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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by faststang90, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Oct 1, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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    faststang90

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    what do you think. I'm thinking of changing the front grill out to one like this but painted the same color as the truck. do you think the paint will stay on.s-l1600.jpg 554269_4103906410157_896250890_n.jpg
     
  2. Oct 1, 2016 at 10:20 AM
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  3. Oct 1, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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    Yeah I think it would look better with the one I posted painted the same color
     
  4. Oct 1, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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    The surround or the plastic chainlink stuffs?
     
  5. Oct 1, 2016 at 1:22 PM
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    did it work this time I did off my home computer

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  6. Oct 1, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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    Yes, im just curious if u want to do the surround..... make sure it isnt 1 piece or its gunna be hell.

    Oem is 2 piece and u pop off the surround to paint it.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2016 at 1:30 PM
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    I just like the look of the part I posted I think the truck would look good with it all the same color
     
  9. Oct 1, 2016 at 4:48 PM
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    Installed Overhead Compass and Temperature Display along with outside temperature sensor and wiring; LED lights reverse backup; LED license plate lights; Added GTA Bluetooth Audio kit to stock radio for iphone audio; Spare tire steel braided air hose extension connection to rear bumper; Installed new headlights along with new bulbs PIAA H4 XTreme and for fog lights PIAA H10 XTreme bulbs. Installed new hood with "hood-scoop". Installed Predator Side Steps. Replaced front chrome grill with customized color matched (Desert Sand Mica) grill with added TOYOTA lettering (also in matched color), installed and secured tailgate anti-theft devices. Also installed a new external TPMS monitor for all 4 tires.
    I replaced my OEM front grill with that/this same exact grill (purchased off of Ebay) sometime back.

    Of course it gives the truck a different look but also I took it a step further and painted all the outlined area the same color as the rest of the truck (desert sand mica) and left only the main front air vent and both small side vents original black.

    I was happy with it and that's all that really matters. I've seen a couple of post where two others have replaced their OEM grills with that grill as well (don't know exactly where they purchased it from...could've been Ebay as well?) but left their's completely unpainted (black) on different colored trucks and it look'd pretty cool in my opinion but as in all things in life....to each their own.

    Before with original front grill.....
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    After, with purchased custom grill (also switched out the original hood for one with a hood scoop as well)

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