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Covering TSS Emblem in 2018 Taco?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JimmySport, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:08 PM
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    JimmySport

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    I am wondering if anyone has covered the entire factory emblem in the stock grille? I am having my stock grille painted and I don't like the T emblem. I am painting the grille surround the color of the truck and the "mesh" part matte black. so I was going to cover the emblem in carbon fiber and then maybe add a white T on top of it. just wondering if this will interfere with the TSS Sensor? anybody done something similar?
     
  2. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Snow, ice and dirt disrupt the sensor... So putting anything else that covers it will 100% disrupt the sensor
     
  3. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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    Really. If your cruise radar does not work in the fog, snow and heavy rain I would think a big "T" in front of it would not be good.
    Dude, it's a safety feature. Why dick with it?
     
  4. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    I absolutely hate the TSS on these trucks. aftermarket grilles look like total shit because of the stupid thing. I don't want a Pro style grille. guess I will paint mine and just leave the emblem alone.
     
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  5. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:52 PM
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    But you bought the truck? :notsure:
     
  6. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:56 PM
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    Actually the TSS works fine on mine using the Lens Tint spray. Did a few coats, worked fine for a month so then I threw another coat to make it blacked out. Zero issue with TSS in any way. Now a piece of solid carbon overlay may be a stretch.
     
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  7. Dec 7, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    yes sir
     
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  8. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    got any pics?
     
  9. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    I'm planning to try some vinyl tint over mine. If I got some left over I might try and test tonight.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    TSS is kind of useless on this truck, but it might save us on insurance rates, my rates went down a little lower.

    The lane departure warning Im used to. But that auto braking, hang on! I experienced it once.. Emergency stop in the rain. I was on the pedal THEN it decided to lock up on its own. Interesting experience.
     
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  11. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    let me know how it goes. i have some carbon fiber vinyl at work, if i can get there monday i will throw some over it just to see what happens. then i guess we will know.
     
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    Not at home and most pics on tablet but this is the emblem before I used one of the gray toyota emblem overlays to give it contrast..
    Screenshot_20181208-163205_Gallery.jpg
     
  13. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    I officially suck at vinyl wrap. The only way I can make it cooperate for me is using soapy water. This job will probably bubble and peel, oh well...

    Test drive tonight, I'll report back.

    DSC_0177.jpg
     
  14. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:53 PM
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    Does the cover pop out?
     
  15. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    Mine is partially covered. I put a black sticker over the Toyota logo. Basically an overlay. All the sensors function properly. I use cruise control to and from work daily. No issues unless the weather is bad which is normal.

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    Also drove like this with no issues

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  16. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    Yes and no. There are clips. Then there are pegs with push on locking washers. The pegs broke when I tried to release the washers.
     
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  17. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    No problems cover the emblem, it's pretty thick plastic to begin with.

    2018-12-08_19.27.12.jpg
     
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  19. Dec 8, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    I’m testing a 3D printed replacement emblem now. Tried to Make it as thin as possible. Doing a few different designs like the “TOYOTA” heritage logo. I hate the large “T” stock.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    I would definitely like to see this and all the options once you get it all done.
     
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