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For those of you with customcargrills mesh

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 0BlackTaco6, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    0BlackTaco6

    0BlackTaco6 [OP] Ive got tiger blood

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    Color matched and satoshi grille, hella 500ff behind, bhlm, sockmonkey bedsides, 17" sports 265/70 grabber at2's.
    I apologize if my answer to my question is out there but I have failed to find it in my search.
    So my main question is which mesh works well for the satoshi style grille with lights behind the mesh? I have just cheap metal lath from lowes for mesh right now and while it lets my lights shine through perfectly even with everything painted black behind it, it is to revealing. From a distance it doesnt even look like i have mesh in there. I was looking and the small hexagon mesh or the small perforated mesh. I just wasnt sure which would be best for my use. I want my lights to still shine through but want a little more coverage of the guts behind. Any info would be great.
    My next quick question is, how are the pre cut pieces for our trucks mounted? On my current grille i have epoxied a few studs around the edge of the grille to hold the mesh. I then secure it with a small washer and nut. Will i need to change anything if i get the pre made piece or will that work just fine.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    0BlackTaco6

    0BlackTaco6 [OP] Ive got tiger blood

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    Anyone?????? Just looking for some first hand experience with the mesh from customcargrills.com.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    Davtopgun

    Davtopgun All go, No show

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    I would try later in the day when people get home from work, it's early. This place gets crazy in the evenings.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    Black08Taco

    Black08Taco Well-Known Member

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    I run that grill. Hides everything rather well. Not really sure how it works with the lights. Unless you have really small studs then you might have to change how you mount it I place. I used zipties and its held just fine for the last year or so. I'll see if I can get a pic up shortly.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    Snake~

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    I don't have lights behind mine, but I have the small perf mesh. I like it, it looks great IMO, but I might try the small diamond mesh too and see which one I like best.

    TacomaSatoshi03.jpg
     
  6. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    joneill03

    joneill03 Look away, I'm hideous!

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  7. Apr 6, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    0BlackTaco6

    0BlackTaco6 [OP] Ive got tiger blood

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    yea i really like that mesh but i would be worried that my lights wouldnt shine through. i guess all i can do is try one i like. i was just hoping i could find someone that got mesh through them that has lights behind aswell so i could see what works and what doesnt.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    Dirty5Thirty

    Dirty5Thirty TW's BAD MF'er Squad

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  9. Apr 6, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    the hex shows light better, the perf is thicker
     
  10. Apr 6, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    0BlackTaco6

    0BlackTaco6 [OP] Ive got tiger blood

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    Color matched and satoshi grille, hella 500ff behind, bhlm, sockmonkey bedsides, 17" sports 265/70 grabber at2's.
    cool cool. thats what i was thinking. I think im gonna try the pre cut small hex mesh and hope for the best. if anything it will be better than what I got.
     
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