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For Those Of You With An XR Lower Valance Cover (Black)...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IrishPilot, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    IrishPilot

    IrishPilot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How the hell did you install it properly? Obviously I can tell which side is up, etc., but there are tabs on the bottom that just push against the lower bumper. Did you guys remove these, or am I missing something?
     
  2. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    Haha, I just did this yesterday. You have to cut the tabs at the bottom for it to fit flush on a regular Tacoma. Simply just slide it in and make sure those hooked tabs grab onto the back of your lower grill.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    So you trimmed off those bottom tabs? Thats what I figured...but I didnt want to go doing it if it wasnt necessary. Yeah the top clicks right into place though.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    I trimmed them with a dremel. I'd also suggest getting some 3M double-sided tape and tape strips on the back side so that it doesn't have too much play.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    Lets see a pic of the end result...
     
  6. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    Yeah... pics
     
  7. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    I'll take some in a little bit.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    No, you'll take some now...
     
  9. Oct 9, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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  10. Oct 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    ^^^ Ditto

    ive been interested to see what this looks like on a Taco thats not a foot from the ground :D
     
  11. Oct 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    From another thread...

     
  12. Oct 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    ohhh..you mean just that black piece in the middle? i thought you meant the piece that goes under the front bumper...
     
  13. Oct 9, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    If all else fails....hit up sockmonkey and vinyl the lower bumper
     
  14. Oct 9, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    not for the weak hearted though
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  15. Oct 9, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    Here's what i started out with:
    [​IMG]

    I cut off the bottom piece (the one that has red marks)
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    Had to trim a little bit because of my light bar getting in the way...
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    Mounted and ready to go: :D
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    it "hooks" on to the oem lower bumper grille.. I used 3M Automotive molding/Trim tape for the bottom... I used two long pieces. The tape is about 1" wide....This things not going anywhere:cool:


    ^^ Here's how i attached mine :D
     
  16. Oct 9, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    IrishPilot

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    Heres my finished product. Damn happy with the results. In conjunction with my colormatched grille...I love the direction the truck is going. Still more minor appointments to go though! I really need to take the truck out and get some decent pictures lol.

    Before:

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    After:

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  17. Oct 9, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    Here's mine on my Impulse Red Pearl 5 lugger:

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    [​IMG]
     
  18. Dec 8, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    nice looking truck ya got there ^_^

    BTW where did u guys buy ur x-runner lower valance covers????
     
  19. Dec 8, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    I got mine from 2 friends. First one I had, it was held on by the original metal clips. I trimmed the bottom so that it would sit flush. I lost it once going through a water crossing. Got another one, lost that one the same way. Few weeks later, found it in a bush. I just don't like how it didn't fill up that part of the bumper. Painted looks so much better.
     
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