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Change a Tacoma front from 2011 to 2012

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by siilvitol, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    siilvitol

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    I have a Tacoma TRD Sport 2011 and i wanted to know if its possible to change the front face completely (bumper, grill, headlights). Have somebody already done that, and how? Thanks for helping me with this project.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Looks like hood also. Good luck. If you do post up pics
     
  3. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    RV7Garage

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    Same frame, so it should be possible... and expensive!
     
  4. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    My suggestion is trade your truck in for a 2012
     
  5. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Fenders too.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Toy Yoda

    Toy Yoda gotta make sure Youtube comes down to tape this

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    fenders are the same, grille, headlights, bumper, hood, and those little pieces under the headlights, should be everything
     
  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Looks to me like they are just a tad different.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    Theres some 2012 owners that say the new fenders are the exact same
    Plus glassworks fenders fit 2012's so they should be the same
     
  9. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    So you think it will be possible? I can find everything i need, i just dont want to make any major modifications to the truck, just swap parts. Sorry for my writing, i dont speak english.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    Yea from pictures the headlights and grill all bolt on, on the same spots I just don't know if the bumper is completly bolt on...
    Where you from?
     
  11. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    Thanks i think im going to go for it, i love the new look. Will post some pictures before and after i finish.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    Im going to look for a 2012 truck to find out about the bumper. Im from Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    It would be so expensive to do this that it would be cheaper in the long run to trade for a 2012, IMO.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    Your right about that, ill probably save time and money. Ill post some pictures of my truck after i finish and you'll se why swapping is not an option. ;)
     
  15. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    Damn, that's a good lucking truck!
     
  16. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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    Do as you wish but that seems like a lot of work and expense that could be done cheaper and better just by trading in to a new one. Working on vehicles is fun and all but with the insane trade in on these trucks it just doesn't make sense to me.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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    wat?
    like others said on parts...hood, grille, bumper, headlights, headlight trim. the radiator core support should be the same. swap should be easy. kicker would be the cost of the OEM parts and the painting. did a similar swap on my 00 s-10 for a sonoma front end. had actually thought about this myself as i wouldnt need the bumper:spy: want to see how it comes out.
     
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