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Brand Billet Grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by greddy09sc, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Jul 14, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    greddy09sc

    greddy09sc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the market for a black billet grill. After some researching here, some say to buy chrome and paint it black. What do you think i should do? Just buy it black or buy chrome and paint it?

    Also, what brand is the most popular?

    There was a fellow here that was selling a black powdercoated billet grill from trex for $90 and I missed out on it. Wish I can find something like that again.

    I've noticed yall mentioned Grillgraft, Carriage works, t-rex. What's the difference? Is it the thickness of the billet?

    Any suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    jonny

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    wow...
    another black billet grill thread for today.... :D:D:D:D
     
  3. Jul 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    T-rev

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    Seriously... This is getting wayyyy beat into the ground lol. But just do some more searching, everything you are looking for has already been discussed.. many times:rolleyes:
     
  4. Jul 14, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    IDk what brand braah, ppl say some are good others say bad. I bought a billet grille. A T-rex one. Looked good and the quality was good, but it was such a fukin hassle installing it. I Had to grind excess welds on the top in order to get the top flush with the rest of the grille. Also i had to grind down the sides TO get it to FIT. Thern the sides were so sharp i had to file each billet till it was flat and smooth. I say dont get a T-rex one. IT should have a perfect fit, you no just drop it in maybe a few bends here and there on the tabs. I"ll show you some pics of final product.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    HSG100

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    Here is the finished product after 4 hours of work not 1 like they say. I havent put it on my truck yet i'm waiting for my 22's ;)

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  6. Jul 14, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    1BlkT

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    I bought one off ebay and the fit was ok, not the greatest, but ok for me at the time. I gave it to my younger brother and we took a dremel to it so it fit better. We cut a little off the ends to get a nice flush fit and then we took some 3m rubberirzed coating to it so it was black.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 at 12:53 AM
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    Kenny650

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    I doubt it was a T-Rex. It was probably one that looked like a T-Rex. Mine was a T-Rex and it fit perfect without any modifications.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    I got the Carriage works upper and lower. No problems on the install. Im gonna paint it black when I get home from Iraq.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:29 AM
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