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Difference Between 2007 and 2008 Grilles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Drunknsloth, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Jan 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth [OP] Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    So here's my story, When I first bought my truck used I did a Satoshi Grille on it. There were some broken parts on it so I bought a grille on if I remember correctly it was Parts Geek, and I Satoshi'd that and painted it to color match. I just broke that grille off-roading and I wanted to buy a painted one from CamelBack Toyota on here. I looked on the website and the price for the 2008 said $178.81. I contacted Jorge@CBTParts and after I gave him my VIN number he informed me that it would be $224.27.

    When I asked him why there was a price difference he informed me that
    I asked him if the cheaper one would fit and he told me:
    Can someone verify if the grilles are interchangeable?
     
  2. Jan 4, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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    sounds like a question for HomerTaco!
     
  3. Jan 4, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Good call :D
     
  4. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    All grills from 05-11 are 100% interchangeable.

    Anyone that tells you otherwise is full of shit.

    There are minor differences in cosmetic changes from 05-10 that only are of concern if you are trying to match an OEM finish.

    The 2011 grill has a completely different inner surround design however that has zero affect on fitment between different years.

    In other words - if you have a 05 taco and want a 11 grill on it, it will fit with no problem.

    Hope that helps. ;)
     
  5. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    You are the man! Thanks!
    I'm not trying to bash Jorge, he seemed pretty strait forward with his answers.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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    The difference between the two grilles you are talking about is that the inner grille on the pre 2008's are flat black, and the inner grille on the post 2008's are a dark, glossy grey.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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    I would guess that is the difference between the part numbers Jorge was seeing.

    Homer is 100% correct though (as if there was ever any doubt), I slapped a 2011 grille on my 2007 no problem. :)
     
  8. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    Hmmm... then I'll probably just paint it. I rather not spend the extra $50 just for the black. Thanks guys!
     
  9. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    That pricing is for a color matched grille, right? I see your pictures and your truck had a chrome grille. I wouldn't pay that much for a new chrome grille, I got mine as an OEM color matched grille through a dealership for $185 shipped and it's a 2011 style.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    Yep, It's the color matched one. Hmm... I'm not sure how much the shipping will be.
     
  11. Jan 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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    Glad to help!
    Most parts guys are just going by what a computer screen tells them. I'm sure he was just trying to ensure you got the correct part.;)
     
  12. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    He is a good guy, but keep in mind that all he has to work with is your VIN unless you want something specific.
    He can only guarantee a fit on something that matches your VIN... he doesn't have a shop full of parts he can test fit.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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    I didn't even notice that when I made my Satoshi. Ordered a replacement grille for $180 in Super White and it had the glossy gray inside.
    Didn't even pay attention to my stocker, but yes, it's glossy grey surround, and a satin black on the crossbar.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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    I agree, Thanks man!
     
  15. Jan 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    I installed a 2011 OEM grill ( SWB) on my 07...... direct bolt-on.
    Sport (painted grill) to Sport (painted) grill.

    I just ordered it and never gave them my VIN number. I told them (can't remember what dealer it was online) what color I wanted and what year....
     
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