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Cheap, yet reliable front grill upgrade

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by SpaceInvader1128, Mar 19, 2023.

  1. Mar 19, 2023 at 9:19 AM
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    SpaceInvader1128

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    Im looking for a cheap upgrade to my new 2023 Tacoma SR5 front grill. Dont want to spend a lot of money and not sure what im looking for in regards to the TSS cover etc. Can anyone direct me proper?

    And while we're at it, a good tonneau cover.


    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 19, 2023 at 9:22 AM
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  3. Mar 19, 2023 at 9:23 AM
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    Sorry I should have added that i am looking for a tri-fold.
     
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    You can find TRD takeoffs for cheap.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2023 at 9:28 AM
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    What do you mean?
     
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    I'm using the extang 2.0 tri fold cover, on and off in 5 minutes.
     
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    You're going to have to define what cheap means to you.

    Are we talking $15 worth of spray paint cheap, $150 for an ebay replica cheap, or $300 for a specialty aftermarket cheap?
     
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    TRD grilles that people have taken off to replace with something else.
     
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    Hawaii ==>>SF Bay Area
    I second this. Before I switched to a DB, I had the Extang and was really happy with it. Why I switched who knows? I get antsy and sometimes after drinking I like to hit the internets and order stuff.

    Got my Extang from Amazon warehouse for like $700 shipped too. Damnit.
     
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    <$300 is my realm
    and yes i looked at the Extang 2.0, my dad owns an older model Trifecta and its been great for him.
     
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    You should have no issues with that budget. I'd run an image search on "Tacoma grill." See what style tickles your fancy. There are plenty in the $200 range.

    Mine runs on the high end of grills and I paid around 300 with all options checked. 375 if you include the black bezel ring and vinyl overlays.

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    If you don’t know what take offs means, you should probably start by using the search button…
     
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    How much extra horsepower are you looking for?
     
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    Found the pretentious bitch in the forum.


    +15HP
     
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    TAKEOFF - usually refers to aircraft. No need to be condescending i didnt get what the person meant by takeoff. Swap wouldve been a FAR better word choice.
     
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    LOL, you have barely scratched the "pretentious bitch" itch here! Stick around and gird your loins brother! :)
     
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    TAKEOFF, according to Google, "Kirsnick Khari Ball (June 18, 1994 – November 1, 2022), known professionally as Takeoff, was an American rapper."
    Thank you, come again!
     
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    Always good times here on TW...lol!

    I have the EmpyreOffRoad which is now less expensive than when I bought mine.

    You can pick the letter colors and dare I say, Raptor Lights if you want.

    The garnish works fine for me. As a matter of fact, I had to hit the brakes today to avoid rear-ending someone and the sensor beeped at me.

    https://empyreoffroad.com/products/...le-grille?variant=20538425213016&currency=USD

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    On your first day too, what a surprise ;)
     

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