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Duck Damage :(

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by airsoft_warrior, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Jun 6, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    airsoft_warrior

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    So on my way to work this morning a large Male Mallard duck flew from the brush next to the road directly in front of me while I was traveling 50mph. The duck hit and went flying over the truck and landed rolling in the road. I checked the grille when I got to work and it is cracked all up. I was just wondering which brand of billet grilles are the best for their money, (possibly cheapest) and best quality? Thanks in advance. Today wasnt too much fun.
     
  2. Jun 6, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    Sorry th hear about the truck and the duck. I have and like my Grillecraft mesh grille. They also make a billet grille, I think they run around $160.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    Thats not too bad. I was hoping to get a color match grille. since i have the black rugged edition i want to get the black matching grilled Im not a huge fan of chrome.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    rmb_crew

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  5. Jun 6, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    PM truckalter. Or check out his website: www.truckalterations.com. He just did a Grillcraft group buy, that is where I and a bunch of us got ours.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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  7. Jun 6, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    Duck damage:eek: Thats a first for me. I was in on the Grillcraft group buy and I'm happy with mine.
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    I think it would look good with a black grill instead of chrome on a black truck.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    That sucks, Got any pics? Do you need the whole grille? It kinda sounds that way and if so, then you'll need to buy a new or used one and then install the billet/satoshi/whatever inside of it.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    grille guard ftw, also didja keep the duck?
     
  10. Jun 6, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    be glad you still had something of a grill. Had it been a mesh style grill (satoshi type), you'd been buying a new radiator or condenser.:eek:

    I have a T-Rex billet grill in mine. Had to tweak it a little to make it fit like I wanted it to, but nothing major.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    I thought about it but two things, bruised meat tastes horrible and that duck was flopping on pavement for several seconds. And 2 I would have been late for opening the store. Not something I needed on my record.

    Thanks all for your help I am still doing research. The grille doesnt have to be replaced but I hate the way it looks now. Its hard to detect without looking for it but me knowing its there just pisses me off. I would like to try and install Off Road, or driving lights behind the grille if possible.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    While I am doing a bit of modding... Is there any way i can do the 5100's myself instead of going to a shop? If so is there anyone willing to do a writeup for me?
     
  14. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    I also want to know if i should do a bolt over grille or an insert. I was thinking of an insert.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    I will try to get a pic up tomorrow.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    and you dont have duck bars?
     
  17. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    you should of at least went back picked up the duck and ate it for ducking up your grill man. good luck on the fix
     
  18. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    Yeah but bruised meat doesnt taste great. and what am I going to do with a dead duck in the bed for 8 hours of baking in the sun. I would have had buzzards all over my truck that would be a cool pic, but a mess to clean up. :eek:
     
  19. Jun 7, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    I was hoping to put some lights behind it. Do you guys think i could with the mesh or should I just get a light bar?
     
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