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Grill Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by deadbolt, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Jul 19, 2008 at 8:48 PM
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    I was just wondering how hard it is to put a grill on. Is there any grills out there that I can just put over the existing one? I want a black mesh looking one.. Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 19, 2008 at 10:25 PM
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    getting there....
    there are quite a few different grills out there. check ebay.......they have a little of every kind of grill for the tacoma.....the kind you gotta cut on the factory one, and the bolt overs......and i have seen the black mesh ones on there as well.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    What i would do is buy a toyota grill on ebay try it out on that one incase you dont like it but i get it what your trying to do is just keep the existing one.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2008 at 11:24 PM
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    sounds like a good idea.. if you got a sec, take a look at this http://grillcraft.com/media/installs/step_840_med.jpg. it shows it being placed over the original. just not sure if they still drill holes for the install.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2008 at 12:24 AM
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    You can't go wrong with a Grillcraft MX Grill in Black.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2008 at 12:40 AM
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    Yeah looks good it would look better black
     
  8. Jul 20, 2008 at 7:27 AM
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    that's the next thing i want. but here's a possibly stupid question:
    with that grill, how can you get a finger in and release the latch after you pop the hood?
    do you have to slide something across under the hood to get that latch, from then on?
     
  9. Jul 20, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    you can pull up on the hood slightly to get your fingers just under it to pull on the latch. not too bad, but going thru the grill is definitely easier.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2008 at 10:46 AM
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    yah definitely. didnt i meet you on toyotanation?
     
  11. Jul 20, 2008 at 10:54 AM
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    I've never even thought about going through the grill. :eek:
     
  12. Jul 20, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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    theres a cheaper grill insert out there. i wanted the grillcraft but i went on ebay and bought a Lund grille screen. its a black mesh actually a 3 piece deal. but its cheaper and it looks great. u can check out some of my pics 2 see it.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2008 at 2:40 PM
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    That one looks good. How did you install it?
     
  14. Jul 20, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    i worked on a tacoma sport that had a grille that said trd in the corner. it was a complete replacement not a slip on or bolt over. i asked my parts guy to look it up but it doesnt seem to be offerd any input? it was a blacl straight across design
     
  15. Jul 20, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    its just bolts over the existing grille. it has several bolts that go through the grille and little hooks that hook into the back of ur grille and u just tighten them up til everything looks good. it being 3 pieces theres a little bit of time getting them all lined up but total install takes 15 mins. no drilling or anything.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2008 at 5:48 PM
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    sounds good. yah im not too sure if i want to any drilling or putting holes quite yet since i just bought it.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2008 at 9:01 PM
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    yah i know the feeling. ive had mine for a lil over a year now and the only cutting drilling ive did was i trimmed the mud flaps. ive did a pretty good bit of mods so far and got out pretty lucky without drilling or cutting. the grille turns out great too. i think i paid 50 or 60 bucks for it too. and i just painted my chrome toyota emblem black a month or so ago. im not a fan of chrome. lol
     
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    I wouldnt doubt it im here and TN.
     
  19. Jul 20, 2008 at 10:08 PM
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    Yeah i talked to you about living around temecula
     
  20. Jul 20, 2008 at 10:09 PM
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    anyone have pictures of the grillcraft put on their tacoma without replacing the old grill?
     
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