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Bolt on grill for 2nd gen?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dylan_ElDoradoCo, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Dec 20, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    Dylan_ElDoradoCo

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    Am looking for a direct bolt on grill for my 2012, no cutting no BS just remove the old grill, bolt on the new one...most grills I see for tacoma require cutting..i want my origional grill in tact
     
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  2. Dec 20, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    OEM TRD Pro is a good option
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2017 at 11:28 AM
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    I think this might be one of your only options unless you want to pay like $500 to have a bolt on grill made for you where they cut out the middle and bolt it in themselves. I just cut mine out and screwed in my insert. Took about an hour total between the dremel work and the fitment.
     
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  4. Dec 20, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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    Fatmonk8

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    Got this grill online, bolted right on, just took the old one off and popped this one on, same hardware.

    And mine was only $100

     
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  5. Dec 20, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    Dylan_ElDoradoCo

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    Where can I find this one at?
     
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  8. Dec 20, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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    Meh, if you like it...who cares!
    I personally think the OEM insert looks good with modified emblem.
     
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  9. Dec 20, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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    Fatmonk8

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    If you don't mine me asking. What do you mean by "bro out"?
     
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    Just remember that you are a 2012 so his 2005-2011 grill style won’t fit on yours. That said they got similar ones like that you just have to use a dremel and cut out the inner area.
     
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  11. Dec 20, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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    Nonsense!

    I have pro headlights and a pro grille on my sport bro!
     
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    ohh, dang I didn't catch that, my bad :frusty:
     
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  14. Jan 6, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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    Well I want a clean job, a 2011 would require some cutting that would have to be perfect, if it's not it looks ridiculous.
     
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  18. Jan 7, 2018 at 4:56 AM
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    2012 on is available from same vendor (on Feebay)
     
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  19. Jan 7, 2018 at 4:58 AM
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    Early 2nd gen....Same grill is available in late 2nd gen. Hunt it up on Feebay!

    Grill emblem is from 1978 Landcruiser.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    It's not a direct bolt up but you still use your OEM grill and cut out the middle and put there insert in. It's at customcargrills.com I used automotive goop and it was really an easy mod. I have about 1 hour in the whole project with tapping and cutting it out. The glue needs about 24 hours to set up but after that its good. Here is a shot of before and after. Rick

    tacoma 1.jpg
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    You can have the letters painted any color you choose and they have a few options on the style of mesh and the emblems. I went with a gloss black mesh and flat black letters.
     
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