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Grill Mesh from Customcargrills.com

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by chipnoreo, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Feb 19, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    Fox 2.5 COs W/ TC UCAs + Fox 2.0 RR rears W/ Dakars, Brute Force Fab Sliders, BHLM, auto start, Redline hood struts, AVS bug deflector, thin lip satoshi, behing the grill 20in lightbar, cobra 29 CB, interior awesomness
    After much debate regarding how to mount my LED lightbar, I finally decided to mount behind the grill. This is a great idea, minus the part that I have a stock grill.

    So, I decided to do my own thin-lip satoshi. This lead to the issue of where to get mesh from. I came across customcargrills.com and these guys were great to deal with. They have two preset options that come cut for the Tacoma grill. One of them didn't look like it would let much light though, and I was not too keen on the other one.

    I decided to e mail them on a sunday asking if they could cut a different mesh pattern for my truck. I got an e mail back within a few hours. I explained that I wanted the thin lip and they cut it a little bigger than normal. I paid on monday and by the end of the week, I had my mesh! Overall, it was $62 to get it cut (with extra mesh for the triangles), powdercoated, and shipped (to Alaska!). It was shipped in sturdy cardboard.

    Unfortunately, I have not had time to install yet. I will probably have to trim it some since neither me nor them were sure exactly how much more (if any) mesh the thin lip would require. Looks like it is maybe a quarter inch all the way around for the tin lip. The mesh seems to be sturdy and the powder coating seems to be good quality.

    If you are wanting to do your own satoshi, I had a great experience with this company and would recommend them!

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  2. Feb 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    montgomery_30824

    montgomery_30824 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet, keep us updated on how it goes and maybe do an install thread.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Matt is a super nice guy and very easy to deal with.
    I've used his mesh for several grills in the past and have had a positive experience with each transaction.
    He offers some mesh styles that I do not and although they do not come pre-bent or cut to fit it is top-notch material.
    Best of luck with your project! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Feb 20, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    Fox 2.5 COs W/ TC UCAs + Fox 2.0 RR rears W/ Dakars, Brute Force Fab Sliders, BHLM, auto start, Redline hood struts, AVS bug deflector, thin lip satoshi, behing the grill 20in lightbar, cobra 29 CB, interior awesomness

    thanks man!

    I have been reading your threads on the satoshi extensively. Your work looks great!

    I am all for the DIY and mess with it with all the successes and failures though. :)
     
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