    held up pretty good so far. did it about a week after i ought it home from the dealer (about 7 months so far).

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  10. Jul 7, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    teamhypoxia

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    Here's mine.
    Lasted almost a year, then it got little chip in it from a rock or something and the pressure washer created a bubble behind it. I just peeled it all off at that point and haven't redone it yet.
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  11. Jul 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    Ended up buying a base model 2012 grille that should match the lower grille. I'd prefer to paint the front logo, but maybe it won't look too out of place. I'm not trying to do a full blackout, I just thought the chrome looked out of place with the black mirrors and door handles.

    This is my starting point, I've had her for about two weeks now.

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